Guide to the Records of the Independent Bialystoker Brotherly Love Association No. 1

RG 1829

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Independent Bialystoker Brotherly Love Association No. 1 (New York, N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the Independent Bialystoker Brotherly Love Association No. 1
Abstract: These are the records of the Independent Bialystoker Brotherly Love Association No. 1, 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
Physical Description: 0.83 Linear Feet
Identification: RG 1829
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Organized in New York on February 10, 1890 by immigrants from Białystok (Belostok, Bialistok), then in the Russian Empire (today, Poland). Incorporated March 5, 1890. The Association provided sick and death benefits, functioned as a burial society, and maintained a loan fund. The cemeteries it used were Washington, Mount Zion, and Beth David. Ceased collecting dues and holding regular meetings in 1972.

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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.

Payment receipt book, 1964-1971. Membership dues ledgers (with some loan agreements attached), 1953-1971. Cashbook, 1953-1971. Deed for plots at Beth David Cemetery, 1924, and deed for sale of plots back to Beth David, 1956. Deeds to graves, 1958-1968. General releases by members, 1957-1966. Correspondence with members, 1958-1962, 1974. General correspondence and receipts, 1956-1973.  Box 2: Grave reservations notebook. Burial receipts, 1905-1954, 1967-1975. Loan agreements, 1967. Acknowledgements of $200 Israel bonds received by members as dissolution distribution, 1967. Acknowledgements of payments received by members toward funeral expenses, 1968. Meeting notices, 1962, 1963, 1971. Minutes (including financial reports), 1967-1971. Check stubs, 1968-1973. Stamp. Oversized certificate of incorporation, 1909 (7th floor).

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Access Points

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