Guide to the Records of the Reziner Independent Progressive Society
RG 1687

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Reziner Independent Progressive Society (N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the Reziner Independent Progressive Society
Abstract: These are the records of the Reziner Independent Progressive 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: 1.46 Linear Feet
Identification: RG 1687
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Founded in 1913 in New York by immigrants from Ruzhin, Ukraine.  The society provided sick benefits, death benefits, and subsidized burial at the Mt. Hebron cemetery.  This society specifies that it does not affiliate itself with any religion in the constitution.  Dissolved in 1995.

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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: Constitutions.  Correspondence regarding membership, 1982-1995.  Correspondence regarding dues, 1980-1995.  Banking records, 1984-1996.  Correspondence regarding financial dispute, 1978-1995.  Grave reservations, 1978-1991.  Ballots - Dissolution, 1995.  Financial Reports, 1979-1991.  Correspondence regarding benefits, 1963-1992.  Memos, 1984-1994.  Box 2:  Grave reservations ledger, 1970-1988, Dues receipt ledger, 1976-1979, Dues receipt ledger, 1981-1987, Dues receipt ledger, 1987-1994. Box 3: Stamps.  Bills for funeral expenses.  Cemetery maps.  Minutes, 1984-1992.  Membership list.  Correspondence regarding monuments, 1978-1990.  Constitution.  Dues ledger, 1981-1994.  Dues ledger, 1971-1975.  Dues Ledger, 1974-1980.  Box 4:  Memos.  Constitutions.  Check reciepts.  Membership applications, 1913-1942.

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Access Points

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

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