Guide to the Congregation Beth Hamedrash Hagodol Records, 1893-1928 AIS.1974.12

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Congregation Beth Hamedrash Hagodol Records
Creator
Congregation Beth Hamedrash Hagodol (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
Collection Number
AIS.1974.12
Date
1893-1928
Extent
1.0 microfilm reel
Abstract
The microfilmed records of the Congregation Beth Hamadrash Hagodol, Pittsburgh contains a minute book, general ledger, record book of seat pew holders, non-members book, and a record book of the committee to handle burials.

Preferred Citation

Congregation Beth Hamedrash Hagodol Records, 1893-1928, AIS.1974.12, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh Library System

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Scope and Content Notes

The microfilmed records of the Congegation Beth Hamedrash span 1893-1928. The minute book contains minutes in Yiddish from April 16, 1900-Oct. 5, 1926 and minutes from Oct. 18, 1925-July 8, 1928 in English. The volume also contains loose documents: list of officers, trustees, and board of directors from 1925-1926; correspondence; financial reports from 1905-1927 that are intermittent; amendments to by-laws, No. 11, 1914; application for membership.

The general ledger spanning 1904-1913 contains: membership accounts; individual accounts; income of burial ground; reserved plots in cemeteries; income from vows; income from box money; loaned money; small expenditures, fire insurance; seat number accounts. The ledger records are in Yiddish or English.

The record book of pew holders, 1893-1920, is arranged by seat number and contains an alphabetical index. The records are in English. The non-members book, which spans 1913-1928, is written in Yiddish and contains an alphabetical index.

The committee to handle burials volume contains loose burial or removal permits for 1918 and 1924. The information recorded in the volume is: county, municipality, date of birth, full name, age, sex, color, disease causing death, place of burial, undertaker, and address of undertaker.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, 1974

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Revision Description

 Converted from EAD Version 1.0 to EAD Version 2002 July 1, 2006

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Congregation Beth Hamedrash Hagodol, Beth Jacob April 1974.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Archives Service Center Staff in 1974

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Jessica L. Marshall in May 29, 2003. Information about the collection title and the controlled access terms was extracted from the MARC record in the University of Pittsburgh catalog Voyager ID number:1430965

Existence and Location of Copies

Originals retained by the Congregation Beth Hamedrash Hagodol-Beth Jacob.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Congregation Beth Hamedrash Hagodol (Pittsburgh, Pa.).

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pittsburgh (Pa.) -- Religion

Subject(s)

  • Churches and Synagogues
  • Jews -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Judaism -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh
  • Synagogues -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh

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Previous Citation

Congregation Beth Hamedrash Hagodol Records, 1893-1928, AIS.1974.12, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

  Microfilm-cabinetDrawerReel
Minute book, April 16, 1900-July 1, 1928 171

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  Reel
General Ledger, 1904-1913 1

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  Reel
Record book of seat pew holders, 1893-1920 1

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  Reel
Non-members book, 1913-1928 1

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  Reel
Record book of the committee to handle burials, 1908-1914 1

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