Guide to the Records of the Independent Rabbi Meyer Przemyslaner Sick and Benevolent Association
RG 1755

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Independent Rabbi Meyer Przemyslaner Sick and Benevolent Association (N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the Independent Rabbi Meyer Przemyslaner Sick and Benevolent Association
Abstract: These are the records of the Independent Rabbi Meyer Przemyslaner Sick and 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
Physical Description: 2.29 linear feet
Identification: RG 1755
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Founded in 1898 in New York by immigrants from Przemyslaner (Peremyshlyany, Premishlan, Premishlian, Premislani, Pshemishlani, Przemyslany), 44 km ESE of Lvov.  The association provided benefits in case of sickness or death, and organized social activities, as well as supporting charitable causes.  The association subsidzed burial at the Beth Israel, Mt. Hebron/Cedar Grove, and Washington 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:  General correspondence and constitution (in Yiddish), 1984-1999.  Burial Plot correspondence, 1984-1997.  Correspondence about meetings, 1972-1996.  Dues correspondence, 1981-1995.  Correspondence about funeral benefits, 1968-1994.  Cemetery bills, 1950-1984.  Dissolution ballots, 1984-2000.  Correspondence about dissolution and grave disposition, 1996-1997.  Correspondence about grave ownership, 1996-1998.  Burial plot assignments, 1996.  Israel bonds, 1996.  Correspondence about headstones, 1990-2000.  Correspondence about cemetery maintenence, 1954-2000.  Box 2:  Cash book, 1956-1982.  Dues lists, 1985-2002.  Membership records, 1996.  Correspondence about sick benefits, 1967-1984.  Monument permits, 1966-1984.  Cancelled checks.  Check stubs.  Box 3:  Cash book, 1983-1984.  Indentures (grave ownership documents), 1946, 1996-1997.  General financial ledger, 1953-1984.  Box 4:  Trial balances (notes on financial matters), 1967-1983.  Dues ledger, 1957-1984.  Grave reservation ledger, 1943-1962.  Grave reservation ledger, 1940-1982.  Minute book, 1968-1984.  Box 5:  Membership ledger, 1986-1994.  Dues ledger, 1935-1957.  Financial Ledger, 1971-1979.  Box 6:  Cemetery maps (fragile).

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Access Points

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