Guide to the Records of the First Pilzner Benevolent Society
1970-1997

RG 1919

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: First Pilzner Benevolent Society (New York, N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the First Pilzner Benevolent Society
Dates:1970-1997
Abstract: These are the records of the First Pilzner Benevolent Society, a landsmanshaft or benevolent association. 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: 0.50 Linear Feet
Identification: RG 1919
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Founded in 1912 in New York by immigrants from Pilzno (Pilzne) in the Austro-Hungarian Empire (today, Poland). Also known as the Pilzner Benevolent Association and the First Pilzner Social Benevolent Association. The society provided sick and death benefits, purchased graves, and functioned as a burial society. It also contributed to charity and the support of Israel. It used three cemeteries: Montefiore, New Montefiore, and Mount Moriah.

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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: Membership dues ledger, with grave reservations, 1970-1987. Box 2: Cashbook, 1970-1997.

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Access Points

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