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Zitomirer Beneficial Association Records

Collection ID

SCRC 181

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Collection Summary 
Zitomirer Beneficial Association Records
Collection ID
SCRC 181
Zitomirer Beneficial Association (Philadelphia, Pa.)
1 linear foot (2 boxes + 1 map folder)
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries
Materials in English.
Detailed Collection Information 
Historical Note
The Zitomirer Beneficial Association was organized in 1916 to provide integration assistance to newly arrived immigrants from Zhytomyr in present day Ukraine.  As membership grew, the association offered additional benefits, including sick benefits and internment planning services. The lodge reserved plots for its members at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Upper Darby.  The association disbanded in 1982.
Description of Collection 
This collection contains membership ledgers, financial statements, and programs of the Zitomirer Beneficial Association.  It also includes correspondence and grave lot reservation information for the association’s reserved lots at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.  Some material in this collection post-dates the existence of the association.
Organization and Arrangement 
Material 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=b5856886~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. 
Publication and Copyright Information
The Zitomirer Beneficial Association Records are 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], Zitomirer Beneficial Association Records, SCRC 181, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
Administrative Information 
Acquisition Information
Donated by Janice Booker in 1983 and 2001.
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 Marrone, 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: 
Mt. Lebanon Cemetery (Collingdale, Pa.)
Zitomirer Beneficial Association (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Fraternal organizations -- Pennsylvania – Philadelphia
Jews -- Pennsylvania – Philadelphia – Societies, etc.
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Material Types: 
Administrative records
Architectural drawings
Financial records
Ledgers (account books)
Legal documents
Membership lists
Souvenir programs
Box   Folder     Description
M1          D          Map of Mt. Lebanon Cemetery reserved grave plots, with 1985 annotations          1958        
2          1          Agreements with Mt. Lebanon Cemetery          1917-1951
2          2          Agreements with Mt. Lebanon Cemetery (photocopies)          1917-1951
1          1          Anniversary programs and letterhead          1951, 1962, undated
1          2          Correspondence regarding cemetery plot reservations and agreement with Mt. Lebanon Cemetery          1951-1982
2          3          Financial ledger          1961-1971
1          3          Financial ledger          1971-1980
1          4-5          Membership ledger          1920s-1950s
1          6-7          Membership ledger          1962-1972
1          8          Membership ledger          1970-1971
1          9          Mt. Lebanon Cemetery receipts          1979-1982
1          10          Mt. Lebanon Cemetery reservation of ownership certificates (some photocopies)          1954-1988
1          11          Mt. Lebanon Cemetery reserved lots list          1973, 1985