Guide to the Records of the Young Friends Association
1891, 1924-1989
RG 1717

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Young Friends Association (N.Y.)
Collection Title: Records of the Young Friends Association
Dates:1891, 1924-1989
Abstract: These are the records of the Young Friends Association, a landmanshaft 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: 1.67 Linear Feet
Identification: RG 1717
Repository: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Administrative History

Mutual aid society founded in New York in 1899.  Conducted charitable and social activities and provided benefits for illness and death.  The society used the Montefiore and Cedar Park 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: Constitution, 1962.  Membership booklets, 1949-1970.  Grave ownership documents (indentures), 1891, 1924-1961.  Grave reservation ledger, 1943-1979.  Liquidation papers, 1984.  Financial statements, 1970-1979.  Financial statements, 1980-1989.  Correspondence and receipts, 1977-1990.  Check book register.  Box 2:  Drafts of constitutions, 1953-1965.  Minute Book, 1966-1975.  Grave reservations.  Cemetery maps.  Death certificates.  Box 3:  Minute book, 1960-1965.  Membership binder, 1975-1983.  Box 4:  Correspondence about benefits, 1975-1984.  Final dues notice, 1983.  Benefit ledger (2 vols), 1929-1967. Burial records ledger (3 envelopes).

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Access Points

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

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