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Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Negotiations Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 5; File 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Negotiations Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
5
File
27
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980-1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Negotiations Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 5; File 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Negotiations Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
5
File
28
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Negotiations Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 5; File 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Negotiations Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
5
File
29
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984-1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Negotiations Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 5; File 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Negotiations Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
5
File
30
Material Format
textual record
Date
1986-1987
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Negotiations Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 5; File 37
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Negotiations Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
5
File
37
Material Format
textual record
Date
1979-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Negotiations Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 5; File 46
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Negotiations Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
5
File
46
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980, 1987
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Negotiations Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 5; File 56
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Negotiations Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
5
File
56
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978-1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Negotiations Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 5; File 57
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Negotiations Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
5
File
57
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983-1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Finance Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 6; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Finance Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
6
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980-1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Finance Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 6; File 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Finance Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
6
File
19
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981-1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Finance Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 6; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Finance Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
6
File
20
Material Format
textual record
Date
1982-1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Finance Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 6; File 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Finance Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
6
File
21
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983-1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Finance Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 6; File 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Finance Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
6
File
31
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records (1 vol.)
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
General correspondence series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 10; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
General correspondence series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
10
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1979-1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
General correspondence series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 10; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
General correspondence series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
10
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
General correspondence series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 10; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
General correspondence series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
10
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
General correspondence series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 10; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
General correspondence series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
10
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
General correspondence series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 10; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
General correspondence series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
10
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
General correspondence series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 10; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
General correspondence series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
10
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
General correspondence series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 10; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
General correspondence series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
10
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
General correspondence series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 10; File 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
General correspondence series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
10
File
19
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
General correspondence series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 10; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
General correspondence series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
10
File
20
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
General correspondence series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 10; File 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
General correspondence series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
10
File
21
Material Format
textual record
Date
1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
General correspondence series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 10; File 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
General correspondence series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
10
File
22
Material Format
textual record
Date
1986-1987
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
General correspondence series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; Series 10; File 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
General correspondence series
Level
File
Fonds
31
Series
10
File
23
Material Format
textual record
Date
1987
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 31; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Men's Clothing Manufacturers' Association of Ontario fonds
Level
File
Fonds
31
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1979-1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Accession Number
2008-12-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
33
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
[ca. 1913]-1984
Physical Description
264 photographs (98 negatives) : b&w and col. ; 28 x 35 cm or smaller
2 folders of textual records
Admin History/Bio
William (Bill) I. Stern (1921-2007) was born Izick Stern in Toronto on 24 February, 1921, to Moishe (Morris) Shternshis (ca. 1893-1976) and Fanny Rumianek (ca. 1896-1991). He was an active and respected member of both the Toronto and Hamilton Jewish communities.
Bill began his education in Toronto at Grace Street and Givens Street elementary schools. He later attended the Central Technical Institute for chemistry. In the late 1930s, Bill left Central Tech to work for his father, but eventually returned to school until the start of the Second World War. At this time, Bill enlisted in the Royal Canadian Airforce and served as a Leading Aircraftsman for three years in France, Belgium and Germany. At the end of the war, he returned to Central Tech and completed his junior matriculation (grade 12) in January of 1946. In December 1946, Bill married his first wife, Toronto-born Laura Rubinstein (1923-1963). The couple had two children, Hershel (1953-) and Sheila (1957-1996).
From 1946 to 1951, Bill studied social work at the University of Toronto through a government sponsored program for war veterans. When he graduated, he practiced social work at several community institutions such as the Children's Aid Society, the University Settlement House and St. Christopher House, in Toronto. In 1956, he was offered a position as director of activities for the Hamilton Jewish Community Centre (JCC). He remained in Hamilton at this post until 1960 and then returned to Toronto as a divisional director of the United Jewish Welfare Fund, where he initiated the fund's Social Planning Department. In 1963, upon the death of his wife Laura, Bill returned to Hamilton as the director of the JCC, and later the executive director of the Hamilton Council of Jewish Organizations (CJO), a position which he held for nine years from 1964 until 1973.
After two years with the United Jewish Welfare Fund of Buffalo, Bill returned to Toronto in 1975 and briefly served two years as the executive director of the Canadian Zionist Federation, Central Region. He then returned to private practice, working as a community consultant and later as a job placement coach at the University of Toronto's School of Social Work.
Bill was an active supporter of the Toronto Jewish Film Festival and the author of "You Don't Have to Be Jewish", a book on Jewish film. He held several positions with philanthropic organizations such as the United Jewish Welfare Fund, the Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest, and the Canadian Society for the Weizmann Institute of Science. He was also a volunteer at the Ontario Jewish Archives. Bill lived in Toronto with his second wife of more than thirty years, Elizabeth Uptegrove (1952-), until his passing on 18 April 2007.
Custodial History
Records were in the possession of Bill Stern until they were donated to the Archives.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of photographs documenting the Stern and Rumianek families, individuals and organizations from the Hamilton and Toronto Jewish communities, as well as Bill Stern and his fellow servicemen during the Second World War.
The fonds has been arranged into the following series: Family photographs; Military photographs; Hamilton Jewish community photographs; Toronto Jewish community photographs; and Camp photographs. The photographs have been described at the item level and have been arranged chronologically. The textual material consists of two files containing records related to Bill Stern's professional and philanthropic career, as well as some family invitations.
Related Material
See "Stern family" clipping file
Creator
Stern, William, 1921-2007
Accession Number
1980-2-1
1981-9-4
1985-6-6
1986-1-8
1991-5-5
1991-5-6
1994-1-4
2004-5-96
2004-5-135
2004-5-141
2005-5-2
2005-5-9
2006-2-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 33; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Level
File
Fonds
33
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
[196-]-1989
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
This file consists of textual records related to Bill Stern's professional and philanthropic career. The material includes documents related to Bill Stern's retirement, including a farewell speech given at his "au revoir" party, and letters of congratulations from prominent community members and dignitaries. There is also a certificate of appreciation from the Canadian Zionist Federation and some newspaper articles written by or about Bill Stern.
Accession Number
1991-5-6
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Hamilton Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 3; Item 39
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Hamilton Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
3
Item
39
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1984
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the Hamilton chapter of the Weizmann Institute seated at a banquet table at the Adath Israel Synagogue in Hamilton. Ms. Anne Mandel is being honoured by the chapter.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 4; Item 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
4
Item
26
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of the Doctors Division of the Weizmann Institute at a dinner honouring Dr. Charles Hollenberg at Beth Tzedec Synagogue. Pictured from left to right are:
Pierre Blois, Ottawa; Dr. Charles Hollenberg; Mrs. Walfish; Dr. Walfish; Dr. Bernie Langer; Dr. Irv Koven, chairman of the Doctors Division.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 4; Item 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
4
Item
27
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Bill Stern and members of a Calgary chapter of the Weizmann Institute. The group was involved in a luncheon presentation at the West End Hotel on a solar energy project.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 4; Item 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
4
Item
28
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1984]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item consists of a photograph of Bill Stern, standing with an unidentified man.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 4; Item 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
4
Item
25
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1982
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Bill Stern and an unidentified woman, standing in front of the sign for the Weizmann Institute's Amos De-Shalit Youth Center in Israel.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 4; Item 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
4
Item
24
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[198-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 7 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Bill Stern standing with an unidentified man.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 4; Item 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
4
Item
23
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[198-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 7 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Bill Stern accepting a framed certificate, surrounded by a group of men and women.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Hamilton Jewish community photographs series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 33; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Hamilton Jewish community photographs series
Level
Series
Fonds
33
Series
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]-1984
Physical Description
96 photographs : b&w and col. (10 negatives) ; 21 x 26 or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Bill Stern was the director of activities for the Hamilton Jewish Community Centre (JCC) from 1956-1960. He was the director of the JCC from 1963-1964 and then executive director of the Hamilton Council of Jewish Organizations (CJO) from 1964-1973.
He arrived in Hamilton as a graduate in social work, specializing in group work and camping activities. He played a major role in developing the Hamilton Jubilee Club, a senior day centre, kosher meals-on-wheels, an expanded camping program, and the Hamilton Council of Jewish Education. He was responsible for the separation of the JCC and the CJO, and the establishment of the CJO's successor, the Hamilton Jewish Federation.
Scope and Content
This series consists of photographs of the Hamilton Jewish community, taken during Bill Stern's professional involvement with the Hamilton Jewish Community Centre and the Hamilton Council of Jewish Organizations. There are also a few images that Bill had acquired that were taken shortly before his arrival and shortly after his departure.
The images depict various Hamilton community members, as well as CJO and community centre events and meetings. They have been arranged chronologically and described at the file and item level.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
2004-5-135
2005-5-2
2006-2-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 33; Series 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Series
Fonds
33
Series
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1930-[ca. 1984]
Physical Description
43 photographs : b&w and col. (15 negatives) ; 28 x 35 or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Bill Stern was very involved in the Toronto Jewish community. In particular, he was active with the United Jewish Welfare Fund, where he served as a divisional director, the Canadian Zionist Federation, as the executive director, the Canadian Society for the Weizmann Institute of Science, the Jewish Home for the Aged, the Jewish Film Festival and the Ontario Jewish Archives. He also assisted many organizations in a consulting capacity, following his leave from communal affairs.
Scope and Content
This series consists of photographs of individuals and organizations associated with the Toronto Jewish community. Bill Stern, along with other members of his family, are featured in many of the photographs, as they were members of the various organizations.
The photographs have been arranged chronologically and described at the item level.
Accession Number
1981-9-4
1985-6-6
1991-5-5
1991-5-6
1994-1-4
2004-5-96
2005-5-9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
Collection
ID
Fonds 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
Collection
Fonds
34
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1882-1996
Physical Description
58 cm of textual records
11 photographs : col. and b&w ; 28 x 36 cm or smaller
4 lantern slides : col. (hand painted) ; 5 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Larry Becker (1939-1998) was a collector with a focus on his native Toronto. He grew up in central Toronto, near Dundas and Ossington, where his father ran a cigar store. Around 1948, the family moved north to Vaughan. Larry attended Lakeshore Teachers' College and married fellow teacher, Rose Weber, in 1961. He taught primary school in Welland, Ontario
Larry returned to Toronto in June 1965, and began collecting for profit and posterity. That year, with the active assistance of his wife Rose, opened the first of three businesses that sold collectables. Both his father and grandfather had been small-scale collectors. From 1965 to 1996, the growing Becker family lived at 25 Lesgay Crescent in North York. In December 1996, the Beckers moved to a larger place in the Kettleby countryside, where Larry had planned to retire and work on his collection
Larry Becker died on February 20th, 1998
Scope and Content
The collection consists of items collected by Larry Becker including postcards, bulletins from Ontario Jewish organizations, sermons, periodicals, books, hand painted lantern slides documenting scenes of Jews in early Toronto, and other material relating to Ontario's Jewry
Notes
Information for biographical sketch gathered and cited from "Collecting Toronto: Through the Eyes of Larry Becker" virtual exhibit from the City of Toronto website at: http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/archives/becker_collections/
The lantern slides have been rehoused and moved to the negative cabinet.
Associated material note: The City of Toronto Archives has an extensive collection in the Larry Becker fonds, Fonds 70 (see Accession file for details)
Physical Condition
The textual records are in good condition. The colour photographs are suffering from severe dark fading and have taken on a distinct red cast.
Creator
Becker, Larry (1939-1998)
Accession Number
2002-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 52
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
52
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1921-1986
Physical Description
1.4 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Dora Till (1896-1987) was a leading member of the Toronto Jewish community. She helped found and served on the executives and boards of many organizations, including the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto, the United Jewish Welfare Fund (UJWF), the Candian Jewish Congress Central Region, and the Baycrest Hospital Women's Auxiliary. She was honoured numerous times in her life with awards and tributes for her contributions to the Jewish community.
Till was born in New York City on 20 March 1896, one of six children of Max and Yeta Tobias. Her parents had emigrated from Poland prior to 1892. When Dora was four, the family moved to Toronto where Max Tobias worked as a tailor. In her teens, Till was an active member of two social clubs for girls, the Boot and Shoe Society (for mothers and children in need) and the Herzl Girls Club.
Dora Tobias married Morris S. Till on 21 May 1916, in Toronto. They had two children, Sigmund and Cecile, both of whom she outlived. Sigmund died tragically at the age of 11 after a sudden illness. Cecile married Frank Goldhar and they had two children, Sheila Anne and Meyer Garson.
In 1918, Till joined the Hebrew Maternity Aid Society and she served as its vice-president for the next fifteen years. This was the beginning of a lifetime career in family welfare, health care and services for the aged. Till helped found and was the first president of the Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home located in Bronte and then Tollandale, which provided mothers and children in need with a two-week holiday in the country.
From the 1920s until the 1940s, Till served on several boards including the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto, and the United Jewish Welfare Fund, as well as the Welfare Fund's Women's Division and Women's Service Council. In 1950, she became the first woman to be named honourary vice-president of the UJWF. In 1955, after many years affiliation with the Jewish Home for the Aged, Dora Till organized the newly built Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care's Women's Auxiliary, becoming its first president. She also served for 40 years on the executive board of the Family and Child Service Bureau, the precursor to Jewish Family & Child Services. Till was an active member of many other Jewish organizations, including the Naomi Chapter of Hadassah and the National Council of Jewish Women, B'nai Brith Women, the Mount Sinai Women's Auxiliary, the Jewish Camp Council, and Toronto United Community Appeal - Community Chest. She was also a member of Goel Tzedec Congregation and its successor, Beth Tzedec Congregation.
Dora Till was honoured with several awards and tributes in her lifetime for her contributions to Jewish life, health and welfare in Toronto. In 1956, the Dora and Morris Till Bungalow at the Mothers and Babes Summer Rest Home was dedicated. In 1969, she was the first woman to recieve UJWF's Ben Sadowski Award for Jewish Community Service. As well, in 1977, she received the Queen's Silver Jubilee medal for outstanding community service. In 1983 a Baycrest Centre tribute dinner was held in her honour and in 1984, the top floor of the Baycrest Centre was dedicated to her. This was the culmination of a lifetime devoted to social welfare and community service, and it came just a few years before Till's death, on 22 November 1987.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of Dora Till's granddaughter, Mrs. Sheila Gottlieb, until they were donated to the OJA in 1987.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of records documenting the personal and philanthropic activities of Dora Till, including her ongoing involvement with the Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home, the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary, the United Jewish Welfare Fund, and to a lesser extent other organizations that she was involved or affiliated with. Till's records of the Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home are some of the few to have survived from this important social service organization.
The organizational records in the fonds include minutes, correspondence, reports, speeches, financial records, newsclippings, pamphlets, brochures, invitations, architectural drawings, and photographs, primarily of the Mothers and Babes Rest Home and the Baycrest Centre. As well, there are two artifacts: a Baycrest Centre pin and a gold shovel from the groundbreaking ceremony. The personal records in the fonds include family photographs and portraits, writings, newsclippings and general correspondence.
The fonds has been arranged into eight series: 1. Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association. 2. Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary. 3. Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Heritage Museum Committee. 4. Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Furnishings Committee. 5. Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care : other committees. 6. United Jewish Welfare Fund. 7. Other organizations. 8. Personal. The records have been described to the file level, while a selection of photographs have been scanned and described at the item level.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 197 photographs (54 negatives), 9 architectural drawings, and 2 objects
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Related Material
For related material on the Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home, please see: Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds 61, Federation of Jewish Philanthropies fonds 66, United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds 67, Ida Lewis Siegel fonds 15, and the Rebecca Kamarner family fonds 11.
For related material on the Baycrest Centre Women's Auxiliary, please see: Pat Joy Alpert fonds 77 and fonds 14.
For related material on National Council of Jewish Women please see fonds 38.
Arrangement
This fonds had previously been arranged and described as MG6 H. The current arrangement was implemented by the archivist in 2010 and as a result, several files from the former MG were culled or merged. Therefore, the former MG finding aid is no longer accurate.
Creator
Till, Dora, 1896-1987
Accession Number
1987-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Level
Series
Fonds
52
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1951-1986
Physical Description
62 cm of textual records
10 photographs
2 objects
Admin History/Bio
The Women's Auxiliary of the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care was established in 1955 as a fund-raising arm of the Baycrest Centre as well as a provider of services to the residents and patients. Some of its activities included running the volunteer service, the beauty salon, the gift shop, theatre nights, religious and festival programming and fundraising projects.
Dora Till was the founding president of the Women's Auxiliary from 1955 to 1959. She remained active on the Executive Committee well into the 1980s. Dora was honoured several times by the Women's Auxiliary, including at a tribute dinner in 1983 and in 1984 when an entire floor of Baycrest was named in her honour.
Scope and Content
This series consists of records documenting the activities of the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary. The records include minutes, reports, speeches, correspondence, financial records, invitations, brochures and pamphlets, photographs and artifacts.
The records have been arranged into six sub-series: Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Sub-Committees, Finance and Accounting, Programming and Services, Events, and Press and Publicity.The records have been described to the file level and a selection of photographs have been scanned and described at the item level.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Executive Committee and Board of Directors sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
52
Series
2-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1951-1985
Physical Description
29 cm of textual records
2 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Women's Auxiliary's Execuitive Commitee and Board of Directors were installed in 1955 following the creation of the Auxiliary. The officers of the Executive Committee, including Dora Till as president, were first elected by the Baycrest Centre's Board of Directors to manage the tasks of the Auxiliary and to oversee and implement the decisions of the Board. The distinction between the two bodies is sometimes unclear in the records as the titles were often used interchangeably.
Scope and Content
This sub-series consists of the records of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Women's Auxiliary. The records include minutes, agendas and noctices, reports and speeches, correspondence, lists and photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Executive Committee and Board of Directors sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-1; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Executive Committee and Board of Directors sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-1
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981-1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Executive Committee and Board of Directors sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-1; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Executive Committee and Board of Directors sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-1
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951-1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Executive Committee and Board of Directors sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-1
File
6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1955-1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of officer lists for the Women's Auxiliary Executive Committee as well as two photographs of Dora Till with Executive Committee members.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Sub-Committees sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Sub-Committees sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
52
Series
2-2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951-1985
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
This sub-series consists of records related to the various sub-committees of the Women's Auxiliary. The records include meeting mintues, notices and agendas, correpspondence and reports.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Sub-committees sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Sub-committees sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-2
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1981-1982
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
3418 records – page 1 of 69.

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