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Archives of the Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews
This collection contains the records of the Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews, an organization founded in 1961, in New York City, by members of the Joseph Popper unit of B’nai B’rith, to foster and disseminate knowledge about the history and culture of Jews in the Czech and Slovak lands. Along with the Joseph Popper unit and, later, the Holocaust Survivors of Slovakia, the society sponsored an annual memorial service held in New York City to honor Czechoslovak Jews who perished in the Holocaust. A majority of the records are from the tenure of Rabbi Norman Patz as president (1994-2008). The materials primarily comprise correspondence, and items related to the annual memorial service, including texts of addresses, and yizkor memorial booklets. Also included are meeting minutes, letters to the membership, financial reports, writings, speeches, obituaries, clippings, photographs, and printed ephemera. The society's correspondence reflects its participation in cultural events related to Czech and Slovak Jewish history, as well as its relationship to the Jewish communities in the Czech Republic and, to a lesser extent, Slovakia; some correspondence with members contains genealogical information.
Freedom Benevolent Society Collection
The Freedom Benevolent Society was a mutual aid and fraternal organization founded by Jewish immigrants from the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1882, on the Lower East Side of New York City. Originally known as the Erster Kaiser Franz Josef Kranken Unterstützungs–Verein, or the First Franz Joseph Sick and Benevolent Society, it was incorporated in 1883. Its main purpose was to provide its members with sick benefits, and relief in times of need, as well as fellowship and entertainment. Eventually it also functioned as a burial society, and maintained cemetery plots. The collection documents the society's activities over more than a century, from 1884 until its initiation of dissolution proceedings, in 1991. It includes membership applications from the early decades of the society's history (1884-1927), anniversary programs spanning fifty years (1932-1982), and a visitors' register for the 1500th meeting, in 1950, as well as account books, meeting notices, and two cemetery plans, one of which relates to the Franz Joseph Ladies Sick and Benevolent Society.
Joseph Isaac Bluestone (1860-1934) Collection
Contains the memoirs and scrapbooks of Bluestone, concerning his numerous communal activities, especially those in the Zionist movement. A description of the collection was published by Hyman B. Grinstein in Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society, no. 35 (1939), and a detailed inventory was prepared by Harry Bluestone (n.d.).
New York (County) Hall of Records selected incorporation papers
This collection consists of microfilm, and bound photocopies of incorporation papers for all Jewish or Jewish-related organizations incorporated in New York City, 1848-1920. The types of organizations included are fraternal societies, political clubs, professional associations, synagogues, landsmanshaften, benevolent organizations, and social clubs. The entire collection has been indexed by name of the organization and, in some cases, by the European town from which the incorporators came, or by general type of organizations.
New York (County) selected briefs
Collection contains the surviving briefs (cases and points) of the City Court (until 1883, the Marine Court) of the City of New York, a statutory court of inferior civil jurisdiction within the County of New York and with limited maritime jurisdiction. The briefs were randomly selected from archives which were subsequently destroyed and represent primarily 1872-1881, 1884-1901, and 1904-1907, with some examples 1860-1871 and 1882. A sampling suggests that Jews were involved in 20-30 percent of these cases.
Raphael Family Papers
This collection contains photographs and personal items of the Rafalowsky family as well as memorabilia and photographs of the Bialystoker Somech Noflim (Mutual Aid Society). Aaron Raphael was an active member in the Bialystoker Somech Noflim which operated in New York City in the early twentieth century. The Bialystoker groups were some of the most active Landmanshaftn or hometown organizations.
Records of the Bronx Bakers Mutual Aid Association
The Bronx Bakers Mutual Aid Association was founded “by bakers and for bakers” in 1913. It provided financial support to sick or unemployed members, helped cover burial experiences for members who passed away, and held social events. The records primarily contain financial records, including dues books and ledgers of benefits paid, but also include minute books detailing the meetings that took place and the constitutions that established the rules and operations of the association.
Records of the Independent Slonimer Benevolent Society (New York, N.Y.)
This collection includes ledgers consisting of two types; those arranged chronologically (1934-36, 1939-42) and those arranged alphabetically by member (1925-27, 1929, 1932-7, 1942-47). The records also include periodic reports of the society's finances. Of special interest are the accounts of sickness and death benefits provided, payments to doctors, operating expenses, savings and investments, and salaries of the society's officials.
Records of the Sephardic Jewish Brotherhood of America
This collection contains the institutional records of the Sephardic Jewish Brotherhood of America, a fraternal organization founded in New York in 1921 to serve and unify the American Sephardic Jewish community. These records primarily pertain to issues of membership, including mortuary and sick benefits, scholarships and access to charitable funds, as well as information about community receptions and various other cultural activities.
Records of the Source of Life Benevolent Society
This collection contains the institutional records of the Source of Life Benevolent Society, a fraternal organization founded in New York in 1911. These records primarily relate to mortuary benefits.
Records of the Yemenite Jewish Federation of America
This collection contains the minutes, correspondence and financial records of the Yemenite Jewish Federation of America, an organization that aims to provide cultural enrichment and financial support to Jews of Yemenite heritage living in Israel and the United States. There is also a fair amount of information about grants that the Federation sought, their scholarship program and various fundraisers and events that the YJFA sponsored or participated in.
Slonimer Ladies' Bikur Cholim Unterstutzungs Verein (New York, N.Y.) Ledger Book
The ledger contains the list of the organization's membership, noting each member's payment of dues.
- American Jewish Historical Society 6
- American Sephardi Federation 3
- Leo Baeck Institute 2
- YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 1
- Fraternal organizations 11
- New York (N.Y.) 10
- Correspondence 6
- Jews -- Societies, etc 5
- Photographs 5
- Clippings (information artifacts) 4
- Publications (documents) 4
- Minutes (administrative records) 3
- Burial 2
- Ḥevra kaddisha 2
- Immigrants -- United States 2
- Jews -- Charities 2
- Landsmanshaftn 2
- Manuscripts (documents) 2
- Miami (Fla.) 2
- New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions 2
- New York County (N.Y.) 2
- Official documents 2
- Printed ephemera 2
- Receipts (financial records) 2 + ∧ less
- Hebrew 5
- German 2
- Yiddish 2
- Czech 1
- French 1
- Greek, Modern (1453-) 1
- Italian 1
- Ladino 1
- Slovak 1
- Spanish; Castilian 1 + ∧ less
- Jewish Community of New York City 4
- Albright, Madeleine Korbel 1
- American Jewish Congress 1
- Bar-Ilan, Meir, 1880-1949 1
- Barondess, Joseph, 1867-1928 1
- Beth Israel Medical Center (New York, N.Y.) 1
- Bialystoker Center (New York, N.Y.) 1
- Bialystoker Young Men's Association (New York, N.Y.) 1
- Bluestone family 1
- Bluestone, Joseph Isaac, 1860-1934 1
- Bnai Zion (Organization) 1
- Bureau of Jewish Education (New York, N.Y.) 1
- Danielson, Hyman 1
- Davis, Ruth 1
- Erster Kaiser Franz Josef Kranken Unterstützungs–Verein (New York, N.Y.) 1
- Federation of American Zionists 1
- Franz Joseph Ladies Sick and Benevolent Society (New York, N.Y.) 1
- Freedom Benevolent Society (New York, N.Y.) 1
- Gottheil, Richard J. H. (Richard James Horatio), 1862-1936 1
- Gross, Louis H., 1908-1993 1 + ∧ less