Guide to the Records of the Erste Romaner KUV
1934-1986
RG 1761

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Erste Romaner KUV (N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the Erste Romaner KUV
Dates:1934-1986
Abstract: These are the records of the Erste Romaner KUV, 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: 1.04 linear feet
Identification: RG 1761
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Founded in 1901 in New York by immigrants from Romania.  The society provided sick and death benefits, aided distressed members, and subsidized burial at the Mt. Carmel cemetery.

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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:  Constitutions (English and Yiddish), 1934.  Burial permit ledger, 1962-1986.  Monument permit ledger, 1962-1983.  Cancelled checks.  Box 2: Minute book, 1963-1982.  Membership ledger, 1968-1982.  General correspondence, 1979-1984.  Box 3:  Grave reservation ledgers (2).

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Related Materials

There are related materials (a souveneir program from a youth dance) in Box 12, RG 123.

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Access Points

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

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