ca. 190 photographs: b&w and col. ; 26 x 21 cm or smaller
1 painting: oil on canvas ; 77 x 63 cm in frame 91 x 78
35 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
The accession includes a oil painting of Harry Dworkin, the grandfather of the donor. The painting was created by Sam Soboloff, who owned a tobacco store on St. Clair Avenue West during the 1920s.
In addition, the accession consists of graphic and textual material including photographs of the Dworkin and Goldstick familes and the Dworkin travel business, correspondence written by the Dworkins, press clippings, an album of condolences on the death of Harry Dworkin in 1928, as well as other material. Item lists of the materials, compiled previously, are included in the box.
Item lists found in the boxes indicate that these records belonged to Ellen (Honey) Arthurs.
Harry William (Raxlen) Arthurs was born on May 9, 1935 in Toronto to Lewis and Ellen Honey Raxlen. He was adopted in 1942 by Leon Arthurs of Toronto, Honey's second husband. He is the grandson of Dorothy and Harry Dworkin. His sister Cinda was born on Sept. 1, 1942, also in Toronto. In 1958, Arthurs married Sheila Rubin. After their divorce, he remarried Penelope Milnes and together they had two sons, Joshua and Gideon.
Harry Arthurs received his B.A. in 1955 and his LL.B. in 1958, both from the University of Toronto. He received his Masters of Law in 1959 from Harvard and joined Osgoode Hall Law School's faculty in 1961. Between 1968 and 1970, Arthurs served as Associate Dean and then as Dean, from 1972 to 1977. Arthurs served as President and Vice-Chancellor of York University from 1985 to 1992.
Arthurs is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1982), an Officer of the Order of Canada (1989), a Member of the Order of Ontario (1995), and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy (2003). He was awarded the D.W. Mundell Medal in 1988, the first Killam Laureate in the Social Sciences in 2002, and the first Bora Laskin Award for Distinguished Contribution to Labour Law in 2003. His many publications include his book "Without the Law: Administrative Justice and Legal Pluralism in Nineteenth Century England."
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