Guide to the Records of the Kalinkowitzer Progressive Aid Society

RG 1784

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Kalinkowitzer Progressive Aid Society (N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the Kalinkowitzer Progressive Aid Society
Abstract: These are the records of the Kalinkowitzer Progressive Aid 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: 1.50 linear feet
Identification: RG 1784
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Founded in New York in 1914 by immigrants from Kalinkovitch (Kalinkovichi, Kalinkavichy), Belorussia.  Provided benefits in case of sickness or death and subsidized burial in the Montefiore cemetery.

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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:  Minute book (Yiddish and English), 1952-1983.  Dues book, 1957-1978.  Dues book, 1979-1983.  Meeting notices, 1972-1981.  Ledger of deceased members.  Box 2:  Receipt ledgers (5).  Financial ledger, 1966-1977.  Box 3:  Note book of meeting minutes and dues receipts, 1969-1983.  Financial ledger, 1977-1983.  Loan book, 1959-1969.  Check stubs.  Cemetery maps.  Box 4:  Membership ledger.  Cash book, 1965-1983.  Cancelled checks.  Check stubs.  Stamps.

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Access Points

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

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