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Finding Aid - John Geller fonds (PF202)

John Geller fonds

Photocopied 2011

7 cm of textual records
28 photographs (jpeg) : b&w and col.

Biographical Sketch
John Geller was born in Toronto, Ontario, to Kalman Geller and Katy Ladowsky. He attended Forest Hill Collegiate and University College at the University of Toronto, where he graduated with a BA degree in 1951. After enrolling at Osgoode Hall Law School later that year, and articling at the firm Campbell Godfrey & Lewtas, he was called to the Bar in 1955. Geller began his legal practice with Campbell Godfrey & Lewtas, where he remained for the entirety of his career. He was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1966. In 1993, Geller retired from legal practice and was appointed Vice-Chair of the Ontario Securities Commission. He served in different capacities with the Commission until his 2001 retirement. In addition to his work as a lawyer and for the Ontario Securities Commission, Geller served as a director on the board of Leitch Transport Limited and Ford Glass Limited. He has also been a member of the Canadian Jewish Congress, served as president of B'nai Brith, Central Region, and was the National President of the Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Canada (JIAS), and a member and Honorary President for Life of Holy Blossom Temple.
 
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of copies of scrapbooks created and maintained by lawyer John Geller. The scrapbooks document his years as a student at the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall Law School, his volunteer work for Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Canada and Holy Blossom Temple, his legal career at the law firm of Campbell Godfrey & Lewtas, his work as Vice-Chair of the Ontario Securities Commission, and his involvement with the Aphasia Institute after his retirement. The records in the scrapbooks include correspondence, photographs, newspaper and magazine articles, newsletters, speaking notes and ephemera. The original material in the scrapbooks dates from 1948 to 2010.
 
Restrictions
No restrictions on access.

Reference Code / Title / Date
2011001-001 Photocopy of scrapbook. -- Photocopied 2011
2011001-01P Photograph of John and Sybil Geller. -- Digitized 2011
2011001-02P Photograph of John and Sybil Geller. -- Digitized 2011
2011001-03P Photograph of Sybil Gangbar and John Geller. -- Digitized 2011
2011001-04P Photograph of Sybil Gangbar and John Geller. -- Digitized 2011
2011001-05P Photograph of Sybil Gangbar and John Geller. -- Digitized 2011
2011001-06P Photograph of John Geller and Sybil Gangbar. -- Digitized 2011
2011001-07P Photograph of Sybil Gangbar and John Geller at the 1949 University College Arts Ball. -- Digitized 2011
2011001-08P Photograph of John Geller at Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Canada meeting. -- Digitized 2011
2011001-09P Photograph of John Geller at Jewish Immigrant Aid Services of Canada annual election meeting. -- Digitized 2011
2011001-10P Photograph of John Geller presenting an award. -- Digitized 2011
2011001-11P Photograph of John Geller. -- Digitized 2011
2011001-12P Photograph of John Geller, Ed Everle and Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent. -- Digitized 2011
2011001-13P Photograph of John Arthur Geller. -- Digitized 2011
2011001-14P Photograph of Luc Couture, John Geller, Harry Crowe and Maurice Wright. -- Digitized 2011
2011001-15P Photograph of Luc Couture, John Geller and Maurice Wright. -- Digitized 2011
2011001-16P Photograph of John Geller and Audrey Hozack. -- Digitized 2011
2011001-17P Photograph of John Geller at Salada Shirriff Horsey plant. -- Digitized 2011
2011001-18P Photograph of John Geller in boardroom. -- Digitized 2011
2011001-19P Photograph of John Geller in boardroom. -- Digitized 2011
2011001-20P Photograph of John Geller in boardroom. -- Digitized 2011
2011001-002 Photocopy of scrapbook. -- Photocopied 2011
2011001-21P Photograph of John Geller. -- Digitized 2011
2011001-22P Asbestos hearing: July 20/94. -- Digitized 2011
2011001-23P Photograph of John Geller at the Ontario Securities Commission. -- Digitized 2011
2011001-24P Photograph of John Geller and other members of the Ontario Securities Commission. -- Digitized 2011
2011001-25P Photograph of John Geller. -- Digitized 2011
2011001-26P "Mentoring" at Innis: November 2001. -- Digitized 2011
2011001-003 Photocopy of scrapbook. -- Photocopied 2011
2011001-27P Photograph of John Geller. -- Digitized 2011
2011001-28P Photograph of John Geller for Toronto Rehab window display. -- Digitized 2011
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