Guide to the Records of the First Buzeur Benevolent Association
RG 1769

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: First Buzeur Benevolent Association (N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the First Buzeur Benevolent Association
Abstract: These are the records of the First Buzeur 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
Quantity:10 inches
Identification: RG 1769
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Founded in New York by immigrants from Buzau, Romania.  Held social events, conducted charitable activities, provided financial support in cases of illness or death, and subsidized burial at the Mt. Hebron and Mt. Zion 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, 1959-1984.  Correspondence about burials, 1961-1982.  Correspondence about graves, 1960-1983.  Burial receipts.  Cancelled checks.  Check stubs.  Stamps.  Box 2:  Correspondence about finances, 1962-1984.  Dues records, 1973-1976.  Bills, 1960-1984.  Meeting notices, 1960-1977.  Deeds to graves, 1965-1968.  Dues book, 1977-1982.  Address book.  Cemetery maps.  Copies of checks.

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Access Points

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

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