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Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 20; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
Fonds
20
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[190-]-[197-]
Physical Description
18 cm of textual records
68 photographs : b&w and sepia (23 negatives) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting Lipa Green's personal life. Included are donation receipts, greeting and bereavement cards, event invitations, personal correspondence, speeches and writings, photographs and a scrapbook.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Business series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 20; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Business series
Level
Series
Fonds
20
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1934-[196-]
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting Lipa Green's business in the building trades. Included are two business patents, Greenview (later Greenwin) Construction Co. business correspondence and tenders, and financial records.
Subjects
Business
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 87
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
87
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a group photograph of nine members of the Gollom family. Identification is provided on the back of a cardboard matte. It states that the individuals include two Gollom brothers, six Gollom sisters, and a husband, possibly a cousin of the family. Annie Gollom Cohen, the mother of the nine Cohen (Cowan) siblings is on the left in the back row.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 89
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
89
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1905]-[ca. 1946]
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w and sepia with hand tinting ; 25 x 21 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of a group photograph of members of the Soren and Rosenthal families taken early in the twentieth century, a photo of Lillian Rosenthal Cowan with her baby son Michael and the two grandmothers Nessie (Celia) Soren Rosenthal and Annie Harris Cohen, and a photograph of Lillian Cowan and her children Michael and Trudy with the same grandmothers about seven years later.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Executive sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-2; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Executive sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-2
File
5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1932-1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
11 photographs : b&w and col. ; 15 x 10 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of three invitations to annual meetings of the NCJW, Toronto Section, and photographs taken at the Fall General Meeting in September 1984.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Executive sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-2; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Executive sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-2
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1932-1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of copies of annual reports, and national and local organizational charts of executive officers and their responsibilties.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Education Portfolio sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-6; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Education Portfolio sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-6
File
2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1936-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of 2 photographs, and a study of the day care needs in the Jewish community. NCJW Toronto Section were concerned with the need of quality day care services in the general and Jewish community of Toronto.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Service Portfolio sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-11; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Service Portfolio sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-11
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a "Holy Blossom Annual" report, published by Holy Blossom Religious School. On page 12 is an article about the Council Community House, written by Barbara Miller.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Special events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-12; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Special events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-12
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1908-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of programs for different theatrical productions over the years.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-13; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-13
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1931-1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of personal and professional correspondence belonging to Ida Siegel.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-13; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-13
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1897-1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a page from the "Gold book" showing pictures of the first amd second president of the Toronto Section; a Diamond Jubilee commemorative book, 1987 to 1957, celebrating 60 years of service; and a history of NCJW.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-13; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-13
File
9
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[190-]-[198-?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
3 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 19 cm on mat 25 x 16 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of the first Council House at 36 Walton Street pre-1909, the next Council House at 254 McCaul Street post-1909, the current Council House at 4700, Bathurst Street, and a photocopy of a photo of the Jewish Working Girls' Club in 1909.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-13; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-13
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1930
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of pages 13-16 of the Canadian Jewish Review, October 31, 1930, showing a group picture of the president and officers of the NCJW.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-13; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-13
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
1931
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a copy of a report given at the annual meeting of Toronto Council of Jewish Women on January 30, 1931, handwritten by Helen Fried, the recording secretary.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-13; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-13
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
1932-1933
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of letters between Montreal Section and New York, in 1932; an annual address handwritten by Irene Samuel (president) in 1933, and an annual report dated 1932-1933 from Toronto Section, NCJW.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-13; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-13
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1930-1932
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence between Irene Samuel, president of Toronto Section, and NCJW, New York City.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-13; File 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-13
File
19
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of handwritten notes pertaining to the costs of running Surrey Cottage (bought in 1927) including the cost of upkeep, yearly statement of opening of the cottage and statement of assets and disemburements.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-13; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-13
File
20
Material Format
textual record
Date
1934
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two telegrams from New York and Montreal with Irene Samuel, discussing a proposed plan for the future of the Canadian affiliation of NCJW.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-13; File 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-13
File
21
Material Format
textual record
Date
1934-1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a handwritten annual report dated January 1934, a president's report written by Irene Samuel, dated May, 3, 1934, and issues of a monthly bulletin for February and May 1936.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-13; File 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-13
File
22
Material Format
textual record
Date
[1936?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an annual report written by Adelaide (Ada) List on the 26th Company Girl Guides discussing the lively organization of 60 girls, 4 leaders and 3 girls in training.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-13; File 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-13
File
23
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1934-[197-?]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 26 x 20 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of three photographs of campers at Camp Camperdown.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-13; File 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-13
File
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
1934-1935
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a report on the Triennial convention (1934) of NCJW New Orleans and the Toronto Section president's report, read at the annual meeting on May 9, 1935.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-13; File 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-13
File
25
Material Format
textual record
Date
1933-1935
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an invitation to an Opening Reception and Membership Tea on September 28, 1933 at Community House, 44 St. George Street; pamphlets announcing a joint meeting of CJW and Local Council of Women on February 16, 1935; and a program of the play "That's Why Council was Born" by Mrs. Roy Frankfurter on November 21, 1935.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-13; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-13
File
26
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1935
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm + identification key
Scope and Content
File consists of a group portrait of Leaders Council in "Town Hall Night". Identifcation key lists four of those members.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-13; File 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-13
File
27
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1939
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of the Community House basketball team with accompanying identification of the players.
Subjects
Sports teams
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-13; File 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-13
File
28
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a statement of division of responsibilties between National Refugee Service, Inc. and Council of Service for Foreign Born, Inc. of the NCJW, October 11, 1939, and a report of the director of Council of Services for the Foreign Born, Inc. to the Board of Directors, November 13-16, 1939. These reports show the important work NCJW does to assist the foreign born.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Photographs and audio-visual material series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 8; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Photographs and audio-visual material series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
8
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]-[195-]
Physical Description
16 photographs: b&w and col. ; 18 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of past presidents and executive members of NCJW, including Mrs. Charles Mandell, Evelyn Shulman, Sadie Wolinsky, Lil Gold, Mrs. Harold Lorie, Sophie Drache, Dr. Reva Gerstein, Mrs. A. Pattenick, Mrs. Carol Stone and Mrs. H. Thomson.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 104
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
104
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1895-2009
Physical Description
21 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Gottschall Frankel (1832-1918) and his wife Mina Meyer (1841-1921) were born in Biblis (Hessen) and Aschaffenburg, Germany respectively. Gottschall died in Biblis and is buried in Alsbach, Germany. Mina passed away in Toronto and is interred in the old Holy Blossom Cemetery. Leo Frankel (1864-1933) was one of nine children born in Biblis, Germany to Gottschall and Mina. His siblings were Salmon (1874-1906), Benno (d. 1921), Ike (d. 1950), Louis (1879-1952), Maurice (1865-1935), Sigmund (1866-1936), Ida (1870-1952) (m. Levy) and Herman (1871-1939). Three of the siblings are buried in Montreal, and the rest in Toronto. Leo immigrated to Canada in 1881 at the age of 17 and in 1886 established Frankel Brothers (scrap metal and processing) in association with his brothers. The siblings were eventually succeeded by several sons of the original partners. The company subsequently became Frankel Steel Ltd. and Steel Structures Corporation. Leo married Helena (Lena) Mayer of Florsheim, Germany on July 2, 1890 in New York City. They had three sons - Egmont Leo (1891-1964), Carl Milford (1894-1984), and Roy Hecker (1896-1983). The family lived at 504 Jarvis Street in Toronto from 1908, which was the former Gooderham residence. Carl married Dorothy Jacobs (1903-1987) who was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Her parents were Bernard Jacobs of Texas and Henrietta Altheimer of Arkansas. Carl and Dorothy had two daughters - Nancy Jean Frankel (b. 1928) and Carol Nina Frankel (1930-1999). Carl was a prominent member of the Toronto Jewish community, active in Holy Blossom Temple, several masonic lodges, and was a founder of the North Toronto Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. His daughter Nancy attended Jarvis Collegiate Institute and was confirmed at Holy Blossom Temple. She married Darrell (Drapkin) Draper (1922-1992) of Fort William/Port Arthur in 1949. Darrell had studied at the University of Toronto and became a lawyer and judge. The couple's three children are Dr. Paula Jean Draper (b. 1953) a historian, Phillip Jacobs (b. 1954) a real estate lawyer, and Kenneth Lewis (b. 1957). Collectively the siblings have six children and several grandchildren. Nancy Draper has been a long time volunteer at the Ontario Jewish Archives. Nancy's sister Carol married Mandel Sprachman (1925-2002), the son of a renowned architect Abraham Sprachman of the firm Kaplan and Sprachman. Mandel followed his father into the profession, specializing in cinemas and theatres, including the award-winning restoration of the Elgin and Winter Garden theatres (1985-1989). The Frankel family genealogy is wide in scope, extending from Germany and England, to the United States and Canada. One notable ancestor with German lineage is Israel Beer Josephat who changed his name to Paul Julius Reuter and founded the Reuters News Agency.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the Frankel and Draper (Drapkin) families and their connected branches, such as the Jacobs (English in origin), Josephat, Meyer, and Altheimer (all German in origin) families. Records include: photographs of the exterior and interior of the Frankel home at 504 Jarvis Street, Toronto; formal individual and group photographs taken in Toronto and other cities of family members at various gatherings and of Nancy Frankel's confirmation class at Holy Blossom; pictures of Darrell Drapkin (later Draper) and his Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity brothers at the University of Toronto; group photographs of members of the Palestine Lodge of Masons of which Carl and his brother Egmont were members; as well as a variety of candid shots in many locations including outside the Frankel family home in Biblis, Germany. Textual records include, essays and programmes concerning Holy Blossom, publications from Camp Wabi-Kon and Jarvis Collegiate yearbooks, and material from the Ulyssean Society at Hart House, the Oakdale Golf and Country Club, and the Carmel Chapter of Hadassah documenting Nancy's involvement with these organizations. Objects include a souvenir matchbook from the wedding of Darrell Draper and Nancy Frankel and a membership coin and badge in a leather case documenting Carl Frankel's involvement with Masonic lodges.
Notes
Physical description note: Includes 250 photographs, 3 objects,1 CD, and 1 video cassette.
Name Access
Draper (family)
Draper, Nancy (1928-)
Frankel (family)
Subjects
Families
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National Executive Council series
Presidents sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 38; Series 2-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National Executive Council series
Presidents sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
38
Series
2-1
Material Format
textual record
Date
[193-?]-1987
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of speeches, reports and correspondence generated by various presidents of the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada. It includes Irene Samuel's handwritten speeches and reports from the 1930s. Samuel, the first president of the National Council of Jewish Women of Canada, was involved in the formation of council's Canadian division.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National portfolios and committees series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 38; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National portfolios and committees series
Level
Series
Fonds
38
Series
3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1937-1995
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records
2 photographs
Admin History/Bio
The National Council of Jewish Women of Canada conducted its activites through a number of national portfolios, each headed by a national vice-president and composed of a number of committees.
Scope and Content
Series consists of reports, publicity, guidelines, by-laws, and other material generated by these various national committees and portfolios. It also includes fairly full sets of the national periodicals Canadian Council Women, Keeping You Posted and The New Edition.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Carl and Dorothy Frankel family photographs file
Level
File
ID
Fonds 104; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Carl and Dorothy Frankel family photographs file
Level
File
Fonds
104
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1895-[ca. 1970]
Physical Description
29 photographs : b&w and col. ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Carl Milford Frankel and his wife Dorothy Jacobs Frankel from infancy to late in life in different locations. Included are portraits, candid shots, and group photographs of organizations and sports teams that the coulple were involved in.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Simon fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 23; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Simon fonds
Level
File
Fonds
23
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1931, [197-]
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of a Jewish Workers Culture Club members library card, as well as a biographical tribute booklet.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
J. Irving Oelbaum fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
J. Irving Oelbaum fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
24
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
[189-]-1966
Physical Description
15 cm of textual records (2 vol.)
63 photographs (19 negatives)
1 artifact
Admin History/Bio
Julius Irving (J. I.) Oelbaum (1899-1966) was a dedicated community leader, whose tireless work with fraternal, educational and philanthropic organizations included an extensive list of Toronto's prominent Jewish organizations. He was born in New York City on 11 October, 1899 to Moishe and Miriam (nee Jacoby) Oelbaum. He had four brothers, Charles, Sidney, Abraham (Babe) and Cuppel (Jack). In 1906, the family moved to Toronto, where Oelbaum received his education. In 1923, he married Sadie (nee Margulies) and had two daughters, Dorothy Koven and Helen Simpson. Oelbaum was a social worker by profession, but in 1932, he went into business with his brothers and became president of the Acme Paper Products Company Limited.
J. I. Oelbaum devoted a lifetime to Jewish communal service, beginning in 1923, when he was hired as the executive director of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto, a post which he retained for five years. Incredibly, during the same period he was also the executive director of the Toronto Hebrew Free Loan Association and the Toronto Hebrew Free School. Oelbaum held executive lay leadership positions with numerous organizations including: District Grand Lodge No. 1, B'nai Brith, United Jewish Welfare Fund, Jewish Family Welfare Bureau, Yeshiva Torath Chaim, Zionist Organization of Canada, Canadian Jewish Congress Central Region, Joint Public Relations Committee, Jewish Immigrant Aid Society of Canada, Jewish Camp Council of Toronto, United Jewish Refugee and War Relief Agencies, Toronto Jewish Old Folks' Home, Mount Sinai Hospital, Canadian Conference of Christians and Jews, Congregation Goel Tzedec, and the Y.M.H.A.
In 1954, Oelbaum was honoured at a Jewish National Fund Negev dinner, which over 1400 people attended. He also received the Queen's Coronation Medal in 1952 and the Canadian Council of Christian and Jews Human Relations award in 1953. J. Irving Oelbaum died on 2 October 1966 after a lengthy illness.
Custodial History
The records in accession 1985-5-15 were in the possession of Oelbaum's daughters, Helen Simpson and the late Dorothy Koven, before they were donated to the Archives on May 29, 1985. The photograph from accession 2004-5-31 was donated to the Archives by Oelbaum's niece, Annette Cohen.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of records documenting J. I. Oelbaum's family and his work with Toronto Jewish organizations. The records include photographs, correspondence, event booklets and invitations, newsclippings, Oelbaum's certificate of marriage and wedding invitation, a miniature silver shovel from the turning of the sod ceremony at Baycrest Hospital, and two scrapbooks.
The photographs include portraits of Oelbaum as well as his parents, and snapshots of famous individuals attending events in Toronto, such as David Ben Gurion, Eleanor Roosevelt, Richard Nixon and Bob Hope.
Notes
A large amount of the loose newsclippings were removed from the fonds, photocopied and added to the J. I. Oelbaum clipping file.
Name Access
Oelbaum, J. Irving, 1899-1966
Subjects
Businesspeople
Immigrants--Canada
Philanthropists
Creator
Oelbaum, J. Irving, 1899-1966
Accession Number
1985-5-15
2004-5-31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
31
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
sound recording
Date
1919-1988
Physical Description
3.15 m of textual records
459 photographs
1 audiocasette
Admin History/Bio
The Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario (MCMAO) was formed and incorporated in 1919 under the name of the Associated Clothing Manufacturers. The Association's primary mandate was the representation of its membership in negotiations with the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America and later, the Toronto Joint Board of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union. The MCMAO membership was comprised of the manufacturing firms of men's clothing in Toronto and Hamilton and inlcuded companies such as Tip Top Tailors, Empire Clothing and Shiffer-Hillman among others. The Association was also involved in furthering the interests of the clothing industry in Ontario and with all matters pertaining to the clothing business in which the Association's membership was interested. The MCMAO was a represented member of the Apparel Manufacturers' Associatoin of Ontario and the Apparel Manufacturers' Council of Canada. The MCMAO ceased operation around 1989.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of these records. They came into the Archives in the early 1990s but the original source from the Association is unknown. The records were stored at the OJA's offsite storage location until 2008, when they were transferred to the OJA vault for processing.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the Association’s role in negotiations with the employee’s union on behalf of their membership, as well as their work in lobbying senior levels of government on such matters as labour relations, tariffs and taxes, and other issues related to the production of men’s and boys’ garments. The records include legal documents; executive and committee meeting minutes; financial records; arbitration, mediation and negotiation reports and correspondence; collective agreements; labour statistics; general correspondence files; parliamentary briefs, submissions and reports; and seminar photographs. There are also files related to specific bodies that the Association collaborated or corresponded with, such as the Toronto Club of Clothing Designers. Of particular interest are the files of the Overseas Garment Workers Commission, which documents the Associations' role in helping bring over Jewish refugees and other Displaced Persons as tailors and garment workers.
The fonds has been divided into twelve series: Legal; Board of Directors meeting minutes and agendas; Executive Committee / Executive Board meeting minutes and agendas; Annual and general meeting minutes and agendas; Negotiations Committee; Finance Committee; Public Relations Committee; Labour Relations Committee; Other committee meeting minutes and agendas; General correspondence; Parliamentary briefs, submissions, reports and correspondence; and Seminars.
Name Access
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario
Subjects
Clothing trade
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Related Material
Queen’s University Archives holds records of the MCMAO dating from 1920 to 1969. These records appear to have originated from the same source and at one point the collection had been split in two. The fonds at Queen’s is complementary to the OJA’s fonds and together, the two fonds provide a complete picture of the MCMAO and its work.
Library and Archives Canada holds the records of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America fonds.
Creator
Men's Clothing Manufacturer's Association of Ontario (1919-1989)
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Legal series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 31; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Legal series
Level
Series
Fonds
31
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1919-1975
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This series consists of the legal documents of the Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario. Included are the various constitutions and by-laws, a copy of the original letters-patent, correspondence related to the supplementary letters-patent when the organization changed their name from the Associated Clothing Manufacturers, as well as the corporate information returns filed with the Provincial Government.
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Legal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Legal series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
1
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1919-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Legal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 1; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Legal series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
1
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1921-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Executive Committee / Executive Board series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 31; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Executive Committee / Executive Board series
Level
Series
Fonds
31
Series
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1922-1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Association described the committee as the Executive Committee and the Executive Board over the years. The committee consisted of the President, Vice-President, Immediate Past President, Secretary and the Executive Director of the Association.
Scope and Content
This series consists of one file of meeting minutes and agendas taken at the Executive Committee and Executive Board meetings of the Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario. Several years of minutes are missing including 1949 to 1959, 1961 to 1964, 1966, and 1968 to 1972.
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Annual and general meeting minutes and agendas series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 31; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Annual and general meeting minutes and agendas series
Level
Series
Fonds
31
Series
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1919-1979
Physical Description
45 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This series consists of meeting minutes, agendas and other accompanying material created at the annual and general meetings with the Association's membership.
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Negotiations Committee series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 31; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Negotiations Committee series
Level
Series
Fonds
31
Series
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1919-1987
Physical Description
83 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This series consists of records related to the activities of the Negotiations Committee. Included are the committee's meeting minutes and agendas, records of the negotiation proceedings, conciliation and arbitration hearings, Impartial Chairman's reports and correspondence, as well as collective agreements.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Finance Committee series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 31; Series 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Finance Committee series
Level
Series
Fonds
31
Series
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1933]-1984
Physical Description
27 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This series consists of the records of the Finance Committee. Included are the committee's meeting minutes and agendas, membership dues assessments, financial statements, and information on market and piece-work rates and consumer price index statistics.
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Other committee meeting minutes and agendas series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 31; Series 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Other committee meeting minutes and agendas series
Level
Series
Fonds
31
Series
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1919-1976
Physical Description
13 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This series consists of the meeting minutes and agendas created by the various ad-hoc committees of the Association. Also included are minutes taken at meetings with other organizations and representatives of other branches of the men's clothing industry, such as the coat and vest contractors.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
General correspondence series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 31; Series 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
General correspondence series
Level
Series
Fonds
31
Series
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1922-1987
Physical Description
77 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This series consists of the general correspondence files created by the MCMAO's executive director. The records consist of correspondence to other committee members, manufacturers, the general membership, as well as other men's clothing associations.
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Annual and general meeting minutes and agendas series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 4; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Annual and general meeting minutes and agendas series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
4
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1926-1930
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Annual and general meeting minutes and agendas series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 4; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Annual and general meeting minutes and agendas series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
4
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1931-1934
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Annual and general meeting minutes and agendas series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 4; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Annual and general meeting minutes and agendas series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
4
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Annual and general meeting minutes and agendas series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 4; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Annual and general meeting minutes and agendas series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
4
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1938
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Annual and general meeting minutes and agendas series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 4; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Annual and general meeting minutes and agendas series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
4
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939-1940
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Other committee meeting minutes and agendas series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 9; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Other committee meeting minutes and agendas series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
9
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Other committee meeting minutes and agendas series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 9; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Other committee meeting minutes and agendas series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
9
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
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