Guide to the Records of the Markarover Benevolent Association
1920, 1932, 1950-1985

RG 1823

Processed by Jerry Seligsohn. Additional processing, editing and encoding by Violet Lutz.

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Center for Jewish History

15 West 16th Street

New York, NY 10011

Phone: (212) 246-6080

Fax: (212) 292-1892



(c)2012 YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. All rights reserved.
Center for Jewish History, Publisher.

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Markarover Benevolent Association (New York, N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the Markarover Benevolent Association
Dates:1920, 1932, 1950-1985
Abstract: These are the records of the Markarover Benevolent Association, a landsmanshaft 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: 0.83 Linear Feet
Identification: RG 1823
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Return to the Top of Page

Administrative History

Organized December 15, 1914 in New York by immigrants from Makarov, in the Russian Empire (today, Ukraine). Incorporated October 15, 1915. In its records, the name of the Association is also spelled: Makarover, Makarower. The Association provided sick benefits, purchased graves, and functioned as a burial society. It used Montefiore and New Montefiore Cemeteries. Dissolved around 1985.

Return to the Top of Page

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: Minutes, 1950-1966, 1969-1985 (minutes are in Yiddish through 1966, and in English thereafter). Cemetery deeds, 1920, 1932. Deeds to graves, 1974-1976, 1982. Sworn deposition by the president concerning variations in spelling of the Association's name, 1974. Membership dues ledger, 1964-1969. Cashbook, 1959-1985. Cemetery maps. Box 2: Constitution, in Yiddish. Membership directories, ca. 1958-1969. Burial society records, 1979-1984. Dues payment records, 1969-1982. Invoices, receipts, 1972-1984. Correspondence with members and notes related to dissolution, 1984-1985. Check stubs, 1965-1983. Cancelled checks, 1967-1981. Stamps.

Return to the Top of Page

Access Points

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

Click on a subject to search that term in the Center's catalog. Return to the Top of Page