Decorated certificate given to Joe King and his wife on the occasion of their marriage, May 26, 1948, two weeks after the founding of the State of Israel (certificate still says Palestine). Donor was Young Judaea of Halifax, where he then worked.Addition 2005: Certificate of release from Royal Cana…
Decorated certificate given to Joe King and his wife on the occasion of their marriage, May 26, 1948, two weeks after the founding of the State of Israel (certificate still says Palestine). Donor was Young Judaea of Halifax, where he then worked.Addition 2005: Certificate of release from Royal Canadian Air Force after service 1942-1945. Given paarticulrs of service including medals. Physical description and signature on back. 10 photos, 1937-1970s. 1 clipping, March 13, 1967. 1 thank-you letter for interviewing Mr. Diefenbaker from J. H. Clarke (Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia), April 30, 1965.Addition 2007: Photos, clippings, and correspondence (mainly letters of appreciation) attesting to and illustrating the various aspects of Joe King's career and post-retirement activities. Included: trips to Israel and meetings with important figures there in the 1960s and later, photos interviewing Canadian Prime Ministers and other politicians (Lester B. Pearson, John Diefenbaker, Tommy Douglas) and follow-up letters from them, information about other television shows Joe King produced as well as notable work he did for the Jewish community while at Allied Jewish Community Services (AJCS) and post-retirement, for other organizations, including the Montreal Print Society.
History / Biographical
Joe King is a former radio broadcaster, television anchor and a retired Jewish community worker (he was head of Public Relations at AJCS, retired 1988.) He is the author of several books about Jews, Israel, and the Montreal Jewish community.
The document was donated by Joe King in June 2003. Addition 2005: Mr. King donated some documents and photos in Feb. 2005. Addition 2007: An addition to the collection was made by Mr. King on September 17, 2007.
P03/08, P04/05, and P07/19.Mr. King's ZB file in Personalia Collection.Joe King's records are of interest due to his involvement with important and historic issues, people and events of interest to the majority of the Jewish community of Canada. This material adds to previous small donations from Joe King, which are united with these items into a box.