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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 88 Collections and/or Records:

Washington Monthly Meeting Records

 Collection — Othertype HV/B/W375
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

 Collection — Othertype SW/B/W376
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

 Collection — Othertype SW/B/W471
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

West Branch Monthly Meeting (Clearfield County, Pa.) Records

 Collection — Othertype SW/B/W473
Identifier: QM-B-W473
Scope and Contents

Records of West Branch Monthly Meeting, 1833-1991. Includes Men's and Joint minutes 1833-1991, women's minutes 1833-84, marriages 1834-83, First-day school minutes 1863-1991, and First day school attendance books 1959-91.

Dates: 1833-1991

Western Quarterly Meeting (1797-1817) Records

 Collection — Othertype HV/B/W479
Identifier: QM-B-W479
Scope and Contents

Records of Western Quarterly Meeting, 1797-1817. Includes men's minutes 1797-1817, and women's minutes 1797-1817.

Dates: 1797-1817

Woodlawn Preparative Meeting Records

 Collection — Othertype SW/B/W661
Identifier: QM-B-W661
Scope and Contents

Records of Woodlawn Preparative Meeting, 1860-81. Includes minutes, 1860-1881.

Dates: 1860-1881.

York Monthly Meeting (1786-1858) Records

 Collection — Othertype SW/B/Y671
Identifier: QM-B-Y671
Scope and Contents

Records of the first York Monthly Meeting, 1765-1857, 1907. Includes minutes 1786-1857, vital records 1786-1854, and miscellaneous records 1765-1907.

Dates: 1765-1857, 1907.

York Monthly Meeting (1952- ) Records

 Collection — Othertype SW/B/Y672
Identifier: QM-B-Y672
Scope and Contents

Records of the second York Monthly Meeting of Friends and its independent predecessor, 1914-2022. Includes minutes 1932-2022, membership, 1914, and miscellaneous, 1923-1992.

Dates: 1914 - 2022