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Accession Number
2018-8-18
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-8-18
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records and graphic material
Date
1964-2015
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the life and careers of Morley Torgov. Subjects include his literary career (including drafts of novels), legal career, early years in Sault Ste. Marie, cartoons, poems, and his investiture into the Order of Canada.
Administrative History
Morley Torgov (b. 1927-) is a Canadian novelist and short story writer and former commercial lawyer.
Torgov was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to Allan (b. Russia, 8 July 1895-1964?) and Janey (nee Colish) Torgov (b. England, 1901-d. Sault Ste. Marie, July 1926). Allan Torgov owned and operated a clothing store in Sault Ste. Marie named Allan's. Morley married Anna Pearl (nee Cohen) in 1952 and had two children, Sarah Jane Steinberg and Alexander Torgov (b. 1959-d. 2009), and four grandchildren.
Torgov was educated at the University of Toronto, receiving his LLB from Osgoode Hall and was called to the bar in 1954. He became a partner in the law firm, Olch, Torgov, Cohen and specialized in commerical law. While practicing law in Toronto during the 1960s, he turned to writing. Torgov's first book, "A Good Place to Come From" (1974), a comic memoir of growing up Jewish in Sault Ste. Marie, was made into a CBC mini-series and won the Stephen Leacock Award for humor. Torgov continued to write other books including "The Outside Chance of Maximillian Glick" (1982) winning him his second Stephen Leacock award. The CBC produced a television series based on this work and the book was published in several languages. This success was followed by St. Farb's Day (1990) which won The City of Toronto Book Award and the Jewish Award for fiction. Other published works include "The Abramsky Variations" (1977), "The War to End All Wars" (1998), "Stickler and Me" (2002), "Murder in A-major" (2008), and "The Mastersinger from Minsk" (2012).
Torgov's writings also include several screenplays for television and film, numerous essays and articles for the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, Canadian Lawyer and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. Torgov has been honored by the Canadian Institute for the Blind, naming their annual award the TORGI after Torgov, the first receipient of that award in 1984. In 2005, he received the Order of Mariposa, a lifetime recognition award from the Leacock Society and in 2015 received the Order of Canada as an acknowledgement of his contributions to Canadian Society.
Subjects
Authors
Lawyers
Name Access
Torgov, Morley, 1927-
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2000-12-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2000-12-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Date
1974-2000
Scope and Content
This accession consists of material related to the life and work of Morley Torgov. Included in the materials are literary drafts and working papers, speeches, presentations and public addresses, memorabilia, correspondence, and newspaper and magazine articles.
Custodial History
Records were kept by donor
Administrative History
Mr. Morley Torgov is one of Canada's foremost satirical novelists. He has also written plays, poetry and has worked on several screenplays for television and film. In addition to winning the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour for two of his novels "A Good Place to Come From" and "The Outside Chance of Maximillian Glick," he has also been honoured by the Canadian Institute for the Blind, who named their annual award the TORGI after Torgov, the first recipient of that award in 1984.
Subjects
Authors
Name Access
Torgov, Morley, 1927-
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2002-12-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2002-12-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
60 cm of textual material
Date
1938-2002
Scope and Content
This accession consists of material related to the life and work of Morley Torgov. Included in the materials are literary working papers, memorabilia, manuscripts, correspondence, speeches and public addresses.
Custodial History
Records were kept by donor
Administrative History
Mr. Morley Torgov is one of Canada's foremost satirical novelists. He has also written plays, poetry and has worked on several screenplays for television and film. In addition to winning the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour for two of his novels "A Good Place to Come From" and "The Outside Chance of Maximillian Glick," he has also been honoured by the Canadian Institute for the Blind, who named their annual award the TORGI after Torgov, the first recipient of that award in 1984.
Subjects
Authors
Name Access
Torgov, Morley, 1927-
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-12-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1990-12-10
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual material
Date
1983-1990
Scope and Content
This accession consists of working papers, reviews, correspondence and memorabilia related to the life and work of Morley Torgov. Included in the material are several literary drafts, press material and speeches and public addresses.
Custodial History
Records were kept by the donor
Administrative History
Mr. Morley Torgov is one of Canada's foremost satirical novelists. He has also written plays, poetry and has worked on several screenplays for television and film. In addition to winning the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour for two of his novels "A Good Place to Come From" and "The Outside Chance of Maximillian Glick," he has also been honoured by the Canadian Institute for the Blind, who named their annual award the TORGI after Torgov, the first recipient of that award in 1984
Subjects
Authors
Name Access
Torgov, Morley, 1927-
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-12-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-12-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
33 cm of textual records
Date
1974-2004
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual records documenting the career and related activities of Mr. Morley Torgov. The materials include literary manuscripts for Torgov's works "Murder in a Major" and "An Hour to Kill", speeches, correspondence, public readings, and newspaper articles
Custodial History
This material was in the possession of Morley Torgov
Administrative History
Mr. Morley Torgov is one of Canada's foremost satirical novelists. He has also written plays, poetry and has worked on several screenplays for television and film. In addition to winning the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour for two of his novels "A Good Place to Come From" and "The Outside Chance of Maximillian Glick," he has also been honoured by the Canadian Institute for the Blind, who named their annual award the TORGI after Torgov, the first recipient of that award in 1984
Subjects
Authors
Name Access
"An Hour to Kill".
"Murder in a Major".
Leacock, Stephen.
CBC.
Cartoons.
Schumann, Robert.
CNIB.
American Bar Association.
Fanshawe College.
Sault Ste. Marie.
Ramsay, Russell.
Osgoode Hall.
"Stickler and Me II".
Law Society of Upper Canada.
Torgov, Morley, 1927-
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-12-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1986-12-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Date
1945-1986
Scope and Content
This accession consists of writings, memorabilia, reviews and working papers belonging to Morley Torgov. Included are highschool and college essays, television and radio scripts, newspaper and magazine columns and other literary writings.
Custodial History
Records were kept by the donor
Administrative History
Morley Torgov is one of Canada's foremost satirical novelists. He has also written plays, poetry and has worked on several screenplays for television and film. In addition to winning the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour for two of his novels "A Good Place to Come From" and "The Outside Chance of Maximillian Glick," he was also the first recipient of the Canadian Institute for the Blind's TORGI award in 1984, which was named in his honour.
Descriptive Notes
Torgov, Morley.
B'nai Brith.
Writers.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
MG_RG
MG 6 D
Subjects
Authors
Name Access
Torgov, Morley, 1927-
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-12-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1992-12-4
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Date
1977-1992
Scope and Content
This accession consists of working papers, memorabilia and reviews related to the life and work of Morley Torgov. Included in the materials are literary drafts, speeches and public addresses, newspaper clippings, invitations and book reviews.
Custodial History
Records were kept by the donor
Administrative History
Mr. Morley Torgov is one of Canada's foremost satirical novelists. He has also written plays, poetry and has worked on several screenplays for television and film. In addition to winning the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour for two of his novels "A Good Place to Come From" and "The Outside Chance of Maximillian Glick," he has also been honoured by the Canadian Institute for the Blind, who named their annual award the TORGI after Torgov, the first recipient of that award in 1984
Subjects
Authors
Name Access
Torgov, Morley, 1927-
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-12-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1998-12-2
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Date
1981-1998
Scope and Content
This accession consists of material related to the life and work of Morley Torgov. Included in the material are working papers and literary drafts, memorabila, articles and essays, and speeches and public addresses.
Custodial History
Records were kept by the donor
Administrative History
Mr. Morley Torgov is one of Canada's foremost satirical novelists. He has also written plays, poetry and has worked on several screenplays for television and film. In addition to winning the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour for two of his novels "A Good Place to Come From" and "The Outside Chance of Maximillian Glick," he has also been honoured by the Canadian Institute for the Blind, who named their annual award the TORGI after Torgov, the first recipient of that award in 1984
Subjects
Authors
Name Access
Torgov, Morley, 1927-
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-12-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2006-12-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
0.3 metres of textual records
Date
1942-2006
Scope and Content
The accession consists of short stories and articles written by Morley Torgov, a manuscript of his book "Murder in A-Major," speaches, his high school year book "The Argus" from 1942 to 1946, notes for his novels and arrticles and miscellaneous correspondence.
Subjects
Authors
Name Access
Torgov, Morley, 1927-
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-12-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2008-12-7
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
Date
1945-2008
Scope and Content
The accession includes manuscripts for Morley Torgov's recent works Murder-in-A-Major and Sickler and Me, the latter of which he decided not to publish. It also consists of business and personal correspondence, working notes and original sketches.
Administrative History
Morley Torgov is one of Canada's foremost satirical novelists. He has also written plays, poetry and has worked on several screenplays for television and film. He has won many awards during his career and is viewed as the Jewish equivalent to Stephen Leacock in Canada, due to the sociological and historical relevance of his works.
Subjects
Authors
Name Access
Torgov, Morley, 1927-
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 5; File 142
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
5
File
142
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence concerning loans and meetings of the Toronto Independent Benevolent Society. The file also includes a letter of thanks written to the Rt. Hon. Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, and a letter of congratulations to Morley Torgov for winning the Stephen Leacock Award for the book "A good place to come from."
Name Access
Canada. Prime Minister (1968-1979 : Trudeau)
Torgov, Morley, 1927-
Source
Archival Descriptions
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