Guide to the Records of the Chevra Mogen David Anshei Brok (Brock)
1917-1980

RG 1831

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Chevra Mogen David Anshei Brok (New York, N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the Chevra Mogen David Anshei Brok (Brock)
Dates:1917-1980
Abstract: These are the records of the Chevra Mogen David Anshei Brok, 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: Yiddish, English
Physical Description: 0.83 Linear Feet
Identification: RG 1831
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Organized in New York on July 5, 1913 by immigrants from Brok, then in the Russian Empire (today, Poland). In the society's records, the name of the hometown, when rendered in English, is usually spelled: Brock. The society purchased graves and functioned as a burial society. It used United Hebrew and Mount Lebanon 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: Minute book, in Yiddish, 1939-1969. Membership dues ledger, in Yiddish, 1946-1980. Cashbook, in Yiddish, 1933-1979.  Box 2: Burial and monument permit stubs, 1917-1978. Membership lists. Correspondence with members, 1959-1979. Miscellaneous receipts, 1948-1979.

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Access Points

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