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ABER, Ita

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Collection
ABER, Ita
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
object
moving images
sound recording
textual record
Physical Description
13 photographs. - 4 artefacts. - 2 videos. - 1 compact disc (CD-ROM). - Env. 0.07 metres of textual records.
Fonds No.
P0184
Scope and Content
Recipies Mother Never Knew Mizrachi-Hapoel, 1965. Glass milk bottle designed with input from Mrs. Aber's mother for Montreal's Milk Fund, pre-WWII. Pins and badges from Zionist groups and conventions, photos of the staff of Aid to Israel 1950, Aid to Israel Jewish Youth Group 1950, Zionist Organiza…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
ABER, Ita
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
object
moving images
sound recording
textual record
Physical Description
13 photographs. - 4 artefacts. - 2 videos. - 1 compact disc (CD-ROM). - Env. 0.07 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Recipies Mother Never Knew Mizrachi-Hapoel, 1965. Glass milk bottle designed with input from Mrs. Aber's mother for Montreal's Milk Fund, pre-WWII. Pins and badges from Zionist groups and conventions, photos of the staff of Aid to Israel 1950, Aid to Israel Jewish Youth Group 1950, Zionist Organization of Canada 1949-1950. Material on the Jewish Child's Day Appeal. Clippings and ephemera re: Zionism, Child's Day, and actor William Shatner, a former Montrealer. 9 Photos of Montreal scenes. Material about Montreal's Talmud Torah, Jewish Artists at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim. Additions 2001: 2 photos (snapshots) of Camp Hashomer Hadati in Bronte, Ontario, Hebrew textbook and prayer book dated 1979, photo of a 9th-grade class of Baron Byng High School including Ita Aber, Clippings, 2 Videos. Additions post 2001 (passim): Articles written by Ita Aber, information about her artwork and recent exhibitions. Addition 2015: Autobiographical audio interview of Ita Herscovitch Aber recorded in New York January 9, 2015 by Renata Stein; WAV file, 56 minutes, provided on CD. Transcript of interview, done by her daughter Mindy Aber Barad via email correspondence from Israel, 30 pages. Themes covered in the interview include her early life in Montreal, art education at Baron Byng high school with teacher Ann Savage, religious background, mother's involvement in charitable efforts such as the Milk Fund, help given to a German Jewish internee and a Jewish refugee, Ita Aber's work for the Israeli consulate in Montreal in the early 1950s, her establishment in New York circa 1953, her career as a textile artist, encounters with Martin Luther King, and Judy Chicago, art groups such as the Pomegranate Guild, Jewish motifs in artwork.
Date
[ca. 1930]-2015.
Fonds No.
P0184
History Biographical
Ita Aber was born in Montreal, in 1932 and grew up in a family dedicated to Zionist and charitable causes. She later moved to New York, where she made her name as an artist. As described in a 2001 article; "Ita Aber is an artist who delights in unconventional formats that provide unique and startling insights into Jewish Life. Her work is found in almost every major Jewish museum throughout the world. She is a master of the fabric arts, which is by its very nature, an interdisciplinary field. As practiced by Ita Aber, the fabric arts explode in scale to include the diverse skills of embroidering, beadwork, sewing, appliqué, silkscreen, jewelry design, weaving, painting, sculpture, and assemblage. The stunning range of her talents is reflected in the vast array of work and Judaic objects she has produced, from wall hangings, jewelry, and sculpture to Torah covers, etrog boxes, and Purim masks." Ita Aber is also known as a conservator of textiles, an art historian, a curator, teacher, and the author of The Art of Judaic Needlework: Traditional and Contemporary designs (Scribner 1979).
Custodial History
This collection was donated by Mrs. Ita Aber.
Notes
Alpha-numeric designations: P01/12, P93/08, and subsequent additions (ongoing to P15/04.). Associated material: Clippings by and about Canadian-born journalist Sam Orbaum (1956-2002), a Jerusalem Post humour columnist (donated by Ita Aber and filed under his name.) General note: The biography is from an article published in The Artists Proof, Spring 2001.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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POLLACK, Maurice and family, Quebec City

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Collection
POLLACK, Maurice and family, Quebec City
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
moving images
object
Physical Description
Env. 330 photographs. - Env. 0.15 metres of textual records. - 1 film. - 2 artefacts.
Fonds No.
P0250
Scope and Content
Family and business related documents pertaining to Maurice Pollack and his sons (especially his son Samuel), and pertaining to Samuel's wife Nettye's parents, Lazurus and Sophie Steinberg of Joliette, Quebec. The non-oversized materials consist of: 1 souvenir book of Montefiore Club of Montreal, 1…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
POLLACK, Maurice and family, Quebec City
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
graphic material
textual record
moving images
object
Physical Description
Env. 330 photographs. - Env. 0.15 metres of textual records. - 1 film. - 2 artefacts.
Scope and Content
Family and business related documents pertaining to Maurice Pollack and his sons (especially his son Samuel), and pertaining to Samuel's wife Nettye's parents, Lazurus and Sophie Steinberg of Joliette, Quebec. The non-oversized materials consist of: 1 souvenir book of Montefiore Club of Montreal, 1980. News clippings and correspondence. Samuel Pollack's Canadian Army Officer's Record of Service, 1939-1943. Samuel Pollack's Canadian Army Cloth and Equipment Statement, 1943. Immigration documents of Maurice Pollack. Will of Maurice Pollack. 2 Hebrew University of Jerusalem scrapbooks, 1977. Marriage certificate of Maurice and Rivka Pollack, 1909. 1 small blue paper bag with the logo of the Pollack Store in Quebec City. 13 glass slides (black and white), of flyers for the stores. 114 colour slides (store, house, vacations). 196 print photographs (Steinberg Store, in Joliette, Steinberg family photographs from Joliette and Quebec City). Scissors and ribbon from opening of the escalator leading to the children's department (cutting was done by Stuart Pollack), March 13th, 1952. One 16 mm film, (1960). 2 USB drives of scrapbook documents and various photos, scanned for the donor, were copied and returned. Oversize items: One oversized scrapbook of approximately 25 pages with news clippings and invitations, and 3 photographs. 2 large framed photographic portraits of Rivka Pollack (one on her wedding day in 1909, one full length colourized later portrait). Mounted colour photograph (faded) with documentation, original illuminated document and two copies, re: meeting the Pope in Rome and receiving his benediction, December 1956. 2 large Jewish certificates (JNF and B'nai B'rith), 3 large certificates about Samuel Pollack (2 medical degrees and 1 military) and 4 small degree certificates (medical; for Samuel). 3 small mounted portrait photographs (black and white) of the Pollack brothers - two are military portraits.
Date
1907- [ca. 2015].
Fonds No.
P0250
History Biographical
Maurice Pollack (January 28, 1885 - December 16, 1968) was a Canadian merchant and philanthropist. Born in Kanele, Kiev, in Ukraine, he arrived in Canada in 1902, and settled in Quebec City, where he opened a department store at the age of 20 years, in the Saint-Roch district of Québec City. M. Pollack Ltd. became one of the largest retail companies in the region and Maurice Pollack was one of Quebec's major philanthropists. In 1942 Quebec MP Louis St-Laurent asked Maurice Pollack to set up a factory to make uniforms for Quebec postal workers during wartime. All the profits from the making of these uniforms resulted in the Maurice Pollack Foundation. Maurice and Rivka (Tarantour) Pollack (born 1890) had three sons; the oldest was Samuel, born 1911, a doctor by profession, married to Nettye Steinberg, daughter of Lazarus and Sophie Steinberg of Joliette QC. Their children were Stuart and Lana; Second son Isadore (Ezekiel) was born in 1913 and became a lawyer. Charles, born 1919, first ran the store and later became a businessman in Philadelphia. They had one daughter Florence, born 1925, who married Sydney Pedvis.
Custodial History
The collection was donated by Lana Harper, Maurice Pollack's granddaughter, via Pierre Anctil on May 11, 2015
Notes
Alpha-numeric designations: P15/07.General note: Notable Quebec City family. Includes information about the Steinberg family of Joliette, Quebec, who were also store-owners.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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