Maltese-Canadian Society of Toronto fonds [multiple media]
Record Information – Brief
Maltese-Canadian Society of Toronto fonds [multiple media]
- Hierarchical level:
- R3136-0-8-E, MG28-V11
- Type of material:
- Textual material, Photographs, Objects (including medals and pins), Moving images, Sound recordings
- Found in:
- Archives / Collections and Fonds
- Item ID number:
- Link to this page:
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- Context of this record:
Record Information – Details
- Fonds includes:
32 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)
- Place of creation:
2.5 m of textual records.
ca. 71 photographs b&w and col.
8 coins bronze, silver.
2 videocassettes (2 h, 52 min).
2 audio reels (1 h, 10 min).
- Language of material:
- Scope and content:
Fonds consists of textual records including administrative records, n.d., 1922-1986; correspondence, n.d., 1941-1986; subject series, n.d., 1945-1985; newspaper clippings, n.d., 1962-1985; publications, 1960-1977; and plays, n.d., 1914-1953. Material has been divided into six series as follows: Administrative records; Correspondence; Subject series; Newspaper and clippings; Publications; and Plays.
Also included in fonds are photographs depicting various members and activities of the Maltese Society of Canada, 1934-1985; and a set of commemorative decimal coins for Malta, 1972.
In addition, fonds includes films depicting the visit of Malta's Prime Minister, Dr. Eddie Fenech Adami, and of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Censu Tabone, to the Maltese Community in Toronto, 1987; and a video history of the Maltese-Canadian Society of Toronto from 1922 to 1982. Also included in fonds is a sound recording documenting proceedings of the Maltese-Canadian Society of Toronto's 40th anniversary celebrations, held 25 March 1962.
- Biography/Administrative history:
Maltese Canadian Society of Toronto : The Maltese-Canadian Society of Toronto (M.C.S.T.), the oldest Maltese organization in North America, was founded in September 1922. At that time, it was simply called the Maltese-Canadian Society; "of Toronto" was later added in 1927, when its first constitution was printed. The M.C.S.T. was founded by a group of men who wished to keep the Maltese unified and to stimulate the small, growing community in downtown Toronto. They were John Zammit, Joseph Vassallo, Anthony Scicluna, Emmanuel Borg and Anthony DeBatisse. Its first chairman was Father A. Cauchi, a Maltese Augustinian priest, who first inspired these men to form a group with the goal of erecting a Maltese National Church. Its main objective is to assist new immigrants in making a smooth transition to their new life in Canada, while helping them preserve their cultural identity. Some of its major activities throughout the year include a Miss Malta of Toronto beauty contest, the annual picnic and children's Christmas party, a carnival dance and an Easter display at City Hall. The M.C.S.T. is governed by an Executive Committee elected by its members, who are all volunteers. It also has a life-membership award, an honour bestowed upon members devoted to the society. This non-profit organization is totally dependent on the proceeds from its main events and donations, with additional support provided by government grants.
- Finding aid:
Textual records (Electronic) The finding aid is a file list. MSS0526 (90: Open)
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000000080.pdfPhotographs: (Electronic) Refer to MINISIS for item-level descriptions.Coins: (Electronic) Refer to MINISIS for item-level descriptions.Moving images: (Electronic) Refer to MINISIS for item-level descriptions.Sound recording: (Electronic) Refer to MINISIS for item-level descriptions.
- Additional information:
- General Note:
- Received in 1974 and 1986 from Richard S. Cumbo, O.S.J. of Toronto, Ont. The minutes, volumes 1-2, were microfilmed in 1975. Some photographs were deposited in the Documentary Art and Photography Division. Moving images and sound recordings were received between 1974 and 1988.
- Arrangement note:
- Some of the material was kept in its original order; however, some subject files were created, such as Malta Park; Anniversary celebrations. The M.C.S.T. Band and a nominal list of migrants who left Malta for Canada (1952-1972), described by age, sex, occupation and destination.
- Location of originals note:
- Material in accession 1974-177 (NPC) was loaned to the National Archives of Canada, in 1974, and copied. The originals were then returned to lender, Richard S. Cumbo.
- Language note:
- Regarding the moving image material in accession 1988-0470 (MISA), English dialogue is spoken by priest in Church mass sequence. Most of the remarks and speeches heard in the videocassette are in Maltese.
- Availability of other formats note:
- Volumes 1-2, minutes, are also available on microfilm, reels C-7296 and C-7297.
- Related material:
- Other records relating to the Maltese-Canadian Society of Toronto can be found in the Richard S. Cumbo fonds, descriptive record 101802.
- Subject heading:
- Associations, institutions, etc. - Canada, 1914-1986 Order of St. John of Jerusalem, 1941-1986
- Malta - Emigration and immigration, 1914-1986 St. Paul the Apostle Church (Toronto, Ont.), 1941-1986
- Maltese - Canada, 1914-1986 Maltese National Day, 1945-1985
- Canada - Emigration and immigration - Social aspects, 1914-1986 Malta Park, 1945-1985
- Associations, institutions, etc. - History, 1922-1986 Maltese Language and Culture Group, 1945-1985
- Manuscripts - Canada, 1914-1953 Toronto Hibernians Soccer Club, 1945-1985
- Ethnicity - Canada, 1914-1986 Directory of Maltese Organizations in Canada and the United States, 1960-1977
- Forum Melitensis, 1960-1977
- Lil Hutna, 1960-1977
- Int u Ontario, 1960-1977
- Prehistoric Sites of Malta and Gozo, 1960-1977
- Former archival reference no.:
Ordering and Viewing Options
- Conditions of access:
Photographs: No restrictions on use. Various copyright on items less than 50 years old. Copyright expired on items more than 50 years old. Credit: Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative no.
Photographs (accession 1974-177 NPC): National Archives of Canada does not provide copies. Copies must be obtained from lender. For items still in copyright, copyright must be established by the holder of original(s). Credit: Name of photographer / National Archives of Canada / Copy negative number.
Coins: No restrictions on use. Copyright unknown. Credit: National Archives of Canada, Documentary Art and Photography Division.
Moving images: Reproduction with written permission of copyright owner. No donor restrictions.
Sound recording: Reproduction with written permission of copyright owner and donor.
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