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QM/NY/MM. Constituent Monthly, Preparative, and Quarterly meetings

 Record Group Term
Identifier: QM/NY/MM
_____ MONTHLY MEETING _____ The basic unit of Quaker administration, which holds regular monthly business meetings. Only members can participate. It has responsibility for care of members, authorizes removals and marriages, maintains discipline, considers the queries, manages meeting property, fosters social concerns, and reports regularly to the quarterly meeting. _____ PREPARATIVE MEETING _____ A regularly-organized business meeting of a single congregation which prepared business to be presented to the monthly meeting. The scope of business as recorded in its minutes was normally limited to responses to queries and matters of property and school oversight. _____ QUARTERLY MEETING _____ Meetings for business held four times per year, attended by representatives of all monthly meetings in a region. It is an intermediary between the monthly and yearly meeting, serves as an appellate body for disciplinary matters, and considers problems too large for a local meeting to solve. A quarterly meeting holds the authority to establish or discontinue a monthly, preparative, or particular meeting for worship. It collects financial assessments from each monthly meeting in accordance with the quota established by the yearly meeting.

Found in 341 Collections and/or Records:

Brookfield Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-B773
Overview Includes: Minutes, 1902-1950; Christian Endeavor Society Minutes, 1903-1936; Register-births and deaths, 1815-1938.

Brookfield Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-B775
Overview Includes: Men's minutes, 1809-1832 and 1832-1846; women's minutes, 1809-1832 and 1832-1854.; and historical notes (no date)

Brooklyn Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-B791
Overview Includes: Minutes 1975-2001/2003-2005/2006-2010/2012 4mo-2013, Brooklyn Friends Meeting Newsletter, 1989-95, and Miscellaneous.

Brooklyn Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-B797
Overview Minutes of Brooklyn Preparative Meeting and its Hicksite predecessor, 1837-1974. Includes: Men's minutes, 1837-1974; women's minutes, 1837-1901; minutes, Brooklyn First Day School Association and its Board, 1868-1886, Friendly Hand, 1889-1987, Brooklyn Fellowship Group, 1927-56.

Buffalo Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-B835
Overview Records of Buffalo Meeting of the Society of Friends, 1914-1931. Includes: Minutes 1923-1931; Treasurer's Book, 1914-1931.

Buffalo Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-B837
Overview Records of Buffalo Monthly Meeting and of the Buffalo Niagara Friends Group, 1939-ongoing. Includes: Minutes 1939-1970, Ministry & Counsel Clerk's files, 1960-69, Newsletter, 1946-73, 1982-87 and 1990-95, and miscellaneous records.

Buffalo Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-B839

Bulls Head-Oswego Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-B855
Overview Records of Bulls Head-Oswego Monthly Meeting and its predecessors, Oswego Monthly Meeting and Oswego Monthly Meeting (Hicksite). Includes: minutes, men's and joint, 1826-2013; women's minutes, 1799-1887; vital records including marriages, 1799-1900, marriages & removals, 1809-1875, births & deaths, 1810-1933, marriages & removals, 1875-1917, births & deaths, 1927-1980, removals, 1979-1995; minutes of the meeting of Ministers and Elders 1883-1859 & 1890-1910; account books of...

Butternuts Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) Records

Identifier: QM-NY-B875
Overview Records of Butternuts Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) and its pre-Separation predecessor, 1810-1881. Includes: Minutes, Mens 1810-1881; Minutes, Womens 1810-1819; Births and Deaths 1788-1899/1809-1869; and Ministers and Elders minutes 1838-1875.

Butternuts Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-NY-B871
Overview Records of Butternuts Monthly Meeting (1988- ), 1986-ongoing. Includes: minutes of Butternuts Monthly Meeting, 1988-1996, as well as minutes of Oneonta Combined Friends Meeting, its direct predecessor, 1986-1988.