Guide to the Records of the First Bolechower Sick Benevolent Association
RG 1751

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: First Bolechower Sick Benevolent Association (N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the First Bolechower Sick Benevolent Association
Abstract: These are the records of the First Bolechower Sick 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
Quantity:1.66 linear feet
Identification: RG 1751
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Founded in New York in 1898 by immigrants from Bolekhov (Bolechow, Bolechow Ruski) Ukraine.  The association provided sick and death benefits, held social events, and subsidized burial at the Mt. Judah, Cedar Park, and Beth David 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:  Membership cards with dues records, A-K, 1944-1985.  Membership cards with dues records, L-Z, 1944-1985.  General correspondence, 1950-1991.  Budgets, 1976-1990.  Financial reports, 1975-1978.  Deeds to graves, 1959-1970.  Dissolution grave assignments, 1991.  Cancelled checks.  Box 2: Correspondence about membership, 1969-1985.  Correspondence about sick benefits, 1968-1977.  Correspondence about death benefits, 1968-1988.  Correspondence with funeral directors, 1968-1979.  Correspondence about monuments, 1968-1990.  Bills, 1968-1980.  Financial reports, 1948-1990.  Grave reservations, 1970-1991.  Early correspondence and notes, 1915-1937.  Box 3:  Membership cards.  Dues records, 1950-1959.  Dues records, 1960-1969.  Dues records, 1970-1979.  General Ledger, 1976-1990.  Receipts and Disbursements, 1975-1991.  Check receipt ledger, 1961-1974.  Death notifications.  Check stubs.  Box 4:  Minute book, 1939-1951.  Minute book, 1952-1981.  Meeting notices (taken from minute books), 1948-1981.  Cemetery care receipts.

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Access Points

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