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Fraternal organizations -- United States

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

American Council For Warsaw Jews Records

Identifier: RG 1041
Scope and Contents

Membership records. Organizational records, including some minutes, 1943. Memoir by Samuel Wohl, 1947 (Yiddish). Press releases, correspondence, resolutions.

Dates: 1943 - 1947

American Federation for Polish Jews Records

Identifier: RG 1015
Scope and Contents

Constitution. Minutes of committee meetings, 1940s-1950s. Financial and relief records, 1945-1947. Records of the Women's Division, 1942-1943. Organizational reports, 1940s. Material pertaining to membership. Correspondence, 1942-1963. Materials pertaining to conferences, mass protest meetings, commemorations, 1945-1954. Materials pertaining to the fourth World Conference of Polish Jews, 1945. Testimonies given in Palestine regarding Nazi brutality and accounts of escape from Nazi persecution. Reports pertaining to Jewish life in Poland. Publications. Yearbook, 1938. Bulletins, newsletters. Typescripts of chapters of The Black Book of Polish Jewry. Publicity materials. Photographs.

Dates: 1926; 1938; 1941 - 1963

Bessarabian Federation of American Jews Records

Identifier: RG 1028
Scope and Contents

Materials pertaining to the United Bessarabian Federation, including resolutions, bulletins. Materials pertaining to the Federation of Bessarabian Societies of America: certificate of incorporation, 1942; constitution; financial records; records of relief work; membership and mailing lists; correspondence; lists and materials of affiliated organizations; photographs.

Dates: 1940 - 1950

Chmielniker Sick and Benevolent Society Records

Identifier: RG 1081
Scope and Contents

Souvenir journal, 1935. Journal of the United Chmielniker Relief Committee, 1938. Meeting notices. Journal of the Association of Former Residents of Chmielniker in Israel, 1963, 1967-1976, 1978. Photographic plate, stamp, banners, cemetery map. Memorial book, 1960.

Dates: 1935 - 1978

Hebrew Free Loan Society of New York City (HFLS) Records

Identifier: I-614

The Hebrew Free Loan Society of New York City (HLFS), also known as the Hebrew Gemilath Chassodim Association, was established in New York City in 1892 with the goal of providing interest-free loans to those in financial need who were not looking for alms and were able to secure financial endorsers who could support the loan recipient in case of hardship or default. HFLS institutional records range from 1892 to 2010, with the majority of non-loan records (annual reports, board minutes, correspondence, financial records, bills and receipts, printed matter, photographs, audio-visual records and unaccessed floppy discs) ranging from 1904-1998, though these records are incomplete. The majority of HFLS records relate to promissory notes from 1892-1998. Promissory notes are currently restricted.

Dates: undated, 1892-2010; Majority of material found within ( 1904-1998)

Joseph Duntow Papers

Identifier: RG 545
Scope and Contents

The collection relates to Duntow's activities in the Workmen's Circle, Southern District. Correspondence, reports and materials from Workmen's Circle publications.

Dates: 1947-1950s

Joseph Kessler Papers

Identifier: RG 1001
Scope and Contents

Financial papers. Correspondence with Britchaner Relief in Israel, 1950s-1960s. Souvenir journals of the Britchaner Bessarabian Relief, 1937-1941, 1946. Publications: Workmen's Circle Division of the National Committee for Labor Israel; United Organizations for Israel Histadrut. Photographs.

Dates: 1935 - 1979

Landsmanshaftn Collection

Identifier: I-332

The bulk of this collection consists of anniversary or souvenir journals for approximately ninety landsmanshaftn benevolent organizations.

Dates: undated, 1899-1971, 1991

Leon Arkin Papers

Identifier: RG 230
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with literary figures, organizations, including Yiddish school organizations, cultural groups and mutual aid societies. Includes letters from Baruch Vladeck to Arkin. Family correspondence, 1905-1941, from Lunna, Grodno, Kiev, Konotop, Bialystok, Warsaw.

Dates: 1905 - 1947

Papers of Alexander Pomerantz

Identifier: RG 500
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Yiddish literary figures, including Abraham Cahan, Daniel Charney, Chaver-Paver, Max Erik, Itsik Feffer, H. Leivick, Kalman Marmor, Shmuel Niger, Melech Ravitch, Abraham Reisen. Correspondence with Yiddish cultural and political organizations in the U.S. Material on the Institute for Jewish Proletarian Culture in Kiev: Pomerantz's lecture notes, diplomas, clippings. Biographical notes on Max Erik. Manuscripts of published and unpublished articles by Pomerantz. Manuscripts and notes on executed Jewish writers in the Soviet Union. Materials relating to Grodno and Grodno landsmanshaftn. Articles about Pomerantz.

Dates: 1920s-1965

Papers of Benjamin Jacob Bialostotzky

Identifier: RG 479
Scope and Contents

Typescripts of Bialostotzky's works, essays, letters, speeches. Typescripts of works by others. Clippings of articles by and about Bialostotzky's writings. Clippings about other authors. Bialostotzky's notes about various Yiddish writers. Correspondence with Yiddish literary figures including Shlomo Bickel, Menahem Boraisha, Daniel Charney, David Einhorn, Ben Zion Goldberg, Abba Gordin, Chaim Kazdan, Leon Kobrin, Malka Lee, Leibush Lehrer, H. Leivick, Raphael Mahler, Kalman Marmor, Shmuel Niger, Joseph Opatoshu, David Pinsky, Melech Ravitch, Abraham Reisen, A.A. Roback, Israel Jacob Schwartz, Mark Schweid, Zalman Shneur, Nahum Shtif, Abraham Sutzkever, Jennings (Yehudah) Tofel, Lazar Weiner, Max Weinreich, Berish Weinstein.

Dates: 1929 - 1963

Papers of Gustave Eisner

Identifier: RG 316
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of:

1. Materials relating to the PPS (Polska Partia Socjalistyczna - Polish Socialist Party), including trial records and proclamations, 1905-1912

2. Proclamations by the Socialist-Zionist Party (SS) and the Bund, 1905 and 1934

3. Correspondence: family (1912-1938) and general (1911-1938, including a number of letters from Yiddish writers)

4. Records pertaining to the activities of various Łódź landsmanshaftn in the U.S.

5. Manuscripts, notes, printed articles, and personal documents of Gustav Eisner

6. Photographs taken in Poland, some during World War I

7. Records of the Gustave Eisner Travel Bureau, 1930s

Dates: 1905 - 1938

Rafal Federman Papers

Identifier: RG 299

Bulletins, circulars, correspondence relating to the World Federation of Polish Jews. Manuscripts and clippings of Federman's articles. Manuscript and review of Federman's book*On the Shores of the Warta and East River*. Materials pertaining to the Czestochowa *Yizker* books.

Dates: 1942 - 1960

Records of National Jewish Ukrainian Committee of the Jewish Council

Identifier: RG 1079
Scope and Contents

Minutes, 1945. Correspondence, relief reports, contribution lists, 1943-1946.

Dates: 1943 - 1946

Records of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Landsmanshaftn Department

Identifier: RG 335.7

This collection contains mainly correspondence between staff of the JDC Landsmanshaftn Department and members of various landsmanshaftn, benevolent organizations of immigrants originally from the same communities, as well as between the Landsmanshaftn Department and the interest-free loan associations (gmilas khesed societies) and heads of the various Jewish communities, mostly in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

Dates: 1926-1950; Majority of material found within 1937-1939; Majority of material found within 1945-1949

Rose Schwartz Papers

Identifier: RG 1000
Scope and Contents

Correspondence, 1940-1974. Reports. Materials pertaining to Bessarabian Jews in France, 1940s-1950s. Scrapbook. Newspaper clippings. Honorary citations. Photographs. Publications of: the Federation of Bessarabian Societies, Inc.; Bessarabian Federation of American Jews; Bessarabier Podolier B.S.; Federation of Bessarabian Jews in Israel 1940s-1950s. Miscellaneous publications.

Dates: 1940 - 1974

United Brisker Relief Records

Identifier: RG 898
Scope and Contents

Statistics and official reports, including data gathered in Brisk. Correspondence: from organizations, institutions in Brisk, 1919-1939; with members, committees, affiliated groups, 1920-1965; with national Jewish organizations, 1919-1973; regarding activities in Palestine/Israel, 1947-1973. Meeting notices, 1916-1978. Scrapbook including photgraphs of relief activities in Brisk. Historical memoirs. Materials pertaining to publication of memorial book. Memorial book, 1954. Records of affiliated organizations: Brisker and Vicinity Aid Society of Los Angeles, Agudas Achim Aid Society.

Dates: 1916 - 1978

United Czenstochower Relief Committee Records

Identifier: RG 987
Dates: 1925; Majority of material found within 1941 - 1964

United Grodner Relief Records

Identifier: RG 996
Scope and Contents

Minutes, 1935-1947. Publications, 1940s. Meeting notices, 1938-1967, 1979-1980. Materials of other Grodner societies: Independent Grodno S.S.S.; Sisterhood of Grodno; Congregation Anshei Grodno; Grodner Patronat; Grodno of Phipadelphia Lodge 259, Independent Order Brith Abraham; Grodner Club; Grodner Relief Alliance of the U.S. and Canada; Friends of Grodno.

Dates: 1928 - 1967; Majority of material found within 1979 - 1980

United Jewish Organizations Records

Identifier: RG 259
Scope and Contents

Financial records. Appointment and address books. Administrative records, including minutes, bulletins. Materials pertaining to conferences, banquets, celebrations. Guest and membership lists. Speeches, skits, souvenir journals. Materials pertaining to cultural programming. Correspondence with over 150 societies. Memoranda, newspaper clippings, miscellaneous.

Dates: 1933 - 1937

United Nashelsker Relief Society of Los Angeles Records

Identifier: RG 976
Scope and Contents

Constitution. Minutes. Financial records. Anniversary journals. Convention bulletins. Speeches.

Dates: 1955 - 1978

United Sherptser Relief Committee Records

Identifier: RG 345
Scope and Contents

Letters by displaced persons from Sierpc sent to the committee from Poland, Germany, Palestine, France, Austria and Italy.

Dates: 1946 - 1948

W.E. Podolsky Papers

Identifier: RG 461
Scope and Contents

Correspondence with Yiddish literary figures and Jewish organizations such as the Freeland League, Workmen's Circle and YIVO. Podolsky's diary. Personal documents.

Dates: 1914 - 1961

Workmen's Circle

Identifier: RG 575
Scope and Contents

The collection consists for the most part of records of the national administrative offices of the Workmen's Circle but also includes some internal records of local branches. Workmen's Circle constitutions and early documents, 1893-1911. Minutes of the National Executive Committee, NEC circulars, publicity materials. Minutes of the National Organization Committee and the National Administration Committee. Files of Executive Secretaries Joseph Baskin and Nathan Chanin and of Benjamin Gebiner, Assistant Executive Secretary. Correspondence and other materials of the Cemetery Department, Education Department, Workmen's Circle School Committee, Sanatorium Department, Benefit Committee, Grievance Committee. Membership records. Materials relating to Workmen's Circle annual conventions. Financial records. Records of Workmen's Circle Schools in New York, New Jersey, California, Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts, Michigan, Washington D.C., Texas, Pennsylvania. Minutes, school programs, some class records, lists of students. Correspondence of the Folksbiene Theater. Materials on Workmen's Circle Home for the Eastern Zone. Some fragmentary materials on camps. Samples of Workmen's Circle publications. Internal records of local W.C. branches throughout the U.S., including minutes, financial records, correspondence.

Dates: 1893 - 1972

Zelig Tygel Papers

Identifier: RG 253
Scope and Contents

General correspondence relating mainly to Tygel's activities in Polish Jewish fraternal organizations. Letters from Hayim Greenberg, Yizhak Grunbaum, George Medalie, Baruch Vladeck, Stephen Wise. Correspondence and other materials relating to the Hayim Solomon Monument Committee, 1925-1931. Tygel's published and unpublished articles.

Dates: 1925 - 1946