Hebrew Free Loan Society of New Bedford records
Scope and Contents
The collection contains documents, letters, photographs, cancelled checks, receipts, and lists that pertain to the Hebrew Free Loan Society of New Bedford, and especially to the disposition of its remaining funds in 2002.
- 1965-2002, bulk 1991-2002
- Majority of material found within 1991 - 2002
- Hebrew Free Loan Society (New Bedford, Mass.) (Organization)
Language of Materials
English (with some Hebrew subtitles)
Conditions Governing Access
Biographical / Historical
The Hebrew Free Loan Society, founded in the 1930s, was created to aid the region’s Jewish community financially by providing interest-free loans. The Society maintained a place of importance along the South Coast; its annual presidential inauguration was featured in New Bedford’s Standard Times newspaper in 1965. Although it was active for many years, activity, membership, and interest declined in the late 1990s, which led to its closing in 2002.
.4 Linear Feet (One half sized manuscript box and one card file box)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received through Ahavath Achim donation, November 2010, accession # 11-13.
- MC 129, Hebrew Free Loan Society of New Bedford records
- Mark McCullough
- October 2012
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