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Kipnes family fonds
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- Kipnes (family)
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1 cm of textual records. -- 7 photographs. - 1 audiocassette
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Rose Karasik was a widow with one child when she married Harry Kipnes. In addition to her daughter, Edith Dodge, she and Harry had three sons: Albert, Arnold (d.1986) and Irving (born Sept. 10, 1936). The Kipnes family, including Rose's father, Jacob Karasik and mother, Pearl Freida Hovaline came to Calgary from the Ukraine to join Rose Kipnes' sister Chanah in 1928. Irving (Irv) grew up in Calgary but moved to Edmonton to attend University in 1955. His parents died within four days of each other in 1957. He graduated in 1959 with a Chemical Engineering degree. After working for Imperial Oil for four years, he started a real estate development company, Delcon Developments, with Peter Oluk in 1961. Irving became partners with Larry Rollingher in 1970, and together they worked on many development projects and won many awards. Together, they owned and operated Northwest Trust from 1982-1987. Larry and Irv were also in the restaurant business, conceiving and financing Waldens, the Creperie and Bones. With the privatization of alcohol sales in 1993, Irv went into the liquor store business and became CEO and managing director of the Liquor Depot Corporation. Irving Kipnes was also heavily involved in the Jewish and general communities in Edmonton. He was UJA chairman for three years, a founding member of the Jewish Community Centre, has served on the Boards of the Beth Shalom Synagogue, the Edmonton Symphony, the Downtown Development Corporation, Goodwill Industries and CASA (Child and Adolescent Social Services Association. He has chaired numerous fundraising dinners, and was presented with the Torch of Learning at a special tribute dinner by the Canadian Friends of Hebrew University in 1994. Irving Kipnes married Dr. Dianne Walker, a psychologist, in 1988. They have four grown children from previous marriages: Rozanne Kipnes; Harry Kipnes; Ronnie Goldstone; and Kendra Walker-Kipnes. They have seven grandchildren. Together, the have established the Dianne and Irving Kipnes Foundation, which gives grants to worthy charitable organizations, including the Jewish Archives and Historical Foundation of Edmonton and Northern Alberta.
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The fonds consists of materials created and collected by the Kipnes family from 1994-2005, and includes a family history, oral history, magazine article, dinner programs and photographs.
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The material was donated by the Kipnes family in 1999 and in 2004.
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- The material is in English.
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There are no restrictions on access.
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Preliminary inventory available in accession register.
Further accruals are expected but not scheduled.
Additional material may be found in the First Century of Jewish Life Editorial Committee fonds, the Oral History Committee fonds, the Fred Katz fonds or the Hebrew University fonds, held by JAHSENA.<br><br>Record No. KIP.99.1;KIP 05.1<br><br>