Guide to the Records of the Independent Webster Ladies Benevolent Society

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Independent Webster Ladies Benevolent Society (N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the Independent Webster Ladies Benevolent Society
Dates:1934-1984
Abstract: These are the records of the Independent Ladies Benevolent Society, 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 1660
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Founded in New York in 1909, the society provided charitable and burial benefits.  The society used the Montefiore cemetery.

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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: Constitutions, 1934, 1984. Membership lists. Minute Books for Misrachi Pnina Chapter, 1955-1957, 1957-1959. Minute Book, 1950-1955. Song Book with Minutes for 1952-1953. Deeds to Graves for members. Deeds to Graves for non-members. Cemetery maps. Dissolution votes.  Box 2: Minute Book, 1944-1950. Minute Book, 1955-1961. Minute Book, 1961-1975. Minutes of first and last meetings, 1909, 1984. Restaurant receipts and banquet menus.  These minute books contain detailed records of the meetings of the society, which supported women during times of sickness or death.  Box 3: Dues Ledger, 1945-1970. Dues Ledger, 1970-1989. Dues Ledger, 1980-1991. Cancelled checks, 1968-1980. Bank statements. Bank book and stamps.

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Access Points

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