Fonds 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
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Titre propre

Uncle Ben's Exchange fonds

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  • Document textuel
  • Graphic material - photograph

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CA EDM MS-214

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Juridiction responsable et dénomination (philatélique)

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Date(s)

  • 1912 - 1970 (Production)
    Producteur
    Uncle Ben's Exchange

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Description matérielle

21 cm of textual records. – 8 photographs

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Nom du producteur

(1913 - 1979)

Histoire administrative

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.

Historique de la conservation

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.

Portée et contenu

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.

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Source immédiate d'acquisition

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

Classement

The material was arranged by the archivist by date.

Langue des documents

  • anglais

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Localisation des originaux

Disponibilité d'autres formats

Restrictions d'accès

There are no restrictions on access.

Délais d'utilisation, de reproduction et de publication

Copyright may apply.

Instruments de recherche

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

Éléments associés

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

Éléments associés

Accroissements

No further accruals are expected.

Note générale

Accession number: A77-71, A79-41

Description matérielle

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

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City of Edmonton Archives

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Localisation physique

  • Boîte: MS Room
  • Boîte: Library