Guide to the Records of the Kittiver Sick and Benevolent Society

RG 1807

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Kittiver Sick and Benevolent Society
Collection Title: Records of the Kittiver Sick and Benevolent Society
Abstract: These are the records of the Kittiver 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: 0.42 linear feet
Identification: RG 1807
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Founded in New York by immigrants from Kuty (Kitev, Kitov, Kutev, Kutow), Ukraine.  Society conducted charitable activities, including providing funds to needy members, and donating to Israel, as well as subsidizing burial at the New Montefiore, Mt Zion, and Mt Lebanon 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.

Folder List: 1. By-laws, 1901, 2. Membership Ledger, 1959-1978, 3.  Membership Ledger, 1979-1980, 4. Account Ledger, 1973-1980, 5. Correspondence, 1979-1980, 6. Check Stubs, Receipts, and Stamps, 1975-1979, 7. Receipt Book, 1975-1980, 8. Cemetery Correspondence, 1958-1978, and 9. Cemetery Maps.

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Related Materials

RG 985, Ray Heit Chapter of the Kittiver Ladies Relief Auxiliary.  This organization was established in New York in 1947 as the Kittever Ladies Relief Auxiliary by immigrants from Kuty, Ukraine.  Worked with the Kittever Sick and Benevolent Society to provide aid for surviving landslayt after  World War II.  Renamed for Ray Heit, the first auxiliary president.  Disbanded 1980.

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Access Points

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

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