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

 Record Group Term
Identifier: QM/B/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 85 Collections and/or Records:

Alexandria Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-A441
Scope and Contents Records of Alexandria Monthly Meeting, 1802-2018. Includes men's and joint minutes 1802-1933, 1946-59, 1964-2011 (with a few gaps), women's minutes 1853-77, vital records 1823-1940, Ministers and Elders minutes 1829-1944, financial and property records 1802-1906 and 1933-34, committee records 1927-31, and miscellaneous 1960-2019.

Alexandria Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-A442
Scope and Contents Records of Alexandria Preparative Meeting, 1800-62. Includes men's and joint minutes 1833-62 and financial and property records 1800-49.

Annapolis Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-A561
Scope and Contents Records of Annapolis Monthly Meeting, 1964-2011. Includes minutes, 1964-2011, vital records, 1968-2012, and newsletters, 1992/1996-1999.

Ashton Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-A848
Scope and Contents Records of Ashton Monthly Meeting, 1887-1950, including Minutes of Men's Meeting and Joint, 1887-1827, 1937-1950; Minutes of Committee on Ministry and Oversight, 1887-1903; Minutes of Organization for Christian Work, 1896-1906; Minutes of Pastoral Committee, 1887-1895.

Baltimore Monthly Meeting for the Eastern District Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-B351
Scope and Contents Records of Baltimore Monthly Meeting of Friends for the Eastern District, and its predecessor Baltimore Monthly Meeting (1792-1807), 1729-1819. Includes men's and joint minutes 1792-1819, women's minutes 1792-1819, vital records 1729-1819, financial and property records 1806-1819, and miscellaneous 1783-1819.

Baltimore Monthly Meeting (Homewood) Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-B349
Scope and Contents Records of Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Homewood, 1673-1991. Includes vital records 1674-1968, Men's minutes 1673-1975, Women's minutes 1819-1961, Worship & Ministry and its predecessors 1793-1969, financial records 1842-1979, property records 1713-1968, committee records 1831-1991, and miscellaneous 1698-1991.

Baltimore Monthly Meeting of Friends Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-B353
Scope and Contents Records of Baltimore Monthly Meeting, Stony Run, and its immediate predecessor, Baltimore Monthly Meeting for the Western District, c.1658-1998. Includes men's and joint minutes 1807-1994, women's minutes 1807-1897, vital records c1658-1994, Ministers and Elders minutes 1834-1992, financial records 1829-1992, Misc 1808-1995, library Comm 1820-1992, newsletters 1920-1998, trustees 1830-1995, benevolent society 1840-1980, first day school 1860-1917, Taylor home 1931-1976.

Baltimore Preparative Meeting for the Western District Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-B356
Scope and Contents Records of Baltimore Preparative Meeting for the Western District, 1813-1915. Includes men's and joint minutes 1813-1915, women's minutes 1846-84, financial and property records 1877-1909.

Baltimore Preparative Meeting of Friends for the Eastern and Western Districts Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-B354
Scope and Contents Records of Baltimore Preparative Meeting of Friends for the Eastern and Western Districts, 1828-1930. Includes men's and joint minutes 1856-1873, women's minutes 1828-1873, minutes of Meeting of Ministers and Elders 1829-1846, minutes of Meeting of Ministry and Oversight 1877-1905, minutes of Meeting of Ministry and Oversight and Committe on Pastoral Care, 1906-1930.

Baltimore Preparative Meeting of Friends for the Eastern District Records

 Collection
Identifier: QM-B-B355
Scope and Contents Records of Baltimore Preparative Meeting of Friends for the Eastern District and its predecessors, Baltimore Preparative Meeting (1781-1807) and Patapsco Preparative Meeting, 1776-1916. Includes men's and joint minutes 1776-1916, women's minutes 1843-66, vital records 1819, financial and property records 1800-88, and miscellaneous 1807, 1893-1910.