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Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
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Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 1
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Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
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Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1942-1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
J. L. Atkins was President of JIAS in 1942-1943.
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Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 2
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Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
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File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1943-1954
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Files consists mainly of incoming and outgoing correspondence of JIAS Central Region with the National headquarters in Montreal.
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Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
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ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 4
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Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
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File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1961-1962
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
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Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
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Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
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File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 5
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Archival Descriptions
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Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
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File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955-1959
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains incoming and outgoing correspondence and meeting minutes. Joseph Doran was JIAS President in 1955-1956.
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ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 6
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Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
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File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1943-1944
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Maurice Ezrin was JIAS President from 1944 to 1946.
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ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 7
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Archival Descriptions
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Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
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Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966-1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of handwritten letters from people overseas seeking aid from JIAS. JIAS replies are mostly refusals or referrals to other agencies.
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Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
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Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
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File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 9
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Archival Descriptions
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Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
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Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965-1966
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains two letters written to Barney Goldhar, who served as JIAS President in 1965-1966.
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ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 10
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Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
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File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Allan Grossman served as JIAS President in 1957-1958.
Name Access
Grossman, Allan, 1910-1991
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Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
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File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 3
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Files consists mainly of incoming and outgoing correspondence of JIAS Central Region with the National headquarters in Montreal.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
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Archival Descriptions
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Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
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File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 11
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
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Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-1950
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
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Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
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File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 12
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959-1960
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists mainly of correspondence between Central Region executive director Louis Poch and National executive director Joseph Kage.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
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Archival Descriptions
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Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
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File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 13
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists mainly of correspondence between Central Region executive director Louis Poch and National executive director Joseph Kage.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 14
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists mainly of correspondence between Central Region executive director Louis Poch and National executive director Joseph Kage.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
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Archival Descriptions
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Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 15
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists mainly of correspondence between Central Region executive director Louis Poch and National executive director Joseph Kage.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
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Archival Descriptions
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Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
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File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 16
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists mainly of correspondence between Central Region executive director Louis Poch and National executive director Joseph Kage.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
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File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 17
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Archival Descriptions
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Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
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Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists mainly of correspondence between Central Region executive director Louis Poch and National executive director Joseph Kage.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
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File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 18
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 19
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Archival Descriptions
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Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
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Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
19
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950-1956
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
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Archival Descriptions
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Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
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File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 20
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
20
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935, 1937, 1943
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
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Archival Descriptions
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Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 22
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
22
Material Format
textual record
Date
1945
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 23
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
23
Material Format
textual record
Date
[1944?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 24
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981-1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
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Archival Descriptions
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Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
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File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 25
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
25
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
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File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 26
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
26
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960, 1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains several letters and an immigration application form.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
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File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 27
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
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Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
27
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1954
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
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Archival Descriptions
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Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
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File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 28
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
28
Material Format
textual record
Date
1946
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence with Mandel Kraicer, executive director, during his trip to Europe. His letters investigate the plight of Displaced Persons and discuss immigrant entry and care packages.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 29
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
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Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
29
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
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File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 30
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
30
Material Format
textual record
Date
1945-1946
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
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File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 31
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
31
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence and lists for projects dealing with Moroccan immigrants.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 32
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
32
Material Format
textual record
Date
1961, 1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains two letters and a speech.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
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Archival Descriptions
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Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
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File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 33
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
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File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
33
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947-1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Simpson served as JIAS President in 1947.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
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Archival Descriptions
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Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
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File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 34
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
34
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935, 1957
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
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Archival Descriptions
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Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
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File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 35
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
35
Material Format
textual record
Date
1961-1962
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence about alleged "con man" Leon Schwartz.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
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Archival Descriptions
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Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
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File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 36
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
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Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
36
Material Format
textual record
Date
1961-1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File includes records ot the Toronto Provisional Immigration Committee.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
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File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 37
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
37
Material Format
textual record
Date
1945
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 38
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
38
Material Format
textual record
Date
1945-1956
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 39
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
39
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 40
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
40
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1960
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 41
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
41
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
21
Material Format
textual record
Date
1967-1969, 1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence and passport applications. Charles Kent was President of JIAS in 1975-1976.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains correspondence and telegrams regarding the arrival of Louis Gelber.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 9; Series 5-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Toronto fonds
Administration series
Correspondence sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
9
Series
5-2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1986, predominant 1942-1980
Physical Description
28 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of correspondence maintained in the central registry file system of the JIAS Central Region office. It contains letters exchanged with other agencies and individuals, and well as with the National JIAS headquarters in Montreal and the Western Region office in Winnipeg. Sub-series also contains files named for JIAS presidents and executive members, which contain incoming and outgoing correspondence created by, and in some cases about, the individual. The sub-series is arranged in its original alphabetical-chronological order.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Arrangement
This sub-series was created by the archivist from records originally part of series MG2 I1a K2 "Immigration Files - Administration, Projects." In the JIAS office, files were maintained in a central registry system of random numerical classification (these original numbers remain on the files).
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
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 1; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Jewish community building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
1
File
6
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
[ca. 1915]
Physical Description
2 architectural drawings : pencil and hand col., watercolour, 1 on cardboard backed paper ; 52 x 41 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The Chevra Tehillim congregation was established in 1887 and held services at various locations until it moved to its permanent home at 69 McCaul Street in 1905. Around 1910, the congregation had the McCaul premises remodeled. The synagogue remained on McCaul Street until 1952, when it merged with Goel Tzedek to form the Beth Tzedek synagogue, currently Canada's largest. The Beth Tzedek synagogue is currently located on Bathurst Street. The McCaul Street premises was demolished in the late 1950s.
Scope and Content
File consists of two colour drawings of a proposed new Ark for the McCaul Street Synagogue. They were drawn by Benjamin Brown as a proposal for redesigning the Ark during the 1910s. According to an interview with Brown in 1973, this ark was his first commission after he opened his office at 600 Bay St.
Notes
It is possible that Item #16 is a design of the Ark for the Beach Hebrew Institute.
Subjects
Torah arks
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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