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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:

Little Britain Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-B-L582
Scope and Contents Records of Little Britain Preparative Meeting, 1841-1964. Includes men's and joint minutes 1909-64, women's minutes 1841-73, and financial and property records 1910-34.
Dates: 1841-1964.

Little Elk Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-B-L583
Scope and Contents Records of Little Elk Meeting, 1826-27. Includes financial and property records 1826-27.
Dates: 1826-1827.

Little Falls Monthly Meeting Records,

Identifier: QM-B-L584
Scope and Contents Includes men's and joint minutes 1815-2014, women's minutes 1815-99, vital records 1738-1881, and Ministers and Elders minutes 1815-1964.
Dates: 1738-2014

Little Falls Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-B-L585
Scope and Contents Records of Little Falls Preparative Meeting, 1825-1937. Includes men's and joint minutes 1846-1927, women's minutes 1825-93.
Dates: 1825-1937

Maury River Friends Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-B-M420
Scope and Contents Records of Maury River Friends Meeting, 1965-2018. Includes minutes, 1990-2002, 2008-2011, 2012-2018, newsletters, 1992-2001, and miscellaneous records, 1965-2004. Also includes the minutes of Lexington Preparative Meeting, 1986-1990.

Minutes from 2012-2018 available as electronic files, accessible in the Library only.
Dates: 1965-2018

Menallen Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-B-M461

Monongalia Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-B-M700
Scope and Contents Records of Monongalia Monthly Meeting in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Dates: 1978-2018

Newberry Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-B-N494
Scope and Contents Records of Newberry Preparative Meeting, 1811, 1935, and n.d. Includes financial and property records 1811, and miscellaneous 1935 and n.d.
Dates: 1811-1935

Nottingham Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-B-N681
Scope and Contents Records of Nottingham Monthly Meeting, 1680-2008. Includes men's and joint minutes 1730-2008, women's minutes 1730-1892, vital records 1680-1970, Ministers and Elders minutes 1895-1926, financial and property records 1763-1925, and miscellaneous 1765-1983.
Dates: 1680-2008

Nottingham Quarterly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-B-N685
Scope and Contents Records of Nottingham Quarterly Meeting, 1819-1990. Includes men's and joint minutes 1819-1990, women's minutes 1819-93, Ministers and Elders minutes 1819-1973, financial and property records 1886-1918, and reports to Yearly Meeting 1835-82.
Dates: 1819-1990