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Cowan family fonds
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Fonds
ID
Fonds 102
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Archival Descriptions
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Cowan family fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
102
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1902-2002
Physical Description
90 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Saul Cowan (1910-2002) was the seventh of nine children born to Zvi Hirsh (Harris) Cohen (1872-1954) and Chana Leah (Annie) (née Gollom) Cohen (1873-1960). His siblings were Woolf Cowan (Colvin) (1896-1987), Kate Cowan (b.1898) (m. Wener), Jack Cowan (1900-1992), Rivka (Reva) Cowan (1902-ca.2002) (m. Lieberman), Moe Cowan (b.1904), Jeanne Cowan (b.1906) (m. Kallman), Norman Cowan (b. 1909) and Miriam Cowan (b. 1919) (m. Rose).
The Cowan family immigrated to Toronto from England with their six oldest children about 1908. Harris worked as a tailor in England and an operator in men's clothing factory Tip Top Tailors in Toronto.
Saul graduated from the University of Toronto in 1931 in Honours Philosophy.
In 1932, Cowan married Lillian Rosenthal (1910-1978) the daughter of Morris (1883-1967) and Nessie (Celia) (née Soren) Rosenthal (1881-1969). Together, they had two children, Michael (b. 1939) and Trudy (b. 1941). The Rosenthal family ran a boarding house on Hanlan's Point and had a place at Belle Ewart. In 1945, Morris and Celia purchased Wapaska Lodge on Muskoka Bay just outside Gravenhurst and ran it as a family resort from 1948-1965.
Lillian, who was a public school teacher, passed away in 1978 and the following year Saul married Libbie Aiken (d. 2006) Libbie had been the head physiotherapist at the Toronto General Hospital during the late 1940s.
Saul pursued a career with the North York Board of Education serving as both Trustee and Chairman from 1958 to 1976. He was also very involved with the Jewish community and the growing North York community, involved with organizations such as B'Nai Brith, Canadian Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (CPPNW), the North York Social Planning Committee, and was a founder of the York Finch General Hospital.
Trudy studied physical and occupational therapy at the University of Toronto but changed career direction when she moved to Calgary in 1969 and became involved in historical organizations such as the Glenbow Museum, the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation, and the Lougheed House Conservation Society. She married Leonid Luker (b. 1937) in 1982.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the Cowan (Cohen) family and their connected branches including the Rosenthal, Soren, Gollom, Aiken, and Altshuller families. The records originated from Saul Cowan, his first and second wives, Lillian Rosenthal and Libbie Aiken, and his daughter, Trudy Cowan Luker. Records include photographs of family members at graduations, weddings, school, religious events, camping activities, and milestone celebrations. Textual records include traditional and email correspondence, marriage certificates, passports, immigration documents, family histories, theatre and concert programmes, and newspaper clippings. Many of the records document Saul Cowan's personal and professional activities. The majority of the material relates to the Cowan and Rosenthal families.
Notes
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION NOTE: Includes 386 photographs, 2 audiotapes, and 6 objects.
Four books from the collection have been removed and integrated into the OJA's library holdings. These include titles Have I Ever lied To You Before? by Jerry Goodis, My Outlook by Jack Cowan, When Partners Become Parents by Carolyn Pape Cowan and Philip A. Cowan, and Front Page Challenge - History of a Television Legend by Alex Barris.
Accession Number
2008-6-11
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Archival Descriptions
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Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 1
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1926-1995
Physical Description
8 photographs : b&w and col. ; 15 x 10 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Saul Cowan. Included are images of Saul on Maria Street in Toronto, at Humber River, Saul's University of Toronto Honours of Philosophy graduation portrait (1931), Saul at a cottage in Jackson's Point, in Mexico and at other locations. Identified in the photograph from Cancun, Mexico is Trudy Cowan and Nancy [Wargny?].
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Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 2
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Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1957-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a pamphlet titled "What Is North York Branch of the Social Planning Council?" and a booklet "160 Years of Progress - Education In North York".
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 3
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1953-1986
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of letters to Saul Cowan as trustee and chairman of the Board of Education, Borough of North York, from representatives of various organizations including several Departments of Education, schools, York University, the Social Planning Committee of Metropolitan Toronto, the Globe and Mail newspaper, and the Joint Community Relations Committee of Canadian Jewish Congress. There is also correspondence from Saul Cowan to persons afiliated with organizations including the Canadian Jewish News, the Toronto Star, and Bathurst Heights Secondary School.
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 4
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Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1958-1982
Physical Description
1 folder of texual records
Scope and Content
File consists of newspaper clippings documenting Saul Cowan's career with the North York Board of Education and a schoolboard newsletter.
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 5
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1964-1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of reports and addresses prepared by Saul Cowan during the course of his career in education.
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Archival Descriptions
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Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 6
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965-1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of memos circulated within the North York Board of Education, both to and by Saul Cowan.
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Archival Descriptions
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Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 7
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1971-1974
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of motions presented by Trustee Saul Cowan to the North York Board of Education and follow-up resolutions.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1963-1969
Physical Description
48 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs documenting Saul Cowan's career as a trustee and then as chairman of the North York Board of Education. Included are group photos of the board and trustees, participants at inaugural meetings and at an Advisory Vocational Dinner. There are also images of Saul's installation as chairman, his visits to a community day care centre and an elementary schools' art exhibit in a library, and the sod turning ceremony for the Education Administrative Centre at 5050 Yonge Street (1969). In addition, there are photographs taken at the openings of Newtonbrook Secondary School, Stanford Fleming Secondary School, and Herron Valley Junior High School. Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson is seen in the Newtonbrook pictures.
Name Access
Pearson, Lester B., 1897-1972
Subjects
Prime ministers--Canada
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1970-1979
Physical Description
27 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 25 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs documenting Saul Cowan's career as trustee and chairman of the North York Board of Education. Included are photos of Board of Education meetings, the last commencement at Bathurst Heights Secondary School, the opening of the Board Computer Centre with Premier William Davis in attendance, and the dedication of the B "Bing" Caswell Memorial. In addition, there are images of a retirement dinner for a Director of Education, a reception in honour of those retiring or completeing 25 years of service, and a view of a classroom in Karen Public School celebrating United Nations Day.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 10
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Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
10
Material Format
textual record
object
Date
1968-1976
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 crest ; 18 x 16 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of addresses delivered by Saul Cown at graduation ceremonies at Bathurst Heights Secondary School and Sir Sanford Fleming Seconary School, a Participation Diploma from Yorkdale Secondary School granted to Saul Cowan in 1976, and a felt crest from Bathurst Heights Secondary School.
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Archival Descriptions
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Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 11
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Archival Descriptions
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Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
11
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1970]-1973
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a reprint of an essay from "My Pedagogic Creed" originally published in 1897 and a 1973 research report on intervention programs to reduce failure rates of selected grade one students.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 12
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
12
Material Format
textual record
Date
1969-1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of material pertaining to Saul Cowan's activities with the World Federalists of Canada and his attendance at the Conference of the World Association and the Canadian Association of World Federalists. Included is correspondence, publicity, and reports.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 13
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
13
Material Format
textual record
object
Date
1969-1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 plaque
Scope and Content
File consists of material pertaining to Saul Cowan's participation In Manor-Metropolitan Lodge of B'nai Brith. Included is a news clipping, bulletins, a program for a Diamond Jubilee event, an International Human Rights Covenant card, and a plaque presented to Saul Cowan for his work in the "Clowns Unlimited" program.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 14
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
14
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972-1977
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence between Reverend de Corneille, National Director of the League for Human Rights of B'nai Brith, and Saul Cowan, Chairman of the Educational Resources Committee of the same organization, as well as memos, meeting notices, and an Education Committee report.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
15
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a letter from the executive secretary of the American Humanist Society in San Francisco to Saul Cowan detailing how this organization supports the interests of world federalism.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 16
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
16
Material Format
textual record
Date
1970-1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of yearly addresses by Saul Cowan to the Workmen's Circle to commemorate the Warsaw Ghetto uprisings.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
17
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1972-1997
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
9 photographs : col.; 14 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Saul Cowan served on the board of directors during the construction of York-Finch General Hospital in the early 1970s and as chairman for two years in the late 1970s, following completion of the building.
Scope and Content
File consists of records pertaining to Saul Cowan's association with the York-Finch General Hospital. Included are a pre-construction publicity booklet for the hospital, a fund raising report, a workshop report, correspondence, a certificate presented to Saul Cowan in 1997 in recognition of his commitment to the hospital, and publicity photos of Saul Cowan when he served as chairman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 18
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
18
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977-1978
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a program for an exhibition of batik and sculpture by artist Eve Hurley at the Wagman Centre at Baycrest and the October 1978 edition of Baycrest News.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
19
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of two letters written to Saul Cowan by the executive director of the John Howard Society of Ontario.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
20
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985-1988
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of bulletins "Physicians for Social Responsibility-Canadian Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War", a Christmas card to Saul Cowan from the organization, and a speech written by him. In addition there are letters written to Saul by John Oostrom (MP for Willowdale), Rev. Roland de Corneille (MP for Eglinton-Lawrence), and Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
Name Access
Mulroney, Brian, 1939-
Subjects
Prime ministers--Canada
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
21
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972-1979
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a membership card for Saul Cowan for the Council of Canadians, correspondence from the North York Chorus and John Oostrom, MP for Willowdale, the March 1989 edition of "The Ploughshares Monitor", and a book review of "Passages" by Gail Sheeny written by Saul Cowan and presented at several senior citizens gatherings.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
22
Material Format
textual record
Date
1976-1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of miscellaneous correspondence typed on letterhead of Saul Cowan's company Tormount Petroleum Products Ltd, or addressed to Saul at that address. Subjects discussed are not related to business matters, but concern public relations and social justice issues.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
23
Material Format
textual record
object
Date
1994
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 badge
Scope and Content
Fle consists of Saul Cowan's personal report card issued by the Zodiac Swim School and a maroon Red Cross badge awarded for his completion of the maroon level instruction. This was the fourth level of an eight level program.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985-1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a report of a trip taken by Saul Cowan to Yugoslavia and Bulgaria in 1985, draft notes and a printed copy of Saul's autobiography entitled "Images In My Mind", and two copies of a CJN book review of this memoir.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 25
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
25
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1990
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
4 photographs : col. ; 9 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of an address prepared by Saul's sister Jeanne Kallman, and her grandson Clay, for Saul's 80th birthday party at the Markham Hotel in Toronto, and four photographs of family members at the celebration.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 26
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
26
Material Format
textual record
Date
1997-2000
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of correspondence between Saul's children Trudy Cowan and Michael Cowan and doctors and lawyers concerning Saul's declining health and his move to a care facility in Montreal. There are documents such as Power of Attorney and Proposed Division of Property, memos, and financial checklists.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
27
Material Format
textual record
Date
1999
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a diary handwritten by Saul Cowan's daughter Trudy, from January 27, 1999 to February 8, 1999 while visiting Toronto from her home in Calgary. She relates his physical and mental struggles.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
28
Material Format
textual record
Date
2000-2002
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of email correspondence between Trudy Cowan and her brother Michael Cowan concerning their father's illness, financial issues, funeral arrangements and death on May 11, 2001.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
29
Material Format
textual record
Date
2000-2002
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of material pertaining to the passing of Saul Cowan on May 11, 2001. Included is funeral service information from Steeles Memorial Chapel, obituaries, sympathy cards, letters and emails, correspondence regarding estate issues, and material documenting the unveiling of his monument at Mount Sinai Cemetery, Toronto in June 2002.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
30
Material Format
textual record
Date
1902-1963
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a certified copy of the 1894 marraige certificate of Harris Cohen and Annie Gollom in London, England, a Canadian passport issued to Harris and his wife Annie, a rent book (1902-1904) for an apartment in London England, Harris' "Withdrawal Card" from the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, and a Nonresident Alien's Border Crossing Identification Card USA issued to Harris. In addition there is a Canadian National Registration voter card for Annie, and a yahrzeit reminder regarding Annie from The Jewish Home for the Aged, Baycrest Hospital sent to a Mr. Cowan, one of her sons.
Physical Condition
The marriage certificate is torn at the top and the body of the rent book has separtated from its cover.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 31
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
31
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1926
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Harris and Annie Cohen with their three youngest daughters, Rivka, Jeanne, and Miriam; a photo with their youngest child Miriam; and a photograph of Saul, Rivka, Jeanne, and Miriam without their parents. Photos were likely taken on Maria Street in Toronto.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 32
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
32
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1995
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 10 x 28 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph taken by Trudy Cowan on a visit to Maria Street with her father Saul Cowan on his 85th birthday. It was his first visit to the former Cohen family home and nearby synagogue in over 50 years.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 33
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
33
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1983-[ca.1990]
Physical Description
3 photographs : col. ; 18 x 10 cm and 9 x 12 cm and 12 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Trudy Cowan and her uncle Jack Cowan in front of the former family home on Henry Street, Toronto and a streetscape of Henry Street showing a row of homes and the adjacent former Beth Jacob Synagogue.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
34
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[199-?]
Physical Description
3 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of 420 Vaughan Road, where Saul Cowan and his family lived from 1943-1946, and 268 Wychwood, the family home from 1946-1951. The third photograph is of a small apartment building at 425 Crawford Street where Celia and Morris Rosenthal (in-laws of Saul Cowan) lived in the 1940s and 1950s.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 35
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
35
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1948-1998
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Morris and Celia Rosenthal (the parents of Saul's wife Lillian) purchased Wapaska Lodge on Muskoka Bay just outside Gravenhurst and ran it as a family resort from 1948-1965.
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of Michael Cowan and a cousin in front of a Wapaska Lodge truck, four postcards featuring photographs of the lodge at ground level and from the air, and two envelopes with the hotel's letterhead and an aerial photograph.
Subjects
Postcards
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 36
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
36
Material Format
sound recording
Date
1948
Physical Description
1 audiotape
Scope and Content
File consists of a magnetic audiotape of Trudy Cowan, age about 7 years, singing "Robin in the Rain" at the Wapaska Lodge in Gravenhurst, Ontario.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 37
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
37
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1958]-2002
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of material documenting the life of Trudy Cowan from high school in Toronto to retirement in Calgary. Included are programs for a high school drama performance and a Historic Sites and Monuments Board Canada event honouring explorer Alexander Henry, membership cards for the Canadian Club and Hadassah-Wizo, a Canadian passport, a high school alumni bulletin, a Father's Day card written by Trudy to her father Saul Cowan, and a speech she delivered at a Hadassah-Wizo annual meeting. In addition, there is email correspondences and newspaper clippings related to Trudy's association with historical organizations such as the Lougheed House Conservation Society, the Glenbow Museum, Fort Calgary, and the Jewish Historical Society Calgary.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 38
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
38
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1982-1992
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm and 10 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of four copies of a 1982 wedding invitation for Trudy Cowan and Leonid Luker in Calgary, Alberta, a photograph of the bride and groom, and a group photograph of the couple and their guests during their tenth anniversary celebration. In addition there is an itinerary for an eleven day "Second Honeymoon" with relatives in Calgary and the rockies and several speeches delivered during the celebrations.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 39
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
39
Material Format
textual record
Date
1992-1995
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of handwriiten and typed correspondence between Trudy Cowan Luker and her father Saul Cowan and his second wife Libbie, and between Trudy and her aunt Rivka Lieberman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 40
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
40
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1911-[197-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
25 photographs : b&w and col. ; 25 x 21 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Lillian Rosenthal from infancy, through childhood, young adulthood, motherhood and as a teacher and grandmother. She is shown with her husband, children, other members of her family, and students. As well, there is a draft copy and three printed copies of a booklet entitled "The Story of Purim" written by Lillian Cowan, and a programme for a joint graduation ceremony for three elementary schools at which Lillian presented school pins to graduates.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 41
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
41
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. (slide) ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
File consists of a colour slide of Saul Cowan, his wife Lillian, and their children Michael and Trudy taken outside of their home at 420 Vaughan Road, Toronto.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 42
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
42
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959-1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of handwriiten correspondence between Lillian and Saul Cowan and Saul's sister Rivka Lieberman and her family, and between Lillian and Saul and their daughter Trudy and her husband Michael Soby in Calgary.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 43
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
43
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[197-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of the exterior of Lillian and Saul Cowan's family home at 39 Brucewood in North York, Ontario.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 44
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
44
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1978-1985
Physical Description
3 photographs : col. ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a portrait of Libbie and Saul Cowan at their wedding in June 1978 at Temple Sinai, Toronto, a photo of Libbie and Saul with Belle and Phil Aiken (Libbie's brother) at the Cowan wedding, and a portrait of Libbie and Saul in 1985.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 45
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
45
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]-1992
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w and col. ; 10 x 13 cm and 12 x 8 cm and 8 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of Libbie Aiken's family. Included is a photo of her brother Dr. Sidney Aiken in the 1930s, a photograph of Libbie Aiken as a physiotherapist at the Toronto General Hospital in the 1950s, and a group photo of Libbie and Saul with Libbie's children and grandchildren at a formal event in 1992.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 46
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
46
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980-1995
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of handwritten correspondence between Saul, Libbie and Trudy Cowan and between Saul and Libbie Cowan and Saul's sister Jean Kalman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 47
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
47
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1994
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : col ; 15 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of five copies of the menu for Libbie and Saul's 15th anniversary dinner on June 12, 1994, two speeches by Libbie's family delivered at the event, a donation card to the York-Finch General Hospital Foundation in honour of the couple, and a photograph of Saul with his children Michael and Trudy at the celebration dinner.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 48
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
48
Material Format
textual record
Date
1998-2006
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Libbie Aiken's first two husbands were Ben Rich and Harry Savlov.
Scope and Content
File consists of a memoir entitled "Short Stories from Libbie's Life" by Libbie Aiken Rich Savlov Cowan based on a tape made in 1998, and a card from Benjamin's for Libbie's funeral and internment in the Workmen's Circle Section of Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Toronto on February 23, 2006.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 49
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
49
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
[ca. 1944]-[199-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
5 photographs : b&w and col. ; 13 x 20 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Michael Cowan is the son of Saul and Lillian Cowan.
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Michael Cowan as a small child, in a group photo of the Homewood Public School choir, as a teenager in front of the family home on Brucewood in Toronto, and with his wife Nancy in Montreal. There is a commencement programme for his 1957 graduation from Bathurst Heights Collegiate, and programmes for recitals, concerts, and theatre events in which Michael was a participant or composed the music. These include the UC Follies at Hart House, University of Toronto, The Royal Conservatory of Music, Temple Sinai Religious School operetta, and The Jazz Singer at the Saidie Bronfman Yiddish Theatre in Montreal. As well there is correspondence between Michael and family members, and a letter written by him at the age of 11 to the Canadian Arthritis and Rheumatism Society offering a suggestion for the cause of rheumatism.
Subjects
Choirs (Music)
Jews--Music
Source
Archival Descriptions
92 records – page 1 of 2.