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Fonds f00021 - Abe Yanofsky fonds

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Abe Yanofsky fonds

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f00021

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1.3 M. Graphic Materials, Textual Records, Artifacts.

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(1925-2000)

Notice biographique

Born Daniel Abraham Yanofsky in Poland in 1925, Abe Yanofsky came to Canada as a small child. His family eventually settled in Winnipeg. Yanofsky was a graduate of the University of Manitoba and a Rhodes scholar, and earned a law degree at Oxford. He returned to Winnipeg where he became a successful lawyer and Queen’s Counsel. Yanofsky served as Alderman and Mayor of West Kildonan from 1961 until 1971, then as Councillor on the Unicity Council of the City of Winnipeg from 1972 until 1986. Among his accomplishments in civic politics was construction of the Seven Oaks General Hospital and Wellness Institute in Winnipeg’s north end.

In addition to his legal and political careers, Yanofsky was an exceptional chess player, winning the Canadian Chess Championship eight times. His development as a player began early. By the age of eleven he was recognized as a child prodigy, and represented Canada on second board in the world chess Olympiad in Argentina in 1939. He was named Grand Master in 1964 by the world chess organization, FIDE. Yanofsky was a central figure on the local chess scene, wrote the Free Press chess column for many years and was responsible for bringing the Pan American Chess Championships to Winnipeg in 1974.

Abe Yanofsky was awarded the Order of Canada in 1972. He died March 5, 2000.

Historique de la conservation

The records were received by the City of Winnipeg Archives in 2006 and 2008.

Portée et contenu

The Abe Yanofsky fonds consists of textual records, photographs, memorabilia, and artifacts that relate to his education, his legal and political careers and his involvement in the world of chess.

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There are no restrictions on access to these records. Researchers are responsible for observing Canadian copyright regulations.

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File List available in Research Room.

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No further accruals are expected.

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Instrument of Gift: May 10, 2006.

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Accession numbers: 2006/A009 and 2008/A005

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F0021

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