Guide to the Records of the Ershte Novo Ushitser Benevolent Society
RG 1768

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Ershte Novo-Ushitser Benevolent Society
Collection Title: Records of the Ershte Novo Ushitser Benevolent Society
Abstract: These are the records of the Ershte Novo Ushitser Benevolent Society, 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: 0.83 linear feet
Identification: RG 1768
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Founded in New York in 1922 by immigrants from Nova Ushytsya (Nei Ushitz, Nova Oshitza, Novaja Usica, Novaya Ushitsa, Oyshitz), Ukraine.  Conducted charitable activities, held social events, and provided subsidized burial at the Beth David 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:  Membership ledger.  Ledger of inactive members.  Dues ledger, 1970-1978.  Dues ledger, 1978-1985.  Box 2:  Banquet program (Yiddish), 1951.  Bills, 1977-1984.  Meeting announcements, 1979-1981.  Financial records, 1971-1982.  Correspondence about dues, 1963-1987.  Membership records, 1976-1982.  Cemetery maps.  Burial receipts.  Check stubs.  Check receipts.  Cancelled checks.

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Related Materials

Related materials were removed from RG 123 and merged with this collection.

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Access Points

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