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Jewish Historical Committee of Calgary collection

[ca. 1902-1990]

Physical Description:
7 audio reels. -- 3 audio cassettes. -- 17 cm of textual records. -- 83 photographs

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.

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.

Source of Acquisition:
Gifts of David Spindel, 1970-1975, the estate of Sara Gurevitch, 1988, Zvika Anosh, 1990, and Jack Switzer, 2001.

The material is in English.

Originals and Reproductions:
The original recorded interviews are held by the Jewish Historical Committee.

No restrictions on access.

Finding Aids:
Inventory available. Please consult before requesting material.

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Call Numbers:
(M=manuscript; N&P=photos; R=sound recordings; S=slides; F=films)
M-3141, M-3142, M-4184, M-4217, M-4278 os, M-4744, M-4803, M-4858, M-5643, M-5788, M-6155, M-6675, M-7917, M-8107, M-8915, NA-2034, NA-3024, NA-3035, NA-3111, NA-4141, NA-5151, NA-5397, NA-5469, NA-5492, NA-5536, PA-1716, PB-824, PB-857, RCT-215, RCT-216, RCT-219, RCT-230, RCT-240, RCT-241, RCT-242, RCT-871, RCT-943

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