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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:

Westchester Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-W473
Overview Records of Westchester Preparative Meeting, 1797-1860. Includes minutes, 1797-1860, and financial Records 1815-37.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1797-1925

Western Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-W483
Overview Records of Western Monthly Meeting, 1843-71. Includes minutes, 1843-71; vital records, 1843-71; and financial records, 1843-71.
Dates: 1843-1871

Western Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-W487
Overview Records of Western Preparative Meeting, 1813-67. Includes minutes, 1813-67.
Dates: 1813-1867

Westmoreland Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-W525
Overview Records of Westmoreland Monthly Meeting and its predecessors, 1867-1924. Includes minutes, 1817-1920; vital records, 1818-85; and miscellaneous items, 1827-1914.
Dates: 1817-1920

Westmoreland Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-W529
Overview Minutes of Bridgewater Preparative Meeting, 1828-38; minutes of New Hartford Preparative Meeting 1828-65; and minutes of Westmoreland Preparative Meeting 1860-92;
Dates: 1828-1870

Wheatland Preparative Meeting (Hicksite) Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-W533
Overview Records of Wheatland Preparative Meeting, 1828-68. Includes men's & women's minutes, 1828-68.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1828-1884

Wheatland Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-W537
Overview Records of Wheatland Preparative Meeting, 1824-67. Includes minutes, 1824-67.
Dates: 1824-1867

White Creek Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-W557
Overview Records of White Creek Preparative Meeting, 1818-1853. Includes Women's minutes, 1818-1853.
Dates: 1818-1853

Williamson Preparative Meeting (Orthodox) Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-W575
Overview Records of Williamson Preparative Meeting 1826-37. Includes minutes 1826-37.
Dates: 1826-1837

Wilton Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-NY-W593
Overview Records of Wilton Monthly Meeting, 1942-. Includes minutes 1942-2014, vital records 1956-72/2013, and newsletters 1969-2014.
Dates: 1942-2014