Guide to the Records of the First Hrubieshower Sick and Benevolent Society
1904-1995

RG 1783

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: First Hrubieshower Sick and Benevolent Society (N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the First Hrubieshower Sick and Benevolent Society
Dates:1904-1995
Abstract: These are the records of the First Hrubieshower Sick and 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: 4.08 linear feet
Identification: RG 1783
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Founded in New York in 1904 by immigrants from Hrubishov (Hrubyeshuv, Rubashov, Rubeshov, Rubischoff, Rubishov, Rubishoyv, Hrubieszow), Poland.  Provided sick and death benefits, and subsidized burial at the Mt. Zion, Mt. Hebron, and Montefiore 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: Check receipts, 1952-1968.  Box 2:  Check receipts, 1952-1966.  Box 3:  Membership ledger, 1964-1972.  Dissolution documents, 1994-1995.  Check stub ledgers, 1953-1977.  Cemetery maps.  Box 4:  Dues ledger, 1972-1981.  Financial ledger: receipts, 1986-1995.  Financial ledger: expenses, 1983-1995.  Financial ledger: income, 1958-1984.  Financial ledger: dues, 1951-1954.  Check book, 1993-1995. Box 5:  Minute book (Yiddish), 1957-1965.  Minute book (Yiddish), 1965-1974.  Minute book (Yiddish/English), 1974-1995.  Burial Permits, 1937.  Burial Permits for Mt. Zion cemetery, 1932-1962.  Box 6:  Minute book, 1991-1995.  Membership ledger, 1956-1964.  Financial ledger: expenses, 1953-1971.  Financial ledger: income, dues, expenses, 1950-1959.  Receipt book, 1983-1995.  Box 7: Original membership book (Yiddish), 1904-1957.  Membership ledger with grave reservations and payments, 1990-1993.  Financial ledger: Dues, 1951-1953, and Expenses, 1959-1983.  Financial ledger: Income and audits, 1952-1958, and Expenses, 1953.

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