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Anchel, Gotlieb, and Gilbert families = Montreal Jewish leisure and school activities

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Collection
Anchel, Gotlieb, and Gilbert families = Montreal Jewish leisure and school activities
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
objects
Physical Description
Env. 0.07 metres of textual records. - 34 photographs. - 2 artefacts.
Fonds No.
P0290
Scope and Content
The initial portion of this collection is comprised of documents relating to, and photos of Rose Gotlieb and Hyman Anchel's involvement with the YM-YWHA and B'nai Brith in Montreal. It includes such documents as programs and photographs from various YM-YWHA and B'nai Brith events, documents relatin…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
Anchel, Gotlieb, and Gilbert families = Montreal Jewish leisure and school activities
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
objects
Physical Description
Env. 0.07 metres of textual records. - 34 photographs. - 2 artefacts.
Scope and Content
The initial portion of this collection is comprised of documents relating to, and photos of Rose Gotlieb and Hyman Anchel's involvement with the YM-YWHA and B'nai Brith in Montreal. It includes such documents as programs and photographs from various YM-YWHA and B'nai Brith events, documents relating to issues at the 'Y' between 1929-1966, as well as ephemera from various sporting events from the 1920s to 1970s. In addition there are a number of documents relating to Gotlieb's involvement in Minstrel shows at the Y in the 1930s and 1940s. Added in June 2022: additional documents and photos from Rose Gotlieb and Hyman Anchel concerning involvement in the YM-YWHA and B'nai Brith in Montreal as well as with regard to attendance in Montreal schools and after-school activities. The documents consist of two ephemeral items from 1944: a YMHA swimming test result and a B'nai Brith 'Showboat' notice, plus a few news clippings from the 1980s about the history of the YMHA. The 15 images are: 7 pictures of Baron Byng High school students and events donated by former student Joseph Gilbert, including two of the 1957 graduating Prom, plus a program for the Baron Byng High School reunion of 2007; 1 image 8" x 10" of a YMHA Minstrel show group probably late 1930s, including Rose Gotlieb, mother of the donor, and and two very large framed images of YMHA Minstrel performers, both including players in blackface (one large image is a duplicate of the smaller one), circa 1940. Protestant school images from Gloria Anchel Gilbert consist of one from Fairmount elementary school circa 1953 and one from Northmount High School circa 1956. There are two oversized group photos from Pripstein's Camp Mishmar in St-Adolphe de Howard, Quebec, one dated 1956 and one undated - both are damaged, cut into three sections each. There are 2 images of the Jewish People's School afternoon section, also 1956, and one of a Westmount ballet class including a 3 year old Gloria Anchel, 1948. Artifacts donated along with the collection consist of 2 trophies from the B'nai Brith Bowling Association, for Hy Anchel 1972-1973 and 1976.
Date
1929-2005.
Fonds No.
P0290
History Biographical
Hyman Anchel (1914-1983) and Rose Gotlieb (1912-1987) were born in Montreal to immigrants from Romania and Russia. Hyman Anchel was active in B'nai Brith as the social service chairman for many years. A wrestling champion at the YMHA, Hy also was one of the three members to open the Y pool in 1929. In 1953, he 'swam' out of the Y with his children Gloria and Stanley and opened the new Snowden Y pool. Rose Gotlieb was a member of the Y Minstrels, which entertained Canada's troops during World War II. Their daughter Gloria Anchel Gilbert married Joseph Gilbert, also of Montreal in 1965 and re-located to London, Ontario. Joseph is the son of Morris Gilbert and Silvia Schwam who immigrated from Dobzyn on the Vistula, Poland in 1935 and 1930 respectively.
Custodial History
This collection was given by Gloria Anchel Gilbert, daughter of Rose Gotlieb and Hyman Anchel, in November of 2021. The additions were donated in June 2022 by Gloria Anchel Gilbert and Joseph Gilbert.
Notes
Alpha-numeric designations: P21/07.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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