Guide to Records of the Chevra Sheares Israel Buhushe Stefanisher Klaus (N.Y.)

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Chevra Sheares Israel Buhushe Stefanisher Klaus
Collection Title: Records of the Chevra Sheares Israel Buhushe Stefanisher Klaus (N.Y.)
Abstract: These are the records of the Chevra Sheares Israel Buhushe Stefanisher Klaus (N.Y.), a landmanshaft or benevolent association. Upon the dissolution of the society, the records were collected by the New York State Department of Insurance. Although many of these societies were founded around the turn of the twentieth century, the records collected in this way primarily date from the second half of the century (1950-2000). The landsmanshaftn collections generally include constitutions, by-laws, minutes, correspondence with members, financial ledgers, deeds to graves, cemetery maps, and membership lists. For details on this particular collection, see the scope and content note.
Language of Materials: English, Yiddish
Physical Description: 0.83 Linear Feet
Identification: RG 1659
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Founded in 1902 in New York by immigrants from Buhus and Stefanister, two towns near the Nipur river in Roumanian Moldavia.  The society held social activities and provided benefits, including burial benefits, using the cemeteries Beth David adn Mt. Zion.

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Scope and Contents

This finding aid is a collection-level record. Box and folder list, if any, are found here in the scope and content note.

Box 1: Dues Ledger, 1951-1979, Receipt Book 1968-1975, Receipt Book 1975-1979; Box 2: Constitution and Legal Papers, 1940-1976, Minute Book 1964-1979, Membership Lists 1965-1980, Cemetery Correspondence and Receipts 1969-1978, Cemetery Plot Deeds 1960-1979, Dissolution Papers 1979; Box 3: Minute Book 1946-1964 (Yiddish and English), Cemetery Maps.

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Access Points

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

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