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This Week in JPL History: The Treasures of the Archives

This Week in JPL History: The Treasures of the Archives

During this week in 1991 JPL Archivist Carol Katz gave a presentation to the Montreal Jewish Historical Society at the YM-YWHA Snowdon Branch on the treasures held within the JPL Archives. The talk was very well received; one person commenting “Your fascinating address opened a new vista, a new world for me.” The Archives mission is to do just this! We preserve and make accessible the social, economic and cultural history of Montreal’s Jewish community. Below are just a few of our treasures: The oldest [...]



Number 42

Number 42

Sam Maltin was a sports journalist for the Montreal Star and Herald newspapers as well as a stringer for various newspapers in theUnited States.   In addition to sports journalism, he was a long-time bridge columnist and reported on various social issues of the day.  A self-professed leftist journalist, Maltin had his home searched by police during the Duplessis Padlock era. The year 1946 was a banner year for sports reporting in Montreal.  That summer the Montreal Royals baseball team broke records for attendance, batting averages [...]