Canadian Jewish Heritage Network

HARRIS, Eiran

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Collection
HARRIS, Eiran
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
Env. 60 sound elements. - Env. 1 metres of textual records. - Env. 150 photographs. - Env. 12 artefacts.
Fonds No.
P0231
Scope and Content
Assembled over many years, the Eiran Harris collection consists of Jewish Cookbooks, Canadian Jewish business cards, in-depth oral history interviews, and other materials. Received in 1987: Offprint "Aaron Hart's Treasure..." in CANADIAN NUMISMATIC JOURNAL. Anti-Semitic stickers. Cartoon of Jack Cu…
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Collection
HARRIS, Eiran
Description Level
Fonds
Material Format
sound recording
Physical Description
Env. 60 sound elements. - Env. 1 metres of textual records. - Env. 150 photographs. - Env. 12 artefacts.
Scope and Content
Assembled over many years, the Eiran Harris collection consists of Jewish Cookbooks, Canadian Jewish business cards, in-depth oral history interviews, and other materials. Received in 1987: Offprint "Aaron Hart's Treasure..." in CANADIAN NUMISMATIC JOURNAL. Anti-Semitic stickers. Cartoon of Jack Cummings by Aislin. Book STORY OF ZIONIST ORDER HABONIM, 1951. Ephemera. Souvenir medal issued by B&SS & NZ Home for the Aged. JEWISH WARSAW THAT WAS, Montreal: Warsaw Farband, 1967. Lead dreidle 3 cm. 1988: 21 photos of JGH construction 1968-1969. Matchbox: Moishe's Restaurant. Ephemera; Schiller Bros. interview on cassette, 1980. 3 Cassette tapes: interview of D. Rome by E. Harris. ITONENU magazine, Shaare Zion Academy, 1963-1964. 11 recipe books. Wedding invitations, Memory/Souvenir book of student Mildred Ellis (mother of Eric Helfield). 1990: Approx. 250 photos; subjects: candles, men with hats (seder?); in front of Chalet on Mt. Royal/Plage Laval beach/Fletcher's Field. Photos: Zionist youth camp 1950-1955; Habonim; Camp Kvutza, Que. & Lake Erie, Ont.; Habonim winter camp; Camp Massad. Photocopied clippings re Vancouver folklore. Lazarovitch Bar mitzvah photo 1935 PCAT; Margolese Bar Mitzvah invitation in form of scroll w.photo. Dr. Bloom neck-stretching machine and staff 1955, stereoscopic slides1993: 1 file photos incl. snapshots, Jack Brotman and wife, also gravestones. 1 file documents, incl. bulletins, clippings. Also approx. 12 stereoscopic slides, incl. family events (wedding?)2000: Aproximately 300 New Year's (Rosh Hashana) cards received from friends and contacts made through Jewish Public Library Director position. De-accessioned from JPL July 2000. Contain Jewish scenes, signatures. Some discarded (duplicates, not of interest).2002: 8 cookbooks, 7 of them Montreal Jewish and one non-Jewish Canadian but containing Jewish recipes typed on loose paper. From JGH Ladies Auxiliary, Hadassah, Mizrachi, Pioneer Women, Canadian Women's Press Club.2004: 8 volumes of various years added to those donated several years ago. These volumes contain recipes, household hints, lists of Montreal B'nai Brith Women members, local advertisements, and different yearly themes.2009: Four cookbooks, adding to previous collection. The Grapevine Cookbook - The Girls of the 8:10 Aerobics Class YW-YMHA and NHS of Montreal, 1996/ 101 Ways to Disguise Matzo ... a cookbook for Passover - SNAP (Snowdon Nursery Association of parents) YM-YWHA Ben Weider Jewish Community Centre, post 2000?/ The Best of Our Kitchens, Vegetarian and Dairy Cooking - Congregation Dorshei Emet, 2004/ Kinnereth Cookbook, second edition - Hadassah Wizo-Toronto, 1993.Addition 2010: Exposition Sepharade "D'hier a demain" by Association Sepharade Francophone, 1974.Addition 2011: Passover Recipes, by Aliyah chapter , Winnipeg Hadassah. This is a 96 page spiral bound small format book containing handwritten recipes with illustrations.
Date
1900-2004.
Fonds No.
P0231
History Biographical
Eiran Harris was born in Tel Aviv in 1935. He has served as Archivist Emeritus with Montreal's Jewish Public Library since the early 1990s on a volunteer basis. He possesses a vast knowledge of the history of Canadian Jewry and has worked tirelessly to share that knowledge with others.
Custodial History
Donated by Mr. Eiran Harris of Jewish Public Library, on a ongoing basis.
Notes
Alpha-numeric designations: P87/01, P87/06, P87/21, P87/27, P87/40, P87/44, P88/08, P88/10, P88/11, P88/52, P88/53, P90/05, P90/12, P90/21, P93/23, P02/10, P04/08, P09/22, P10/02 and P11/14.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Canadian Jewish Archives
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