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Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 11; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rebecca Kamarner fonds
Level
File
Fonds
11
File
5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[1927-196-?]
Physical Description
1 v.
Scope and Content
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.
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Physical Condition
Some of the pages of the scrapbook have come apart from the binding.
Accession Number
1986-5-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Samuels family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 9; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Samuels family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
9
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1914]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Harry Samuels in uniform during World War One. The photograph was taken in Toronto.
Name Access
Samuels, Harry
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4993
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4993
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1939 and 1945]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Left to right: David Hart; Alfred Hart.
Name Access
Hart, David
Hart, Alfred
Bathurst St.
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
World War, 1939-1945
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1989-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4992
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4992
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 1914 and 1919]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Admin History/Bio
The Hart family lived at the Walters home at 72 Ontario St., Toronto.
Name Access
Hart, Alfred
Ontario St
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
World War, 1914-1918
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1989-12-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4496
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4496
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1919]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Left to right: Louis Singer in cadet uniform; David Singer; Harry SInger in cadet uniform.
Name Access
Singer, Louis
Singer, Harry
Singer, David
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1988-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6126
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6126
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1916 or 1917]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 26 cm on mat 29 x 36
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the 228th Battalion Scout Platoon, probably taken in front of Old Trinity College, Toronto.
Seated, front left: Lt. Lawrence Kert.
Name Access
Kert, Lawrence
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1993-3-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4746
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4746
Material Format
graphic material
Date
13 Nov. 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
4th Division Algonquin Tank Corps.
Front row, 6th from left: Rabbi David Monson.
Back row, 5th from left: Pte. Jack Shapiro.
Name Access
Monson, Rabbi David
Shapiro, Jack
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1988-6-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4156
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4156
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1943]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
A woman is seen showing a peace sign with a group of people. Identified in the photograph is:
Back row (left to right): Anne Shankman, Merle Hambourg, Hettie Hambourg, Doris Lang, and Abe Lang.
Front row (left to right): Margo Shankman and Raymond Shankman.
Notes
Original photo by Arcade Photo Studio, 20 Yonge Arcade, Toronto.
Name Access
Governor General's Horse Guards
Toronto Island
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
Picnics
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1986-10-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3516
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3516
Material Format
graphic material
Date
June 20, 1942
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
This photograph depicts those who participated in the Airmens Physical Training Instructor (P.T.I.) course.
Identified in the third row, extreme left: Jack Sillen.
Name Access
Sillen, Jack
Trenton Air Station
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Ontario
Accession Number
1982-6-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4152
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4152
Material Format
graphic material
Date
21 Oct. 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Notes
No location is specified.
Name Access
Grosbein, Ben
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
World War, 1939-1945
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Accession Number
1986-10-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 684
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
684
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1942
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Irving Ungerman in uniform during the Second World War.
Name Access
Ungerman, Irv
Ungerman, Irving
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
World War, 1939-1945
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1976-12-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2014-1-16
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-1-16
Material Format
moving images
textual record
textual record (electronic)
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 document (electronic)
4 DVDs
1 scrapbook
Date
1988-2001
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material relating to the Maccabees Royal Canadian Legion branch 343, including a 1998 membership register, poppy sale information, correspondence and notes regarding Ben Sussman's application for a lifetime membership, information about the ticket sales and a copy of the certificate from 1997 JNF tribute dinner that honoured Albert and Pearl Cohen, and planning notes for the 50th anniversary banquet of the Maccabees in 1995. The accession also contains the draft of Albert Cohen's speech that he presented at the 50th anniversary dinner, as well as newspaper clippings from the Hamilton Jewish News and the Canadian Jewish News relating to the Maccabees, two certificates from the Grand Order of Israel Benefit Society recognizing Albert Cohen's 40 years of membership and an award of merit, and a eulogy in Yiddish, with some translation, written by a father about the son he lost, Balinson, in the line of duty. The DVDs contain footage from the 1997 JNF dinner honouring the Cohens, including Pearl Cohen speaking about early Hamilton, one clip from 1994 of Albert Cohen telling the history of the Maccabees, and video from the 50th anniversary dinner of the Maccabees where there were various speakers including an address by the guest speaker, Commander Sam Pasternack, who spoke about the contribution of Jewish soldiers in WWII (DVD, Maccabees dinner part 3).
Custodial History
Michael Cohen is the son of Albert and Pearl Cohen, and was in possession of the records prior to donating them.
Administrative History
Albert Cohen (1918-2006) who also went by the nickname "Boomie," was born on November 12, 1918 in Hamilton, Ontario. Pearl Cohen (nee Chaunce) (1919-2008) was born in Hamilton on September 2, 1919. Albert and Pearl married in 1941. In the same year, Albert volunteered to serve in the army as a staff sargeant stationed in Hamilton. He was later discharged in May 1946 after the war. Albert then joined Hamilton's Maccabees, Branch 343 of the Royal Canadian Legion. The branch was founded in 1947 and had a membership of 150 people. The Maccabees' membership was made up of Jewish veterans of WWII, and some veterans of WWI. The branch held meetings in Hamilton's Jewish centre. Albert served as president of the branch for almost 20 years, from 1975 to around 2000. The Maccabees were quite active, and helped raise money by selling poppies for Remembrance Day. The money raised would be sent to general hospitals, veterans hospitals, and families of needy veterans. Albert passed away on August 7, 2006, and Pearl passed away April 18, 2008.
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Cohen, Albert, 1918-2006
Cohen, Pearl, 1919-2008
Places
Hamilton, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-8-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-8-9
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1945
Scope and Content
This accession consists of a telegram addressed to Abraham Brown of North Bay that his son, Zave Brown, had been killed in action during the Second World War as a member of the Canadian Forces.
Custodial History
The records were in possession of Howard Fluxgold, nephew of Sydney and Zave Brown, until they were donated to the Archives on 13 December 2014.
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Brown, Zave
Brown, Abraham
Places
North Bay, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-8-14
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-8-14
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1 scrapbook
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm and 21 x 25 cm
Date
1941-1951, 1959-1961
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a scrapbook documenting the military career of Seymour Bernard. Included in the scrapbook are photographs, newspaper clippings, correspondence, the transcript for a CFRB radio segment featuring Bernard, invitations for dinners honouring Bernard, a booklet (possibly by the Canadian Jewish Congress) entitled "Jews Have Always Fought for Freedom", and a torn black ribbon that was likely worn by Bernard's parents during shiva after he died in 1951 (kriah). The scrapbook was likely assembled by Bernard's parents.
Accession also includes material documenting Joel Snitman's confirmation at Holy Blossom Temple and involvement in the BBYO. Included are photographs and programs documenting Holy Blossom Temple's confirmation class of 1959, the program book of the B'nai Brith Youth Organization (BBYO) Southern Ontario Region Fall Conclave (1960), a BBYO AZA Sweetheart Ball booklet (1961), and the Lorac Letter newsletter (1959) which was a chapter of the AZA BBYO. Identified in the photographs are: Joel Snitman, Susie Romm, Karen Smith (?), Don Smith, Rabbi Eisen, and Rabbi Feinberg.
Administrative History
Beatrice Bernard (1913-1998) was born to Louie Bernard (1895?-1956) and Esther Berger (1892-1983) in Toronto in 1913. She had two younger siblings: Seymour (was a tailgunner in the RAF during the Second World War) and Gertrude. The family lived at 410 Crawford Street and Louie owned his own dress store at St. Clair and Yonge Street. Beatrice helped her father in the dress store in the 1930s. Louie eventually owned a coat manufacturing business which was located in the Balfour Building. Beatrice married Michael Snitman in 1935. Michael Snitman (1910-1978) was born to Harry and Lottie in Russia in 1910. He immigrated to Canada with his parents in 1912 and had two younger siblings who were born in Toronto: Bill (1912-2013) and Judy (Judith). Michael attended Harbord Collegiate and ran his own business called Plastwood Products in the early 1940s. Around 1947 he entered the photographic business as a distributor. He ran the Toronto branch of Montreal-based Anglophoto, which was owned by his brother-in-law, Abe Feigelson. Michael and Beatrice had two children together: Joel (b. 1943) and Bernard (Bernie) (b. 1948). Joel received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Toronto and taught Biology for five years before entering the real estate and property management business. He met his wife Blossom (nee Houpt) in the B'nai Brith Youth Organization and they had their first date on April 9, 1960. They later married in Aug. 1964 and had three children together: Aryeh, Sheri, and Aviella.
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
Scrapbooks
World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Bernard, Seymour
Snitman, Beatrice, 1913-1998
Snitman, Michael, 1910-1978
Snitman, Joel, 1943-
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-10-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-10-2
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
40 cm of textual records and other material
Date
[192-]-[200-]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records related to the life and career of David Green and the Jaffey family. Records include sound and video recordings of events, Goodwill Sales accounting ledgers, meeting minutes from the Jewish Canadian Military Archives and Museum, David Green's military ephemera, manuals and reports of the Jewish Federation Board of Trustees and Bequest and Endowment Fund, and Jaffey family correspondence and photographs. Records also include certificates of appreciation awarded to David Green, mainly from UJA Federation.
Administrative History
David Green (1919-2014) was born in the Junction in west Toronto. He served as a private in the Canadian army as part of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. He was captured and designated MIA when he was held as a POW in Belgium. He became a member of General Wingate Branch 256 Jewish Canadian Legion. In the mid-1940s he married his wife, Sylvia (nee Jaffey) (d. 2010) and they had a daughter, Miriam. He was a longtime volunteer for the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. In 1990, he was one of the first individuals to establish an Endowment Fund at the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto.
The Jaffey family consisted of Kaby Jaffey, his wife, Nellie, and their children Sylvia, Jess and Albert.
Descriptive Notes
Physical description note: Accession also consists of photographs and textiles.
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
Charities
Families
World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Green, David, 1919-2014
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-1-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-1-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1917-1964
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting Samuel Berger and his family. Included is Sam's marriage certificate, wedding invitation, naturalization certificates, and pay book and discharge papers from the First World War. Also included is a copy of the birth certificate for Sam's wife, Rebecca (nee Rotenberg) and a newsclipping of the obituary for Rebecca's father, Lazar Rotenberg.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of Goldie Berger, the daughter-in-law of Samuel Berger and wife of Leonard Berger.
Administrative History
Samuel Berger enlisted in the Canadian army in Oct. 1918. He was discharged in Dec. 1918. He married Rebecca Rotenberg in 1917.
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
World War, 1914-1918
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-3-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-3-6
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
5 cm textual records and other material
Date
[ca.1890]-[ca. 1940]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of personal records of Hyman (Ben) Benjamin, and records documenting Arthur Benjamin's miltiary service. Records include ca. 30 photographs of three generations of the Benjamin family, Rosh Hashanah greeting cards, Hyman Benjamin's birth certificate and first aid certificate. Records also include corespondence between several branches of the Canadian government and Arthur's mother, Annie, regarding the circumstances of Arthur's death; his grave site and his army pension.
Custodial History
The records were donated to the Archives by Nancy Rose, daughter of the great-nephew of Hyman (Ben) Benjamin.
Administrative History
Hyman "Ben" Benjamin (ca. 1884-1969) was born in Leeds, England to Lazuras and Annie Benjamin. He married Hilda (Holds) Benjamin, and they immigrated to Canada in 1911. He worked as a car mechanic. They had two daugthers, Laura (b.1911) and Florence (b.1912).
Arthur "Abraham" Benjamin (ca.1882-1917) was Hyman Benjamin's brother. He immigrated to Toronto from Leeds some time after 1911 and worked with Hyman as a car cleaner. He joined the 198th Battalion of the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force in 1916, and was killed in the First World War.
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
World War, 1914-1918
Name Access
Benjamin, Arthur, 1882-1917
Benjamin, Hyman, 1884-1969
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-9
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1941-1942
Scope and Content
Accession consists of minutes of meetings of the War Efforts Committee, various newspapers from the USA (The Sentinel) and Canada (Army Week) and a Jewish Calendar for Men in the Canadian Armed Forces (1941-1942).
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material.
Administrative History
One of the main roles of the committee was to raise funds from Jewish communities across Canada for the purchase and donation of furniture. According to a document 'Special bulletin on Furnishing project', Congress is the only organization supplying furniture under an agreement with the Department of National Defence. The Chairman of the committee was Gurston Allen of Toronto.
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
Meetings
World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress, War Efforts Committee
Allen, Gurston
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-11-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-11-7
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
6 photographs : b&w and col. ; 13 x 18 cm or smaller
Date
[ca.1930]-[ca.1945], [197-]-[2015]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records pertaining to the military service of twin brothers Julius (Jack) Spiegel and Louis (Lou/Syd) S. J. Spiegel. Included are photographs of the young Spiegel brothers with their cousins in front of Central High School of Commerce, Dewson St., ca. 1930, original snapshots and portraits of Lou Spiegel in uniform during the 1940s, a hand drawn Easter greeting card signed by Lou Spiegel, and newspaper clippings concerning Lou's role as an aerial photographer for the U.S. Marine Corps unit and his return home to Toronto. There are wartime photocopies of photos including a portrait of Jack Spiegel in uniform, an image of Jack with his crew in front of military aircraft, and a modern day photo of Lou visiting Jack's grave in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery in Holland. Textual copies include, an annotated photocopy of Veteran Affairs Canada website listing of Jack Spiegel, including information on his burial location and his listing in the Second World War Book of Remembrance. There is a photocopy of Jack's obituary from the Canadian Jewish Congress Book Canadian Jews in World War II, Part II: Casualties, p. 75, and a copy of a letter from the Royal Canadian Air Force addressed to Jack's mother Mrs. Israel Spiegel, notifying her of her son's death. In addition, there is one colour photograph (197?) of promotional municipal campaign street signs for North York City Councillor and Controller, Irving Paisley.
Administrative History
Julius (Jack) Spiegel (1921-1944, Toronto), and Louis (Lou) Spiegel (1921-1999), are twin brothers born in Toronto on March 26, 1921. Their parents Israel Spiegel (b. 1878) and Eva (née Gelbwachs) Spiegel (b. 1880) of 430 Euclid St. Toronto, immigrated from Austria to Canada in 1894 and 1906 respectively.
According to the 1921 Canada census, Israel and Eva had 8 children; Nat Spiegel (b. 1903, U.S.A.), Morse Spiegel (b. 1906), Gertrude Spiegel (b. 1909), Beatrice Spiegel (b. 1911), Sydney Spiegel (b. 1915), Mildred Spiegel (b. 1917), and twin brothers Julius and Louis S. Spiegel (b. 1921).
Both Jack and his twin brother Lou, attended Central Technical High School of Commerce. Jack enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941 and trained as a wireless air gunner. He went overseas in May 1944 and successfully completed 10 military missions with his unit. Eyewitnesses reported to Lou that Jack parachuted out of his Lancaster Bomber that was shot down over the Rhineland battlefields in Germany . Originally buried by the Dutch Resistance, Jack was later moved to Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Holland. His date of death was confirmed as October 28, 1944. According to his death certificate, the location of his death was Belgium, that he was married at the time of death and resided at 238 Beatrice St. Jack's brothers Sydney and Murray Spiegel, also served in the military during the Second World War. Sydney with the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps (administrative corps) and Murray with the U.S. Army Medical Department in Kansas.
Louis (Lou) Spiegel (1921-1999, Toronto) served during the Second World War for the Royal Canadian Air Force and the U.S. Marine Corps as an aerial photographer. He later studied at U of T earning a bachelor's degree and transferred to USC (California) earning a master's degree in English and communications. He served as campaign director for the United Welfare Fund in 1954 and worked various jobs throughout his career as an educator in American Community Colleges. He was director of Unarius after Ruth Norman died and was awarded by the same institution with a doctor of psychic therapeutic science degree.
Irving Paisley (1919-2006) married to Adele Paisley, had a 30 year long career in municipal politics in the city of North York holding positions as Councillor, Controller, and Deputy Mayor. He spearheaded the building of York Finch Hospital and served as its founding Chairman. He was also a founding member of Temple Sinai, and founded Paisley Manor Insurance. Paisley’s accomplishments were recognized by the Federal Government and he earned the Centennial Medal for Service to the Nation in 1967.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Spiegel, Jack, 1921-1944
Spiegel, Lou, 1921-1999
Paisley, Adele
Paisley, Irving 1919-2006
Places
Toronto
Holland
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-1-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-1-6
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records
285 photographs : b&w and col. ; 10 x 12 cm of smaller
Date
1975-1985
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Royal Canadian Legion, General Wingate Branch 256. Included are meeting minutes from 1975-1977; an album containing photographs, event materials, and newsclippings celebrating the 50th anniversary of the legion in 1984, remembrance day memorial and an event in tribute to Phil Givens; and one scrapbook containing newsclippings, photographs and other textual records related to various activities of the Branch and its membership, including a tribute to Ben Dunkelman and a 99th birthday celebration for Norman Creed.
Custodial History
The records were originally loaned by the donor to an OJA researcher who arranged to have the materials donated to the OJA.
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
Name Access
Royal Canadian Legion, General Wingate Branch 256 (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-5-11
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-5-11
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w and sepia ; 114 x 25 cm and 54 x 21 cm
Date
1918, 1934
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two photographs: a panoramic of veterans and synagogue members standing in front of Goel Tzedec Synagogue, University Avenue, Toronto to mark the consecration and dedication of branch banners and flags; and a panoramic portrait featuring soldiers making up the 4th Draft of the Jewish Unit at the Imperial Recruits Depot in Halifax Nova Scotia.
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
Synagogues
Veterans--Canada
Name Access
Hoffman, Sam
Places
Halifax, N.S.
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-4-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-4-3
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. (tiff)
Date
2000
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one digital scan of Marsha Slavens standing next to the grave of her relative, fallen soldier Private Archie Walter in Pas de Calais, France.
Photo Caption: Marsha Slavens at the graveside of her great uncle Private Archie Walters of Hamilton, Ontario, Bois-Carre British Cemetery, (Pas de Calais, France), 2000.
Administrative History
Archie Walters (1892-1917) was a Private in the Canadian Infantry, Royal Canadian Regiment and volunteered to serve in the First World War. He died on the first day of the battle of Vimy Ridge, April 9, 1917 and is buried at the Bois-Care British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, Plot V1.B.3. Born in Volkovitisc, Russia, at the time of his death he was 24 years of age. His father, Max Walter, is noted as his next of kin and lived at 68 Wellington St. Hamilton, Ontario.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
World War, 1914-1918
Name Access
Walters, Archie, 1892-1917
Places
Pas de Calais, France
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-8-6
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-8-6
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20 x 15 cm
Date
[between 1939 and 1945]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one black and white photograph taken during the Second World War depicting a group of Jewish men and women who met for services and socializing once a week in the basement of the Sons of Jacob Congregation in Belleville, Ontario. Pictured in the photograph are Ruth Wise (back row, far right) and Rabbi Gedaliah Felder (centre).
Custodial History
Michelle Speyer donated the photograph to the Archives at the request of her grandmother Ruth Speyer (née Wise), who is pictured in the photograph.
Administrative History
Ruth Molly Wise was born in 1926 to Eva and William Wise. She grew up in Belleville, Ontario, where she was part of a group of women at Beth Jacob Congregation that prepared meals for Jewish service men stationed at an air force base in Trenton. When she was 16, Ruth moved to Toronto, where she stayed with relatives for two years. She changed her name to Ruth Speyer when she married Mark Speyer. The two were married for 59 years during which time they had three children: Bruce, Michael, and Lloyd. Mark and Ruth were involved with Beth Tzedec for many years and had been part of Goel Tzedec before it merged with the McCaul Street Synagogue. Mark and Ruth were also founding members of the Island Yacht Club, to which they were very devoted.
Use Conditions
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Descriptive Notes
Ruth Speyer has written some additional names on the back of the photograph.
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
World War, 1939-1945
Name Access
Felder, Gedaliah
Speyer, Ruth
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-5-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-5-1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
5 photographs : b & w ; 23 x 18 cm or smaller
Date
[191-]-1949
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting members of Glen Eker's family. Included are: copies of Benjamin Eker's military records, black and white photographs of Dorothy Horwitz and Paul Eker from their wedding album, and a Bayview Pharmacy Christmas card.
Administrative History
Glen Eker was born in Toronto, Ontario to Paul Eker and Dorothy Horwitz. He grew up in the Forest Hill neighbourhood of Toronto before moving with his family to Hamilton. He received two master’s degrees (one in sociology, the other in political science) from McMaster University and a third master’s degree (in library science) from the University of Toronto. Glen's wife, Deborah Pekilis, was born in Montreal and lived there until her parents moved to Toronto. She was the librarian for the Jewish Genealogical Society and sat on the Hamilton Historical Board. She is currently a writer. Glen has worked as a research assistant and a teaching assistant at McMaster and has taught at Ryerson University and Mohawk College. At present, he works as an estate and genealogy researcher. Glen has published a book on Karl Marx, five indexes of Jews in Canada, and one index of Amish and Mennonites in Canada. His genealogy articles have appeared in various magazines and his short stories and poems have appeared in print as well. Glen has worked on his family genealogy for a number of years. His paternal family line derives from Russia, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Poland while his maternal line derives from Byelorussia and Romania. He is descended from the Horwitz and Strachman families on the latter.
Descriptive Notes
Associated materials: Other accessions donated by Glen Eker include 2018-3,1, 2018-4-1, 2018-4-2, and 2018-4-16.
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
Families
Married people
Name Access
Eker (family)
Eker, Glen
Places
Ontario
Source
Archival Accessions
Name
Frank Schleifer
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
June 29, 1976
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Frank Schleifer
Number
AC 084
Subject
Canada--Armed Forces
World War, 1939-1945
Recreation
Families
Interview Date
June 29, 1976
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Larry Troster
Total Running Time
084A: 46 minutes 084B: 11 minutes
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Frank was born January 4, 1916 in Toronto. His parents were Charles and Mary (nee Noble) Schleifer. At age 3, his family moved to Sturgeon Falls. At age 6 in 1922, his family moved to Brantford where his mother's family lived. Frank left school at age 16 to work at the family Cigar and Soda Fountain store when his father became ill. He opened Frank’s Billiard Parlour from 1941 to 1946. He was drafted into the army in 1943 where he served in the artillery and infantry. He started to work in Unemployment Insurance with the Federal government. Frank married Bertha (nee Maltifer ?) in 1937. They had one son, Charles, born in 1947. As a youth Frank was involved with AZA (B'nai Brith youth organization). He was a member of B'nai Brith and served on the executive of the synagogue in Brantford.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Schleifer, Frank
Troster, Larry
Geographic Access
Brantford
Sturgeon Falls
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Digital file
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Frank Schleifer shares some early memories of growing up in Brantford, Ontario. He mentions some of the original Jewish families who settled in Brantford.

In this clip, Frank Schleifer describes his involvement in a variety of Jewish activities and groups during his youth, including AZA, summer camp and baseball.

Name
Dr. Joe Greenberg
Material Format
moving images
Interview Date
18 Oct. 2013
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Dr. Joe Greenberg
Number
AC 412
Subject
Canada--Armed Forces
World War, 1939-1945
Interview Date
18 Oct. 2013
Quantity
2 DVDs
Interviewer
Dara Solomon
Total Running Time
1 hr. 51 min.
Biography
Dr. Joe Greenberg (1922-2017) was born August 30, 1922 in Toronto. He attended Lansdowne Public School, was briefly enrolled at Central Tech and completed grade 9 at Central Commerce. In his youth, he was actively involved in the Jewish Boys' Club and attended B'nai Brith Camp. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War where he earned the ranking of Sergeant Major and was posted to an anti-aircraft squadron. Following the war, Joe had the opportunity to complete his high school matriculation and was accepted into Medical School at the University of Toronto. Upon graduation, he served his internship at St. Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton. He set up a general medical practice first on Grey Street and later on Bathurst Street. He married Pepi (nee Rosenstein) in 1958 and they had 4 children. Joe was a very active member of the Russisher Shul (Shaare Tzedek) on Markham and Ulster Street. Joe spent his formative years growing up on Major Street. With the help of a local historian, Gus Sinclair, Joe was instrumental in the naming of a small lane branching off Major Street "The Boys of Major Street" in memory of the residents who served during the Second World War but did not return. Another lane was named "Greenberg Lane" in Joe's honour. Dr. Joe Greenberg died on 10 April 2017.
Material Format
moving images
Name Access
Greenberg, Joseph, 1922-2017
Original Format
Digital file
Copy Format
DVD
Source
Oral Histories
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1905-1929
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of 1 scrapbook containing telegrams and cards with notes of congratulations to mark occasions of wedding, anniversaries and son's bar mitzvah
Subjects
Anniversaries
Bar mitzvah
Scrapbooks
Weddings
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1930-1931
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
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".
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 38
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
38
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965
Physical Description
1 scrapbook ; 32 x 42 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a scrapbook assembled for Ida Siegel's 80th birthday in 1965. Included are newsclippings and various letters and cards of congratulations.
Subjects
Birthdays
Scrapbooks
Physical Condition
The scrapbook is very brittle. The items that had been taped onto the pages are all now loose within the scrapbook.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 39
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
39
Material Format
textual record
Date
1955-1971
Physical Description
1 scrapbook ; 31 x 38 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a scrapbook documenting Ida Siegel's involvment with vairous Jewish organizations, including the Bureau of Jewish Education and the Zionist Organization of Canada. Records include newsclippings, and letters, cards and telegrams of congratulations on her 70th birthday and for being honoured by the BJE.
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Physical Condition
The scrapbook is very brittle. The items that had been taped onto the pages are all now loose within the scrapbook.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 5; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
National history research and subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
5
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951-1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of scrapbook pages with newspaper articles and other material about Lucille Lorie and letters that were of importance to her during her presidency.
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 103; Series 1; File 177
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
Fonds
103
Series
1
File
177
Material Format
textual record
Date
1944
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a scrapbook containing mass meeting information and an invitation, meeting notices, meeting minutes, resolutions, conference invites, clothing drive information, a member appeal letter, memorandum about Dr. Emil Sommerstein, Yiddish handwritten notes, and newspaper articles. Someone had labelled this material "scrapbook #5."
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 103; Series 1; File 178
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
Fonds
103
Series
1
File
178
Material Format
textual record
Date
1944-1945
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a scrapbook containing meeting minutes, meeting notices, conferece and convention invitations and publicity, a convention agenda, Yiddish handwritten notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and telegraphs.
See the first page in the file for further details on the contents of the folder. The 5 refers to someone labelling it "scrapbook #5".
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 103; Series 1; File 179
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
Fonds
103
Series
1
File
179
Material Format
textual record
Date
1945-1946
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a scrapbook containing meeting notices, meeting minutes, a speech for the national executive meeting in 1946, recommendations for organizing committee of national convention, a Canadian Jewish Congress people's conference invitation, a Canadian Federation of Polish Jews reception event invitation, copies of radiograms from Tenenbaum in Poland, a bulletin from the World Federation of Polish Jews, and newspaper clippings.
Someone had labelled this material "scrapbook #4".
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 103; Series 1; File 180
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
Fonds
103
Series
1
File
180
Material Format
textual record
Date
1946-1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a scrapbook containing conference invitations, meeting notices, meeting minutes, Yiddish handwritten notes, newspaper clippings, a membership appeal letter, telegrams, and welcoming remarks by Vincent R. Inpellitteri at the World Federation of Polish Jews Conference in 1947.
See the first page in the file for further details on the contents of the folder. The 1 refers to someone labelling it "scrapbook #1".
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 103; Series 1; File 181
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
Fonds
103
Series
1
File
181
Material Format
textual record
Date
1946-1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings, book and clothing drive information, a "Polish Jew" publication, telegrams, a report from Joseph Tenenbaum, correspondence regarding relief efforts, notices and invitations for local and national executive meetings, meeting minutes, agendas, and reports.
See the first page in the file for further details on the contents of the folder. The 4 refers to someone labelling it "scrapbook #4".
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 103; Series 1; File 182
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
Fonds
103
Series
1
File
182
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947-1951
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a scrapbook containing meeting notices, meeting minutes, agendas, a summary of executive meetings, correspondence regarding adopted resolutions, property claims, telegrams, finances, annual membership and donations, and appeal letters, newspaper clippings, Kusevitsky concert planning material, Yizkor-Warsaw Ghetto Memorial posters from 1951, a Samuel Tenenbaum mass gathering poster, and a dinner invitation in honour of Montreal delegates.
See the first page in the file for further details on the contents of the folder. The 3 refers to someone labelling it "scrapbook #3".
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 103; Series 1; File 183
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
Fonds
103
Series
1
File
183
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca.1950]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a newspaper clipping from a scrapbook.
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 103; Series 1; File 184
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Rabbi Nachman Shemen fonds
Canadian Federation to Aid Polish Jews in Israel series
Level
File
Fonds
103
Series
1
File
184
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951-1955
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a scrapbook containing meeting notices, meeting minutes, meeting agendas, memoranda regarding a schedule of a day in Montreal, a speech in Montreal, correspondence, newspaper clippings, fundraising appeal letters, Yizkor-Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Memorial material from 1952-53, Kusevitsky concert planning, a Shloyme Bikl ticket from 1953, a Congress Bulletin from1953, and a letter about Rachmil Bryks' book.
See the first page in the file for further details on the content of the folder. The 2 refers to someone labelling it "scrapbook #2".
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 20; Series 1; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Lipa Green fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
20
Series
1
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a scrapbook containing various newspaper clippings and letters from organizations such as the Bergen Belsen Association, the Canadian Jewish Review, the Labour Zionist Order and Farband.
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 91
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
91
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1956-1989
Physical Description
1 scrapbook ; 32 x 31 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a scrapbook documenting the participation of Trudy Cowan, her brother Michael Cowan, and cousin Phil Cowan in dramatic productions in high school, university, and beyond. Included are events staged by the drama group at Bathurst Heights Collegiate, B'nai Brith Youth, Simpson's Collegiate Drama Festival, the Ontario One Act Play Festival, and the Univerity College Follies at Hart House, University of Toronto. Trudy played leading roles in many of the productions and Michael acted as musical director and played piano at rehearsals. Memorabilia in the scrapbook includes tickets, programmes, newspaper clippings, photographs, and correspondence. The last event is a 1989 production at Heritage Park Calgary in which Trudy Cowan portrayed Nellie McClung as well as producing the event.
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Service Portfolio sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 38; Series 7-11; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
National Council of Jewish Women of Canada fonds
Toronto Section series
Service Portfolio sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
38
Series
7-11
File
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1969-1970
Physical Description
18 photographs : b&w and col. ; 14 x 10 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of scrapbook pages of photographs, plus additional photographs of children in junior kindergarden playing and interacting.
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Series
Fonds
80
Series
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1942-1946
Physical Description
72 photographs : b&w (36 negatives) : 18 x 12 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Series consists of negatives and proofs produced by Sylvia Schwartz in her studio. The images depict formal portraits of both male and female Jewish military personnel. While some images show just the head and upper body of the sitter, others capture the entire body in uniform.
There are thirty-seven portraits in total. Each portrait depicts a member of the Jewish community who served in the Second World War. Portraits feature images of members of the Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Canadian Navy and the Red Cross. In addition to this, there are three images of Canadian Jewish doctors who were members of the American military. Female military personnel in this series served as WRENs and in the Red Cross.
In image 34, the soldier is pictured with his wife and in image 20 the soldier is pictured with his bride. Records have been arranged alphabetically by last name at the item level.
Subjects
Canada--Armed Forces
Portraits
Physical Condition
One negative (image 26) has discoloured to a canary yellow shade; signifies that an anti-halation dye was not removed while processing; will not adversely affect the other negatives in the series.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Scrapbooks series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 105; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Folks Farein fonds
Scrapbooks series
Level
Series
Fonds
105
Series
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1929-1965
Physical Description
4 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
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.
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Beta Sigma Rho Fraternity fonds
Eta Chapter series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 73; Series 2; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Beta Sigma Rho Fraternity fonds
Eta Chapter series
Level
File
Fonds
73
Series
2
File
7
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1958-1975
Physical Description
1 scrapbook
Scope and Content
File consists of one scrapbook (1958-1979), which contains graphic and textual material documenting initiation dinners and pledge shows, Founder's Day celebrations, fraternity picnics, themed frat parties (Hallowe'en, playboy, Hawaii luau, and beatnik), and tributes to members who passed away. The scrapbook also includes newspaper clippings of articles written by and about fraternity members; correspondence with members, alumni and other chapters of the fraternity; wedding invitations and holiday greeting cards; and the signatures of people who attended various events. There is a large reunion sign-in card tucked in at the back of the scrapbook as well as photographs.
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Physical Condition
Some loose material
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Publication Committee series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 3-1; File 38
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Publication Committee series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
3-1
File
38
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1939
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records (1 v.)
Scope and Content
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.
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Physical Condition
The scrapbook paper and the newsclippings are very brittle and crumbling at the edges.
Accession Number
1984-7-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Publication Committee series
Y-Time newspaper sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 61; Series 3-1; File 39
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Publication Committee series
Y-Time newspaper sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
61
Series
3-1
File
39
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records (1 v.)
Scope and Content
This file consists of one scrapbook containing newsclippings from the Y-Time newspapers about the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A., its members and events. The scrapbook was created for the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. as a publicity file.
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Physical Condition
The pages of the scrapbook and the newsclippings are very brittle and the edges are crumbling.
Accession Number
1984-7-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Beta Sigma Rho Fraternity fonds
Eta Chapter series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 73; Series 2; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Beta Sigma Rho Fraternity fonds
Eta Chapter series
Level
File
Fonds
73
Series
2
File
5
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1937-1958
Physical Description
1 scrapbooks
Scope and Content
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.
Notes
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.
Name Access
Shuster, Frank
Wayne, Johnny
Wayne and Shuster
Shuster, Joe
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Repro Restriction
OJA does not own copyright of Superman sketch. Researchers must sign a publication contract and assume full responsibility for obtaining copyright clearance.
Physical Condition
Some loose material
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
B'nai B'rith sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 9-1; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Jewish communal series
B'nai B'rith sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
9-1
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
Aug. 1965
Physical Description
2 cm of textual records and other material (1 vol.)
Scope and Content
File consists of a scrapbook documenting Phil Givens' B'nai Brith / State of Israel Bond Organization 1965 tribute. Included are: the text of several press releases; event tickets; flyers and posters; the text of the tributary scroll; and photographs of the event itself.
Notes
Scrapbook also contains photographs and ephemera
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Physical Condition
The paper on which the textual items and photographs are glued is acidic (browning and brittle)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Level
File
Fonds
51
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
Jan.-Apr. 1965
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records (1 vol.)
Scope and Content
File consists of one scrapbook documenting Phil Givens’ tenure as the City of Toronto Mayor. The scrapbook is made up entirely of newspaper clippings, including news coverage, editorials, editorial cartoons, and columns pertaining almost exclusively to Givens’ time as Mayor.
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Physical Condition
The clippings have been glued or taped onto highly acidic paper. The paper pages are browning and brittle, as are the clippings themselves. Some of the adhesive tape is failing.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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