Guide to the Records of B'nai Brith Manhattan-Washington Lodge, No. 19, 1871-1931

*I-31

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Machine-readable finding aid created by Marvin Rusinek as MS Word document, January 2007. Finding aid was encoded by Marvin Rusinek on August 13, 2009. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator:B'nai Brith. Manhattan-Washington Lodge, No. 19
Title:B'nai Brith Manhattan-Washington Lodge, No. 19, records
Dates:1871-1931
Abstract:Contains the minute books, financial records, and membership declaration books (1918-1931) for the lodge established in 1918 by a merger of two lodges, and similar records for the individual lodges prior to the merger: Washington Lodge (1903-1917) including the list of officers (1903-1915), and Manhattan Lodge (1871-1918) including a book of sick benefits and declaration books listing names of beneficiaries of individual members of the lodge in case of death (1871-1905). Also contains the minutes of Mt. Sinai Lodge No. 270 for the years 1882-1896 and a book of applications for initiation into the lodge, 1878-1903, with personal information about the applicants (See Box 13). Also contains a declaration book of Washington Irving Lodge No. 312 listing the amount and names of beneficiaries of individual members of the lodge in case of death (See Box 13).
Languages:The collection is in English.
Quantity: 8.9 linear feet (11 manuscript boxes, 2 oversized boxes)
Identification:I-31
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
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Scope and Content Note

Contains the minute books, financial records, and membership declaration books (1918-1931) for the lodge established in 1918 by a merger of two lodges, and similar records for the individual lodges prior to the merger: Washington Lodge (1903-1917) including the list of officers (1903-1915), and Manhattan Lodge (1871-1918) including a book of sick benefits and declaration books listing names of beneficiaries of individual members of the lodge in case of death (1871-1905). Also contains the minutes of Mt. Sinai Lodge No. 270 for the years 1882-1896 and a book of applications for initiation into the lodge, 1878-1903, with personal information about the applicants (See Box 13). Also contains a declaration book of Washington Irving Lodge No. 312 listing the amount and names of beneficiaries of individual members of the lodge in case of death (See Box 13).

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Arrangement

The collection is organized into five 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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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); B'nai Brith Manhattan-Washington Lodge, No. 19, records; I-31; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

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Acquisition Note

The records were donated by Philip Cowen in 1934.

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Note

Note

Includes former I-29.

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Access Points

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Container List

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

 

Series I: Washington Lodge, No. 19, 1903-1917

English.
Box 1, Oversized Boxes 2 and 3.
BoxFolderTitleDate
1 1 Cash Book 1915-1916
1 2 Membership Book March 1910-May 1917
1 3 Minutes April 1, 1909-December 13, 1917
1 4 Officers 1903-1912
BoxFolderTitleDate
2(OS1) 1 Financial Records (Ledger) 1910-1916
BoxFolderTitleDate
3(OS1) 1 Financial Records (Ledger) 1910-1917
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Series II: Manhattan Lodge, No. 156, 1871-1918

English.
Boxes 4-9.
BoxFolderTitleDate
4 1 Accounts Ledger July 1, 1895-December 1912
4 2 Accounts Ledger 1913-1916
BoxFolderTitleDate
5 1 Manhattan Lodge Cash Book 1910-1916
5 2 Declaration, Manhattan Lodge No. 156 November 21, 1871-December 6, 1880
5 3 Declaration, Manhattan Lodge No. 156 February 21, 1876-January 21, 1905
BoxFolderTitleDate
6 1 Manhattan Lodge No. 156 Membership Book May 1903-February 1912
6 2 Minutes 1881-1897
BoxFolderTitleDate
7 1 Minutes 1897-1904
7 2 Minutes 1904-1909
BoxFolderTitleDate
8 1 Minutes October 5, 1909-March 12, 1914
8 2 Minutes April 1914-December 31, 1918
BoxFolderTitleDate
9 1 Propositions of Candidates and Reports, Manhattan Lodge No. 156 August 18, 1873-July 7, 1879
9 2 Propositions, Manhattan Lodge No. 156 August 18, 1879-March 7, 1898
9 3 Sick Benefit 1897-1917
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Series III: Manhattan-Washington Lodge, No. 19, 1915-1931, 1934-1936

English.
Boxes 10-12.
BoxFolderTitleDate
10 1 Accounts 1916-1920
10 2 Accounts 1917-1926
10 3 Accounts 1921-1929
BoxFolderTitleDate
11 1 Correspondence with American Jewish Historical Society 1934-1935
11 2 Declarations 1915-1926
11 3 Declarations 1921-1923
11 4 Declarations 1927-1931
11 5 Membership Roll January 1, 1930
11 6 Minutes 1919-1921
BoxFolderTitleDate
12 1 Minutes 1922-1924
12 2 Minutes 1926-1929
12 3 Miscellaneous Publications 1918, 1924, 1928, 1936
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Series IV: Mount Sinai Lodge, No. 270, 1878-1903

English.
Box 13, Folders 1-3.
BoxFolderTitleDate
13 1 Mount Sinai Lodge, No. 270, Declarations 1878-1903
13 2 Mount Sinai Lodge, No. 270, Minutes 1886-1896
13 3 Mount Sinai’s Lodge, No. 270, Physician’s Certificate 1884
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Series V: West Irving Lodge, No. 312, 1879-1884

English.
Box 13, Folder 4.
BoxFolderTitleDate
13 4 Washington Irving Lodge, No. 312, Declarations 1879-1884
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