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First Century of Jewish Life Editorial Committee fonds
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1902- 2000 (Creation)
- First Century of Jewish Life Editorial Committee
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1 m of textual records. -- ca. 700 photographs. -- 1 bound volume
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In 1996, the Jewish Archives and Historical Society of Northern Alberta was founded with Uri Rosenzweig as its first president. The initial focus of JAHSENA was to collect material to publish a book chronicling the 1993 centenary of Jewish life in Edmonton and a committee was formed to further this goal. Starting in 1996, advertisements were placed in community newspapers soliciting community, subject and family histories. By 1999, enough material had been collected to begin compiling the book and Uri Rosenzweig was selected as editor. Funding for the project came from a variety of sources, most significantly the Dr. Dianne and Irving Kipnes Foundation. In 2000, the book <em>The First Century of Jewish Life in Edmonton and Northern Alberta, 1893- 1993</em> was published by the JAHSENA in a limited edition of 750. Copies of the monograph were sold directly by JAHSENA and through Edmonton and Northern Alberta Area booksellers.
Scope and content
The fonds consists of materials created or collected by JAHSENA relating to the creation and publication of The First Century of Jewish Life in Edmonton and Northern Alberta and dating from 1902- 2000. The fonds consists of these series: 1. Historical (1902- 2000) The series consists of histories, newspaper clippings, photographs and other materials related to the creation of the chapters of the book related to the history of the Edmonton Jewish community. 2. Organizational (ca. 1911- 2000) The series consists of histories, newspaper clippings, photographs, organizational records, and other materials relating to Jewish organizations described in the book. 3. Family histories (1902- 2000) The series consists of histories, photographs and other materials related to the families described in the book. 4. Book Preparation Information (2000) The series consists of photograph cutlines, correspondence, minutes and other materials used in the preparation phase of the publication of the book.
Immediate source of acquisition
Created and collected by JAHSENA in 1996- 2000.
The fonds is arranged by subject in the order they appear in the book, The First Century of Jewish Life in Edmonton and Northern Alberta.
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- The material is in English.
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There are no restrictions on access.
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JAHSENA holds records of many of the families and organizations in the First Century of Jewish Life fonds. Please consult the archivist for further details.<br><br>Record No. FCJ.00.1<br><br>