Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
June 1946
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Phyllis Marshall (b. Barrie, ON, 4 Nov 1921) was a Canadian singer and actress. She studied piano as a child and was known as a track athlete, but made her debut at 15 as a singer on radio station CRCT. She then performed with Jack Arthur and on CBC radio with Percy Faith.
Her first nightclub engagement was at Toronto's Silver Slipper, September 1938, with the Canadian Ambassadors. Encouraged by the CBC announcer Byng Whitteker to sing blues and jazz, she performed during the 1940s with various Toronto dance bands, including an 18-month stint at Toronto's Park Plaza Hotel 1944-46, with her own trio, and on tour 1947-8 in the USA with the Cab Calloway Orchestra.
A contemporary of Eleanor Collins among early black performers on the CBC, Marshall appeared 1949-52 on radio's 'Blues for Friday' (later 'Starlight Moods') and starred on TV's 'The Big Revue' 1952-4, 'Cross-Canada Hit Parade' 1956-9, and other shows. She performed with Canadian jazz notables including Oscar Peterson and Bert Niosi, and also starred in the Canadian National Exhibition grandstand show. She performed in England on BBC TV in 1959 (The Phyllis Marshall Special) and again in 1964 in nightclubs. Her LP That Girl (1964, Cap FS-614), recorded in the company of US jazz stars Buck Clayton and Buddy Tate, captures Marshall's light, secure singing style and received a Juno Award as 'good music product LP'. Marshall had earlier recorded for Monogram in 1949.
Her second career, as an actress, began in 1956 at Toronto's Crest Theatre and included dramatic and musical roles in stage, radio, and TV productions such as the revue Cindy-Ella (1964), CBC radio's 'The Amen Corner' (1970), and CBS-CTV's Night Heat in the mid-1980s. She continued to sing on occasion - eg, at the ACTRA Awards in 1977, and for Freedom Fest (Harbourfront) in 1988.
Marshall is remembered as one of Canadian television's earliest stars, and as a pioneer among black Canadian performers.
She died in Toronto in 1996.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Phyllis Marshall.
Notes
This negative has two images on it.
Subjects
Actors
Black Canadians
Singers
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.
Related Material
Images of her performing at the Park Plaza Hotel in 1946 are included in Series 5, Sub-series 4, File 1 of this fonds.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
June 1952
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 12 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Herbert Mills (b. April 2, 1912, Piqua, Ohio) belonged to the Mills Brothers, an American jazz and pop vocal quartet who made more than 2,000 recordings that combined sold more than 50 million copies, and garnered at least three dozen gold records.
Among their many achievements, the Mills Brothers became the first African-Americans to have a network show on radio in 1930.
In 1934, The Mills Brothers became the first African-Americans to give a command performance before British royalty. They performed at the Regal Theatre for a special audience: King George V and Queen Mary.
After two of his borthers died. Herbert Mills continued to perform with his remaining living brother until his death in 1989 and was survived by his wife Dorothy.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Herbert Mills with his wife Dorothy.
Name Access
Mills Brothers
Subjects
Musicians
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Dec. 1952
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Libby Morris (born 1930 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian comic actress and clown famous for her facial contortions and fast talking. She appeared in several BBC radio shows of the 1950s and moved into TV and film from the 1960s onwards.
She created her own one-woman show, which has played all over the world including off-Broadway and the West End. She has recorded several albums. In America she has appeared in cabaret in New York and Chicago, and has been a guest on various television shows including: The Johnny Carson Tonight Show, Merv Griffin, Jack Parr, and Art Linkletter.
She moved to London, England in the late 1950s, where she starred in her own show and became a successful actress where she is still working today.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Libby Morris.
Notes
This negative has two images on it.
Subjects
Actors
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Feb. 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Bert Niosi (b. London, Ontario, February 10, 1909) was a Canadian bandleader, clarinetist, saxophonist, composer and arranger, known as "Canada's King of Swing".
He began studying flute and saxophone at age nine with Pasquale Venuta in London, Ont, and for a time in his teens played with Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians in Cleveland. He then toured on the Loew's vaudeville circuit with his own band, the McPhillips Buescher Boys' Orchestra, which included his brother Joe (bassist, b London, Ont, 26 May 1906, d Toronto 14 May 1977), Tony Briglia (drummer, later a founding member of the Casa Loma Orchestra), and Hugo D'Ippolito (pianist, later a member of the Royal Canadians).
In 1931 Niosi formed a nine-piece band to play at the Embassy Club in Toronto. In 1932 he expanded the band and moved to the Palais Royale dance hall where, in an 18-year residence, he became an institution in Canadian pop music. The band was heard nationally on CBC broadcasts and toured Canada in 1945 and 1946. It included Niosi's brother Johnnie (drummer, b London, Ont, 26 Sep 1914, d Toronto 21 Nov 1965).
Niosi next embarked on a career with the CBC, first as a member 1952-9 of the Happy Gang, and then as music director of the TV series 'Four for the Show,' 'Cross-Canada Hit Parade,' and, 1965-76, 'The Tommy Hunter Show'. He continued to lead a dance band on occasion and returned to the Palais Royale for appearances as late as 1979.
A versatile musician, Niosi was proficient on trumpet and trombone as well as with the alto saxophone and clarinet; accompanied by his brothers he played all four instruments on a CBC TV show ca 1957. On an earlier occasion (1950) he played Mozart's Clarinet Quintet with the Solway String Quartet for CBC radio.
Niosi's recordings included several 78s from the 1940s with a jazz sextet for RCA Victor and Musicana, and one with his orchestra for Zephyr. He also made an LP as leader of the Jack Kane Band (1963, CTL CTLS-5036) and others as a soloist with the Albert Pratz Orchestra (RCI 173 and 174) and with the Johnny Burt Strings (1964, CTL CTLS-5044). His compositions have been recorded by Lucio Agostini and by the pianist Alexander 'Ragtime' Read.
Niosi died in 1987 in Mississauga.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Bert Niosi.
Name Access
Niosi, Bert, 1909-1987
Subjects
Musicians
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 13
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
13
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Oct. 1941
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 8 x 14 cm
Admin History/Bio
Bennie Payne (b. 18 June, 1907, Philadelphia, PA) was a pianist and arranger. He played with the likes of Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Chu Berry, and Fats Waller, but his longest collaboration was with the lounge singer Billy Daniels; during the 1950s, they were among the first African-American entertainers to appear on national television. In 1964, Payne appeared on Broadway in a revival of "Golden Boy" with Daniels and Sammy Davis, Jr.
He is best known as the pianist in Cab Calloway's band.
Payne died in 1986 in Los Angeles, CA.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Bennie Payne with two companions of Sylvia Schwartz: Jewell Schwartz and Frances Gruber.
Subjects
Musicians
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
June 1951
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Bennie Payne (b. 18 June, 1907, Philadelphia, PA) was a pianist and arranger. He played with the likes of Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Chu Berry, and Fats Waller, but his longest collaboration was with the lounge singer Billy Daniels; during the 1950s, they were among the first African-American entertainers to appear on national television. In 1964, Payne appeared on Broadway in a revival of "Golden Boy" with Daniels and Sammy Davis, Jr.
He is best known as the pianist in Cab Calloway's band.
Payne died in 1986 in Los Angeles, CA.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Bennie Payne.
Subjects
Musicians
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
June 1951
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
Bennie Payne (b. 18 June, 1907, Philadelphia, PA) was a pianist and arranger. He played with the likes of Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Chu Berry, and Fats Waller, but his longest collaboration was with the lounge singer Billy Daniels; during the 1950s, they were among the first African-American entertainers to appear on national television. In 1964, Payne appeared on Broadway in a revival of "Golden Boy" with Daniels and Sammy Davis, Jr.
He is best known as the pianist in Cab Calloway's band.
Payne died in 1986 in Los Angeles, CA.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Bennie Payne at his piano.
Subjects
Musicians
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 16
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
16
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Oct. 1951
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 11 x 15 cm
Admin History/Bio
Frank Shuster (b. September 5, 1916, Toronto, ON) was a Canadian comedian best known as a member of the comedy duo Wayne and Shuster (with Johnny Wayne).
Wayne and Shuster met at Harbord Collegiate in Toronto, where they performed in annual revues. After receiving BAs in English from the University of Toronto, they were both studying for their masters when WWII intervened. After enlisting in the infantry, they were soon reunited, writing and performing for The Army Show.
Following the war, they returned to Canada and worked together on radio (by 1946 they had their own show on CBC) and later on television. In 1950 they began appearing as guests on various American TV programs, including a record sixty-seven performances on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
He was married to Ruth Shuster and had two children: Rosie and Steve. Rosie Shuster is a comedy writer for Saturday Night Live and other television programs, and former wife of Lorne Michaels. Steve Shuster is also in the entertainment industry.
In 1996, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and died in 2002 in Toronto.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Frank Shuster with his wife, Ruth, and his two children, Rosie and Steve.
Name Access
Shuster, Frank 1916-2002
Subjects
Comedians
Families
Portraits, Group
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Johnny Wayne (b. Louis Weingarten, May 28, 1918) was a Canadian comedian best known as a member of the comedy duo Wayne and Shuster (with Frank Shuster).
Wayne was the son of a successful clothing manufacturer who spoke several languages and the eldest of seven children.
Wayne and Shuster met at Harbord Collegiate, Toronto, where they performed in annual revues. After receiving BAs in English from the University of Toronto, they were both studying for their masters when WWII intervened. After enlisting in the infantry, they were soon reunited, writing and performing for The Army Show.
Following the war, they returned to Canada and worked together on radio (by 1946 they had their own show on CBC) and later on television. In 1950 they began appearing as guests on various American TV programs, including a record sixty-seven performances on "The Ed Sullivan Show."
Johnny Wayne died in 1990 of brain cancer.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Johnny Wayne.
Name Access
Wayne, Johnny, 1918-1990
Subjects
Comedians
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Oct. 1941
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 12 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Walter 'Foots' Thomas (b.1907, Muskogee, Oklahoma) was a saxophonist and arranger in Cab Calloway's orchestra. He moved to New York City in 1927, and played for a time with Jelly Roll Morton. He then joined the Missourians in 1929, just before Calloway took it over.
Since the 1940s, he lived in Englewood, New Jersey. He died on August 26, 1981 as a result of cancer.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Walter "Foots" Thomas.
Notes
This negative has two images on it.
Subjects
Musicians
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
19
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Nov. 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
John (Jacob) Weinzweig (b. March 11, 1913) was a Canadian composer of classical music.
Born in Toronto, Weinzweig went to Harbord Collegiate Institute, and studied music at the University of Toronto. In 1937, he left for the United States to study under Bernard Rogers. During the Second World War, he began composing film music, and in 1952 he became a professor at the University of Toronto. In the previous year he had co-founded the Canadian League of Composers, and he was actively involved in several other organisations representing musicians and composers.
In 1974, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 1988, he was awarded the Order of Ontario.
Weinzweig died in 2006.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of John Weinzweig.
Notes
This negative has two images on it.
Name Access
Weinzweig, John, 1913-2006
Subjects
Musicians
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
Negative is bent as if it has been rolled around something for a long period of time. Emulsion is still intact and not cracked as a result of the bending.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
20
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Mar. 1955
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Portia May White (b. June 24, 1911), was a singer who achieved international fame because of her voice and stage presence. As a Black Canadian, her popularity helped to open previously closed doors for talented blacks who followed.
Portia White was born in the town of Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, to Reverend William Andrew White and Izie Dora White,and was the third child in a family of 13. She made her musical debut at the age of six in her father's church choir. At the age of 17, while she was teaching school in Lucasville just outside of Halifax, she received her first break, winning a silver cup in the Nova Scotia Music Festival. From this experience, she qualified and received a scholarship from the Halifax Ladies Music Club, so she could attend the Halifax Conservatory of Music.
One of the great contralto vocalists in the history of Canadian classical music, Portia made her debut on the national stage in Toronto in 1941. By 1944 she had made her international debut in New York City and later toured the world. When a rasp in her voice appeared, it forced her to retire. She settled in Toronto and taught some of Canada’s foremost pop singers of the day.
Portia White was asked to perform for Queen Elizabeth II, at the opening of the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in 1964. This was to be one of her last major concerts.
Her brother Bill was the first Canadian of African heritage to run for political office in Canada, standing as a candidate for the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation in the 1949 election, and her brother Jack was a noted Canadian labour union leader. In addition to Bill's children, politician Sheila White and folk musician Chris White, Portia White was also the aunt of Senator Donald Oliver and playwright George Elliott Clarke.
Also of note was her youngest brother, R. Lorne White, who was on the national television show, Singalong Jubilee which launched the career of Anne Murray.
Portia White has been declared "a person of national historic significance" by the Government of Canada, and she was featured in a special issue of Millennium postage stamps celebrating Canadian achievement.
She died in 1968.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Portia White.
Notes
There is no related negative for this proof
Name Access
White, Portia, 1911-1968
Subjects
Black Canadians
Singers
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Recreation sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-2; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Recreation sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
80
Series
5-2
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
July 1941
Physical Description
11 photographs : b&w (9 negatives) ; 18 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of 9 negatives and 2 proofs taken at the Schwartz family cottage at Bobcaygeon in July, 1941. Images are informal portraits of family and friends taken on the lawn of the cottage.
Those pictured include Helen Shleser (nee Schwartz), Ruth Schwartz, Fanny Solway (nee Schwartz), Joseph Schwartz, Gertrude Schwartz, Carol Solway, Sylvia Schwartz, Herbert Solway, David Rotenberg and his brothers, Isaac Shleser and Leonard Hausser
Notes
David Rotenberg pictured in Image 3 went on to become a Member of Parliament for the Conservative party.
Subjects
Cottages
Places
Bobcaygeon (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Recreation sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-2; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Recreation sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
80
Series
5-2
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca.1945]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
File consists of one print that features the Schwartz family cottage at Bobcaygeon. It is a view from the lake of the cottage and surrounding land.
Subjects
Cottages
Places
Bobcaygeon (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Recreation sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-2; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Recreation sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
80
Series
5-2
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca.1955]
Physical Description
11 photographs : b&w (11 negatives) ; 13 x 7 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of 11 negatives taken at the Schwartz family cottage at Bobcaygeon, circa 1955. Images feature young girls dressed up in costume and relaxing in and around the cottage.
Images include Jan Shleser, Judith Wolfson and an unknown girl.
Notes
Judith Wolfson went on to become the Vice-President of University Relations at the University of Toronto. She is the daughter of Harry Wolfson, a prominent economist. They often stayed at the Gelber’s cottage across the lake.
Subjects
Cottages
Places
Bobcaygeon (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Recreation sub-series
1955 Family Gathering at the Cottage in Bobcaygeon file
Level
File
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-2; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Recreation sub-series
1955 Family Gathering at the Cottage in Bobcaygeon file
Level
File
Fonds
80
Series
5-2
File
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca.1955]
Physical Description
8 photographs : b&w (8 negatives) ; 11.5 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of 8 negatives taken at the Schwartz family cottage at Bobcaygeon, circa 1955. They consist of informal portraits taken on the lawn and in the cottage of family and friends.
Those pictured include Jan Shleser, Joseph Schwartz, Gertrude Schwartz, Ruth Schwartz, Alex Solway, Helen Shleser, Fanny Solway, Carol Solway, Sylvia Schwartz, Ida Schwartz, Minnie Schwartz, Jewell Schwartz, Isaac Shleser, Bev Ragal, Herbert Solway and Jack Schwartz
Notes
Frances Gruber was Sylvia Schwartz’s closest friend
Subjects
Cottages
Places
Bobcaygeon (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Recreation sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-2; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Recreation sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
80
Series
5-2
File
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca.1955]
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w (4 negatives) ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of 4 negatives taken at the Schwartz family cottage at Bobcaygeon, circa 1955. They consist of candid images of family and friends relaxing at the cottage.
Individuals pictured include Joseph and Gertrude Schwartz and Herbert and Carol Solway.
Subjects
Cottages
Places
Bobcaygeon (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Recreation sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-2; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Recreation sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-2
File
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1958
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 17 cm
Admin History/Bio
Herbert Solway received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 1953 and a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1955. He was called to the Bar in 1957. Herbert was a founding member of Goodmans LLP, joining the firm in 1955. He has played a significant role in helping build the foundation of the firm, serving as its chair from 1980 to 1992. He served as a Chariman until 1994 and Partner until 1998. He continues to serve as Counsel to Goodmans. He was appointed to the Queen's Counsel in 1968.
Herbert has also been a Director of Gluskin Sheff and Associates Inc. since May 2006. He is a Director of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and a Founding director of the Tarragon Theatre Company. He was a Founding director of Sun Media Corporation, as well as a Director of John Labatt Ltd.
Gary Solway was born in 1957 and is the eldest son of Herbert Solway and Elaine Solway (née Basin) and the great-nephew of Sylvia Schwartz. He began his Bachelor of Commerce at Queen's University in 1976, completeing three years there and then finishing the degree in 1981, after doing his first year of a Bachelor of Laws at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in 1979-1980. He completed his Bachelor of Laws at the University of Toronto in 1983.
Gary was a Partner with Torys LLP firm from 1983 to 2006 until becoming the Co-Head of the Bennett Jones LLP firm's Private Equity Group and Managing Partner of the Technology, Media and Entertainment Group.
Gary speaks frequently at conferences on topics related to financing of technology businesses. A regular writer, he contributed a number of chapters to Directors' Duties in Canada, 5th Edition, published in Canada by CCH Canadian Limited in 2012, and the Ontario Corporations Law Guide, published in Canada by CCH Canadian Limited. Gary is also the secretary of the CVCA, Canada's venture capital and private equity association.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Herbert and Gary Solway.
Notes
This item has no negative.
Subjects
Fathers and sons
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See Fonds 80, series 5 for more information and photographs on the Solway family.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Recreation sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-2; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Recreation sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
80
Series
5-2
File
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca.1960]
Physical Description
5 photographs : col. (5 negatives) ; 6 x 6 cm
Admin History/Bio
Harry L. Wolfson, economist and community leader, was born in Toronto, the son of Hyman and Rebecca (Tranbetsky) Wolfson. He received his education at the University of Toronto and King's College, Cambridge University 1932-1934 where he studied under John M. Keynes.
He was the director and officer of various organizations including the general manager of the Palestine Jewish Colonization Association (1934-1950); executive secretary of the Economic Stabilization Commission in Palestine (1942-1948); economic co-coordinator of the State of Israel (1948-1950); financial councilor for the Canadian Embassy in Washington (1951-1952); and alternate director of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank (1951-1952). He was affiliated with the Zionist Organization of Canada, the Canadian Jewish Congress, the United Jewish Welfare Fund, the Jewish Home for the Aged and Baycrest Hospital and the Y-Arts Council of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A.
Harry L. Wolfson was married to Rose Chrom and had four children: Sheila, Alan, Judith and Laurence.
Scope and Content
File consists of 5 colour negatives of the Wolfson Family at the Schwartz family cottage at Bobcaygeon, circa 1960. They feature informal portraits of the family on the lawn and one image of a dam near Bobcaygeon. Also pictured is Ruthie Solway, Fanny Solway’s niece by marriage who had been adopted by Alex Solway’s brother.
Individuals pictured include Ruthie Solway, Sheila Wolfson, Harry L. Wolfson, Rose Wolfson, Laurence Wolfson, Alan Wolfson and David Gruber.
Also pictured is the bridge in Bobcaygeon.
Subjects
Cottages
Places
Bobcaygeon (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-3; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
80
Series
5-3
File
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
March 1957
Physical Description
12 photographs : b&w (12 negatives) ; 6 x 6 cm
Admin History/Bio
Pidyon Ha'Ben in Hebrew means redemption of the first born son. In this ceremony it refers to the first born son. The Pidyon Ha'Ben ceremony allows the father of his first born son to buy back his child from service to the priesthood. On the 31st day following the birth, the father brings the firstborn male to the Kohen (someone of priestly descent) and informs the Kohen that the child is the firstborn of the mother. The Kohen then asks if the father is giving the son to him, or does he wish to redeem him. The father then indicates that he wishes to redeem him. The father then gives the Kohen five silver coins (or its equivalent value) and recites a short prayer acknowledging the commandment of redemption of the firstborn male. The Kohen then passes the money over the child’s head, releasing the child from his service to the priesthood, and says the priestly benediction.
Scope and Content
File consists of images taken of the Schwartz family at the Pidyon Ha'Ben ceremony for Gary Solway Images consist of photographs of family members taking part in this ceremony or mingling at the home of Alex Solway and of the ceremony itself with David Rotenberg acting as the Kohen.
Subjects
Redemption of the first-born
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 35
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
35
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Dec. 1944
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 12 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Dr. Sydney Wise (1915-2013) was born in Toronto on May 3, 1915. His parents were Anshel (b. 10 Jan 1890) and Esther (nee Weissblum) Wise. Born in Poland, Anshel came to Canada in August 1910 and became a travel agent. They had three children: Lillian (Sharpe), Dr. David K. Wise and Dr. Sydney Wise. Syd attended high school at Jarvis Collegiate Institute in Toronto, graduating in 1931. He then went on to complete his undergraduate education at the University of Toronto.
Syd met his future wife, Mimi (nee Marin) in 1938. Born in Toronto in 1920, Mimi (d. 2004) was the daughter of Joseph and Sonia (nee Stern) Marin. The following year, Sydney moved to the United States to begin his medical internship at the Columbus Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Mimi stayed behind in Toronto and continued her studies at the University of Toronto. In 1941, she graduated with a degree in physiotherapy, although she never practiced. In 1942, Sydney and Mimi married and Mimi joined Syd in the United States. The couple had 2 children, Mark and Joel.
In 1944, Sydney was sent overseas with the United States Army as a Captain in the Medical Corps. After the war Syd and Mimi returned to Toronto where Syd opened his own practice as a pediatrician. After more than 50 years, Syd retired from his medical practice in 1997. Since then, Syd has been an active volunteer at the OJA.
During their marriage, Syd and Mimi traveled to Israel frequently, often as part of Mimi's volunteer commitments with Hadassah. On a trip to Jerusalem in 1969, Syd met and had his picture taken with Prime Minister Golda Meir.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Dr. Sydney Wise.
Name Access
Wise, Sydney, 1915-1913, (subject)
Subjects
Physicians
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.
Related Material
See Mimi Wise fonds (Fonds 16) for further records regarding Syd Wise (including the photo of Syd with Prime Minister Golda Meir).
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-3; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
80
Series
5-3
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
12 photographs : b&w (12 negatives) ; 13 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Park Plaza Hotel, originally called the Queen's Park Plaza, began construction in 1928. However, because of financial problems in the Depression it was not completed until 1936. Prior to its completion it was bought by the Park Plaza Company, a group of investors including Harry Rotenberg of Yolles and Rotenberg and Joseph Schwartz, Sylvia Schwartz's father. It was originally used as a hotel, residences and office space. Through the 1940s and 1950s it was a popular hot spot, acting as a venue for entertainers such as Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington. In the 1960s it became a popular location with the literary crowd, including Margaret Atwood and Mordecai Richler.
It was eventually bought by the Hyatt chain and re-named the Park Hyatt Toronto.
Scope and Content
File consists of images of a party in the ballroom at the Park Plaza Hotel. Those pictured include members of the Schwartz, Yolles, Halbert and Wintrob families. Also included are images of Sylvia Schwartz, the singer Phyllis Marshall and musicians.
It is unknown what the party was for, but the original envelope indicated that it was an opening of some kind.
Subjects
Parties
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 9 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Hon. Barnett Jerome Danson, PC, CC, (8 February 1921-17 October 2011) is a former Canadian politician and cabinet minister. His parents were Joseph (b. October 5, 1885) and Sadie (nee Wolfe) Danson (1891-1981). They had 3 children: Bertram, Marilyn (Farber) and Barney. Joseph and Sadie founded Camp Winnebagoe in Muskoka, Ontario. The camp catered to the Jewish community and offered athletic and social programs.
In 1939, at the age of 18, Barney joined the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada. He became a lieutenant and served in the Second World War until he was severely wounded at the Battle of Normandy in August, 1944. As a result of his wounds, Barney lost sight in one eye. This injury led Barney to a lifelong involvement with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) with a focus on education and educational materials for the visually impaired.
After the war, Barney returned to Toronto to work briefly in his family's insurance business before entering the plastics industry, first as a sales manager for Maple Leaf Plastics (1950) and then as founder of his own company, the Danson Corporation (1958). During this time Barney served as the President of the Society of Plastics Industry of Canada.
In 1968, Barney was elected to the House of Commons as a Liberal MP for the Toronto-area riding of York-North. He served in this position until he was defeated in 1978. From 1970-1972 he acted as Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. From 1974-1976, Barney held a position in the Cabinet as Minister of State for Urban Affairs. He later served as the Minister of National Defense from 1976-1979. During this time, Barney and Trudeau founded Katimavik, a national volunteer program for Canadian youth. Barney continued his political career by serving as Canada's Consul General in Boston from 1984-1986.
Outside of politics, Barney has held positions on the Board of Trustees of the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa and spearheaded the advisory committee on the Canadian War Museum which opened in Ottawa on May 8, 2005. The main theatre at the Canadian War Museum is named in his honour. During this time he was also the producer of a 6 part mini-series for the CBC entitled "No Price Too High." The series documented Canada's role in the Second World War. Barney has also acted as the Director of the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews, is a founding member of Temple Emmanu-El in Toronto and was an officer of Sir Arthur Pearson Association of War Blinded.
Over the last several decades Barney has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards, including Honourary Life Member of Ontario Merit and Non-Status Indian Association (1975), Family of Man Award from B'nai Brith of Canada (1975), Officer of France - National Order of Merit (1994), Churchill Society's award for "excellence in the course of parliamentary democracy", the Vimy Award (2000) and an honourary Doctor of Law (York University, 2006). He was also made a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honour in 2007. In addition, Barney was given the Order of Canada in 1996 and then further promoted to a Companion of Canada in 2007. Barney was also the chancellor of the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario for many years and received an honourary degree from them in 1993.
Barney married Isobel (nee Bull) (b. 3 June 1922) in London, England on February 6, 1943. The couple had four sons: Kenneth B., John A. H., Timothy S. B. and Peter T.J. Barney died on 17 October 2011.
Barney's autobiography, "Not Bad for a Sergeant : The Memoir of Barney Danson" was published in 2002.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Barney Danson.
Name Access
Canada. Canadian Armed Forces. Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
Danson, Barney, 1921-2011 (subject)
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.
Related Material
See also accession # 2006-8-15.
See also Danson Family Papers, accession # 1990-11-11, 1990-12-9 and 1990-12-11.
See also item #3173 for a portrait of Barney in the 1970s.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 2; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Jewish military portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
2
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
18 Mar. 1946
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 8 cm and 13 x 10 cm
Admin History/Bio
Captain Emmanuel Farber was born in Toronto on October 19, 1918. His parents, Morris and Mary (nee Madorsky) came to Canada from Russia and opened a confectionery store on Queen Street. They had two sons, Emmanuel (Manny) and Lionel (Lester) and one daughter, Sophie.
Manny married Ruth Wilma on 16 April 1942. The couple had one daughter, Naomi Beth.
After completing his training at Hamilton General Hospital, Manny graduated with a medical degree and a specialization in anatomic and clinical pathology from the University of Toronto in 1942. From 1943-1946, Manny served with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps (R.C.A.M.C.). His rank was Captain upon discharge. Later, Manny moved to the United States to continue his graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, receiving a PhD in Biochemistry in 1949. After graduation, Manny and Ruth wanted to return to Canada, but Manny was unable to find work since at the time no Canadian university was accepting full-time Jewish faculty members in their medical schools. Instead, the Farbers remained in the United States and Manny taught at a number of American universities including Tulane University, the University of Pittsburgh (Jefferson Medical College) and Fels Cancer Research Institute of Temple University. Heavily involved with medical research in the fields of pathology and biochemistry, Manny was a member of the Surgeon General’s Committee on Smoking and Health of the U.S. Government (1961 – 1964) and sat on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Cancer Research from 1964-1967 and 1970-1973. He acted as President of the same organization from 1972-1973.
In 1976, Manny and Ruth found the academic climate in Canada more open to Jewish faculty members and returned to Canada to continue teaching. Manny was appointed Chairman of the Department of Pathology and of Biochemistry at the University of Toronto. In 1986 he became a Professor Emeritus with the same departments. He remained teaching at U of T until his professional retirement in 1993.
Ruth passed away in 1993. In 2000, Manny married his close companion, Henrietta Keller Schleider, and the couple settled in Columbia, South Carolina.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Manny Farber.
Name Access
Canada. Canadian Army. Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps
Subjects
College teachers
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
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 82
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
82
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1922-2000
Physical Description
2 scrapbooks : 65 x 48 cm and 34 x 30 cm
Admin History/Bio
Sammy Luftspring was born on May 14, 1916 in "The Ward" in Toronto. His parents were working-class Jews who emigrated from Eastern Europe. Sammy began training as a youth at the Brunswick YMHA. He lived in Kensington Market and attended B'nai Brith summer camp as a youngster. In 1932 he started entering boxing matches. He competed in 105 fights and only lost five bouts, capturing the Golden Glove tournaments in the weight classes ranging from bantamweight to welterweight. Sammy became famous for his fighting prowess as well as his Jewish pride, always sporting a Star of David on his boxing shorts.
By 1933, he became the Ontario lightweight champion, representing the Elm Grove boxing club. That same year, he took part in the Christie Pits riot. Because of his accomplishments in the ring and his contribution to his community, he became a highly respected athlete within the Jewish community.
In 1936, he was selected for the Canadian team to take part in the Berlin Olympics that year. Although he was eager to compete, his parents and the community pressured him to boycott the games in protest over the Nazis' treatment of Jews in Germany. Luftspring and "Baby Yak," another famous local Jewish boxer, decided to participate instead in the alternate games in Barcelona, Spain, called the People's Olympics. After making the trip to Europe by ship, the two faced the disappointment of having the event cancelled after the Spanish Civil War broke out on the eve of the opening ceremonies.
After his return to Toronto, Luftspring began to box professionally. In 1938, he won the Canadian welterweight championship after a 15-round fight where he defeated Frank Genovese. He held the title for two years. During a fight in New York against Steve Belloise, Luftspring was poked in the eye, resulting in a detached retina. This injury left him blind in one eye, ending his boxing career.
By 1948, he began a new career as a boxing referee. He refereed for several decades, overseeing some of the most celebrated fights of that time. He also ran a nightclub in Toronto called the Mercury Club with three partners. It attracted famous entertainers such as Henry Youngman, Vic Damone, and Tony Bennett. He subsequently ran other nightclubs such as the Tropicana.
In addition to his boxing career, Sammy was also a devoted family man. He married his wife Elsie in 1938 at the McCaul Street synagogue. Three hundred and fifty people attended and hundreds waited outside of the synagogue to wish them well. They had two children: Brian and Orian.
His biography, Call Me Sammy, was published in 1975. Luftspring was given the great honour in 1985 of being inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. He passed away on September 27, 2000.
Custodial History
The scrapbooks were created by Sammy Luftspring. He kept them at his house and when he passed away they were safegaurded by his son Brian.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of two scrapbooks that reflect Sammy Luftspring's personal life and various careers as a boxer, referee, author, and nightclub manager and owner. Scrapbooks contain correspondence, ephemera, newspaper clippings, brochures, autographs, coins, and approximately 700 photographs.
Personal records include photographs of Sammy and his family during his childhood, family weddings, trips and vacations, and other family events, such as birthday parties and his son's bar mitzvah. There are also letters and cards from Sammy's wife, children, grandchildren and friends, and other ephemeral items Sammy collected, such as ticket stubs from baseball games.
Professional records include images of Sammy training for upcoming boxing matches, portraits of Sammy posing in his boxing attire, images from the grand opening of the Mercury Club, photographs of Sammy as a referee, as well as photographs of Sammy at various celebrity boxing matches. There is also correspondence and a brochure documenting Sammy's incorporation into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame and some correspondence regarding the publication and promotion of his book. Finally, there are numerous newspaper clippings relating to all of Sammy's professional endeavours.
Name Access
Luftspring, Sammy, 1916-2000
Subjects
Boxers (Sports)
Physical Condition
The scrapbooks are in poor condition. Many of the photographs, documents and clippings were glued to the pages and the pages have almost all fallen out of the bindings.
Related Material
1981-1-7
Arrangement
The scrapbooks have been kept intact and no arrangement has been done. However, some of the key images have been scanned and item level descriptions have been completed for them.
Creator
Luftspring, Sammy, 1916-2000
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 83
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
83
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
[ca. 1890]-2012
Physical Description
3.5 cm of textual records
185 photographs : b&w and col. and sepia toned ( 10 negatives, 4 slides, 3 contact prints) ; 26 x 20 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Aaron Ladovsky (1888-1960) was born in 1888 in Kielce, Poland. He immigrated to Toronto in 1906 at the age of 18. Soon after arriving, Aaron Ladovsky worked to help form a Jewish bakers’ union to advocate for collective rights among Jewish Bakers. In 1911 he married Sarah Eichler who was from his home town of Kielce, Poland. In 1912 he opened the United Bakers Dairy Restaurant at Dundas and Bay Streets (known then as Agnes and Teraulay Streets respectively) in the heart of the Ward. That same year, the couple had twin sons, Herman and Samuel, who were born on September 23, 1912.
Only a short time later, in 1920, Aaron moved the location of his restaurant to 338 Spadina Avenue, just north of Dundas. He and his family lived in an apartment upstairs. Herman and Samuel attended Hester How Elementary School until 1919, Lord Lansdowne Public School once the family moved to Spadina, and later Central Commerce. The twins worked in the family business in the 1920s delivering fresh breads and buns by horse cart.
Aaron Ladovsky was involved in a number of community organizations. He was instrumental in founding the Kieltzer Society of Toronto in 1913, a community based immigrant-aid association extending aid to Kielcers in Poland and around the world. Ladovsky remained an active member of the organization until his death on April 5, 1960. His restaurant provided a welcome gathering place for the Jewish community, serving traditional dishes and maintaining a friendly open-door policy. Aaron Ladovsky was known for his generosity and claimed that no one, whether they had money or not, left his restaurant hungry. The United Bakers' menu was mainly based on Sarah’s original recipes, and continues to be so to this day.
During the Second World War, Herman served overseas as an electrician in the Canadian army show with comics Johnny Wayne and Frank Shuster. After returning from the war, he married Dora Macklin in 1947, a registered nurse from Regina. He also began to take over management of the family business. Later, his son Philip and daughter Ruth would follow in his footsteps, helping to run the restaurant with him and later taking over managment. United Bakers remained on Spadina Avenue for 66 years, until 1986 when it moved to its current location at 506 Lawrence Avenue West, off of Bathurst Street. Herman was an active fixture in restaurant until his death on January 6, 2002. He also supported and was involved in the work of the Ontario Jewish Archives over the years. Today, Philip and Ruth carry on the family tradition of running United Bakers Dairy Restaurant. In May 2012 the restaurant celebrated its 100th anniversary.
Custodial History
The records were donated in multiple small accessions by Herman Ladovsky from 1977 until 2004.
It appears as though previous archivists integrated some materials into a manuscript group relating to Aaron Ladovsky and then later deconstructed a portion of this group into original accessions. Also, a number of periodicals and textual materials from these accessions were integrated into various other manuscript groups and remain there.
One item, a Lord Lansdowne School anniversary booklet which contains a photocopy of Herman's student record, remained in the Aaron Ladovsky manuscript group. This item could not be identified as part of a previous accession, but has been integrated into the fonds as it appears to have been donated by Herman.
Photo #3050 was not associated with an accession number, but documents United Bakers Dairy Restaurant and was likely donated by Herman Ladovsky.
Recent accruals have been donated by Ruth Ladovsky.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of records documenting the Ladovsky family in Kielce, Poland and Toronto. It is primarily made up of photographs of Ladovsky family members in Kielce and Toronto, and of various organizations that Aaron and Herman were involved in. There are also a few textual records that document the Ladovsky family and their involvement in the Kieltzer Society.
Notes
Newspaper clippings were photocopied and placed in the Aaron Ladovsky vertical file.
Many photographs were originally cited with diifferent numbers. These numbers are mentioned below photo descriptions.
Name Access
Kieltzer Sick Benefit Society (Toronto, Ont.) (subject)
Ladovsky, Aaron, 1888-1960 (creator)
Ladovsky (family)
Ladovsky, Herman, 1912-2002 (creator)
United Bakers Dairy Restaurant (subject)
Related Material
Se MG 2B-1R
See vertical file on Aaron Ladovsky
Arrangement
Records have been organized by media and chronology due to low volume and disparate subject matter. Textual records have been arranged in 17 files. Photographs have been arranged chronologically and are largely described at the item level.
Places
Kensington Market (Toronto, Ont.)
Accession Number
1977-7-5
1978-12-7
1981-1-2
1983-11-6
1988-4-12
1993-10-1
1994-1-3
1999-11-4
2000-4-4
2004-5-21
2004-5-82
2008-4-9
MG 6 E6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Portraits sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-1; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Portraits sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-1
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
5 Apr. 1945
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 11 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Gerald Halbert was born in 1935 to Hyman and Faye Halbert in Toronto. He is the brother of Dr. Ralph Halbert and Mrs. Rhoda Brown (nee Halbert). Gerald's mother Faye was Sylvia Schwartz's cousin on her mother's side.
Gerald Halbert received his medical degree in 1960 from the University of Toronto. Around that time he became very involved in the Jewish community, first volunteering for the UJA in 1960 and then traveling to Israel on a UJA Young Leadership Mission in 1962. Inspired and awed by the country, his lifelong commitment to the community was solidified. Since that time he has held many volunteer leadership roles within the Toronto community, including: chair and/or co-chair for three UJA Federation Campaigns and President of United Israel Appeal of Canada and of Canadian Friends of Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has also been active in the development of the Wolfond Centre for Jewish Campus Life at the University of Toronto.
Outside of the Jewish community, he has helped to raise funds for and establish several research chairs at the University of Toronto and University Health Network and is a member of the Mount Sinai Hospital Board of Governors. He is a member of the Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, where he has volunteered significant time to a number of fundraising initiatives including the Spark of Life and Neurosurgery Chair Campaigns. He is also Board Champion for the Krembil Neuroscience Centre’s Krembil Discovery Tower and Krembil Neuro Program.
In 2002 he was awarded the Order of Canada for his lifelong commitment and contributions to his community.
He was married in 1960 to Sandra ("Tootsie") (nee Sukerman) and they have two daughters: Wendy and Michelle.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Gerald Halbert as a child.
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
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Portraits sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-1; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Portraits sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-1
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Apr. 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 10 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Ralph Halbert was born in 1930 to Hyman and Faye Halbert. He is eldest brother to Dr. Gerald Halbert and Mrs. Rhoda Brown (nee Halbert). His mother Faye was Sylvia Schwartz's cousin on her mother's side.
Ralph Halbert graduated from North Toronto Collegiate in 1948 and went on to attain his medical degree from the University of Toronto.
Since the early 1960s, he has been actively involved and supportive of the UJA and the Jewish community both in Toronto and Israel. In 1977, as the President of the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University, Ralph and his wife Rosyln established the Programme of Canadian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 1995 it was renamed The Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies. The centre fosters research and promotes the understanding and knowledge of Canadian civilization in all its aspects among Israeli academics and the public at large. The Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies activities focus on research, publications, public lectures, visiting professors program, courses in Canadian Studies, Library Resources, and Conferences.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Ralph Halbert.
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
Ladovsky family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 83; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
83
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
2 July 1938
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a souvenir programme from a testimonial dinner held to honour Aaron Ladovsky on July 2nd, 1938.
Accession Number
1983-11-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 83; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
83
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1936-1953
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a collection of letters sent to Aaron Ladovsky requesting help through his work with the Kieltzer Society.
Accession Number
1983-11-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 83; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
83
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1921-1950
Physical Description
1 folder of textual record
Scope and Content
File consists of receipts for monetary donations and transfers. The receipts were likely related to Aaron's work with the Kieltzer Society. Also included is a Standard Theatres Ltd. receipt for $60. This receipt was likely for the purchase of shares in the theatre, which is the method the company used to fundraise for its construction.
Accession Number
1983-11-6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 83; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
83
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
November 1945
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a certifcate made out to Aaron Ladowsky from the Kieltzer Sick Benefit Society, signed by J. Tenenbaum and H. Abella.
Accession Number
1988-4-12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
28
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1943]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Custodial History
Item is a photograph taken of women at a Canadian Jewish Congress meeting in Montreal. Sarah Ladovsky is the second from right in the second row.
Notes
Photograph by Federal Photos, 5692 Esplanade Ave., Montreal, Que., Crescent 5501.
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.
Accession Number
1993-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
15
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1920]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 24 x 18 cm on matte 32 x 24 cm
Scope and Content
Item is 2 copies of a portrait of Aaron Ladovsky seated in a chair.
Notes
Photograph by Famous Photo Studios, G. Mendlevich, Prop., 402 Spadina Ave., Toronto
Originally cited as photo # 6222.
Subjects
Portraits
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.
Accession Number
1999-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 20
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
20
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of a family or communal gathering at a dinner table.
Notes
The gathering is likely that of a Kieltzer organization.
Originally cited as photo # 6223.
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
Most of the right side of the photograph has faded to a light sepia type tone.
Accession Number
1999-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
30
Material Format
graphic material
Date
December 27-28, 1947
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 28 cm
Scope and Content
Item consists of a group portrait taken at the General Assembly to the 2nd Conference of the Kielcer Landsleit for Resettlement of Kielcer Jews held from Dec. 27 to 28, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois. Aaron Ladovsky is in the third row, fifth from right.
Notes
Originally cited as photo # 6225.
Subjects
Congresses and conventions
Portraits, Group
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
Chicago (Ill.)
Accession Number
1999-11-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 23
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
23
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1943
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Herman Ladovsky and Elly Rotenberg in England in 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.
Accession Number
2004-5-21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 83; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
83
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1958
Physical Description
1 folder of textual record
Scope and Content
File consists of a souvenir programme from the 50th Anniversary of the First Conference of the Yiddish Language held in Tschernovits, Austria in 1908.
Accession Number
2000-4-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 83; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
83
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1943
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
Accession contains one contract between Aaron Ladovksy and Congregation Bikur Chojlem Anshe Kieltz for the purchase of seat number 24 on the main floor and seat number 24 in the gallery.
Accession Number
2000-4-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 83; File 9; Item 34
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
83
File
9
Item
34
Material Format
graphic material
Date
November 18, 1966
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of a man signed in Yiddish. The signature is dated November 18, [1966].
Notes
The photograph has previously been identified as Fishel Bimko, a Yiddish playwright who lived from 1890 to 1965. As the signature on the photograph appears to postdate his death, it is uncertain if the subject is Bimko.
Originally cited as photo # 6226.
Subjects
Authors, Yiddish
Portraits
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Accession Number
2000-4-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 83; File 21
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
83
File
21
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1927]
Physical Description
13 photographs : b&w and sepia ; 26 x 21 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Hilda Eckler was Herman Ladovsky's first cousin. She was born on May 25, 1912 in Toronto. She was an actress and dancer and later moved to the United States and became a performer with the Rockettes and the Ziegfeld Follies. Hilda became a United States citizen in 1928 and married Archie Himmel in New York in May 1945. She died on November 22, 1999 in Miami.
Scope and Content
Portraits of the dancer Hilda Eckler in ballet and dance costumes in a variety of poses. Two photographs are signed by Hilda.
Notes
Photographs 6227 and 6228 by Frank B. Moore, 108 Baronne Street, New Orleans
Photograph 6233 by Alexandra Studios, Toronto, Canada
Formerly cited as photographs 6227 - 6233.
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.
Accession Number
2000-4-4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 83; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ladovsky family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
83
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1988
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of one programme commemorating the Lord Lansdowne School's 100th Anniversary Reunion on June 4, 1988. A photocopy of Herman Ladovsky's student record is pasted on the back of the front cover.
Accession Number
MG 6 E6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 82; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
82
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
9 June 1922
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of the Luftspring family. Picture was taken at Cecil Street Synagogue to mark the marriage of Max Lightstone and Goldie Grossman.
Front Row (left to right): Jean, Freida, Sammy; Back Row: Annie, Bella Luftspring (Sammy's mother), Pearl, Sammy's grandfather, Molly, Sammy's grandmother, Clara, Yossel Luftspring (Sammy's father), Rose
Notes
Image is located on Page 28 of the 34 x 30 cm scrapbook.
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.
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 82; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
82
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1922
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Photograph of Sammy Luftspring at age 6 at the family home on Baldwin Street, Toronto.
Notes
Image is located on Page 27 of the 65 x 48 cm scrapbook
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.
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 82; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
82
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1925
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Goldman family. The Goldman children are Sylvia, Molly, Fran and Elsie (d. 1992). Elsie Goldman (pictured on far right) married Sammy Luftspring in 1938.
Notes
Image is located on Page 43 of the 65 x 48 cm scrapbook.
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.
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 82; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
82
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1932
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
The players in this photograph include: First Row (left to right): Louie Bowmilf, Leonard Prussky, Harold Lapidus; Second Row: David Sossin, Sammy Luftspring, Manny Kline; Third Row: Chuck Goldstein, the Coach, Tepperman, Pressky, Libish Friedman.
Notes
Image is located on Page 55 of the 65 x 48 cm scrapbook.
Subjects
Sports teams
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.
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 82; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
82
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1934
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
Group photograph of Sammy Luftspring and his campers while Sammy was a junior counselor at Camp B'nai Brith in Orillia, Ontario. Also pictured is Neddie Adler, another counselor.
Notes
Image is located on Page 50 of the 65 x 48 cm scrapbook.
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.
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 82; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
82
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1933
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Scope and Content
This photograph of Sammy Luftspring was taken while he was a junior counselor at Camp B'nai Brith in Orillia, Ontario.
Notes
Image is located on Page 50 of the 65 x 48 cm scrapbook.
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.
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 82; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
82
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1934
Physical Description
1 tintype
Scope and Content
Item is a tintype of Sammy Luftspring and Elsie Goldman (later Luftspring) at Sunnyside Beach. This photograph was taken while they were still dating. They married in 1938. Item would have been produced as a souvenir.
Notes
Image is located on Page 13 of the 65 x 48 cm scrapbook.
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.
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 82; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sammy Luftspring fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
82
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1935
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Admin History/Bio
Jack "Spider" Armstrong was born in Glasgow, Scotland, but made Toronto his home. He became the featherweight chamption of the world in 1940. He died in 1990.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Sammy and Jack "Spider" Armstrong play-boxing at the Palliser Hotel in Calgary while on a boxing tour.
Notes
Image is located on Page 50 of the 65 x 48 cm scrapbook.
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.
Accession Number
2009-10-3
Source
Archival Descriptions