Guide to the Records of the Glogower Society

RG 1778

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Glogower Society (N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the Glogower Society
Abstract: These are the records of the Glogower 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
Physical Description: 0.83 linear feet
Identification: RG 1778
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Founded in 1896 in New York by immigrants from Glogow (Glogo, Glogov, Glogow Malopolski) in Poland.  Incorporated in 1937.  Provided benefits in times of illness and death, and celebrated family milestones of members.  Subsidized burial at Acacia and Mount Hebron (Cedar Grove) 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:  Constitutions and bank books.  General correspondence, 1962-1993.  Correspondence about graves, 1976-1993.  Burial receipts.  Cancelled checks.  Cemetery maps.  Box 2:  Membership records, 1940-1965.  Certificate of Incorporation, 1937.  Box 3:  Financial statements, 1969-1997.  Cash book, 1947-1969.  Dues ledger, 1970-1971.  Correspondence about cemetery care, 1966-1993.  Grave reservations, 1960-1993.  Deeds to graves, 1915-1980.  Cemetery maps.

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Access Points

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

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