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Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1987 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-13; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1987 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-13
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[May] 1987
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w ; 20 x 24 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of black and white prints from the 1987 Festival of the Walk for Israel. The images are of fire trucks on display, the petting zoo, people under the marquee with organizations' booths on display, the midway rides, a juggler performing, and a crowd of people at the central booth with the Festival attractions in the background. File also contains a photocopied photograph of three elephants and their trainer performing to a crowd of onlookers behind the BJCC.
Notes
Title based on contents of the file.
Photography by Graphic Artists Photographers.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
A map of the 1987 Festival can be found in 17-1-17, file 38.
Series 17-1-18 (1992), file 18, includes a programme from the Festival.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Level
Series
Fonds
67
Series
17
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1938-2008
Physical Description
2.18 m of textual records and other materials
Admin History/Bio
Superseding the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, the first Annual Campaign of the new United Jewish Welfare Fund took place in 1938. It combined the appeals of 37 organizations into one, eliminating much of the inefficiency and competition of the previous twenty years. Money raised was for agencies and causes new and traditional, local and overseas. Recipients included; the Jewish Immigrant Aid Services, Canadian Jewish Congress, the United Jewish Relief Agencies, the Joint Distribution Committee, and Palestine. In 1938, Campaign could be completed within a mere two weeks and raised $161,000. This figure rose to $348,000 in 1942 and surpassed one million dollars in 1951. When the State of Israel was established in 1948, Campaign was combined with the CJC and the United Palestine appeals into a new, combined campaign and re-named The United Jewish Appeal (UJA).
With different local and world challenges and crises over time, annual campaigns have had a variety of foci: for example, the plight of Displaced Persons in Europe after the Second World War; the 1957 Rescue Campaign for refugees in Russia, Europe and North Africa; the first Emergency Campaign in 1967 in response to the Six Days’ War; and Operation Exodus 1990-1991, which raised funds to aid Soviet Jews.
Early Campaign leadership was provided by lay people. Chairmen of the Campaign Cabinet included Samuel Godfrey, Ben Sadowski, Samuel J. Granatstein, Bernard Vise, Morris S. Till, and Samuel J. Zacks. A small administration committee carried out daily operations, but the bulk of the fundraising work was performed by the Service Council, a group of volunteers who planned, canvassed and evaluated each campaign, as well as organizing educational programs and public meetings. A Women’s Service Council and a Young Peoples’ Service Council also played key fundraising roles.
Canvassing was conducted by volunteers from each professional or trade Division, such as doctors, lawyers, retail sales, etc. The volunteers were responsible for canvassing the members of their own group. A special Women’s Campaign had its own chair, sub-committees and programming. Divisions were further added to reflect the amounts of donations, Top Gifts, and Major Gifts for example. By the 1980s, the Service Councils had given way to professional Campaign Associates employed by UJWF. With further changes to UJWF/UJA Federation’s structure, Campaign first fell under the Financial Resource Development Department, then Integrated Development, and, in 2009, the Centre for Philanthropy. It is now supported by the Donor Relations Management, Donor Research, and Missions/VIP departments which cater to the diverse interests of individual donors.
Through the 1940s and 1950s, face-to-face canvassing was the norm, with donor’s names and gifts published in the UJWF annual report. By the 1960s, an expanding community and a need for efficiency increased the use of the telephone, with regular telethons involving hundreds of volunteers. In 1970, a regular springtime Walk with Israel was included within the rest of Campaign events. In the 21st Century, the internet is used to solicit donations, publicize campaign news and events, and register volunteers for telethons and events like the Walk.
Scope and Content
Series consists of two sub-series, Walk with Israel (sub-series 17-1) and General Campaign Records (sub-series 17-2).
Notes
Physical description note: Includes photographs, videocassettes, posters, DVDs, artfacts and books.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1980 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1980 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-6
Material Format
object
Date
1980
Physical Description
1 button ; 55 mm in diameter
Scope and Content
Item is a button that reads "Walk for the Youth of Israel, Sunday May 25, 1980" and pictures a red running shoe with wings against a blue background.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1981 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1981 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-7
Material Format
object
Date
1981
Physical Description
1 button ; 55 mm in diameter
Scope and Content
Item is a button that reads, "Walk for the Youth of Israel, Sunday May 3, 1981" and features a red running shoe with wings against a blue background.
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1982 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1982 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-8
Material Format
object
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 button ; 55 mm in diameter
Scope and Content
Item is a button that features a red running shoe with wings on a blue background, and says "UJA Walkathon celebrates its bar mitzvah, May 2, 1982."
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1988 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-14; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1988 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-14
Item
1
Material Format
object
Date
15 May 1988
Physical Description
1 t-shirt
Scope and Content
Item is a t-shirt with a navy blue footprint on the front and the Israel 40 logo. Words read "Walk for Israel and Festival. Sunday, May 15, 1988. A program of United Jewish Appeal/Toronto Jewish Congress."
Access Restriction
Records in off-site storage; advance notice required to view.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Ontario Jewish Archives sous-fonds
Level
Sous-fonds
ID
Fonds 67-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Ontario Jewish Archives sous-fonds
Level
Sous-fonds
Fonds
67-1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1971-2008
Physical Description
2.1 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
The Ontario Jewish Archives (OJA) was established in 1973 and remains in operation today. The OJA’s mandate is to acquire, preserve, and make available records documenting Ontario’s Jewish community. The Archives became a legal corporation on 24 February 1977 with authorization from the Federal Corporations Act and the Provincial Letters Patent.
The Toronto Jewish Historical Society (TJHS) established an Archives Committee in 1971, to preserve the records of Toronto’s Jewish community. This prompted the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC) Central Region to work with the TJHS to establish an organization that would preserve records of Jewish communities across Ontario. At a CJC Central Region Officers’ meeting in 1973, TJHS president Victor Sefton proposed that the Historical Society’s Archives Committee become an official arm of the CJC. After approving the proposal, the CJC Central Region allocated a budget for operation of the Archives, and the two Committees merged, forming one archival organization that operated under the umbrella of the CJC Central Region.
After the Toronto Jewish Congress (TJC) formed in 1976, the Archives became accountable to the TJC but continued to report to the CJC Central Region. In 1992, the TJC and CJC transferred responsibility for the Archives to the United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Federation, and the Archives remains part of that organization today.
The OJA’s administrative structure includes a Board of Directors, the director of the archives, archivists, an assistant archivist, contract employees, and volunteers. The Board of Directors consists of six to twelve members, each approved by UJA Federation and current Board members. Meetings are held a minimum four times per year and are presided by a Chair or the Vice Chair in the Chair’s absence. The Archives Director manages daily operation of the Archives. From 1973 to around 2000, Stephen Speisman acted as Director of the Archives. Ellen Scheinberg served as Archives Director from October 2002 to January 2011. Dara Solomon began as the OJA's Director in May 2012.
Since 1973, the Archives has undergone unofficial and official name changes. When first established in 1973, the Archives was called the “Canadian Jewish Congress Central Region Archives.” After the Archives became accountable to the TJC, OJA letterheads and publicity material occasionally bore the name “Toronto Jewish Congress / Canadian Jewish Congress Central Region Archives.” When the Archives became a legal corporation in 1977, the corporation was named the “Ontario Jewish Archives Foundation” but the Archives’ public name remained unchanged. In 1992, the Archives’ public name officially became the “Ontario Jewish Archives.”
Scope and Content
This sous-fonds documents the formation, administration, and operation of the OJA. Records relating to the establishment of the Archives date from 1971-1973, while those relating to administration and operation date from 1973-2008.
This sous-fonds consists of Archives Committee meeting minutes, memoranda, policies, communications with parent organizations (mainly TJC), financial records, correspondence, records documenting the development of the OJA website, and a small amount of acquisition files. Records in the sous-fonds relate to Archives programs and projects, including tours, exhibits, presentations, workshops, and services. Activities of employee and volunteer work are also documented. Also present are budgets and posters from the Oskar Asher Schmidt Museum, which the Archives operated.
Notes
Access restriction note: The financial records, personnel and competition files and grant files are restricted to the public.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Related Material
Additional records related to this sous-fonds can be found in the Sol Edell fonds, Victor Sefton fonds, accession 2006-7/7 and Cyrel Troster's records.
Arrangement
Correspondence was originally organized in chronological order and remains in the original order. Other records have been arranged according to function or activity.
Creator
Ontario Jewish Archives (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
This sous-fonds is comprised of accessions 2005-8/2, 2004-5/99 and 2004-6/5 along with MG8J and materials from the Sol Edell fonds.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1988 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-14; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1988 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-14
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
15 May 1988
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a black and white negative of special dignitaries signing the Happy Birthday banner for Israel. They are, left to right: 40th Anniversary Committee chair, Sidney Greenberg; Ontario Minister of Health, Elinor Caplan; MP, Aideen Nicholson; Minister of Employment and Immigration, Barbara McDougall; and Israel Consul-General, Benjamin Abileah.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1992 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-18; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1992 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-18
File
18
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1986-1992
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 posters (facsimiles) : 22 x 32 cm
Scope and Content
File contains a collection of published and promotional material from several years of the Walk. The records include: the "Operation Exodus quiz" from 1990; facsimile copies of the 1986 and 1989 posters; a promotional booklet on the 1991 Walk; a 1987 passport with the routemap; a programme from the 1987 Festival; a walk sponsor book and collection envelope from 1992; a 1987 sponsor/collection booklet; two packages of quotations, cartoons, articles and stories about tzedakah; a full-page newspaper adverstisement for the 1987 Walk for Israel; a collection book for the 1988 Israel 40 Walk; and a sheet of passport stickers from a checkpoint at a early 1990s Walk. Also included is a Baycrest fun run/walk sponsor form for 1992.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1987 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-13; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1987 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-13
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1987
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File contains a blank 1987 sponsor book, which includes instructions for participants collecting donations, a map of the Walk route with checkpoints listed, sponsor "stubs", and the receipts for sponsors, which have advertisements for sponsoring businesses and "Festival '87" as well as a list of sponsors. The back page has a list of tips for walkers.
Notes
Title based on contents of the file.
Related Material
Series 17-1-18 (1992), file 18, includes a passport and a full-page newspaper advertisement for the 1987 Walk.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1985 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-11; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1985 sub-sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-11
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Item is a photocopied flyer featuring the giant foot logo, inside of which is printed information about the Walk for Israel and the Festival.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Constitution Committee series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Constitution Committee series
Level
Series
Fonds
67
Series
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-1985
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Constitutional Committee of the UJWF appears to have met irregularly over the years whenever the potential need for its constitution and/or by-laws appears to require changing, updating or modernizing.
Scope and Content
Series consists of one sub-series: 4-1 Constitutional development records, which document the continuing efforts of the Constitution Committee of the UJWF to improve and update its constitution and by-laws.
Notes
Access restriciton note: Records documenting the meeting minutes and activities of this committee are CLOSED until they are more than ten years old.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Constitution Committee series
Constitutional development records sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 67; Series 4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Constitution Committee series
Constitutional development records sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
67
Series
4-1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-1985
Physical Description
8 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of reports, correspondence, by-laws, draft by-laws, and earlier constitutions all documenting efforts to examine the need for, and present recommended changes to, the UJWF constitution.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Constitution Committee series
Constitutional development records sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 4-1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Constitution Committee series
Constitutional development records sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
4-1
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of reports, correspondence, and draft by-laws all documenting the continuing process of updating and improving the UJWF constitution.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Constitution Committee series
Constitutional development records sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 4-1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Constitution Committee series
Constitutional development records sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
4-1
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1948-1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of reports, correspondence, and copies of several revisions of the UJWF constitution.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1; File 46
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
1
File
46
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
27 May 1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
12 photographs : b&w (8 negatives) ; 24 x 20 cm and 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a meeting notice, the programme, minutes, notes for the chairman, related clippings, correspondence, the list of nominees, the slate of officers and photographs from the 1985 Annual Meeting of Toronto Jewish Congress. People in the photographs include: Irving Feldman, the outgoing president; Ronald Appleby, incoming president; Leadership Development Award recipients Samuel Schwartz and Marlene Walker; Toronto Jewish Cultural Council Writer's Award winners Harold Troper and Irving Abella; Meyer Feldman; Wilfred Posluns, winner of the Ben Sadowski Award of Merit; Dr. Arnold "Bucky" Epstein; and TJC Executive Director Steven Ain.
Accession Number
Textual records from 2004-6-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1; File 44
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
1
File
44
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
21 Feb. 1983-22 Mar. 1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
8 negatives : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of records from the 1983 Annual Meetings of Toronto Jewish Congress and United Jewish Welfare Fund. The TJC records include the agenda, minutes, a blank ballot, the head table list, notes for the chairman, the president's address, lists of officers and nominees, clippings and photographs. The photographs are of: Wilfred Posluns and J. B. Salsberg speaking at the podium; the awarding of the Ben Sadowski Award for community leadership to J. B. Salsberg; and the passing of a gavel between 1982-1983 TJC president Wilfred Posluns and incoming president, Irving Feldman, Q.C.
The UJWF Annual Meeting records include a set of unofficial minutes.
Accession Number
Textual records from 2004-6-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1; File 47
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
1
File
47
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
23 Oct. 1985-20 May 1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
9 negatives : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of the programme, agenda, minutes, the head table list, notes for the chairman and chair of the nominating committee, speeches, lists of nominees and the slate of officers, related clippings, correspondence and photographs from the 1986 Annual Meeting of Toronto Jewish Congress. The images include Steven Ain, Irving Feldman, Wilfred Posluns and Ronald Appleby. They also include a shot of the audience, Judy Scheininger and Elizabeth Wolfe receiving the TJC Leadership Development Award, and Harry Steiner receiving the Ben Sadowski Award of Merit from Dr. Arnold "Bucky" Epstein.
Accession Number
Textual records from 2004-6-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1; File 49
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
1
File
49
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
11 Nov. 1987-25 May 1988
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
8 negatives : 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of the agenda, a programme, minutes, lists of officers, nominees and the head table, notes for the chairman and chair of the nominating committee, speeches, correspondence, a flyer, related clippings and photographs from the 1988 Annual Meeting of Toronto Jewish Congress. The records also include a CJC calendar for May 1988, the International Solidarity Month for Soviet Jewry, with organizations' events listed, including the TJC AGM and its salute to two Soviet Jews.
The photographs in the file include volunteer recognition award winners Professor Sydney Eisen and Richard Krelstein, Dr. Arnold "Bucky" Epstein presenting the Ben Sadowski Award of Merit, TJC executive member Adrienne Offman presenting the Leadership Development Award to Linda Kahn, and TJC president, Herb Rosenfeld.
Accession Number
Textual records from 2004-6-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1; File 41
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
1
File
41
Material Format
textual record
Date
10 Jan. 1980-9 Mar. 1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the agenda, minutes, lists of delegates and nominees, a ballot, notes for the chair and nominations chairman, speeches and memoranda, related to the 1978 Annual Meeting of Toronto Jewish Congress. The records also include the minutes from a special meeting of the Council of TJC, convened in conjunction with the regular AGM, and several TJC-related clippings.
Accession Number
2004-6-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1; File 42
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
1
File
42
Material Format
textual record
Date
29 Mar. 1981-29 May 1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records of the 1981 Annual Meetings of Toronto Jewish Congress and United Jewish Welfare Fund. The TJC records include the programme, agenda, minutes, a list of nominees, a ballot, notes for the chair and nominations chairman, the president's report and memoranda. The records also include the minutes from a special meeting of the Council of TJC, convened in conjunction with the regular AGM.
The UJWF meeting records include the agenda and minutes.
Accession Number
2004-6-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1; File 43
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
1
File
43
Material Format
textual record
Date
5 Mar. 1982-29 Mar. 1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the programme, the agenda, minutes, a list of the head table, a list of nominees, the slate of officers, notes for the chair and nominations chairman, several clippings and memoranda related to the 1982 Annual Meeting of Toronto Jewish Congress.
Accession Number
2004-6-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1; File 45
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
1
File
45
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a meeting notice, the programme, minutes, a blank ballot, the head table list, notes for the chairman and chair of the nominating committee, the president's address, a ballot and several clippings related to the 1984 Annual Meeting of the Toronto Jewish Congress.
Notes
The president's address of Irving Feldman is a hand-written photocopy.
Accession Number
2004-6-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1; File 48
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
1
File
48
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
21 May 1987
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : 24 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of the programme, minutes, notes for the chairman and chair of the nominating committee, speeches, related clippings, a poster and correspondence relating to the 1987 Annual Meeting of the Toronto Jewish Congress. There are two photographs, one of Dr. Arnold ("Bucky") Epstein presenting the Ben Sadowski Award of Merit to Murray Koffler, and the other with outgoing president Ronald Appleby and president elect Herb Rosenfeld. The records in the file also include lists of officers, nominees, the head table and recipients of the volunteer recognition awards.
Accession Number
2004-6-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 1; File 50
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual General Meetings series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
1
File
50
Material Format
textual record
Date
10 Nov. 1988-29 May 1989
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a set of unofficial minutes and the year-end financial statement from the 1989 Annual Meeting of United Jewish Welfare Fund. The file also contains records from the Annual Meeting of Toronto Jewish Congress: the agenda, minutes, lists of officers, the head table and nominees for TJC Council, notes for the chairman and chair of the nominating committee, the president's address and other speeches, correspondence and a related clipping.
Accession Number
2004-6-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1987 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-13; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1987 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-13
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1987
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 24 cm
Scope and Content
File contains a photograph of Walk for Israel and Festival chairpersons, Gloria Clamen and Barbara Lampcov.
Notes
Title based on contents of the file.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
Series 17-1-18 (1992), file 18, includes a passport and a full-page newspaper advertisement for the 1987 Walk.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1983 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-9; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1983 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-9
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
2 May 1983
Physical Description
1 photograph : 24 x 20 cm
Admin History/Bio
The 1983 Eitz Chaim Learnathon raised $3000.
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of three Eitz Chaim boys' school students with school principal, Rabbi Shnayer Weinberg, during the annual Learnathon fundraiser for UJA.
Notes
Photography by Graphic Artists Photographers.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1982 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-8; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1982 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-8
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 photograph : 24 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of boys at work with a teacher helping at the 1982 Eitz Chaim Learnathon.
Notes
Photography by Graphic Artists Photographers.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1989 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-15; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1989 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-15
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1989
Physical Description
2 photographs : 24 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of the Walk chair, Elaine Lightstone, with Festival co-chairmen Judy and David Engel, and a second photograph with Judy and David Engel, Perla Arditti and two unidentified individuals.
Notes
Title based on contents of the file.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1989 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-15; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1989 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-15
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1989
Physical Description
4 photographs : 24 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of four photographs taken the day of the Walk for Israel. They are images of the ribbon cutting, communications control room, checkpoint at Beth Tikvah Synagogue, and individuals in a parking lot, possibly the registration table. People in the photographs include Elaine Lightstone and Carol Kassel.
Notes
Title based on contents of the file.
Physical Condition
1 photograph has a small area of the surface ripped away.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1989 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-15; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1989 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-15
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1989
Physical Description
2 photographs : 24 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of two photographs taken at the Festival following the Walk in 1989. One image is of two young girls showing their sore feet, and the other is of the kiddie train ride with a large tent in the background.
Notes
Title based on contents of the file.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1984 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-10; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1984 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-10
File
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1984
Physical Description
1 photograph : 24 x 20 cm
Admin History/Bio
In 1984, 80 senior students participated in Eitz Chaim's 13th annual fundraiser for UJA.
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of three students at the 13th annual Eitz Chaim Learnathon for UJA.
Notes
Photography by Graphic Artists Photographers.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1988 sub-sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-14; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1988 sub-sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-14
File
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1988
Physical Description
1 photograph : 24 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of Rabbi Shneur Weinberg, principal of Eitz Chaim Patricia branch, and Rabbi Mordechai Yaffe, a teacher, with students and a sign showing the $5000 total raised at the Learnathon for UJA.
Notes
35 mm negatives match some of the prints.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1980 sub-sub-series
Walk for Israel event file
Level
Item
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-6
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
25 May 1980
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Photograph of people registering at UJA's Walk for Israel checkpoint number 1. Man in the centre, registering, is 1980 UJA campaign chairman Jerry Goldenberg.
Notes
Title based on content of photograph
Photograph by Graphic Artists Photographers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1980 sub-sub-series
Walk for Israel event file
Level
Item
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-6
File
2
Date
25 May 1980
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of two men sitting on a bench smiling and wearing UJA Walk for Israel hats and buttons.
Notes
Title based on content of photograph
Photograph by Graphic Artist Photographers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1986 sub-sub-series
Walk for Israel [event photographs] file
Level
Item
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-12
File
2
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
18 May 1986
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Dena Greenberg and Jacky Vidal with a clown on stilts at UJA's Walk for Israel checkpoint 5.
Notes
Title based on content of photograph
Photograph by Graphic Artists Photographers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1988 sub-sub-series
Walk for Israel event file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-14; File 2; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1988 sub-sub-series
Walk for Israel event file
Level
Item
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-14
File
2
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
15 May 1988
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 24 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of UJA Walk for Israel participants cutting the ribbon at checkpoint 1. Pictured is Julia Koschitzky.
Notes
Title based on content of photograph
Photograph by Graphic Artists Photographers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1988 sub-sub-series
Walk for Israel event file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-14; File 2; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1988 sub-sub-series
Walk for Israel event file
Level
Item
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-14
File
2
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
15 May 1988
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w
Scope and Content
Negative of UJA Walk for Israel participants wearing hats and posing with Polkaroo.
Notes
Title based on content of negative
Negative by Graphic Artists Photographers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1989 sub-sub-series
Walk for Israel event photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-15
File
3
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1989
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Custodial History
Photograph of UJA Walk for Israel participants stepping over a ribbon in a parking lot.
Notes
Title based on content of photograph
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1988 sub-sub-series
Walk for Israel event file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 67; Series 17-1-14; File 2; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds
Annual Campaign series
Walk with Israel sub-series
Walk for Israel 1988 sub-sub-series
Walk for Israel event file
Level
Item
Fonds
67
Series
17-1-14
File
2
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
15 May 1988
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w
Scope and Content
Negative of UJA Walk for Israel rest stop outside Bank Leumi.
Notes
Title based on content of negative
Negative by Graphic Artists Photographers
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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 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 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
194 records – page 1 of 4.

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