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Boslover Ahavas Achim Belzer Association Collection

Collection ID

SCRC 183

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Description

Collection Summary 
 
Title
Boslover Ahavas Achim Belzer Association Collection
 
Dates
1903-1982, bulk 1940-1982
 
Collection ID
SCRC 183
 
Creator
Boslover Ahavas Achim Belzer Association (Philadelphia, Pa.)
 
Quantity
1.28 linear feet (3 boxes + 1 film reel + 3 map folders)
 
Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries
 
Language
Materials in English with limited material in Yiddish.
 
 
Detailed Collection Information 
 
Historical Note
The Boslover Ahavas Achim Belzer Association was organized as the Boslover Beneficial Association in 1903 by immigrants from Bohuslav, Ukraine.  In 1925, the society bought two properties at 7th and Pine Streets.  The Boslover Building served as a meeting place for the organization and was rented out as permanent and semi-permanent meeting space for other organizations.  
 
In 1952, the Boslover Beneficial Association merged with the Ahavas Achim Belzer Beneficial Association, a fraternal organization that had merged with the Belz-Bessarabia Beneficial Association in the late 1940s. Both associations were organized in the early 1900s to provide financial assistance to recent Eastern European Jewish immigrants. 
 
Description of Collection 
This collection contains records of the Boslover Ahavas Achim Belzer Association, and includes certificates, newsletters, programs, and photographs of special events.  This collection also includes 16mm film footage of the 1966 annual dinner.
 
Organization and Arrangement 
The collection is arranged alphabetically by type of material, and then chronologically.
 
 
Patron Information 
 
Catalog Record 
A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b5857957~S30
 
Research Access 
Collection is open for research.
 
Collections Stored Off-Site
This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research. 
 
Technical Access
Original audiovisual materials, as well as preservation and duplicating masters, may not be played. Researchers must consult use copies, or if none exist must pay for a use copy. Certain digital files may also be inaccessible. Please contact the Special Collections Research Center for more information.
 
Publication and Copyright Information
The Boslover Ahavas Achim Belzer Association Collection is the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.
 
Preferred Citation
[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Boslover Ahavas Achim Belzer Association Collection, SCRC 183, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
 
 
Administrative Information 
 
Acquisition Information
Donated by the Boslover Ahavas Achim Belzer Association in 1978, 1989, and 2001.  Additional materials donated by Sam Stillman in 1989, Elaine Kolinsky in 1995 and Ernest Schwartz in 1978 and 1982. 
 
Collection previously administered by the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center, acquired by Temple in June 2009.
 
Processing Information 
Collection processed and finding aid prepared in October 2015 by Jenna Olszak, Project Archivist, Special Collections Research Center. 
 
 
Index Terms
The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:
 
Corporate Names: 
Ahavas Achim Belzer Beneficial Association (Philadelphia, PA.)
Ahavas Achim Beneficial Association (Philadelphia, PA.)
Belz-Bessarabia Beneficial Association (Philadelphia, PA.)
Boslover Ahavas Achim Belzer Association (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Boslover Beneficial Association (Philadelphia, PA.)
 
Subjects: 
Fraternal organizations -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
Jews -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Societies, etc.
 
Places: 
Philadelphia (Pa.)
 
Material Types: 
16mm
Bylaws (administrative records)
Charters 
Financial records
Histories
Ledgers (account books)
Manuscripts
Minutes
Newsletters
Photographs
Souvenir programs
Video recordings
 
 
Inventory
 
Box   Folder    Description
1          1          Article regarding “Deliverance of Zion” party          undated
1          2          “Brith Achim Bulletin” (excerpt)           1950
3          1          Certificates          1954-1970, undated
3          2          Certificates          1955, 1975, undated
1          3          Certificates          1964-1966, undated
M1          D          Charter          1903
3          5          Charter, handwritten (photocopy)          undated
1          4          Constitution and bylaws          1971
3                      Film footage of annual dinner          1966
1          5          History of the Boslover Ahavas Achim Belzer Association          undated
1          6          Meeting minutes and general ledger          1950s-1960s
1          7          Newsletters, Ahavas Achim Belzer Association          1949-1951
1          8          Newsletters and mailers          1954-1982
2          1          Photo album          undated
3          3          Photograph, American Jewish Conference          1946
3          4          Photograph, United Orthodox Congregation and Mizrachi of Philadelphia          June 1937
2          2-5          Photographs          1940s-1970s
M1          D          Photographs, American Jewish Congress          1940
M1          D          Poster regarding the establishment of nachlahs in Israel          undated
2          6          Programs          1963-1981
2          7          Programs, Belz-Bassarabia Beneficial Association          1940-1941, 1947

3          6          Scrapbook          1940s-1960s