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Jewish Cemetery Association of Greater Philadelphia Collection of Burial Arrangement Forms and Cemetery Regulations

Collection ID

SCRC 392

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Description

Collection Summary 
 
Title
Jewish Cemetery Association of Greater Philadelphia Collection of Burial Arrangement Forms and Cemetery Regulations
 
Dates
1959-1967
 
Collection ID
SCRC 392
 
Creator
Jewish Cemetery Association of Greater Philadelphia
 
Quantity
0.2 linear feet (1 box)
 
Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries
 
Language
Materials in English
 
Detailed Collection Information 
 
Historical Note
The Jewish Cemetery Association of Greater Philadelphia, alternatively known as the Jewish Cemeteries Association of Greater Philadelphia, is an organization consisting of numerous Jewish cemeteries in Philadelphia. A rotating leadership group comprised of representatives from member cemeteries represents the association on public matters concerning burial and interment. Representatives from member cemeteries occasionally gather collectively to formulate organization-wide standards for burials and maintenance while keeping within the framework of Jewish tradition.
 
Description of Collection 
The Jewish Cemetery Association of Greater Philadelphia Collection of Burial Arrangement Forms and Cemetery Regulations consists of examples of documents used during the course of cemetery operations. Documents originate from a wide range of cemeteries and include purchase agreements, deeds for lots, certificates confirming burial rights, rules and regulations of specific cemeteries, and orders for grave markings. All of the forms requiring supplementary information are blank. A small amount of the blank forms are photocopies of originals. The documents run from 1959 to 1967.
 
Patron Information 
 
Catalog Record 
A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: https://librarysearch.temple.edu/catalog/991036961202703811
 
Research Access 
Collection is open for research.
 
Collections Stored Off-Site
This collection is housed off-site at the Library Depository, and requires 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. 
 
Publication and Copyright Information 
The Jewish Cemetery Association of Greater Philadelphia Collection of Burial Arrangement Forms and Cemetery Regulations is in custody of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. 
 
Preferred Citation
[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Jewish Cemetery Association of Greater Philadelphia Collection of Burial Arrangement Forms and Cemetery Regulations, SCRC 392, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
 
Administrative Information 
 
Acquisition Information
Donated by Arthur Klein in May 1980. Collection previously administered by the Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center, acquired by Temple in June 2009.
 
Processing Information 
Finding aid prepared in November 2018 by Casey Babcock, Project Archivist.
 
Index Terms 
 
The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:
 
Corporate Names:
Jewish Cemetery Association of Greater Philadelphia
Jewish Cemeteries Association of Greater Philadelphia
 
Subjects: 
Burial--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Jewish cemeteries--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Jews--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--Societies, etc.
Jews--United States--Social life and customs
 
Places:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
 
Material Types: 
Administrative records
Photocopies
Property records