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Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Level
Series
Fonds
17
Series
47
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947-1951, 1963-1964
Physical Description
1.18 m of textual records
Admin History/Bio
In late 1947 and early 1948 representatives of the Canadian garment industry organized what became known as the Tailor Project, an immigration program planned to select more than 2,200 skilled tailors from the Displaced Person camps of Europe, facilitate their immigration, and give them jobs in the garment trade and housing in Canada. The Tailor Project was based on similar schemes that had alleviated labour shortages in the logging and mining industries. Canadian Jewish Congress, eager to rescue Holocaust survivors from the DP camps, knew the government would approve a plan to bring in skilled workers to fill a shortage in the garment trades. Recognizing the plan had to come from within the garment industry itself, Congress provided guidance from behind the scenes.
The Tailor Project was the first program that permitted large numbers of Jewish adults to immigrate to Canada following the Second World War. More than half of the immigrants were Jewish. Max E. Enkin (men's clothing), Max Federman (fur workers), Joe Mack and others were sent by the Commission to Europe as part of the selection team. Provided they had the requisite skills, both single and married displaced persons were eligible to come to Canada.
Hundreds of tailoring firms in Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg and Vancouver were canvassed and many agreed to hire DP workers on 12-month contracts. The Canadian Overseas Commission, the industry's co-coordinating body, had to ensure proper housing for the expected workers. In response to Max Enkin's emphasis on providing accommodation, many individuals and community organizations reached out to those in need. Under the direction of the United Jewish Relief Agency, the office of the Canadian Overseas Garment Commission attended to the many and varying needs of the immigrant tailors, both Jewish and non-Jewish. In addition to providing financial assistance, the Commission gave attention to problems of landlord-tenant relationships, hospital, medical and dental care, gave direction and made referrals to other agencies for specialized services and co-operated with other organizations in their programs for immigrants.
The Tailor Project became the template for the Furrier Project that followed and spurred the formation in 1947 of the Jewish Vocational Service of Toronto, the original purpose of which was to help survivors of the Holocaust find employment.
Scope and Content
Series consists of the operational records of the Canadian Overseas Garment Commission. Records include agreements between garment industry manufacturers (employers) and employees, immigration records and passenger lists, general correspondence relating to the operation of the program, financial records, employee payroll records, contact and membership lists, the Canadian Overseas Garment Commission Toronto program report, statistical summaries, employee certificates of merit, discharge certificates, meeting minutes of the Toronto Program Steering Committee, employee worker cards and employee housing records. Also included is a hand drawn map locating the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society of Canada at 455 Spadina Ave., Toronto, circa 1947.
Notes
Series formerly described and cited as RG291.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Employee case files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47-4; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Employee case files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-4
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-1949
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Employee case files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47-4; File 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Employee case files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-4
File
23
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-1950
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Employee case files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47-4; File 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Employee case files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-4
File
25
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-1950
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Employee case files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47-4; File 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Employee case files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-4
File
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-1950
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Financial records sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47-5; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Financial records sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-5
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
June 1948-July 1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of loan receipts and forms. Each receipt provides the recipient name, address, employer name and address, sum received and purpose of the loan.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Financial records sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47-5; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Financial records sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-5
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
Oct. 1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of loan receipts and forms. Each receipt provides the recipient name, address, employer name and address, sum received and purpose of the loan.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Financial records sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47-5; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Financial records sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-5
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
June 1948-Oct 1948, 1957
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of petty cash vouchers for expenses relating to the DP tailor project.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Financial records sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47-5; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Financial records sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-5
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-1950
Physical Description
1 folders of textual records
Scope and Content
Folder consists of invoices, ledger sheet entries for the United Jewish Relief Agency and the Canadian Jewish Committee for Refugees and a list of furrier loans receivable.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Financial records sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47-5; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Financial records sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-5
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-1950
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Folder consists of a general ledger.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Discharge records sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47-8; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Discharge records sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-8
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of discharge certificates issued by the Department of Labour to immigrant tailors upon completion of their one-year contract with the Canadian Overseas Garment Commission.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Discharge records sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47-8; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Discharge records sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-8
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of discharge certificates issued by the Department of Labour to immigrant tailors upon completion of their one-year contract with the Canadian Overseas Garment Commission.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Employee worker cards sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47-9; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Employee worker cards sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-9
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists employee worker cards issued to millinery employees upon arrival in Toronto. Cards document employee name, boat name, boat number and arrival date.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
Series
Fonds
64
Series
5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
architectural drawing
Date
1859-1980
Physical Description
35 cm of textual records
10 photographs
41 architectural drawings
Scope and Content
Series contains reference materials created by and written about the synagogues. Primary records include commemorative booklets, a small number of newsletters, brochures, and programs from special events. There are also newspaper clippings and copied articles providing histories of synagogues. There is a small number of photograph prints and negatives, but many of the files also include photographs from books, magazines or photocopies. The series is arranged in alphabetical order by city, then by synagogue. Not every synagogue the project team researched has a reference file, and there may be reference files for shuls for which no photographs survive.
Subjects
Synagogues
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 64
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
64
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1859-1980, predominant 1977-1979
Physical Description
ca. 5178 photographs and other material
Admin History/Bio
The “Shuls Project” was the work of three University of Toronto architecture students, who in 1977 wrote a research paper on the eight Toronto synagogues built before World War II. Concerned at the lack of resources on these synagogues, Sidney Tenenbaum, Lynn Milstone and Sheldon Levitt foresaw the loss of communities’ recorded history as membership dwindled and elders passed on. The students conceived a project that would photograph and document every synagogue in Canada, gathering visual evidence, memorabilia, plaques and stories before they disappeared and history was lost. The students’ goal was to document synagogues’ architecture, art, and historical development through research, interviews and site visits.
The students secured a large portion of the required funding for the project from the Samuel and Saidye Bronfman Family Foundation in Montreal, funding which was matched by the Canadian Jewish Congress. This financial support enabled Levitt, Milstone and Tenenbaum to begin their study, named “Shuls… A Study of Canadian Synagogue Architecture.” They began in the summer of 1977, traveling through the Western provinces. The next summer, they visited eight Maritime cities, Montreal and other Quebec communities. Financial support in the project’s second year was again provided by the Bronfman Family Foundation, along with the Canadian government and donations in kind from businesses, including Benjamin Photo Finishers in Toronto, and Polaroid. The summer of 1979 was spent in Ontario, with an added grant from Wintario. In total, the Shuls project team traveled over 24,000 kilometres, taking thousands of photographs and conducting several hundred interviews. Photographs were taken by Tenenbaum, with Levitt and Milstone assuming primary responsibility for researching synagogues’ history and gathering historic records. Interviews were conducted by all three researchers, in both English and Yiddish.
With no handy index of every shul in Canada, the researchers located small shuls by word of mouth. They spread word of their project and solicited assistance using press releases, letters to known communities, and slideshow presentations as they traveled. They would first examine a building to get an idea of a community’s character and heritage, then conduct interviews with designers, architects, rabbis and other prominent community members.
With the research and photographs created, the team compiled three catalogues of the Western, Eastern/Quebec, and Ontario phases of the project. These catalogues have entries on each synagogue that include historical summaries highlighting the founding, growth, mergers and decline of Jewish communities, their changing needs, changing architectural expressions and trends, and the evolving uses of synagogues over the course of the twentieth century. There are also building descriptions, some with critical comments by the authors, and lists of the photographs and slides produced.
The compilation of materials and preparation of these catalogues took place at the Project’s offices at 26 Ava Road in Toronto, and continued through the summer of 1980 when the Ontario catalogue was completed. In 1985, Tenenbaum, Milstone and Levitt published a book highlighting their work, called Treasures of a People: The Synagogues of Canada.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of the records created and collected by the team of students conducting the Shuls study from 1977 to 1980. The majority of the fonds is made up of graphic material, in the form of 35mm colour slides and black-and-white Polaroid prints and (print-size) negatives. There are approximately 5110 photographs in the fonds. Fonds also consists of notes and inventory forms of buildings' architectural features. There are no interview transcripts, but the fonds does include three audio cassettes with recorded interviews and shul tours. Reference materials used in researching the history of the shuls include dedication and anniversary commemorative books and programmes, newsletters, articles and newspaper clippings. In addition the fonds contains 47 blueprints, the majority from Montreal synagogues. The fonds is arranged in the following series: 1. Quebec synagogues; 2. Ontario synagogues; 3. Western Canada synagogues; 4. Eastern Canada synagogues; 5. Reference.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 92 cm of textual records, 42 architectural drawings, 3 audio cassettes, and 1 drawing.
Physical extent note: many of the slides were culled because they were felt to be reproductions. Some of the synagogue images in the research book may therefore not be included in the fonds.
Name Access
Shuls Project
Subjects
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Creator
Levitt, Sheldon
Milstone, Lynn
Tenenbaum, Sidney T.
Places
Canada
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains photocopied pages from the synagogue's 1949 Dedication program.
Name Access
Beth Isaiah Congregation (Guelph, Ont.)
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Guelph (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
23
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
[ca. 1910]-1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
4 photographs : b&w prints (2 negatives) ; 12 x cm
Scope and Content
File contains notes, lists, clippings, copied pages from directories and 4 unidentified photographs (2 negatives).
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Montréal (Québec)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
33
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1947
Physical Description
7 architectural drawings
Scope and Content
File contains 7 blueprints for the 1947 extension and alterations to the shul.
Name Access
Congregation Ahavath Shalom
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Montréal (Québec)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 41
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
41
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1859-1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
4 architectural drawings
Scope and Content
File contains photocopied articles, a newspaper clipping, photocopied photographs, a greeting card with photograph on cover, copies of the 1859 contract commissioning the erection of the synagogue as well as a list of specifications for the masons, and blueprints for the 1967 extension.
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Montréal (Québec)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 45
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
45
Material Format
textual record
Date
1932-[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains dedication book for new building (1960), copied articles, assorted pamphlets and programmes.
Name Access
Temple Emanu-El (Montréal, Quebec)
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Montréal (Québec)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 48
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
48
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1949, 1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 architectural drawing
Scope and Content
File contains a form letter from the congregation regarding High Holiday services (17 July 1978), and a blueprint for the auditorium building (1949).
Name Access
Young Israel of Montreal
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Montréal (Québec)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 49
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
49
Material Format
textual record
Date
1925, 1945
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains one copied newspaper article and several other transcribed newspaper articles.
Name Access
House of Israel
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Moose Jaw (Sask.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 54
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
54
Material Format
textual record
Date
1944, [1975?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains two short historical overviews.
Name Access
Temple Israel
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Ottawa (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 66
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
66
Material Format
textual record
architectural drawing
Date
1920-1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 architectural drawing
Scope and Content
File contains a copied photograph from The Jewish Post, the congregation's constitution adopted in 1920, and a blueprint from 1955.
Name Access
Agudas Israel
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Saskatoon (Sask.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 75
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
75
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a 1979 newsletter, "Voice of Radom," and copies from the 10th and 30th anniversary booklets.
Name Access
Beth Radom Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 64; Series 5; File 96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
The Shuls Project fonds
Reference series
Level
File
Fonds
64
Series
5
File
96
Material Format
textual record
Date
1930-1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains the shul's dedication programme from 1930, the 25th (1954) and 49th anniversary programmes (1978).
Name Access
Congregation Shaar Hashomayim
Subjects
Anniversaries
Synagogues
Places
Windsor (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Canadian Overseas Fur Commission agreements sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
17
Series
47-1
Material Format
textual record
cartographic material
Date
1948-1949
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
1 map : b&w ; 22 x 36 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Canadian Fur Industry Association was composed of The Independent Furriers Association of Toronto; Montreal Fur Manufacturers Guild Inc.; Fur Trade Association of Canada Inc.; Manitoba Division of the Furriers Guild; and the Associated Fur Manufacturers of Toronto. It was also referred to as "the association."
Manufacturers (employers) entering into an agreement with the association undertook and agreed to accept responsibility for workers in relation to their transportation, housing, term of employment and wages.
Employer deductions, not to exceed 10% from the weekly wages of the DPs, were to cover transportation costs from Halifax to Toronto, and financial assistance. Employees were hired for a period of twelve months and if the employee fulfilled all the terms of his agreement, no charge for transportation was made by the employer.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of executed agreements between garment industry manufacturers (employers) and the Canadian Fur Industry Association, letters to employers requesting employee names and date of employment, employee payroll deductions records and a hand drawn map locating the Jewish Immigrant Aid Society of Canada at 455 Spadina Ave., Toronto circa 1947.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Canadian Overseas Fur Commission agreements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-1
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of executed agreements between "the employer" and the Canadian Fur Industry Association.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Canadian Overseas Fur Commission agreements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-1
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of executed agreements between "the employer" and the Canadian Fur Industry Association.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Canadian Overseas Fur Commission agreements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-1
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of executed agreements between "the employer" and the Canadian Fur Industry Association.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Canadian Overseas Fur Commission agreements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-1
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of executed agreements between "the employer" and the Canadian Fur Industry Association.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Canadian Overseas Fur Commission agreements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-1
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of executed agreements between "the employer" and the Canadian Fur Industry Association.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Canadian Overseas Fur Commission agreements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-1
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of executed agreements between "the employer" and the Canadian Fur Industry Association.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Canadian Overseas Fur Commission agreements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-1
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of executed agreements between"the employer" and the Canadian Fur Industry Association.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Canadian Overseas Fur Commission agreements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-1
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of executed agreements between "the employer" and the Canadian Fur Industry Association.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Canadian Overseas Fur Commission agreements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-1
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of executed agreements between "the employer" and the Canadian Fur Industry Association.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Canadian Overseas Fur Commission agreements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-1
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of executed agreements between "the employer" and the Canadian Fur Industry Association.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Canadian Overseas Fur Commission agreements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-1
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-1949
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of letters from Daniel Drutz of the Canadian Overseas Garment Commission to employers requesting name of employee and date of employment.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Canadian Overseas Fur Commission agreements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-1
File
12
Material Format
cartographic material
textual record
Date
1948-1949
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 map : b&w ; 22 x 36 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of sample letters from the Canadian Overseas Fur Commission to employers regarding employee names, date of employment, commencement of payroll deductions and Canadian citizenship. Also included are sample employment agreements, loan receipt forms and a hand drawn JIAS location map.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Passenger lists sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Passenger lists sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
17
Series
47-2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947-1949
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series contains records documenting immigrant tailors and their arrival at Halifax, Canada from 1947-1949. The files are primarily passenger lists of voyages between 1947-1949 indicating ship name, date of departure and arrival, names of passengers, marital status, number of children, nationality, religion (both Jewish and non-Jewish), gender, age, and occupation. Some lists include a forwarding address, phone number, sponsor name and employer.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Passenger lists sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47-2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Passenger lists sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-2
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
16 Jan. 1948-26 Apr. 1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a summary of DP tailors who arrived in Canada between January 16, and April 26,1948. The summary includes the following details: boat names departure and arrival dates, the number of Jewish and non- Jewish tailors by nationality, gender, marital status and number of children. Boat arrivals were the General Sturgis, Heintzelman, Nea Hellas and Marine Falcon.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Passenger lists sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47-2; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Passenger lists sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-2
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
16 Jan.1948-6 July 1949
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a summary of boat names with sailing and arrival dates, total number of DP tailors, religion, nationality, marital status and number of children. Boat arrivals were General Sturgis, Heintzelman, Nea Hellas, Marine Falcon, Marine Marlin, Ernie Pyle, General Black, Marine Swallow, Tabinta, General Stewart, S.S. Samaria, General Langfitt, S.S. Scythia, Marine Tiger, Marine Shark, General Howze, General McCrae.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Passenger lists sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47-2; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Passenger lists sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-2
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
16 Nov. 1948-30 June 1949
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains boat lists organized by sailing and arrival date. Some lists include port of departure, passenger names, nationality, religion, gender, marital status, age, and occupation. Boat arrivals were Nea Hellas, S.S. Samaria, S.S Scythia, Marine Shark, General Black, General Howze, General McCrae.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Passenger lists sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47-2; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Passenger lists sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-2
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
16 Jan. 1948-10 May 1949
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains passenger lists that are organized by boat name, arrival date, family name and number of family members. Some lists indicate addresses. Boat arrivals were General Sturgis, General Heintzelman, Nea Hellas, Marine Falcon, Marine Marlin.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Passenger lists sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47-2; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Passenger lists sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-2
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a list of sponsored tailors screened by the Overseas Commission while in Europe. The list includes family name, age, gender, marital status, number of children, sponsor name and address.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Passenger lists sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47-2; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Passenger lists sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-2
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
[between 1947 and 1948]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains an alphabectical list of tailors screened by the Canadian Overseas Garment Commission while in Europe. The list includes family name, gender, marital status, children, religion, nationality, age, and DP camp location.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Passenger lists sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47-2; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Passenger lists sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-2
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
16 Jan. 1948-10 May 1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains passenger lists that are organized by boat name and arrival date. Lists include the following details: passenger name, religion, marital status, gender and address. Boats arriving were General Sturgis, Heintzelman, Nea Hellas, Marine Falcon, Nea Hellas, and Marine Marlin.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Passenger lists sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47-2; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Passenger lists sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-2
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
9 June 1948-26 Sept. 1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains the master lists of boats arriving between June 9, 1948 and September 26, 1948. Lists are organized by boat name, arrival date, name, religion, marital status, gender and address. Boats arriving were Marine Marlin, Ernie Pyle, General Black, Marine Falcon, Tabintha, General Stewart, General Heintzelman. Records for the 14th and 16th boats are missing from the file.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Passenger lists sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47-2; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Passenger lists sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-2
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
29 Sept. 1948-17 Nov.1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains the master lists of boats arriving between September 29, 1948 and November 17, 1948. Lists are organized by boat name, arrival date, name, religion, marital status, gender and address. Boats arriving were General Sturgis, S.S. Samaria, General Langfitt, General Stewart, S.S. Scynthia, Marine Tiger.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Passenger lists sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 47-2; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Canadian Overseas Garment Commission series
Passenger lists sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
47-2
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
18 Nov. 1948-6 July 1949
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains the master lists of boats arriving between November 18, 1948 and July 6th, 1949. Lists are organized by boat name, arrival date, name, religion, marital status, gender and address. Boats arriving were Ernie Pyle, Nea Hellas, Samaria, S.S. Scythia, Marine Shark, General Black, General Howze, General McCrae. Records for the 35th and 44th boats are missing from the file.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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