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Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
Series
Fonds
2
Series
6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
cartographic material
Date
[194-?]-1997
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Ben Dunkelman published his memoirs with MacMillan of Canada in 1976 under the title Dual Allegiance. Although nearly 30 years had passed since his involvement in the Second World War and the Arab-Israeli War, Dunkelman began researching his memoirs in the 1950s and an early version of the book, Israel Assignment, was finished in 1959. After further research, writing and correspondence with publishers, Dunkelman finally secured publication of the manuscript with MacMillan of Canada under the title Dual Allegiance, which was published in 1976. The response to Dual Allegiance after its publication in November came quickly. MacMillan collected many of the newspaper reviews and sent them to Dunkelman. Ben Dunkelman also wrote several different screenplays based on his autobiography. These range from plot summaries to a full-length screenplay submitted to Charles Greene which includes directions for camera shots.
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence, research notes, novel notes, manuscripts, reviews, film/TV scripts, clippings and publicity material related to Ben Dunkelman’s autobiography, Dual Allegiance, which was published by MacMillan in 1976. The series contains drafts of Israel Assignment. It also contains some correspondence, both between Dunkelman and MacMillan about the book, and from readers commenting on it. The series is organized into several general areas in the following order: research, manuscripts, publicity, correspondence and Film/TV scripts.
Notes
Physical description note: Includes 30 maps, 4 photographs, and 2 albums.
Subjects
Authors
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
2
Material Format
cartographic material
Date
1953-[196-?]
Physical Description
8 maps
Scope and Content
File contains eight maps of Israel related to Dunkelman's research into his activities in the Arab-Israeli War, in particular Operations Dekel and Hiram. Seven of these maps are photocopies. The one original is a map of Haifa and the surrounding area.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
3
Material Format
cartographic material
Date
1954
Physical Description
1 map
Scope and Content
File contains one map of Haifa (Israel) and the surrounding area related to Dunkelman's research into his activities in the Arab-Israeli War.
Physical Condition
Record is fragile and in places held together with tape.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954-1955
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence, notes and a list of Toronto machal members in connection with Dunkelman's attempt to research his involvement in the Arab-Israeli War. Of note are letters in which Dunkelman discusses Buzz Beurling, the Canadian fighter pilot who volunteered for the machal.
Physical Condition
Records are fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains an engineer's report written during the Arab-Israeli War and relating to the 7th Brigade under Dunkelman's command. The file also contains correspondence between Dunkelman and the engineer, A. Nissan.
Notes
A. Nissan changed his surname from Nissenbaum to Nissan.
Physical Condition
Records are fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a second copy of A. Nissan's engineer's report from the Arab-Israeli War, along with correspondence between Nissan and Dunkelman in connection with Dunkelman's research on the 7th Brigade.
Physical Condition
Some records are fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains two photocopies of excerpts from B.H. Liddell Hart's book Strategy: An Indirect Approach. The copies include a map of Operation Hiram, along with an essay about the Arab-Israeli War by Yigael Yadin.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains two accounts of Operation Hiram, along with one letter and two related maps. One account is by Sergeant J. Franses and the second, reprinted from the magazine Maarachot, is by Lieutenant Colonel Gabriel Luria.
Physical Condition
Records are fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
20
Material Format
textual record
Date
1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of three pages of notes written by Joseph Eisen in connection with the 7th Brigade's actions during the Arab-Israeli War. The notes provide a brief chronological account of the war from 7 July 1948 to 29 October 1948 and mention Operations Dekel and Hiram.
Notes
A more recent note on the first of these three pages indicates Eisen wrote these notes while Ben Dunkelman was on a visit to Israel in August, 1973.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
19
Material Format
textual record
Date
[195-?]-1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence and notes related to Dunkelman's involvement in the Arab-Israeli War.
Physical Condition
Some records are very fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
21
Material Format
textual record
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains translated notes and accounts in connection with Operation Maccabee and the opening of the Burma Road between Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv during the Arab-Israeli War.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
28
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960-[1976?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains notes relating to Ben Dunkelman's memoirs and to his activities during the Second World War and the Arab-Israeli War. The file also contains two photocopied pages from W.T. Barnard's book The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, 1860-1960: one Hundred Years of Canada (1960).
Physical Condition
Some records are hard to read.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
29
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one letter from Lt. Col. Ruhama Hermon to Ben Dunkelman. The letter thanks Dunkelman for sending Hermon a copy of Dual Allegiance and comments on the book The Seventh Brigade.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
27
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954-1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence and notes related to Dunkelman's research into the activities of the 7th Brigade during the Arab-Israeli War. The file also includes correspondence in connection with the translation of Dunkelman's autobiography from English into Hebrew.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
5
Material Format
textual record
cartographic material
Date
[195-?]-[196-?]
Physical Description
7 maps
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains maps, notes and drafts relating to Dunkelman's research into Operation Dekel and the 7th Brigade's conquest of Nazareth. The file also includes photocopies.
Physical Condition
Some records are fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-1954
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence between Ben Dunkelman and David Ben-Gurion on the subject of Dunkelman's marriage to Yael Dunkelman. The correspondence also relates to Dunkelman's request that Ben-Gurion write an introduction to his memoirs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952-1955
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains one business card along with correspondence chiefly between Dunkelman and lawyer Aron Hoter-Ishay. The correspondence deals with Dunkelman's research into the 7th Brigade for his memoirs.
Physical Condition
Records are fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954-[197-?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a clipping, notes and correspondence in connection with Dunkelman's research for his memoirs. The file contains a clipping and notes related to Israeli Chiefs of Staff Yaakov Dori, Yigael Yadin, Mordechai Makleff, Moshe Dayan and Chaim Laskov. The correspondence includes letters to and from Yaakov Dori. Dunkelman asks Dori to write an introduction to his memoirs.
Physical Condition
Records are fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954-1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence between former Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion and Ben Dunkelman. In addition, the file contains a newspaper clipping reporting a trip by Ben-Gurion to Canada. Further correspondence in the file reveals that the Israeli government has decided to grant Dunkelman the rank of Colonel.
Name Access
Ben-Gurion, David, 1886-1973
Subjects
Prime ministers--Israel
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954-1956
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence between Ben Dunkelman and both Nathanel Lorch and Katriel Salmon on the subject of Dunkelman's research for his memoirs.
Physical Condition
Records are fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954-1958
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence between Chaim Laskov and Ben Dunkelman on the subject of the Arab-Israeli War and the 7th Brigade.
Physical Condition
Some records are fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
1
Material Format
textual record
cartographic material
Date
[195-?]-1974
Physical Description
14 maps
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of maps of Israel, along with some photocopied text about the 1948-1949 Arab-Israeli War.
Physical Condition
Some records are fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence between Ben Dunkelman and Isa Yovel in connection with the Arab-Israeli War and the 7th Brigade.
Physical Condition
Some records are fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960-1962
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence between Ben Dunkelman and Yaacov Herzog, ambassador to Canada. The correspondence relates to Dunkelman's attempt to correct inaccurate information about his role in the Arab-Israeli War.
Physical Condition
Some records are fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
1961-1962
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains two letters, one from Ben Dunkelman to Col. Chaim Ben-David (the military secretary to the Israeli Prime Minister) and one from Ben-David to Dunkelman. The letters relate to Dunkelman's attempt to set the record straight about his role in the Arab-Israeli War.
Name Access
Ben-Gurion, David, 1886-1973
Subjects
Prime ministers--Israel
Physical Condition
Records are fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1958-1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence between Ben Dunkelman and Yaacov Herzog, Theodore Kollek and Arthur Lourie in connection with inaccuracies regarding Dunkelman's role in the Arab-Israeli War.
Physical Condition
Records are fragile.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
26
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a letter from Yehuda Werber to Ben Dunkelman on the subject of Dunkelman's research for Dual Allegiance. In addition, the file contains notes Werber wrote, along with what seems to be a transcript Dunkelman wrote of a taped interview with Werber.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
25
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a one-page memorandum Dunkelman wrote about a meeting he had with Moshe Carmel in Israel. At this meeting, Carmel said Chaim Laskov had never commanded the 7th Brigade.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence between Ben Dunkelman and David Ben-Gurion chiefly on the subject of Dunkelman's activities during the Arab-Israeli War. In addition to correspondence, the file includes two reports Dunkelman submitted in 1949 to the Israel Defence Forces.
Physical Condition
Some records are fragile.
Related Material
See fonds 2, series 5 for more information on the reports Dunkelman submitted to the Israel Defence Forces.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
23
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one memorandum Dunkelman wrote about a meeting in Israel attended by himself, Yael Dunkelman and Baruch Erez. The memorandum is related to Dunkelman's research into his role in the Arab-Israeli War.
Notes
Baruch Erez (Freidman) was second in command of the 79th Battalion during the Arab-Israeli War.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
22
Material Format
textual record
Date
[197-?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of three pages of notes related to the opening of the Burma Road, Operation Dekel and the conquest of Nazareth and Operation Hiram in northern Galilee.
Physical Condition
Record is in good condition but hard to read in places.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
33
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains drafts of Israel Assignment chapters, along with notes in connection with corrections to these drafts.
Notes
Israel Assignment was an early version of Dual Allegiance focusing on the Arab-Israeli War.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
31
Material Format
textual record
Date
[195-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of notes and corrections related to Ben Dunkelman's manuscript, Israel Assignment.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
34
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one manuscript entitled, Israel Assignment. It includes title pages, a contents page and chapters 8-21.
Notes
Israel Assignment was an early version of Dual Allegiance focusing on the Arab-Israeli War.
Physical Condition
Record is in good condition, but the first title page is loose.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
32
Material Format
textual record
Date
[195-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains two unpublished drafts of a bibliography for Israel Assignment.
Notes
Israel Assignment was an early version of Dual Allegiance focusing on the Arab-Israeli War.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
36
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a 2-page bibliography of sources in connection with research for Israel Assignment and Dual Allegiance.
Notes
Israel Assignment was an early version of Dual Allegiance focusing on the Arab-Israeli War.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 35
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
35
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a manuscript entitled, Israel Assignment, Dunkelman's first version of his memoirs. While chapters 1-7 have been corrected, chapters 8-21 are unedited. The manuscript contains 174 pages.
Notes
Israel Assignment was an early version of Dual Allegiance focusing on the Arab-Israeli War.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 37
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
37
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976-1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a bibliography for Dual Allegiance, along with notes, an envelope and a list of books up for bidding at an auction.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 39
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
39
Material Format
textual record
Date
[197-?]-1975
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one manuscript of Dual allegiance, along with notes and pages from an earlier draft. The manuscript includes a title page, two pages of contents and chapters 1 through 17. Chapters 8, 11 and 12 are missing.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 38
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
38
Material Format
textual record
Date
[197-?]-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains drafts and notes in connection with Ben Dunkelman's autobiography Dual Allegiance. The file includes photocopies of selections from The Victory Campaign: The Operations in North-West Europe, Volume III, Official History of the Canadian Army in the Second World War (The Queen’s Printer and Controller of Stationery, Ottawa, 1960) by C.P. Stacey.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 40
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
40
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1975]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of chapters 18-28 of Ben Dunkelman's autobiography Dual Allegiance. Chapter 26 is missing.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 41
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
41
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
2 negatives : b&w ; 12 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of two photograph negatives of Ben Dunkelman in his Canadian Army uniform. Dunkelman kept them in a MacMillan of Canada envelope, and one of the photographs appears in the final copy of Dual Allegiance.
Physical Condition
Nitrate negatives.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 2; Series 6; File 42
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
Dual Allegiance series
Level
File
Fonds
2
Series
6
File
42
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Following the publication of Dual Allegiance in November 1976, Dunkelman published five excerpts from the book in the Toronto Star.
Scope and Content
File consists of excerpts from Dual Allegiance, along with unedited proofs of these excerpts from The Toronto Star. The five excerpt titles are: "Toronto War Hero's Career Began With Dual In Palestine", "Jew Had A 'Score To Settle' With Nazis", "War Hero Drew Pistol On Brother Officer", "Dunkelman Joins The Fight For Palestine," and "The Road To Nazareth--And Independence".
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 49
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
49
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1902-1949
Physical Description
ca. 1500 architectural and technical drawings
6 photographs : b&w ; 38 x 30 cm or smaller
16 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Benjamin Brown (ca. 1888-1974) was the first practicing Jewish architect in Toronto. Born in what is now Lithuania, he arrived in Toronto at an early age and soon after, quit school to take a job in a garment manufacturing factory to help out his impoverished family. Not finding this career to his liking, Brown enrolled in the Ontario School of Art and Design with the intention of becoming an artist. When this profession proved financially unfeasible, Brown decided to pursue a career in architecture. After completing his high school equivalency, he enrolled in the University of Toronto architectural program, graduating in 1913. Soon after, Brown opened up a practice with fellow architect Robert McConnell, which lasted until the early 1920s. After the partnership ended, Brown set up an independent practice, which he maintained until his retirement in 1955.
Scope and Content
The fonds documents Brown’s design work and renovations of existing buildings through his original drawings, renderings, and building blueprints. The fonds consists of approximately 1500 drawings that are organized into about 150 projects. These projects include single-family residences, apartment buildings, commercial and industrial buildings, as well as synagogue and other community buildings. Many of Brown's buildings were designed in the Art Deco style, with some containing Georgian, Craftsman, Colonial Revival, Tudor and Romanesque elements.
Brown's most important commissions include the Beth Jacob Synagogue located on Henry Street, which was one the largest synagogues in Toronto, and the Balfour Building, an office tower built in the Art Deco style. The designs of Mendel Granatstein’s mansion, which contained a retractable roof for Sukkoth, and a colour sketch of the Primrose Club, which is currently the University of Toronto Faculty Club, may also be of interest to researchers. The fonds also includes some of Brown's files containing articles and illustrations from architecture and design journals of the early twentieth century, which he used as a resource to assist him with his work.
Fonds includes six photographs, one of the Balfour Building, one of Cumberland Hall, and four of Brown as a young man.
Notes
Architectural plans of a lead mine in Burnt River Ontario have been sent to the Kawartha Lakes Archives.
Name Access
Brown, Benjamin, 1890-1974
Subjects
Architecture
Creator
Brown, Benjamin, 1890-1974
Accession Number
1975
1987-9-3
1989-10-6
2004-5-109
2004-5-139
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 49; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
Series
Fonds
49
Series
1
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
[1915]-1940
Physical Description
174 architectural drawings
Scope and Content
Series consists of Benjamin Brown’s architectural plans and drawings of significant buildings designed or renovated for Toronto‘s Jewish community, including proposals that were never implemented. Contained within are renovation plans of the Beach Hebrew Institute synagogue, an ark design for the McCaul Street Synagogue, and the complete designs of the Henry Street Synagogue. The last of these projects is of particular significance, because it was the first synagogue in Toronto designed by a Jewish architect and was one of Brown‘s largest commissions. Drawings of the Primrose Club (a Jewish men’s club) and the Brunswick Talmud Torah Day School, as well as plans of Camp Yungvelt (a Jewish summer camp) are also included. Additionally, several preliminary sketches of synagogue facades are contained within.
The majority of these drawings are on tracing or drafting paper, several of which are in colour, and the remainder are either blueprints or drawn on cardboard. Floor plans, elevations, sections, foundation plans and sketches of building exterior facades and interiors are included. Additionally, there are drawings of windows, doors and synagogue arks.
Physical Condition
Several drawings and plans are in poor condition. See file level descriptions for further details.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 49; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
49
Series
4
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
Dec.12, 1910
Physical Description
1 architectural drawings : pencil on cardboard ; 29 cm x 40 cm
Scope and Content
Item consists of a detailed elevation drawing of a public library. Benjamin Brown completed this drawing during his time as a student at the University of Toronto.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
1
File
2
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1919-1922
Physical Description
136 architectural drawings : pencil, some hand col., watercolour, on linen weave and tracing paper ; 100 x 90 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The Henry Street Beth Jacob Synagogue was founded by Toronto’s Polish-Jewish Community, as the successor of an older, smaller synagogue on Elm Street. It was the first synagogue in Toronto that was designed by a Jewish architect, Benjamin Brown. Located at 23 and 23 ½ Henry Street, the synagogue was dedicated in 1922, at a cost of $156,000, and could accommodate up to eight hundred worshippers. It was built in Romanesque style and was notable for its stained glass windows and retractable roof that was used on Sukkoth. It also contained a vaulted ceiling capped by a large dome and four smaller ones. The building was eventually sold and converted into a church. It is the current site of the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural drawings of Beth Jacob Synagogue. Contained within are basement, floor, stairwell and roof plans, load plans, sections, and elevation drawings. Also included are detailing of windows, the Ark, entrances and other structures and objects.
Notes
Most of the drawings are stored in four rolls, the remainder are encased in five sheets of Melinex. Due to the fragility of these drawings, the medium, extent and sizes of them are based on the descriptions compiled by Steve Speisman. It is recommended that a conservator examine these drawings.
Name Access
Beth Jacob Synagogue (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Synagogues
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Some drawings are frayed and torn.
Places
Henry Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 1; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
1
File
3
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
[ca. 1922]
Physical Description
1 architectural drawing : pencil and hand col., watercolour, on cardboard backed paper ; 90 x 73 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Brunswick Avenue Talmud Torah Day School was established in 1907 and was originally situated on Simcoe Avenue. In 1922 the school received a charter from the Province of Ontario and relocated to Brunswick Avenue the same year. The new school opened in 1925 as a non-denominational afternoon school. It was the precursor to the Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto.
Scope and Content
File consists of one drawing of the exterior of the Brunswick Avenue Talmud Torah.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See File 49-5-13 for plans of the Yorkville Talmud Torah Day School in New York, designed by Benjamin W. Levitan.
Places
Brunswick Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 1; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
1
File
4
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
[ca. 1924]
Physical Description
9 architectural drawings : pencil, 6 hand col. pastel, 7 on tracing paper ; 36 x 50 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The Brunswick Avenue Talmud Torah Day School was established in 1907 and was originally situated on Simcoe Avenue. In 1922 the school received a charter from the Province of Ontario and relocated to Brunswick Avenue the same year. The new school opened in 1925 as a non-denominational afternoon school. It was the precursor to the Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto.
Scope and Content
File consists of Benjamin Brown's designs for the Brunswick Avenue Talmud Torah. Contained within are sketches of various entrances and frontages for the Brusnwick Avenue Talmud Torah. Designs of the Ark are also included.
Physical Condition
Drawings are fragile, several are torn.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 1; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
1
File
5
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1920
Physical Description
6 architectural drawings : 1 pen on linen weave and 5 pencil ; 54 x 54 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of Benjamin Brown's designs for a proposed synagogue. The designs were likely created before the congregation had purchased land or secured an architect. The congregation did not end up using Benjamin Brown as the architect. Included are floor plans, sections, and a rough sketch of the exterior.
Subjects
Synagogues
Physical Condition
Drawings are brittle and fragile. One drawing is badly torn.
Source
Archival Descriptions
631 records – page 1 of 13.

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