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Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 46
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
46
Material Format
textual record
Date
1980-1995
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of handwritten correspondence between Saul, Libbie and Trudy Cowan and between Saul and Libbie Cowan and Saul's sister Jean Kalman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 44
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
44
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1978-1985
Physical Description
3 photographs : col. ; 18 x 13 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a portrait of Libbie and Saul Cowan at their wedding in June 1978 at Temple Sinai, Toronto, a photo of Libbie and Saul with Belle and Phil Aiken (Libbie's brother) at the Cowan wedding, and a portrait of Libbie and Saul in 1985.
Name Access
Aiken, Belle
Aiken, Phil
Cowan, Libbie
Cowan, Saul
Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto
Subjects
Married people
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 45
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
45
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[193-]-1992
Physical Description
3 photographs : b&w and col. ; 10 x 13 cm and 12 x 8 cm and 8 x 7 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of Libbie Aiken's family. Included is a photo of her brother Dr. Sidney Aiken in the 1930s, a photograph of Libbie Aiken as a physiotherapist at the Toronto General Hospital in the 1950s, and a group photo of Libbie and Saul with Libbie's children and grandchildren at a formal event in 1992.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 78
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
78
Material Format
textual record
Date
1995
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of handwritten and typed notes (in a hardcovered notebook and on sheets of paper) of Saul Cowan's memoirs tentatively called "Pictures In My Mind".
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 62
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
62
Material Format
textual record
Date
1984-2005
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Max Altshuller was the great-grandfather of Saul Cowan's first wife Lillian Rosenthal.
Scope and Content
File consists of corrspondence between family members concerning reminiscences and genealogy, a family tree of Saul Cowan's parents Harris and Annie Cohen, two descendant family trees of Mayer Gollom (father of Annie Gollom Cohen), and a memoir titled "Altshuller Family Tree". Included in this document are photocopies of photographs, maps, a report on a 2005 reunion in Pontypool, Ontario, and a memoir of Belle Ewart by Al Sherman, which mentions the activities of the Rosenthal, Altshuller, Goldman, and Aiken families, as well as a 24-page descendant family tree of Max Altshuller.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 47
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
47
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1994
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : col ; 15 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of five copies of the menu for Libbie and Saul's 15th anniversary dinner on June 12, 1994, two speeches by Libbie's family delivered at the event, a donation card to the York-Finch General Hospital Foundation in honour of the couple, and a photograph of Saul with his children Michael and Trudy at the celebration dinner.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 4; Series 1-5; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Personal series
Life cycle and family events sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
4
Series
1-5
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1978-1999
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of funeral cards and obituaries for the following individuals: Arje Krengel, Louis Kesten, Solomon Rogen, Louis Weisfeld, Rebecca Feldman, Joseph Hafner, Max Podolski, Lillian Troster, Jennie Silverberg, Philip Givens, Cheryl Kleinberg, Anna Shaul, and Moishe (Maurice) Weinstock.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 15; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Ida Lewis Siegel fonds
Level
File
Fonds
15
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1952-1975
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a variety of personal writings and autobiographical material. Much of the content is written as diary entries.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
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 72
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
72
Material Format
textual record
Date
1968-1972
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
2010-2-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2010-2-3
Material Format
graphic material (electronic)
Physical Description
1 wedding invitation
21 photographs (jpg)
Date
1941-1947, 1999
Scope and Content
Accession consists of scanned photographs documenting the professional and personal lives of Libby Rosenberg and her husband, Ronald Rosenberg. Included are photographs of the Canadian Jewish Congress Servicemen's Centre, Libby and Ronald's wedding, and the Royal Canadian Air Force at Fort William. The accession also includes a scan of an invitation to Ronald and Libby's wedding in 1944.
Use Conditions
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.
Subjects
Married people
Weddings
Name Access
Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force
Rosenberg, Libby
Rosenberg, Ronald
Places
Fort William (Ont.)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 4; Item 11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Entertainers series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
4
Item
11
Material Format
graphic material
Date
Dec. 1952
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 11 x 8 cm
Admin History/Bio
Libby Morris (born 1930 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian comic actress and clown famous for her facial contortions and fast talking. She appeared in several BBC radio shows of the 1950s and moved into TV and film from the 1960s onwards.
She created her own one-woman show, which has played all over the world including off-Broadway and the West End. She has recorded several albums. In America she has appeared in cabaret in New York and Chicago, and has been a guest on various television shows including: The Johnny Carson Tonight Show, Merv Griffin, Jack Parr, and Art Linkletter.
She moved to London, England in the late 1950s, where she starred in her own show and became a successful actress where she is still working today.
Scope and Content
This item is a portrait of Libby Morris.
Notes
This negative has two images on it.
Subjects
Actors
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Cemeteries and funeral homes series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 4; Series 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Solomon Edell fonds
Cemeteries and funeral homes series
Level
Series
Fonds
4
Series
9
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1953-2000
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
One of Sol Edell’s interests was ensuring the preservation of Jewish cemeteries. He was the president of the Jones Avenue cemetery, a member of the Board of Pardes Shalom and also served as chair of the Cemetery Committee of Clanton Park. He designed the archway at the entrance to Clanton Park's section located in the Roselawn Cemetery. He was also the synagogue’s representative on the Board of Directors of Steeles College Memorial Park.
Scope and Content
Series consists of correspondence relating to the operation of various cemeteries and funeral homes including the Jones Avenue Cemetery, which was established in the late Nineteenth century. Also included is correspondence and financial reports from Steeles College Memorial Park. As well, there is a plot map of the International Workmen's Circle section in the Mount Sinai Cemetery, Bathurst Lawn Cemetery and Jones Avenue Cemetery. Finally, there are photographs of the Pardes Shalom Cemetery and three audio-visual recordings of Jones Avenue Cemetery.
Notes
Physical description note: includes 11 photographs, 4 architectural drawings, and 3 videocassettes.
Name Access
Pardes Shalom
Dawes Road
Jones Avenue
International Workmen's Circle
Roselawn
Steeles College Memorial Chapel
Mount sinai Cemetery
Subjects
Cemeteries
Funeral homes
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 3053
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
3053
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[190-?]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph and corresponding negative of a funeral ceremony taking place in Europe. The photograph depicts a man carrying the body of a deceased woman on a stretcher, while a young child and another woman looks on.
Subjects
Funeral service
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
Europe
Accession Number
1977-8-30
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 24
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
24
Material Format
textual record
Date
1985-1996
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a report of a trip taken by Saul Cowan to Yugoslavia and Bulgaria in 1985, draft notes and a printed copy of Saul's autobiography entitled "Images In My Mind", and two copies of a CJN book review of this memoir.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1996-3-1
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1996-3-1
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1931
Scope and Content
Accession consists of a photocopy of the memoir of Joseph Martin, written in Yiddish with an English translation.
Places
Timmins.
Englehart.
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 25; Series 10; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Levine and Cass family fonds
Soskin family series
Level
Item
Fonds
25
Series
10
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[191-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 14 x 8 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Libby Soskin Rothbart taken at a studio in Chicago.
Notes
Mounted on card.
Photographer: N. L. Gordon, 663 W. Taylor St., Chicago.
Name Access
Rothbart, Libby Soskin
Repro Restriction
Copyright is in the public domain and permission for use is not required. Please credit the Ontario Jewish Archives as the source of the photograph.
Places
Chicago (Ill.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
1978-7-16
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
1978-7-16
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Date
1939-1945
Scope and Content
Accession consists of the Second World War years memoirs of Yehoshua Zoberman, which are typed in Yiddish.
Administrative History
Yehoshua Zoberman was the father of Frances Zlotnik.
MG_RG
MG 6 K
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 102; File 89; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
102
File
89
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1939?]
Physical Description
1 photographs : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Lillian "Lil" Cowan with her maternal grandmother, maternal great-grandmother, and two children. From left to right: Trudy Cowan, Nessie Soren (née Altshuler), Lillian "Lil" Cowan (née Rosenthal), Celia Rosenthal (née Soren), and Michael Cowan.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 37
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
37
Material Format
textual record
Date
[ca. 1958]-2002
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of material documenting the life of Trudy Cowan from high school in Toronto to retirement in Calgary. Included are programs for a high school drama performance and a Historic Sites and Monuments Board Canada event honouring explorer Alexander Henry, membership cards for the Canadian Club and Hadassah-Wizo, a Canadian passport, a high school alumni bulletin, a Father's Day card written by Trudy to her father Saul Cowan, and a speech she delivered at a Hadassah-Wizo annual meeting. In addition, there is email correspondences and newspaper clippings related to Trudy's association with historical organizations such as the Lougheed House Conservation Society, the Glenbow Museum, Fort Calgary, and the Jewish Historical Society Calgary.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 50
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
50
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
[ca.1976]-[ca.1996]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Rebecca Cowan is the daughter of Saul Cowan's son Michael and his wife Nancy.
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of Rebecca as an infant and a programme of a concert titled "Musica Orbium Requiem op. 9", in which she sung as a soprano.
Subjects
Sopranos (Singers)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2002-10-46
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2002-10-46
Material Format
object
Physical Description
1 trophy
Date
1960
Scope and Content
Accession consists of an Arts Theatre Club Trophy. This trophy has a wood base, on the left are theatrical masks in gold, on the right is a taller wood block with a plaque on the front, on top is a silver statue. This item has been deaccessioned and removed (11/24/15)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 80; Series 1; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Sylvia Schwartz fonds
Portraits of Prominent Jewish Torontonians series
Level
Item
Fonds
80
Series
1
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[between Jan. and May 1953]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 11 x 8 cm and 13 x 18 cm
Admin History/Bio
Norman Cowan was the B'nai Brith's Toronto Lodge President in 1947.
Scope and Content
The item is a portrait of Norman Cowan.
Repro Restriction
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Related Material
See Fonds 17: 2: 1309, and Fonds 28 : 6 : 307.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
May 1943
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 18 x 13 cm and 12 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print and corresponding negative of Mrs. Libby Klaperman of Kingston, Ontario, wife of Rabbi Gilbert Klaperman.
Name Access
Klaperman, Rabbi Gilbert
Klaperman, Mrs. Libby
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
1981-6-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
ID
Item 2960
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Item
2960
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca. 1918]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w (1 negative) ; 13 x 18 cm and 10 x 12 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy photograph and corresponding negative of an unidentified family funeral. The photograph depicts a large crowd around the body of a deceased male, who has been placed outside in his bed.
Subjects
Funeral service
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
Poland
Accession Number
1979-2-2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 102; File 89; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
102
File
89
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[1939?]
Physical Description
1 photographs : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Lillian "Lil" Cowan with her maternal grandmother, maternal great-grandmother, and two children. From left to right: Trudy Cowan, Nessie Soren (née Altshuler), Lillian "Lil" Cowan (née Rosenthal), Celia Rosenthal (née Soren), and Michael Cowan.
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Source
Archival Descriptions
Accession Number
2020-5-3
Source
Archival Accessions
Accession Number
2020-5-3
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 textual record (.docx)
Date
26. Apr. 2020
Scope and Content
Accession consists of one chapter from Lillian Friendly-Eigles memoir. The chapter Three Weeping Mothers was submitted to the OJA's Covid-19 documentation project. The names in the chapter have been altered for privacy, but is a true account of two of Lillian's friends. Lillian created this chapter while participating in the the Bernard Betel Centre's memoir writing workshop facilitated by Carolyn Peters.
Use Conditions
Copyright is held by the Ontario Jewish Archives. Please contact the Archives to obtain permission prior to use.
Subjects
COVID-19 (Disease)
Source
Archival Accessions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 27
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
27
Material Format
textual record
Date
1999
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a diary handwritten by Saul Cowan's daughter Trudy, from January 27, 1999 to February 8, 1999 while visiting Toronto from her home in Calgary. She relates his physical and mental struggles.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 51; Series 5-3; File 10
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Philip Givens fonds
Metropolitan Toronto Police Commission series
Official engagements sub-series
Level
File
Fonds
51
Series
5-3
File
10
Material Format
graphic material
Date
12 May 1982
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 20 x 25 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of one photograph of Phil Givens attending the funeral for Constable Rick Hopkins, held in Mount Forest, Ontario.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
Fonds
ID
Fonds 102
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
Fonds
Fonds
102
Material Format
multiple media
Date
1902-2002
Physical Description
90 cm of textual records and other material
Admin History/Bio
Saul Cowan (1910-2002) was the seventh of nine children born to Zvi Hirsh (Harris) Cohen (1872-1954) and Chana Leah (Annie) (née Gollom) Cohen (1873-1960). His siblings were Woolf Cowan (Colvin) (1896-1987), Kate Cowan (b.1898) (m. Wener), Jack Cowan (1900-1992), Rivka (Reva) Cowan (1902-ca.2002) (m. Lieberman), Moe Cowan (b.1904), Jeanne Cowan (b.1906) (m. Kallman), Norman Cowan (b. 1909) and Miriam Cowan (b. 1919) (m. Rose).
The Cowan family immigrated to Toronto from England with their six oldest children circa 1908. Harris worked as a tailor in England and as an operator in men's clothing factory Tip Top Tailors in Toronto.
Saul graduated from the University of Toronto in 1931 in honours philosophy.
In 1932, Cowan married Lillian Rosenthal (1910-1978), the daughter of Morris (1883-1967) and Nessie (Celia) (née Soren) Rosenthal (1881-1969). Together, they had two children, Michael (b. 1939) and Trudy (b. 1941). The Rosenthal family ran a boarding house on Hanlan's Point and had a place at Belle Ewart. In 1945, Morris and Celia purchased Wapaska Lodge on Muskoka Bay just outside Gravenhurst and ran it as a family resort from 1948-1965.
Lillian, who was a public school teacher, passed away in 1978 and the following year Saul married Libbie Aiken (d. 2006). Libbie had been the head physiotherapist at the Toronto General Hospital during the late 1940s.
Saul pursued a career with the North York Board of Education serving as both trustee and chairman from 1958 to 1976. He was also very involved with the Jewish community and the growing North York community. He was also involved with organizations such as B'nai Brith, Canadian Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (CPPNW), and the North York Social Planning Committee. He was a founder of the York Finch General Hospital.
Trudy studied physical and occupational therapy at the University of Toronto but changed career direction when she moved to Calgary in 1969 and became involved in historical organizations such as the Glenbow Museum, the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation, and the Lougheed House Conservation Society. She married Leonid Luker (b. 1937) in 1982.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records documenting the Cowan (Cohen) family and their connected branches including the Rosenthal, Soren, Gollom, Aiken, and Altshuller families. The records originated from Saul Cowan, his first and second wives, Lillian Rosenthal and Libbie Aiken, and his daughter, Trudy Cowan Luker. Records include photographs of family members at graduations, weddings, school, religious events, camping activities, and milestone celebrations. Textual records include traditional and email correspondence, marriage certificates, passports, immigration documents, family histories, theatre and concert programmes, and newspaper clippings. Many of the records document Saul Cowan's personal and professional activities. The majority of the material relates to the Cowan and Rosenthal families.
Notes
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION NOTE: Includes 386 photographs, 2 audiotapes, and 6 objects.
Four books from the collection have been removed and integrated into the OJA's library holdings. These include titles Have I Ever lied To You Before? by Jerry Goodis, My Outlook by Jack Cowan, When Partners Become Parents by Carolyn Pape Cowan and Philip A. Cowan, and Front Page Challenge: History of a Television Legend by Alex Barris.
Name Access
Cowan (family)
Subjects
Families
Accession Number
2008-6-11
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1926-1995
Physical Description
8 photographs : b&w and col. ; 15 x 10 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Saul Cowan. Included are images of Saul on Maria Street in Toronto, at Humber River, Saul's University of Toronto Honours of Philosophy graduation portrait (1931), Saul at a cottage in Jackson's Point, in Mexico and at other locations. Identified in the photograph from Cancun, Mexico is Trudy Cowan and Nancy [Wargny?].
Name Access
University of Toronto
Subjects
Universities and colleges--Alumni and alumnae--Ontario--Toronto.
Places
Jackson's Point (Ont.)
West Toronto Junction (Toronto, Ont.)
Humber (Toronto, Ont.)
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 39
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
39
Material Format
textual record
Date
1992-1995
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of handwriiten and typed correspondence between Trudy Cowan Luker and her father Saul Cowan and his second wife Libbie, and between Trudy and her aunt Rivka Lieberman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 40
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
40
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1911-[197-]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
25 photographs : b&w and col. ; 25 x 21 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Lillian Rosenthal from infancy, through childhood, young adulthood, motherhood and as a teacher and grandmother. She is shown with her husband, children, other members of her family, and students. As well, there is a draft copy and three printed copies of a booklet entitled "The Story of Purim" written by Lillian Cowan, and a programme for a joint graduation ceremony for three elementary schools at which Lillian presented school pins to graduates.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 51
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
51
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1916-[ca.1997]
Physical Description
11 photographs : b&w and col. ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of the nine Cowan (Cohen) siblings from childhood to senior adulthood. Their spouses are included in many of the images, and the children and grandchildren of Norman Cowan in one group picture. Highlights include studio portraits of five of the siblings in 1916, a family seder on Henry Street in the 1930s, and Saul Cowan and his sisters Rivka and Jean in Florida in the late 1990s.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 54
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
54
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1970-1992
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. ; 13 x 9 cm
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Jack Cowan was the third of the nine Cohen (Cowan) siblings, and the second boy. His son Bernard Cowan was the announcer's voice on the television show " Front Page Challenge".
Scope and Content
File consists of two copies of Jack Cowan's 1989 memoir, an announcement of his 70th birthday party hosted by Toronto United Jewish People's Order, newspaper clippings about the 60th and 65th anniversaries of Jack and his wife Anne, and an invitation to their 60th anniverary party. As well there is an obituary for Jack and two speeches about the couple delivered by their grandchildren at a memorial event in 1992 and a photograph of Anne taken in the 1970s or 1980s.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 55
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
55
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
[195-]-1990
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w and col. ; 13 x 10 cm or smaller
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Bernard Cowan was the only child of Jack Cowan (the third of the nine Cowan siblings). Bernard predeceased both his parents, passing away at 68 years of age. He had a notable career in radio and television and was well known as the announcer on CBC's "Front Page Challenge". He was also a founding member of ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Television and Radio Artists).
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Bernard Cowan in the 1950s and 1970s, and with his wife and children in the 1950s or 1960s, as well as a newspaper clipping about his career, obituaries, and a funeral card from Benjamin's Park Memorial Chapel.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 57
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
57
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1949-[197-]
Physical Description
2 photographs : b&w and col. ; 13 x 9 cm and 9 x 12 cm
Admin History/Bio
Moe Cowan was the fifth of the nine Cowan siblngs and the third boy.
Scope and Content
File consists of a photograph of Moe and Eunice Cowan's daughter Pearl at Wapaska Lodge in 1949 for the anniversary of her grandparents, and a photograph taken in the 1970s of Moe and Eunice with their three children Don, Pearl, amd Joan.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 61
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
61
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1923-2002
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
2 photographs : colour and sepia ; 14 x 9 cm and 13 x 9 cm
Admin History/Bio
Miriam Cowan Rose was the youngest of the nine Cowan siblings and the fourth girl.
Scope and Content
File consists of family correspondence, two copies of a single page memoir about her parents written by Miriam, and photographs of Miriam as a toddler and in her 40s.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 63
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
63
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1944-2001
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
1 photograph : col. ; 8 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of miscellaneous Cowan family correspondence including a copy of a handwritten letter from the patriarch Harris Cohen to his children and grandchildren, and correspondence to and from the extended family in Canada, United States, and Britain. There is also a note to Trudy Cowan and her husband Leonid from Shelley Wolkin, the daughter of Saul's second wife Libbie, with a photo of Shelley's baby son Jay.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 64
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
64
Material Format
textual record
Date
[1975?]-[1995?]
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of miscellaneous undated correspondence between Cowan family members, relatives and friends. Included are Christmas, Hanukkah, and sympathy cards, a birthday poem for Saul Cowan, a valedictory speech written as a Yiddish poem, and a letter in Hebrew sent from Israel to Rivka Lieberman.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 68
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
68
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1972-2001
Physical Description
5 photographs : col. ; 10 x 15 cm and 9 x 13 cm and 8 x 6 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a portrait of Mark Samuels, a group photo of Cowan and Rose cousins including Trudy Cowan, a photo of Jules and Pat Ross, a photo of Trudy and a few relatives at a simcha, and a photo of Trudy, two cousins, and her aunt Miriam Rose on the deck of an indoor swimming pool in New Jersey. The group had gathered to celebrate the 99th birthday of Rivka Lieberman in 2001.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 77
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
77
Material Format
object
Date
1965-1978
Physical Description
2 plaques
Scope and Content
File consists of an acrylic plaque with an embedded key presented to Saul Cowan, Chairman of the North York Board of Education on the opening of Downsview Heights Junior High School by Irving D. Bogdon Associates, Architects, 1965 and a glass or acrylic plaque inscribed as the D. B.(Bing) Caswell Award presented to Saul Cowan in 1978.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 83
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
83
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
[ca. 1910]-1990
Physical Description
73 photographs : b&w and col. ; 20 x 25 cm or smaller
1 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of an album of photographs and some textual material. Photographs are black and white and colour and feature a number of generations of the Cowan extended family in multiple locations. Textual material includes a letter from the Lawrence Heights Medical Centre of which Saul Cowan was a member of the Board of Directors, a York-Finch Hospital publication, two CPPNW newsletters (Canadian Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War), and a Manor-Metropolitan Lodge of B'nai Brith publication "Harmony".
Physical Condition
Material is on sticky pages in album.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 90
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
90
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1942-[ca. 2001]
Physical Description
32 photographs : b&w and col. ; 28 x 32 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs documenting the life of Trudy Cowan Luker from infancy to age 60. Included are pictures of Trudy as a baby with her parents Saul and Lillian Cowan and brother Michael Cowan, as a young child with family and friends at Wapaska Lodge, and in group photos at Homewood Elementary School. Photographs of Trudy as a teenager include those taken with the Bathurst Heights Collegiate Drama Club, group photos of campers and staff at Camp Ogama, several photos taken in front of the family home on Brucewood, and her high school graduation portrait. There are images taken at her graduation in Physical and Occupational Therapy from the University of Toronto in 1962, and a studio portrait taken in 1980. Later photographs showcase her involvement in cultural, civic, and historical pursuits including activities at Fort Calgary and a heritage event in Markham, Ontario attended by Prince Charles. As well, there is a photograph of Trudy wlcoming the family of her husband Leonid Luker when they landed at Mirabel Airport, Montreal as immigrants from the former Soviet Union.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 91
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
91
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
Date
1956-1989
Physical Description
1 scrapbook ; 32 x 31 cm
Scope and Content
File consists of a scrapbook documenting the participation of Trudy Cowan, her brother Michael Cowan, and cousin Phil Cowan in dramatic productions in high school, university, and beyond. Included are events staged by the drama group at Bathurst Heights Collegiate, B'nai Brith Youth, Simpson's Collegiate Drama Festival, the Ontario One Act Play Festival, and the Univerity College Follies at Hart House, University of Toronto. Trudy played leading roles in many of the productions and Michael acted as musical director and played piano at rehearsals. Memorabilia in the scrapbook includes tickets, programmes, newspaper clippings, photographs, and correspondence. The last event is a 1989 production at Heritage Park Calgary in which Trudy Cowan portrayed Nellie McClung as well as producing the event.
Subjects
Scrapbooks
Source
Archival Descriptions
Passenger Names
Cowan, H. T.
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Passenger Names
Cowan, H. T.
Page Number
498
Date Range
June 6, 1911 to January 19, 1915
Photographer
Harvey and Adena Glasner
Source
Rotenberg Ledger
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 28
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
28
Material Format
textual record
Date
2000-2002
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of email correspondence between Trudy Cowan and her brother Michael Cowan concerning their father's illness, financial issues, funeral arrangements and death on May 11, 2001.
Access Restriction
Closed. Researchers must receive permission from the OJA Director prior to accessing the records.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 102; File 89; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
Item
Fonds
102
File
89
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1939
Physical Description
1 photographs : b&w
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Lillian "Lil" Cowan with her maternal grandmother, maternal great-grandmother, and son Michael. Back row: Celia Rosenthal (née Soren), Lillian "Lil" Cowan (née Rosenthal). Front row: Michael Cowan, Nessie Soren (née Altshuler).
Subjects
Portraits, Group
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Source
Archival Descriptions
Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1943
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm
Scope and Content
This item is a copy print of Rabbi Gilbert and Mrs. Libby Klaperman of Kingston, Ontario.
Name Access
Gilbert, Rabbi
Klaperman, Libby
Subjects
Rabbis
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
1986-3-5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 42
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
42
Material Format
textual record
Date
1959-1971
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of handwriiten correspondence between Lillian and Saul Cowan and Saul's sister Rivka Lieberman and her family, and between Lillian and Saul and their daughter Trudy and her husband Michael Soby in Calgary.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
ID
Fonds 102; File 53
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
Cowan family fonds
Level
File
Fonds
102
File
53
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1918-[ca.198-]
Physical Description
5 photographs : b&w and col. ; 14 x 9 cm or smaller
Admin History/Bio
Kate Cowan was the second child (and first daughter) of the nine Cohen (Cowan) siblings.
Scope and Content
File consists of photographs of Kate Cowan and her husband Joe Wener, and their oldest daughter Ruth and her husband Mickey Bush.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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