Fonds jhse-64 - Abraham Shnitka fonds

American Jewish Congress Chevra Kadisha invitation card. A Grand Chanukah Concert 1917 A Mass Meeting Yehuda Kauffman Flyer Chazzan Pinchas Katz A Warning! 4th Annual Bazaar and Dance. A Christian's Concern for Israel. Cantor Joseph Rosenblatt.
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Abraham Shnitka fonds

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JHSE jhse-64

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  • 1910- 1959 (Creation)
    Shnitka, Abraham

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20 cm of textual records. -- 6 photographs

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The fonds consists of materials created by Abraham Shnitka of Calgary from 1910- 1959. The fonds consists of these series: 1. Franklin Press (ca. 1915- ca.1935). The series consists of pamphlets, handbills, publications and other materials published by or relating to Franklin Press. Most of the materials relate to meetings of Jewish and Zionist Organizations in Western Canada. 2. King's (Queen's) Printer (1935- 1957) The series consists of publications, brochures and other materials related to Abraham Shnitka's operations of the King's Printers' of Alberta. 3. Miscellaneous (1910- 1959) The series consists of correspondence, photographs, and other materials.

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Donated by Theodor Shnitka in 2002.


A portion of the material was donated to JAHSENA as a scrapbook. For preservation reasons the scrapbook was dismantled and the materials placed in an oversized acid-free box in the same approximate order.

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  • The material is in English, Yiddish, and Hebrew.

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Due to the fragile nature of some of the material, restrictions may apply. Please contact the archivist for further details.

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Preliminary inventory available in accession register.

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JAHSENA also holds the records of Abraham Shnitka's son, Dr. Theodor Shnitka. Additional material may be found in the First Century of Jewish Life Editorial Committee fonds held by JAHSENA.<br><br>Record No. SHN.02.1<br><br>

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