ZIMMERMAN, Harry and Reuven = Life and Work Documents
7 photographs. - 0.04 metres of textual records.
Scope and Content
Circumcision certificate from Rabbi J. L. Colton for Harry Zimmerman (the donor's father) in 1925. New Years cards printed for his family. From Reuven Zimmerman: documents relating to his work at Via Rail and small slide-photo of him in his railway car, photos with his taxi, work identification car…
Circumcision certificate from Rabbi J. L. Colton for Harry Zimmerman (the donor's father) in 1925. New Years cards printed for his family. From Reuven Zimmerman: documents relating to his work at Via Rail and small slide-photo of him in his railway car, photos with his taxi, work identification cards, birth certificate information and death notice, portrait photos.Addition 2021: 6 black and white photos, ca. 1950s. 1 colour phot, 1976. 1 colour photo keychain. Taxi driver permit Reuben Zimmerman, 1954. Reuben Zimmerman Via Rail and CN Rail documents, 1967-1984. RCAF and National Defense documents Reuben Zimmerman, 1945-1960. 4 B'nai Brith buttons, ca. 1940s. 1 file Aberdeen school documents Harry Zimmerman, 1935-1938. 1 file Baron Byng High School documents Harry Zimmerman, 1943-1944. 1 file McGill documents Harry Zimmerman, 1944-1955. Ministry of Health correspondence for work, 1952
History / Biographical
Harry Zimmerman was born in Montreal in 1925. He attended Aberdeen Elementary School in the 1930s and Baron Byng High School in the early 1940s, both schools in the Protestant School system. Documents in this collection attest to his interest in athletics and in science. Upon graduating in Science from McGill in 1949 and after a brief period working for the Ministry of Health as a biochemist, he returned to McGill University to study accounting and subsequently became a bookkeeper, working for many years at Export Scoville. He died in 2017. Reuven, who died in 2005, was Harry's brother. Reuven was born in 1925. He worked as a Via Rail conductor and as a taxi driver. Never married, he was companion to Marie-Flore Lortie for 30 years, until her death from cancer.
The collection was donated by Arlene Zimmerman on Aug. 3, 2007. An addition was made on August 17, 2021 by Arlene Zimmerman
Alpha-numeric designations: P07/16 and P21/04.General note: Certificate relates to Colton collection - we did not have a complete certificate of Colton's prior to this. Other documents show life and work in Montreal in a milieu not often documented in our collection.