Guide to the Hebrew Free Loan Association (Pittsfield, Mass.) Records

undated, 1940-1970

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I-205


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Machine-readable finding aid created by Shannon Struble in July 2018. Finding aid was encoded by Shannon Struble and Lindsay Sprechman in August 2018 and February 2019. Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hebrew Free Loan Association (Pittsfield, Mass.)
Title:
Hebrew Free Loan Association (Pittsfield, Mass.) Records
Dates: undated, 1940-1970
Abstract:
The Hebrew Free Loan Association was formed circa 1935 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts to offer interest-free loans to dues-paying members of the organization in need of temporary financial relief. The records of the Association consist of two bound ledgers, one containing minutes from meetings of the organization’s officers, and the other holding a list of account holders and their transactions between 1949 and 1970.
Languages:   The collection is in English.
Quantity: .25 linear feet (1 half-manuscript box)
ID:   I-205
Repository: Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS
Location: Located in Boston, Mass.

Page 1 of the HFLA's meeting minutes.

Historical Note

The Hebrew Free Loan Association (HFLA) was formed circa 1935 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts to offer interest-free loans to dues-paying members of the organization in need of temporary financial relief.

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Chronology

circa 1935 The Hebrew Free Loan Society (HFLA) is formed in Pittsfield, Mass.
1944 A committee presents the rules and bylaws for the HFLA.
1944 Jacob Goodman is elected president.
1948 Robert S. Rubin is elected president.
1949 Samuel Gold is elected president.

Scope and Content Note

The records of the Hebrew Free Loan Association of Pittsfield, Massachusetts consist of two bound ledgers. One contains minutes from meetings of the officers held between 1944 and 1964, including a list of rules and by-laws put forward by a committee formed to develop the same. The other ledger contains a list of account holders and their transactions between 1949 and 1970.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged into a a single series as follows:

  • Series I: Hebrew Free Loan Association (Pittsfield, Mass.) Records, undated, 1940-1970

Access and Use

Access Restrictions

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Hebrew Free Loan Society (Boston, MA) Records, I-115

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Hebrew Free Loan Association (Pittsfield, Mass.) Records; I-205; box number; folder number; Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at NEHGS, Boston, Mass.


Acquisition Information

Donated by Rabbi Arthur D. Rulnick, May 1982


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Container List

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Series I: Hebrew Free Loan Association (Pittsfield, Mass.), undated, 1940-1970

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

See Collection Scope and Content Note.

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Constitution, Bylaws, and Minutes undated, 1949-1970
1 2 Meeting Minutes 1944-1964