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Lafayette Jewish Cemetery Association (Lafayette, LA) Records

Collection 327

Lafayette Jewish Cemetery Association (Lafayette, LA). Records, 1890-1997

5 inches, 3 volumes

The Lafayette Jewish Cemetery Association Records chartered under the name The Menachim Avelim (comforting the mourners) in Lafayette Parish in 1890.

The purpose of the society was to maintain and support a certain burial ground situated in the Town of Lafayette, LA. The lot or burial place had been acquired by virtue of an act of donation from the Hon. Alexandre Mouton. It was donated and accepted on February 12, 1869 and duly recorded in the book of donations for the parish. The officers for this society consist of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and a board of directors.

This collection consists of documents, membership information, financial records, and minutes of meetings. The minutes are both handwritten and typed in ledger books.


A. Documents 1-01 thru 1-02
B. Correspondence 1-03 thru 1-04
C. General Records 1-05
D. Financial Records 1-06 thru 1-16
E. Minutes 1-07 thru 1-21
F. Miscellaneous 1-22
G. Oversize: ledgers Box 2


Box 1
1-01 Document: Charter: State of Louisiana, Parish of Lafayette, Lafayette, La. April 14, 1890. Charter of MenachimAvelim (comforting the mourners), also known as the Lafayette Jewish Cemetery Association
1-02 Document: Resolution: dated May 7, 1972 indicating shares of stock paid in bank.
1-03 Correspondence: 1960s, typescript and handwritten
1-04 Correspondence: 1978, from estate of Wilhelmina Schmulen Hertz
1-05 General Records: membership information, May 1966; 1986; 1987
1-06 Financial Records: Statements of membership dues, 1967-68
1-07 Financial Records: Balance Sheets: 1967; 1968; 1970; 1973; 1974; 1976/77; 1981
1-08 Financial Records: Trustees Statements: 1969-1975
1-09 Financial Records: Trustees Statements: 1976-1981, 1984
1-10 Financial Records: Statements: income and expenses, 1970-1990
1-11 Financial Records: bank Statement, includes 2 deposit slips and cancelled checks, 1982-1988
1-12 Financial Records: cash receipts and checks received, 1966, n.d.
1-13 Financial Records: invoices, 1976, 1978, 2006
1-14 Financial Records: Lots purchased, includes a list, November 30, 1966
1-15 Financial Records: authority to open account, 1966; safe deposit box, 1989
1-16 Financial Records: ledgers, 1966-1976
1-17 Minutes: Special board of director’s meeting, March 6, 1966
1-18 Minutes: Annual meetings, 1966-1969
1-19 Minutes: Annual meetings, 1970-1979
1-20 Minutes: Annual meetings, 1980-1989
1-21 Minutes: Annual meetings, 1990-1993; 1997
1-22 Miscellaneous: blank – invoice pad
Box 2
Vol. 1: ledger: cash accounts, 1953-1966
Vol. 2: minutes of meetings, handwritten, 1950s-1960s
Vol. 3: minutes of meetings, handwritten, 1890 - 1913