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Ludmir Young Men’s Benevolent Association

Summary Information

Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford
Ludmir Young Men’s Benevolent Association
Date [inclusive]
1.0 Cubic feet
Biographical/Historical note Immigrants from Ludmir, a town in Eastern Europe, founded the Ludmir Young Men’s Benevolent Association in Hartford in 1932. At that time, associations formed by immigrants from particular locales in Europe provided an important support system for new arrivals. During an era when it was difficult for American Jews to obtain life insurance and social services, benevolent associations afforded invaluable assistance to their members. In addition to maintaining a cemetery, the Ludmir group offered social activities and provided charitable assistance to members in need. As time passed, more and more Synagogues came into being and other charitable organizations emerged. As these resources became accessible to Jews, the Association outgrew many of its initial purposes and became strictly a burial society. Ludmir cemetery is located on Tower Ave. in Hartford.
Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents note This collection contains various records relating to the organization. Financial records from the 1940s to the 1990s make up a significant portion of the collection.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information
Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford

333 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT, 06117

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Ludmir Records & Manuscripts
Articles of Association, 1932
Constitution and By-laws, 1932
Constitution and By-laws, revised, 1948
Correspondence, 1958-1997
Financial/Bank Statements, 1978-1990
Financial/Bank Statements, 1991-1995
Financial/Bank Statements, 1995-2000
Financial/Cancelled checks, 1979-1996
Financial/Cancelled checks, 1997-1999
Financial/Financial Reports, 1951-1976
Financial/Receipts/Atlantic Fence Company, 1997
Financial/Receipts/JML Landscaping, 1999
Financial/Receipts/H.S. Plaut Cemetery Company, Inc., 1997

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Series II: Ludmir Records & Manuscripts
Financial/Receipts/Members 1947-1968, Bound Ledger Book
Financial/Receipts/Members 1947-1970, Bound Ledger Book,
Financial/Receipts/Members 1965-1968, “Money Receipts Manifold Book”
Financial/Receipts/Members 1968-1972, “Efficiency Line Money Receipts”
Financial/Receipts/Members 1972-1985, Bound volume “Duplicate Rent Receipts”
Financial/Receipts/Members, 1971-1990s
Financial/Tax Exempt Status
Insurance/Liability policies, 1998-2000
Members/List in small blue notebook, 1930s-1980s
Members/List on small notebook paper, 1933-1999
Members/Obituaries- Newspaper clippings, 1970s-1990s
Members/Roll of Departed Members/small bound volume, 1933-1997
Memorial Service at the Cemetery, pamphlet compiled and arranged by Rabbi Morris Silverman, 1971
Minute Book, 1964-1973

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