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431 records – page 1 of 9.
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
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one booklet issued by Sniderman's Music Hall listing various Jewish artists, their record titles and prices.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an Independent Order of Foresters dues notice issued by Financial Secretary, Henry Harris of 279 College Street, Toronto, and sent by Recording Secretary, Harry R. Lewis of 252 Augusta Avenue, Toronto to Mr. H. Sobel at 29 Draper Street, Toronto. There are two items in the file: a dues notice and a stamped addressed envelope.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1931
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a pamphlet advertising Jascha Heifetz's concert on January 15, 1931 at Massey Hall, Toronto. Concert Management is by Arthur Judson, Inc. 113W 57th Street New York City. On the back page is an advertisment for Steinway pianos.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a letter and stamped addressed envelope written in Hebrew/Yiddish to H. Sobel, Toronto, from Y. Spiegel, New York, written on November 3, 1936.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1954
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a Pride of Israel Sick Benefit Society meeting notice for January 31, 1954, and an envelope addressed to Mrs. Sobel of 15 Page Street, Toronto.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a C.O.D. receipt belonging to Harry Sobel of 29 Draper Street, Toronto from the T. Eaton Co. Limited.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1926
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a programme for a Junior Hadassah theatre night held at Hart House theatre on December 7, 1926.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1927
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a Felix Adler girls' club souvenir programme for "Entertainment and Dance" held at the Brunswick Avenue Talmud Torah building on December 17, 1927.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1882
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of the program for the 25th anniversary banquet for the A.F. & A.M. Wilson Lodge 86 held at Rossin House on May 12, 1882. Program includes a menu and list of toasts.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of various donation cards in memory of Elizabeth (Betty) Becker from March 1969.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an Adath Israel - Roumanian Hebrew Congregation membership card for seat number 39, issued in 1952.
Name Access
Adath Israel Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Synagogue seating
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an Adath Israel - Roumanian Ladies Auxillary list of board members, officers and committee members for their silver anniversary year in 1949.
Name Access
Adath Israel Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Anniversaries
Women
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
Jan. 1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of requests and receipts of donations, and stamped addressed envelopes, from Mrs. Bertha Manis of 15 Page Street, Toronto.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947-1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of New Year's greetings and other envelopes addressed to Mrs Sobel, Miss Manis and families in 1947-1948.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1916
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of The Young Zionist periodicals, no.1 for March 1916 and volume 1, no. 5 for July/Aug 1916.
Physical Condition
March 1916 edition is slightly torn
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
[19--]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a stock certificate for the Sons of Jacob Co-operative Credit Society Ltd. The certificate is for 3 shares owned by E. Becker.
Physical Condition
Document is torn.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
17
Material Format
textual record
Date
1969
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a Holy Blossom Temple Bulletin, Volume XLV, no. 4, September 15, 1969.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1918, 1968
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of Grand Lodge of A.F. & A.M., Mount Sinai Chapter 212 membership cards for Richard Axworthy (honourary member, life member and 50 year button), and a 'one penny" medallion, dated 1918.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
19
Material Format
textual record
Date
[195-?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a Beth David Synagogue card requesting membership information from Mr and Mrs L. Becker.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
20
Material Format
textual record
Date
1927
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a Benevolent Friendly Society announcement of a general meeting on December 25, 1927 at the Orange Hall at Euclid Avenue and College Street.
Physical Condition
Document is marked
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
ID
Fonds 34; File 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Larry Becker collection
Level
File
Fonds
34
File
21
Material Format
textual record
Date
1949
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a meeting announcment for the Toronto Jewish Life Underwriters annual dinner. The announcment includes a list of speakers, their representative companies and the subjects of their talks.
Physical Condition
good
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual refusnik case files sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1970-1986
Physical Description
63 cm of textual records
382 photographs : b&w; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series consists of case files of individual refusniks and includes detailed documentation about several very well known Russian Jews such as Anatoly Scharansky, Dr. Benjamin Levich, Ida Nudel and Esther Markish. Files vary in their content from very cursory information to files that include articles, correspondence and/or photographs in addition to information about the status of individual emigration applications and the living conditions of Jews in the Soviet Union.
Related Material
Records documenting refusnik groups may be found at Fonds 17, Sub-sub-series 3-6-2. Publications about refusniks may be found at Fonds 17, Sub-sub-series 3-6-3
Arrangement
Sub-sub-series records are organized alphabetically by surname.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Refusnik groups sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1970-1983
Physical Description
17 cm of textual records
74 photographs : b&w; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series consists of various types of group documents: listings of groups of Soviet Jews; group and unidentified photographs of refusniks; and records pertaining to advocacy groups organized by former refusniks, both in Canada and internationally. Several of the files in this sub-sub-series also include publications by these groups.
Related Material
Individual refusnik case files may be found at Fonds 17, Sub-sub-series 3-6-1. Publications about refusniks may be found at Fonds 17, Sub-sub-series 3-6-3.
Arrangement
Sub-sub-series records are organized alphabetically at the file level.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Reference publications sub-sub-series
Level
Sub-sub-series
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-3
Material Format
textual record
text
Date
1972-1986
Physical Description
11 v. text
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Sub-sub-series consists of widely-distributed publications listing large numbers of refusniks as well as assorted folders of refusnik file listings and fact sheets. These publications and lists were utilized by the Committee and its associated member agencies both to enhance public awareness concerning the extent of the problems and also to create mailing lists that could be used by the agencies to assist in expanding direct contact with individual refusniks.
Related Material
Individual refusnik case files may be found at Fonds 17, Sub-sub-series 3-6-1. Publications about refusniks may be found at Fonds 17, Sub-sub-series 3-6-2.
Arrangement
Sub-sub-series records are organized chronologically.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Level
Sub-series
ID
Fonds 17; Series 3-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Level
Sub-series
Fonds
17
Series
3-6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
text
Date
1970-1988
Physical Description
81 cm of textual records
11 v. text
456 photographs : b&w; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Individual case files and refusnik listings were assembled by numerous Soviet Jewry advocacy groups and distributed internationally. Such records were then used by groups like the Committee for Soviet Jewry in their promotional material such as leaflets and news briefs to inform the Jewish community, interest groups and members of the general public about updates to the status of individual refusnik cases and the plight of Soviet Jews within the Soviet Union.
Scope and Content
Sub-series consists of files documenting individual refusniks, some very well known, as well as files and publications containing lists and/or groups of Soviet Jews and documents related to group activities. Sub-series is organized into three sub-sub-series: individual case files, groups, and publications.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1976]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1981]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
12
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1976-1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
6 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 17 cm or smaller
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
6
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 8 cm
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1976]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
14
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1981]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
The case file is in reference to the refusnik Aron Aaverbukh, but the photograph is labelled as Izrail Averbukh. No other information indicates whether these items are related to the same person or related persons.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
64
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1980]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[197-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 7 cm
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977-1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Iosif Begun was a mathematics and engineering teacher born in 1932 in Moscow who taught himself Hebrew and worked as a Hebrew teacher. He was first denied permission to emigrate in 1971 and was subsequently dismissed from his job as a researcher at the Moscow Central Research Institute. While working as a Hebrew teacher Begun was arrested in 1977 for parasitism, for "avoiding socially useful work and living on unearned income". He was exiled to Magadan in Siberia and following appeals and hunger strikes was recharged in 1983 for anti-Soviet agitation. His case received a lot of attention because of his role in building a grassroots Jewish culture in the Soviet Union and his attempts to have Hebrew recognized as a national language, protected under Soviet law. In 1988 Begun was released and granted permission to emigrate to Israel with his son Boris's family, his wife Inna and his mother-in-law, Dvoira Lazar.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
20
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1976-1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 9 cm
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
22
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1980]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Notes
Cross referenced with case file for Yakov Beilin. Records for each case are on opposite sides of the same sheet.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
Committee for Soviet Jewry series
Refusnik cases sub-series
Individual Refusnik cases sub-sub series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
3-6-1
File
19
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1975]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Notes
Contents cross-referenced with case file for Vsevolod Berger. Files are on reverse sides of the same page. Original is located in the Berger file.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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