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Joseph Cohen Fonds

  • CA JPL-A 1100
  • Fonds
  • 1917-[ca. 1963]

Fonds consists of anniversary telegrams, poetry in Hebrew, tree planting certificates, and newspaper clippings.

Cohen, Joseph, 1886-

Joseph Danielack Fonds

  • CA JPL-A 1085
  • Fonds
  • 1900-1951

Consists of both professional and personal papers divided into four series: Literary Activities, Professional Activities, Biography and Correspondence.

Danielack, Joseph, 1900-1951

Mordechai Ginzburg Fonds

  • CA JPL-A 1031
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 193-]-1966

Consists of manuscripts, clippings and biographical materials.

Ginzburg, Mordecai, 1894-1966

Moshe Shaffir Fonds

  • CA JPL-A 1035
  • Fonds
  • 1920 - 1988

The fonds contains records related to Moshe Shaffir's career as a productive writer of poetry and essays, with many of his own publications and newspaper clippings present in the fonds. The fonds also contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, manuscripts and ephemera related to the Jewish Public Library, the Association of Bukovina Jews, and other local and global Jewish organizations and Yiddish institutions, all attesting to Shaffir's involvement in the Montreal Jewish community and Yiddish community in the United States, Israel, and Europe. Additionally, letters and newspaper clippings show Shaffir's personal interest in Soviet writers who emigrated to Israel.

Shaffir, Moshe, 1909-1988

Motel and Chienke Sivak Fonds

  • CA JPL-A 1040
  • Fonds
  • [1925]-2011

The fonds contains records which attest to Motel Sivak and Chienke Sivak's upbringings in the shtetels of Monastyryshche and Pilvishok (respectively), including photographs, articles, and booklets. A number of records, including photographs, newspaper articles, and correspondence document Chienke and Motel's involvement in the Zionist movement in Montreal, particularly with the Farband Labour Zionist Organization and the Zhitlovsky Branch of the Labour Zionist Farband Movement. Memoirs and transcribed stories pertaining to several of Chienke and Motel's family members can also be found in the fonds, as well as handwritten copies of Chienke's favourite poems and poems of Chienke's own creation. The records culminate in English and Yiddish manuscripts of Motel and Chienke's memoir entitled "Chiekne's Motl and Motl's Chienke: A Twentieth Century Story," as well as a bound copy and Yiddish and English audio recordings of the memoir on cassette.

Sivak, Motel, 1909-2002

Pierre Anctil Fonds

  • CA JPL-A 1063
  • Fonds
  • 1992-2006

Fonds consists of manuscripts for two of Dr. Pierre Anctil's major translation works: "Poemes Yiddish" by J.I. Segal, translated by Pierre Anctil, and "Nostalie et tristesse : memoires litteraires du Montreal Yiddish" by Sholem Shtern, translated by Pierre Anctil.

Anctil, Pierre, 1952-

Rochl Korn Fonds

  • CA JPL-A 1098
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1990

Fonds consists of four series: literary activities, criticisms of her works, biographical information and correspondence. Correspondence consists mainly of in-coming letters and is arranged alphabetically by the sender's last name.

Korn, Rochl, 1898-1982

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

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

Sonia Rapkin Fonds

  • CA JPL-A 1158
  • Fonds

Consists of two notebooks filled with Yiddish poetry and stories.

Rapkin, Sonia

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