Series consists of photocopied scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings relating to Folks Farein activities. The majority of clippings are from the Daily Hebrew Journal, the Daily Packet and Times, the Mail and Empire, the Evening Telegram, the Toronto Daily Star, the Globe and Mail, the Jewish Standard, the Yiddisher Zhurnal, View, the Toronto Jewish Reporter and the Canadian Jewish News. A large number of articles relate to Folks Farein charitable activities for the sick and needy in Ontario hospitals, sanatoriums, and asylums, Passover meals and seders, concerts, the annual fund raising campaign, beauty contest and New Years Eve Ball, the 50th Anniversary Jubilee Year celebration, the Children's Haven at Kfar Saba Israel, and the Toronto Israel Bond Drive. Of note is an article entitled Folks Farein 35 years of devoted service to the Jewish community. Included in the article are reprints of excerpts from the Hebrew Journal of 1914 addressing the activity of missionary groups seeking to convert members of the immigrant Jewish community and the Anti-Conversion Farein society organized to counteract the work of the missionaries.
4 cm of textual records and graphic material (1 scrapbook)
Scope and Content
This file consists of one scrapbook compiled by Maurice Berg of photographs, clippings, and certificates from the Jewish National Fund of Canada, Ajalon Lodge, Camp Shalom, and other Zionist organizations.
The scrapbook includes numerous press clippings about The 17th Anniversary of the Hebrew Women’s Convalescent Home celebration dinner in honour of Mrs. Kamarner and the 50th wedding anniversary of Harry and Rebecca Kamarner; photographs; notes of thanks and recognition from Lillian Freiman, Mrs. Samuel (Jimmie) Norris, Mrs. Israel (Ruth) Shapiro, Teme Shapiro, A. Posluns, Dora Till, David Croll and Ada Adelberg; and, other articles in English and Hebrew (mostly material from the 1950s). The file also includes four loose clippings pulled from the scrapbook and put into a separate file folder.
Some of the pages of the scrapbook have come apart from the binding.
File consists of a scrapbook containing memorabilia to commemorate Ida Lewis Siegel's campaign to run as School Trustee with the Board of Education in Toronto in 1930. Included are newspaper clippings in English and Yiddish, letters endorsing Ida Lewis Siegel, congratulatory letters and telegrams, a municipal elections pamphlet listing the polling stations for Ward 4, 2 cards (in English and Yiddish) to promote Ida Lewis Siegel's campaign and a booklet titled "Text Book of the Toronto Jewish Free School".
This file consists of one scrapbook created by Ben Sugarman, containing newsclippings from the Y-Time newspapers about the Brunswick Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. building, its members and special events. There is also a loose edition of the annual Y-Time from 1939. The scrapbook was created for the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. as a publicity file.
The scrapbook paper and the newsclippings are very brittle and crumbling at the edges.
File consists of one scrapbook detailing the Eta chapter's activities. The first scrapbook (1937-1958) is the earliest record of the Eta Chapter's activities. It is mentioned in the booklet "An Introduction to Beta Sigma Rho", which can be found in file 6. It contains both textual and graphic material including, programmes and photographs documenting the fraternity's theatre shows, dinner-dance invitations, photographs of pledge parties, newspaper clippings featuring or written by fraternity members, a sketch of a Beta Sigma Rho Superman by Joe Shuster, photographs from national and regional conferences, and photographs of the chapter's weekend at the University of Western Ontario in 1950. Found at the back of the scrapbook is a document entitled, The Constitution of Eta Chapter of Beta Sigma Rho Fraternity, revised October, 1957.
DATE RANGE NOTE: The superman drawing was likely drawn sometime around 1940. Joe Shuster's cousin, Frank Shuster, graduated from the University of Toronto in 1939, although it is possible that the drawing could have been given to the fraternity after that time. Joe Shuster did not attend the fraternity as he had lived in Cleveland since 1924. However, he used to visit his cousin Frank Shuster in the summers. There is evidence that the Superman character as depicted in this drawing was already being "shopped around" by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, prior to its first publication in 1938 and indeed, the character itself dates back to 1933. As well, similar drawings have surfaced from the same time period.
Wayne and Shuster
OJA does not own copyright of Superman sketch. Researchers must sign a publication contract and assume full responsibility for obtaining copyright clearance.
File consists of one scrapbook made up of programs and newspaper clippings relating chiefly to Theodora Dunkelman's performance in various theatre productions at Hart House. The scrapbook also includes clippings in connection with the marriage of Theo's sister Zelda Dunkelman to Morton Wilner. Of note is a document describing the family's grief after Theo's untimely death, as well as invitations to the installation of the Alpha Nu Chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Phi fraternity.
The file contains low quality photocopies from the original scrapbook. These are primarily of newspaper clippings regarding recitals and reviews from Toronto newspapers in the late 1920s and early 1930s.