Guide to Chevra Kedusha of Boston, MA, undated, 1856-1981
 
I-185

Re-processed by Hannah Yetwin

American Jewish Historical Society, New England Archives

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Hannah Yetwin as MS Word document, January 5, 2017. Finding aid was encoded by Hannah Yetwin on January 12, 2017. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Chevra Kedusha
Title: Chevra Kedusha Records
Dates:undated, 1856-1981
Abstract: Chevra Kadusha of Boston is an independent, non-denominational organization of individuals, synagogues, universities and other Jewish institutions committed to making the full range of burial rituals accessible and available to the entire Jewish community. It was organized and instituted in 1856.
The collection contains two versions of the constitution of Chevra Kedusha as well as the board minutes (1892-1904, 1911-1974), financial records (1933-1968), and a ledger recording payments of individual members (1894-1931).
Languages: The collection is in English and German
Quantity: 1.5 linear feet (3 manuscript boxes)
Identification: I-185
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS Boston, MA
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Historical Note

Offical logo of the Chevra Kedusha of Boston, Massachusetts.

Chevra Kadusha of Boston is an independent, non-denominational organization of individuals, synagogues, universities and other Jewish institutions committed to making the full range of burial rituals accessible and available to the entire Jewish community. It was organized and instituted in 1856.

References

Materials from the collection.

The Community Hevra Kadisha of Greater Boston. Accessed January 11, 2017. http://www.hevrakadisha.org/

Chronology

March 26, 1856Chevra Kedusha is founded in Boston.
1857Chevra Kedusha is chartered in Boston.
1866The Articles of Association for Chevra Kedusha are printed.
1898Chevra Kedusha aqcuires cemetary land in Winchester, Massachusetts and Woburn, Massachusetts.
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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains two versions of the constitution of the Chevra as well as the minutes (1892-1904, 1911-1974), financial records (1898-1901, 1933-1968), and a ledger recording payments of individual members (1894-1931). Also included are copies of newsletters, program invitations, and other material relating to the Chevra's activities. Of interest in the minutes is mention of the Chebra Sons of Jacob in 1893-1895, a South End Hebrew Free School in 1896, and a note of an Association of Jewish Organizations of Massachusetts, which attempted to counteract the immigration bill of 1924.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into a single series as follows:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Related Material

Records of Beth Hamidrash Hagodol (Crawford Street Shul), Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1941-1954

Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Boston, Massachusetts, 1947-1960

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Chevra Kedusha Records; I-185; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Chevra Kedusha, 1981.

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Access Points

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

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

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Series I: Chevra Kedusha Records, undated, 1856-1981

English and German
Boxes 1-3.
Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11Constitutionundated, 1856, 1866, 1960, 1974request_box
12Newsletters, pins, programs, and memorabilia undated, 1882-1981request_box
13Cemetery purchases1898request_box
14Board Minutes1892-1904request_box
15 Board Minutes1911-1919request_box
16Board Minutes1920-1926request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
21Board Minutes1926-1934request_box
22Board Minutes1934-1941request_box
23 Board Minutes1941-1951request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
31Board Minutes1951-1974request_box
32Financial Records1898-1901request_box
33Financial Records1933-1968request_box
34Ledger1894-1931request_box
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