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Murray Kay Collection

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Collection
Murray Kay Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
2 albums + 1 file textual records + 2 audiocassettes + 12 photographs
Fonds No.
1307
Scope and Content
Consists of two albums, created by Murray Kay, of both original and copies of photographs taken by Kay. The images are often accompanied by lines composed by Kay and include images of Montreal and Quebec in the 1930s, Kay's time in England with the RCAF, and his eventual move to California. Colleā€¦
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Murray Kay Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
2 albums + 1 file textual records + 2 audiocassettes + 12 photographs
Scope and Content
Consists of two albums, created by Murray Kay, of both original and copies of photographs taken by Kay. The images are often accompanied by lines composed by Kay and include images of Montreal and Quebec in the 1930s, Kay's time in England with the RCAF, and his eventual move to California. Collection also includes a short story written by Kay entitled, "Man's Spectre" and a book of poetry composed entirely by Kay.
Date
c1937-2001
Fonds No.
1307
Storage Location
JPL
Creator
Murray Kay
Physical Condition
Excellent.
History Biographical
Murray Kay was born Morris Kotofsky in Montreal, Quebec on July 24, 1917 to Louis Kotofsky and Celia Jacobs Kotofsky. Murray had a typical up-bringing in what was then the Jewish neighborhood of Montreal, growing up doted upon by his three sisters, Lily, Belle and Anna. During World War II, Murray enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and served overseas in England for a short time. As he received the highest marks in navigation school however, Murray was shipped back to Canada to become an instructor. In 1947, Murray left Montreal for California, creating a successful career in the manufacturing business that took him to numerous countries around the world. He was a lifelong photographer, playing with the medium in addition to documenting his time in the Air Force, overseas and in both Montreal and California. He also loved to compose poetry and write. He often wrote poems and tributes for special occasions for family and friends and is remembered for his love of the arts and providing inspiration to his children, nieces and nephews. After his retirement he took classes in creative writing and philosophy at UCLA. Mr. Kay died in 2001 in Marina del Ray, California.
Language
English
Name Access
Kay, Murray
Subjects
Photographs
Poetry
Montreal (Quebec) - Jews
World War, 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Air Force
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Family Documents

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Collection
Murray Kay Collection
Description Level
Series
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
0.1m of textual records
Fonds No.
1307; 1
Scope and Content
Contains personal and government documents relating to Murray Kay and his family.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Murray Kay Collection
Description Level
Series
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
0.1m of textual records
Scope and Content
Contains personal and government documents relating to Murray Kay and his family.
Date
1941-1966
Fonds No.
1307
Series No.
1
Storage Location
8-3A
JPL-A
Language
English
Subjects
Photographs
Poetry
Montreal (Quebec) - Jews
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Passport and Government Documents

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Collection
Murray Kay Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Fonds No.
1307; 1; 00001
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Murray Kay Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Date
1941-1966
Fonds No.
1307
Series No.
1
File No.
00001
Storage Location
8-3A
Container 1
Language
English
Notes
Contains Canadian passport and government documents parents related to Murray Kay's parents, Louis and Celia Kotofsky.
Subjects
Photographs
Montreal (Quebec) - Jews
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Photo Albums

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Collection
Murray Kay Collection
Description Level
Series
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photos albums + 11 photographs
Fonds No.
1307; 2
Scope and Content
Contains photographs, photographic reproductions, text, drawing, and poetry documenting Murray Kay's life in Montreal and his time serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Murray Kay Collection
Description Level
Series
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
2 photos albums + 11 photographs
Scope and Content
Contains photographs, photographic reproductions, text, drawing, and poetry documenting Murray Kay's life in Montreal and his time serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force in World War II.
Date
1937-[197-?]
Fonds No.
1307
Series No.
2
Storage Location
8-3A
JPL-A
Language
English
Subjects
Photographs
Poetry
Montreal (Quebec) - Jews
World War, 1939-1945
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Murray Kay - Skiing in the Laurentiens, Quebec.

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Collection
Murray Kay Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w; 25 x 20.5 cm
Fonds No.
1307; 2; 019643
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Murray Kay Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w; 25 x 20.5 cm
Date
[ca. 1937-1939]
Fonds No.
1307
Series No.
2
Item No.
019643
Storage Location
8-3A
Container 1
Language
English
Notes
Hand tinted blue and orange
Subjects
Photographs
Montreal (Quebec) - Jews
World War, 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Air Force
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Amateur Photographers of Montreal - Photo Montage of Murray Kay and Friends Davie and Sydney.

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Collection
Murray Kay Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w; 25 x 20 cm
Fonds No.
1307; 2; 019644
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Murray Kay Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w; 25 x 20 cm
Date
[ca. 1937]
Fonds No.
1307
Series No.
2
Item No.
019644
Storage Location
8-3A
Container 1
Language
English
Subjects
Photographs
Montreal (Quebec) - Jews
World War, 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Air Force
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Experiments in Trick Photography - Murray Kay as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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Collection
Murray Kay Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w; 17 x 25 cm
Fonds No.
1307; 2; 019645
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Murray Kay Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w; 17 x 25 cm
Date
[ca. 1937]
Fonds No.
1307
Series No.
2
Item No.
019645
Storage Location
8-3A
Container 1
Creator
Murray Kay
Language
English
Subjects
Photographs
Montreal (Quebec) - Jews
World War, 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Air Force
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Experiments in Trick Photography - Murray Kay as the Drunkard and His Conscience

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Collection
Murray Kay Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w; 17 x 25 cm
Fonds No.
1307; 2; 019646
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Murray Kay Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w; 17 x 25 cm
Date
[ca. 1937]
Fonds No.
1307
Series No.
2
Item No.
019646
Storage Location
8-3A
Container 1
Creator
Murray Kay
Language
English
Subjects
Photographs
Montreal (Quebec) - Jews
World War, 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Air Force
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Murray Kay and Unidentified R.C.A.F. Member Waving to Unidentified Woman

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Collection
Murray Kay Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w; 9 x 12 cm
Fonds No.
1307; 2; 019647
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Murray Kay Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w; 9 x 12 cm
Date
[ca. 1943-1945]
Fonds No.
1307
Series No.
2
Item No.
019647
Storage Location
8-3A
Container 2
Language
English
Subjects
Photographs
Montreal (Quebec) - Jews
World War, 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Air Force
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Unidentified R.C.A.F. Servicemen Playing a Game of Cards

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Collection
Murray Kay Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w; 20 x 25 cm
Fonds No.
1307; 2; 019648
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Murray Kay Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
graphic material
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w; 20 x 25 cm
Date
[ca. 1943-1945]
Fonds No.
1307
Series No.
2
Item No.
019648
Storage Location
8-3A
Container 2
Creator
Murray Kay
Language
English
Notes
Possible Reproduction
Subjects
Photographs
Montreal (Quebec) - Jews
World War, 1939-1945
Royal Canadian Air Force
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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