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Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-5; File 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-5
File
32
Material Format
graphic material
Date
7 Sept. 1971
Physical Description
9 negatives : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken at the welcoming reception for the incoming Israeli Consular-General in Toronto. The reception was held by the Zionist Organization of Canada, Central Region, at the Zionist building at 788 Marlee Avenue.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-5; File 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-5
File
33
Material Format
graphic material
Date
6 Nov. 1971
Physical Description
10 negatives : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken at the Zionist Organization of Canada, Central Region's annual convention. The convention was held at the Park Plaza Hotel in Toronto. The images depict speakers at the podium, group photographs of convention delegates, and individuals seated at banquet and boardroom tables.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-5; File 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-5
File
29
Material Format
graphic material
Date
24 June 1970
Physical Description
6 negatives : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken at the Toronto airport, before the departure of a tour group to Israel. The tour was organized by the Zionist Organization of Canada, Central Region. The images depict people at the registration desk, and participants in the airport, clearing customs and seated on the plane.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-5; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
3-5
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
16 July 1969
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group photograph of the Zionist Organization of Canada, Central Region Executive.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organization series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-5; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organization series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
3-5
File
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
20 Jan. 1964
Physical Description
8 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken at the reception held for Gershon Avner, the Israeli Ambassador to Canada. The reception was held by the Zionist Organization of Canada, Central Region, at the Park Plaza Hotel. The images depict speakers at the podium, Ambassador Gershon seated at the head table with his wife and members of ZOC, and group photographs of invited guests.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Level
Series
Fonds
18
Series
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1957-1973
Physical Description
1371 negatives : b&w and col. ; 20 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Series consists of negatives documenting events hosted by various Toronto Jewish organizations, such as conventions, meetings and fundraising campaigns, as well as individuals from the Jewish community participating in social activities. The images have been arranged alphabetically by organization and chronologically by event and are described to the file or item level. There are six sub-series as part of this series, namely: B'nai Brith lodges, Israel Histadrut of Toronto, Herzl Zion Club of Toronto, Jewish Home for the Aged, Zionist Organization of Canada, and Benevolent societies.
Accession Number
2005-2-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Businesses series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 18; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Businesses series
Level
Series
Fonds
18
Series
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1959-1968
Physical Description
12 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Series consists of negatives documenting Jewish businesses in Toronto, such as butchers, kosher grocery stores and restaurants. The images have been described to the file and item levels and have been arranged alphabetically by business name.
Accession Number
2005-2-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Weddings, anniversaries and Bar Mitzvahs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 4; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Weddings, anniversaries and Bar Mitzvahs series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
4
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1958]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one Bar Mitzvah portrait of [Howard?] Reitapple. The boy is holding a prayer book and has a tallis wrapped around his shoulders.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Weddings, anniversaries and Bar Mitzvahs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 4; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Weddings, anniversaries and Bar Mitzvahs series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
4
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
4 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken at the 50th anniversary party of Mr. and Mrs. [Sam and Bessie?] Papernick. The images include a portrait of family members and an image of the cake cutting ceremony.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Segregated due to vinegar syndrome.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Weddings, anniversaries, Bar Mitzvahs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 4; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Weddings, anniversaries, Bar Mitzvahs series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
4
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
29 Dec. 1959
Physical Description
8 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken at the wedding of Bonnie Langbord to Sheldon M. Vogel. The wedding took place at Temple Sinai in Toronto. The images depict the interior of the synagogue during the ceremony, the family standing in front of the desert table, and several images of the bride and groom including the cutting of the cake.
Name Access
Langboard, Bonnie
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Vogel, Sheldon M.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Physical Condition
Segregated due to vinegar syndrome.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Weddings, anniversaries and Bar Mitzvahs series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 18; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Weddings, anniversaries and Bar Mitzvahs series
Level
Series
Fonds
18
Series
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1958]-[196-]
Physical Description
17 negatives : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm and 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
Series consists of images of Jewish weddings, anniversary celebrations, and Bar Mitzvahs. Celebratory events such as these constituted a large percentage of Mendly's commissioned work, and most likely supported the operational expenses of his studio. This series represents a small sampling of his work in this area. The files are arranged alphabetically by last name.
Subjects
Anniversaries
Bar mitzvah
Weddings
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Weddings, anniversaries and Bar Mitzvahs series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 18; Series 4; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Weddings, anniversaries and Bar Mitzvahs series
Level
File
Fonds
18
Series
4
File
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1 June 1963
Physical Description
4 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken at the Bar Mitzvah celebration for [?] Rotstein. The images depict the Rotstein family in their home, the Bar Mitzvah boy lighting the candles on his cake, and a group photograph of the invited children standing behind a beverage table.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
B'nai Brith lodges sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
B'nai Brith lodges sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
18
Series
3-1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1958]-1973
Physical Description
226 negatives : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
B’nai Brith is the oldest Jewish service organization in North America. It was founded on October 13, 1843 by a group of eleven men in New York City.
Originally called Bundes-Brueder [League of Brothers], with the alternate title of “The Independent Order of B’nai Brith”, they later shortened their name to simply “B’nai Brith”, meaning sons of the covenant.
In an attempt to unite Jewish communities, they developed an inclusive membership mandate that does not discriminate against ethnic or religious sects. The initial vision of the organization was to develop a national Jewish organization, which would provide aid to all Jewish citizens. These goals have long since been realized. The organization currently has lodges internationally and B’nai Brith membership is in the millions.
B’nai Brith cites its main goals to be: reaching out to those in need, fighting antisemitism and prejudice of any kind, and promoting human rights and world peace. One of their most recognized accomplishments is the formation of the Anti-Defamation League, which combats antisemitism and promotes human rights.
In Canada, the first B'nai Brith lodge was founded in Toronto, the Canada Lodge, in 1875, but it folded in 1894. Other lodges were formed in Montreal, in 1881, and Victoria, in 1886. These lodges were disbanded around the turn of the century and the organization did not have much of a presence in Canada until the outbreak of the first World War. Shortly afterwards, in Toronto, B’nai Brith had fifteen lodges and eleven chapters. The lodges were the men’s groups and the chapters were for the women; in addition, there was also the B’nai Brith Youth Organization, called the Hillel Foundation, which was located at the University of Toronto.
The lodges primarily work in the community in a fundraising capacity, but many of the lodges also support various causes, such as youth and senior programs.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of negatives documenting the events and activities of several B'nai Brith lodges in Toronto. The images depict meetings, installation banquets, special events, theatrical productions, and group photographs of the executive and officers of the various lodges. The negatives have been arranged chronologically by event and are described at the file or item level.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Israel Histadrut of Toronto sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Israel Histadrut of Toronto sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
18
Series
3-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
82 negatives : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Israel Histadrut of Toronto was a fundraising organization, whose annual campaign raised money for the Israel Histadrut in Israel (the Federation of Labour in Israel). The Federation was founded in 1920 by Labour Zionist parties in Palestine. The campaign money was used to fund economic, trade union, military, social, and cultural activities in Israel, as well as to provide a comprehensive system of health insurance and hospital services to workers.
The Israel Histadrut campaign in Toronto had an autonomous executive board, however its activities were overseen by the Labour Zionist Movement, who also operated the Bialik Hebrew Day School, their educational arm; and the Labour Zionist Alliance or Farband, their mutual benefit society (formally known as the Jewish National Workers Alliance, Farband Labour Zionist Order).
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of negatives documenting the events and activities of the Israel Histadrut campaigns. The images depict members at banquets and meetings, special events, and campaign fundraisers. The negatives have been arranged chronologically by event and are described at the file or item level.
Subjects
Fund raising
Labor Zionism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Herzl Zion Club of Toronto sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Herzl Zion Club of Toronto sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
18
Series
3-3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1958-1970
Physical Description
27 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm and 6 x 6 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Herzl Zion Club of Toronto was organized in 1910 by John Shayne, as a Jewish boys fraternal club. Members of the club engaged in athletic activates, minstrel shows, debates and lecture series and other cultural activities such as dances and theatrical productions. They were famous for their staged follies at the Loew's Winter Garden Theatre on Yonge Street.
The Club originally met on Sundays at the Zionist Institute, until they purchased their own clubhouse at 210 Beverley Street after the First World War. By the end of the 1920s, as many of the boys entered the professions and got married, the club experienced a waning in membership and was eventually forced to disband.
In May 1943, a reunion was organized by former members Jack Samuel and Nat Gollom. The following year the club re-formed, but this time with a greater emphasis placed on fundraising, specifically for the Combined Palestine Appeal (later the United Jewish Appeal) and the Hebrew University. The Club also began publishing an internal newsletter entitled the Herzl Zion Digest. They later affiliated with the Zionist Organization of Canada, Central Region, and often sent delegates to ZOC conferences.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of negatives documenting the events and activities of the Herzl Zion Club of Toronto. The images depict members at installation banquets and officers' meetings, bowling league events, and various campaign fundraisers. The negatives have been arranged chronologically by event and are described at the file or item level.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Jewish Home for the Aged sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Jewish Home for the Aged sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
18
Series
3-4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1959-[ca. 1972]
Physical Description
216 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
In 1913, a mutual benefit society for women called the Ezras Noshim Society was formed in Toronto. Ezras Noshim started collecting funds around 1916 to purchase a home that would be converted into Toronto's first Jewish Old Folks Home. The forerunner to Baycrest Centre opened in 1919 as the Toronto Jewish Old Folks Home. It was located on Cecil Street in downtown Toronto and the women of Ezras Noshim made beds, cooked kosher meals, washed sheets and sponsored fund-raising events.
In 1954, the Jewish Home for the Aged opened on Bathurst Street to accommodate their expanding needs with the addition of a new feature -- Baycrest Hospital. This location, known as the Baycrest Centre, expanded to include several new buildings that were better able to meet the needs of the Jewish community in Toronto.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of negatives documenting the events and activities of several Jewish Home for the Aged groups, including the men's service group, the women's auxiliary, and the staff and residents. The images depict meetings and banquets, fundraising campaigns, images of the interior of the building, the residents partaking in daily activities and classes, and special visits by dignitaries. The negatives have been arranged chronologically by event and are described at the file or item level.
Name Access
Jewish Home for the Aged (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Old age homes
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Zionist Organization of Canada sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
18
Series
3-5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1957-1971
Physical Description
261 negatives : b&w ; 10 x 13 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The Zionist Organization of Canada (ZOC) (1921-1978) acted as the official voice of Zionism in Canada, promoting the aims of Zionism in communities across the country. The ZOC mandate was: 1) the promotion of immigration to Israel; 2) raising funds to carry out the aims of Zionism; 3) encouraging investment in Israel; 4) fostering Jewish consciousness; and 5) mobilizing public opinion about Israel and the Jewish communities of the Diaspora.
The Federation of Zionist Societies of Canada (FZSOC) was founded in 1898 as the national collective of groups representing Zionist interests in Canada. In 1921 the organization changed its name and was incorporated as the Zionist Organization of Canada, becoming the primary umbrella organization for Zionist groups in Canada.
The ZOC was a broad-based organization that embraced an ideology of nationhood which attracted influential national leaders within the Jewish community as well as thousands of members across the country. ZOC's main office was located in Montreal until 1970, when it moved to the Toronto Zionist Centre on Marlee Ave, Toronto. ZOC provided smaller communities, which had few institutional supports, with vital linkages to the metropolitan centres through their programs that were run out of the regional offices and local Zionist councils. The Zionist Organization of Canada administered the budgets of such organizations as Canadian Hadassah-Wizo, the Men's Zionist Organization of Canada and Young Judaea. ZOC programs promoted a stronger Jewish identity amongst Canadian Jews and familiarity with Hebrew through the periodical, Canadian Zionist. These programs included book clubs, lunch clubs, film exhibits, youth camps, travel offices, and two television programs during the 1970s on cable television in Montreal and Toronto.
In 1967, ZOC became a constituent member of the new Federated Zionist Organization of Canada (FZOC), along with Canadian Hadassah-Wizo, the Labour Zionist Movement of Canada, Mizrachi Hapoel Hamizrachi Organization of Canada, Zionist Revisionist Organization of Canada, Achdut Avoda, and Friends of Pioneering Israel (Mapam). In 1972, FZOC became the Canadian Zionist Federation (CZF). During the 1970s, ZOC's functions were gradually absorbed by the Canadian Zionist Federation, the CZF Central Region based in Toronto, and by the Toronto Zionist Council. By 1978, the Zionist Organization of Canada had ceased to function as an organization.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of negatives documenting the activities of the Zionist Organization of Canada. The images depict members at meetings, conventions and banquets, reception dinners, as well as sponsored events involving dignitaries and foreign diplomats. The images have been arranged chronologically by event and are described at the file and item level.
Subjects
Zionism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 18; Series 3-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Events and organizations series
Benevolent societies sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
18
Series
3-6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1958-1971
Physical Description
88 negatives : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Benevolent societies, or landsmenshaften, were formed in the early part of the twentieth-centurey along shtetl lines by Eastern European Jewish immigrants to Toronto. The societies served to unite members of the community who originated from the same town or region, and also helped to secure passage to Toronto for those who were still in Europe. The societies also provided services to its dues-paying membership such as: aid in finding employment or accomodation, hospital and special medical care, doctor's visitation, sick benefit payments, funeral benefits and arrangements, and in many cases a burial plot. Some societies also provided a loans to its membership through a credit society. In later years, many benevlent societies also began to act as fraternal organizations that engaged in cultural and philanthropic programming.
The benevolent societies included in this sub-series were founded on the following dates: Chenstochover, 1914; Chmelnicker, ?; Drildzer, 1934; Hebrew Sick Benefit, 1910; Ivansker, 1931; Keltzer, 1913; Lagover, 1932; Lubliner, ?; Ostrovtzer Independent, 1925; Pride of Israel, 1905; Radomer, 1935; Stashiver, 1918; Warshaver Lodzer, 1929.
[Dates taken from: Rosenberg, Louis. "Jewish Mutual Benefit & Friendly Societies in Toronto: The First Fifty Ayears. 1896-1945"]
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of images documenting several sick benefit and mutual benefit societies in Toronto, such as: the Chenstochover Hilfs Farein, the Chmelnicker Society, the Drildzer Young Society, the Hebrew Sick Benefit Society, the Ivansker Mutual Benefit Society, the Keltzer Sick Benefit Society, the Lagover Mutual Benefit Society, the Lubliner Society, the Ostrovtzer Independent Mutual Benefit Society, the Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society, the Radomer Mutual Benefit Society, the Stashiver Young Men's Mutual Benefit Society, and the Warshaver Lodzer and Mutual Benefit Society. The images include members at banquets, dinners and meetings, members partaking in fundraising campaigns, and group photographs of the officers and ladies' auxiliaries.
The images have been arranged alphabetically by society and chronologically by event. They have been described at the file or item level.
Subjects
Societies
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
20
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[190-]-1979
Physical Description
42 cm of textual records
69 photographs : b&w and sepia (23 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Lipa (Louis) Green (1899-1976) was born on 15 April 1899 in Usupow, Poland. He immigrated to Toronto in 1910 and later began work as a bricklayer. In 1924, Lipa married Fanny Green and had three sons: Abraham (Al), Harold and Sam; and three daughters: Deana (Weiman), Rookie (Goldstein), and Shavy (Tishler). In 1948, with partner, Arthur Weinstock, he founded the Greenview Construction Company, later to be renamed Greenwin. Green's sons, Al and Harold, along with Weinstock's son-in-law Al Latner, later became involved in the business.
Green was a prominent Jewish communal leader and philanthropist in Toronto and was affiliated with organizations such as the Labor Zionists (Farband), the Jewish Vocational Service and the Jewish Public Library. He was a strong advocate of the Yiddish language and was involved with many Yiddish committees, both at the local and national levels. The current building for Jewish agencies in Toronto is named the Lipa Green Building for Jewish Community Services.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of Lipa's son Harold, before being donated to the OJA in January 1978.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of records documenting Lipa Green's personal life as well as his professional and philanthropic endeavours. Included are financial documents, event invitations and programs, meeting minutes, photographs, personal, business and organizational correspondence, speeches and writings, a scrapbook, records on a cooperative Jewish summer resort near Pickering, Ontario, as well as some material produced by other organizations and collected by Green during the course of his life. Most of the personal correspondence, speeches and other writings are in Yiddish, including Green's reminiscences on his life in Poland and his Bar Mitzvah. The files have been grouped according to personal records, business records, organizational records and ephemera.
Name Access
Green, Lipa, 1899-1976
Subjects
Businesspeople
Immigrants--Canada
Philanthropists
Physical Condition
Some of the photographs are in very poor condition and require conservation work.
Related Material
See Gordon Mendly Fonds 18 for a portrait of Lipa Green.
Arrangement
The records had been previously arranged as MG6 A. Many of the files were kept or combined, but several new files were also created to better reflect the records in the fonds. Several files were also culled as they did not relate to the mandate of the OJA. See the accession record for further information on the culled materials.
Creator
Green, Lipa, 1899-1976
Accession Number
1978-1-4
2004-5-150
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
33
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1940]
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 41
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
41
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1948
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 52
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
52
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[188-?]
Physical Description
1 item
Subjects
Rosh ha-Shanah cards
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 53
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
53
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1913
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 28 x 36 cm
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 55
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
55
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1912]
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 61
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
61
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1910
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 70
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
70
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 46 cm
Subjects
Hockey teams
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 101
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
101
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1911]
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 105
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
105
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1925]
Physical Description
1 print : 46 x 29 cm
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 108
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
108
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1925
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 12 cm
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 120
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
120
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1890]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w and sepia (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Newman Leopold Steiner was born in Tachau, or Tachov (now part of the Czech Republic) ca. 1829, to Wolfgang Steiner and Francisca Rothschild. He was the eleventh in a family of fourteen children. Educated in Vienna, Steiner played an active role in the failed revolution of 1848. Not long after, he left for New York, trained as a stone sculptor, and then moved to Toronto in 1852. He set up a stonecutting and marble merchant business, first on Parliament Street, then King Street, and then at Yonge Street Wilton Avenue, and finally at Wilton and Victoria Street. He is credited with carving the crest above the main door of University College. Steiner was also involved in municipal politics, elected to City Council a total of five times between 1880 and 1885. He was defeated in 1889, but in 1897 he became an Alderman for Ward Three. In 1901, he was appointed Honourary Commissioner to the Pan American Exposition held in Buffalo in 1901. Steiner is considered to be Toronto's first Jewish Alderman and first Jewish Justice of the Peace. Steiner was also a member of St. John's Lodge in the Masonic Order, and was the founder and first president of the German Benevolent Society. Originally involved with Holy Blossom Temple, after 1882 Steiner, his wife Bertha and and their four children were no longer affiliated with the Jewish faith. Members of his family (excluding Steiner) joined the Unitarian Church in Toronto. Steiner married Bertha Sternberger in 1876, who was the daughter of a cantor in New York. They had six children: Herbert, Athur, Ernest, Walter (who died as an infant), Florence and Estelle. Steiner died in 1903 and was buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Scope and Content
Item is one albumen photograph taken of N. L. Steiner's Marbleworks at 16 Wilton Avenue in Toronto, as well as a corresponding negative and copy print. There are six men posing in front of the building.
Name Access
N. L. Steiner's Marbleworks
Steiner, Norman Leopold
Subjects
Storefronts
Physical Condition
1 albumen print is in fairly good condition, although it is slightly stained and torn in places.
Places
Wilson Avenue (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
2002-5-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 125
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
125
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 135
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
135
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1928]
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 141
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
141
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[191-?]
Physical Description
1 item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 163
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
163
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1973
Physical Description
1 print : 57 x 36 cm
Subjects
Antisemitism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 183
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
183
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1972
Physical Description
1 print : 44 x 44 cm
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Item 188
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Item
188
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1968]
Physical Description
1 print : 50 x 32 cm
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Berul Sugarman series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 22; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Berul Sugarman series
Level
Series
Fonds
22
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
sound recording
Date
1933-1982
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
2 photographs
7 audio reels
Admin History/Bio
Berul Sugarman was a well-known Canadian violinist and concertmaster, whose career spanned from the 1940s until the 1980s. He was associated with the Toronto Symphony for many years and was concert master of the Singing Stars program on the CBC. He played with the Modern Art String Quartet, the Marcus Adeney String Quartet and was the leader of the Galant Chamber Music Players, the Pro Arte Orchestra and The Little Symphonette.
Scope and Content
This series consists of material related to the musical life of Berul Sugarman. It includes concert programs, handwritten sheet music, advertisements, sound recordings and two photographs.
The series has been arranged and described at the file level, with the two photographs described at the item level.
Accession Number
2003-10-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Turofsky photographs series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 22; Series 4; Item 1-18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Turofsky photographs series
Level
Series
Fonds
22
Series
4
Item
1-18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1945]-1974
Physical Description
18 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Noted brothers, Nat and Lou Turofsky, began taking photos in 1907. They photographed wedding banquets, social and public events and celebrities, but were mostly known for their sports photography and quickly established themselves as the premier photographers in the sporting world. Their diverse hockey photographs truly captured the essence of the game, all of which chronicled the Original Six era.
Lou Turofsky was born in 1892 in Chicago to Russian immigrant parents. The family moved to Toronto in 1900, and Lou began work as a photographer at Alexandra Studios in 1907. In 1910, he bought the business and in 1911, he hired his brother Nat to work with him. While Nat never married, Lou married Ruth Seigel in 1936, at the age of 45, and had two daughters, Carol (m. Grafstein) and Riki, who is now an opera singer.
Nat and Lou Turofsky were perhaps the most famous sports photographers of the 1940s and 1950s, due in part to their contract as the official photographers of Maple Leaf Gardens from the 1930s until the mid-1950s. They also photographed baseball games for the Toronto Maple Leaf baseball club.
Nat and Lou Turofsky died in 1956 and 1959 respectively.
Scope and Content
This series consists of eighteen photographs taken by the Turofsky brothers from the late 1940s up until 1974. The photographs depict members of the sports community in Toronto, including athletes, managers, newscasters and reporters, as well as international athletes and celebrities such as Herb Elliot, Danny Kaye, Phil Silvers and Liberace. Many of the photographs feature Spencer "Spiff" Evans who was the publicity chief for the Maple Leaf Gardens during the 1940s and 1950s and in 1963, became the director of public relations for the Toronto Maple Leafs Baseball Club.
The series has been arranged and described at the item level.
Notes
Associated material note: The Hockey Hall of Fame possesses a Turofsky collection numbering 19 000 negatives.
Subjects
Sports
Accession Number
2002-12-3
2004-7-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Turofsky photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Series 4; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Turofsky photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Series
4
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 22 cm
Admin History/Bio
George Laughlin was a sportswriter for the Toronto Telegram, Spencer Evans was the publicity chief for the Maple Leaf Gardens during the 1940s and 1950s, and Jim Coleman was a nationally syndicated sports columnist in Canada for over 50 years.
Scope and Content
This photograph depicts the three men, along with a fourth unidentified man, seated a a banquet table. The party was most likely held at Maple Leaf Gardens.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Turofsky photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Series 4; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Turofsky photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Series
4
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1957
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 22 cm
Admin History/Bio
Spencer Evans was the publicity chief for the Maple Leaf Gardens during the 1940s and 1950s, and Danny Kaye was a Golden Globe-winning American actor, dancer, singer and comedian known for his roles in such films as White Christmas, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, and Hans Christian Andersen.
Scope and Content
This photograph depicts Spiff Evans, Danny Kaye and an unknown gentleman sampling a cup of coffee at the Canadian National Exhibition. The photograph is autographed "To Spiff, best wishes, Danny Kaye".
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Turofsky photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Series 4; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Turofsky photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Series
4
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 22 cm
Admin History/Bio
Spencer Evans was the publicity officer for Maple Leaf Gardens during the 1950s and 1960s and Herb Elliott was an Australian track star, who in 1958 won gold at the Commonwealth Games and became the first person to run a mile in under four minutes.
Scope and Content
This photograph depicts Evans and Elliott shaking hands at an unidentified event. Herb Elliott is misidentified on the back of the photograph as Roger Barrister.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Turofsky photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Series 4; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Turofsky photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Series
4
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1947
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 22 cm
Admin History/Bio
Spiff Evans was publicity chief for the Maple Leaf Gardens during the 1940s and 1950s. Sam Shefsky was the manager of The Tip Tops softball team during the 1940s, when it won the world championships in Little Rock, Arkansas. He influenced the building of Exhibition Stadium built and was one of the driving forces behind bringing major league baseball to Toronto. Sam Shefsky's sister Jennie was married to Abe Magerman, a unionist with the ILGWU.
Scope and Content
This photograph depicts Sam Shefsky and Spiff Evans in standing on the baseball field. Shefsky is in uniform, while both men are wearing Tip Top Tailors insignia jackets. The photograph is autographed by Sam Shefsky.
Subjects
Baseball
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Turofsky photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Series 4; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Turofsky photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Series
4
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1955]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 24 cm
Admin History/Bio
Spencer Evans was the publicity chief for Maple Leaf Gardens during the 1940s and 1950s and in 1963, became the director of public relations for the Toronto Maple Leafs Baseball Club. Archie Wilson was an American baseball player who played in the major league for the New York Yankees, the Washington Senators and the Boston Red Sox, from 1951-1952. After this he played for the Toronto Maple Leafs baseball club.
Scope and Content
This photograph depicts Archie Wilson wearing his Toronto Maple Leafs baseball uniform, seated in the dugout with Evans. The photograph is autographed: "To Spiff, best regard, Archie Wilson".
Subjects
Baseball
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Turofsky photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Series 4; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Turofsky photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Series
4
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 19 cm
Admin History/Bio
Spencer Evans was the publicity chief for Maple Leaf Gardens during the 1940s and 1950s and in 1963, became the director of public relations for the Toronto Maple Leafs Baseball Club.
Phil Silvers was an American comedic actor, who began on Broadway and eventually worked, known for roles in such films as Lady Be Good, Coney Island, Cover Girl, and Summer Stock. In 1952, he won a Tony award for his performance in the Broadway show, Top Banana.
Silvers became a household name in 1955, when he starred as Sergeant Ernest G. Bilko in The Phil Silvers Show. The military comedy became a huge television hit. Throughout the 1960s, he appeared internationally in films such as It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and 40 Pounds of Trouble.
Scope and Content
This photograph depicts Spill Evans and Phil Silvers in conversation at an unknown event. The photograph is autographed: "To Spiff, good luck, Phil Silvers".
Name Access
Evans, Spencer
Silvers, Phil, 1911-1985
Subjects
Television personalities
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Turofsky photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Series 4; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Turofsky photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Series
4
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Admin History/Bio
Spencer Evans was the publicity chief for Maple Leaf Gardens during the 1940s and 1950s and in 1963, became the director of public relations for the Toronto Maple Leafs Baseball Club.
Sam Shopsowitz was the son of Harry and Jennie Shopsowitz who started the family business, Shopsy's Delicatessen, in 1921. Sam eventually took over the business in 1947 with his brother Izzy. The Shopsy's Pee Wee hockey team was the Toronto Marlboros pee-wee team and was sponsored by Shopsy's Delicatessan. They were part of the larger Toronto Marlboros minor hockey organization, which was directly sponsored by the Toronto Maple Leafs in order to train new players starting at the age of nine. The team played in the Toronto Hockey League.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Sam Shopsowitz and Spiff Evans standing speaking at a podium to the Shopsy's Pee-Wee hockey reunion.
Subjects
Hockey
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Turofsky photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Series 4; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Turofsky photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Series
4
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1958]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25 x 19 cm
Admin History/Bio
Spencer Evans was the publicity chief for Maple Leaf Gardens during the 1940s and 1950s and in 1963, became the director of public relations for the Toronto Maple Leafs Baseball Club.
Conn Smythe is best known as the principal owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1927 to 1961 and as the builder of Maple Leaf Gardens.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph Spiff Evans and Conn Smythe seated with a young boy named Timmy. The boy has two crutches to aid with walking.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Turofsky photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Series 4; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Turofsky photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Series
4
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1951
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Admin History/Bio
On a Royal visit to Canada in 1951, the future Queen of England visited Maple Leaf Gardens to watch one period of play between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Chicago Blackhawks. She then travelled to Montreal and watched another game between the Canadiens and New York Rangers.
Conn Smythe is best known as the principal owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1927 to 1961 and as the builder of Maple Leaf Gardens.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Princess Elizabeth, Prince Phillip, Conn Smythe and Premier Leslie Frost seated in the stands at Maple Leaf Gardens.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Turofsky photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Series 4; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Turofsky photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Series
4
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1958]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 24 cm
Admin History/Bio
Spencer Evans was the publicity chief for Maple Leaf Gardens during the 1940s and 1950s and in 1963, became the director of public relations for the Toronto Maple Leafs Baseball Club. He was married to Eunice Evans.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Spiff and Eunice Evans seated in the stands at Maple Leaf Gardens.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Turofsky photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Series 4; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Turofsky photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Series
4
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1961]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Admin History/Bio
Spencer Evans was the publicity chief for Maple Leaf Gardens during the 1940s and 1950s and in 1963, became the director of public relations for the Toronto Maple Leafs Baseball Club.
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Spiff Evans with his staff at Maple Leaf Gardens. He is standing in an office with three young men and a woman seated at a typewriter. The woman and Spiff are holding onto opposite ends of a one dollar bill.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Turofsky photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 22; Series 4; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Morris Norman collection
Turofsky photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
22
Series
4
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1945]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 15 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Maple Leaf Gardens staff and members of the sports press posing with the Stanley Cup. Identified individuals include Spiff and Eunice Evans; Dr. and Mrs. Jim Murray; Mr. and Mrs. Al Nickleson; Mr. an Mrs. Jim Vipond; Jim Daley; Mr. and Mrs. Bob Davidson; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Fitkin; and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hesketh.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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