Fonds MG 21.5 - Shirley Chernin Collection

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Shirley Chernin Collection

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CA BI MG 21.5

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  • 1901-2012 (Accumulation)
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    Chernin, Shirley
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    Glace Bay (NS)

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81.5 cm of textual records. -- 1692 photographs : 63 b&w. -- 2 videocassettes (ca. 30 minutes). -- 1 audio

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This collection documents the history of Cape Breton's Jewish communities between 1901 and 2012, with a particular focus on the Jewish community in Glace Bay. The material in this collection was gathered by Shirley Chernin beginning in the 1940s, and donated to the Beaton Institute in 2012. Chernin was an active member of the Congregation Sons of Israel in Glace Bay and the Canadian Hadassah-WIZO. Chernin was also the chairperson of the Kum-a-Haym (homecoming celebration) and the Congregation Sons of Israel's 100th anniversary in 2001. Much of the material was collected by Chernin from the Congregation Sons of Israel Synagogue when it was closed and placed for sale in 2010.

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Collection consists of biographical and genealogical materials, correspondence and clippings, as well as photographs collected and maintained by Shirley Chernin. Collection also consists of correspondence, clippings and photographs, as well as administrative, financial and promotional materials relating to the Congregation Sons of Israel Synagogue in Glace Bay, the Kum-a-Haym in 2001, and the Cape Breton Chapters of the Canadian Hadassah-WIZO.

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The collection was arranged by Lindsay Uhma, student archival technician, hired by the Congregation Sons of Israel for a summer work program in 2012. The work term took place at the Beaton Institute. Additional work was completed by Tyler Hyde and Anna MacNeil. Hyde scanned images from the collection and MacNeil finalized the finding aid, scanned additional photographs and created a corresponding Flickr exhibit online at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cbjewishcommunity/

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