This series’ original provenance is difficult to pinpoint, but the files before 1937 are likely to have belonged to Maurice A. Solkin when he was Executive Secretary of the Toronto office in the 1930s. Since the original series included correspondence addressed to Solkin’s successors, it is possible that Solkin’s files were inherited by them, used and/or added to: by Mandel Kraicer in the 1940s, Dan Drutz in the 1950s and Louis Poch in the 1960s and 1970s.
Scope and Content
Series consists of subject files relating to a variety of JIAS functions and relations with other organizations, along with reports and published documents, dating from 1935 to the early 1960s.
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Series has been created and arranged by the archivist in chronological order. It was formerly a part of a series (MG2 I1a F) called “Executive Director’s reference files” which was a mixture of administrative records, correspondence, subject files, legal documents, and miscellaneous files that have now been separated into different series.