Guide to the Records of the United Lutzker Men and Womens' Benevolent Society
1948-1978
RG 1744

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: United Lutzker Men and Womens' Benevolent Society (N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the United Lutzker Men and Womens' Benevolent Society
Dates:1948-1978
Abstract: These are the records of the United Lutzker Men and Womens' 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 1744
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Founded in New York by immigrants, from Lutsk (Luck, Lutzk, Luytsk, Luytsk Vilka, Luzk), in the Ukraine, WNW of Rivne. Society conducted social and charitable activities, provided sick benefits and subsidzed burial at the Montefiore and Wellwood 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:  Financial Ledger, 1948-1955.  General Correspondence, 1943-1976.  Cancelled checks.  Correspondence about dues, 1953-1976.  Correspondence about financial matters, 1969-1992.  Invitations, gifts, philanthropy.  1953-1965.  Correspondence about funeral benefits, 1956-1987.  Correspondence with funeral homes, 1955-1985.  Box 2:  Burial receipts (2 folders).  Minute Book, 1965-1972.  Cash Book, 1956-1978.  Check receipts.  Deeds to graves, 1929-1948.  Correspondence about monuments, 1924-1985.  Bills, 1952-1965.  Cemetery maps.

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Related Materials

RG 904, Independent Lutzker Aid Society.

Information about related materials is available at http://onlineguide.dbmx.com/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=33262&q=lutzker

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Access Points

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