Guide to the Records of the Adler's Young Men Independent Association No. 1

RG 1882

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Adler's Young Men Independent Association No. 1 (New York, N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the Adler's Young Men Independent Association No. 1
Abstract: These are the records of the Adler's Young Men Independent 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: 1.04 Linear Feet
Identification: RG 1882
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Organized in New York on March 23 or 27, 1884. Incorporated September 15, 1884. The Association, according to histories in its anniversary publications (1924, 1934), was named after Rabbi Israel Salanter Adler, said to be a great philanthropist who had recently died in the home city of the founders, Kaunas in the Russian Empire (today Kovno, Lithuania). The reference appears to be a conflation of two figures: Shmuel Adler, a prominent businessman in Kaunas, and his father, the famous Rabbi Israel Salanter. (Rabbi Salanter died around that time, in 1883, not in Kaunas but in Königsberg, Prussia.) The Association provided sick and death benefits, purchased graves, and functioned as a burial society. It also maintained a free loan fund and a relief fund; held social events; and contributed regularly to charities. It used Washington and Mount Hebron Cemeteries. Dissolved around 2002.

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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: Constitution (with membership directory), 1956. Cemetery deeds, 1887-1938, 1993, and certificate of title for lost deed, 1944. Correspondence and deed related to sale of lots back to Mount Hebron Cemetery, 1967. Other correspondence with Mount Hebron cemetery, 1945, 1955, 1979-1999. Grave reservations records, ca. 1950-2001 (including listings of burials dating back to 1923). List of grave reservations at Mount Hebron Cemetery, 1997-1998. List of grave locations and burial dates (“Interment system”), 2002. Box 2: Souvenir anniversary publications, 1924, 1934. Certificate of incorporation, 1884. Correspondence concerning grave reservations and death benefits, 1973, 1983-2000. Ledger book containing membership dues and tallies of member deaths, 1973-1981, and grave reservations, 1973-2000. Meeting notice, 1956. Letters to membership, 1980-1984. Financial reports, 1980-2001. Bank statement, 2002. Paid invoices, 1986-1999. Letter from I.R.S. concerning tax-exempt status (photocopies), 1942. Bank signature card (photocopy), 1981. Correspondence, membership list, and miscellaneous notes related to dissolution, 2002. Cemetery maps. Box 3: Postcards from membership concerning grave reservations, 1984. Burial permit stubs and copies, 1979-2000. Monument permit stubs, 1979-1997. Check stubs, 1989-2001.

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Access Points

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