Guide to the Records of the Zwanitzer Podolier Sick and Benevolent Society
1947-1982
RG 1728

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Zwanitzer Podolier Sick and Benevolent Society (N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the Zwanitzer Podolier Sick and Benevolent Society
Dates:1947-1982
Abstract: These are the records of the Zwanitzer Podolier Sick and Benevolent Society (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
Identification: RG 1728
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Founded in New York by immigrants from Zhvanets, Ukraine (Zvanitz, Zvantz, Zwaniec, Zwanitse).  The society conducted charitable activities and provided subsidized burial at the Mt. Zion, Wellwood, and Mt. Hebron 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: Grave reservation ledger. General correspondence, 1952-1976.  Cancelled checks.  Cemetery maps.  Box 2:  Receipt Book, 1956-1972.  Cash Book, 1950-1958.  Box 3:  Cash Receipt ledger, 1966-1982.  Deeds to graves.  Four (4) receipt ledgers.  Box 4:  Cancelled checks.  Box 5:  Cancelled checks.

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Access Points

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

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