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Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1924
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a certificate issued by the lieutenant governor of Ontario certifying that John Glass was appointed a notary public in 1920 and still holds that position.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of documents certifying that John Glass as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario who previously served in the military, is appointed an official representative of the province with travel expenses paid. There is material pertaining to events in London prior to crossing to France, including a guide book for the city; itinerary for events; and an invitation to a reception in the garden of Buckingham Palace. There are also postcards from the Cunard White Star ship Ascania, on which Glass was a passenger, and from the Vimy monument. As well there is a schedule of pilgrimage events in France and a guidebook for the pilgrimage to Vimy for the dedication of the Canadian National Monument and exploration of other battlefields in the area.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1928,1932
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
John Glass was a trustee of the Toronto Board of Education from 1928-1930 and alderman on the city council for four years after that. In 1934 he was elected member of the Ontario parliament for the St. Andrew riding where he served for nine years.
Scope and Content
File consists of a 1928 postcard promoting the election of John Glass as a candidate for the Board of Education in Toronto, and a postcard for Glass's 1932 campaign for aderman in Ward Four.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1934
Physical Description
1 folder of yextual records
Admin History/Bio
John Glass was Alderman on the Toronto City Council from 1931 to 1934. In 1934 he was a co-alderman for Ward 4 with Nathan Phillips, the future mayor of Toronto (1955-1962).
Scope and Content
File consists of a small hardcover booklet titled Toronto Municipal Handbook Centennial Year 1834-1934. "Alderman Glass" is printed on the cover.
Notes
This publication contains a wealth of information about Toronto at the time. Included is a list of mayors since 1834, current members of the city council, weather records, a list of parks and playgrounds, as well as data about utilities, police and fire departments, school boards, libraries, and statistics concening other city organizations and institutions. .
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
8 Oct.1937-11 Dec. 1937
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence related to the re-election of Johm Glass as a Liberal Member of the Ontario parliament for the riding of St. Andrew. Included are letters of congratulations to Glass from politicians, members of the legal profession, hotel executives, businessmen and organizations and institutions such as the Royal Conservatory of Music, the Toronto Liberal Association, and the Zionist Organization of Toronto.
John Glass thanks those who congratulated him on his victory and assisted his campaign by providing goods and services and publicity. In turn he expresses his warm wishes to cabinet ministers on their recent appointments and thanks prime minister (premier) of Ontario Mitch Hepburn for his supportive message.
As well there is correspondence concerning invoices for campaign equipment and submission of information regarding receipts and disbursement of expenses. Lastly there is a letter from Glass to the editor of the Der Kampf newspaper refuting what Glass believes is a scandalous accusation of election fraud.
Physical Condition
Many of the copies are in poor condition and are housed in plastic.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
23
Material Format
textual record
Date
1956-1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
In addition to John Glass's involvement with B'nai Brith and State of Israel Bonds and his status as a veteran Zionist leader in Toronto, he was the first president of General Wingate Branch, Canadian Legion, and a member of the board of governors at Beth Tzedek Congregation.
Scope and Content
File consists of invitations to the 1956 and 1957 Toronto State of Israel Bonds Ambassador's Ball, a planning document for an Israel Bond-Toronto Zionist Council dinner in 1963, for which John Glass acted as chairman of the evening, and material pertaining to a 1967 B'nai Brith-State of Israel Bonds dinner honouring John Glass. Included are an invitation to the event, a copy of Glass' address to the attendees, telegrams, notes and letters congratulating Glass on the recognition.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
28
Material Format
textual record
Date
1935-1943
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of material pertaining to Bill 24 of the Ontario legislature, An Act to Prevent Discrimination Because of Colour, Race, Creed, or Religion. Its shorter title was the Discrimination Prevention Act 1943. It was tabled by John Glass. In addition to a draft and memorandum on the bill there is correspondence expressing approval from organizations such as the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Ontario Religious Education Council, the Canadian Congress of Labour, and a representative of the black community. The is also an antisemitic notice that was circulated to workers in a wage dispute at a factory in Newmarket, Ontario. The notices were subsequently taken down and sent to Glass' office for disposal.
Finally, there are copies of acts on similar themes, such as antidiscrimination and civil rights, that were produced in other jurisdictions such as New Jersey, Ohio, Wisconsin, New York, and Manitoba from 1935 to 1942.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress
Ontario Religious Education Council
Subjects
Discrimination--Law and legislation
Physical Condition
Several of the letters are in poor condition and are enclosed in plastic.
Places
Manitoba
New Jersey
Ohio
Ontario
Wisconsin
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 2; File 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Documents series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
2
File
31
Material Format
textual record
Date
1937-1952
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of material pertaining to the Zionist Organization of Canada and associated organizations such as the Toronto Zionist Council, Arbeiter Ring, Jewish National Fund, Habonim, Hadassah and Junior Hadassah, and the Hebrew Liberal Club. Many of these organizations were housed in the Zionist Building at 651 Spadina Avenue.
Included are correspondence with the Zionist Institute on Beverley Street, the Toronto Zionist Council regarding insurance matters for the Spadina building, the Zionist Council of Canada tax filing with the provincial secretary, and letters patent reincorporating the Toronto Zionist Council. As well there are minutes of the Toronto Zionist Council executive and a list of officers of that organization, as well as a memoranda submitted by the Canadian Jewish Congress and the Zionist Organization of Canada to a United Nations conference in San Francisco.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress
Toronto Zionist Council
Zionist Organization of Canada
Physical Condition
Some of the docments are in poor condition and are housed in plastic.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Photograph series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 109; Series 3; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
John J.Glass fonds
Photograph series
Level
File
Fonds
109
Series
3
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1926?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm
Admin History/Bio
Born in Odessa, Vladimir Jabotinski (1880-1940) was a Zionist leader notable for founding the Revionist movement within Zionism. In 1926, he travelled to Canada under the sponsorship of the Hebrew Veterans Association.
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of Vladimir Jabotinski in the uniform of Jewish Legion soldier. It was given to John Glass on the occasion of Jabotinsky's Toronto speaking tour in 1926. Faintly visible on the bottom right of the photograph is an inscription that reads, "To John J. with respect & fondness for a good friend V. Jabotinski."
Name Access
Jabotinsky, Vladimir, 1880-1940
Subjects
Portraits
Revisionist 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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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