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Ralph Novek Collection

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Collection
Ralph Novek Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
2 files of material
Fonds No.
1233
Scope and Content
Contains photocopied typescripts of Novek’s radio plays (originals destroyed) as well as copies of Progressive Theatre, Northern Review, and Today.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
Ralph Novek Collection
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
multiple media
Physical Description
2 files of material
Scope and Content
Contains photocopied typescripts of Novek’s radio plays (originals destroyed) as well as copies of Progressive Theatre, Northern Review, and Today.
Date
1936-2006
Fonds No.
1233
Storage Location
7-3C, SC3
Creator
Ralph Novek
History Biographical
Ralph Novek was born to Jewish immigrant parents in Montreal on April 10, 1917. His father, Joseph Novek, left Poland in 1905 after being warned by the Russian officers that used Joseph’s father’s tailor shop that Joseph and his brother Israel were to be arrested because of their socialist Bundist activity. Joseph traveled first to England and arrived in Montreal in 1906. He married his cousin Helen Finestone in 1916. Ralph Novek married Shulamith Litman in 1939. The couple supported themselves through Shulamith’s dress designing and Ralph’s writing jobs. In 1945, Ralph Novek founded the Burns Advertising Company with Arthur Burns, running the business until his retirement. In addition to advertising, Ralph Novek also wrote radio plays for the CBC and contributed articles on theatre and progressive themes to various journals. Ralph Novek also translated into English, Benjamin Sack’s History of the Jews in Canada. Novek was related to Sack through his marriage.
Custodial History
Donated by Joel Novek, son of Ralph Novek to the JPL-A.
Notes
Stored in Small Collections Box#3 (SC3)
Name Access
Novek, Ralph
Subjects
Plays
Playwriting
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Sack, Benjamin Gutelius
Radio plays
Progressive Theatre (Journal)
Anti-fascism - Drama
World War, 1939-1945 - Drama
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
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Solomon Michoels and Itzik Feffer Album

https://www.cjhn.ca/en/permalink/cjhn71340
Collection
Solomon Michoels and Itzik Feffer Album
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 album (19 photographs + textual material)
Fonds No.
1300
Scope and Content
Consists of photographs, correspondence, budgets and other committee documents as well as newspaper clippings all related to the September 1942 visit of Prof. Solomon Michoels and Lt. Col. Itzik Fefer, Soviet Delegates to the United States and Canada.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
Solomon Michoels and Itzik Feffer Album
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
textual record
graphic material
Physical Description
1 album (19 photographs + textual material)
Scope and Content
Consists of photographs, correspondence, budgets and other committee documents as well as newspaper clippings all related to the September 1942 visit of Prof. Solomon Michoels and Lt. Col. Itzik Fefer, Soviet Delegates to the United States and Canada.
Parallel Title
Montreal Welcomes Jewish Delegates from the U.S.S.R.
Date
September 1943
Fonds No.
1300
Storage Location
JPL
Language
English
Yiddish
French
Notes
Selection of contents digitized (pages with newspaper clippings excluded). To consult the entire file, please contact the JPL-A directly.
Subjects
Asch, Sholem, 1880-1957.
La Gaurdia, Fiorello H. (Fiorello Henry), 1882-1947
Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976
Curran, Joseph Edwin, 1906-1981
Hillman, Sidney, 1887-1946
Feffer, Itzik, 1900-1952
Michoels, Solomon, 1890-1948
Soviet Union - Jews
World War, 1939-1945
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Jewish Public Library Archives
Documents
Less detail
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