Fonds 6 - Hoffman family fonds

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Hoffman family fonds

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  • Textual record
  • Architectural drawing
  • Moving images

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CA ON00210 6

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  • 1946-1981 (Creation)
    Hoffman (family)

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17 cm of textual records. -- 10 architectural drawings. -- ca. 9 film reels : 16 mm

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Max and Celia Hoffman were married in 1958 in Hamilton and had two sons. Max was the owner of Hamilton Plumbing and Heating Supplies. Both were active in a number of Jewish community organizations in Hamilton such as the Council of Jewish Organizations, Adas Israel synagogue and the Union of Jewish Congregations of America, Ontario Region. They were also involved in fundraising on behalf of Yeshiva University, which is located in New York City. Max Hoffman died in 1964 and Celia moved to Toronto in 1966 when she married Sol Edell.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, ledgers, publications, home movies and architectural drawings relating to the family life, business and community activities of Max and Celia Hoffman. There are three series: Business Series, Community Activities Series and Personal Series.

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