Guide to the Papers of Leon David Crestohl (1900-1963), undated, 1841-1963

*P-63

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Descriptive Summary

Creator:Leon David Crestohl (1900-1963)
Title:Leon David Crestohl, papers
Dates:undated, 1841-1963
Abstract:Consists of correspondence, speeches, photographs, clippings and memorabilia relating to his activities as a lawyer and as a member of the House of Commons in the Parliament of Canada representing Montreal-Cartier, 1950-1963; includes material relating to Canadian immigration policies, German rearmament, humane slaughtering, and citizen reactions to these issues; correspondence with the members of the Israeli Parliament, and correspondence and speeches relating to his numerous activities in communal and Jewish affairs in general and Zionist organizations and The ORT in particular. Includes personal writings and memoirs in typescript and published material by and about Leon Crestohl. The collection also contains correspondence in English and Yiddish with members of the Crestohl family, primarily his mother Rose (Weitzman) Crestohl, 1926-1941, and published and manuscript material, both original and copies, relating to the career of his father Hyman Meyer Crestohl, 1904-1921.
Languages:The collection is in English, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Yiddish.
Quantity: 3.5 linear feet (7 manuscript boxes, 4 reels)
Identification:P-63
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Restrictions:

This collection is only available on microfilm.

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Scope and Content Note

Consists of correspondence, speeches, photographs, clippings and memorabilia relating to his activities as a lawyer and as a member of the House of Commons in the Parliament of Canada representing Montreal-Cartier, 1950-1963; includes material relating to Canadian immigration policies, German rearmament, humane slaughtering, and citizen reactions to these issues; correspondence with the members of the Israeli Parliament, and correspondence and speeches relating to his numerous activities in communal and Jewish affairs in general and Zionist organizations and The ORT in particular. Includes personal writings and memoirs in typescript and published material by and about Leon Crestohl. The collection also contains correspondence in English and Yiddish with members of the Crestohl family, primarily his mother Rose (Weitzman) Crestohl, 1926-1941, and published and manuscript material, both original and copies, relating to the career of his father Hyman Meyer Crestohl, 1904-1921.

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Arrangement

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Microfilm

The collection is on four reels.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Leon David Crestohl, papers; P-63; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Note

Gift of Mrs. Sophie Crestohl.

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Access Points

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Container List

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Click the box in the request column to open the form that allows you to request a box for onsite viewing in the reading room at the Center for Jewish History, New York, NY.

 

Papers of Leon David Crestohl, undated, 1841-1963

English, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Yiddish.
Boxes 1-7 (Reels 1-4).
Scope and Content:

See Scope and Content Note.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1 1 Canadian Immigration Policies – Correspondence and Clippings May-July 1955, February 1961 request_box
1 2 Material regarding discrimination against Jews in the Canada House January 1958 request_box
1 3 Reaction of citizens regarding German rearmament, newspaper and magazine clippings in English and French, speech by Leon David Crestohl on subject undated, 1951, 1954-1955 request_box
1 4 Congratulatory letters on speeches regarding rearmament of Germany and old age security undated, 1951-1955 request_box
1 5 Correspondence regarding humane slaughtering (Shechita) 1957-1959 request_box
1 6 Material regarding humane slaughtering (bulletins, clippings, etc.) undated, 1949-1950, 1956-1960 request_box
1 7 Minutes of the proceedings of the House of Commons regarding humane slaughtering and bills undated, 1954, 1956-1959 request_box
1 8 Political letters undated, 1950, 1953, 1955-1956 request_box
  (contains French)   
1 9 Official letters undated, 1949-1957, 1960-1962 request_box
  (contains French)   
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2 1 Letters from the officials of the Knesset (Parliament of Israel) undated, 1948-1957, 1959 request_box
2 2 Printed copy of Leon David Crestohl’s first speech and congratulatory messages April-June, August-November 1951 request_box
  (contains French)   
2 3 Letters regarding speeches, etc. undated, 1952-1957, 1960 request_box
  (contains French)   
2 4 Material regarding ORT undated, 1951-1957, 1960-1961 request_box
2 5 Correspondence regarding activities in Jewish organizations 1916, 1943, 1945, 1947-1957, 1960-1962 request_box
2 6 General correspondence 1946-1958, 1960-1963 request_box
2 7 Communal Letters undated, 1951-1956, 1960 request_box
  (contains French, Polish, and Yiddish)   
2 8 Invitations to functions by letter 1947, 1949, 1951, 1953-1957, 1960 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
3 1 Toronto, Ontario, Canada undated, 1906 request_box
3 2 Fort William, Ontario, Canada February 1912 request_box
3 3 Letters of congratulations on election as Member of Parliament undated, 1950, 1953, 1960-1962 request_box
  (contains French and Yiddish)   
3 4 Congratulatory telegrams regarding election as Member of Parliament 1950 request_box
3 5 Chaim Meir Crestohl Biography – written by son, Leon David undated request_box
3 5 Letters of recommendation, copy of Semicha, appeals for money, etc. undated, 1904-1905, 1907, 1911, 1949-1950 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
3 6 Letters to L.D. Crestohl acknowledging receipt of Fathers Book undated, 1960-1962 request_box
3 6 Copy of H.M. Crestohl’s book undated request_box
  (contains Hebrew)   
3 7 Mrs. Rose Crestohl (Mother) – Letters, passport, clipping, etc. undated, 1926-1927, 1929, 1933, 1936, 1938-1939, 1941-1942 request_box
  (contains Hebrew)   
3 8 Letters from relatives to Leon David Crestohl undated, 1951-1952, 1960 request_box
  (contains Yiddish)   
3 9 Speeches – Legal and political subjects undated, 1935, 1956, 1959 request_box
3 10 Speeches and notes on Jewish subjects viz. Israel 1938-1939, 1941, 1943-1945, 1948, 1950-1954, 1957 request_box
3 11 Annual reports of Jewish organizations undated, 1934-1938, 1941, 1945 request_box
3 12 Outlines of speeches undated, 1945-1947, 1949 request_box
3 13 Speeches – Outlines, notes, etc. undated, 1945-1946, 1948, 1950, 1952-1954, 1956-1957 request_box
3 14 Miscellaneous notes of Leon David Crestohl on Theodor Herzl, article on T. Herzl undated, 1921, 1941 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
4 1 Memoirs 1945-1952 request_box
4 1 Diary 1953-1956 request_box
4 1 Biographical Information undated, 1957 request_box
4 2 Typewritten copies of personal experiences, etc. undated, 1945-1946, 1962 request_box
4 3 Published articles by and about Leon David Crestohl undated, 1926, 1951, 1956, 1963 request_box
4 4 Published copies of the House of Commons debates (see 5/4/53 and 1/20/55 by Leon David Crestohl) 1953-1961 request_box
4 5 “Around the World in 80 Days” from Canadian Jewish Chronicle January 29, 1960 request_box
4 6 “Around the World in Eighty Days” series of articles by Leon David Crestohl undated request_box
4 6 Press release and typewritten paper on journey abroad undated, 1960 request_box
  (contains Hebrew)   
4 7 Miscellaneous undated, 1945, 1953, 1956-1957, 1959, 1962 request_box
  (contains French, Russian, and Yiddish)   
4 8 “The Dedication of the Hebrew Educational Institute” (contains Yiddish) May 31, 1931 request_box
4 9 “National Bicentenary of Canadian Jewry” (1759-1959) 1959 request_box
4 10 Clippings – Political and parliamentary matters undated, 1950-1960, 1962 request_box
  (contains French and Italian)   
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
5 1 Clippings in French undated, 1947, 1950-1951, 1956, 1959 request_box
  (contains English, French and Polish)   
5 2 Clippings regarding activities in Jewish affairs, Israel, etc. undated, 1841, 1932, 1934, 1943, 1945-1946, 1948-1960 request_box
  (contains French)   
5 3 Newspaper clippings and program regarding Negev Dinner honoring Leon David Crestohl (contains personal clippings) undated, 1951, 1955, 1957, 1961 request_box
5 4 Newspaper clippings in Yiddish regarding Leon David Crestohl and his wife (also several in Hebrew) undated, 1950-1951, 1953, 1955, 1959-1960, 1962 request_box
  (contains Hebrew and Yiddish)   
5 5 Photographs of trip to Australia October-November 1959 request_box
5 6 Photographs of the World Conference of Polish Jews 1945-1946, 1948, 1952 request_box
5 7 Miscellaneous photographs and snapshots undated, 1921, 1924, 1926-1929, 1931-1933, 1935, 1939, 1942, 1944-1962 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
6 1 Montreal News Clippings 1932, 1960 request_box
6 2 Scrapbook News Articles (1 of 4) undated, 1947-1958, 1962 request_box
  (contains Hebrew)   
6 3 Scrapbook News Articles (2 of 4) undated, 1947-1958, 1962 request_box
  (contains Hebrew)   
6 4 Scrapbook News Articles (3 of 4) undated, 1947-1958, 1962 request_box
  (contains French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, and Polish)   
6 5 Scrapbook News Articles (4 of 4) undated, 1947-1958, 1962 request_box
  (contains Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, and Russian)   
6 6 Scrapbook General (1 of 5) undated, 1904, 1921-1962 with gaps request_box
6 7 Scrapbook General (2 of 5) undated, 1904, 1921-1962 with gaps request_box
6 8 Scrapbook General (3 of 5) undated, 1904, 1921-1962 with gaps request_box
6 9 Scrapbook General (4 of 5) undated, 1904, 1921-1962 with gaps request_box
  (contains Hebrew and Polish)   
6 10 Scrapbook General (5 of 5) undated, 1904, 1921-1962 with gaps request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
7 1 Jewish Daily Eagle, Golden Jubilee Edition 1957 request_box
7 2 Scrapbook General (1 of 5) 1926-1959 request_box
7 3 Scrapbook General (2 of 5) 1926-1959 request_box
7 4 Scrapbook General (3 of 5) 1926-1959 request_box
7 5 Scrapbook General (4 of 5) 1926-1959 request_box
7 6 Scrapbook General (5 of 5) 1926-1959 request_box
7 7 Scrapbook Israel (1 of 5) 1959 request_box
7 8 Scrapbook Israel (2 of 5) 1959 request_box
7 9 Scrapbook Israel (3 of 5) 1959 request_box
7 10 Scrapbook Israel (4 of 5) 1959 request_box
7 11 Scrapbook Israel (5 of 5) 1959 request_box
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