Fonds P113 - Jack Tietolman fonds

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Jack Tietolman fonds

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  • 1902-1998 (Creation)
    Tietolman, Jack

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ca. 5 m of textual records
218 photographs
92 sound recordings
85 objects
5 posters
1 painting
2 moving images

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(December 25, 1909 - February 24, 1995)

Biographical history

Jack Tietolman was born December 25, 1909, and died in Montreal February 24, 1995. He married Deborah Costom with whom he had six children. He had a career of over 40 years' duration in broadcasting. In 1934, he created the General Broadcasting Company. He opened the French-language radio station CKVL in 1946. He was president and principal shareholder of Radio Futura Limited, Verdun Radio Centre Inc., Radiomonde Limitée, Radio and Television Sales Inc., Verdun Import Sales Corporation and other companies; most were related to the promotion of radio stations.

Active in community affairs, Jack Tietolman was a director of Notre-Dame Hospital, the Douglas Hospital, the Montreal YMCA, the Montreal YMHA, and the Canadian Cancer Society. He was a director of the Jewish Hospital of Hope, and president of the Montreal West End Lodge of B'nai Brith. He was a member of the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews, the Montreal Board of Trade, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and the Quebec Chamber of Commerce. Among other awards, he received L'Ordre de mérite de la culture française and the Outstanding Citizen Award from the Montreal Citizenship Council.

Custodial history

The documents were in the office of Jack Tietolman at CKVL in Verdun at the time of his death in 1995. The fonds was donated to Concordia University Archives by his widow, Deborah Costom Tietolman, in January 1996. The fonds was transferred from Concordia University's Records Management and Archives Department to Concordia University Libraries' Special Collections February 17, 2016, March 16, 2016, March 22, 2016, April 6-7, 2016, April 12-13, 2016, April 20, 2016, April 27-28, 2016, May 3, 2016, May 10, 2016, and May 17, 2016.

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The fonds is witness to the management and growth of a Montreal AM and FM radio station from the 1930s to the 1990s, and to the professional and community activities of owner Jack Tietolman.

The fonds consists mainly of administrative and financial records, advertising sales records, broadcasting records, and personal records and memorabilia.

The fonds is organized into the following series:

P0113/A Personal records
P0113/B Radio stations management

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  • English
  • French

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    Documents of the radio station CKVL are also kept at Bibliotheque et Archives nationales du Quebec. (MSS185. - Fonds CKVL. - Circa. 1936-1969)

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