John Hazza fonds
39 cm of textual records. - 143 photographs.
Hyman John Hazza, 1882-1960, was born into a Jewish family in Toronto and was a prominent figure in the horse racing and motion picture distribution businesses in Calgary, Alberta. He owned the Rocky Mountain Polo Pony Ranch in Springbank, Alberta, which raised racehorses and trained jockeys. He was Western Regional Manager for Famous Players Theatres and was involved in the construction of the Calgary Film Exchange Building. John retired to Phoenix, Arizona in the late 1930s.
The photo album was compiled by Hazza's neice, Herschel L. Harris, ?-2010, in Toronto and was given by her estate to Nessa Herman.
Scope and Content:
The fonds consists of personal financial records, and correspondence and financial records of the Rocky Mountain Polo Pony ranch and the Calgary Film Exchange Building; photo album showing activities at Rocky Mountain Polo Pony Ranch, Banff Winter Carnival, polo pony facilities in the United States; filming the movie "The Alaskan" near Banff; Famous Player's party, Banff
Source of Acquisition:
Gift of Nessa Herman, 2007-2011.
The material is in English.
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View finding aid / scanned documents:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-9238, PA-3912, PD-381