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14 records – page 1 of 1.
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Level
Series
ID
Fonds 1; Series 1
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Level
Series
Fonds
1
Series
1
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1906-1999
Physical Description
6 cm of textual records
4 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
Series includes correspondence and documents pertaining to the Vanek family in Russia and their early years in Ontario, recent letters from a cousin concerning family genealogy, personal letters from Vanek to his wife with anecda, as well as correspondence concerning personal and professional matters from colleagues and friends.There is also an itinerary and notes from a judges' trip to China that took place in 1983, and several photographs of the Vanek family.
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 1; Series 1; File 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Level
File
Fonds
1
Series
1
File
1
Material Format
textual record
Date
1906-1914
Physical Description
3 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of promissory notes and legal papers served by and against Jacob Vanek in Russia, prior to the revolution of 1917.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 1; Series 1; File 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Level
File
Fonds
1
Series
1
File
2
Material Format
textual record
Date
1913-1954
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of mortgages, assignments of mortgage, chattel mortgage, and an abstract of title from the Newmarket land registry office pertaining to the family farm called Cedar Valley.
Physical Condition
Records are good condition.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 1; Series 1; File 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Level
Item
Fonds
1
Series
1
File
3
Material Format
textual record
Date
1945
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
Jacob Vanek was the father of David Vanek. He was born in the province of Kiev, Russia in 1880. He married and had five children in Russia and decided to leave for Canada in 1913. He departed with his eldest son Thomas that year and sent for his wife and remaining children in 1914. The youngest two Vanek children, David and Mary, were born in Canada after that time.
The Vaneks first lived on a farm in Pine Orchard, a community north of Toronto. They moved to Toronto in 1916 and then relocated to Oak Ridges in 1918. Jacob Vanek operated a general store in that area that catered to locals as well as travellers from Toronto who were vacationing nearby or heading north.
Scope and Content
File consists of a certified copy of Jacob Vanek's naturalization certificate. The original copy was issued on December 13, 1921. In 1945 his son Thomas Vanek requested a certified copy of the certificate be made, so that his wife Anna could attain Canadian/British nationality by virtue of her husband's status as the son of a naturalized Canadian.
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Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 1; Series 1; File 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Level
File
Fonds
1
Series
1
File
4
Material Format
textual record
Date
1917-1930
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Vanek family moved back and forth from the Newmarket/Oak Ridges area to Toronto many times until the 1930s. Jacob Vanek had business and personal interests in both country and city, as reflected in the contents of this file.
Scope and Content
File consists of statements, receipts,and correspondence concerning Jacob Vanek's business transactions. Included is a "subscription blank" from the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of Toronto.
Physical Condition
records are in fair condition.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 1; Series 1; File 5
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Level
File
Fonds
1
Series
1
File
5
Material Format
textual record
Date
1968-1999
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of a copy of an 1878 map of Whitchurch and newspaper articles about the history of the Oak Ridges/Lake Wilcox/Richmond Hill areas.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 1; Series 1; File 6
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Level
File
Fonds
1
Series
1
File
6
Material Format
textual record
Date
1946-1950
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File includes correspondence from David Vanek to his wife Joyce from New York and Washington, D.C.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 1; Series 1; File 7
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Level
File
Fonds
1
Series
1
File
7
Material Format
textual record
Date
1983
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Scope and Content
File consists of notes relating to the Vanek's trip to China in 1983 with a group of American trial judges.
Places
China
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 1; Series 1; File 8
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Level
File
Fonds
1
Series
1
File
8
Material Format
textual record
Date
1982 -1990
Physical Description
1 folder of textual records
Admin History/Bio
The Shackmans were relatives of the Vaneks, and a Canadian branch lived on a farm near the Cedar Valley farm. Nathan Shackman is a retired doctor in Los Angeles.
Scope and Content
File consists of personal letters from Shackman to Vanek relating to his family as well as the family genealogy.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Level
File
ID
Fonds 1; Series 1; File 9
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Level
File
Fonds
1
Series
1
File
9
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928-[194-]
Physical Description
4 photographs : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm or smaller
Scope and Content
File consists of four photographs of members of the Vanek family.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 1; Series 1; File 9; Item 1
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
1
Series
1
File
9
Item
1
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1928
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm
Admin History/Bio
Ida Olidart was a second cousin of Vanek's mother. She was a member of the Winer family of Buffalo, New York and was married to Ben Olidart, who was a physician.
Scope and Content
Item consists of a photograph of Ida Olidart in front of a sign at "Cedarholm Camp Athletic and Picnic Grounds", which was located on Lake Wilcox.
Subjects
Camps
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
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 1; Series 1; File 9; Item 2
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
1
Series
1
File
9
Item
2
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[ca 1939]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 7 x 10 cm
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Jacob and Jesse Vanek taken in front of the Vanek Grocery and Confectionary Store in Oak Ridges, close to Lake Wilcox, with Joyce Lester who was David Vanek's fiancee at the time.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 1; Series 1; File 9; Item 3
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
1
Series
1
File
9
Item
3
Material Format
graphic material
Date
[194-?]
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 13 cm
Admin History/Bio
Aunt Sonya Clayman was the only sister of Jacob Vanek. She and her husband Nacham (Norman) had two children, Harry and Pearl.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of Sonya Clayman with an unidentified child, likely one of her grandchildren.
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Photographs file
Level
Item
ID
Fonds 1; Series 1; File 9; Item 4
Source
Archival Descriptions
Part Of
David Vanek fonds
Personal records series
Photographs file
Level
Item
Fonds
1
Series
1
File
9
Item
4
Material Format
graphic material
Date
1946
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 9 x 11 cm
Admin History/Bio
Sam Lester, his father-in-law, was one of the first people in the motion picture business in Toronto. For many years he operated the Doric Theatre on Bloor Street near Gladstone Avenue. David married Sam's daughter Joyce in Toronto in 1942.
Scope and Content
Item is a photograph of David Vanek with his father-in-law Sam Lester. On the back of the photo David Vanek is described as "Lecturer in Law" as a humorous counterpart to Sam Lester, his father-in-law.
Source
Archival Descriptions
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