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Finding Aid - Donald Carr fonds (PF183)

Donald Carr fonds


11.5 cm of textual records

Biographical Sketch
Donald Carr is a lawyer in Toronto, Ontario. Carr attended Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Bar in 1951. He was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1965. Carr has served on the boards of several Jewish institutions, including the Canadian Jewish News, the Canadian Council for Israel and Jewish Advocacy, Haifa University, the Lands of the Bible Archaeology Foundation Canada, and the National Executive of the United Israel Appeal of Canada Inc. Carr has also been active with several organizations, including the United Jewish Welfare Fund of Toronto, the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Toronto Jewish Congress, and the United Way of Metropolitan Toronto. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, Carr served on the executive of the Reading Law Club, a social and educational club for Jewish lawyers in Ontario. Carr has received several awards for his service to charities and not-for-profit organizations, including the Ben Sadowski Award of Merit (1979), an L.H.D. Doctor of Human Letters from Yeshiva University (1983), and the Order of Ontario (2006).
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records created and maintained by Donald Carr documenting his involvement with the Reading Law Club, a social and educational club for Jewish lawyers in Ontario. Carr held several positions on the executive of the organization, including Programme Chairman, Financial Secretary, Vice-President, and President. The records in the fonds date from his time as Programme Chairman and Financial Secretary for the club.
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PF183-1 Reading Law Club files

11.5 cm of textual records

Scope and Content
Series consists of records maintained by Donald Carr while Programme Chairman, and later Financial Secretary, of the Reading Law Club. The bulk of the records document the arrangement of various programmes and guest speakers for dinner meetings of the club, as well as the discussion at the programmes. Several records also relate to financial matters, such as the payment of invoices. Included in the series are correspondence, dinner meeting notices, programme transcripts, programme materials and notes, speeches, letterhead, a membership list, and other textual material.

Reference Code / Title / Date
2009011-001 Correspondence. -- 1957-1959
2009011-002 Correspondence. -- 1959-1961
2009011-003 Dinner meeting notices. -- 1957-1960
2009011-004 Invoice. -- 28 Dec. 1960
2009011-005 Membership list. -- 1958
2009011-006 Memorandum of meeting. -- 16 Feb. 1960
2009011-007 Panel discussion: March 5th, 1959. -- 1959
2009011-008 Programme materials and notes. -- [between 1957 and 1961]
2009011-009 Reading Law Club letterhead. -- [between 1957 and 1961]
2009011-010 Speeches. -- [1958?], 1961
2009011-011 Transcripts of programmes. -- 1957-1961
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