Guide to the Records of the First Independent Weislitzer Young Men's Sick/Benevolent Society
1909-1996

RG 1781

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: First Independent Weislitzer Young Men's Sick/Benevolent Society (N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the First Independent Weislitzer Young Men's Sick/Benevolent Society
Dates:1909-1996
Abstract: These are the records of the First Independent Weislitzer Young Men's Sick/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
Physical Description: 0.63 linear feet
Identification: RG 1781
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Founded in 1909 by immigrants from Weislitz (Vayslits, Veislitz, Wyslica, Wislica), Poland.  Held social events, provided benefits in case of sickness or death, and subsidized burial at the Beth David and Mt. Hebron cemeteries.  Remained socially active in its final years until its dissolution in 1995.

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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:  Certificate of Incorporation, 1909.  Membership ledger.  Financial statements, 1973-1996.  Box 2:  General correspondence (including photocopy of constitution), 1968-1986.  Cash book, 1957-1995.  Meeting announcements and receipts, 1983-1995.  Cemetery correspondence, 1929-1949, 1985.  Cemetery maps.  Receipt books.

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Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access:

The Certificate of Incorporation (1909) in Box 1 should not be handled; it is extremely fragile.

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Access Points

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