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Jacob Zipper Collection

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Collection
Jacob Zipper Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Fonds No.
1088
Scope and Content
Consists of four different series: Literary Works, Criticism, Biography and Correspondence. Mainly textual material.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jacob Zipper Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Scope and Content
Consists of four different series: Literary Works, Criticism, Biography and Correspondence. Mainly textual material.
Fonds No.
1088
History Biographical
Jacob (Yaakov) Zipper was born Yaakov Shtern in 1900 in Szczerbreszyn, Poland and raised in Tyszowce, Poland. Zipper, son of a Hassidic rabbi, received a traditional heder education in Hebrew and Yiddish. He chose, however, to move away from the world in which he was raised and began teaching school in the newly formed secular schools. Zipper was also an active member of the Labour Zionist movement, both in Poland and later in Canada. After World War I ended, Zipper worked as an adult education instructor in Jewish villages in Poland. Because of his involvement in what was considered left-wing radicalism, Zipper changed his last name from Shtern to Zipper; the last name of the woman who protected him from arrest and who would later become his mother-in-law. Upon arriving in Montreal in 1925, Zipper found himself, as all recent immigrants, engulfed by his strange new surroundings. True to his lifelong dedication to education, Zipper quickly carved out a role in the Jewish community particularly in the promotion of Yiddish culture. Zipper began writing Hassidic stories for the Keneder Odler and eventually found work as a teacher at the Yiddish secularist Jewish Peretz School. Zipper served as principal of the school from 1928-1971. Zipper's contributions to Yiddish literature also extended to assisting his various family members in immigrating to Canada. In 1927, Zipper sponsored his younger brother and poet Sholem Shtern. In 1933 Zipper brought his younger sister Shifrah to Canada. She also became an author and married poet Sholem Krishtalka. Shifrah Shtern's son Aaron became the first Canadian-born Yiddish poet to publish in Canada when a volume of his poetry was printed to celebrate his bar mitzvah. Jacob Zipper was an active participant and leader in the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Jewish Public Library, the Jewish National Writers' Alliance and the Jewish Writers' Association. His writing captures the spirit of community, its tradition and its hold over memory.
Language
Yiddish; English
Acquisition Source
Jacob Zipper and Ode Garfinkle
Custodial History
Donated by the family of Jacob Zipper
Arrangement
Note on original index cards indicate that Zipper arranged the correspondence himself. Additional accurals in part organized by Zipper's daughter, Ode Garfinkle.
Name Access
Zipper, Jacob, 1900-1983
Subjects
Jewish People's Schools and Peretz Schools
Education
Zipper, Jacob, 1900-1983
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Literary Works

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn17865
Collection
Jacob Zipper Collection
Description Level
Series
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1088; 1
Scope and Content
Consists of manuscripts, typescripts, notes, essays and lectures all written and presented by Jacob Zipper.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jacob Zipper Collection
Description Level
Series
Material Format
textual record
Scope and Content
Consists of manuscripts, typescripts, notes, essays and lectures all written and presented by Jacob Zipper.
Fonds No.
1088
Series No.
1
Language
Yiddish; English
Arrangement
Listings translated from Yiddish to English.
Name Access
Zipper, Jacob, 1900-1983
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Yiddish manuscripts, stories

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn17868
Collection
Jacob Zipper Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1088; 1; 001
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jacob Zipper Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1088
Series No.
1
File No.
001
Storage Location
6-6D, Ctn.014
Language
Yiddish
Name Access
Zipper, Jacob, 1900-1983
Subjects
Writers, Yiddish
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Yiddish manuscripts

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn17876
Collection
Jacob Zipper Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1088; 1; 001
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jacob Zipper Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1088
Series No.
1
File No.
001
Storage Location
6-6D, Ctn.015
Language
Yiddish
Name Access
Zipper, Jacob, 1900-1983
Subjects
Writers, Yiddish
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Chumash Tales

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn17881
Collection
Jacob Zipper Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1088; 1; 001
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jacob Zipper Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1088
Series No.
1
File No.
001
Storage Location
6-6E, Ctn.016
Language
Yiddish
Name Access
Zipper, Jacob, 1900-1983
Subjects
Writers, Yiddish
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Hebrew manuscripts

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn17884
Collection
Jacob Zipper Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1088; 1; 001
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jacob Zipper Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1088
Series No.
1
File No.
001
Storage Location
6-6E, Ctn.017
Language
Hebrew
Name Access
Zipper, Jacob, 1900-1983
Subjects
Writers, Hebrew
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Published works, essays

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn17889
Collection
Jacob Zipper Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1088; 1; 001
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jacob Zipper Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1088
Series No.
1
File No.
001
Storage Location
6-6E, Ctn.018
Language
Yiddish
Name Access
Zipper, Jacob, 1900-1983
Subjects
Writers, Yiddish
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Pinkas Tishevitz, manuscripts

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn17900
Collection
Jacob Zipper Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1088; 1; 001
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jacob Zipper Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1088
Series No.
1
File No.
001
Storage Location
6-6E, Ctn.020
Language
Yiddish
Name Access
Zipper, Jacob, 1900-1983
Subjects
Writers, Yiddish
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Book Committees

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn17906
Collection
Jacob Zipper Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1088; 1; 001
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jacob Zipper Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1088
Series No.
1
File No.
001
Storage Location
6-6E, Ctn.021
Subjects
Zipper, Jacob, 1900-1983
Writers, Yiddish
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
Less detail
Collection
Jacob Zipper Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1088; 1; 001
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Jacob Zipper Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Fonds No.
1088
Series No.
1
File No.
001
Storage Location
6-6F, Ctn.022
Name Access
Zipper, Jacob, 1900-1983
Subjects
Writers, Hebrew
Writers, Yiddish
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
Less detail

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