Guide to the Records of the Chevra Linas Azedek Anshe Yelinewe
1913-1922, 1970-1991
RG 1770

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Chevra Linas Azedek Anshe Yelinewe (N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the Chevra Linas Azedek Anshe Yelinewe
Dates:1913-1922, 1970-1991
Abstract: These are the records of the Chevra Linas Azedek Anshe Yelinewe, 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: 0.83 linear feet
Identification: RG 1770
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Incorporated in 1905 in New York by immigrants from Yelineve (Jeleniewo), Poland.  The society originally operated as shul as well as acting as a mutual aid and burial society.  Dissolved contentiously in 1989.

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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.  Correspondence about burial benefits, 1971-1990.  Correspondence about grave assignments and cemetery care, 1913-1922, 1976-1990.  Copy of translation of constitution, dated 1927.  Membership cards.  Cancelled checks.  Check stub ledger.  Bank books.  Cemetery maps.  Box 2:  Correspondence about dissolution, 1989.  Legal correspondence about liquidation, 1988-1991.  Dissolution ballots, 1989.  Copies of a translation of the constitution, dated 1927, and the certificate of incorporation, dated 1905.  Financial records, 1976-1989.  Membership records.  Correspondence about dues, 1971-1990.  Dues ledger, 1970-1983.

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Access Points

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