Guide to the Records of the Pioneer Progressive Society
RG 1738

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Pioneer Progressive Society (N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the Pioneer Progressive Society
Abstract: These are the records of the Pioneer Progressive 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
Physical Description: 1.46 linear feet
Identification: RG 1738
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Mutual aid society founded in New York in 1937.  The society provided subsidized burial at the Montefiore, Acacia, and Beth David cemeteries.  It dissolved in 1984.

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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: Membership Ledger.  Cancelled checks.  Check receipts.  Box 2:  Meeting minutes, 1956-1981.  Correspondence about burial, 1975-1990.  Liquidation documents (includes copy of certificate of incorporation), 1984-1991.  Grave sales, 1980-1986.  Grave reservations, 1965-1988.  Burial reports, 1983-1991.  Box 3:  Dues Ledger, 1951-1968.  Cemetery maps.  Bank books.  Cancelled checks.  Box 4:  Membership Ledger, 1969-1976.  Dues records, 1975-1981.  Financial records, 1981.  Records of surplus graves at Beth David cemetery.  General correspondence, 1972-1981.  Correspondence about burial, 1976-1981.  Correspondence with funeral directors, 1978-1986.  Correspondence about grave ownership, 1972-1984.

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Access Points

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

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