Hidden Ephemera Discovered

Hidden and forgotten for 100 years, special newspaper issues describing the beginning of the First World War were recently discovered. Eiran Harris, Archivist Emeritus of Montreal’s Jewish Public Library was carefully perusing bound volumes of extremely fragile issues of Montreal’s Yiddish newspaper, the Keneder Adler (Jewish Daily Eagle) piled up at the National Archives of the Canadian Jewish Congress. Suddenly, unfamiliar pages were revealed. Commencing on July 31st, 1914 the Adler published daily “Extra” issues, [...]



YM-YWHA’s Active Service Centre YM-YWHA’s Active Service Centre

by Kate I recently had the chance to research the YM-YWHA’s Active Service Centre for our boys in WWII. Run by young hostesses, this Centre provided entertainment like dances and splash parties for servicemen in need of a little distraction. I came across some newspaper clippings in the YM-YWHA archival collection that profiled a particularly unique outing offered by the ladies. In the summer of 1944, over 90 Canadian veterans returned home after fighting in Italy [...]

Sarah Fischer – International Opera Star in the International Press Sarah Fischer – International Opera Star in the International Press

Sarah Fischer, while born in Paris, spent her formative years growing up in Montreal, where she was to kick off a highly successful career as an opera singer on the international stage, whre she was known as a Canadian soprano. Good reviews of her performances abounded in the press, both [...]

Hidden Ephemera Discovered Hidden Ephemera Discovered

Hidden and forgotten for 100 years, special newspaper issues describing the beginning of the First World War were recently discovered. Eiran Harris, Archivist Emeritus of Montreal’s Jewish Public Library was carefully perusing bound volumes of extremely fragile issues of Montreal’s Yiddish newspaper, the Keneder Adler (Jewish Daily Eagle) piled up at the National Archives of the Canadian Jewish Congress. Suddenly, unfamiliar pages were revealed. Commencing on July 31st, 1914 the Adler published daily “Extra” issues, [...]