Guide to the Records of the National Welfare Association
RG 1813

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Records of the National Welfare Association
Abstract: These are the records of the National Welfare Association, 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 1813
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

The National Welfare Association was founded in New York, and conducted charitable and social activites, provided for the sick, and served as a burial society, working with the Beth David 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.

Financial Ledger (1926-1980), Minute Book (1942-1980), Dues Ledger (1956-1980), Dissolution Ballots (1980), Cemetery Maps.  Scattered correspondence can be found in the ledgers.

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Access Points

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

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