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Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 70
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
70
Material Format
cartographic material
graphic material
textual record
Date
1925-1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
91 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm or smaller
1 map : 46 x 65 cm
Admin History/Bio
Samuel Posluns (1910-1994) was born in Toronto to Abraham Isaac Poslaniec (1870-1922) and Sheindel Saltzman (1872-1960). He had three brothers and three sisters: Joseph, Louis, Abe, Gertrude Miriam, Anne, and Sarah. His father Abraham established the family run clothing firm Superior Cloak Company in 1916. In 1934, it was bankrupted and closed after a lengthy strike. In 1936, Samuel opened his own business, Popular Cloak Company. In 1967, the Posluns family purchased Tip Top Tailors, in partnership with entrepreneur Jimmy Kay. A year later they incorporated their new venture under the name of Dylex as a holding company for the Tip Top chain of stores.
During the Second World War, Samuel Posluns served as a member of the air force reserves. After the war, he was elected president of the United Jewish Welfare Fund in 1947. That same year, in collaboration with the Canadian Jewish Congress and the Jewish Labour Committee, Posluns helped lead the Tailor Project along with Max E. Enkin, which was aimed at helping Jewish displaced persons immigrate to Canada by securing them employment as tailors. A commited advocate for Jewish education, Posluns also served as the first president and founding chair of the Board of Jewish Education (BJE) in 1949. He remained honorary president for life and continued to attend meetings until health problems held back his participation in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Posluns was also a founding board member of the North York General Hospital.
Samuel Posluns died in Toronto in 1994.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records related to the Posluns family and their clothing business, Popular Cloak Company. The records include correspondence, financial records, periodicals and newsletters, photographs, certificates and personal identification. The fonds also includes textual documents and photos documenting Samuel Posluns' involvement in the Tailor Project.
Name Access
Canadian Jewish Congress
Enkin, Max E.
Jewish Labour Committee
Popular Cloak Company
Posluns, Samuel, 1910-1994
Subjects
Clothing trade
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Immigrants--Canada
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Creator
Posluns, Samuel, 1910-1994
Accession Number
1997-7/6
2004-5/79
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 70; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
Fonds
70
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of memos, reports, and meeting minutes. Also included is a list of procedures to be followed for oral and job testing.
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
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 70; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
Fonds
70
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual material
Scope and Content
File consists of letters requesting assistance on immigration to Canada for relatives, etc.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 70; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
Fonds
70
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of lists of potential candidates for immigration to Canada as part of the Tailor Project.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 70; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
Fonds
70
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of letters regarding the Tailor Project from organizers and Federal Government officials. Also included is a letter from Ontario MPP J.B. Salsberg in which he describes the "very definite anti-Jewish bias in the Canadian immigration policies and their application".
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
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 70; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
Fonds
70
File
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1947
Physical Description
51 photographs : b&w ; 17 x 12 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of black and white photographs related to the Tailor Project, including photos taken at Bergen Belsen Displaced Persons Camp showing the Tailor Project team testing candidates. Other photos include scenes of devestation in Hanover, documentation of concentration camps at Belsen and Dachau as well as two photos of Posluns with unidentified individuals, taken at the Munich Military Post Officers Club. Other identified individuals include Max Enkin and Samuel Herbst.
Subjects
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Refugee camps
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
Germany
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 70; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
Fonds
70
File
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-]
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w and sepia ; 24 x 10 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs related to Posluns' garment business including a picnic for employees of Superior Cloak (1925) and the showroom for Superior Cloak.
Name Access
Superior Cloak Company
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
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 70; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
Fonds
70
File
7
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1942-1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : b&w ; 24 x 20 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper clippings, publications, and other documents related to members of the Posluns family. Also included are 2 photographs.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 70; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
Fonds
70
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of telgrams sent to Samuel Posluns as he left for Europe aboard the Queen Mary.
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
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 70; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
Fonds
70
File
9
Material Format
textual record
Date
1946-1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of envelopes (some with enclosures) sent to or from Displaced Persons camps, including Bergen Belsen.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 70; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
Fonds
70
File
10
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of speeches describing the challenges, development and implementation of the Tailor Project.
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
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 70; File 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
Fonds
70
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a copy of the publication "Our Voice", self-described as the organ of liberated Jews in the British zone of Germany.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 70; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
Fonds
70
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1946
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a map showing the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee's (AJDC) operations in the U.S. Zone of Germany following the Second World War.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 70; File 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
Fonds
70
File
13
Material Format
textual record
Date
1947
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of addresses of individuals in Europe.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 70; File 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
Fonds
70
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1945-1949
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of letters written to or from displaced persons in Europe.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 70; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
Fonds
70
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1934-1957
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of Samuel Posluns' passport and other items of identification.
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 70; File 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Samuel Posluns fonds
Level
File
Fonds
70
File
16
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1934-1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs ; b&w ; 17 x 12 or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs, newspaper clippings and a copy of a front page of the YMHA Bulletin related to Posluns involvement in Jewish communal activities.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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