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1866 records – page 1 of 38.
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 61
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
61
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1923-2002
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : colour and sepia ; 14 x 9 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Miriam Cowan Rose was the youngest of the nine Cowan siblings and the fourth girl.
Scope and Content
File consists of family correspondence, two copies of a single page memoir about her parents written by Miriam, and photographs of Miriam as a toddler and in her 40s.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1904-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of personal correspondence written and received by Ida Lewis Siegel. Included are letters and postcards.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1904, 1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two diaries. One is a personal handwritten diary with entries during the year 1904, the other is a Jewish calendar-diary for 1951-1952, corresponding to 5712 on the Jewish calendar.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1902-1921
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of personal correspondence including letters, cards and postcards. The contents include correspondence between Ida and family members, including her husband, her daughter, her parents, uncles and cousins. Part of one letter from cousin Phil, is written in Yiddish.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1924-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of family correspndence including letters, cards, postcards and 2 newspaper articles featuring Sair Lee. The correspondence is between Ida Lewis Siegel and family members between the years 1924 and 1980.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1914-1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of written reminiscences by Ida Siegel reflecting on various Jewish and secular organizations, people and personal memories.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
9
Material Format
textual record
text
Date
1926-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one book, "The Story of the Women Teachers' Association of Toronto", written correspondence to and from Ida Siegel on a variety of topics concerning education, women's issues, her service as a school trustee,a newspaper clipping, 2 programmes listing Ida Siegel as serving on the Board of Education for Ward 4, Ida's membership card with and bylaws for the Workers' Educational Association.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1905-1929
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of 1 scrapbook containing telegrams and cards with notes of congratulations to mark occasions of wedding, anniversaries and son's bar mitzvah
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1908-1934
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of congratulatory correspondence including telegrams, cards and newspaper clippings. Many of the notes refer to the birth of Ida's son in 1916.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1927-1935
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of 2 letters written by Ida Lewis Siegel promoting a concert to fund-raise in aid of the Mothers and Babes Summer Rest Home, a hand-written account of the aims programs and achievements of the Hebrew Maternity Aid Society, a copy of 1935 Annual Report, a program for a 1928 of the Hebrew Maternity Aid Society Re-union dinner and an invitation to a 25th anniversary tea.in 1932.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1916-1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of copies of 3 letters - 1 letter written to A.P. Lewis (brother of Ida Lewis Siegel) from C.A.B. Brown, Chairman Finance Committee with The Board of Education Toronto, offering support in 1916 and 2 letters of condolence following the death of A.P. Lewis in 1963, 1 from Henry A. Cohen from the State of New York Department of Works and 1 from Leon Klein representing the Board of Directors of the Albany Jewish Community Center.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1924
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an invitation to The Hadassah Chapters of Toronto Lag B'Omer Reception and Tea, 1924.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
20
Material Format
textual record
Date
1925
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a programme for the Toronto Local Council of Women banquet, 1925 with handwritten notes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 70
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
70
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1905]-1995
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w and col. ; 10 x 15 cm and 14 x 8 cm and 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a photo postcard with an image of two young men addressed to one of the men's sister Miss S. Rosenthal, 16 Baldwin Street, Toronto; a photograph of Roy and Temi Rosenthal and their children Maidee and Paul; and two photographs of Bob and Ethel Coffin (Lillian Cowan's cousins) at Ethel's 80th birthday celebration in Vancouver.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 71
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
71
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1905]-[193-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 16 x 10 cm and 9 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of Nessie (Celia) Soren (m. Rosenthal) (mother of Lillian Rosenthal Cowan) as a young woman before she left Russia for Toronto, and a photograph of four Soren relatives who did not come to Canada.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
25
Material Format
textual record
Date
1925
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a certicicate made out to I.H. Siegel from The Erez-Israel Palestine Foundation on September 10, 1925 for the amound of $27.50.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
31
Material Format
text
Date
1912-[ca. 1930]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of 5 books belonging to Ida Lewis Siegel: "True Friendship Like the Ivy Clings", "Lays of Ancient Rome", "The Vision of Sir Launfal" by Lowell, "Gems from Longfellow" and "Mumu and Kassyan of Fair Springs" by Ivan Turgenev".
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 73
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
73
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1905-1987
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
6 photographs : b&w and col. ; 13 x 18 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Morris Rosenthal was the husband of Nessie (Celia) Soren Rosenthal, and the father of Liilian Rosenthal Cowan.
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Morris Rosenthal as a young man, with his wife in middle age, and in his later years. A colour photograph is mounted in a hardcover notebook with two of his poems translated from Yiddish by his daughter Lillian Cowan. Documents include "Memories of Bell Ewart" (Belle Ewart) by Al Sherman, which mentions Celia and Morris Rosenthal leasing and running a hotel in that area, letters in Yiddish which may be Morris' poems, and a letter to Saul and Libbie Cowan from Rivka Lieberman with translations of the same two poems mentioned above, which Rivka found among her papers.
Physical Condition
Two of the older photographs are torn in half, one taped together on the back
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
34
Material Format
textual record
Date
1896-1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of personal letters written by Ida to her daughter, Rivka. Also included is the Bar Mitzvah speech written by Ida Lewis to her father's dictation in 1896 for Charles S. Siegel.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
36
Material Format
textual record
Date
1914-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a program for the dedication of The Martin Steinberg Cultural Center on June 22, 1976 in New York City, a list of the suggested programs at the Martin Steinberg Cultural Center, a newspaper clipping from the Toronto Daily Star February 9, 1960 containing a quote from Ida Lewis Siegel and 3 letters - one written June 27, 1914 following attending the 17th American Zionist Convention; one written by C.A.B. Brown, Chairman Finance Committee of the Toronto Board of Education dated June 19, 1917; a letter written by Ida Lewis Siegel to Rabbi Plaut from Holy Blossom Temple.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 103
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Fonds
Fonds
103
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[192-?]-1993
Physical Description
45.9 m of textual records
35 photographs
Admin History/Bio
Nachman Shemen, a rabbinic scholar, author and Jewish civil servant, was born Nachman Boimoil in Chodel, Poland on March 15, 1912. His great-grandfather was a disciple of the founder of Hasidism in Poland, known as the “Seer of Lublin,” and both of his parents were descendants of Hasids and scholars. Shemen was ordained in Warsaw in 1929 at age seventeen by the chief rabbi of Warsaw, Rabbi Eliezer Ezra Kershenbaum of Lublin, and the famous scholar Rabbi Pinchas Eliezer Grosfershtand. In 1930, he settled in Toronto with his family, becoming a teacher at the Eitz Chaim Talmud Torah until 1965. He was also a disciple of Rabbi Yehuda Lieb Graubart, spiritual leader of the city’s Polish Jewish community and an internationally respected rabbinic authority and author. In 1936, he married Toby Rosenberg and they had a son and three daughters.
From 1940 until his death in 1993, Shemen was a secretary of the Canadian Federation of Polish Jews, later known as the Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel, serving as secretary of the Toronto branch and executive secretary of the national executive. From 1954 to 1993, he was Director of the Orthodox Division of the Canadian Jewish Congress, now known as the Kashruth Council of Canada.
Shemen was a prolific writer, contributing articles to periodicals not only in Canada, but also in the United States, Europe, South America, and Israel. Shortly after his arrival to Canada, Shemen began a journalistic career with the Toronto Hebrew Journal. Writing under seven pen names, his works appeared in numerous Yiddish dailies, weeklies, and periodicals around the world. From the mid-1950s, he served as the editor of Yidishe Nayes for a decade, a monthly bulletin published jointly by Canadian Jewish Congress and the United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto. He edited commemorative volumes for many Toronto Jewish organizations and wrote more than twenty books ranging from biographies of rabbis to fascism, from Chasidism to labour issues. He was also a founder and volunteer rabbi for the Torah V’Avodah Congregation.
Custodial History
The records of this fonds were housed in the basement study of Rabbi Shemen's home on Lonsmount Drive in Toronto until 1987, when a flood prompted an emergency effort by his family to rescue the collection. Material was not packed carefully, and was transferred to dry boxes without regard to size or subject. The flood also encouraged Shemen to offer the collection to the Archives.
It was Shemen's intention to donate the material piecemeal as he reordered it, and to assist in its processing at the Archives following his retirement, however illness prevented him from doing so. The collection was instead transferred to the Ontario Jewish Archives in a state of disarray in several accessions between 1987 and 1991. Processing began in May of 1996 when funds were made available from the Canadian Council of Archives and other sources.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records that provide insight into the career and thought of Rabbi Nachman Shemen, an influential figure in Canadian orthodox Jewry. It consists primarily of textual records, both in English and Yiddish, and includes minutes and correspondence related to Canadian Jewish Congress, the Kashruth Council of Toronto, the Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel and the Kehilla of Toronto, as well as Shemen's own articles and monographs together with research material for his writings. Also included are Shemen's private correspondence with scholars and literary figures throughout the Jewish world. Of special interest is the plethora of ephemera collected over a half-century.
Notes
Associated material: For related material, refer to records at the Archives of Religious Zionism at Bar Ilan University in Israel.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Related Material
For related material at the OJA, refer to the Eitz Chaim Talmud Torah fonds, Canadian Jewish Congress fonds, United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds, United Jewish Refugee and War Relief series and the Rabbi David Kirshenbaum accession.
Arrangement
Attempts were made to restore the collection as much as possible to its original order, which required educated guesswork. Duplicate and irrelevant material were culled, and the remainder cleaned as required. Records were arranged into a preliminary series. Further rearrangement of the series and rehousing of material have been carried out by archivists to improve accessibility and address conservation needs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 103; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Level
Series
Fonds
103
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[192-?]-1993
Physical Description
1.5 m of textual records
35 photographs
Admin History/Bio
The Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel, originally called the Canadian Federation of Polish Jews (CFPJ), was established in 1933 to assist Jews in Poland who were victims of anti-Semitism as expressed in economic boycotts and political discrimination. The CFPJ provided political action and advocacy on behalf of Polish Jews, as well as social help, moral strength and material support. It was a constituent member of the World Federation of Polish Jews, established in 1935, which provided relief and economic assistance to Jews in Poland, and coordinated the assistance given to Jewish communal organizations in Poland. In addition, the CFPJ assisted Canadian landsmanshaften (mutual benefit societies) which were giving support to those communities from which their members had emigrated.
In 1939, following the outbreak of the Second World War, the CFPJ was among those Canadian Jewish organizations which founded the United Jewish Refugee and War Relief Agencies, the purpose of which was to assist in the war effort and to aid war victims. At the conclusion of the war, the UJRWR was renamed the United Jewish Relief Agencies, with an aim to assist refugees in their effort to settle in Canada.
The scope and mandate of the CFPJ has changed over time as new challenges and projects have emerged. In January 1950, its activities expanded to include building homes in Israel for Polish Jewish immigrants, providing local relief to newly arrived Polish Jewish immigrants in Canada, locating relatives and providing legal advice on matters related to passports and visas, contributing to and participating in memorials honouring lost Jewish communities, and maintaining contact with its sister Farbands across the world.
In December 1951, the name of the organization was officially changed to Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel, and as of March 1953, its priorities had shifted to focus increasingly on providing support to Israel.
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting the activities of the Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel. Many records provide insight into the relief efforts carried out to assist Jews in Poland and Israel. Included are meeting minutes, agendas, reports, correspondence, speeches, newspaper articles, financial records, conference material, a ledger book, posters and invitations, membership and donation lists, scrapbooks, leaflets, photographs of important events, letters of appeal, visa and identification applications, property claims applications, and letters from individuals requesting aid.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 37
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
37
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1892-[197-]
Physical Description
31 photographs : b&w and col. (2 neg) ; 17 x 21 cm on matte 33 x 24 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Ida Lewis Siegel or her association with: summer camps (Winnebagoe and Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home), school related groups (e.g. Home and School Council, Toronto Board of Education), Jewish organizations (e.g. Daughters of Zion, Canadian Jewish Farm School) and family members. Of note are 3 early tintypes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 103; Series 1; File 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
Fonds
103
Series
1
File
33
Material Format
textual record
Date
[192-?]-[193-?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 82
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
82
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1916]-[ca. 1946]
Physical Description
32 photographs : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph album with pictures of Michael and Trudy Cowan as babies and young children with their parents, grandparents, and other relatives. Many were taken at the family resort Wapaska Lodge. Identification is provided on stick-it notes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 83
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
83
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
[ca. 1910]-1990
Physical Description
73 photographs : b&w and col. ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an album of photographs and some textual material. Photographs are black and white and colour and feature a number of generations of the Cowan extended family in multiple locations. Textual material includes a letter from the Lawrence Heights Medical Centre of which Saul Cowan was a member of the Board of Directors, a York-Finch Hospital publication, two CPPNW newsletters (Canadian Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War), and a Manor-Metropolitan Lodge of B'nai Brith publication "Harmony".
Physical Condition
Material is on sticky pages in album.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 5; File 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
5
File
21
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1928-1995
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of various newsclippings; a bulletin; articles about fundraisers, Council thrift shop and programs offered; and various articles pertaining to Dorothy Reitman, past president.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 86
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
86
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1920 or 1921]
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 19 x 24 cm on matte 30 x 34 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a group photograph of a childrens' Purim party, probably sponsored by the Arbiter Ring (Workmen's Circle). Lillian Rosenthal is identified in the second row from the front, second from the left, wearing a Chinese costume.
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
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 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 11
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
11
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of a mother and baby, and parliamentary procedure handwritten on West End Laundry and French Cleaners Limited stationery.
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 12
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
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1920-1921
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two monthly bulletins dated December 1920 and January 1921.
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 13
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
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1923
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a NCJW Toronto Section year book dated 1922-3, giving annual reports, financial statements, committee reports, subscriptions, donations and balance sheet.
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 14
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
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1929
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a report of events that have taken place at Council Community House, listed under the title, "Do you know what happens at Council Community House - 44 St. George Street, Toronto"
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, Gemany 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 succeded 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 Insttitute 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, Nancy (1928-)
Subjects
Personal and family life
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Carl and Dorothy Frankel photographs file
Level
File
ID
Fonds 104; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Frankel and Draper family fonds
Carl and Dorothy Frankel 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
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 38; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
Series
Fonds
38
Series
5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1928-1997
Physical Description
23 cm of textual records
73 photographs (18 slides)
Admin History/Bio
The National Council of Jewish Women of Canada made a number of efforts over the years to compile historical and archival collections.
Scope and Content
Series consists of news clippings, published histories, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, listings of presidents and other materials, which were gathered as part of the effort to document the NCJW's history. Records include a clippings scrapbook and photographs of prominant president Lucille Lorie, two published national histories, and photographs from a 1947 or 1954 presidential installation. There are also subject files generated by the various sections across Canada, which include section bulletins and publications, year books, photographs and newsclippings.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Toronto Section archival material sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
38
Series
7-13
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1908-1996
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
290 photographs : (37 negatives)
Admin History/Bio
The National Council of Jewish Women of Canada, Toronto Section celebrated its 100th anniversary in 1997. These files, organized chronologically by year, were likley assembled in conjunction with a commemmorative exhibit and book produced by the centennial committee.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of programs from anniversary celebrations, photographs of early Council House buildings, bulletins, handwritten correspondence, telegrams and newsclippings. Of note is a series of letters from Ida Siegal which she wrote upon making several cross-country trips for the NCJW between 1931 amd 1936.
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
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 1
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
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1919-1920
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 2
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
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1921-1922
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 3
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
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1923
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 4
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
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1924-1925
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 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
1866 records – page 1 of 38.

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