Fonds - Anna Wolfe Margosches fonds

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Anna Wolfe Margosches fonds

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  • 1932, 1934 (Creation)

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3 folders 1 photograph : b&w

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Anna Wolfe Margosches was born in New York,1883, daughter of Max and Rachael Wolfe. He was a furrier. Max Wolfe was from Poland. Anna Wolfe attended Loretta College in Toronto. Married her husband, Max, in 1911. She died in Ottawa, 1952. She “pursued a heightened, social outlet for women in Ottawa. She gave lectures and recitals at the Chateau Laurier and directed pageants. Also in 1934 she founded the Lord Reading Club which also met once a month at the Chateau Laurier. She was an intellectual, an outstanding, unusual woman and mentally very active.” She also was a trained musician and sang at Dr. Geldarts radio station in Ottawa. She had a daughter, Sylvia Haltrecht and was a cousin of the Federal Government cabinet minister, Barney Danson.

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Fonds consists of a program of Anna Wolfe Margosches: lecture - recital, April 9th, l932?; photocopy of Reminiscences of Jewish life in Ottawa, Ottawa Hebrew News September, l934; l937, 1938 and 1950 speeches on biblical music; news clipping of wedding of Sylvia Margosches to Arnold Haltrecht [1942]; How to honour the flag code, 5th ed. 1951; 1 b&w photograph.

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Speeches, news clipping and How to honour the flag code donated by Merle Haltrecht-Matte, February, 2001


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Program and Ottawa Hebrew News located in Document Boxes under M. How to honour the flag (oversized) in certificate box.

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A short biographical entry in Prominent Jews in Canada, l933.

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Biographical information obtained from Shirley Berman, Founding Archivist, Ottawa Jewish Archives.

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