Guide to the Records of the Isachar Widows and Orphans Benevolent Society
RG 1681

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Isachar Widows and Orphans Benevolent Society
Collection Title: Records of the Isachar Widows and Orphans Benevolent Society
Abstract: These are the records of the Isachar Widows and Orphans 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, German
Physical Description: 3.17 Linear Feet
Identification: RG 1681
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Founded in 1862 in New York by German Jewish immigrants.  Organized social events, and provided sick and burial benefits, as well as death benefits for surviving family.  Used the Mt. Hope 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: Grave contracts, 1989-1999.  Correspondence regarding indentures (grave reservations), 1936-1967.  Dissolution votes.  Cemetery maps.  Check receipts, 1983-1992.  Box 2:  Correspondence relating to burials, grave reservations, and assessments, 1969-1997.  Permits for monuments, 1966-1998.  Correspondence re: cemetery care, 1968-1998.  Correspondence re: grave ownership, 1943-1996.  Correspondence re: bills and authorizations for burials, 1963-1985.Correspondence with monument providers, 1967-1998.  Death certificates.  Box 3: General correspondence, 1958-1997.  Correspondence re: dues, 1959-1995.  Correspondence re: benefit endowments and payments, 1970-1996.  Bank books.  Check receipts.  Cancelled checks.  Box 4:  CPA's yearly balance sheets, 1970-1995.  Box 5: Membership rosters (name lists) and constitutions, 1943-1960.  Meeting minutes and bulletins, 1959, 1995-1997.  Financial reports and bonds, 1958, 1968, and 1970.  Box 6: Minute book, 1933-1947.  Minute book, 1947-1960.  Minute book, 1960-1997.  Financial ledger, 1967-1986.  Financial ledger, 1986-1999.  Box 7: Will book (containing records of beneficiaries), 1863-1980.  German and English.  Box 8: Financial ledger, 1978-1998.  Name cards.  Stamps.  Box 9: Doctors' notes and hospital reports, 1968-1998.  Correspondence regarding sick benefits, 1968-1998.  Correspondence relating to death certificates and death benefits, 1964-1996.  Correspondence regarding accounts, banking and investments.  1958-1997.  Correspondence regarding meetings, meeting minutes, and membership lists, 1958-1993.  Bills for printing and restaurants, 1968-1996.

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Related Materials

Additional materials, including the constitution and bylaws dating from 1900, can be found at the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, at Hebrew Union College.

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Access Points

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

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