Guide to the Records of the True Fellowship Society

RG 1804

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: True Fellowship Society (New York, N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the True Fellowship Society
Abstract: These are the records of the True Fellowship 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: 0.42 linear feet
Identification: RG 1804
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Organized November 1901, and incorporated in New York in July 1936. The Society had both male and female members. It subsidized burials and provided death benefits. The cemeteries it used were King Solomon, Riverside, and Baron Hirsch.

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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 address book, with list of reserved graves. Notebook for graves reserved at Riverside and Baron Hirsch cemeteries, 1969. Correspondence concerning reservation of graves, 1970-1979. Deeds to graves in Riverside Cemetery, 1972. Cemetery map for King Solomon Cemetery. Burial permits, 1971-1979. Burial receipts book, 1966-1980. Correspondence related to death benefits, 1960, 1970-1973. Notebook of death benefits to be paid. Correspondence concerning headstones, 1971-1980. Correspondence with Riverside Cemetery related to a dispute about the charges for maintenance of graves, 1973, 1976-1977. Financial reports, 1970-1971. Meeting notices, 1968, 1976-1977. Minutes, 1976-1977. Miscellaneous correspondence with members, 1957, 1969-1980.

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Access Points

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

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