Guide to the Records of the Irving Vigdor Lodge 502 Brith Sholom
RG 1762

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Irving Vigdor Lodge 502 Brith Sholom (N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the Irving Vigdor Lodge 502 Brith Sholom
Abstract: These are the records of the Irving Vigdor Lodge 502 Brith Sholom, 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: 1.25 linear feet
Identification: RG 1762
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Mutual aid society founded in 1944.  Branch of a national organization, Beth Sholom.  Society held meetings according to rules meticulously described in the guide to ritual and subsidized burial at the Beth El 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:  Meeting bulletins, 1971-1987.  Membership applications, 1949-1986.  Correspondence about membership, 1964-1987.  General correspondence, 1968-1987.  Bills, 1970-1987.  Insurance records, 1982-1987.  Burial records, 1964-1977.  Correspondence about monuments, 1960-1987.  Box 2:  Financial statements, 1962-1987.  Dissolution ballots, 1987.  Financial ledger, 1963-1983.  Death benefit ledger, 1968-1984.  Receipt ledger.  Box 3:  Constitution and bylaws (includes guide to ritual), 1944-1961.  Membership ledger, 1978-1986.  Deeds to graves, 1987.  Correspondence about grave ownership, 1987-1988.  Cancelled checks.  Check stubs.

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Access Points

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

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