Guide to the Records of the Lodzer True Brothers Benevolent Society
RG 1661

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Lodzer True Brother Benevolent Society
Collection Title: Records of the Lodzer True Brothers Benevolent Society
Abstract: These are the records of the Lodzer True Brother 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: 0.88 Linear Feet
Identification: RG 1661
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Founded in New York in 1886 by immigrants from Lodz, Poland.  In 1891 the society was known as Lodzer Lodge 23, but resigned from the Lodge in 1895.  In 1918 it was reorganized under the present name.  The society provided charitable and burial benefits as well as holding social events.  It used the Cedar Park, Mt. Hebron, and Mt. Zion 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: Legal documents: permits, deeds, releases, 1951-1986.  Member lists, 1972-1986.  Banking and accountant records, 1973-1987.  Permits to bury, 1942-1983.  Grave reservations, 1949-1981.  Correspondence re: cemetery care, 1946-1986.  Box 2: Constitution, 1936.  Burial records, 1959-1983.  General correspondence, 1938-1986.  Receipt books.  Cancelled checks. Cemetery maps.  Box 3:  Dues Book, 1972-1985.  Disbursements, 1957-1971.  Ledger of sick benefits, Cemetery assignments, and list of deceased, 1948-1962.

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Related Materials

RG 1045, Lodzer Young Men's Benevolent Society, 1927-1943

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Access Points

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