- [ca. 1902-1990] (Creation)
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Extent and medium
7 audio reels. -- 3 audio cassettes. -- 17 cm of textual records. -- 83 photographs
Name of creator
The Jewish Historical Committee of Calgary, Alberta collected records about the Jewish community in Calgary in the early 1970s. They also carried out interviews with a number of Jewish pioneers from the Calgary area.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gifts of David Spindel, 1970-1975, the estate of Sara Gurevitch, 1988, Zvika Anosh, 1990, and Jack Switzer, 2001.
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Scope and content
The collection consists of recorded interviews and transcripts of some of the interviews with Nate Horodezky, Bella Singer, Curly Gurevitch, Becky Cohen, Hattie Joffe, Harry Woolfe, Bertha Segall, Bessie Diamond and Saul Isenstein; programs; biographical information and documents from Jewish personalities in the Calgary area; circulars from Jewish societies; and photographs of Calgary Jewish personalities, events and businesses. Includes records created by or about: B'nai Brith, Economic Patent Kettle Company, Spindel family, Charles Waterman, Switzer family, M. Geffen, House of Jacob Synagogue, Calgary Hebrew School, Calgary Jewish Literary Club, House of Israel, Samuel Blitz, Harry Woolfe, Isadore Guttman, Polish-Jewish Family Loan Association, Fischel Davids, Shuler family, Calgary Jewish Relief Committee, Ziselman family, Jacob Weinbom, Nathan Safran, Jewish National Fund, Charles Zuidema, Shaarey Tzedec Synagogue, Hector family, Calgary Talmud Torah, Rabbi Abraham Postone, Belzberg family, Eleanor Doctor, I.L. Peretz School, Nate Horodezky, Leopold Levey, the Gurevitch family, Zvika Anosh, Jacob Diamond, Meyer Switzer, and the Allen Theatre.
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
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Language and script notes
The material is in English.
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Existence and location of originals
The original recorded interviews are held by the Jewish Historical Committee.
Existence and location of copies
Related units of description
Title based on contents of records.
M 415 os is part of the collection but is missing.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Tuesday, October 02, 2018