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, Boston, MA and New York, NY.

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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.

 

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.

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