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Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Eric and Esther Exton file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 8; Item 47
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Eric and Esther Exton file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
8
Item
47
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1978
Physical Description
1 negative : col. ; 6 x 6 cm
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1956]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Lou Lockshin was born on January 21, 1916 in Winnipeg to Etta and Issac Benjamin. He married Sylvia Freedman and they had three children named Brenda, Sherryn Gail and Martin Irwin.
Lou was the founder of Century Engineering Company Limited. He was also a member of Beth Tzedec Synagogue.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Lou Lockshin.
Name Access
Lockshin, Lou
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Nathan Silver file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 3; Item 48
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Nathan Silver file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
3
Item
48
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28-1; Series 7; File 172
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Central Region sous-fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28-1
Series
7
File
172
Material Format
textual record
Date
1965-1967
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
The file consists of correspondence concerning cash collections.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Rt. Hon. John G. Diefenbaker, P.C., Q.C., M.P. file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 6; Item 37
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Rt. Hon. John G. Diefenbaker, P.C., Q.C., M.P. file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
6
Item
37
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1973
Physical Description
1 negative : col.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Nathan Silver file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 3; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Nathan Silver file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
3
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Leon E. Weinstein file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 5; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Leon E. Weinstein file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
5
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1970
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Name Access
Weinstein, Leon E.
Finkler, Leona
Finkler, Arnold
Lockshin, Louis
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Leon E. Weinstein file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 5; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Leon E. Weinstein file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
5
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1970
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Leona Finkler receiving a corsage at the Negev dinner held in honour of Leon E. Weinstein. Leon and Anne Weinstein are sitting to the left of the podium.
Name Access
Finkler, Leona
Weinstein, Leon E.
Weinstein, Anne
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Eric and Esther Exton file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 8; Item 43
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Eric and Esther Exton file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
8
Item
43
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1978
Physical Description
1 negative : col. ; 6 x 6 cm
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Leon E. Weinstein file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 5; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Leon E. Weinstein file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
5
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1970
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Name Access
Diamond, A. E.
Finkler, Leona
Finkler, Arnold
Weinstein, Anne
Weinstein, Leon
Exton, Eric
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Rt. Hon. John G. Diefenbaker, P.C., Q.C., M.P. file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 6; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Rt. Hon. John G. Diefenbaker, P.C., Q.C., M.P. file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
6
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1973
Physical Description
1 negative : col.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Rt. Hon. John G. Diefenbaker, P.C., Q.C., M.P. file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 6; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Rt. Hon. John G. Diefenbaker, P.C., Q.C., M.P. file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
6
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1973
Physical Description
1 negative : col.
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Nathan Silver file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 3; Item 37
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Nathan Silver file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
3
Item
37
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1967
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Negev dinner honouring Phil Givens file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 4; Item 14
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Negev dinner honouring Phil Givens file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
4
Item
14
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1968
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w
Notes
Photograph by Al Gilbert.
Name Access
Kent, Charles
Weinstein, Leon
Exton, Eric
Lockshin, Louis
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Negev dinner honouring Bert Godfrey file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 2; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Negev dinner honouring Bert Godfrey file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
2
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1966
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Notes
Photograph by Al Gilbert.
Name Access
Hurwich, Nat
Hurwich, Roey
Godfrey, Bert
Godfrey, Ruth
Lockshin, Sylvia
Lockshin, Louis
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 18; Series 1; Item 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gordon Mendly fonds
Portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
18
Series
1
Item
27
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 12 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Martin Irwin Lockshin was born in Toronto in 1952, the son of Louis Leon and Sylvia Lockshin (née Freedman). He received his PhD from Brandeis University in 1984 and is also an ordained rabbi.
Currently, Professor Martin Lockshin is an associate professor of humanities in the Department of Languages, Literature, and Linguistics at York University. He has published extensively and recently completed a term as director of York's Centre for Jewish Studies.
Scope and Content
Item is a bar mitzvah portrait of Martin Lockshin.
Subjects
Bar mitzvah
Rabbis
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
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 157
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
157
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of portrait photographs of Louis Lockshin.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 66
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
66
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of portrait photographs of Sylvia Grant.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1980-12-8
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1980-12-8
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Date
1917
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a photograph of the Toronto Zionist parade to celebrate the Balfour Declaration along with a copy negative and copy print.
Descriptive Notes
See photo #4689 (accession 1988-3-3) for another photograph of this parade.
Subjects
Parades
Name Access
Balfour Declaration
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-100
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-100
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
11 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 14 cm or smaller
Date
1929-1953
Scope and Content
This accession consists of photographs of the Kane family, Camp Naivelt, Young Maccabees softball team at Camp Camperdown and other locations, and school photographs.
Photo Caption (001): Father, mother, and Brenda at Camp Naivelt, Brampton, Ont, 1953. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2004-5-100.
Photo Caption (002): Girl at Camp Naivelt, Brampton, Ont., 28 July 1953. Ontario Jewish Archives, Blankenstein Family Heritage Centre, accession 2004-5-100.
Name Access
Camp Camperdown (near Collingwood, Ont.)
Camp Naivelt (Brampton, Ont.)
Places
Brampton, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-6-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2005-6-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
10 cm of textual records and graphic material
Date
[ca. 1955]-[ca. 1987]
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a binder of materials related primarily to a Yiddish theatre production entitled Shver tzu Zein a Yid (Hard to be a Jew) by Shalom Aleichem. This play was produced by Sylvia Grimson for the Yiddish Renascence Theatre and held at the Crest Theatre in 1975. The binder includes: photographs, critiques, letters of support, and reviews. Some loose copies of photographs of the The Heritage Players are also included.
Administrative History
Sylvia Fistell Grimson was born in Montreal ca. 1920s (she was never registered at birth) and grew up in Toronto. As a single mother of one son, Grimson worked for several years in factories and government offices before opening an antique store at Yonge and Wellesley, which she ran for ten years. Grimson taught ballet and modern dance, wrote poetry, and always had a passion for theatre, Yiddish culture, and the need for Jewish self-expression. Her dream was to bring Yiddish professional theatre to Toronto. In 1972, Grimson founded the Yiddish Renascence Theatre (which later became the Toronto Jewish Arts Theatre), for which she produced the plays Shver tzu Zein a Yid and The Three Lives of Adam. She has also performed in other plays such as Come Blow Your Horn and with The Heritage Players. She continues to live in Toronto, write poetry, and is also working on a book.
Subjects
Theater, Yiddish
Name Access
Grimson, Sylvia
Yiddish Renascence Theatre
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-11-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2007-11-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
9 photographs : b&w and col. ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Date
1943-1977
Scope and Content
Accession consists of material related to the Belleville Jewish community, in particular, the Schwab family and the Sons of Jacob Synagogue. It includes one copy of the Sons of Jacob Synagogue dedication book, a programme from brotherhood week and several photographs of the Schwab family and other members of the community.
The photographs are as follows:
1. Ben Safe and Julius Abramsky holding a large fish (1943).
2. Sid Rose, Ted Schwab and Art Black (1947).
3. Mike Levine, Paul Yanover, Ben Yanover, Eve Yanover, Vera Levine, Nellie Schwab, Sylvia Schwab and Stephen Schwab on the beach (1948).
4. Stephen Schwab's bar mitzvah portrait (1952).
5. Belleville Sisterhood group portrait (ca. 1960). Pictured, top row, left to right: Mrs. Pollak, unidentified, unidentified, Niomi Spiegel, Carol Albert, Cathy Mazer, Hilda Tuchmayer, unidentified, Mrs. Sylvia Freeman. Middle row, left to right: unidentified, unidentified, unidentified, Blooma Tobe, unidentified, Becky Shulman, Mrs. Gittleman, Mrs. Goldberg, Mrs. Esther Yanover, unidentified. Front row, left to right: Nellie Schwab, Sue Black, Jennie Nemtin, Bernice Mandel, Flo Yanover, Lil Albert.
6. Sue and Art Black (ca. 1965).
7. Copy family portrait of Theodore, Stephen, Nellie, and Sylvia Schwab (24 October 1952).
8. Michael Basch with the Torah scrolls at his bar mitzvah (1977).
9. Michael Basch at the bimah during his bar mitzvah (1977).
Administrative History
The Schwab family were one of the earliest Jewish families in Belleville. Theodore Schwab owned a stationary store.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Communities
Families
Synagogues
Name Access
Basch, Sylvia
Places
Belleville (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Miscellaneous family members series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 17; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Miscellaneous family members series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
17
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1900]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 7 cm
Admin History/Bio
The Samuel family lived in Toronto on Huron Street. Abraham Samuel was a tailor and his wife Martha was a housewife. Their daughter was listed as a student in 1931.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Sylvia Samuel taken during the turn of the twentieth century. The portrait was taken at a photo studio in Toronto. The subject was approximately two years old when the photograph was taken and was wearing a fur trimmed coat, a white hat and a large fur muff.
Notes
Photographer: Thompson Brothers.
Mounted in card frame.
Name Access
Samuel, Sylvia
Subjects
Children
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Portraits sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-1; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Portraits sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-1
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1950
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 10 x 13 cm and 11 x 7 cm
Admin History/Bio
Sylvia Schwartz was born in 1914 in Toronto. Her parents were Joseph and Gertrude, who were respectively born in the United States and Austria. She had three sisters, Helen, Fannie and Rosetta (Ruth). Her family moved to Toronto around 1903. Joseph was a furier who eventually set up his own business, J. Schwartz & Co. Ltd., a fur manufacturing company on Madison Avenue. He later became a partner in the Park Plaza Hotel on Avenue Road. Unlike her siblings, Sylvia was a dwarf, who led a successful life despite her physical limitations. She became a prominent portrait photographer in Toronto and owned a studio on Grenville Road. She began her career during the 1940s, capturing images of families, servicemen during the war as well as brides. She eventually carved out a niche for herself mid-career, specializing in children's portraiture. In addition to her professional activities, she was also recognized for her commitment to Communism. She befriended many famous American artists who were supporters of the cause, such as Paul Robeson, Duke Ellington, Lena Horne and Cab Caloway, travelling across the border frequently to attend meetings and work with her American comrades. In 1976 she set up a special children's book award to honour her late sister Ruth, who was a respected Toronto bookseller. In 2004, six years after Sylvia's death, her family changed the name of the award to the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards. The awards are administered by the Ontario Arts Council which selects the school and juries. The Ontario Arts Foundation, the Schwartz Foundation and the Canadian Booksellers Association, in turn, are responsible for producing the shortlist of books for the jury.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Sylvia Schwartz.
Name Access
Schwartz, Sylvia, 1914-1998
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
Portraits sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-1; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Portraits sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-1
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1950
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 9 x 7 cm
Admin History/Bio
Sylvia Schwartz was born in 1914 in Toronto. Her parents were Joseph and Gertrude, who were respectively born in the United States and Austria. She had three sisters, Helen, Fannie and Rosetta (Ruth). Her family moved to Toronto around 1903. Joseph was a furier who eventually set up his own business, J. Schwartz & Co. Ltd., a fur manufacturing company on Madison Avenue. He later became a partner in the Park Plaza Hotel on Avenue Road. Unlike her siblings, Sylvia was a dwarf, who led a successful life despite her physical limitations. She became a prominent portrait photographer in Toronto and owned a studio on Grenville Road. She began her career during the 1940s, capturing images of families, servicemen during the war as well as brides. She eventually carved out a niche for herself mid-career, specializing in children's portraiture. In addition to her professional activities, she was also recognized for her commitment to Communism. She befriended many famous American artists who were supporters of the cause, such as Paul Robeson, Duke Ellington, Lena Horne and Cab Caloway, travelling across the border frequently to attend meetings and work with her American comrades. In 1976 she set up a special children's book award to honour her late sister Ruth, who was a respected Toronto bookseller. In 2004, six years after Sylvia's death, her family changed the name of the award to the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards. The awards are administered by the Ontario Arts Council which selects the school and juries. The Ontario Arts Foundation, the Schwartz Foundation and the Canadian Booksellers Association, in turn, are responsible for producing the shortlist of books for the jury.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Sylvia Schwartz.
Notes
This negative has two images on it.
Name Access
Schwartz, Sylvia, 1914-1998
Access Restriction
Closed. Records are closed for conservation reasons.
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
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 48; Series 2-4; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Board of Jewish Education fonds
Executive director series
Teacher files sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
48
Series
2-4
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959-1960
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2011-2-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2011-2-2
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
[ca. 3000 negatives] : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm
Date
1954-1959
Scope and Content
Accession consists of approximately 3000 portrait negatives and prints taken by Sylvia Schwartz. The photographs depict members of the Jewish community, jazz musicians, and a small number of non-Jews as well. Within each box, the records are divided up into envelopes, which include anywhere from one to twenty negatives and occasionally a small number of prints.
Custodial History
The negatives were in the possession of Herb Solway, Sylvia Schwartz's nephew until they were donated to the Archives.
Administrative History
Sylvia Schwartz was born in 1914 in Toronto. Her parents were Joseph and Gertrude, who were respectively born in the United States and Austria. She had two older sisters, Fannie and Rosetta (Ruth). Her family moved to Toronto around 1903. Joseph was a furier who eventually set up his own business, J. Schwartz & Co. Ltd., a fur manufacturing company on Madison Avenue. He later became a partner in the Park Plaza Hotel on Avenue Road. Unlike her siblings, Sylvia was a dwarf, who led a successful life despite her physical limitations. She became a prominent portrait photographer in Toronto and owned a studio on Grenville Road. She began her career during the 1940s, capturing images of families, servicemen during the war as well as brides. She eventually carved out a niche for herself mid-career, specializing in children's portraiture. In addition to her professional activities, she was also recognized for her commitment to Communism. She befriended many famous American artists who were supporters of the cause, such as Paul Robeson, Duke Ellington, Lena Horne and Cab Caloway, travelling across the border frequently to attend meetings and work with her American comrades. In 1976 she set up a special children's book award to honour her late sister Ruth, who was a respected Toronto bookseller. In 2004, six years after Sylvia's death, her family changed the name of the award to the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards. The awards are administered by the Ontario Arts Council which selects the school and juries. The Ontario Arts Foundation, the Schwartz Foundation and the Canadian Booksellers Association, in turn, are responsible for producing the shortlist of books for the jury.
Subjects
Photographers
Name Access
Schwartz, Sylvia, 1914-1998
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 270
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
270
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a portrait photograph of Lou Soupcoff.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 138
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
138
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w (negative) ; 9 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a photographic negative card of Lou Leiblich.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Cass family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 11; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Cass family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
11
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1905 or 1906]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photographic portrait of Lou Smith taken at a studio in Toronto in 1905 or 1906.
Notes
Mounted on card frame.
Photographer: H. E. Peagam, 254 Yonge St., Toronto.
Name Access
Smith, Lou
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.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Leon E. Weinstein file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 5; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Leon E. Weinstein file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
5
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1970
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm
Name Access
Dennis, David
Granovsky, Phil
Finkler, Leona
Weinstein, Leon
Kent, Charles
Exton, Eric
Diamond, A. E.
Moses, L. J. E.
Jewish National Fund
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 5; File 136
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Subject files series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
5
File
136
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1968
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of 1 portrait photograph of Eric Sisel, Human Rights Commissioner for the Province of Ontario.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 29
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
29
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm and 7 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of portrait photographs of Eric Exton.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Eric and Esther Exton file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 8; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Eric and Esther Exton file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
8
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1978
Physical Description
1 negative : col. ; 6 x 6 cm
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Eric and Esther Exton file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 8; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Eric and Esther Exton file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
8
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1978
Physical Description
1 negative : col. ; 6 x 6 cm
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2013-7-10
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2013-7-10
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
1 film reel (ca. 30 min.) : col., si. ; 8mm
Date
1973-1976
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one home movie documenting Eric Slavens and his family. Included is footage of a birthday party, the family playing hockey in front of their home, Eric and his son playing in their front lawn, and Eric's children celebrating Halloween. Also included is footage of Eric and his family at a family farm owned by Eric's parents in Dundalk, Ontario.
Subjects
Families
Name Access
Slavens family
Places
Toronto, Ont.
Dundalk, Ont.
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-2-5
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2019-2-5
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w
Date
[ca. 1959]
Scope and Content
Item is a group portrait of the Forest Hill Junior High School band and majorettes that was taken in or around 1959. Identified in the photograph are: Paul Appleby, Ron Agar, Sheila Bookspan, Ellen Breuer, Joe Cappe, Michael Cole, John Dallas, Elliott Doran, Linda Feinberg, Stanley Feinberg, Judy Feinstein, Martin Fingerhut, Michael Garfin, Frank Gold, Neil Gold, Sheldon Goldenberg, Joey Goodman, Stephen Greenberg, Fred Grossberg, Peter Herman, Ron Hirshorn, John Kastner, Wilma Levinne, Jo-Ann Levy, Joey Liberman, Judy Lipson, Jill Lister, Carole Lokash, Karen Mactinger, Corinne Manace, Judy Marrus, Lesley Marrus, Barbara Martin, Susan Miller, Peter Model, Peter Morrison, Wendy Papernick, Steve Pearl, Wendy Porter, Mr. Rutherford, Elaine Schaffran, Rozzi Shuster, Eric Slavens, Larry Smith, Louis Solnicki, Luby Sone, Gary Soupcoff, Barbara Spencer, Howard Stulberg, Jerold Winter, Heather Wintre, Rhoda Wintre, Irwin Wortsman, Frankie Zaid, and Michael Zimmerman. Other individuals remain to be identified.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Public schools
Name Access
Forest Hill Junior High School (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Forest Hill (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 61; Series 2-2; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds
Jewish Community Centre Archives Committee series
Photograph collection sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
61
Series
2-2
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1964
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 13 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This file consists of one negative of the Cec Finkler Memorial Award trophy presented annually for sportsmanship, leadership and co-operation in athletic endeavors.
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
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 80
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
80
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1936-1960
Physical Description
463 photographs : b&w and col. (286 negatives) ; 18 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
Sylvia Schwartz (1914-1998) was born in 1914 in Toronto. Her parents were Joseph and Gertrude, who were respectively born in the United States and Austria. Sylvia had three older sisters: Fannie Helen and Rosetta (Ruth). Her family moved to Toronto around 1903. Joseph was a furrier who eventually set up his own business, J. Schwartz & Co. Ltd., a fur manufacturing company on Madison Avenue. He later became a partner in the Park Plaza Hotel on Avenue Road.
Sylvia became a prominent portrait photographer in Toronto and owned a studio on Grenville Road. She began her career during the 1940s, capturing images of families, servicemen during the war. and brides. She eventually carved out a niche for herself mid-career, specializing in child portraiture.
In addition to her professional activities, she was also recognized for her commitment to Communism. She befriended many famous American artists who were supporters of the cause, such as Paul Robeson, Duke Ellington, Lena Horne and Cab Caloway, travelling across the border frequently to attend meetings and work with her American comrades. She was also involved in Communist-related organizations and trips that she documented in her photographs.
In 1976 she set up a special children's book award to honour her late sister Ruth, who was a respected Toronto bookseller. In 2004, six years after Sylvia's death, her family changed the name of the award to the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards. The awards are administered by the Ontario Arts Council which selects the school and juries. The Ontario Arts Foundation, the Schwartz Foundation, and the Canadian Booksellers Association, in turn, are responsible for producing the shortlist of books for the jury.
Custodial History
The negatives and proofs were donated by Sylvia's nephew, Herb Solway in two accessions: 2008-1/1 and 2008-4/5.
Scope and Content
The records are in the form of proofs and negatives that were taken by photographer Sylvia Schwartz during her career. They include images of her family, their cottage, her friends, events that she participated in as well as portraits of children, servicemen and women, famous entertainers that she was acquainted with, and prominent individuals from the Jewish community.
The records are arranged into series which include portraits of prominent Toronto Jews, military portraits, child portraits, simchas/milestones, entertainers, family and friends, and events. Each series consists of both negatives and corresponding proofs. The proofs have been retained for reference purposes as well as to document the decision-making of the photographer.
Name Access
Schwartz, Sylvia, 1914-1998
Subjects
Photographers
Creator
Schwartz, Sylvia, 1914-1998
Accession Number
2008-1-1
2008-4-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 80
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
80
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[195-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of a portrait photograph of Lou Harris.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[190-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative); 17 x 24 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Notes
Original photograph by C. H. Boyes, Kingston.
Photograph is a copy.
Name Access
Abramson, Lou
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.
Places
Kingston (Ont.)
Accession Number
1982-7-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1950]
Physical Description
1 negative : b&w ; 11 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Lou Turofsky was born in Chicago in 1892. His family moved to Toronto in 1900 and settled in the Beaches neighbourhood. In 1910, Lou purchased Alexandra Photography Company from his employer, Frank Spillar, and changed the name to Alexandra Studios. Lou's younger brother Nat came to work for him, and together they built up the business and their reputation as famous sports photographers. In 1917, they moved into a larger studio at 322 Queen Street West. Lou Turofsky married Ruth Seigel in 1936 and they had two daughters named Riki and Carol. Nat never married.
The brothers developed a reputation for photographing sports, although primarily hockey, and were often granted exclusive access to sports events; they were the only photographers allowed into the gates at the start of the British Empire Games held in Hamilton in 1930. Nat was the official photographer of the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Turofsky Collection, currently housed at the Hockey Hall of Fame, is the world's largest collection of hockey photographs. Nat died in 1956 and Lou died shortly after in 1959.
Scope and Content
Photograph is of brothers Lou and Nat Turofsky holding the Turofsky Trophy.
Notes
It is not certain that Al Gilbert took this photograph.
The Turofsky Trophy may have been awarded within the Junior Hockey League.
Name Access
Turofsky, Lou
Turofsky, Nathan "Nat" (1895 - 1956)
Subjects
Sports photographers
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
General Wingate Branch 256, Royal Canadian Legion fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 74; Item 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
General Wingate Branch 256, Royal Canadian Legion fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
74
Item
24
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1965]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of D. Lou Harris.
Name Access
Harris, D. Lou
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
1976-9-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2016-2-13
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2016-2-13
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
2016
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a typed account of Lou Hoffer's experience as a Holocaust survivor in Transnistria. The account was written on the occassion of the establishment by Lou and Magda Hoffer of the Transnistria Forest Grove in Jerusalem through the Jewish National Fund (JNF). Also included is a printout of a photo of Lou and Magda alongside a brief description of the JNF gift and the original certificate presented to the Hoffers from JNF.
Subjects
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Name Access
Hoffer, Lou
Hoffer, Magda
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-2-23
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-2-23
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
5 photographs
Date
[ca. 2000]-2016
Scope and Content
Accession consists of textual and graphic material documenting Lou Hoffer's involvement with the Transnistria Survivors' Association and the Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre. Included are photographs of Lou with student groups at OISE and Havergal college, an image of Lou lighting a candle with a Bar Mitzvah student as part of the Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre's Bar/Bat Mitzvah Project of Remembrance. Accession also includes a flyer, newspaperclippings and thank you cards.
Administrative History
Lou (Leizer) Hoffer is a Holocaust survivor who is a past President of the Transnistria Holocaust Survivors' Association and was a speaker with the Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre in Toronto.
Lou was born in 1927 in Vijnitz, Northern Bucovina, Romania to David and Chaya Sure Drassinover Hoffer. During the Second World War, Lou and his family was deported (along with all the Jewish people in his town) to the death camps of Transnistria (a territory in Ukraine). He was liberated in 1944.
After the war, Lou, his parents and his younger brother, Joe, wandered through various displaced persons camps in Europe. They eventually immigrated to Canada in March 1948 on the ship Nea Helas. He married Madga (nee Pressburger) in 1959. Together they had three sons and one daughter.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
Societies
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Name Access
Hoffer, Lou
Transnistria Survivors' Association (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-3-7
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2017-3-7
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
textual record
Physical Description
2 photographs (tiff)
1 folder of textual records
Date
[2008?]-2016
Scope and Content
Accession consists of two photographs taken of members of the Transnistria Survivors' Association by the Holocaust memorial at Earl Bales Park, Toronto. In one of the photographs, members are standing with their children and grandchildren. Also included is one JNF certificate documenting trees planted by Lou and Magda Hoffer in the Transnistria Grove in the Aminadav Forest (Jerusalem, Israel) in honour of their parents.
Administrative History
Lou (Leizer) Hoffer is a Holocaust survivor who is a past President of the Transnistria Holocaust Survivors' Association and was a speaker with the Neuberger Holocaust Education Centre in Toronto.
Lou was born in 1927 in Vijnitz, Northern Bucovina, Romania to David and Chaya Sure Drassinover Hoffer. During the Second World War, Lou and his family was deported (along with all the Jewish people in his town) to the death camps of Transnistria (a territory in Ukraine). He was liberated in 1944.
After the war, Lou, his parents and his younger brother, Joe, wandered through various displaced persons camps in Europe. They eventually immigrated to Canada in March 1948 on the ship Nea Helas. He married Madga (nee Pressburger) in 1959. Together they had three sons and one daughter.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Name Access
Transnistria Survivors' Association (Toronto, Ont.)
Hoffer, Lou
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Eric and Esther Exton file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 8; Item 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Eric and Esther Exton file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
8
Item
27
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1978
Physical Description
1 negative : col. ; 6 x 6 cm
Name Access
Gilbert, Al, 1922-
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Philip Granovsky file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 1; File 7; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Negev dinners series
Dinner honouring Philip Granovsky file
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
1
File
7
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1974
Physical Description
1 negative : col. ; 6 x 6 cm
Repro Restriction
Copyright may not be held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 68; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ethel Mehr fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
68
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1917
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Ethel Mehr and Sylvia Brenner standing in the backyard of the Mehr family home at 374 Markham St., Toronto.
Name Access
Brenner, Sylvia
Mehr, Ethel
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
Markham Street (Toronto, Ont.).
Accession Number
1988-12-3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Portraits sub-series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 5-1; Item 19
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Family series
Portraits sub-series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
5-1
Item
19
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1950
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w (1 negative) ; 9 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
Sylvia Schwartz was born in 1914 in Toronto. Her parents were Joseph and Gertrude, who were respectively born in the United States and Austria. She had three sisters, Helen, Fannie and Rosetta (Ruth). Her family moved to Toronto around 1903. Joseph was a furier who eventually set up his own business, J. Schwartz & Co. Ltd., a fur manufacturing company on Madison Avenue. He later became a partner in the Park Plaza Hotel on Avenue Road. Unlike her siblings, Sylvia was a dwarf, who led a successful life despite her physical limitations. She became a prominent portrait photographer in Toronto and owned a studio on Grenville Road. She began her career during the 1940s, capturing images of families, servicemen during the war as well as brides. She eventually carved out a niche for herself mid-career, specializing in children's portraiture. In addition to her professional activities, she was also recognized for her commitment to Communism. She befriended many famous American artists who were supporters of the cause, such as Paul Robeson, Duke Ellington, Lena Horne and Cab Caloway, travelling across the border frequently to attend meetings and work with her American comrades. In 1976 she set up a special children's book award to honour her late sister Ruth, who was a respected Toronto bookseller. In 2004, six years after Sylvia's death, her family changed the name of the award to the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Awards. The awards are administered by the Ontario Arts Council which selects the school and juries. The Ontario Arts Foundation, the Schwartz Foundation and the Canadian Booksellers Association, in turn, are responsible for producing the shortlist of books for the jury.
Scope and Content
Item is a portrait of Sylvia Schwartz.
Notes
There is no proof for this item, only the negative.
Name Access
Schwartz, Sylvia, 1914-1998
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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