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Hebrew Free Loan Society of New Bedford records

 Collection
Identifier: MC-129

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.

Dates

  • 1965-2002, bulk 1991-2002
  • Majority of material found within 1991 - 2002

Creator

Language of Materials

English (with some Hebrew subtitles)

Conditions Governing Access

none

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.

Extent

.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.
Title
MC 129, Hebrew Free Loan Society of New Bedford records
Status
Completed
Author
Mark McCullough
Date
October 2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Repository

Contact:
285 Old Westport Rd.
N. Dartmouth MA 02747 USA