Fonds F008 - Beatrice Bazar fonds

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Beatrice Bazar fonds

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  • Source of title proper: Title based on the provenance of the fonds.

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  • 1934-1935 ; 1967-1977. (Creation)
    Bazar, Beatrice

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1 cm of textual records
1 photograph

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(October 14, 1914-September 28, 2009)

Biographical history

Beatrice Bazar was born in October 14, 1914 in Montreal, QC and died on September 28, 2009 at the age of 94. Bazar was involved in the community at the local and national level. In 1935, she helped found the first pre-kindergarten Montessori school recognized by the Quebec government. Bazar also co-founded the Dominion Gallery of Art and the Youth Division of The Canadian Jewish Congress. She served on many boards, including the United Nations Association in Canada, where she served as president, was the director of the Canadian Human Rights Foundation, was the president for the Canadian Institute for International Affairs, and the Chair of the Foundation for International Training in Third World Countries.

Bazar received several medals throughout her life including the Order of Canada, which was awarded on October 25, 1990.

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Beatrice Bazar fonds contains materials related to Bazar’s relationship with Layton. Material consists of two clippings of Layton’s poems, one of which is signed, love letters and poems to Beatrice Bazar from Irving Layton, and a photograph accompanied by a brief letter. the Beatrice Bazar Fonds is part of the Irving Layton Collection.

The fonds is divided into three series:
F008/A Letters
F008/B Photographs
F008/C Poems.

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Physical condition

Records are in good condition.

Immediate source of acquisition

Material was donated to Special Collections by Ronald Bazar in 2011.


Original order has been preserved.

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  • English

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Photocopies of Bazar-Layton correspondences are available.
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Reproduction for scholarly purposes is permitted.

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Material was put into acid free file folders and boxes. Photograph was removed from the frame and placed in a photo envelope.


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