Guide to the Records of the Knightly Friends Association
RG 1750

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Knightly Friends Association (N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the Knightly Friends Association
Abstract: These are the records of the Knightly Friends 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
Physical Description: 1.33 linear feer
Identification: RG 1750
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Mutual aid society founded in New York in 1905.  Provided sick and burial benefits to members, using the Cedar Grove, Mt. Hebron, 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:  Check receipt ledger.  Check stubs.  Cancelled checks.  Stamps.  Bank books.  Box 2:  Membership Ledger A-I.  Membership Ledger J-O.  Membership Ledger P-Z.  Dissolution Papers, 1990.  General Correspondence, 1989-1991.  Financial Notes, 1983-1990.  Deeds to Graves.  Box 3:  Financial Ledger, 1963-1990.  Box 4:  Financial Ledger, 1969-1990.

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Access Points

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

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