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Baron Byng 1939, June 26, 1994. MJM 40. 1 of 2.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn92978
Collection
Dov Okouneff Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
1 videocasette : original, col., VHS.
Fonds No.
1263; 1263_022
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Dov Okouneff Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
1 videocasette : original, col., VHS.
Date
1994
Fonds No.
1263
Item No.
1263_022
Storage Location
5-1D
Ctn. 001
Creator
Dov Okouneff
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Notes
Baron Byng High School Class of 1939 Reunion.
Name Access
OKOUNEFF, Dov
Subjects
Baron Byng High School (Montreal, Quebec)
Montreal Jewish Memories.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Baron Byng Class of 1939 reunion, June 26, 1994, 2 of 2. Max Wolofsky, July 7, 1994.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn93012
Collection
Dov Okouneff Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
1 videocasette : original, col., VHS.
Fonds No.
1263; 1263_057
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Dov Okouneff Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
1 videocasette : original, col., VHS.
Date
1994
Fonds No.
1263
Item No.
1263_057
Storage Location
5-1D
Ctn. 002
Creator
Dov Okouneff
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Name Access
OKOUNEFF, Dov
Subjects
Baron Byng High School (Montreal, Quebec)
Wolofsky, Max.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Baron Byng Class of 1948 reunion.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn93013
Collection
Dov Okouneff Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
1 videocasette (1 hr., 25 min.) : original, col., VHS.
Fonds No.
1263; 1263_058
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Dov Okouneff Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
moving images
Physical Description
1 videocasette (1 hr., 25 min.) : original, col., VHS.
Date
c. 1998
Fonds No.
1263
Item No.
1263_058
Storage Location
5-1D
Ctn. 002
Creator
Dov Okouneff
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Name Access
OKOUNEFF, Dov
Subjects
Baron Byng High School (Montreal, Quebec)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Diana Rosenbaum Collection

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn44051
Collection
Diana Rosenbaum Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
2 photographs + 1 book
Fonds No.
1273
Scope and Content
Collection consists of one oversized composite portrait of the 1951 female graduating class of Baron Byng High School as well as their teachers. Also includes a group portrait of 1951 graduating class members at a reunion in 1987 and a commemorative book from the 50th reunion in 2001.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
  1 image  
Collection
Diana Rosenbaum Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
2 photographs + 1 book
Scope and Content
Collection consists of one oversized composite portrait of the 1951 female graduating class of Baron Byng High School as well as their teachers. Also includes a group portrait of 1951 graduating class members at a reunion in 1987 and a commemorative book from the 50th reunion in 2001.
Fonds No.
1273
Storage Location
JPL
8-3B
Language
English
Accession No.
10-013
Subjects
Baron Byng High School (Montreal, Quebec)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
Images
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Evelyn Ancel Fonds

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn17234
Collection
Evelyn Ancel Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1 medal + 2 photographs
Fonds No.
1235
Scope and Content
Consists of two class photographs on cardboard backings and one medal issued by the Protestant School Board of Montreal for general proficiency in school studies.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Evelyn Ancel Fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
1 medal + 2 photographs
Scope and Content
Consists of two class photographs on cardboard backings and one medal issued by the Protestant School Board of Montreal for general proficiency in school studies.
Date
ca192?-1931
Fonds No.
1235
Storage Location
7-3C; SC3; PC
Physical Condition
Photograph backing is flaking.
Conservation
Photographs removed for preservation in Photograph Collecion.
History Biographical
Evelyn Ancel (nee Weiser), April 29, 1914-January 16, 2009. Zalman Weiser and his wife Clara (Darabaner) arrived in Montreal with their two daughters, Annie and Sarah in 1907. They were brought by Clara's father David who was involved in the fur trade in Havre St. Pierre. In all there were 13 members in the Weiser household, twins Annie and Sarah, Max, Harry, Hymie, Louie, Florence, Evelyn, Ethel, Lillian and Pearlie. Zalman Weiser began working in Montreal as a peddler, and his wife Clara sold some of the goods from their home. Peddlers who came to the house to buy or sell merchandise also received informal lessons on speaking English and French. The family later purchased a store in which to sell their goods at 989 St. Laurent (which later became 3777 St. Laurent) and lived in the residence above it (3779 St. Laurent). Once the store came into being, peddlers would come once a week to take a parcel on credit to try and sell door to door. These peddlers were Jewish and came from Poland, Russia and Romania. Customers of the store and the peddlers were mainly French Canadian. Zalman was a wholesaler of dry goods (fabric). He had salesman to help in the store and also sold to retail establishments like Greenberg's and Eaton's. The store was always closed on Saturdays, which highly unusual for the time. The family also signed for their own packages. The success of the store was great enough that a second building was purchased on St. Dominque, and the store expanded through the rear. The full building had 3 residences. Two were rented out in order to generate revenue. Zalman also purchased old, unheated houses in poor districts in the neighbourhood near Ontario and Sanguinet (as many as 8 or 10 at a time) and rented them out. Salesman who worked at the store often started their own businesses later on. A. Schecter, Joe Nadler and the Stein brothers were customers. Florence was the first full-time bookkeeper, a job that was taken over by Evelyn in later years (when Florence went out to go work with her husband Leo in his store). Goods were also sold to out of town customers. Of all the Weiser boys, only Max travelled to sell goods. He later opened his own store. Annie and Sarah both married boys who worked in the store. Sarah's husband (Abe Schacter) opened a coat factory (Entire Ladies' Cloak). Annie's husband (Sam Segal) sold material yard goods. Harry and Florence's husband (Leo Cytrynbaum) opened their own outfitting store. The store was sold in the early 1950's (possibly 1951). Zalman Weiser worked with several charities, the main one being Hebrew Free Loan Association, which provided loans without interest. Zalman used to sign (vouch) for people on their loans. He also worked with orthodox charities like Lubavitch. In the summer the Weiser family rented houses off the island. They rented in Chateauguay, Plage Laval and Ste. Rose (Laval). They stayed nearby because someone had to work in the store, so they stayed within an hour's drive. A housekeeper would stay with the children at the summer houses (as well as when the family was in town during the fall/winter/spring). They would load up the car with 8 or 9 people (split 3/3/3), but would have to make two trips to move the whole family. The family had a car as long as Evelyn could remember, but Harry was the one who did all the driving until other children were old enough to share the responsibility. Neither parent drove. Evelyn attended Strathearn for elementary (grade 1-7). Elementary school was free, and Evelyn was registered by older brother, Harry. He was the one who supplied the anglicized name "Evelyn" to the school, as her name was Chava. At the time, the birth certificate was issued by the midwife (Mrs. Crystal/Krystal?). Unsure of the legality of the birth certificate, the family later hired a lawyer to get official birth certificates from city hall. Top of her class in Grade 7, Evelyn was awarded a medal and a scholarship for her first year at Baron Byng. The students at Strathearn were mostly Jewish, but Evelyn never encountered any anti-Semitic attitudes from students or teachers. While attending Strathearn, Evelyn attended the Yiddishe Folks Shule, then located on St. Urbain near Pine. At the time, Mr. Wiseman was Principal. The classes contained about fifteen students. Class was held everyday after school and Sunday mornings for one hour. Evelyn was taught reading and writing in both Hebrew and Yiddish, and this continued until she began high school. The Weiser sons went to a Rabbi's house for private study. High school (Baron Byng) cost $2.50/month. In bad weather the children took taxis. Hymie won scholarships for his 4 years of high school (best grades for the year). Evelyn won it upon entry. Hymie later studied at a Yeshiva and went to New York. At the time Harry went to school, Baron Byng did not exist, so he attended Montreal High. The three youngest children attended Strathcona High School. After Evelyn graduated from Baron Byng the family moved to 245 Cote St. Catherine Road near Laurier. Shortly after they moved to Outremont Ave. (possibly 458). Evelyn and Ethel both went onto post-secondary studies at MacDonald College and were trained to become teachers. Since schools were not hiring Jewish teachers at the time, Evelyn became the bookkeeper for the family business. Ethel was able to find a teaching position later on. Evelyn was married in 1941 at Beth Yehuda synagogue on City Hall near Duluth. The weddings of all of the daughters were paid for by their parents (and possibly the boys as well). Clara would prepare cases for the newlyweds, filled with linens from the store. The parents provided properties to the children when they got married, where the children would pay rent to the parents (and possibly more than one child would occupy the home - they and their spouse would share with a sibling and their spouse). After getting married Evelyn and Michael (Julius Michael Ancel) continued to live at the home of Evelyn's parents. When their first child was born they rented a home on Jeanne-Mance (from strangers) near either Fairmoun or St. Viateur. They bought their own home at 740 de l'Epee (near Bernard) for which the Weisers provided the downpayment on the $7000 - a 3 flat home. That house was later sold and another 3 flat home was bought at 883 Stuart near Ducharme.
Language
English
Acquisition Source
Debi Ancel, granddaughter of Evelyn.
Subjects
Baron Byng High School (Montreal, Quebec)
Strathearn Elementary School (Montreal, Quebec)
Ancel, Evelyn (Weiser), 1914-2009
Protestant School Board of Greater Montreal
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Exterior, Baron Byng High School, 4251 St. Urbain Street. Cars parked along street beside building, man (possibly police officer or security) stands in doorway of school.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn23987
Collection
Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w; 9cm x 9cm
Fonds No.
1255; 006209
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w; 9cm x 9cm
Responsibility
Unknown
Date
1971
Fonds No.
1255
Item No.
006209
Subjects
Baron Byng High School (Montreal, Quebec)
High Schools - Quebec (province)
Automobiles.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Sam W. Levy Collection

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn93148
Collection
Sam Levy Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.3 metres of multiple media.
Fonds No.
1373
Scope and Content
Consists of four albums of textual and graphic materials detailing alumni of Baron Byng High School as well as one record of the Baron Byng High School centennial concert (1967).
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Sam Levy Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
0.3 metres of multiple media.
Scope and Content
Consists of four albums of textual and graphic materials detailing alumni of Baron Byng High School as well as one record of the Baron Byng High School centennial concert (1967).
Responsibility
Sam W. Levy
Date
1935-2016
Fonds No.
1373
Storage Location
6-1G
History Biographical
Sam W. Levy was born in Montreal on February 26, 1922 and attended Alfred Joyce school in Outremont and Baron Byng High School after. Mr. Levy was drafted into military service and enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Because of vision problems, Mr. Levy served as a radar operator for 39 months, mainly at isolated stations such as Ferrer Point on Nootka Island and Cape St. James on Haida Quaii. After the war, Mr. Levy completed his studies, eventually culminating in a PhD from McGill under MS neurologist Dr. Roy Swank. Mr. Levy worked for over 35 years as a Clinical Biochemist, working for the most part at Queen Mary Veterans' Hospital and then the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. In 1967, Mr. Levy married Yiddish teacher Pearl Wozgar and the couple had two daughters, Bronna and Naomi. Mr. Levy was actively involved in organizing and researching alumni of famed Baron Byng High School for numerous decades.
Language
English
Custodial History
Donated by Mr. Levy in 2016.
Notes
Full biography of Mr. Levy available in the collection.
Name Access
Levy, Sam W.
Subjects
Baron Byng High School (Montreal, Quebec)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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School certificates and diplomas, Kruger Family

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn75342
Collection
Chaim Kruger Family Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file textual record
Fonds No.
1435; 00013
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Chaim Kruger Family Collection
Description Level
File
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file textual record
Date
1919-1927
Fonds No.
1435
File No.
00013
Storage Location
Ctn. 001
9-4E
Accession No.
14-037
Subjects
Kruger, Chaim, 1875-1933
Baron Byng High School (Montreal, Quebec)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Serpa Pinto and Montreal Jewish Memories notes.

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn93062
Collection
Dov Okouneff Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual records.
Fonds No.
1263; 00002
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Dov Okouneff Fonds
Description Level
Item
Material Format
textual record
Physical Description
1 file of textual records.
Date
1993-2006
Fonds No.
1263
File No.
00002
Storage Location
5-1E
Ctn. 003
Creator
Dov Okouneff
Physical Condition
Good
Language
English
Notes
Notes include subjects including Baron Byng, Maria and Frederick Lowy, Serpa Pinto reunion, Thomas Hecht, Licel Margolis and John Margolis, Erika Daniels, and other production notes.
Name Access
OKOUNEFF, Dov
Subjects
Montreal Jewish Memories.
Serpa Pinto
Baron Byng High School (Montreal, Quebec)
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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