Fonds 1092 - Chaim Maydeck Fonds

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Chaim Maydeck Fonds

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CA JPL-A 1092

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  • [195-? - 1991] (Creation)
    Maydeck, Chaim, 1904-1984

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Contains 0.42m of textual records, 1 object, and 8 photographs.

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Chaim Maydeck was born in Poland in 1904, and became a journalist upon immigrating to Canada. His journalism career included reporting for Keneder Adler as well as many other journals in Canada and Israel. He passed away in 1984.

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The fonds contains records pertaining to the life and work of Chaim Maydeck, with an emphasis on his extensive journalistic career. Many originals and copies of newspaper articles produced by Maydeck throughout his career can be found in the fonds from publications including Keneder Adler and Al HaMishmar, as well as some correspondence with politicians and colleagues relating to his journalistic career. Some personal materials, like press cards, diplomas, and invitations, are also in the fonds, as well as records relating to a 1955 plane crash which killed two of Maydeck's family members--including correspondence, court reports, and newspaper clippings.

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Some materials are severely warped due to poor storage conditions.

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  • English
  • French
  • Polish
  • Yiddish

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    This description was created by Processing Archivist Kate Moore in December 2023.

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