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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:

South Fork Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-B-S681
Scope and Contents Records of South Fork Preparative Meeting, 1807-26. Includes minutes, 1807-26.
Dates: 1807-1826

South River Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-B-S689
Scope and Contents Records of South River Monthly Meeting, 1757-1848. Includes men's minutes 1757-1839, women's minutes 1763-1842, and vital records 1757-1848.
Dates: 1757-1848

Upper Quarterly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-B-U674
Scope and Contents Records of Upper Quarterly Meeting, 1786-1816, 1837-1843. Includes women's minutes 1786-1816, 1837-1843.
Dates: 1745-1844

Virginia Half-Years Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-B-V574
Scope and Contents Records of Virginia Half-Years and Quarterly Meetings, 1673-1996. Includes men's and joint minutes, 1876-1996; women's minutes, 1844-1902; Worship & Ministry and its predecessors, 1809-1810, 1812, 1854-1860, 1864-1916, 1938-1962; vital records, 1928-1970; financial records, 1950-1996; committee records, 1854-1856, 1950-1961, 1982-1996; and miscellaneous, 1785, 1814, 1945, 1956-1965.
Dates: 1809-1996

Warrington Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-B-W372
Scope and Contents Records of Warrington Monthly Meeting, 1945-78. Includes minutes 1947-77, membership 1947-78, miscellaneous 1947-77.
Dates: 1945-2016

Warrington Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-B-W371
Scope and Contents Records of Warrington Monthly Meeting, 1739-1876. Includes men's minutes 1747-1840, women's minutes 1753-1857, and vital records 1739-1876.
Dates: 1739-1876

Warrington Quarterly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-B-W374
Scope and Contents Records of Warrington Quarterly Meeting and its predecessor, Warrington and Fairfax Quarterly Meeting, 1776-2016. Records include Men's and Joint minutes 1776-2016, women's minutes 1776-1897, Ministers and Elders minutes 1806-1925, and Miscellaneous 1988-2004.
Dates: 1776-2019

Washington Monthly Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-B-W375
Scope and Contents Records of Washington Monthly Meeting (Orthodox), 1807-1956. Includes minutes 1899-1956, Ministry and Counsel, 1899-1941, financial records 1892-1947, property records 1807-1948, and committee records 1893-1941.
Dates: 1807-1956

Washington Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-B-W376
Scope and Contents Records of Washington Preparative Meeting, 1822-48. Includes women's minutes 1822-48.
Dates: 1822-1848

West Baltimore United Preparative Meeting Records

Identifier: QM-B-W471
Scope and Contents Records of West Baltimore United Preparative Meeting of Friends, 1944-62. Includes minutes 1944-63.
Dates: 1944-1963