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Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
State of Israel Bonds sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
State of Israel Bonds sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
9-6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[196-]-1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
12 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of textual records and photographs documenting Phil Givens’ relationship with State of Israel Bonds.
Notes
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
United Jewish Welfare Fund / United Jewish Appeal sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-7; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
United Jewish Welfare Fund / United Jewish Appeal sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-7
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1943]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of a newspaper clipping discussing Phil Givens' and Ruth Tobias' election as co-chairs of a University of Toronto campaign in support of the United Jewish Welfare Fund.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
United Jewish Welfare Fund / United Jewish Appeal sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
United Jewish Welfare Fund / United Jewish Appeal sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
9-7
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1943]-1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
38 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 25 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of newspaper clippings and photographs documenting Phil Givens’ participation in United Jewish Welfare Fund / United Jewish Appeal events and activities both in Canada and in Israel.
Notes
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Other Jewish organizations sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-8; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Other Jewish organizations sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-8
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1973-1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of speeches and correspondence documenting Phil Givens’ interactions with a wide range of Jewish organizations both in Canada and abroad.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Other Jewish organizations sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-8; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Other Jewish organizations sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-8
File
12
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
Oct. 1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a newsclipping and photograph documenting Phil Givens' attendance at a Toronto Zionist Council event honouring Simha Erlich (Israeli Finance Minister).
Notes
Photograph is by Famous Studios (Toronto)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Other Jewish organizations sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-8; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Other Jewish organizations sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-8
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
12 Oct.1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one certificate given to Phil Givens certifying that he was a sponsor of the ZOC's Youth Centre in the Jerusalem Forest.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Other Jewish organizations sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
Other Jewish organizations sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
9-8
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
multiple media
Date
[ca.1950] - 1988
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records
34 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 25 cm or smaller
1 presentation piece : b&w ; 42 x 30 cm
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of textual records, photographs, and a presentation piece documenting Phil Givens’ interaction with a wide range of Jewish organizations in Canada, America, and Israel. Included are speeches and correspondence, as well as photographs of Givens attending various events.
Notes
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
Fonds
51
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
Jan.-Apr. 1965
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records (1 vol.)
Scope and Content
File consists of one scrapbook documenting Phil Givens’ tenure as the City of Toronto Mayor. The scrapbook is made up entirely of newspaper clippings, including news coverage, editorials, editorial cartoons, and columns pertaining almost exclusively to Givens’ time as Mayor.
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Physical Condition
The clippings have been glued or taped onto highly acidic paper. The paper pages are browning and brittle, as are the clippings themselves. Some of the adhesive tape is failing.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
Fonds
51
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
Jun.-Sept.1965
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records (1 vol.)
Scope and Content
File consists of one scrapbook documenting Phil Givens’ tenure as the City of Toronto Mayor. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings (including news coverage, editorials, editorial cartoons, and columns), an issue of “Canadian Weekly,” and ephemera pertaining almost exclusively to Givens’ time as Mayor.
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Physical Condition
The clippings have been glued or taped onto highly acidic paper. The paper pages are browning and brittle, as are the clippings themselves. Some of the adhesive tape is failing.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
Fonds
51
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
Oct.-Dec.1965
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records (1 vol.)
Scope and Content
File consists of one scrapbook documenting Phil Givens’ tenure as the City of Toronto Mayor. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, including news coverage, editorials, editorial cartoons, and columns pertaining almost exclusively to Givens’ time as Mayor.
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Physical Condition
The clippings have been glued or taped onto highly acidic paper. The paper pages are browning and brittle, as are the clippings themselves. Some of the adhesive tape is failing.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
Fonds
51
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
Jan.-Jul.1966
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records (1 vol.)
Scope and Content
File consists of one scrapbook documenting Phil Givens’ tenure as the City of Toronto Mayor. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, including news coverage, editorials, editorial cartoons, and columns pertaining almost exclusively to Givens’ time as Mayor.
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Physical Condition
The clippings have been glued or taped onto highly acidic paper. The paper pages are browning and brittle, as are the clippings themselves. Some of the adhesive tape is failing.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
Fonds
51
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
Nov. 1963-Dec. 1964
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records (1 vol.)
Scope and Content
File consists of one scrapbook documenting Phil Givens’ tenure as the City of Toronto Mayor. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, including news coverage, editorials, editorial cartoons, and columns pertaining almost exclusively to Givens’ campaign for, and time as, mayor. Also included are letters of congratulation for his December 1964 election victory.
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Physical Condition
The clippings have been glued or taped onto highly acidic paper. The paper pages are browning and brittle, as are the clippings themselves. Some of the adhesive tape is failing.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
Fonds
51
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
1968-1971
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records (1 vol.)
Scope and Content
File consists of one scrapbook documenting Phil Givens’ tenure as a Member of Parliament for Toronto’s York West riding. The scrapbook contains mostly newspaper clippings, including news coverage, editorials, editorial cartoons, and columns pertaining almost exclusively to Givens’ time as an MP. Some of his work / association with Jewish organizations is also covered.
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Physical Condition
The clippings have been glued or taped onto highly acidic paper. The paper pages are browning and brittle, as are the clippings themselves. Some of the adhesive tape is failing.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
Fonds
51
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one blotter produced by Phil Givens in support of his candidacy for School Trustee in Ward 5 (Toronto Board of Education).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
Fonds
51
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
27 Apr.1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one letter sent to Phil Givens outlining his duties with the CHUM 1050 radio station.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
Fonds
51
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977-1984
Physical Description
22 cm of textual records (8 vols.)
Scope and Content
File consists of eight appointment books documenting Phil Givens' various activities as an MPP, Chairman of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission, President of the Canadian Zionist Federation, and private citizen.
Physical Condition
The day-planners / appointment books have been labeled in the top right corner with the old (pre February 2011) arrangement notation. The label on the 1984 volume was successfully removed, but was so difficult that the remaining labels were left on.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Official engagements sub-series
Visit to Toronto-Dominion Centre construction site "Topping Off" Ceremony file
Level
Item
Fonds
51
Series
4-6
File
64
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1964
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Admin History/Bio
Ernest Leo Kolber was born 18 January, 1929. He was a prominent businessman, company director (Seagram, MGM, TD Bank), philanthropist, Canadian senator (Liberal), and Officer of the Order of Canada. He maintained close ties to Israel, enjoying a long friendship with Israeli President Shimon Peres.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Phil Givens demolishing part of an old building to make way for the TD Tower. Also identified in the photograph is E. Leo Kolber (far left).
Notes
Photograph is by Jack Mitchell
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Provincial politics series
Provincial Office swearing-in with Liberal leader Robert Nixon file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 51; Series 6; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Provincial politics series
Provincial Office swearing-in with Liberal leader Robert Nixon file
Level
Item
Fonds
51
Series
6
File
3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[Oct. 1971?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Phil Givens being sworn in as a Member of Provincial Parliament for York-Forest Hill. Also identified in the photograph is Liberal leader Robert Nixon (right).
Notes
Photograph is by the Ontario Department of Tourism and Information.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
Fonds
51
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1958
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records (1 vol.)
Scope and Content
File consists of one scrapbook documenting Phil Givens’ tenure as a City of Toronto Alderman his ongoing work with Jewish organizations, and his federal campaign for the Toronto Spadina Riding. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, political cartoons, and ephemera such as post-cards, posters, and matchbook covers.
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Physical Condition
The clippings have been glued or taped onto highly acidic paper. The paper pages are browning and brittle, as are the clippings themselves. Some of the adhesive tape is failing.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
Fonds
51
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records (1 vol.)
Scope and Content
File consists of one scrapbook documenting Phil Givens’ tenure as a City of Toronto Alderman, his work with the Liberal Riding Association, and his ongoing work with Jewish organizations. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings and political cartoons.
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Physical Condition
The clippings have been glued or taped onto highly acidic paper. The paper pages are browning and brittle, as are the clippings themselves. Some of the adhesive tape is failing.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
Fonds
51
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records (1 vol.)
Scope and Content
File consists of one scrapbook documenting Phil Givens’ tenure as a City of Toronto Alderman, his work with the Liberal Riding Association, his election as Controller, and his ongoing work with Jewish organizations. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, political cartoons, certificates, and ephemera such as flyers and matchbook covers.
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Physical Condition
The clippings have been glued or taped onto highly acidic paper. The paper pages are browning and brittle, as are the clippings themselves. Some of the adhesive tape is failing.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
Fonds
51
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1961
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records (1 vol.)
Scope and Content
File consists of one scrapbook documenting Phil Givens’ tenure as Controller and his ongoing work with Jewish organizations. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, political cartoons, and post cards.
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Physical Condition
The clippings have been glued or taped onto highly acidic paper. The paper pages are browning and brittle, as are the clippings themselves. Some of the adhesive tape is failing.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
Fonds
51
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962-1963
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records (1 vol.)
Scope and Content
File consists of one scrapbook documenting Phil Givens’ tenure as Controller and his ongoing work with Jewish organizations. Also documented is the death of mayor Summerville, and the appointment of Givens as his successor. The scrapbook contains newspaper clippings, political cartoons, and flyers.
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Physical Condition
The clippings have been glued or taped onto highly acidic paper. The paper pages are browning and brittle, as are the clippings themselves. Some of the adhesive tape is failing.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 89
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
89
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1911-1971, predominant 1911-1935
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
17 photographs
Admin History/Bio
Isaac Matenko (1874-1960) was a founder, teacher, and principal of the I.L. Peretz School. He worked tirelessly to preserve and promote secular Jewish culture and the Yiddish language in Toronto. He was also a prominent member of local Jewish organizations, such as the Socialist-Territorialist Club and the Yiddish Kultur Gesellshaft.
Isaac was born on February 1, 1874 in the town of Makarov, Kiev, Ukraine. He married Elke Yelia Moshkevitch (1878- November 19, 1953) on August 4, 1900 in Yakatreneslav. They immigrated from Czarist Russia to Toronto in 1906, passing first through New York with their two children, Percy (June 30, 1901-May 1987) and Theodore (1903-1906, died of measles at Ellis Island), Yelia’s three sisters, Dvora, Bracha, and Celia, and Isaac’s younger half-brother, Paul Frumhartz. They had two more children after arriving: Abraham (August 14, 1908-October 24, 1989) and Shoshana (Sue) (1911-2001). Although he had been a teacher in Russia, Isaac worked as an operator in a cloak factory in Toronto, where he was instrumental in forming the union (likely the Cloakmakers’ Union of Toronto, which later affiliated with the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union).
As a child, Isaac received a traditional Jewish education. This, combined with his self-taught secular education and the teachings of Yiddish Nationalist Dr. Chaim Zhitlovski, informed his future career and philosophies. He was described as an idealist by his friends, whose dedication to Yiddish culture and language motivated him to bring this knowledge to a younger generation.
On July 11, 1911, Isaac and his fellow Socialist-Territorialist members established the Toronto Yiddish National-Radical School. By 1916, it had been taken over by the Workmen’s Circle and renamed the I.L. Peretz School, after the well-known Yiddish author and playwright. The school began in a rented room at the Zionist Institute on Simcoe St., moving to larger locations on Richmond St. W., then Beverley St. as it grew. Eventually, several more branches opened, such as the Maria St. school that Isaac was affiliated with. He taught at the school for free in the evenings after working during the day in a shop. His brother Paul was also a founding teacher at the school.
Isaac was described by family, friends, and community members as a passionate teacher with an iron will: he was well-versed in Jewish knowledge, with a desire to pass it on to a younger generation and his fellow union members. He remained involved in the school and in teaching, even after retirement. He died on June 2, 1960 at the age of 86.
Custodial History
These records were donated to the OJA by Sue Levy, daughter of Isaac Matenko.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting Isaac Matenko's involvement with the Workmen's Circle and other Jewish organizations. Included are photographs, programmes, certificates, I.L. Peretz School jubilee books, a songbook, a yearbook, articles, and newsclippings.
Fonds has been arranged into one series for the Workmen's Circle. There are also two files attached to the fonds-level. The records are described at the series and file-level, with some item-level descriptions.
Name Access
Arbeiter Ring
Arbeiter Ring Schools
Arbeter Ring
Camp Yungvelt
Frumhartz, Paul
I.L. Peretz
Matenko, Isaac, 1874-1960
Matenko, Percy
National Radical School
Peretz Shule
Workman's Circle
Workmen's Circle
Subjects
Schools
Teachers
Yiddish language
Related Material
For additional Workmen's Circle records, see: accessions 1979-4-4, 1980-2-2, 1983-6-3, 1984-10-1, 1986-4-1, 1992-1-2, 1997-2-1, 1998-3-32, 2004-5-41, 2004-5-105, and fonds 30.
For additional Camp Yungvelt records, see: accessions 1979-4-4, 1986-4-1, 1991-12-4, 1993-6-6, 1999-5-1, 2004-5-37, 2005-6-4, 2006-12-3, photographs # 2964, # 4014, # 6021, MG2N1K, Benjamin Brown fonds 49, and Dorothy Dworkin Fonds 10 (item 14).
Creator
Matenko, Isaac, 1874-1960
Accession Number
1987-11-4
1991-4-2
2007-5-3
2007-6-28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 89; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Level
File
Fonds
89
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
12 May 1960-16 July 1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of biographical sketches of Isaac Matenko. The bulk of these sketches were written just after Isaac's death in 1960 and were originally published in various newspapers, including; The Vochenblat, Der Yiddisher Zhurnal, and On the Threshold. The Yiddish articles are accompanied by English translations.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 89; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
Level
Series
Fonds
89
Series
1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1911-1971
Physical Description
5 folders of textual records
13 photographs : b&w ; 19 x 23 cm mounted on board 30 x 34 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
The Workmen's Circle (Arbeiter Ring) is a radical left Jewish fraternal organization founded in 1900. It was originally established to protect the rights of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe who were entering the North American labour force. The Workmen's Circle's main purpose was to promote the labour movement and ensure economic justice for its members. It also promoted secular Yiddish culture, and ran many schools and summer camps across North America, such as Camp Yungvelt in Pickering.
The I.L. Peretz School began as the Toronto Yiddish National-Radical School in 1911. It was founded by Socialist-Territorialist members Isaac Matenko, Abraham Rhinewine, Paul Frumhartz, Aaron Bromberg, H. Rigelhaupt, L. Goldman, and Louis Koldovsky in order to promote Yiddish culture and language. By 1916, it had been taken over by the Workmen’s Circle and renamed the I.L. Peretz School. The founders overcame many obstacles to establish the school, including opposition from religious groups (which preferred Hebrew over Yiddish); a lack of support from the Jewish community; and a serious lack of funds.
The school began in a rented room in the Zionist Institute on Simcoe St., with about forty students. By the following school year, the number had increased to 330, due to cheap tuition and a good reputation. The growing number of students necessitated several moves to larger spaces, among them 260 Richmond St. W. and 194 Beverley St. Later, other branches and other levels (kindergarten to mittelshul) were established on Maria St., Bellwoods Ave., and St. Clair Ave. The school flourished for about 50 years before its decline and ultimate closure.
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting Isaac Matenko's involvement in the Workmen's Circle and the affiliated I.L. Peretz School and Camp Yungvelt. Included are photographs, programmes, certificates, a yearbook, a songbook, and newsclippings.
Name Access
Arbeòter-ring Y.L. Perets-Shuln
Workmen's Circle (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 89; Series 1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
Level
File
Fonds
89
Series
1
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
16 Oct. 1936, 17 Oct. 1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two programmes commemorating the 25th and 60th jubilees of the I.L. Peretz School.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 89; Series 1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
Level
File
Fonds
89
Series
1
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1926, Mar. 1928
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an I.L. Peretz School graduation certificate (class of 1926) and graduation yearbook (class of 1928).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 89; Series 1; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
Level
File
Fonds
89
Series
1
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1941-1942
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a Yiddish songbook, which was compiled by Michel Gelbart to be used in the I.L. Peretz School.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 89; Series 1; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
Level
File
Fonds
89
Series
1
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
Apr. 1955
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newsclippings and a programme book commemmorating Matenko's 80th birthday celebration, organized for him by the Workmen's Circle Peretz Schools. Also included are English translations for some of the articles published in the programme book.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 89; Series 1; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Isaac Matenko fonds
Workmen's Circle series
Level
File
Fonds
89
Series
1
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
[between 1911 and 1918]
Physical Description
1 file of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one certificate for a subscription of two shares to raise money for the Workmen's Circle Home, taken out by A. Nissnevitch.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Level
File
Fonds
92
File
1
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Date
1976-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 audio cassette
Scope and Content
File consists of oral history interviews primarily documenting J.B. Salsberg's labour Zionist and political career. Included is one transcript of P. Pomerant's interview with J.B., one audio cassette recording of an interview conducted with J.B., and transcripts of interviews conducted by Sharyn Salsberg Ezrin with the following individuals: Al Hershkovitz, Norman Penner, Harry Simon, Robert Nixon, Sam Lipshitz, and Morris Biderman. Also included is correspondence regarding Ezrin's interviews.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Level
File
Fonds
92
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939-1992, predominant 1981-1987
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of J.B. Salsberg's personal and professional correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Level
File
Fonds
92
File
3
Material Format
textual record
object
Date
1935-1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 medals : silver, ribbons attached ; 8 cm in length or smaller
1 pin : crown shape ; 1 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of certificates, medals and pins documenting J.B. Salsberg and Dora Wilensky's involvement in celebrations of His Royal Highness King George VI and Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II's coronations. Also included is an invitation and programme book for a royal luncheon in Toronto.
Notes
Artifact numbers 146, 147, 156.
Name Access
Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926-
George VI, King of Great Britain, 1895-1952
Subjects
Heads of state
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Level
File
Fonds
92
File
4
Material Format
textual record
object
Date
1960-1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 plaque : wood and brass ; 23 x 31 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of business licenses, a certificate, and a Crown Life Club plaque documenting J.B. Salsberg's career as an insurance salesman.
Notes
Artifact number 110
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
Fonds
92
Series
1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1924-1991
Physical Description
28 cm of textual records and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of graphic and textual records related to J.B. Salsberg's personal life. Of note are records documenting the activities and passing of Salsberg's wife, Dora Wilensky. Included are photographs, portraits, stories, certificates, event invitations and programmes, correspondence, a graduation book, a newsletter, sympathy cards, a drawing, a sketch, and notes.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 19 photographs, 1 sketch, and 1 drawing.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1924-1954
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
6 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Dora Wilensky Salsberg was one of Toronto’s earliest professionally trained Jewish social workers and a leader in the Canadian social work field. She was born in Russia on July 28, 1902 to Hyman and Mary Wilensky. She had three younger sisters: Bertha (b. 1903) Jenny (b. 1905), and Fagel (b.1910). In 1907, the family immigrated to Toronto where Hyman worked at a cap factory.
Dora had the highest marks in the province of Ontario upon graduating from high school and graduated as a gold medalist in modern history from McMaster University in Toronto. She initially pursued a career in teaching, but had difficulty securing a job due to discrimination. When her only job offer from Oshawa was given on the condition that she change her last name, Dora decided become a social worker.
After studying at the New York School for Social Work and working briefly in Chicago, Dora returned to Toronto and took up the position as Executive Director of the Jewish Family Welfare Bureau in 1931. When the JF&CS was formed in 1943 she served as its first Executive Director. Under her leadership, JF&CS gained a reputation as being one of the most advanced and progressive agencies in Toronto. She was among the first to hire a psychiatric social worker and to introduce play therapy as part of treatment; she remained on top of advances being made in the field in other countries and encouraged her staff to regularly engage in professional development activities.
Dora was also actively involved in various professional organizations. She was a member of the National Board of the Canadian Association of Social Workers, served on the Board of Governors and various committees of the Canadian Welfare Council, and was active on the Social Planning Council (formerly the Welfare Council of Toronto). In addition, she was instrumental in the establishment of the University of Toronto’s post-graduate course in social work. For her service to the field, she earned both the King George V and Coronation medals.
Around 1925, Dora married J.B. Salsberg. Although she legally adopted his name, she always used her maiden name professionally. They did not have any children. On March 20, 1959, Dora passed away from cancer at the age of 56.
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the life and activities of J.B. Salsberg's wife, Dora Wilensky. Included is a graduation portrait of Dora, a photograph of Dora likely standing outside of McMaster Hall on graduation day, a photograph of Dora standing near a lake (ca. 1940), professional portraits of Dora, an I.L. Peretz School graduation book, correspondence regarding the death of Dora's mother, and a newsletter of the Canadian Welfare Council of Ontario.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of letters of condolence and donation certificates that were sent to J.B. Salsberg after the passing of his wife, Dora Wilensky. Included are donation certificates of the Jewish National Fund, the ORT Scholarship Fund, and the B'nai Brith Women of America.
Accession Number
2010-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of sympathy cards and letters that were sent to J.B. Salsberg after the passing of his wife, Dora Wilensky.
Accession Number
2010-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of sympathy cards and letters that were sent to J.B. Salsberg after the passing of his wife, Dora Wilensky.
Accession Number
2010-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of sympathy cards and letters that were sent to J.B. Salsberg after the passing of his wife, Dora Wilensky.
Accession Number
2010-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of sympathy cards and letters that were sent to J.B. Salsberg after the passing of his wife, Dora Wilensky.
Accession Number
2010-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of sympathy cards and letters that were sent to J.B. Salsberg after the passing of his wife, Dora Wilensky.
Accession Number
2010-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of sympathy cards and letters that were sent to J.B. Salsberg after the passing of his wife, Dora Wilensky.
Accession Number
2010-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
13
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1953-[ca. 1958]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 drawing : b&w ink ; 22 x 29 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of stories and artwork created by J.B. Salsberg's relatives. Included are short stories written by Salsberg's nephew Ricky Salsberg and nice Susan Goldberg, and one drawing given to him by his cousin Barbara Salsberg.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of Karen Kayemeth Leisrael donation certificates for trees planted in memory of J.B. Salsberg's father, Abraham Salsberg.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
8 May 1955
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of invitations and programme booklets for a Mothers' Day luncheon in honour of J.B. Salsberg's mother, Sarah-Gittel, who was president of the Halboshath Arumim Society. The event was sponsored by the Halboshath Arumim Society, the Talmud Torah Sisterhood, the Torath Emeth Sisterhood, and the Eitz Chaim Mothers' Association.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
16
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
13 Nov. 1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting a tribute dinner in honour of J.B. Salsberg held on 13 Nov. 1991. The dinner was organized by Canadian Kupat Holim in recognition of his contributions to the community. Proceeds went to the establishment of the J.B. Salsberg Outreach Clinic for children with learning and development difficulties to be built in Kfar Saba, as part of the Meir Hospital. Included is correspondence, notes by Ben Kayfetz for the event and a photograph of Salsberg at the event with his siblings. Identified in the photograph are (left to right): Nathan Salsberg, Betty Troster (nee Salsberg), J.B. Salsberg, Thelma Pritzker (nee Salsberg), and Robert Salsberg.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Labour Zionism and union activities series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 92; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Labour Zionism and union activities series
Level
Series
Fonds
92
Series
2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
object
Date
1918-1981
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records (1 v.) and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of records related to J.B. Salsberg's labour Zionism and union activities. Of note are records documenting Salsberg's early Poale Zion activities in New York. Included are photographs, correspondence, a medallion, pins, bulletins, newsletters, booklets, a book, and a pamphlet.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 11 b&w photographs (3 negatives), 3 pins, and 1 medallion.
Subjects
Labor Zionism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Labour Zionism and union activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 2; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Labour Zionism and union activities series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
2
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1923-1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : b&w ; 11 x 7 cm
Admin History/Bio
Poale Zion (Workers of Zion) was a Marxist Zionist Jewish workers movement that originated in the Russian Empire around 1900. This movement spread around the world and in late 1905 the Socialist Jewish Labour Party (Poale Zion) was formed in Canada.
In 1919, the Poale Zion Zionist labour movement split into two factions – Left Poale Zion (later Achdut Avodah Poale Zion) and Achdut Avodah (later Mapai). J.B. Salsberg affiliated with the Left Poale Zion, which was founded on the principals established by Ber Borochov and became known as the Borochov Movement. In Canada the Borochov Movement consisted of various organizations – political, cultural and educational. The political branch was the Achdut Avodah Poale Zion. It promoted Zionism and Socialism both in Canada and Israel.
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting J.B. Salsberg's involvement in the Achdut Avodah Poale Zion movement. Included is correspondence with the Jewish Socialist Labor Party Poale-Zion of America, Undzer Veg bulletins, Hashomer Hatzair newsletters, and a Yiddish booklet by Chaim Zhitlovsky entitled "From Assimilation to Labour Zionism" (published in New York, 1919). Also included are two photographs of J.B. Salsberg that were taken in Boston likely at the second annual convention of the Poale-Zion of America (1923).
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