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Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 92
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
92
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1914-1993
Physical Description
1.2 m of textual records (2 v.) and other material
Admin History/Bio
Joseph Baruch Salsberg (1902-1998) was a labour leader, political activist, politician, insurance salesman, and journalist. He was also active in various Jewish organizations, including: the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC), the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto, and the New Fraternal Jewish Association. He is well-remembered by contemporaries, such as Sam Lipshitz, as a “champion of the people”, committed to social justice, the plight of the working class, and the preservation of Jewish culture.
J. B. was born in Lagov, Poland on November 5, 1902 to Abraham and Sarah-Gittel Salsberg. Abraham immigrated to Toronto in 1910 and J. B. followed with his mother and two younger sisters in 1913. They settled at 73 Cecil Street. Abraham and Sarah-Gittel had additional children in Canada: Nathan (b. 1915), Reuven (Bob or Robert, b. 1917), Betty, and Thelma. Abraham worked as a peddler in Toronto.
J. B. briefly attended Landsdowne Public School, but dropped out around 1915, against his parents' wishes, and took a job in a leather goods factory to contribute to his family’s income. J. B.’s parents had hoped he would become a rabbi and, despite his full-time employment, J.B. continued to study the Torah with scholars at the synagogue on Centre Avenue.
In 1917, J. B. decided to pursue the ideas of Zionism and socialism and, abandoning his plans to become a rabbi, became involved in establishing the Young Poale Zion organization, a Labour Zionist youth group dedicated to secular aims. Around 1922, J. B. was made secretary general of the Young Poale Zion of America in New York, where he worked for one year. Shortly after returning to Toronto, he became the organizer for the Hat, Cap, and Millinery Workers Union of North America in Chicago. While in Chicago, around 1925, J. B. married Dora Wilensky.
In 1926, J. B. joined the Communist Party of Canada (CPC). He was an active member of the CPC for 30 years, serving as the head of its Trade Union Department for two decades. In 1929 he was suspended from the party for one year as a dissenter. In 1932, he became the Southern Ontario District union organizer for the Communist Workers' Unity League.
It was as a member of the CPC that J. B. entered electoral politics. After a series of failed bids in municipal and provincial elections between 1935 and 1937, J. B. was elected alderman of Ward 4 in Toronto in 1938. He only held the position for one year. In 1943, J. B. was elected to the Ontario Legislature as the representative for the St. Andrew riding. J. B. sat as Member of Provincial Parliament for the Labor-Progressive Party (the provincial wing of the CPC) for 12 years. For several years, he was the only elected Communist in North America. As MPP, he helped create legislation banning discrimination in public places and introduced a bill that would ensure fair employment practices in the province. He lost his seat to Allan Grossman in 1955 and unsuccessfully ran in the federal election later that year. Remembered by journalist Gordon Sinclair as “one of the best debaters in the house”, J. B. was well-respected by members of all political parties. Out of admiration for J. B., Conservative Premier Leslie Frost named Salsberg Township in Northern Ontario in his honour.
Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, J. B. had grown increasingly concerned about reports of Soviet antisemitism and privately urged party leaders to pursue the issue. In 1956, when Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev exposed the transgressions of Stalin’s regime, J. B. went to Moscow as part of a CPC delegation. After meeting with Khrushchev himself, it became clear to J. B. that antisemitism was indeed a problem in the USSR and that his efforts to probe the situation were being stonewalled.
J. B. publicly expressed his concerns about Soviet antisemitism in a series of articles published in the Vochenblatt from October 25, 1956 to December 13, 1956. He finally left the Communist Party in 1957. However, he remained a member of the United Jewish People’s Order (UJPO), a Communist Jewish fraternal organization.
Entering the business world, J. B. established the Model Insurance Agency Limited in 1957, where he served as president for several years. In 1959 J. B.’s wife, Dora, passed away. Around this time J. B. also resigned from the UJPO, along with other members who felt the organization needed to be more critical of the Soviet Union. They founded an alternative, non-Communist left-wing Jewish organization, the New Fraternal Jewish Association, where J. B. served as president for several terms and edited its publication “Fraternally Yours”.
In his later life, J. B. was active as an executive member of organizations, such as the CJC and the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care. He was the first chairman for the CJC Ontario Region’s Soviet Jewry Committee and the Committee for Yiddish. He also began writing an award-winning weekly column for the Canadian Jewish News. J. B. was awarded the CJC’s Samuel Bronfman Medal for distinguished service, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto’s Ben Sadowski Award of Merit. A strong supporter of Israel, he was involved in the creation of two Israeli medical centres that are named in his honour. He also helped establish the J. B. and Dora Salsberg Fund and the J. B. Salsberg Fund for Yiddish at the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto. J. B. passed away in 1998.
Custodial History
The records were donated to the OJA in a series of accessions. Material from accessions 1991-5-4 and 1992-9-4 were donated by J. B. Salsberg. The remaining material was donated by his estate after his death.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting J. B. Salsberg's personal, professional and Jewish communal activities. The bulk of the records are textual and relate to his membership in the CPC (later LPP), election campaigns, and Jewish communal work. Included is correspondence; photographs; reports; political writings; certificates; agendas; pamphlets; brochures; booklets; flyers; campaign literature; campaign notes; posters; newspaper clippings; press releases; articles; transcripts; speeches; telegrams; political platforms, briefs and submissions; statements; constitutions; resolutions; newspapers; meeting minutes; bulletins; periodicals; notebooks; notes; course guides and outlines; medallions; pins; plaques; donation receipts; event invitations and programmes; lists; blank employment applications; a school test; a study; a coin; a drawing; a sketch; an audio cassette; and a delegate card.
Records are arranged into the following five series: 1. Personal ; 2. Labour Zionism and union activities ; 3. Political career ; and, 4. Jewish community involvement. There are also four files and one item attached directly to the fonds.
Notes
Physical Description Note: Includes 53 photographs, 7 medallions, 11 pins, 4 posters, 2 plaques, 1 sketch, 1 drawing, 1 audio cassette, 1 desk name plate, and 1 coin.
Physical Extent Note: Fonds was reduced from approximately 7 metres to 1.5 metres. The culled material consisted primarily of published books, periodicals and pamphlets that had been collected by J. B. Salsberg. For further details about what was culled please view the accession records.
Associated Material Note: Queen's University Archive also has a J. B. Salsberg fonds, 14 hours of interview tapes with J. B. Salsberg and records of the UJPO are held by the Multicultural Historical Society of Ontario (MHSO).
Name Access
Salsberg, J. B. (Joseph B.), ca. 1903-1998
Subjects
Labor leaders
Politicians
Related Material
For additional records in OJA's holdings, see: Ben Kayfetz fonds 62, series 8, file 2 ; accession 2008-11-2 ; accession 2004-1-4 ; and oral histories AC 71 and AC 226.
Creator
Salsberg, Joseph Baruch, 1902-1998
Accession Number
1991-5-4
1992-9-4
1998-2-2
1998-12-5
2004-5-28
2010-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 92; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
92
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of J.B. Salsberg standing with three unknown people at an unknown event. They are all holding flowers.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 92; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
92
Item
2
Material Format
object
Date
[197-]
Physical Description
1 name plate : cardboard ; 5 x 34 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a desk name plate for J.B. Salsberg. The verso of the name plate is signed by Jim Peters and D. Powley.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Level
File
Fonds
92
File
1
Material Format
textual record
sound recording
Date
1976-1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 audio cassette
Scope and Content
File consists of oral history interviews primarily documenting J.B. Salsberg's labour Zionist and political career. Included is one transcript of P. Pomerant's interview with J.B., one audio cassette recording of an interview conducted with J.B., and transcripts of interviews conducted by Sharyn Salsberg Ezrin with the following individuals: Al Hershkovitz, Norman Penner, Harry Simon, Robert Nixon, Sam Lipshitz, and Morris Biderman. Also included is correspondence regarding Ezrin's interviews.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Level
File
Fonds
92
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1939-1992, predominant 1981-1987
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of J.B. Salsberg's personal and professional correspondence.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Level
File
Fonds
92
File
3
Material Format
textual record
object
Date
1935-1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 medals : silver, ribbons attached ; 8 cm in length or smaller
1 pin : crown shape ; 1 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of certificates, medals and pins documenting J.B. Salsberg and Dora Wilensky's involvement in celebrations of His Royal Highness King George VI and Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II's coronations. Also included is an invitation and programme book for a royal luncheon in Toronto.
Notes
Artifact numbers 146, 147, 156.
Name Access
Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926-
George VI, King of Great Britain, 1895-1952
Subjects
Heads of state
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Level
File
Fonds
92
File
4
Material Format
textual record
object
Date
1960-1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 plaque : wood and brass ; 23 x 31 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of business licenses, a certificate, and a Crown Life Club plaque documenting J.B. Salsberg's career as an insurance salesman.
Notes
Artifact number 110
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
Series
Fonds
92
Series
1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1924-1991
Physical Description
28 cm of textual records and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of graphic and textual records related to J.B. Salsberg's personal life. Of note are records documenting the activities and passing of Salsberg's wife, Dora Wilensky. Included are photographs, portraits, stories, certificates, event invitations and programmes, correspondence, a graduation book, a newsletter, sympathy cards, a drawing, a sketch, and notes.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 19 photographs, 1 sketch, and 1 drawing.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1924-1954
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
6 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Dora Wilensky Salsberg was one of Toronto’s earliest professionally trained Jewish social workers and a leader in the Canadian social work field. She was born in Russia on July 28, 1902 to Hyman and Mary Wilensky. She had three younger sisters: Bertha (b. 1903) Jenny (b. 1905), and Fagel (b.1910). In 1907, the family immigrated to Toronto where Hyman worked at a cap factory.
Dora had the highest marks in the province of Ontario upon graduating from high school and graduated as a gold medalist in modern history from McMaster University in Toronto. She initially pursued a career in teaching, but had difficulty securing a job due to discrimination. When her only job offer from Oshawa was given on the condition that she change her last name, Dora decided become a social worker.
After studying at the New York School for Social Work and working briefly in Chicago, Dora returned to Toronto and took up the position as Executive Director of the Jewish Family Welfare Bureau in 1931. When the JF&CS was formed in 1943 she served as its first Executive Director. Under her leadership, JF&CS gained a reputation as being one of the most advanced and progressive agencies in Toronto. She was among the first to hire a psychiatric social worker and to introduce play therapy as part of treatment; she remained on top of advances being made in the field in other countries and encouraged her staff to regularly engage in professional development activities.
Dora was also actively involved in various professional organizations. She was a member of the National Board of the Canadian Association of Social Workers, served on the Board of Governors and various committees of the Canadian Welfare Council, and was active on the Social Planning Council (formerly the Welfare Council of Toronto). In addition, she was instrumental in the establishment of the University of Toronto’s post-graduate course in social work. For her service to the field, she earned both the King George V and Coronation medals.
Around 1925, Dora married J.B. Salsberg. Although she legally adopted his name, she always used her maiden name professionally. They did not have any children. On March 20, 1959, Dora passed away from cancer at the age of 56.
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the life and activities of J.B. Salsberg's wife, Dora Wilensky. Included is a graduation portrait of Dora, a photograph of Dora likely standing outside of McMaster Hall on graduation day, a photograph of Dora standing near a lake (ca. 1940), professional portraits of Dora, an I.L. Peretz School graduation book, correspondence regarding the death of Dora's mother, and a newsletter of the Canadian Welfare Council of Ontario.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of letters of condolence and donation certificates that were sent to J.B. Salsberg after the passing of his wife, Dora Wilensky. Included are donation certificates of the Jewish National Fund, the ORT Scholarship Fund, and the B'nai Brith Women of America.
Accession Number
2010-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of sympathy cards and letters that were sent to J.B. Salsberg after the passing of his wife, Dora Wilensky.
Accession Number
2010-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of sympathy cards and letters that were sent to J.B. Salsberg after the passing of his wife, Dora Wilensky.
Accession Number
2010-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of sympathy cards and letters that were sent to J.B. Salsberg after the passing of his wife, Dora Wilensky.
Accession Number
2010-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of sympathy cards and letters that were sent to J.B. Salsberg after the passing of his wife, Dora Wilensky.
Accession Number
2010-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of sympathy cards and letters that were sent to J.B. Salsberg after the passing of his wife, Dora Wilensky.
Accession Number
2010-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of sympathy cards and letters that were sent to J.B. Salsberg after the passing of his wife, Dora Wilensky.
Accession Number
2010-4-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1928]-[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
8 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm or smaller
1 drawing (copy) : sketch ; 36 x 22 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of portraits of J.B. Salsberg. Included are photographs and one sketch.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1980
Physical Description
1 drawing : brown and white chalk on felt ; 40 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one portrait of J.B. Salsberg.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1945], 24 Aug. 1972
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w and col. ; 14 x 20 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of J.B. Salsberg at family events. Included is one photograph of Salsberg with his wife, Dora Wilensky, and relatives at an unknown event, and one photograph of Salsberg delivering a speech at Karin Salsberg's wedding.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1951
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of Karen Kayemeth Leisrael donation certificates for trees planted in memory of J.B. Salsberg's father, Abraham Salsberg.
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
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
13
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1953-[ca. 1958]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 drawing : b&w ink ; 22 x 29 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of stories and artwork created by J.B. Salsberg's relatives. Included are short stories written by Salsberg's nephew Ricky Salsberg and neice Susan Goldberg, and one drawing given to him by his cousin Barbara Salsberg.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
8 May 1955
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of invitations and programme booklets for a Mothers' Day luncheon in honour of J.B. Salsberg's mother, Sarah-Gittel, who was president of the Halboshath Arumim Society. The event was sponsored by the Halboshath Arumim Society, the Talmud Torah Sisterhood, the Torath Emeth Sisterhood, and the Eitz Chaim Mothers' Association.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
June 1970
Physical Description
3 photographs (1 negative) : 13 x 9 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of Salsberg standing with David Ben-Gurion in Sde Boker, Israel. They are in front of Ben-Gurion's retirement home.
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
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
16
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
13 Nov. 1991
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting a tribute dinner in honour of J.B. Salsberg held on 13 Nov. 1991. The dinner was organized by Canadian Kupat Holim in recognition of his contributions to the community. Proceeds went to the establishment of the J.B. Salsberg Outreach Clinic for children with learning and development difficulties to be built in Kfar Saba, as part of the Meir Hospital. Included is correspondence, notes by Ben Kayfetz for the event and a photograph of Salsberg at the event with his siblings. Identified in the photograph are (left to right): Nathan Salsberg, Betty Troster (nee Salsberg), J.B. Salsberg, Thelma Pritzker (nee Salsberg), and Robert Salsberg.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Labour Zionism and union activities series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 92; Series 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Labour Zionism and union activities series
Level
Series
Fonds
92
Series
2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
object
Date
1918-1981
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records (1 v.) and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of records related to J.B. Salsberg's labour Zionism and union activities. Of note are records documenting Salsberg's early Poale Zion activities in New York. Included are photographs, correspondence, a medallion, pins, bulletins, newsletters, booklets, a book, and a pamphlet.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 11 b&w photographs (3 negatives), 3 pins, and 1 medallion.
Subjects
Labor Zionism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Labour Zionism and union activities series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 92; Series 2; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Labour Zionism and union activities series
Level
Item
Fonds
92
Series
2
Item
1
Material Format
object
Date
July 1977
Physical Description
1 medallion : bronze ; 6 cm in diameter
Scope and Content
Item is a ZOA 80th national convention medallion that was presented by the Government of Israel.
Notes
Artifact number 140
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Labour Zionism and union activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Labour Zionism and union activities series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
2
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1918
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 27 x 33 cm mounted on board 34 x 41 cm or smaller + identification key
Scope and Content
File consists of two composite photographs of Toronto's Poalei Zion Youth Club. J.B. Salsberg is pictured in the bottom row, second from the left. Also identified are Rachel Nimon (bottom row, 5th from the right) and Isidore Weisblatt (bottom row, 6th from the right).
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
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Labour Zionism and union activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 2; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Labour Zionism and union activities series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
2
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1923-1981
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : b&w ; 11 x 7 cm
Admin History/Bio
Poale Zion (Workers of Zion) was a Marxist Zionist Jewish workers movement that originated in the Russian Empire around 1900. This movement spread around the world and in late 1905 the Socialist Jewish Labour Party (Poale Zion) was formed in Canada.
In 1919, the Poale Zion Zionist labour movement split into two factions – Left Poale Zion (later Achdut Avodah Poale Zion) and Achdut Avodah (later Mapai). J.B. Salsberg affiliated with the Left Poale Zion, which was founded on the principals established by Ber Borochov and became known as the Borochov Movement. In Canada the Borochov Movement consisted of various organizations – political, cultural and educational. The political branch was the Achdut Avodah Poale Zion. It promoted Zionism and Socialism both in Canada and Israel.
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting J.B. Salsberg's involvement in the Achdut Avodah Poale Zion movement. Included is correspondence with the Jewish Socialist Labor Party Poale-Zion of America, Undzer Veg bulletins, Hashomer Hatzair newsletters, and a Yiddish booklet by Chaim Zhitlovsky entitled "From Assimilation to Labour Zionism" (published in New York, 1919). Also included are two photographs of J.B. Salsberg that were taken in Boston likely at the second annual convention of the Poale-Zion of America (1923).
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
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Labour Zionism and union activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 2; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Labour Zionism and union activities series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
2
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1966-[ca. 1970]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting J.B. Salsberg's involvement in the Borochov Movement. Included is a song book entitled, The Golden Poltave, and a booklet commemorating the 60th year of the Poltave conference (1966), which contains an article by Isaac Matenko. Also included is a Rosh Hashanah booklet for Toronto's Borochov Schools.
Physical Condition
The song book is very fragile and has some loose pages. Care should be taken while viewing it.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Labour Zionism and union activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 2; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Labour Zionism and union activities series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
2
File
4
Material Format
textual record
object
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]-1927
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records (1 v.)
1 pin : ribbon with hanging medallion, red and gold ; 13 cm
7 photographs : b&w (3 negatives) ; 13 x 18 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting J.B. Salsberg's involvement in the United Cloth Hat, Cap and Millinery Workers' International Union and its affiliated local unions in Toronto. Included is a 25th anniversary book of the Cloth Hat, Cap, and Millinery Workers by I.M. Budish and published in New York (1925), a delegate pin for the 16th Bi-Convention of the Cloth, Hat, Cap and Millinery Workers International Union (1927), photographs of committees of the Canadian Headgear Workers Central Bureau, a copy photograph of the Executive Board of the Millinery and Ladies Straw Hat Workers Union Local 46, and a copy photograph of the Toronto Executive Board Local 41.
Notes
Artifact number 152
Some of the photographs in this file appear in the 25th anniversary book.
Subjects
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.
Physical Condition
Book is in fragile condition and binding is starting to come loose.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Labour Zionism and union activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 2; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Labour Zionism and union activities series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
2
File
5
Material Format
object
Date
[1937?], 1939
Physical Description
2 pins : ribbon with hanging medallion, blue and gold ; 10.5 cm in length
Scope and Content
File consists of two delegate name tag pins for the 54th and 55th Trades and Labour Congress of Canada conventions.
Notes
Artifact numbers 150 and 153.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Labour Zionism and union activities series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 2; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Labour Zionism and union activities series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
2
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1952]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one pamphlet printed by the Labour Zionist Organization of Toronto.
Subjects
Labor Zionism
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 92; Series 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
Series
Fonds
92
Series
3
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Date
1930-1969
Physical Description
30 cm of textual records and other material
Scope and Content
Series consists of records documenting J.B. Salsberg's political career. The bulk of the records are textual and cover such topics as: Salsberg's membership, suspension and resignation from the Communist Party of Canada (later the Labour Progressive Party); Salsberg's election campaigns; and, Salsberg's activities as MPP for the riding of St. Andrew. Included is: correspondence; photographs; reports; political writings; agendas; pamphlets; booklets; flyers; campaign literature; campaign notes; campaign posters; newspaper clippings; press releases; speeches; telegrams; political platforms, briefs and submissions; statements; constitutions; resolutions; newspapers; bulletins; periodicals; notebooks; notes; course guides and outlines; donation receipts; event invitations; blank employment applications; and a delegate card.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 7 b&w photographs, 3 pins, and 3 posters.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 92; Series 3; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
Item
Fonds
92
Series
3
Item
1
Material Format
object
Date
1938
Physical Description
1 pin : metal and ribbon, red and gold ; 9 cm in length
Scope and Content
Item is an Alderman CNE pin.
Notes
artifact number 149
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 92; Series 3; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
Item
Fonds
92
Series
3
Item
2
Material Format
object
Date
[195-?]
Physical Description
1 pin : white, gold, blue and red ; 2 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Mackenzie Papineau Battalion (Mac-Paps) was a battalion of Canadians, largely working-class and politically left-wing, who fought in the Spanish civil war in the 1930s. Many members of the battalion were also members of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF).
Scope and Content
Item is a Mackenzie Papineau Battalion pin.
Notes
artifact number 149
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 3; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
3
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1950] - 1958
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of J. B. Salsberg's published and unpublished political writings. Topics covered include: Metropolitan Toronto taxes, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), the Soviet Union, Soviet antisemitism, Palestine, the provincial Department of Lands and Forests and provincial fair practices legislation.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 3; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
3
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1930
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence and a Communist Party of Canada (CPC) statement documenting J.B. Salsberg's expulsion from the CPC.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 3; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
3
File
3
Material Format
object
Date
1935
Physical Description
1 pin : 3 cm in diam.
Scope and Content
File consists of one campaign pin documenting J.B. Salsberg's failed bid in the Spadina Riding during the 1935 federal election. Writing on the pin states, "Make the Rich Pay / Elect J.B. Salsberg / Spadina Riding".
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 3; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
3
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1938
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of campaign literature distributed by J.B. Salsberg in his successful bid for Alderman of Toronto's Ward 4.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 3; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
3
File
5
Material Format
textual record
object
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 pin : 3 cm in diam.
Scope and Content
File consists of campaign material likely documenting J.B. Salsberg's bids for Member of Provincial Parliament. Included is one campaign pin and one set of speaker's notes that were created by the Communist Party of Canada.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 3; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
3
File
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1938]-[ca. 1943]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of J.B. Salsberg during unidentified election campaigns. Included is a photograph of Salsberg delivering a speech and a photograph of Salsberg sitting with his wife, Dora Wilensky, and an unidentified man at a campaign stop (one matte duplicate of this photo is included, identifying the location as Camp Naivelt and the year as 1943).
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
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 3; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
3
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1940-1950
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of pamphlets written by J.B. Salsberg and published by Labour Progressive Party. Included are pamphlets Salsberg wrote as Member of Provincial Parliament.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 3; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
3
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1940] - 1957
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting school courses operated by the Labour Progressive Party. Included are course guides and outlines, and bulletins of the International Society for Socialist Studies.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 3; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
3
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1942-[1945?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of Labour Progressive Party Publications, the bulk of which were written by Tim Buck.
Name Access
Communist Party of Canada
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 3; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
3
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1946-1948
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of Labour Progressive Party Publications, the bulk of which were written by Tim Buck.
Name Access
Communist Party of Canada
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 3; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
3
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1950-1956
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of Labour Progressive Party Publications.
Name Access
Communist Party of Canada
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 3; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
3
File
12
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1943
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
3 posters (1 copy) : 28 x 36 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of campaign material documenting J.B. Salsberg's bid in the St. Andrew riding during the 1943 provincial election. Included are campaign posters and copy of the Progressive Conservative Party's platform.
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
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 3; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
3
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1943
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one booklet published by the Workers' Educational Association entitled "The Permanent War or Homo the Sap". The booklet contains marginalia by J.B. Salsberg.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 3; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
3
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1944-1951
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of speeches delivered by J.B. Salsberg in the Legislative Assembly.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 3; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Political Career series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
3
File
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1945-1951
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 28 x 36 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of two composite photographs of members of the Parliament of Ontario and one photograph of members seated inside the Legislative Assembly in Toronto.
Source
Archival Descriptions
128 records – page 1 of 3.

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