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Harold Rubin fonds

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Collection
Harold Rubin fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
l box of documents, 41 photographs, 2 artifacts
Fonds No.
I0092
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of Rubin family 1912 immigration documents, material relating to youthful activities of sports, school and scouting, Ketubah of the marriage of Harold Rubin to Laura Finkelstein, September 25, 1932, World War II military service documents, extensive correspondence to his wife Laura …
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Harold Rubin fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
l box of documents, 41 photographs, 2 artifacts
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of Rubin family 1912 immigration documents, material relating to youthful activities of sports, school and scouting, Ketubah of the marriage of Harold Rubin to Laura Finkelstein, September 25, 1932, World War II military service documents, extensive correspondence to his wife Laura Rubin, news clippings including Rubin’s Paint & Hardware Co. Ltd. grand opening, Laura Rubin’s national registration certificate 1940 and her Five Roses Cook Book, 1915, publicity for the publication of "Those Pesky Weeds", two artifacts are a pair of metal book ends which has the Boy Scout motto “Be Prepared” engraved. A sepia photograph of Laura, Harold and daughter Sorrell at Government House where Harold received the Distinguished Flying Cross - Nov 7, 1949. A certificate of military qualification for Sargent H. Rubin for the Active Militia of Canada as an Infantry Rangetaker - February 28, 1941 (see 1-986-01). A Certificate of Proficiency in Filing, awarded to Harold Rubin by the Ottawa Technical School - May, 1929 (see 1-986-02). A motivational certificate outlining The Object of Disciplinary Training - an extract from a manual (see 1-986-03).
Date
1912-1992
Fonds No.
I0092
History Biographical
Harold Rubin (1911-1971) was born February 21, 1911 in Minsk, Russia, son of Zischa (Coplan) Rubin (1869-1949) and Jacob Moses Rubin (1867-1957). The family immigrated to Canada in 1912. Harold's father had booked passage for the family on the Titanic but they were turned away at the boarding ramp because Harold's brother David had fallen down a flight of stairs two days prior and was a mass of bruises; his unsightly appearance made the attendants turn him and the whole family away. They had to book passage on a smaller and much more squalid ship, but it got them all to Canada safely. Harold attended Ottawa Collegiate Institute (currently Lisgar Collegiate) and the High School of Commerce and was a Scoutmaster with the 39th Scouts. He married Laura Finkelstein on September 25, 1932 and they had one daughter, Sorrell. In 1935, he became Camp B’nai B’rith’s first director and was instrumental in establishing the camp based on his scouting experiences. At the beginning of World War II he enlisted in the Governor General’s Foot Guards where he trained soldiers and taught boxing as an amateur. He subsequently joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in June, 1943. After completing training at St. Jean, Quebec, he was stationed in England during most of his military service and flew many missions over Germany. He attained the rank of Flying Officer and received the D.F.C. (Distinguished Flying Cross) from the Governor-General in 1949. He returned to Ottawa and after some small business ventures in constructing houses with his brother, David Rubin, as well as operating a retail furniture business, he opened a paint and hardware store called Rubin’s Paint & Hardware Co. Ltd. in 1952. Harold Rubin started a diary during World War II and continued the habit during his active business years. The Ottawa Jewish Historical Society published these memoirs in 1992 under the title, "Those Pesky Weeds."
Notes
1. Donated by Harold Rubin’s daughter, Sorrell Gwartzman, 2. Sorrell Gwartzman related on a visit to the Ottawa Jewish Archives, July 18, 2007 that Harold’s older sister remembers a lot of distant lights on the water during their sea voyage to Canada and always maintained it was the Titanic. 3. Harold Rubin correspondence of about 160 air mail letters, airgraphs and other letters donated by Sorrell Gwartzman, August, 2008. An appraisal is being completed for this donation. 4.Ottawa Technical School Certificate of Proficiency in Filing awarded to Harold Rubin in 1929 located with oversized material. 5.Certificate of Military Qualification, Active Militia of Canada to Sgt. H. Rubin, 1941.
Related Material
1. Related material in Ottawa Jewish Historical Society fonds and B’nai B’rith Ottawa Lodges fonds 2. Related photographs in the 39th Henry Hank Torontow Scouts fonds. 3. Related photographs in the Arnold Borts fonds.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Photograph of Laura Rubin, Harold Rubin and Sorrell Rubin at Government House.

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Collection
Harold Rubin fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Sepia; Glossy
Fonds No.
I0092; OJA 1-308
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Harold Rubin fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
Sepia; Glossy
Date
November 7, 1949
Fonds No.
I0092
Item No.
OJA 1-308
Notes
1. As taken off the web site: http://airforce.ca/uploads/airforce/2009/07/ALPHA-RU.RY.html Former member, Royal Canadian Artillery; enlisted in Halifax, 11 June 1943. Trained at No.6 ITS (graduated 30 December 1942), No.1 BGS (graduated 30 April 1943) and No.9 AOS (graduated 11 June 1943). Commissioned June 1943. Award presented at Government House, 7 November 1949. No citation other than "completed...numerous operations against the enemy in the course of which [he has] invariably displayed the utmost fortitude, courage and devotion to duty". DHist file 181.009 D.1941 (RG.24 Vol.20612) has recommendation dated 28 February 1945 when he had flown 31 sorties (184 hours 55 minutes), 17 July 1944 to 2 February 1945, Sortie list notes that on 12 September 1944 (Dortmund) he had backed up PFF, "few holes in wings and nacelles". Member of W/C Blackburn's crew. Flying Officer Rubin as Bomb Aimer has completed a tour of operations, the majority of which were attacks against heavily defended major German targets. He has at all times displayed skill, devotion to duty and courage of a very high order. His fine offensive spirit and coolness under fire has proven a splendid example worthy of emulation by all. His helpful instruction and direction to new crews has contributed greatly to the operational success of the squadron. 2. Harold received the Distinguished Flying Cross this night.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Summer at Cooper cottage in Britannia, l-r: Henry Finkelstein, Laura Rubin, Bertha Taylor, Sam Taylor, Harry Fine, Eva Fine, Rose Cooper, 2nd Row: Joe Cooper, Rose.

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Collection
Harold Rubin fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w; Glossy
Fonds No.
I0092; OJA 1-309
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Harold Rubin fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w; Glossy
Date
1942
Fonds No.
I0092
Item No.
OJA 1-309
Notes
1. 4x5 neg; copy from original Lux, 1990.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Joe Barrett sitting on Harold Rubin's back in Luna Park.

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Collection
Harold Rubin fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
I0092; OJA 1-579-01
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Harold Rubin fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
1926
Fonds No.
I0092
Item No.
OJA 1-579-01
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Sorrell Rubin Gwartzman
Notes
1. Luna Park was a park on Aylmer Road going into what was then Hull, Quebec. It only operated for a few years, about 1925 to 1928.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Harold Rubin at Camp Borden, Ontario

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Collection
Harold Rubin fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
I0092; OJA 1-579-012
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Harold Rubin fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
November 2, 1940
Fonds No.
I0092
Item No.
OJA 1-579-012
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Sorrell Rubin Gwartzman
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Ontario Grads: Group of Ontario Royal Canadian Air Force graduates: Air Navigators and Air Bombers. Harold Rubin is on the right kneeling in front of an Anson Training Aircraft

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Collection
Harold Rubin fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
I0092; OJA 1-579-013
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Harold Rubin fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
June 11, 1943
Fonds No.
I0092
Item No.
OJA 1-579-013
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Sorrell Rubin Gwartzman
Notes
1. Inscribed on the photograph "Ontario grads." 2. The other men are identified on the back of the photograph. 3. Harold Rubin fonds contains the program for the Graduation Ceremony, June 10, 1943 4. Formerly No. 9-025; two copies, one owned by Harold Rubin, the other a copy.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Harold Rubin in his Governor General Foot Guard uniform, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

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Collection
Harold Rubin fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
I0092; OJA 1-579-014
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Harold Rubin fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
1941
Fonds No.
I0092
Item No.
OJA 1-579-014
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Sorrell Rubin Gwartzman
Notes
1. Inscribed on the photograph "Dartmouth, N.S."
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Harold Rubin in his Governor General Foot Guard uniform, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

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Collection
Harold Rubin fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
I0092; OJA 1-579-015
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Harold Rubin fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
I0092
Item No.
OJA 1-579-015
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Sorrell Rubin Gwartzman
Notes
1. Inscribed on the photograph "Dartmouth, N.S."
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Members of the Governor Generals Foot Guard boxing team.

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Collection
Harold Rubin fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
I0092; OJA 1-579-016
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Harold Rubin fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Date
1941
Fonds No.
I0092
Item No.
OJA 1-579-016
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Sorrell Rubin Gwartzman
Notes
1. Inscribed on the photograph "Dartmouth, N.S. 2. The boxing team was organized as an extra activity for the men, becoming a huge success as the team won many championships.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
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Royal Canadian Air Force plane Miss Canada II on the runway ready for take off. Military trucks in the foreground.

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Collection
Harold Rubin fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
I0092; OJA 1-579-017
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Harold Rubin fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
b&w
Fonds No.
I0092
Item No.
OJA 1-579-017
Storage Location
vault
Acquisition Source
Sorrell Rubin Gwartzman
Notes
1. Inscribed on the photograph "ready for takeoff Miss Canada."
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Ottawa Jewish Archives
Images
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