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Level
Item
ID
Item 1880
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1880
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 9, 1924
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 30 x 85 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a panoramic photograph of individuals in front of the Albertonia Hotel in Mississauga. Present are Arthur Cohen and N.L. Nathanson.
Name Access
Nathanson, N.L.
Cohen, Arthur
Famous Players
Famous Players Canadian Corporation
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Motion picture theaters
Portraits, Group
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
Mississauga (Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-1-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1881
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1881
Material Format
graphic material
Date
August 1926
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 25 x 87 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a panoramic photograph of individuals standing outside at a convention for Eastern Managers of Famous Players Canadian Corporation. Convention was held August 24-25, 1926.
Name Access
Famous Players
Famous Players Canadian Corporation
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Motion picture theaters
Portraits, Group
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.
Creator
Panoramic Camera Company
Accession Number
1980-1-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1917
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1917
Material Format
graphic material
Date
August 1943
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Name Access
National Council of Independent Theatre Exhibitors
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
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
1979-6-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1918
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1918
Material Format
graphic material
Date
August 1943
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
For identification notes, please see accession record.
Name Access
National Council of Independent Theatre Exhibitors
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
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
1979-6-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2470
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2470
Material Format
graphic material
Date
October 4, 1942
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a group photograph of delegates at the ILGWU Second Annual Conference of Canadian locals at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto.
Notes
From the Seymour and Abi Shatz Collection.
Name Access
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
Royal York Hotel (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Labor unions
Portraits, Group
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
1980-12-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2472
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2472
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1920?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of members of the Jewish National Workers Alliance of America. The are posed in front of a building draped in Yiddish banners. The location of the convention is uncertain.
Notes
Part of the Seymour and Abi Shatz Collection.
Name Access
Jewish National Workers Alliance
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Labor unions
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
1980-12-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1270
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1270
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1918
Physical Description
1 photograph
Scope and Content
The Jewish National Workers Alliance's first Ontario District convention took place July 13-14, 1918. The convention was likely held in Toronto. Identified in this photograph are: Max Manson, Abe Shatz, Mr. Sheinhouse, Hershel Meyer Kirshenbaum, Avrom Fryman, Ben Shatz, Louie Shatz, Moishe Kirshenbaum, Mr. Heller, and Zalman Cohen.
Name Access
Jewish National Workers Alliance
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Labor
Labor unions
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
1977-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3411
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3411
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1938
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Many prominent individuals are shown in this photograph, with names written on the bottom.
Name Access
Jewish National Fund
United Jewish Appeal
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Zionism
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
Beverley Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-11-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6067
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6067
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between 31 July 1938 and 1 Aug. 1, 1938]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Dr. Mark Zimmerman standing in front row with book in hand.
Rabbi Morris (Kertzer?) front row with white pants.
Rabbi David Kirshenbaum, 2nd row from back and next to him is Rabbi Kertzer's father (with moustache).
Chaim Kirshenbaum, last row right.
In front of London Talmud Torah.
Notes
Original photo by Art Photo Studio, London.
Name Access
Kertzer, Rabbi Morris
Kirshenbaum, Chaim
Kirshenbaum, David, 1902-
Zimmerman, Dr. Mark
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Portraits, Group
Youth movements
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
London (Ont.)
Accession Number
1992-9-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6068
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6068
Material Format
graphic material
Date
December 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Front row centre: Rabbi Rose (Director of Young Judaea).
To his right: Mrs. Miller (President of Montreal Hadassah).
To her right: Chaim Kirshenbaum.
Mrs. Rose is sitting at end to left.
Dr. Issy Kreel, prominent surgeon is at end right.
To Rabbi Rose's left is person who started first car rental (Hertz) in Israel.
Name Access
Rose, Rabbi
Miller, Mrs.
Hadassah-Wizo
Young Judaea
Kirshenbaum, Chaim
Kreel, Dr. Issy
Ottawa
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Portraits, Group
Youth movements
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
Ottawa (Ont.)
Accession Number
1992-9-7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6034
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6034
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1927
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
For identification, see accession record.
Identified in the photograph is: Dr. Sam Hurwich, M. Kramer, Sarah Heller, Albert Edelstein, M. Kurtzman, Chana Meltzer, Nachman Lovinsky, Esther Kramer, Avrum Green, Esther Grant, I.S. Weinrot, Dave Gold, and Florence Manson.
Probably in front of 24 Cecil St.
Name Access
Poalei Zion
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Portraits, Group
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
Cecil Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1992-2-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3872
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3872
Material Format
graphic material
Date
31 August, 1935
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Identified in this photograph are: David Newman; Jack Burke.
For identification, see accession record.
Name Access
Burke, Jack
Newman, David
Young Judaea
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Portraits, Group
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
Beverley Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1984-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Weingluck fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 44; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Henry Weingluck fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
44
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
September 7, 1930
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
6th from left: Rae Weingluck (née Simon, wife of Henry Weingluck).
Also pictured are: David Dunkelman; Rose Dunkelman; Archie Freiman; Lillian Freiman.
Name Access
Dunkelman, David
Dunkelman, Rose, 1889-1949
Freiman, Lillian
Freiman, Archie
Weingluck, Rae
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Portraits, Group
Zionists
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
Ottawa (Ont.)
Accession Number
1988-2-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1269
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1269
Material Format
graphic material
Date
June 1942
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Identified in the photo is: Shlomo Yollek, Hersh Meyer Kirshenbaum, Yitshak Weinroth, Louie Siegel, Dr. Sam Hurwich, Yisrael Fryman, Fishel Wallerstein, Shabbsai Rappaport, Ben Shatz, J. Zweig, Joe Cash, David Cooper, Nachman, Lovensky, Harry Sher, A. Levenson, George Sheinhouse, Moishe Kachuk, and Zalman, Cohen.
Notes
Original photo by Famous Studios, Toronto.
Name Access
Jewish National Workers' Alliance
Jewish Organizations
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
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.
Related Material
See photo #12: Jewish National Workers Alliance, Members of the Office Committee [graphic material]. -- 12 June 1942.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2466
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2466
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1918
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a group photograph of delegates at the first Ontario conference of the Jewish National Workers' Alliance (Farband) in Toronto. Identified in the photograph are Steinhouse (George's father); Moshe [Kirshenbaum?]; Zalman Cohen; H. M. Kirshenbaum; Avrom Freiman; Benny Shatz; Louis Shatz; Abi Shatz.
Notes
From the Seymour and Abi Shatz Collection.
Name Access
Jewish National Workers' Alliance
Farband
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
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
1980-12-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4803
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4803
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Possibly Eaton Auditorium.
Name Access
Hadassah-Wizo
Jewish Organizations
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Women
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
1986-5-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1339
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1339
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1934
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a Hadassah convention banquet at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto.
Notes
Original photo by A.B.C. News Pictures, 87 King St. W., Toronto.
Name Access
Hadassah-Wizo
Royal York Hotel (Toronto, Ont.)
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Dinners and dining
Women
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
1977-6-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4335
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4335
Material Format
graphic material
Date
November 1947
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a panoramic photograph taken of individuals at the Labour Zionist Movement's Actions Committee at the 4th National Convention eating dinner.
Name Access
Labour Zionist Movement
Montreal
Jewish Organizations
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Labor Zionism
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.
Creator
Federal Photos
Accession Number
1987-10-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 513
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
513
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 14, 1921
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 19 x 76 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the 7th convention of the Jewish National Workers' Alliance in Toronto.
Notes
Writing on the verso says: Donated in memory of Sholom Katz (July 5, 1893-April 5, 1975), born in Poland, came to Canada in 1910, by his wife Rochel.
Negative is missing (Oct. 2, 2013)
Name Access
Jewish National Workers' Alliance
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Portraits, Group
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
Acquired June 22, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2433
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2433
Material Format
graphic material
Date
April 1939
Physical Description
2 photographs : sepia
Scope and Content
Item is an original and copy panoramic photograph of a group of men and women posed in front of an unidentified building at the first Mizrachi Canadian convention in Toronto. Rabbi Meyer Berlin is pictured in the photo.
Name Access
Berlin, Rabbi Meyer
Mizrachi
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Religious Zionism
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.
Physical Condition
The original photograph is glued to a thin board. At some point, someone tried to remove the photo from the board and ripped the top left corner off.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-7-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1267
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1267
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1917 or 1918]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 36 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a group portrait of the attendees at the Toronto Poalei Zion convention. The group is gathered in front of a brick building. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: [unknown], Avrom Walerstein, Sholom Katz, [unknown], Chaim Langer, [unknown], [unknown], [? Lapidus], [? Gertler], Max Kramer, Laibe Bograd (Leibel Begrad), Hersh Mayer Kirshenbaum, Louis Coldoff (Kaldovsky), [unknown], Sam Shapiro, Minnie Shapiro, Florence Manson, Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Green, David Lewis, [unknown], Max Manson, [unknown].
Second row, left to right: [unknown], Esther Walerstein (child), [unknown], [unknown], S. Sokol, Mrs. Sokol, Harry Sher, Mrs. Schwartzbaum, Mr. Schwartzbaum, [unknown], Mr. Heller, [unknown], [unknown].
Third row, left to right, [unknown], Archie Edelstein, [unknown], [unknown], [unknown], Kalman Wagner, Edelstein, [unknown], [unknown], Harry Green, [unknown], [unknown], [unknown], [unknown], [unknown], [unknown], [? Shatz], [unknown], [unknown].
Front row, left to right: [unknown], [unidentified child], [?Edelstein], Yitshok Edelstein, Sarah Heller, [unknown], Mrs. Frankel, Mr. Frankel, [unknown], Percy Kates, Mrs. Kates, [unknown], [unknown], [? Ginsberg], [unknown], Chaike Appelbaum, Dave Gold, [unknown], [unknown].
Front row, left to right: [unknown], Avrom Feldman, [? Lindbaum], Zalman Cohen; Abe Shatz.
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Labor Zionism
Portraits, Group
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
1977-4-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3423
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3423
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1 August 1934
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Name Access
Young Judaea
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Youth
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
1982-5-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 524
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
524
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 31, 1932
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative)
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the delegates to the first conference of Ontario Young Judea in Toronto.
Notes
Credit: Courtesy of Maurice Berg and Willie Zimmerman.
Name Access
Berg, Maurice, 1913-1993
Young Judaea
Zimmerman, Willie
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Portraits, Group
Zionists
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
Acquired July 9, 1975.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2166
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2166
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1932 or 1933]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Name Access
Young Judaea
Jewish Organizations
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Youth
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
Queen's Park (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1980-7-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 4438
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
4438
Material Format
graphic material
Date
June 1916
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Admin History/Bio
Toronto volunteer group to aid the Jewish victims of World War I.
Scope and Content
For identification see accession record.
The lady in the checkered coat in the front row is Millie "Mimi" Lazarus at age 16.
Notes
Photo by M. Shlochter, Toronto.
Subjects
Charities
Congresses and conventions
Fund raisers (Persons)
War victims
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
Accession Number
2014-8-16
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2014-8-16
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Physical Description
ca. 20 cm textual records
1 audio cassette
Date
[19--]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of files related to the musical careers of musicians and composers including John Weinzweig, Nathan Appleby, Cantor Norman Summers, and Boris Charloff. Materials include audio cassettes, sheet music, concert programmes, correspondence, and lyrics.
Custodial History
Found in storage with donor unknown, presumed to have been left in music room of Latner Jewish Public Library.
Subjects
Musicians
Name Access
Appleby, Nathan
Charloff, Boris
Summers, Norman
Weinzweig, John
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-13
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2015-9-13
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1977
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a bound document entitled National Convention 1977 of the Jewish War Veterans of Canada, held at Beth Sholom Synagogue.
Custodial History
There is no information on the acquisition of this material
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Name Access
Jewish War Veterans of Canada
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-9-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-9-4
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 94 cm and 23 x 96 cm
Date
1950, 1956
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two panoramic photographs of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union conventions in Atlantic City, NJ. The first photo features a large group of men and women seated at tables at a convention hall in Atlantic City, N.J. Beneath the Union Emblem a banner reads "1900 Golden Jubilee 1950", May 23-June 1. Numerous union banners are displayed in addition to local unions signs. On stage is a speaker behind whom is seated several rows of men and several women. Written in lower left corner is "R1 Central Studios, Atlantic City, N.J."
The second photo features an outdoor group shot of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union, 29th convention in Atlantic City, N.J., May 10-18, 1956. The individuals in the first two rows are seated, with the balance standing behand. Lower right corner reads "Central Studios".
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Labor unions
Name Access
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
Places
Atlantic City (N.J.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-11-39
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-11-39
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia ; 16 x 42 cm
Date
1939
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one panoramic photograph of the First Mizrachi Canadian Convention attendees seated at dinner tables. The convention took place on April 21-23, 1939. Identified in the photo is Morris Soberman, future cantor at Beth Tzedec.
Administrative History
Mizrachi is an international religious Zionist movement founded in Vilnius in 1902. Bnei Akiva, founded in 1929 is its youth movement. Mizrachi Canada is its Canadian branch. Allan Soberman is a singer/songwriter/musician and son of Cantor Morris Soberman. Cantor Morris Soberman was the Ba'al Koreh, Chazan Sheni and bar mitzvah teacher at Beth Tzedec Synagogue in Toronto with additional years spent at Goel Tzedec and the McCaul Street Shul.
Descriptive Notes
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL NOTE: There is another photo from this convention in our collection. See photo #2433.
Stamped on the back as taken by E. Mackintosh Photographer.
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Religious Zionism
Name Access
Soberman, Allan
Mizrachi Canada
Places
Toronto
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-7-4
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-7-4
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 artifact
1 commemorative coin
2 photographs : b&w and col. ; 35 x 28 cm or smaller
Date
1955-[2005?]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material documenting the career of Canadian TV producer Stan Jacobson. Records include: theatre programs for stage productions Jacobson was involved in (1955-1958); a signed photograph of Sammy Sales addressed to Stan Jacobson and Mervyn Rosenzveig (1956?); a small amount of correspondence pertaining to Johnny Cash including a letter to the U.S. Consulate in Toronto from Cash commending Jacobson (1964-1968); one photocopy of a photograph of Frances Jacobson, Stan Jacobson, June Carter Cash, Johnny Cash, and three other individuals (197-?); a photograph of Jacobson with Arte Johnson (1973); a photocopy of an article that appeared in the Globe and Mail and that quotes Stan about Burton Cummings (1979); a commemorative coin from the Winter Olympic Games (1988); an artifact recognizing Stan Jacobson's participation in Alberta's Rocky Mountain Salute to the XV Olympic Winter Games (1988); and theatre/television credits for Jacobson (2005?).
Custodial History
Frances Jacobson, Stan Jacobson's widow, mailed the records that constitute the accession to Annie Matan who is responsible for Jewish Life and Family Engagement at Miles Nadal Jewish JCC. Annie in turn got the records to Dara Solomon who passed them to Michael Friesen to accession.
Administrative History
Stan Jacobson (1968-2015) was a Canadian television producer known for his work on the Wayne & Shuster Comedy Show 1965-1967), The Johnny Cash Show (1969-1971), the 1988 Winter Olympics, and the opening of the SkyDome (1989).
Stanley Jacobson was born in Saint John, New Brunswick on 23 June 1930 to Joseph and Sadie Jacobson. When Stan was young, the family moved to Montreal, which was his mother's hometown. Upon graduating high school, he attended Sir George Williams University, which, upon merging with Loyola College, eventually became Concordia University.
For a time, Stan worked in the rag trade, but eventually got involved in theatre. An early hit came in the form of Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? Stan succeeded in negotiating the rights to produce the stage comedy outside of New York while it was still running on Broadway, which he regarded as his proudest achievement. Not long after, he began working for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as a writer for several variety programs and even wrote and directed a documentary on the Battle of Britain that was released in 1966.
When Johnny Cash was invited to sing at the White House, he brought along Stan and his wife Frances as two of his guests.
When The Johnny Cash Show ended its run in 1971, Stan and his wife moved to Los Angeles only to return to Toronto a short time later. Thereafter, he commuted back and forth between LA and Toronto and worked on several programs for CTV. He also worked on a sitcom for ABC called Viva Valdez, but it was not a success.
Stan died in North York, Ontario on 1 Dec. 2015. He left behind his wife Frances; a sister-in-law, Grace; two nephews; two grand nephews; and one grand niece.
Use Conditions
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Musicians
Television personalities
Television producers and directors
Name Access
Cash, Johnny, 1932-2003
Jacobson, Stan, 1968-2015
Johnson, Arte, 1934-
Olympic Winter Games (15th : 1988 : Calgary, Alta.)
Places
Alberta
Toronto (Ont.)
United States
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-4-9
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2018-4-9
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1973
Scope and Content
Accession consists of records documenting a 1973 convention of the Eastern Canadian Region United Synagogue Youth in Niagara Falls Canada. Included is programming material as well as a series of folk stories and plays, some that were translated from Yiddish into English for the first time by Ethel Harris of London, Ontario. Included is material related to the Syrian Jewry and Soviet Jewry movement.
Subjects
Youth
Congresses and conventions
Name Access
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. Department of Youth Activities
Places
Niagara Falls (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Performances and Events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 9; File 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Performances and Events series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
9
File
19
Material Format
textual record
Date
2006-2007
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of promotional material for the performance of Israeli musician David Broza, a Leah Posluns theatre contract, a signed agreement between the Koffler School of Music and Aviv Productions, hospitality and sound riders, financials and correspondence relating to the performance.
Subjects
Musicians
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Performances and Events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 9; File 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Performances and Events series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
9
File
32
Material Format
textual record
Date
2009
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of promotional material for the performance Psalms for the Perplexed by Israeli musician Kobi Oz. Also included is correspondence, administrative and financial documentation related to the event.
Subjects
Musicians
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; Item 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
Item
33
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1954
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of one photograph taken at the "Y" Leaders' Conference at the Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home in Tollandale. The photograph is of a group of young men and women sitting in a circle at a roast, which was part of the recreational period. The photograph was featured in the 13 September 1954 edition of the Y-Time. Pictured are:
Left to right: Florence Drutz (m. Mintz), Betty Saltzman, Estelle Morrison, Hannah Levine, Pauline Starkman, Lil Muchmaker, Rose Wasserman (m. Dubin), Honey Turk, Betty Harris, Gert Wainberg, Herb Brown, Maude Leibert, [unidentified], Fred Clap, John Gilbert, [unidentified].
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
12 June 1942
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of members of the Office[rs] Committee of the Jewish National Workers Alliance, taken at their annual conference in Toronto. The members are identified on the front of the photograph.
Notes
Acquired June 21,1974.
Name Access
Jewish National Workers Alliance
Subjects
Committees
Congresses and conventions
Portraits, Group
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 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
27
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1937
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Custodial History
Jack Brill donated these photographs to the Ontario Jewish Archives in 1974.
Scope and Content
Item is a black and white photograph taken of a group of Brill Cap and Neckwear Company employees attending a sales conference held at the Royal York hotel in Toronto on January 12, 1937.
Name Access
Brill, Jack
Brill Cap and Neckwear Co.
Subjects
Clothing trade
Congresses and conventions
Employees
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
Part Of
Toronto Cloakmakers Union fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 8; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Toronto Cloakmakers Union fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
8
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1912
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Custodial History
Unknown
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a group attending the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union 11th Convention in 1912
Name Access
International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Portraits, Group
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3386
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3386
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1956]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w print and negative ; 19 x 24 cm (sight) in frame 27 x 32 cm, and 10 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
The following individuals have been identified in the photograph (view the attached image for their exact locations in the photo).
1, Sally Ann Braverman (Wolkoff); 2, Lynn Waisberg (King); 3, 4, Louise and Doreen Shubb; 5, Serena Kokotow (Swartz; from Kirkland Lake); 6, Laurie Waisberg; 7, Pearl Jacks (Ross); 8, Wally Greenspoon; 9, Dorothy Greenspoon (Abrams); 10, Victor Greenspoon; 11, Stanley Jaffe; 12, Mitchell Speigel; 13, Claudia Greenspoon; 14, Carol Burke; 15, Bill Braverman; 16, Rabbi Rosenthal; 17, Susan Stickles; 18, Judy Leve (Feld Carr); 19, Butch Atkins (from Kirkland Lake); 20, Marvin Weisenthal; 21, Mike Cohen (from North Bay); 22, Jerry Shankman; 23, Ann Steinberg; 24, Sandy Brown; 25, Sharon Finkleman; 26, Norman Ironstone; 27, Martha Sandberg (Feldman); 28, Harriet Davis; 29, Sammy Mallin; 30, Irving Brown; 31, Ruth Freed; 32, Sandy Koza; 33, Faigie Kravitz; 34, Faigie Abramson; 35, Florence Weisenthal; 36, Joanne Platus; 37, Minnie Hoffman; 38, Natalie Hoffman (daughter of Minniee Hoffman); 39, Norm Weisenthal; 40, Irving Isenberg; 41, [Sheliah?]; 42, David Posen; 43, Barbara Levinson; 44, Gail Shubb; 45, Harriet Shubb; 46, Faigie ?? (Deitel); 47, Hindele Shinehoft; 48, Sheila Feldman (Winston); 49, Mona Garmaise; 50, Hennie Lowy.
file:\\s-oja01\data\DESCRI~1\FINDIN~1\PHOTO_~1\3386copy.jpg.
This item is a duplicate of 1981-3-13, #2870
Notes
Photographer: Des Rosiers Studio.
Names in scope & content note taken from a listing provided by the donor. This list is available in the accession file.
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Places
Sudbury (Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-6-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 6539
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
6539
Material Format
graphic material
Date
31 July 1932
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph was taken in the yard of the Zionist Institute, 206 Beverley Street (at Cecil), Toronto.
Front row (left to right): Blanche Handler, Toronto; Albert State, London, Educational Committee; J.L. Rosberg, Niagara Falls; Bertha Minden, Hamilton, Educational Committee; Murray Sandler, Toronto, Chairman, Organization Committee; Abe Goldsman, Toronto, Chairman, Educational Committee; Herman B. Lightstone, Hamilton, 1st Vice-President; Mr. Harry Batshaw, Montreal, President of Young Judea of Canada; Luba Friedman, Toronto, secretary; Jacie Horwitz, Ottawa, 2nd Vice- President; Max Bookman, Ottawa. Educational Committee; Dr. Mark Zimmerman, Toronto, newly elected President of Ontario Young Judea.
Middle row: Moe Appel, Ottawa; J. Lieff, Ottawa; Ralph Constam, Ella Shatz, Toronto; Frances Spector, Bessie Walters, Hamilton; Bertha Fried, Toronto; Anne Goldman, Ottawa; Ida Gorin, Hamilton; Belle Watson, Jean Rich, Ray Halter, Rose Shuster, Evelyn Greenbaum, Pauline Lapidus, Toronto; Thelma Rivers, Ottawa; Meyer Bromberg, Toronto, Publicity Director; Mr. Shatz, Toronto.
Back row: Ben Keyfitz, Lou Hockman, Al Colt, Harold Summerstein, Maurice Starkman, Toronto; Eva Lightstone, Hamilton, Educational Committee; Moe Levi, Toronto; Ada Lightstone, William Shapiro, Alyce Shapiro, Harold Shapiro, Hamilton; Nat Kapinsky, Ottawa, Organization Committee; Dr. M.J. Hoffman, St. Catharines, Organization Committee; Henry Brahminsky, William Manson, Ottawa; J. Devor, St. Catharines.
Notes
Title and identification of individuals are taken from the caption of a published version of the photograph.
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
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
2004-3-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Simon fonds
Jewish Labour Committee file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 23; File 4; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Simon fonds
Jewish Labour Committee file
Level
Item
Fonds
23
File
4
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1968
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph and negative of Harry Simon speaking at a Jewish Labour Committee conference in Montreal, Quebec. He is standing behind a banquet table, speaking into a microphone. Pictured from left to right are: David Orlikow (MP), Kalman Kaplansky, Stanley Knowles, Harry Simon, and Emanuel Murawchick (Director, Jewish Labor Committee, New York).
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Speeches, addresses, etc
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Montréal (Québec)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Simon fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 23; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Simon fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
23
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1962
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 26 x 21 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph and corresponding negative of Harry Simon with a delegation of men sent by the Canadian government to a needle trades conference in Amsterdam, Holland. Harry Simon is pictured seated on the far right.
Name Access
Simon, Harry, 1909-1993
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Diplomats--Canada
Portraits, Group
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Places
Netherlands
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Simon fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 23; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Simon fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
23
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1929
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph and corresponding negative of attendees at the third conference of Jewish Marxist youth of the United States and Canada, held in Toronto. Pictured in the second row on the far right is Harry Simon.
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Portraits, Group
Youth
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
Part Of
Harry Simon fonds
Israel Histadrut campaign file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 23; File 2; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Harry Simon fonds
Israel Histadrut campaign file
Level
Item
Fonds
23
File
2
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1979
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy negative of Harry Simon addressing a Histadrut conference in Toronto. The image depicts Simon speaking into a microphone at the head table. Phil and Min Givens are seated on the left. There is a banner pictured behind the table.
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 33; Series 4; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
William Stern fonds
Toronto Jewish community photographs series
Level
Item
Fonds
33
Series
4
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1959]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Admin History/Bio
Emil Gartner (1914-1960) was born in Vienna in 1914 and came to Canada in 1938, just before the outbreak of the Second World War. In 1939, he became the conductor of the Toronto Jewish Folk Choir. He is considered by many to be the most influential and dynamic conductor in the choir's history. Under his leadership, the choir became more accomplished and increased in size. As a result, its repertoire increased considerably to include Canadian folk songs, and eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth-century works, in addition to the Yiddish and Hebrew folk songs and operettas that they had performed in the past. During Gartner's tenure the choir also performed with many world-renowned guests and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra often assisted the choir. Fagel Freeman Gartner, the director's wife, was the choir's accompanist.
Gartner was also a faculty member at the Hamburg Conservatory of Music in Toronto and remained conductor of the Toronto Jewish Folk Choir until 1959, a year before his sudden death in an automobile crash in 1960.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Emil Gartner, former conductor of the Toronto Jewish Folk Choir.
Subjects
Immigrants--Canada
Musicians
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2004-5-96
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 17; Series 2; File 1312
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Canadian Jewish Congress, Ontario Region fonds
General office subject and correspondence files series
Level
File
Fonds
17
Series
2
File
1312
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-?]
Physical Description
6 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of six photographs of delegates and speakers at the 2nd Leadership Conference, held in London, ON, including photographs of Dr. Frank Shapiro of Hamilton, ON, Sidney Lazarus of Windsor, ON; Mr. [Sorffer?] of Windsor, ON; and an unidentified man speaking at a podium, as well as a professional portrait of an unidentified man and a group portrait of two women and three men, some in religious garb.
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 19 x 24 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Notes
Photograph is a copy.
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Women
Zionism
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
1982-7-10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of Hyman Rosen, Annie Rosen, Lily Finkelstein and Jenny Cohen of Kingston, Ontario. Hyman is holding a fiddle and Jenny is holding a mandolin. All four are pictured in front of a car and identified from left to right. The young boy seated on the front fender is unidentified.
Notes
Grandchildren of Hyman and Annie Rosen confirmed that Jenny Cohen was Hyman Rosen's sister and Lily Finkelstein was Annie Rosen's sister. In addition, Hyman Rosen was the longest serving President of Beth Israel Congregation. Jenny Cohen owned a grocery store and dance hall in Kingston.
Name Access
Cohen, Jenny
Finkelstein, Lily
Rosen, Annie
Rosen, Hyman
Subjects
Automobiles
Musicians
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
Kingston (Ont.)
Accession Number
1986-3-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 1196
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
1196
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of a group of representatives from various northern B'nai Brith lodges, at a northern region meeting in Kirkland Lake. Pictured are:
Back row, left to right: Abe Ginsberg (Kirkland Lake), William Berk (Kirkland Lake), Al Brown (Kirkland Lake).
Third row, left to right: Phil Mervin (Kirkland Lake), [unidentified], Jack Kussner (Kirkland Lake), Sam Davis (Kirkland Lake), Harry Moscoe (Kirkland Lake), Don Wertman (Kirkland Lake), Max Levine (Kirkland Lake), Joe Scott (Kirkland Lake), Irving Kokotow (Kirkland Lake).
Second row, left to right: Sam Langer (Kirkland Lake), Isaac Korman (Rouyn-Noranda), H. Levson (Rouyn-Noranda), Norman Koza (Timmins), Jack Halpert (Timmins), Manny Abrams (Timmins), M. Kaplan (Kirkland Lake), Sam Finkleman (Kirkland Lake).
Front row, left to right: Sol Shankman (Timmins), Harry Miller (Rouyn-Noranda), Montague Raisman (Toronto), Saul Ross (Kirkland Lake), M. Brown (North Bay), Rev. Rabinovitch (Kirkland Lake).
Notes
Finkelman may be an alternate spelling for Sam Finkleman.
Name Access
B'nai B'rith
Moscoe, Harry, 1905-
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Portraits, Group
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
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-1-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3870
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3870
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1938
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original print of delegates from the 4th biennial Young Judaea convention, held in London, Ontario. The photo depicts a group of delegates standing in front of the Talmud Torah. Pictured are:
Front row, (seated), left to right: Clara Wohlgelernter, Katherine Pless, Ethel Waters, Miriam Lipson, Mildred Rittersporn, Hy Cohen, Sophie Eisen, Helen Richardson, Lily Friedberg, Sally Friedberg.
Second row, (standing), left to right: Phil Ginsberg, [unidentified], [unidentified], Ben Marks, Ethel Rappaport, Lena Stren, Edith Rappaport, Esther Lunenfeld, [unidentified], [unidentified], Mildred Fink, [unidentified], [unidentified], Hy Jack, Meyer Bromberg, [unidentified], Frida Zimmerman, Mark Zimmerman, Doris Adelstein, Bess Jack, Sidney Hoffman, Morris Kertzer, Felice Hoffman, Miriam Hoffman, Ruth Fish, [unidentified].
Third row, left to right: Stan Ginsberg, Ben Wertman, Sol Marks, [unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified], [unidentified], Wilfred Stemeroff, [unidentified], [unidentified], John Devor, Edna Rittersporn, Willie Zimmerman, Anne Brown.
Back row, left to right: [unidentified], Rabbi David Kirshenbaum, [unidentified], Mr. Rubinoff, [unidentified], Ruth Schlossman.
Notes
Photo by the Art Photo Studio, London.
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
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
1984-1-8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Maurice Solway fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
13
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1919-1989
Physical Description
11 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Maurice Solway (1906-2001) was a violinist, music teacher, composer, author and actor who lived and worked for most of his life in Toronto. Although he was highly respected as a musician in Toronto, and thoroughly immersed in the city’s musical culture from the 1920s until the 1980s, his greatest fame came to him later in life, as an actor in the Academy Award nominated NFB short film “The Violin”.
Maurice Solway's family lived at 164 York Street, Toronto, where he was born, in 1906. His parents, Jakob (b.1877) and Roza Solway (b.1877), had only just emigrated that year from Halofzen, Russia, where Jakob had been a musician and band leader. In Canada, Jakob adopted his father's trade and worked as a Kosher butcher, in Toronto’s St. John’s Ward. As a youth, Maurice played the violin in variety programmes with his sister, Dora, accompanying him on piano. His father was his first teacher, but he quickly showed enough promise to warrant private lessons with Harry Adaskin, and later with Dr. Luigi von Kunits, at the Canadian Academy of Music. He also studied at the Hambourg Conservatory in Toronto with Henri Czaplinsky and Geza de Kresz, starting in 1921.
Solway began his professional career with the New Symphony, which later became the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO). During the 1920s, he also played in the Famous Players Cinema orchestras that accompanied silent films, and performed lunch concerts in Toronto hotel and department store orchestras, professional venues that would disappear by the 1930s.
From 1926 to 1928, Solway left Canada to study in Brussels with the highly regarded violinist, Eugène Ysaÿe. There he befriended other students of Ysaÿe, such as Nathan Milstein, William Primrose, Viola Mitchell, Robert Velton, and Joseph Gingold.
Upon his return to Toronto, Solway gave several recitals that were both critically and publicly well-received. Few such opportunities, however, existed in Canada at the time, and Solway was obliged to find work in-between solo concerts. He also suffered an injury to his left hand while moving a piano in 1929 that required him to adjust his technique for three fingers and interfered with his being able to play comfortably for a number of years.
He was married in 1930 to Anne Cass (1907-1994), and they had a son, Stephen. Facing his financial obligations to his new family, he opted for the more dependable income of orchestral playing versus the riskier and transitory life of a soloist. Besides classical music, he played with jazz groups like the Jolly Bachelor’s Orchestra, Oscar Peterson, Jerome Kern, and Percy Faith, and on numerous recordings for the CBC, CFCA, and CKGW radio stations. He also played chamber music with the Joyce Trio, founded by Simeon Joyce (piano) and featuring Charles Mathe (cello).
In 1952, Solway retired from the TSO, dedicating himself to his chamber playing and radio work. He founded the Solway String Quartet (SSQ) in 1947, with Marcus Adeney (cello), Nathan Green (viola) and Jack Groob (violin). The quartet played a mixed repertoire that included standard classical music with more widely recognized popular songs and new compositions, especially works by Canadian composers such as Howard Cable, John Weinzweig and Jean Coulthard. Sponsored by the Ontario Board of Education and the CBC, the SSQ played rural Ontario towns and broadcast concerts for a wide demographic of music listeners. In 1955, they performed the Canadian debut of the Castelnuovo-Tedesco Quintet for guitar and strings with Andres Segovia. The SSQ, with frequent changes in personnel, continued performing until 1968. Other players in the SSQ included Robert Warburton, Martin Chenhall, Murray Adaskin, Arthur Milligan, Charles Dobias, Eugene Hudson, Berul Sugerman, Joseph Pach and Ivan Romanoff.
In 1973, Solway was invited to act in a short children’s film “The Violin,” co-produced by George Pastic and Andrew Walsh. Solway also contributed the original music to the film, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 1975. Following the success of the film, Solway also appeared on television, making guest appearances with Sharon, Lois and Bram, on the Elephant Show and Mr. Dressup. During this time, his wife Anne traveled with him and managed his appointments.
Solway was also a violin teacher throughout his career. In 1989, he published a preparatory book, Fiddling for Fun: the Visual and Aural Art of Violin Playing, in which he outlined a new theory for violin practice that proposed an easy to use visual system for familiarizing students with intervals and fingerboard positions.
He also wrote an autobiography, Recollections of a Violinist, in 1984, and continued to lecture and speak about music. In 1981 and 1983 he devised a lecture performance series to commemorate Ysaÿe, the proceeds of which went to the establishment of a music scholarship at the Royal Conservatory. As he began to play less frequently in the 1980s, he also began to compose more regularly, completing more than one hundred compositions, primarily works for solo violin and for violin and piano. As a composer, he returned frequently to folk themes and completed a series of songs based on his travels around the world. Among his folk themes are songs inspired by his visits to such diverse countries as Norway, Maui, Japan, Israel and Spain.
Maurice Solway was affiliated with the Beth Tzedec Synagogue and frequently contributed to charity concerts and fundraising efforts for organizations such as the Inner City Angels, a cultural society for disadvantaged children. He died in 2001 in Toronto.
Scope and Content
The Solway fonds is arranged into twelve files. The documents relate to Solway's professional activities as a musician, educator, composer, actor and author. These include printed texts, photographs, original music scores, promotional materials, programmes, audio cassettes, articles, correspondence, radioscripts and a video.
Notes
Includes 31 photographs, 2 v. of text, 1 videocassette (VHS) and 17 audio cassettes.
Name Access
Solway, Maurice, 1906-2001
Subjects
Musicians
Related Material
Fonds 25, Series 11, Item 9: Photo cabinet, photo #179 (oversized)
Photo cabinet, photo #501
Two titles in the archives library collection (1984-12-6) (1 title missing 15 Aug. 2006)
A vertical file has been created for Maurice Solway.
Creator
Solway, Maurice, 1906-2001
Accession Number
1988-10-9
1991-3-3
Source
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