Fondo MS-214 - Uncle Ben's Exchange fonds

Uncle Ben's Exchange Uncle Ben's Exchange Exterior Uncle Ben's Exchange Interior Uncle Ben's Exchange Interior Uncle Ben's Exchange Interior Uncle Ben's Exchange - Storefront First Store Before Building of Kitchen Block Uncle Ben's Shop in Old Adams Building
Open original Objeto digital

Área de título y declaración de responsabilidad

Título apropiado

Uncle Ben's Exchange fonds

Tipo general de material

  • Documento textual
  • Graphic material - photograph

Título paralelo

Otra información de título

Título declaración de responsabilidad

Título notas

  • Fuente del título: Title based on name of creator.

Nivel de descripción

Fondo

Institución archivística

Código de referencia

CA EDM MS-214

Área de edición

Declaración de edición

Declaración de responsabilidad de edición

Área de detalles específicos de la clase de material

Mención de la escala (cartográfica)

Mención de proyección (cartográfica)

Mención de coordenadas (cartográfica)

Mención de la escala (arquitectónica)

Jurisdicción de emisión y denominación (filatélico)

Área de fechas de creación

Fecha(s)

  • 1912 - 1970 (Creación)
    Creador
    Uncle Ben's Exchange

Área de descripción física

Descripción física

21 cm of textual records. – 8 photographs

Área de series editoriales

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Nota en las series editoriales

Área de descripción del archivo

Nombre del productor

(1913 - 1979)

Historia administrativa

Benjamin Leibovitz [189-?] - 1981

Benjamin ‘Uncle Ben’ Leibovitz was born in Romania and emigrated to Edmonton via New York City in 1911. At some point during the First World War (1914-1918), an arranged marriage brought Benjamin’s wife, Ghizella Rolingher, also born in Romania, to Canada.

During his early years in Edmonton, Benjamin became well-known as a fur trader and outfitter throughout the area. His business, originally named Uncle Ben’s Store, grew through many iterations, including Uncle Ben’s Exchange after Jean Rolinger, Ghizella’s nephew, joined the business, and finally Uncle Ben’s Sporting Goods. The business also operated in several locations, including the Adam’s Building and Belmont Block.

Benjamin was involved in the building of the Jewish community of Edmonton. He was an active member of the Edmonton Zionist Club in the 1920’s, as well as member of the Beth Shalom Building Campaign Committee, and the Treasurer of the Building Finance Committee in 1951. Throughout his life, he was involved in the Talmud Torah, B’nai Brith, Beth Israel, and Beth Shalom congregations.

Benjamin continued daily operations of his business until his retirement in 1976. Uncle Ben’s Sporting Good eventually closed its doors and ceased operations in 1979. Benjamin Leibovitch died two years later, in 1981.

Historial de custodia

It is unknown how Lawrence (Larry) W. Baay acquired the records.
Jean Rolingher, Benjamin Leibovitz’s nephew through marriage, acquired the records through his involvement in the operation of the Uncle Ben’s Exchange store.

Alcance y contenido

The fonds consists of photographs, correspondence, journals, financial statements, and account books relating to the operation of Benjamin Leibovitz’s sporting goods store, Uncle Ben’s Exchange, with a range of dates from 1912 to 1970.

Área de notas

Condiciones físicas

Origen del ingreso

This fonds was donated to the City of Edmonton Archives by Larry Baay in 1977 and by Jean (Gene) Rolingher in 1979.

Arreglo

The material was arranged by the archivist by date.

Idioma del material

  • inglés

Escritura del material

Ubicación de los originales

Disponibilidad de otros formatos

Restricciones de acceso

There are no restrictions on access.

Condiciones de uso, reproducción, y publicación

Copyright may apply.

Instrumentos de descripción

Finding aid available online.
All photographs in reference room and all online.

Materiales asociados

See also:
First Century of Jewish Life Editorial Committee fonds (JHSE-69) at the Jewish Archives and Historical Society of Edmonton and Northern Alberta
Beth Shalom Synagogue fonds (PR1099) at the Provincial Archives of Alberta

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Acumulaciones

No further accruals are expected.

Nota general

Accession number: A77-71, A79-41

Descripción física

Some of the account books have fragile spines that require support when opening.

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Área de control

Identificador de registro de descripción

Identificador de la institución

City of Edmonton Archives

Reglas o convenciones

Rules for Archival Description (RAD)
Archives Society of Alberta Subject Terms

Estado de elaboración

Final

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Completo

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Fuentes

Objeto digital (Ejemplar original), área de permisos

Objeto digital (Referencia), área de permisos

Objeto digital (Miniatura), área de permisos

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