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Independent Zetler Young Men's Benevolent Association Records

Identifier: RG 824

Scope and Contents

Constitution; minutes, 1920-1942, 1952-1957; financial records, 1949-1957, 1961-1973; golden book (record of deaths of members); photographs; miscellaneous.


  • Creation: 1920 - 1973


Biographical / Historical

Founded in New York in 1904 by immigrants from Dyatlovo (Polish: Zdzieciol; Yiddish: Zetl), Byelorussia. Established an old-age fund, a loan fund, and a Hevrah Kadisha (burial society) for members. Provided relief for landslayt after World War I, which included sending a delegate to Zetl. Aided survivors after World War II.


5 Boxes (3 5" legal;1 3" legal;1 3" OS)

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