Collection F02858 - J. B. Salsberg collection

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J. B. Salsberg collection

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  • [ca. 1930]-1998 (Creation)
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    Salsberg, Joseph Baruch

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11 photographs : b&w negatives, 7 photographs : col., 5 photographs : b&w, 1 envelope of postcards, 0.05 m of textual records

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(1902-1998)

Biographical history

Joseph Baruch Salsberg (1902-1998) was a politician, an activist, and an active member in Toronto's Jewish community. He was born in Lagow, Poland, and later emigrated to Canada with his parents in 1913. Salsberg served on the Labour Zionist executive, and he worked as a union organizer, and a Communist Party union strategist. He was elected alderman for Ward 4 in Toronto in 1938 and again in 1943. He was also elected to the Ontario Legislature from 1943 to 1955 as a member of the Labour Progressive Party, formerly the Communist Party. Throughout his life, he was a regular columnist for a variety of publications, including Fraternally Yours, the Canadian Jewish News and the Canadian Tribune. He was an activist for Israel and its security, the Yiddish culture, and the integrity of the Jewish people around the world. A medical centre in Kiryat Yam, Israel, bears Salsberg's name. Salsberg was predeceased by his wife, Dora Wilensky (1902-1959).

Custodial history

These records were collected and compiled by Salsberg's niece, Sharyn Salsberg Ezrin.

Scope and content

The collection consists of photographs of J.B. Salsberg and his family, as well as postcards from the Soviet Union, annotated Communist booklets, and a letter from Salsberg to his niece, Sharyn.

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Donated by Sharyn Salsberg Ezrin (2014).

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  • English
  • Russian

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2065.2

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Open

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Copyright is held by the Estate of Joseph B. Salsberg. Permission must be obtained in writing before any original documents may be published

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See also the J.B. Salsberg fonds.

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  • Shelf: 2065.2