Guide to the Records of the Koniner Young Men's Benevolent Association
RG 1722

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Koniner Young Men's Benevolent Association
Collection Title: Records of the Koniner Young Men's Benevolent Association
Abstract: These are the records of the Koniner Young Men's Benevolent Association, 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: 2.29 linear feet
Identification: RG 1722
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Founded in New York by immigrants from Konin, Poland (NW of Lodz).  The association provided charitable benefits and support to members, and subsidized burial at the Beth David and Mount Zion cemeteries.

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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:  General correspondence with the membership, including meeting announcements and meeting minutes, 1974-1980.  Correspondence about dissolution, 1972-1977.  Grave records, 1945-1980.  Correspondence about monuments and cemetery care (includes photos) 1945-1980.  Box 2:  Deeds to graves (2 folders).  Cemetery maps.  Box 3:  Deeds to graves (2 folders).  Box 4:  Dissolution ballots, 1977.  Correspondence with individuals and organizaions, including membership lists, 1945-1980.  Certificate of citizenship, 1903.  Bylaws, 1946.  Address books.  Grave reservation ledger.  Dues records.  Check stub ledgers (7).  Box 5:  Dues ledger, 1952-1964.  Dues ledger, 1964-1980.  Minute book, 1928-1935.  Minute book, 1935-1960.  Minutes were kept in Yiddish written in Latin characters.  Membership ledger.  Loose financial records, 1975-1980.  Audit reports, 1945-1977.

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Access Points

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

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