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Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 51
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
51
Material Format
multiple media
Date
[192-]-1990
Physical Description
1.35 metres of textual records (20 vols.) and other material
Admin History/Bio
Philip Gerard Givens (1922-1995) was a municipal, provincial and federal politician, a judge, a police commissioner and an active Jewish communal leader. He is largely remembered as the 54th Mayor of Toronto.
Phil Givens was born in Toronto on April 24th, 1922, the only son of Hyman and Mary Gevertz (Gewercz). As a youth, he attended Harbord Collegiate and graduated from the University of Toronto in political science and economics in 1945 and from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1949. In 1947, he married Minnie "Min" Rubin (born February 7th, 1924) and together they had two children, Eleanor and Michael.
Givens graduated as a lawyer from Osgoode Hall; however, shortly thereafter he decided to enter politics, running as a municipal school board trustee in 1950. In 1951 he was elected as alderman for Ward 5, serving in this capacity until 1960, when he was subsequently elected as a city Controller.
Givens was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1962.
Following the sudden death of Mayor David Summerville in 1963, Givens was appointed by City Council as the Mayor of Toronto and was officially elected to the position in 1964, winning a close race against the former mayor, Allan Lamport. As mayor, Givens was automatically a member of the Metropolitan Toronto Executive and Council, the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission, the Consumer’s Gas Company Executive, the Toronto Hydro Commission and the governing boards of Toronto’s major hospitals.
Givens was publicly seen as an affable and populist mayor but his tenure was not without controversy. His support for the construction of the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and his decision to acquire Henry Moore’s bronze sculpture “the Archer” for the new Nathan Phillips Square were both highly controversial during his term in office. In particular, the Moore sculpture sparked intense controversy and public debate amongst council members and citizens alike. Although ultimately purchased with private solicited donations, the controversy surrounding the statue’s purchase was still partly to blame for Givens’ 1966 election defeat to William Dennison.
In 1967 Givens entered national politics for the second time, the first being a failed 1957 bid in Toronto’s Spadina riding, winning a seat as a Liberal in Toronto’s York West riding. In 1971 he stepped down before the end of his term to campaign for a seat in the Provincial Legislature. Again running under the Liberal banner, Givens won his seat in York-Forest Hill and after the elimination of this riding in 1975, was re-elected in the new riding of Armourdale. In 1977 he retired from politics. He also worked briefly as a current affairs commentator for local radio broadcaster CHUM 1050 AM.
In 1977, Givens was appointed as a provincial court judge and chairman of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission, serving in both capacities until 1985, when he left the Commission but continued in the judiciary as a civil trial judge until officially retiring from public life in 1988.
An ardent Zionist, Givens was also a prominent leader of several Jewish communal organizations. He was the founder and first president of the Upper Canada Lodge of B’nai Brith and sat on the executives of the Canadian Jewish Congress, the United Jewish Welfare Fund, the Talmud Torah Eitz Chaim, the Zionist Organization of Canada, the Toronto Zionist Council, Jewish National Fund, State of Israel Bonds and the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. He was chairman of the United Israel Appeal-Israel Emergency Fund in 1967 and the United Jewish Appeal-Israel Special Fund in 1968. From 1973 to 1985 he was the national president of the Canadian Zionist Federation and in the 1990s was the national chairman of the Canadian Jewish Congress’ Committee for Yiddish.
Givens was honoured by Jewish community organizations, including the Jewish National Fund’s Negev Award in 1968 and the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews’ Human Relations Award in 1969. As well, in 1972, he received the Award of Honour from the Toronto Regional Council of B’nai Brith.
Givens was also known to be a passionate sailor and was a member of both the Royal Canadian and the Island Yacht Clubs in Toronto. He died on November 30th, 1995 at the age of 73.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of Phil Givens until they were donated to the Archives in September 1990 by his wife.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the personal, professional and communal activities of Phil Givens. The bulk of the material is graphic and most of the photographs relate to his tenure as Mayor of Toronto and to his Jewish communal work. The records also include general correspondence, speeches, campaign material, scrapbooks, cartoons, certificates and awards, biographical writings, audio and visual materials and artifacts. The records have been arranged into nine series representing Givens’ various roles and activities and have been described to the file level and item level when necessary. These series are: 1. Personal life; 2. City of Toronto Alderman; 3. City of Toronto Controller; 4. City of Toronto Mayor; 5. Metropolitan Toronto Police Commissioner; 6. Provincial politics; 7. National politics; 8. Legal career; 9. Jewish communal service.
Notes
Physical Description Note: Includes ca. 915 photographs, 14 drawings, 1 print, 1 presentation piece, 27 objects, 4 DVD’s, 4 videocassettes and 1 audiocassette.
Physical Extent Note: Fonds was reduced from 5.5 m of records to 2.6 m of records. Please see accession record for further details regarding the records that were culled.
General Note: Previously cited as MG6 B
Associated material note: City of Toronto Archives: “Philip Givens fonds” (fonds 1301) and Series 363, Sub-series 2 “Mayor' Office journals” (fonds 200). Library and Archives Canada: “Correspondence and subjects” series (R4942-1-1-E) in the Stuart E. Rosenberg fonds (R4942-0-X-E); Henry S. Rosenberg fonds (R3946-0-9-E); Jewish National Fund of Canada fonds (R4347-0-1-E), “Subject series: Givens, Judge Philip G. – Toronto” (R4347-7-4-E); “Correspondence, memoranda, minutes, reports” series (MG31-H67), Zdzislaw Przygoda fonds (R6257-0-0-E) [Sir Casimir Gzowski monument committee records –chaired by Phil Givens]; B'nai Brith Canada fonds (R6348-0-9-E); Canadian Zionist Federation fonds (R9377-0-6-E).
Name Access
Givens, Phillip, 1922-1995
Givens (nee Rubin), Min
Subjects
Law
Politicians
Related Material
See Fonds 2: Benjamin Dunkelman fonds
See Fonds 18: Gordon Mendly fonds
See Fonds 28: Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
See Fonds 37: Gilbert Studios fonds (Negev dinners series, Zionist Building series, Portraits series).
Creator
Givens, Philip, 1922-1995
Accession Number
1990-9-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal life series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal life series
Level
Series
Fonds
51
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
graphic material (electronic)
Date
[192-]-1988
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
74 photographs : b&w and col. (8 negatives) ; 36 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records and graphic material related to the personal life of Phil Givens. This includes general correspondence, family portraits and personal snapshots, school materials and biographical writings.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Alderman series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Alderman series
Level
Series
Fonds
51
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1951-1960
Physical Description
3.3 cm of textual records
32 photographs : b&w ; 27 x 35 cm or smaller
3 objects
Scope and Content
Series consists of campaign materials, photographs and general correspondence related to Phil Givens’ role as alderman for the City of Toronto between 1951 and 1960. The photographs primarily document various city events attended by Givens; of note are images of Givens meeting with the Queen Mum, Johnny Lombardi, and Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau.
The series has been arranged into four sub-series: 2-1. City of Toronto Council; 2-2. Municipality of Metro Toronto Council; 2-3. Public works projects; and 2-4. Official engagements.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Level
Series
Fonds
51
Series
3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1960-1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
57 photographs : b&w (32 contact sheet) ; 40 x 51 cm or smaller
2 objects
Scope and Content
Series consists of records related to Phil Givens’ role as controller for the City of Toronto between 1960 and 1963. The records include correspondence, photographs, and campaign materials. Of note is a letter and signed photograph from Lester B. Pearson following his visit to Toronto in 1963.
The series has been arranged into five sub-series: 3-1. Campaign; 3-2. City of Toronto Board of Control; 3-3. City of Toronto Council; 3-4. Municipality of Metro Toronto Council; and 3-5. Official engagements.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Level
Series
Fonds
51
Series
4
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1963-1990
Physical Description
ca. 360 photographs : b&w, sepia toned, and col (99 contact sheet, 2 slides) ; 34 x 26 cm or smaller and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting Phil Givens’ work as Mayor of Toronto from 1963 until 1966. The bulk of the records are photographs featuring Mayor Givens at various city and community events; of note are images of Givens meeting with Robert Kennedy, Israeli President Zalmon Shazar, Sam Shopsowitz, and Pope Paul VI. Also included is general correspondence, speeches, election campaign materials, cartoons, certificates, artifacts, textual records related to the acquisition of the Henry Moore sculpture, a VHS cassette of Givens discussing the building of the New City Hall and an audiocassette documenting a council trip to Montreal in 1966. In addition, there is a small number of photographs which document events that occurred outside the dates of his time in office, but which relate to his role as mayor.
The series has been arranged into nine sub-series: 4-1. Campaign; 4-2. City of Toronto Council; 4-3. Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto Council; 4-4. City of Toronto Board of Control; 4-5. Henry Moore Sculpture and artwork; 4-6. Official engagements; 4-7. Certificates and Awards; 4-8. Portraits and publicity; and 4-9. Political cartoons.
Notes
Includes 7.8 cm of textual records, 14 drawings, 1 DVD, 1 videocassette, 1 audiocassette, and 8 objects.
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Subjects
Politicians
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Level
Series
Fonds
51
Series
5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
moving images
Date
1977-1985
Physical Description
51 photographs : b&w and col. ; 28 x 21 cm or smaller and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records and other material documenting Phil Givens’ activities as chairman of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission from 1977 to 1985. The textual records include messages of congratulations, general correspondence, speeches, and reports. The graphic material includes official portraits as well as snapshots documenting various police activities and events. Also included is a video cassette of a “sailpast” commemorating the merger of the harbour and port police forces with the Metropolitan Toronto Police Force in June 1983 as well as a video cassette of the retirement dinner for Givens held at the Island Yacht Club in July 1985.
The series has been arranged into three sub-series: 5-1. Metropolitan Toronto Police Board of Commissioners; 5-2. Publicity; and 5-3. Official engagements.
Notes
Includes 13 cm of textual records, 2 DVDs and 2 videocassettes.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
National politics series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
National politics series
Level
Series
Fonds
51
Series
7
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
moving images
object
Date
1957-1985
Physical Description
11 objects and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of records related to Phil Givens’ work as an MP for the federal riding of York West in Toronto and a small amount related to Givens’ earlier failed election attempt in the Spadina riding. The records include campaign material, correspondence, photographs, a video cassette featuring Givens' at the Houses of Parliament and an oversized composite print of the members of the House of Commons for 1968. Of note are images of Givens participating in a parliamentary delegation to the United Nations, attending the Sir Casimir Gzowski Monument dedication, and visiting NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center. Also included is a small number of photographs of Givens at events hosted or attended by national political figures, such as former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Givens' attendance at such events occurred outside of his time in national office, but are associated with his role as a federal MP.
Notes
Includes 1 folder of textual records, 9 b&w and col. photographs, 1 print, 1 DVD and 1 videocassette.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Legal career series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Legal career series
Level
Series
Fonds
51
Series
8
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1945-1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
5 photographs : b&w, sepia toned and col. ; 19 x 43 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records and photographs documenting Phil Givens' activities in his roles as a lawyer and judge. In particular, the records include general legal correspondence, letters to and from representatives of the provincial courts and the attorney general, letters of reference for fellow judges, a master case file list and event photographs. Also included are two certificates presented to Givens affirming his status as a notary and as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ontario.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal service series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal service series
Level
Series
Fonds
51
Series
9
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
[194-]-1988
Physical Description
323 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of textual records and graphic material documenting Phil Givens' involvement with the Jewish community. In particular, the textual records include general correspondence, speeches and convention materials documenting his role as national president of the Canadian Zionist Federation and his involvement with many other Jewish organizations. The records also consist of certificates, scrapbooks, objects, photographs of various events within the community as well as photographic albums presented to Givens on the occasion of his 1968 Jewish National Fund Negev dinner and his 1985 Canadian Zionist Federation testimonial dinner.
The majority of the records has been arranged into nine sub-series: 9-1. B’nai Brith; 9-2. Canadian Zionist Federation; 9-3. Jewish National Fund; 9-4. Keren Hayesod; 9-5. Rho Pi Phi fraternity; 9-6. State of Israel Bonds; 9-7. United Jewish Welfare Fund / United Jewish Appeal; and 9-8. Other Jewish organizations.
Notes
Includes 12.15 cm of textual records, 2 objects and 1 presentation piece.
Arrangement
Any files not clearly associated with a specific Jewish organization were attached to the Jewish communal service series itself.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
1
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966-1988
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of several biographical sketches of Phil Givens that detail his personal and professional activities and accomplishments.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 1; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
1
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976-1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains Phil Givens's personal correspondence with various people. Included are letters of thanks and congratulations, reference letters, letters of condolence, correspondence regarding financial matters, such as donations and investments, and correspondence relating to a car accident involving Phil.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 1; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
1
File
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 12 x 17 cm
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 1; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
1
File
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-] - [197-]
Physical Description
9 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 21 cm or smaller
1 photograph : b&w ; 24 x 19 cm in folder 36 x 29 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of various professional portraits of Phil Givens taken throughout his life.
Notes
Photography studios and photographers are identified on most of the photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 1; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
1
File
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1947-1988
Physical Description
25 photographs : b&w ; 36 x 26 cm or smaller
5 photographs : b&w and col. ; mounted on board 33 x 36 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Phil, Min and family. Included are photographs of Phil and Min at parties or family celebrations, such as a costume New Year's Eve party, Passover dinner and a Bar Mitzvah, Phil with his daughter and grandson at work as a judge, portraits of Min around their home and out at the theatre, and family portraits of Phil, Min and their children, Eleanor and Michael. Some photographs were used for Givens's 1957 federal election campaign.
Subjects
Families
Repro Restriction
Photography studios and photographers are identified on most of the photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 1; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
1
File
3
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Date
[ca. 1925] - [ca. 1963]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w and col. (tiff)
Admin History/Bio
Fanny (nee Machtinger) Rubin immigrated to Toronto with her family from Drildz, Poland in 1909. Prior to immigrating, Fanny had begun dating Paul Rubin. In 1910, Paul immigrated to Toronto from Lodz, Poland to be with Fanny and they married soon after in 1911. Paul worked as a ladies coat and suit designer and had a "Twix-teen" clothing line for petite women.
Paul and Fanny had four daughters: Nelly (b. Aug. 1913), Sarah (b. 10 Aug. 1915), Pauline "Peppy" (b. 21 Feb. 1920), and Minnie "Min" (b. 17 Feb. 1924). Nelly later married Joe Allen, Sarah married Gordon Donsky, Minnie married Phil Givens and Pauline married Sol Mandlsohn, the founder of Bay Bloor Radio.
Scope and Content
File consists of two family portraits of the Rubin family. Included is one early portrait [ca. 1925] and one later portrait [ca. 1963] that includes grandchildren and spouses.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Alderman series
Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 2-2; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Alderman series
Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
2-2
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains one Municipality of Metro Toronto certificate that was issued to Givens in appreciation for his service as a Member of the Metropolitan Council from 1955-1960.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Alderman series
Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Alderman series
Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
2-2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1955-1961
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of photographs and one certificate documenting Alderman Phil Givens' activities as a member of the Municipality of Metro Toronto Council.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Rubin Family file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 51; Series 1; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Personal series
Rubin Family file
Level
Item
Fonds
51
Series
1
File
3
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Date
[ca. 1963]
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. (tiff)
Scope and Content
Item is a family portrait of the Rubin family. Identified is:
Back row (left to right): Eleanor (Baker), Phil Givens, Sol Mandlsohn, Mark Mandlsohn, Gordon Donsky, Ruth Donsky, Joe Allen, and Dianne Allen.
Front row (left to right): Min Givens, Pauline Mandlsohn, Paul Rubin, Fanny Rubin, Sarah Donaky, and Nellie Allen.
Seated on floor (left to right): Michael Givens, Annie Mandlsohn, and Jeff Donsky.
Subjects
Portraits
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
City of Toronto Controller series
Campaign sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Campaign sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
3-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1960-1962
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 20 cm
2 rulers
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of signs, rulers, campaign brochures, correspondence, and photographs documenting Phil Givens' two successful campaigns for election as Controller for the City of Toronto in 1960 and 1962.
Notes
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photograph.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Campaign sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Campaign sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
3-1
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting Phil Givens' campaign for election as controller for the City of Toronto. Included are two campaign signs, a brochure, and two campaign cards.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Campaign sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Campaign sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
3-1
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting Phil Givens' campaign for re-election as controller for the City of Toronto. Included are two campaign signs, and two brochures.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Campaign sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-1; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Campaign sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
3-1
File
3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
Oct. 1960
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one letter and one photograph documenting Phil Givens' involvement in a Toronto Transit Commission debate during his campaign for election as controller for the City of Toronto.
Notes
Photograph is by Federal Newsphotos of Canada.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Campaign sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-1; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Campaign sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
3-1
File
4
Material Format
object
Date
1962
Physical Description
2 rulers : plastic, blue and gold ; 15 cm in length
Scope and Content
File consists of two rulers handed out by Givens to voters while campaigning for re-election as controller for the City of Toronto.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
City of Toronto Board of Control sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
City of Toronto Board of Control sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
3-2
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1961-1962
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm and 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of two group portraits of the members of City of Toronto's Board of Control. Identified individuals include: Phil Givens, Donald Summerville, Nathan Phillips, William Allen, and William Dennison.
Notes
Photographs are by the Toronto Star and the Telegram.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Physical Condition
One photograph has small tears both in its bottom right-hand corner and its centre.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
City of Toronto Board of Control sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-2; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
City of Toronto Board of Control sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
3-2
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1962
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 24 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one group portrait of the members of City of Toronto's Board of Control. Identified is (left to right): Donald Summerville, Phil Givens, Mayor Nathan Phillips (seated), William Dennison, and Herb Orliffe.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Physical Condition
Photograph has a small tear on its left side.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-3; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
3-3
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1963-1964
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 40 x 51 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one composite photograph of City of Toronto Council members for the period 1963-1964.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
City of Toronto Board of Control sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-2; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
City of Toronto Board of Control sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
3-2
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1960-1962
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of blank letterheads and one envelope used by Phil Givens in his role as controller for the City of Toronto.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-3; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
3-3
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
16 Oct. 1961
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Controllers Phil Givens, Willam Dennison and William Allen watching Controller Donald Summerville sign the contract for New City Hall.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Turning of the sod at New City Hall file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-3; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Turning of the sod at New City Hall file
Level
Item
Fonds
51
Series
3-3
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
7 Nov. 1961
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Phil Givens participating in the sod turning for the New City Hall. Identified in the photograph are (left to right): Phil Givens, William Allen, Mayor Nathan Phillips, and Donald Summerville.
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
City of Toronto Controller series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-3; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
3-3
File
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1962
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Phil Givens at a City Hall staff Christmas party.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-3; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
3-3
File
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Jan. 1962
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of the swearing-in ceremony for Mayor Summerville. Identified is (left to right): Herb Orliffe, Phil Givens, Donald Summerville, Chief Justice McRuer (?), and William Dennison.
Notes
Photograph is by the Telegram.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Municipality of Metropolitain Toronto Council sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-4; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Municipality of Metropolitain Toronto Council sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
3-4
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1963
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 27 cm mounted on board 28 x 36 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one group portrait of the Municipality of Metro Toronto Council. Individuals are identified with the photograph.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-5; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
3-5
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Phil Givens and Alderman Joseph Piccininni with hockey player "Red" Kelly while he signs autographs for children.
Notes
Photograph is by Toronto Star.
Subjects
Children
Hockey players
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-5; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
3-5
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1961
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of City of Toronto Council members visiting Phil Givens in the recovery room at a blood donor clinic. Identified is (left to right): Donald Summerville, Nathan Phillips, William Allen, William Dennison, and Phil Givens (lying down). The phrase "I bet you didn't think I could snap it off?" is written underneath the image.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-5; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
3-5
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1961
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Mayor Nathan Phillips hosting the Israeli gymnastics team. Identified is (left to right): Harry Zifkin (Toronto Zionist Council treasurer), Miriam Kara (Israel gymnast), Controller Phil Givens, Ruth Abels (Israel gymnast), Mayor Nathan Phillips, and Agnes Keleti (coach of gymnastics team).
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
City of Toronto Controller series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-5; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
3-5
File
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1962]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of a young boy greeting Mayor Summerville, Phil Givens and the Fire Chief (?).
Notes
Photograph is by the Telegram.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-5; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
3-5
File
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Apr. 1963
Physical Description
38 photographs : b&w (32 contact sheet) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of City of Toronto Council members and the players of the Toronto Maple Leafs celebrating after the team won the Stanley Cup. Included are images of Council members and players outside Old City Hall, Mayor Summerville holding the Stanley Cup and players signing their names into a book. Identified individuals include: Phil Givens, David Rotenberg, Herb Orliffe, William Dennison, "Red" Kelly, Johnny Bower and Mayor Summerville.
Subjects
Sports teams
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-5; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
3-5
File
6
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
Aug. 1963
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 22 x 19 cm mounted on board 32 x 25 cm
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one thank you letter and a signed portrait of Lester B. Pearson that he sent to Phil Givens following his visit to Toronto.
Notes
Photograph is by Galy.
Name Access
Pearson, Lester B., 1897-1972
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
City of Toronto Board of Control sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
City of Toronto Board of Control sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
3-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1961-1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
4 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of photographs and office stationary documenting Controller Phil Givens' role on the City of Toronto Board of Control.
Notes
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
3-3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1961-1964
Physical Description
8 photographs : b&w ; 40 x 51 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of photographs documenting Controller Phil Givens' role on the City of Toronto Council.
Notes
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto Council sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto Council sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
3-4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1962
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 27 cm mounted on board 28 x 36 cm
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of one photograph documenting Controller Phil Givens' role on the Metro Council.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 51; Series 3-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Controller series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
51
Series
3-5
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
[ca. 1960] - 1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
43 photographs : b&w (32 contact sheet) ; 26 x 21 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of photographs and correspondence documenting Controller Phil Givens' official engagements.
Notes
Photographers and photography studios are identified on the photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Campaign sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Campaign sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
4-1
File
1
Material Format
textual record
object
Date
1964
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 ruler : plastic, blue and black ; 15 cm in length
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting Phil Givens' successful campaign for mayor in the 1962 municipal election. Included is Givens' campaign platform, notes on his competitor Allan Lamport, an event invitation, campaign literature, a newsclipping, and blank letterheads from Givens' campaign headquarters. Also included is one ruler that Givens handed out to voters with the slogan "YOUR MAYOR GIVENS FOR PLANNED PROGRESS" printed on it.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Campaign sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Campaign sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
4-1
File
2
Material Format
textual record
object
Date
1966
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 bottle caps : plastic ; 3 cm in diam.
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting Phil Givens' unsuccessful campaign for mayor in the 1964 municipal election. Included is correspondence, notes detailing highlights from Givens' previous term as mayor, memos on City of Toronto's budget, and a TTC report entitled "Effects of Single Fare in Metro Area". Also included are newsclippings, campaign literature, and plastic bottle caps that Givens' handed out to voters.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Campaign sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-1; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
Campaign sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
4-1
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1964
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 28 x 35 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Phil and Min Givens celebrating with guests at Phil's mayoral victory party.
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
City of Toronto Mayor series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
4-2
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1963
Physical Description
99 photographs : b&w (contact sheets) ; 3 cm x 4 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs documenting Mayor Phil Givens' inaugural address and first council meeting. Included are images of Givens delivering his inaugural address, the council meeting in progress, Givens speaking with reporters and hard at work in his office. Some images contain markings that Givens likely made to indicate which photos to print.
Notes
Photographs are by Harold Whyte and D. Darrell
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-2; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
4-2
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of speeches and correspondence documenting Phil Givens' activities as Mayor. Included is correspondence with the Board of Control, memos from the Department of Buildings, correspondence regarding the CNE Association's Director's Luncheon, Givens' 1965 Inaugural address and a speech by Givens entitled "The Case Against the City Manager".
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-2; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
4-2
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1964
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm + identification key
Scope and Content
File consists of one group portrait of the City of Toronto Council for 1964.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-2; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
4-2
File
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1965
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 19 x 24 cm mounted on board 35 x 28 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one group portrait of the City of Toronto Council for 1965. Individuals are identified with the photograph.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 4-2; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
City of Toronto Mayor series
City of Toronto Council sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
4-2
File
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Phil Givens engaged in a council debate.
Notes
Photographs are by the Globe and Mail.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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