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Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 102
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
102
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1902-2002
Physical Description
90 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Saul Cowan (1910-2002) was the seventh of nine children born to Zvi Hirsh (Harris) Cohen (1872-1954) and Chana Leah (Annie) (née Gollom) Cohen (1873-1960). His siblings were Woolf Cowan (Colvin) (1896-1987), Kate Cowan (b.1898) (m. Wener), Jack Cowan (1900-1992), Rivka (Reva) Cowan (1902-ca.2002) (m. Lieberman), Moe Cowan (b.1904), Jeanne Cowan (b.1906) (m. Kallman), Norman Cowan (b. 1909) and Miriam Cowan (b. 1919) (m. Rose).
The Cowan family immigrated to Toronto from England with their six oldest children circa 1908. Harris worked as a tailor in England and as an operator in men's clothing factory Tip Top Tailors in Toronto.
Saul graduated from the University of Toronto in 1931 in honours philosophy.
In 1932, Cowan married Lillian Rosenthal (1910-1978), the daughter of Morris (1883-1967) and Nessie (Celia) (née Soren) Rosenthal (1881-1969). Together, they had two children, Michael (b. 1939) and Trudy (b. 1941). The Rosenthal family ran a boarding house on Hanlan's Point and had a place at Belle Ewart. In 1945, Morris and Celia purchased Wapaska Lodge on Muskoka Bay just outside Gravenhurst and ran it as a family resort from 1948-1965.
Lillian, who was a public school teacher, passed away in 1978 and the following year Saul married Libbie Aiken (d. 2006). Libbie had been the head physiotherapist at the Toronto General Hospital during the late 1940s.
Saul pursued a career with the North York Board of Education serving as both trustee and chairman from 1958 to 1976. He was also very involved with the Jewish community and the growing North York community. He was also involved with organizations such as B'nai Brith, Canadian Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (CPPNW), and the North York Social Planning Committee. He was a founder of the York Finch General Hospital.
Trudy studied physical and occupational therapy at the University of Toronto but changed career direction when she moved to Calgary in 1969 and became involved in historical organizations such as the Glenbow Museum, the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation, and the Lougheed House Conservation Society. She married Leonid Luker (b. 1937) in 1982.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the Cowan (Cohen) family and their connected branches including the Rosenthal, Soren, Gollom, Aiken, and Altshuller families. The records originated from Saul Cowan, his first and second wives, Lillian Rosenthal and Libbie Aiken, and his daughter, Trudy Cowan Luker. Records include photographs of family members at graduations, weddings, school, religious events, camping activities, and milestone celebrations. Textual records include traditional and email correspondence, marriage certificates, passports, immigration documents, family histories, theatre and concert programmes, and newspaper clippings. Many of the records document Saul Cowan's personal and professional activities. The majority of the material relates to the Cowan and Rosenthal families.
Notes
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION NOTE: Includes 386 photographs, 2 audiotapes, and 6 objects.
Four books from the collection have been removed and integrated into the OJA's library holdings. These include titles Have I Ever lied To You Before? by Jerry Goodis, My Outlook by Jack Cowan, When Partners Become Parents by Carolyn Pape Cowan and Philip A. Cowan, and Front Page Challenge - History of a Television Legend by Alex Barris.
Name Access
Cowan (family)
Subjects
Families
Accession Number
2008-6-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1926-1995
Physical Description
8 photographs : b&w and col. ; 15 x 10 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Saul Cowan. Included are images of Saul on Maria Street in Toronto, at Humber River, Saul's University of Toronto Honours of Philosophy graduation portrait (1931), Saul at a cottage in Jackson's Point, in Mexico and at other locations. Identified in the photograph from Cancun, Mexico is Trudy Cowan and Nancy [Wargny?].
Name Access
University of Toronto
Subjects
Universities and colleges--Alumni and alumnae--Ontario--Toronto.
Places
Jackson's Point (Ont.)
West Toronto Junction (Toronto, Ont.)
Humber (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of letters to Saul Cowan as trustee and chairman of the Board of Education, Borough of North York, from representatives of various organizations including several Departments of Education, schools, York University, the Social Planning Committee of Metropolitan Toronto, the Globe and Mail newspaper, and the Joint Community Relations Committee of Canadian Jewish Congress. There is also correspondence from Saul Cowan to persons afiliated with organizations including the Canadian Jewish News, the Toronto Star, and Bathurst Heights Secondary School.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1958-1982
Physical Description
1 folder of texual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper clippings documenting Saul Cowan's career with the North York Board of Education and a schoolboard newsletter.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of reports and addresses prepared by Saul Cowan during the course of his career in education.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of yearly addresses by Saul Cowan to the Workmen's Circle to commemorate the Warsaw Ghetto uprisings.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
17
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1972-1997
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
9 photographs : col.; 14 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Saul Cowan served on the board of directors during the construction of York-Finch General Hospital in the early 1970s and as chairman for two years in the late 1970s, following completion of the building.
Scope and Content
File consists of records pertaining to Saul Cowan's association with the York-Finch General Hospital. Included are a pre-construction publicity booklet for the hospital, a fund raising report, a workshop report, correspondence, a certificate presented to Saul Cowan in 1997 in recognition of his commitment to the hospital, and publicity photos of Saul Cowan when he served as chairman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
19
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two letters written to Saul Cowan by the executive director of the John Howard Society of Ontario.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
20
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985-1988
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of bulletins "Physicians for Social Responsibility-Canadian Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War", a Christmas card to Saul Cowan from the organization, and a speech written by him. In addition there are letters written to Saul by John Oostrom (MP for Willowdale), Rev. Roland de Corneille (MP for Eglinton-Lawrence), and Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
Name Access
Canada. Prime Minister (1984-1993 : Mulroney)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
23
Material Format
textual record
object
Date
1994
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 badge
Scope and Content
Fle consists of Saul Cowan's personal report card issued by the Zodiac Swim School and a maroon Red Cross badge awarded for his completion of the maroon level instruction. This was the fourth level of an eight level program.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985-1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a report of a trip taken by Saul Cowan to Yugoslavia and Bulgaria in 1985, draft notes and a printed copy of Saul's autobiography entitled "Images In My Mind", and two copies of a CJN book review of this memoir.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
25
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1990
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
4 photographs : col. ; 9 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of an address prepared by Saul's sister Jeanne Kallman, and her grandson Clay, for Saul's 80th birthday party at the Markham Hotel in Toronto, and four photographs of family members at the celebration.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
26
Material Format
textual record
Date
1997-2000
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence between Saul's children Trudy Cowan and Michael Cowan and doctors and lawyers concerning Saul's declining health and his move to a care facility in Montreal. There are documents such as Power of Attorney and Proposed Division of Property, memos, and financial checklists.
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 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
27
Material Format
textual record
Date
1999
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a diary handwritten by Saul Cowan's daughter Trudy, from January 27, 1999 to February 8, 1999 while visiting Toronto from her home in Calgary. She relates his physical and mental struggles.
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 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
32
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1995
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 28 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph taken by Trudy Cowan on a visit to Maria Street with her father Saul Cowan on his 85th birthday. It was his first visit to the former Cohen family home and nearby synagogue in over 50 years.
Name Access
Knesseth Israel (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Synagogues
Places
Maria Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
33
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1983-[ca.1990]
Physical Description
3 photographs : col. ; 18 x 10 cm and 9 x 12 cm and 12 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Trudy Cowan and her uncle Jack Cowan in front of the former family home on Henry Street, Toronto and a streetscape of Henry Street showing a row of homes and the adjacent former Beth Jacob Synagogue.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
34
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[199-?]
Physical Description
3 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of 420 Vaughan Road, where Saul Cowan and his family lived from 1943-1946, and 268 Wychwood, the family home from 1946-1951. The third photograph is of a small apartment building at 425 Crawford Street where Celia and Morris Rosenthal (in-laws of Saul Cowan) lived in the 1940s and 1950s.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 35
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
35
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1948-1998
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Morris and Celia Rosenthal (the parents of Saul's wife Lillian) purchased Wapaska Lodge on Muskoka Bay just outside Gravenhurst and ran it as a family resort from 1948-1965.
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of Michael Cowan and a cousin in front of a Wapaska Lodge truck, four postcards featuring photographs of the lodge at ground level and from the air, and two envelopes with the hotel's letterhead and an aerial photograph.
Name Access
Cowan, Michael
Rosenthal, Celia
Rosenthal, Morris
Places
Gravenhurst (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 37
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
37
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1958]-2002
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of material documenting the life of Trudy Cowan from high school in Toronto to retirement in Calgary. Included are programs for a high school drama performance and a Historic Sites and Monuments Board Canada event honouring explorer Alexander Henry, membership cards for the Canadian Club and Hadassah-Wizo, a Canadian passport, a high school alumni bulletin, a Father's Day card written by Trudy to her father Saul Cowan, and a speech she delivered at a Hadassah-Wizo annual meeting. In addition, there is email correspondences and newspaper clippings related to Trudy's association with historical organizations such as the Lougheed House Conservation Society, the Glenbow Museum, Fort Calgary, and the Jewish Historical Society Calgary.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 38
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
38
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1982-1992
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm and 10 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of four copies of a 1982 wedding invitation for Trudy Cowan and Leonid Luker in Calgary, Alberta, a photograph of the bride and groom, and a group photograph of the couple and their guests during their tenth anniversary celebration. In addition there is an itinerary for an eleven day "Second Honeymoon" with relatives in Calgary and the rockies and several speeches delivered during the celebrations.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 39
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
39
Material Format
textual record
Date
1992-1995
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of handwriiten and typed correspondence between Trudy Cowan Luker and her father Saul Cowan and his second wife Libbie, and between Trudy and her aunt Rivka Lieberman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 44
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
44
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1978-1985
Physical Description
3 photographs : col. ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a portrait of Libbie and Saul Cowan at their wedding in June 1978 at Temple Sinai, Toronto, a photo of Libbie and Saul with Belle and Phil Aiken (Libbie's brother) at the Cowan wedding, and a portrait of Libbie and Saul in 1985.
Name Access
Aiken, Belle
Aiken, Phil
Cowan, Libbie
Cowan, Saul
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Subjects
Married people
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 45
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
45
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]-1992
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w and col. ; 10 x 13 cm and 12 x 8 cm and 8 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of Libbie Aiken's family. Included is a photo of her brother Dr. Sidney Aiken in the 1930s, a photograph of Libbie Aiken as a physiotherapist at the Toronto General Hospital in the 1950s, and a group photo of Libbie and Saul with Libbie's children and grandchildren at a formal event in 1992.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 46
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
46
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980-1995
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of handwritten correspondence between Saul, Libbie and Trudy Cowan and between Saul and Libbie Cowan and Saul's sister Jean Kalman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 47
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
47
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1994
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : col ; 15 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of five copies of the menu for Libbie and Saul's 15th anniversary dinner on June 12, 1994, two speeches by Libbie's family delivered at the event, a donation card to the York-Finch General Hospital Foundation in honour of the couple, and a photograph of Saul with his children Michael and Trudy at the celebration dinner.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 48
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
48
Material Format
textual record
Date
1998-2006
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Libbie Aiken's first two husbands were Ben Rich and Harry Savlov.
Scope and Content
File consists of a memoir entitled "Short Stories from Libbie's Life" by Libbie Aiken Rich Savlov Cowan based on a tape made in 1998, and a card from Benjamin's for Libbie's funeral and internment in the Workmen's Circle Section of Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Toronto on February 23, 2006.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 49
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
49
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
[ca. 1944]-[199-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
5 photographs : b&w and col. ; 13 x 20 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Michael Cowan is the son of Saul and Lillian Cowan.
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Michael Cowan as a small child, in a group photo of the Homewood Public School choir, as a teenager in front of the family home on Brucewood in Toronto, and with his wife Nancy in Montreal. There is a commencement programme for his 1957 graduation from Bathurst Heights Collegiate, and programmes for recitals, concerts, and theatre events in which Michael was a participant or composed the music. These include the UC Follies at Hart House, University of Toronto, The Royal Conservatory of Music, Temple Sinai Religious School operetta, and The Jazz Singer at the Saidie Bronfman Yiddish Theatre in Montreal. As well there is correspondence between Michael and family members, and a letter written by him at the age of 11 to the Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society offering a suggestion for the cause of rheumatism.
Name Access
Cowan, Michael
Subjects
Children
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 50
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
50
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
[ca.1976]-[ca.1996]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Rebecca Cowan is the daughter of Saul Cowan's son Michael and his wife Nancy.
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of Rebecca as an infant and a programme of a concert titled "Musica Orbium Requiem op. 9", in which she sung as a soprano.
Subjects
Sopranos (Singers)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 51
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
51
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1916-[ca.1997]
Physical Description
11 photographs : b&w and col. ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of the nine Cowan (Cohen) siblings from childhood to senior adulthood. Their spouses are included in many of the images, and the children and grandchildren of Norman Cowan in one group picture. Highlights include studio portraits of five of the siblings in 1916, a family seder on Henry Street in the 1930s, and Saul Cowan and his sisters Rivka and Jean in Florida in the late 1990s.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 53
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
53
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1918-[ca.198-]
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w and col. ; 14 x 9 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Kate Cowan was the second child (and first daughter) of the nine Cohen (Cowan) siblings.
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Kate Cowan and her husband Joe Wener, and their oldest daughter Ruth and her husband Mickey Bush.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 54
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
54
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1970-1992
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 13 x 9 cm
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Jack Cowan was the third of the nine Cohen (Cowan) siblings, and the second boy. His son Bernard Cowan was the announcer's voice on the television show " Front Page Challenge".
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of Jack Cowan's 1989 memoir, an announcement of his 70th birthday party hosted by Toronto United Jewish People's Order, newspaper clippings about the 60th and 65th anniversaries of Jack and his wife Anne, and an invitation to their 60th anniverary party. As well there is an obituary for Jack and two speeches about the couple delivered by their grandchildren at a memorial event in 1992 and a photograph of Anne taken in the 1970s or 1980s.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 55
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
55
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[195-]-1990
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w and col. ; 13 x 10 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Bernard Cowan was the only child of Jack Cowan (the third of the nine Cowan siblings). Bernard predeceased both his parents, passing away at 68 years of age. He had a notable career in radio and television and was well known as the announcer on CBC's "Front Page Challenge". He was also a founding member of ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Television and Radio Artists).
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Bernard Cowan in the 1950s and 1970s, and with his wife and children in the 1950s or 1960s, as well as a newspaper clipping about his career, obituaries, and a funeral card from Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 56
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
56
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
sound recording
Date
[195-]-1997
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
4 photographs : b&w and col. ; 9 x 13 cm or smaller
1 audiotape
Admin History/Bio
Rivka (Reva) Cowan Lieberman was the fourth child (and second girl) of the nine Cowan siblings.
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Rivka with her daughter Ruth, with her husband Frank Lieberman, and of herself in later years. As well, there is family correspondence, two copies of her 1997 memoir, an invitation to her 90th birthday hosted by her family, an undated audiotape of an interview with her, and material pertaining to her son David's career as a psychologist at a university in Scotland.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 58
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
58
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1918]-1995
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : b&w and col. ; 15 x 10 cm and 14 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Jeanne Kallman was the sixth of nine Cowan siblings and the third girl.
Scope and Content
File includes family correspondence, two copies of Jeanne's "Memoirs of the Past", a newspaper biography of Jeanne from a Pinellas County Florida publication, and an article in an Orange County Florida Fire Safety Education Bulletin written by her grandson Lieutenant Clay Kallman. In addition, there are photographs of Jeanne and a friend as young girls about 1918, and of Jeanne at about 94 years of age with a corsage and a bouquet of flowers, honouring her participation in a musical event and giving a book review.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 59
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
59
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[194-]-1989
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
8 photographs : b&w and col. ; 20 x 15 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Norman Cowan was the eighth of the nine Cowan siblings and the fifth boy. He worked as an estate planner with Imperial Life.
Scope and Content
File consists of family correspondence and photographs of Norman Cowan and his wife Bertha from the 1940s to the 1980s in locations such as Wapaska Lodge, Gravenhurst, and Heritage Park, Calgary, as well as a photo of their son Phil as a young man. There are three greeting cards decorated with photographs of Norman's photography and Bertha's paintings, a speech delivered by Norman to the Toronto Jewish Historical Society on Ward 4 (Kensington) in Toronto during the depression years, and an article from the Canadian Jewish News about the presentation, as well as newspaper clippings about the couple's retirement activities, and an advertisement for an exhibit of their art at the Koffler Gallery in Toronto. Finally, there is a sympathy acknowledgement card for a donation to Baycrest written by Saul Cowan following the passing of his brother Norman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 60
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
60
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978-1995
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Philip Cowan is the only child of Norman and Bertha Cowan. Both he and his wife Carolyn are clinical psychologists in California.
Scope and Content
File consists of a review of an academic book on an aspect of clinical psychology by Phillip, a newsletter with family updates, and wedding invitations for Philip and Carolyn's three children.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 62
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
62
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984-2005
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Max Altshuller was the great-grandfather of Saul Cowan's first wife Lillian Rosenthal.
Scope and Content
File consists of corrspondence between family members concerning reminiscences and genealogy, a family tree of Saul Cowan's parents Harris and Annie Cohen, two descendant family trees of Mayer Gollom (father of Annie Gollom Cohen), and a memoir titled "Altshuller Family Tree". Included in this document are photocopies of photographs, maps, a report on a 2005 reunion in Pontypool, Ontario, and a memoir of Belle Ewart by Al Sherman, which mentions the activities of the Rosenthal, Altshuller, Goldman, and Aiken families, as well as a 24-page descendant family tree of Max Altshuller.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 63
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
63
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1944-2001
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : col. ; 8 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of miscellaneous Cowan family correspondence including a copy of a handwritten letter from the patriarch Harris Cohen to his children and grandchildren, and correspondence to and from the extended family in Canada, United States, and Britain. There is also a note to Trudy Cowan and her husband Leonid from Shelley Wolkin, the daughter of Saul's second wife Libbie, with a photo of Shelley's baby son Jay.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 64
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
64
Material Format
textual record
Date
[1975?]-[1995?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of miscellaneous undated correspondence between Cowan family members, relatives and friends. Included are Christmas, Chanukah, and sympathy cards, a birthday poem for Saul Cowan, a valedictory speech written as a Yiddish poem, and a letter in Hebrew sent from Israel to Rivka Lieberman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 65
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
65
Material Format
textual record
Date
1995-2001
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of email correspondence between Cowan relatives, mainly Trudy Cowan Luker and her brother Michael Cowan. These messages deal with the health and financial issues of their father Saul Cowan, in a care facility in Montreal. In addition, there are emails to and from other relatives, friends, and business associates.
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 67
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
67
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[197-]-[199-]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w and col. (1 photocopy) ; 16 x 14 cm and 12 x 6 cm and 10 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of an unidentified photograph of a teenage girl, of a young woman and baby taken at Chanukah 1988 at 46 Braemar, and a photocopy of a couple holding wine glasses.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 68
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
68
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1972-2001
Physical Description
5 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm and 9 x 13 cm and 8 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a portrait of Mark Samuels, a group photo of Cowan and Rose cousins including Trudy Cowan, a photo of Jules and Pat Ross, a photo of Trudy and a few relatives at a simcha, and a photo of Trudy, two cousins, and her aunt Miriam Rose on the deck of an indoor swimming pool in New Jersey. The group had gathered to celebrate the 99th birthday of Rivka Lieberman in 2001.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 69
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
69
Material Format
textual record
Date
[196-]-[198-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of photocopied typed and handwritten genealogical information about the extended Rosenthal family. There are no dates for births, marriages, or deaths.
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 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.
Name Access
Rosenthal, Morris
Physical Condition
Two of the older photographs are torn in half, one taped together on the back
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 74
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
74
Material Format
textual record
Date
1943-2005
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Roy Rosenthal was the brother of Lillian Rosenthal Cowan, Saul Cowan's first wife.
Scope and Content
File consists of an original and several photocopies of a press clipping concerning Roy Rosenthal's service in the Royal Canadian Air Force in India during the Second World War, photocopies of two of his letters written during the war years, a fifty page memoir, and a 2005 copy of a story in the Canadian Jewish News about Roy's replication of the Chagall windows, which were donated to Baycrest.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 75
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
75
Material Format
textual record
Date
1962-2001
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Temi Rosenthal was the wife of Roy Rosenthal, Lillian Rosenthal Cowan's brother.
Scope and Content
File consists of an invitation to Nessie (Celia) Rosenthal's 80th birthday celebraton hosted by her children Roy and Temi Rosenthal and Saul and Lillian Cowan, Temi's correspondence with Trudy Cowan and her husband Leonid, and a newspaper clipping about three Jewish cooking professionals (including Temi) and their Passover menus.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 76
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
76
Material Format
textual record
Date
1986-1998
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Henry was a social worker and later an educator and editor in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence with Saul Cowan, a 25th anniversary edition of Outlook magazine (Henry was editor of the periodical), and his 1998 obituary.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 78
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
78
Material Format
textual record
Date
1995
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of handwritten and typed notes (in a hardcovered notebook and on sheets of paper) of Saul Cowan's memoirs tentatively called "Pictures In My Mind".
Source
Archival Descriptions
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