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Samuel Lapitsky Fonds
CA JPL-A 1052 · Fonds · 1938 - 1965

The fonds contains materials pertaining to Samuel Lapitsky's life, with an emphasis on his relationship to the Jewish Public Library. This includes records surrounding a dinner honouring Lapitsky at the Jewish Public Library in 1955, in the form of newspaper announcements, telegrams, photographs, dedications, and programs. Likewise, photographs of and programs for the Samuel Lapitsky Collection exhibition of paintings at the Jewish Public Library in 1956 are contained in the fonds. A number of other certificates and dedications acknowledging Lapitsky's support can be found in the fonds, as well as information pertaining to the Samuel Lapitsky Scholarship at McGill University.

Some personal records, including portraits of Samuel Lapitsky, family members, and classmates, as well as Lapitsky's and his wife Rose's passports and registration, can be found in the fonds. Finally, a series of photographs (and copies of photographs) from Itzik Feffer and Solomon Mikhoels' visit to North America with the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee are also included.

Lapitsky, Samuel, 1884-
Sarah E. Fischer Collection
CA JPL-A 1017 · Fonds · 1913-1975

Fonds consists of recital programmes, correspondence, audio recordings, printing blocks, and photographs.

Fischer, Sarah. E., 1896-1975
Saul Bernstein Fonds
CA JPL-A 1083 · Fonds · 1938

The fonds contains a single item, Report on Prospects for Jewish Colonization in Newfoundland from 1938, which contains a literature review of Newfoundland's religion, agriculture, social life, and "mineralogy" conducted in order to consider the province as a space for Jewish settlement.

Shabsai Perel Collection
CA JPL-A 1154 · Fonds · [ca. 1933-1976]

Consists of one folder of correspondence and ephmera.

Perel, Shabsai, 1906-1976
Sharon Nelson Fonds
CA JPL-A 1060 · Fonds · 1991-1995

The fonds contains a number of revised and edited drafts of many of Nelson's poetry compilations, including Family Scandals (1991), Grasping Men's Metaphors (1993), and The Work of Our Hands (1998). The records demonstrate the processes by which Nelson revised her own drafts, shared her revisions with friends and colleagues, and played with formatting and layout.

The fonds also contains some correspondence Nelson exchanged with previous archivists at the Jewish Public Library Archives, programs for addresses given by Nelson and speech notes, and several essays by and about Nelson.

Nelson, Sharon, 1948-2016
Shirley Apple Gleason Fond
CA JPL-A 1116 · Fonds · 2003

Consists of a memoir by Shirley Gleason.

Gleason, Shirley Apple
Shloime Wiseman Fonds
CA JPL-A 1094 · Fonds · 1918 - 1986

The fonds contains records pertaining to Wiseman's career as an educator and writer, with many of his articles on Jewish education and Judaism present in the fonds, as well as his speeches and lectures. The fonds also contains records and documents from events recognizing Wiseman for his work and contributions to the community. The myriad correspondence of well wishes for the Shloime Wiseman Testimonial attest to the recognition of Wiseman's work locally, nationally, and internationally. Additionally, correspondence between Wiseman and Yehuda Kaufman demonstrates their friendship and professional relationship.

Wiseman, Shloime, 1899-1985
Shlomo Cohen Fonds
CA JPL-A 1102 · Fonds · [ca. 1945]-1949

Consists of handwritten plays, poetry and stories in Yiddish, as well as theater programs, tickets, and newspapers clippings.

Cohen, Shlomo
Sholem Krishtalka Collection
CA JPL-A 1099 · Fonds · 1929-1978

Consists of personal documents from the Krishtalka family, correspondence, ephemeral and organizational material from international and Jewish Montreal organizations such as United Jewish People's Order (UJPO), Yidisher Kultur Farband (YKUF) and the Jewish Public Library. Also contains numerous posters and flyers for theatre, arts and musical presentations in Jewish Montreal.

Krishtalka, Sholem, 1905-1977
Shulamis Yelin Fonds
CA JPL-A 1032 · Fonds · 1926-2000

Consists of material related to the life of Shulamis Yelin, including her academic history, literary career, and community involvement. Includes manuscripts of her poetry, short stories, typescripts, radio shows, as well as related correspondences, legal materials, and awards. Recordings of various readings and speeches, with their corresponding promotional material, also included.

Further biographical materials, such as family photographs, books, and papers, as well as other personal affects found within.

Yelin, Shulamis, 1913-2002