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Robert Adams Collection

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Collection
Robert Adams Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.37m of multiple media
Fonds No.
1306
Scope and Content
The Collection contains, correspondence, research notes, photographs, negatives, museum catalogues, magazines, manuscripts and news clippings related to life and work of Alexander Bercovitch as well as the research and publication of "The Life and Work of Alexander Bercovitch - Artist" by Robert Ad…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Robert Adams Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.37m of multiple media
Scope and Content
The Collection contains, correspondence, research notes, photographs, negatives, museum catalogues, magazines, manuscripts and news clippings related to life and work of Alexander Bercovitch as well as the research and publication of "The Life and Work of Alexander Bercovitch - Artist" by Robert Adams. The material predominently focuses on the years 1987-1988, during which Adams was researching, writing and publishing his book.
Date
[between 1900 and 1990] predominently 1987-1988
Fonds No.
1306
Storage Location
7-1A
History Biographical
Robert Adams was born in South Wales in 1937. He first studied at the London School of Economics, after which he moved to Montreal to continue his education and teaching career at Concordia University. In 1972 he received a position at College Bois-du-Boulogne where he taught for eight more years. It was during these years he wrote his first book, “The Life and Work of Alexander Bercovitch – Artist.” In the same year of its publication, 1988, the noted biography was short listed for the Quebec Society for the Promotion of English-Language Literature (QSPELL) award in non-fiction. Robert Adams would later go on to be a recognized book reviewer, speaking regularly on CBC Radio’s “Talking Books” and TV Ontario’s “Big Ideas” on Book TV. He was also been a frequent guest-speaker at many literary functions, including those held by the Jewish Public Library in Montreal. Known as the father of modern Jewish painting in Montreal, Alexander Bercovitch was a Russian Jewish painter born in 1891 in the port city of Kherson in the Ukraine. He spent his formative years travelling across Europe honing his artistic skills and establishing himself as a painter. It wasn’t until 1926 that Bercovitch and his family came to Montreal. After a difficult first year in Montreal Bercovitch left his family and would continue to have a turbulent relationship with his wife and children. Throughout the remaining twenty-four years of his life Bercovitch would join the "Eastern Group of Painters,” work with John Lyman to establish the Canadian Arts Society of Jewish Artists and the Eastern Group as well as teach a generation of Jewish artists, including Moe Reinblatt, Ghitta Caiserman-Roth, Rita Briansky and Esther Wertheimer. On January 7, 1951 Alexander Bercovitch died from a massive heart-attack, which struck him only four hours before his retrospective was to open at the YM-YWHA.
Language
English
French
Yiddish
Arrangement
Original order was maintained. Duplicates were removed from both the textual and photographic material.
Notes
Includes correspondence to and from Alexander Bercovitch.
Subjects
Painters
Montreal (Quebec)
Bercovitch, Abram William, 1882-1962.
Bercovitch, Alexander
Artists
Adams, Robert
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Layout and plates for "The Life and Work of Alexander Bercovitch - Artist"

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn50191
Collection
Robert Adams Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1 file multiple media
Fonds No.
1306; 00001
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Robert Adams Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1 file multiple media
Date
c.1988
Fonds No.
1306
File No.
00001
Storage Location
CTN.001
7-1A
Language
English
Subjects
Painters
Montreal (Quebec)
Bercovitch, Abram William, 1882-1962.
Bercovitch, Alexander
Artists
Adams, Robert
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Layout and plates for "The Life and Work of Alexander Bercovitch - Artist"

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn50192
Collection
Robert Adams Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1 file multiple media
Fonds No.
1306; 00002
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Robert Adams Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1 file multiple media
Date
c.1988
Fonds No.
1306
File No.
00002
Storage Location
CTN.001
7-1A
Language
English
Subjects
Painters
Montreal (Quebec)
Bercovitch, Abram William, 1882-1962.
Bercovitch, Alexander
Artists
Adams, Robert
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Press clippings and letter about Ruth Pressman

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Collection
Robert Adams Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file textual records
Fonds No.
1306; 00003
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Robert Adams Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file textual records
Date
[between 1981 and 1991]
Fonds No.
1306
File No.
00003
Storage Location
CTN.001
7-1G
Language
English
Subjects
Painters
Montreal (Quebec)
Bercovitch, Abram William, 1882-1962.
Bercovitch, Alexander
Artists
Adams, Robert
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Correspondence and research notes about Herman Heinlich

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Collection
Robert Adams Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file textual records
Fonds No.
1306; 00004
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Robert Adams Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file textual records
Date
1988-1990
Fonds No.
1306
File No.
00004
Storage Location
CTN.001
7-1G
Language
English
Subjects
Painters
Montreal (Quebec)
Bercovitch, Abram William, 1882-1962.
Bercovitch, Alexander
Artists
Adams, Robert
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Correspondence regarding the release and launch of "The Life and Work of Alexander Bercovitch - Artist"

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Collection
Robert Adams Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file textual records
Fonds No.
1306; 00005
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Robert Adams Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file textual records
Date
c.1988
Fonds No.
1306
File No.
00005
Storage Location
CTN.001
7-1G
Language
English
Subjects
Painters
Montreal (Quebec)
Bercovitch, Abram William, 1882-1962.
Bercovitch, Alexander
Artists
Adams, Robert
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Correspondence, notes and press clippings regarding literary competitions in Montreal

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn50196
Collection
Robert Adams Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file textual records
Fonds No.
1306; 00006
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Robert Adams Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file textual records
Date
c.1988
Fonds No.
1306
File No.
00006
Storage Location
CTN.001
7-1G
Language
English
Subjects
Painters
Montreal (Quebec)
Bercovitch, Abram William, 1882-1962.
Bercovitch, Alexander
Artists
Adams, Robert
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Correspondence and notes regarding reviews for "The Life and Work of Alexander Bercovitch - Artist"

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn50197
Collection
Robert Adams Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file textual records
Fonds No.
1306; 00007
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Robert Adams Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file textual records
Date
1988-1989
Fonds No.
1306
File No.
00007
Storage Location
CTN.001
7-1G
Language
English
Notes
Includes press clippings about Yolande Racine and Borduas exhibits at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Subjects
Painters
Montreal (Quebec)
Bercovitch, Abram William, 1882-1962.
Bercovitch, Alexander
Artists
Adams, Robert
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Speech, Canadian Cultural Programmes

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn50198
Collection
Robert Adams Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file textual records
Fonds No.
1306; 00008
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Robert Adams Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file textual records
Date
c.1989
Fonds No.
1306
File No.
00008
Storage Location
7-1G
CTN.001
Language
English
Subjects
Painters
Montreal (Quebec)
Bercovitch, Abram William, 1882-1962.
Bercovitch, Alexander
Artists
Adams, Robert
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Manuscript, "The Life and Work of Alexander Bercovitch - Artist"

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn50199
Collection
Robert Adams Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file textual records
Fonds No.
1306; 00009
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Robert Adams Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file textual records
Date
1988
Fonds No.
1306
File No.
00009
Storage Location
7-1G
CTN.001
Language
English
Subjects
Painters
Montreal (Quebec)
Bercovitch, Abram William, 1882-1962.
Bercovitch, Alexander
Artists
Adams, Robert
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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