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Irma Penn fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1937-2013

Fonds consists of records of Irma Penn reflecting her art, education, volunteer work, genealogical research and her husband’s service during the Spanish Civil War.

Records include scrapbooks documenting her art and her volunteer work through newspaper clippings, photographs and ephemera.

Penn’s educational career is reflected in diplomas, her Bachelor of Education thesis and educational software that she programmed.

Fonds also includes examples of her art and poetry and a movie about her creation of a Torah scroll.

Genealogical research includes family histories of both the Epp and Penn families.

Also included is the war diary of her husband Marvin among other records of his military service.

Irma Penn

Sybil and Saul Cherniack fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1913-2011, [Copied 19-- (original 189-? – 191-?)], [Photocopied 200-? (original 1917)]

Fonds consists of scrapbooks compiled by Saul and Sybil Cherniack documenting Saul Cherniack’s political career as well as their personal lives in addition to other records. Other records include photographs of Sybil Cheriack’s family, and records documenting Saul’s work with various Jewish organizations in Winnipeg.

The scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings that mention Saul Cherniack during his political career as well as campaign material and other political ephemera. They appear to have been assembled by Sybil Cherniack.

Other records relate to Saul’s work with Jewish organizations including the Canadian Jewish Congress, I.L. Peretz School and the Jewish Welfare Fund.

Later records mostly consist of photographs, correspondence and other records related to Saul and Sybil’s personal and family life. Also include are photographs of Sybil’s relatives in the Zeal and Litman families of Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan.

Cherniack, Sybil and Saul

Camp Massad fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1959-1979

Fonds consists of administrative records of Camp Massad including reports, financial statements, financial statements and correspondence.

Reports include those from the Chairmen and various committees. Correspondence is with the Zionist Organization of Canada, parents, and other people and organizations. This also includes correspondence and other records relating to fundraising for the camp. Other records include lists of campers, songbooks and blank forms for staff, campers and parents.

More administrative records of Camp Massad can be found in the Leona Bilinkoff fonds.

Camp Massad

Multiple fonds collection

  • Collection
  • 1865-2015

Collection consists of records from a wide variety of sources that were acquired by the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada (JHC) and its predecessors and that were arranged and described on an item or file level rather than at a fonds level. In addition to the numerous sources of the material, the format, subject matter and function of the records varies. Records creators include individuals, organizations as well as the JHC itself and its predecessors.

Corporate records creators represented in the collection consist of numerous secular and religious Jewish organizations. These are mostly Winnipeg based but also include some from other communities in western Canada. These organization include: Hadassah, Histradut, the Young Men’s Hebrew Association (YMHA), Zionist organizations, synagogues, I.L. Peretz school, B’nai Brith lodges, the Winnipeg Jewish Community Council, and Mt. Carmel Clinic.

Individual records creators are equally diverse, including politicians, rabbis, business owners, labour activists and others involved in the Jewish communities of Western Canada. These include Max Steinkopf, Saul Cherniack, Leible Hersfield and others.

Records formats include: correspondence, newsletters, programs, annual reports, handwritten books, minutes and financial statements. Many of the records are photocopies of originals. There are also a small number of artefacts such as pins and buttons.

Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada

Truth and Reconciliation Web Collection

  • Collection
  • 1993, 2006, 2008-2016; predominant 2015-2016

The Truth and Reconciliation Web Collection consists of 285 archived websites pertaining to Manitoba’s ongoing involvement in the reconciliation process as defined by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The collection content pertains to a diverse range of topics, including Survivors’ stories, apologies, responses, cultural events, and more. The media captured in the collection includes web pages, blogs, news coverage, and PDF files. The collection will continue to grow as Manitoba witnesses new forms of reconciliation. The collection is curated using the University of Winnipeg’s subscription to the Internet Archive service Archive-It. Captures of archived websites are created using the Internet Archive’s Heritrix and Wayback Machine tools. All captures of the archived web sites are hosted on Internet Archive servers.

University of Winnipeg. Library

Thorleifson Brothers Fond

  • Fonds
  • 2020

A collection of memoirs, genealogical records, recipe and photograph collections concerning the family of the Thorleifson Brothers of Baldur, Manitoba.

Pembina Manitou Archive

Philip Ruh fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1905-1983

Fonds consists of the following documentary forms: photographs and blueprints.

Ruh, Philip, 1883-1962

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