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Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 37; Series 4; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Gilbert Studios fonds
Al Gilbert portraits series
Level
Item
Fonds
37
Series
4
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
2 negatives : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm and 13 x 11 cm
Admin History/Bio
Dora was born to Yetta and Max Tobias. She married Morris Till and they had one child named Cecil. Dora was an active community leader who also contributed a lot to social service work. She was co-founder and first President for Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home, Vice-President of the Hebrew Maternity Aid Society, a board member for the Jewish Family and Child Services, an executive for the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, Honourary Vice-President of United Jewish Welfare Fund, on the board of Canadian Jewish Council and past President of the Naomi Chapter of Hadassah-WIZO.
Scope and Content
Photograph is of Dora Ann Till.
Name Access
Till, Dora, 1896-1987
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.
Related Material
see also 1987-1-5, Dora Till papers
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-13; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-13
File
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1959
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of Dora Till being presented with the President's Pin on her retirement as President of the Women's Auxiliary. Identified in the photograph is (left to right) : [?], Dora Till, and Lillian Soles.
Notes
Photographer unknown.
Name Access
Till, Dora, 1896-1987
Subjects
Portraits, Group
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
Dora Till fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 52
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
52
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1921-1986
Physical Description
1.4 m of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Dora Till (1896-1987) was a leading member of the Toronto Jewish community. She helped found and served on the executives and boards of many organizations, including the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto, the United Jewish Welfare Fund (UJWF), the Candian Jewish Congress Central Region, and the Baycrest Hospital Women's Auxiliary. She was honoured numerous times in her life with awards and tributes for her contributions to the Jewish community.
Till was born in New York City on 20 March 1896, one of six children of Max and Yeta Tobias. Her parents had emigrated from Poland prior to 1892. When Dora was four, the family moved to Toronto where Max Tobias worked as a tailor. In her teens, Till was an active member of two social clubs for girls, the Boot and Shoe Society (for mothers and children in need) and the Herzl Girls Club.
Dora Tobias married Morris S. Till on 21 May 1916, in Toronto. They had two children, Sigmund and Cecile, both of whom she outlived. Sigmund died tragically at the age of 11 after a sudden illness. Cecile married Frank Goldhar and they had two children, Sheila Anne and Meyer Garson.
In 1918, Till joined the Hebrew Maternity Aid Society and she served as its vice-president for the next fifteen years. This was the beginning of a lifetime career in family welfare, health care and services for the aged. Till helped found and was the first president of the Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home located in Bronte and then Tollandale, which provided mothers and children in need with a two-week holiday in the country.
From the 1920s until the 1940s, Till served on several boards including the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto, and the United Jewish Welfare Fund, as well as the Welfare Fund's Women's Division and Women's Service Council. In 1950, she became the first woman to be named honourary vice-president of the UJWF. In 1955, after many years affiliation with the Jewish Home for the Aged, Dora Till organized the newly built Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care's Women's Auxiliary, becoming its first president. She also served for 40 years on the executive board of the Family and Child Service Bureau, the precursor to Jewish Family & Child Services. Till was an active member of many other Jewish organizations, including the Naomi Chapter of Hadassah and the National Council of Jewish Women, B'nai Brith Women, the Mount Sinai Women's Auxiliary, the Jewish Camp Council, and Toronto United Community Appeal - Community Chest. She was also a member of Goel Tzedec Congregation and its successor, Beth Tzedec Congregation.
Dora Till was honoured with several awards and tributes in her lifetime for her contributions to Jewish life, health and welfare in Toronto. In 1956, the Dora and Morris Till Bungalow at the Mothers and Babes Summer Rest Home was dedicated. In 1969, she was the first woman to recieve UJWF's Ben Sadowski Award for Jewish Community Service. As well, in 1977, she received the Queen's Silver Jubilee medal for outstanding community service. In 1983 a Baycrest Centre tribute dinner was held in her honour and in 1984, the top floor of the Baycrest Centre was dedicated to her. This was the culmination of a lifetime devoted to social welfare and community service, and it came just a few years before Till's death, on 22 November 1987.
Custodial History
The records were in the possession of Dora Till's granddaughter, Mrs. Sheila Gottlieb, until they were donated to the OJA in 1987.
Scope and Content
This fonds consists of records documenting the personal and philanthropic activities of Dora Till, including her ongoing involvement with the Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home, the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary, the United Jewish Welfare Fund, and to a lesser extent other organizations that she was involved or affiliated with. Till's records of the Mothers' and Babes' Rest Home are some of the few to have survived from this important social service organization.
The organizational records in the fonds include minutes, correspondence, reports, speeches, financial records, newsclippings, pamphlets, brochures, invitations, architectural drawings, and photographs, primarily of the Mothers and Babes Rest Home and the Baycrest Centre. As well, there are two artifacts: a Baycrest Centre pin and a gold shovel from the groundbreaking ceremony. The personal records in the fonds include family photographs and portraits, writings, newsclippings and general correspondence.
The fonds has been arranged into eight series: 1. Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association. 2. Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary. 3. Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Heritage Museum Committee. 4. Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Furnishings Committee. 5. Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care : other committees. 6. United Jewish Welfare Fund. 7. Other organizations. 8. Personal. The records have been described to the file level, while a selection of photographs have been scanned and described at the item level.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 197 photographs (54 negatives), 9 architectural drawings, and 2 objects
Name Access
Till, Dora, 1896-1987
Access Restriction
Partially closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing some of the records.
Related Material
For related material on the Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home, please see: Jewish Community Centre of Toronto fonds 61, Federation of Jewish Philanthropies fonds 66, United Jewish Welfare Fund fonds 67, Ida Lewis Siegel fonds 15, and the Rebecca Kamarner family fonds 11.
For related material on the Baycrest Centre Women's Auxiliary, please see: Pat Joy Alpert fonds 77 and fonds 14.
For related material on National Council of Jewish Women please see fonds 38.
Arrangement
This fonds had previously been arranged and described as MG6 H. The current arrangement was implemented by the archivist in 2010 and as a result, several files from the former MG were culled or merged. Therefore, the former MG finding aid is no longer accurate.
Creator
Till, Dora, 1896-1987
Accession Number
1987-1-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Press and publicity sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-6; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Press and publicity sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-6
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959, 1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal photographs and portraits
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8; File 10; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal photographs and portraits
Level
Item
Fonds
52
Series
8
File
10
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 17 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a studio portrait of Dora Till.
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
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal photographs and portraits
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8; File 10; Item 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal photographs and portraits
Level
Item
Fonds
52
Series
8
File
10
Item
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1960]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a studio portrait of Dora Till. The photograph was taken by Sylvia Schwartz.
Name Access
Schwartz, Sylvia, 1914-1998
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
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-13; File 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-13
File
12
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1972
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of an invitation, correspondence, and a photograph of Dora Till's table. Identified in the photograph is Dora Till and Abe Posluns.
Notes
Photographs are by Gordon Mendly Famous Studio.
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
Dora Till fonds
Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home Association series
General photographs sub-series
The grounds, campers and staff at Tollandale file
Level
Item
Fonds
52
Series
1-7
File
3
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1941]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 9 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Dora Till addressing a group of visitors to the Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home in Tollandale, Ontario.
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
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Sub-committees sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-2; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Sub-committees sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
2-2
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal photographs and portraits
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8; File 10; Item 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal photographs and portraits
Level
Item
Fonds
52
Series
8
File
10
Item
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 36 x 28 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a formal portrait of Dora Till seated at a desk.
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
Name
Dora Till
Material Format
sound recording
Interview Date
4 May 1983
Source
Oral Histories
Name
Dora Till
Number
OH 151
Subject
Immigrants--Canada
Families
Labor
Labor unions
Women
Occupations
Interview Date
4 May 1983
Quantity
1
Interviewer
Stephen Speisman
Total Running Time
46 minutes
Conservation
Copied August 2003
Use Restrictions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Biography
Dora Till (née Tobias) was born in New York City in 1896. She came to Toronto in 1900. She married Morris Till in 1918. They had one daughter, Cecile. As a youth, Dora was involved with Herzl Girls and the Boot and Shoe Society. Dora was active in community service and contributed greatly to social service work. She was co-founder and first president for the Mothers' and Babes' Summer Rest Home, vice president of the Hebrew Maternity Aid Society, a board member for the Jewish Family and Child Services, an executive for the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, honorary vice president of United Jewish Welfare Fund, on the board of Canadian Jewish Congress and past president of the Naomi Chapter of Hadassah-WIZO.
Material Format
sound recording
Name Access
Herzl Girls Boot and Shoe Society, 1920
Mothers and Babes Summer Rest Home
Baycrest Hospital
United Jewish Welfare Fund
Beth Tzedec Synagogue
Timothy Eaton Company
Till, Dora
Geographic Access
Toronto
Bronte
Original Format
Audio cassette
Copy Format
Audio cassette
Digital file
Source
Oral Histories

In this clip, Dora Till discusses some of the services provided by Hebrew Maternity Aid.

Dora Till was co-founder and first President for Mothers and Babes Summer Rest Home. In this clip, Dora describes the efforts to solicit and fundraise on behalf of the Mothers and Babes Summer Rest Home.

Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Volunteer program sub-series
Volunteer recognition file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-7; File 8; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Volunteer program sub-series
Volunteer recognition file
Level
Item
Fonds
14
Series
4-7
File
8
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
28 May 1959
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Notes
Photographer unknown.
Name Access
Till, Dora, 1896-1987
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
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Festival Committee sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-5; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Festival Committee sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-5
File
9
Material Format
graphic material
Parallel Title
Sukkot Program
Date
[ca.1970]-[ca. 1977]
Physical Description
59 photographs : b&w and col. (11 negatives) ; 21 x 20 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs documenting the Festival Committee's Succoth program. Included are images of residents and volunteers preparing decorations and centrepieces for the Sukkah, assembling the Sukkah, and the celebrations inside the Sukkah. Identified in the photographs are: Esther Exton, Rabbi Greenspan, Harry Solomon, Aaron Anflick, Ruth Wallenstein, Mrs. Warsh, Betty Lucatch, Mr. Goldstein, Florence Kizel, Mrs. Levy, and Rose Solomon.
Subjects
Sukkot
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Programs and services sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-6; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Programs and services sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-6
File
5
Material Format
graphic material
Date
June 1963
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w ; 9 x 11 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Dora Till enjoying tea with a group of Day Care residents.
Name Access
Till, Dora, 1896-1987
Related Material
For other records related to the Day Care Program in this fonds, see series 7, file 8.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-13; File 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
14
Series
4-13
File
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a brochure.
Name Access
Till, Dora, 1896-1987
Subjects
Dinners and dining
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal photographs and portraits
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8; File 10; Item 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal photographs and portraits
Level
Item
Fonds
52
Series
8
File
10
Item
6
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1969
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 17 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a studio portrait of Dora Till. It was used to publicize Dora as the recipient of UJWF's Ben Sadowski award in 1969.
Notes
Photo by Al Gilbert.
Subjects
Awards
Repro Restriction
Copyright is not held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See fonds 37, series 4, item 11 for another portrait from this same sitting.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
International Year of the Child file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-5; File 10; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
International Year of the Child file
Level
Item
Fonds
52
Series
2-5
File
10
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1979
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a studio photograph of Dora Till, her granddaughter Shaila Gottlieb and her great-granddaughter Elyse Gottlieb. Elyse was voted the "Child of the Year" by the Baycrest Centre's Women's Auxiliary.
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
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal photographs and portraits
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8; File 10; Item 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal photographs and portraits
Level
Item
Fonds
52
Series
8
File
10
Item
8
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1977
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 9 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a formal portrait of Dora Till on the ocassion of receiving the Queen's Silver Jubilee medal for outstanding community service. Dora is wearing the medal on her lapel, along with a Magen David pin. She is also holding the accompanying certificate.
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
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal awards and tributes sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8-1; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal awards and tributes sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
8-1
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1972-1984
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
New Baycrest Hospital groundbreaking file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 52; Series 2-5; File 8; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care Women's Auxiliary series
Events sub-series
New Baycrest Hospital groundbreaking file
Level
Item
Fonds
52
Series
2-5
File
8
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
30 June 1983
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a photograph of Dora Till with Abe Posluns and an unidentified woman at the groundbreaking for the New Baycrest Hospital. All three are holding gold ceremonial shovels in the ground. Pictured on the far left is Sid Cooper.
Subjects
Building
Hospitals
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
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Annual meetings sub-series
Chanukah meeting file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-2; File 54; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Annual meetings sub-series
Chanukah meeting file
Level
Item
Fonds
14
Series
4-2
File
54
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1968]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm
Notes
Photograph is by Gordon Mendly Famous Studio.
Name Access
Till, Dora, 1896-1987
Subjects
Candles and lights (Judaism)
Hanukkah
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 283
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
283
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 Morris Till.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal photographs and portraits
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8; File 10; Item 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal photographs and portraits
Level
Item
Fonds
52
Series
8
File
10
Item
7
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a snapshot of Morris Till, taken at a black tie event.
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
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Annual meetings sub-series
Annual closing meeting file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 14; Series 4-2; File 8; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care fonds
Women's Auxiliary series
Annual meetings sub-series
Annual closing meeting file
Level
Item
Fonds
14
Series
4-2
File
8
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1959
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Notes
Photographer unknown.
Name Access
Till, Dora, 1896-1987
Subjects
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.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Art Exhibitions series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 100; Series 8; File 22
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Koffler Centre of the Arts fonds
Art Exhibitions series
Level
File
Fonds
100
Series
8
File
22
Material Format
textual record
Date
1992
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a catalogue entitled Caricature and Conscience: The Ceramic Sculpture of Dora Weschsler.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1991-5-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1991-5-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Date
1954-1962
Scope and Content
Accession consists of seventeen handmade copies of the Atkins Family Club publication called At Home with the Atkins.
Administrative History
The Atkins Family Club newspaper was a family bulletin begun in 1954 with the purpose of stengthening the bond of the Toronto family members who saw each other often, while engaging those who lived out of town. The club had a membership of 95 relatives in 1954 who paid a membership fee of $2.50 per person, per annum. This money would go towards events and meetings organized by the club's executive committee, such as picnics and dinner outings. The only requirement for membership was that each person had to be a direct descendent of Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Atkins.
Descriptive Notes
Atkins, Meyer
Atkins Family Club
Name Access
Atkins, Meyer
Atkins Family Club
Source
Archival Accessions
Passenger Names
Glazer, Dora
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Glazer, Dora
Page Number
786
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Zand, Dora (a)
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Zand, Dora (a)
Page Number
645
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
52
Series
8
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1977
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal photographs and portraits
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8; File 10; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal photographs and portraits
Level
Item
Fonds
52
Series
8
File
10
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1932]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Sigmund Till at approximately six years of age.
Subjects
Children
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
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 35
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
35
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1924
Physical Description
7 architectural drawings : blueprints ; 41 cm length or smaller and 8 cm diam.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural drawings of an apartment building located on Beverley St. for Mr. Benjamin Brown (in trust). Floor plans, sections and elevation drawings are included.
Places
Beverley Street (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 902
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
902
Material Format
graphic material
Responsibility
Duke Studios
Date
1976
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original print of the Parkside apartments in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. The four-story building was designed by Morris Wolfson and built by S. Greenberg in the 1930s.
Name Access
Wolfson, Morris
Subjects
Architecture
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.
Places
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 905
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
905
Material Format
graphic material
Responsibility
Duke Studios
Date
1976
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
This item is an original print of the Parkue apartment building in Kirkland Lake, Ontario. This three-story building was designed by Morris Wolfson and built in the 1930s by S. Greenberg.
Name Access
Wolfson, Morris
Subjects
Architecture
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.
Places
Kirkland Lake (Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 45; Item 18
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
45
Item
18
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[192-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : sepia toned ; 29 x 22 cm on mat 44 x 28 cm
Admin History/Bio
Dorothy Dworkin (née Goldstick) was born in Latvia in 1890. She was the daughter of William and Sarah Goldstick. She came to Canada in 1904 at 14 years of age. She studied nursing in the United States, by training at Mount Sinai Hospital in Cleveland. She then took her exams in midwifery, and in 1909, she received her diploma from the State Board of Ohio.
In 1911 she married Henry Dworkin, who was the founder of the Toronto Labour Lyceum. Henry opened a variety store in 1917, which later became a tobacco and shipping agency business called Dworkin Travel, located at 525 Dundas Street West. Together, the Dworkins helped bring in hundreds of immigrants from Poland, Roumania and Latvia. The couple had a daughter, Ellen, whom they referred to as Honey. In 1928, Henry was tragically killed in an automobile accident. After her husband's death, Dorothy brought up her daughter alone, ran the travel business, and continued to do charitable work with Mount Sinai Hospital.
Scope and Content
Portrait of Dorothy Dworkin taken when she was in her 30s at the Lyonde Photo Studio in Toronto.
Subjects
Immigrants--Canada
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.
Related Material
See Dorothy Dworkin fonds 10.
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 92; Series 1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Joseph Baruch Salsberg fonds
Personal series
Level
File
Fonds
92
Series
1
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1924-1954
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
6 photographs : b&w ; 25 x 20 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Dora Wilensky Salsberg was one of Toronto’s earliest professionally trained Jewish social workers and a leader in the Canadian social work field. She was born in Russia on July 28, 1902 to Hyman and Mary Wilensky. She had three younger sisters: Bertha (b. 1903) Jenny (b. 1905), and Fagel (b.1910). In 1907, the family immigrated to Toronto where Hyman worked at a cap factory.
Dora had the highest marks in the province of Ontario upon graduating from high school and graduated as a gold medalist in modern history from McMaster University in Toronto. She initially pursued a career in teaching, but had difficulty securing a job due to discrimination. When her only job offer from Oshawa was given on the condition that she change her last name, Dora decided become a social worker.
After studying at the New York School for Social Work and working briefly in Chicago, Dora returned to Toronto and took up the position as Executive Director of the Jewish Family Welfare Bureau in 1931. When the JF&CS was formed in 1943 she served as its first Executive Director. Under her leadership, JF&CS gained a reputation as being one of the most advanced and progressive agencies in Toronto. She was among the first to hire a psychiatric social worker and to introduce play therapy as part of treatment; she remained on top of advances being made in the field in other countries and encouraged her staff to regularly engage in professional development activities.
Dora was also actively involved in various professional organizations. She was a member of the National Board of the Canadian Association of Social Workers, served on the Board of Governors and various committees of the Canadian Welfare Council, and was active on the Social Planning Council (formerly the Welfare Council of Toronto). In addition, she was instrumental in the establishment of the University of Toronto’s post-graduate course in social work. For her service to the field, she earned both the King George V and Coronation medals.
Around 1925, Dora married J.B. Salsberg. Although she legally adopted his name, she always used her maiden name professionally. They did not have any children. On March 20, 1959, Dora passed away from cancer at the age of 56.
Scope and Content
File consists of records documenting the life and activities of J.B. Salsberg's wife, Dora Wilensky. Included is a graduation portrait of Dora, a photograph of Dora likely standing outside of McMaster Hall on graduation day, a photograph of Dora standing near a lake (ca. 1940), professional portraits of Dora, an I.L. Peretz School graduation book, correspondence regarding the death of Dora's mother, and a newsletter of the Canadian Welfare Council of Ontario.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2004-3-2
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-3-2
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
object
Physical Description
ca. 3 cm of textual records and other material
7 photographs b&w and col ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
Date
1900-1979
Scope and Content
This accession consists of material documenting the donor, Carol Hamilton's grandparents, Dora and Bernard Coffler. It includes portraits of her grandparents as well as an exterior photograph of the Coffler Bedding Co., activities and 50th wedding celebration. This accession also includes: documents such as their passports, wedding certificate and identification cards; correspondence from David Croll; press clippings relating to their wedding and anniversary; an Ezras Noshem Society pin (1927); an Adath Israel Congregation Golden Jubilee Book and key chain (1952); and a Mount Sinai Hospital Auziliary 25th Anniversary Year Book.
Administrative History
Bernard and Dora Coffler arrived in Canada from Roumania in 1900 and 1901 respectively. They met in 1902 and married on 21 May 1904 in Toronto. They reportedly were the first couple to be married on a Sunday in Toronto. They had three children: Myer (1905), Goldie (1910), and Sam (1914).
The Coffler's opened up a business called Coffler Bedding Co., which was located at 391 Parliament Street.
Dora Coffler was very active in two organizations, the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire (IODE) as well as the Mount Sinai Hospital Auxiliary called the Ezras Noshem Society.
Bernard and Dora Coffler passed away in 1960 and 1971 respectively.
Descriptive Notes
Physical description note: includes 7 photographs, 1 key chain, 1 pin and 1 coin.
Subjects
Weddings
Storefronts
Name Access
Coffler Bedding Co.
Adath Israel Congregation (Toronto, Ont.)
Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto, Ont.)
Croll, David, 1900-1991
Ezras Noshem Society (Toronto, Ont.)
Places
Toronto (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Passenger Names
Chilcott, Dora Walker
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Chilcott, Dora Walker
Page Number
787
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Kazimirezuk, Wasyl, Dora
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Kazimirezuk, Wasyl, Dora
Page Number
415
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 28; Series 6; File 284
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Zionist Organization of Canada fonds
Publicity photographs of people and events series
Level
File
Fonds
28
Series
6
File
284
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 10 x 15 cm
Scope and Content
The file consists of photographs of Morris Till and Henry Rosenberg.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal photographs and portraits
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 52; Series 8; File 10; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dora Till fonds
Personal series
Personal photographs and portraits
Level
Item
Fonds
52
Series
8
File
10
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Admin History/Bio
Ira Berg was the founder and owner of a self-named high end women's fashion store, located at Yonge Street and St. Clair Avenue.
Scope and Content
This item is a snapshot of Morris Till seated on a sofa with Ira Berg.
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
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 15
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
15
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1935-1936
Physical Description
4 architectural drawings : pencil on tracing paper ; 46 cm length or smaller and 3 cm diam.
Admin History/Bio
Mr. Morris Spring was a Jewish real-estate agent and developer. In 1932-33, Mr. Spring purchased and developed several properties in the Hillcrest and Casa Loma areas, as well as the Bloor-Landsdowne area.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural drawings of three connected buildings containing stores and dwellings commissioned by Mr. Morris Spring. They were located at 1248-1252 Bloor St. West. The buildings were all two storeys high and had shops on the ground floor and dwellings on the second floor. Floor plans, sections and elevation drawings are included.
Notes
Originally was separated into two projects - Commission no.XXII and XXXII - according to Speisman's finding aid.
Physical Condition
Material is fragile.
Related Material
See File 49-2-3 for the plans of a residence for Mr. Spring at 43 Hillcrest Drive.
See File 49-2-10 for the plans of a residence for Mr. Spring at 19 Austin Crescent.
Places
Bloor Street West (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 39
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
39
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
[ca. 1930]
Physical Description
3 architectural drawings : pencil, 1 on tracing paper ; 50 cm length or smaller and 4 cm diam.
Scope and Content
File consists of a ground floor plan, front elevation and a longitudinal section of a proposed three storey apartment building at 4 Spadina Road.
Places
Spadina Road (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 49; Series 3; File 78
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Benjamin Brown fonds
Commercial building plans and drawings series
Level
File
Fonds
49
Series
3
File
78
Material Format
architectural drawing
Date
1935
Physical Description
4 architectural drawings : pencil on tracing paper ; 74 cm length or smaller and 5 cm diam.
Scope and Content
File consists of architectural drawings of a two storey building housing stores and apartments at the N.W. corner of Spadina Road and Montclair Avenue. The first floor contained three stores and a two bedroom suite, and the second floor contained two, one bedroom and two, two bedroom suites. Elevations, floor plans, detailing and sections are included.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dorothy Dworkin fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 10; Item 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dorothy Dworkin fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
10
Item
27
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Scope and Content
Front row, left to right: Mr. Neslin, Dora Dworkin, [rest unidentified]. Back row: 9th from the left is Boris Litman, 10th from the left is Rita Bergstein.
Name Access
Neslin, Mr.
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
2005-4-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dorothy Dworkin fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 10; Item 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dorothy Dworkin fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
10
Item
24
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[196-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Notes
Photographer unknown.
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
2005-4-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dorothy Dworkin fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 10; Item 12
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dorothy Dworkin fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
10
Item
12
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1915
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Dworkin family taken in a Toronto studio. From left to right are: Dora (Dorothy), Honey (Ellen), and Harry (Henry) Dworkin.
Notes
The negative and one of the prints were made by the OJA after acquiring the photographs.
Stamp, verso, lower right: L. Surdin Photo Studio, 16 Cameron St., Toronto.
Name Access
Arthurs, Ellen
Dworkin, Ellen
Dworkin, Harry
Dworkin, Henry
Dworkin, Honey
Subjects
Families
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
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
2005-4-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dorothy Dworkin fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 10; Item 17
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Dorothy Dworkin fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
10
Item
17
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1909?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Item is a copy photograph of Dora Dworkin in her nurses uniform. This may be her graduation photograph from the Medical State Board of Ohio after receiving her diploma in Midwifery in 1909.
Subjects
Nurses
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
2005-4-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 45; Item 42
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Betty Goldstick Lindgren fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
45
Item
42
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1918]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 10 cm (sight) on mat 24 x 16 cm
Scope and Content
Family portrait of Harry, Dora and Honey Dworkin taken at a photo studio in Toronto.
Subjects
Families
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
Toronto (Ont.)
Accession Number
1978-10-1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2004-5-22
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2004-5-22
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
19 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 25 cm or smaller
Date
1973
Scope and Content
This accession consists of photographs documenting Dora Wasserman's theatre group (Montreal) at Toronto's Central Tech for Israel's 25th Anniversary.
Source
Archival Accessions
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