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Bronfman family


Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Charles R. Bronfman, president, records, 1949-1996

Accession: 2126Identifier: 2126-1-I.
Scope and Contents:

This series is comprised of the following six subseries:

Subseries A. Correspondence, 1974-1980

This subseries contains the chronological file of Bronfman's correspondence. Subjects include Seagram business, CEMP (an acronym for Charles, Edgar, Minda, Phyllis), the Expos, philanthropy, and personal matters.

Subseries B. Acquisitions and Investments, 1958-1983

Correspondence, memoranda, annual and financial reports and other materials regarding Seagram and CEMP financial interests.

Subseries C. Business Records, 1957-1996, bulk 1957-1983

This subseries contains correspondence, clippings, articles, and reports covering a wide range of issues and activities relevant to the company's operation. There are also transcripts of several speeches delivered by Bronfman. Noteworthy files include those regarding the company's participation in Expo '67 and the Seagram Building file, which contains correspondence and clippings about the building including efforts to get the structure designated as a historic landmark.

Subseries D. Bronfman Family, 1949, 1966-1979

These documents include correspondence, clippings and articles about the Bronfman family and their activities. Included is documentation of the 1975 kidnapping of Samuel Bronfman II, eldest son of Edgar Bronfman. Photographs from this subseries were transferred to Hagley's Pictorial Department.

Subseries E. Philanthropy and Jewish Affairs, 1958-1983, bulk 1973-1983

These records describe company and Bronfman family philanthropy and involvement in Jewish affairs.

Subseries F. Montreal Expos and Baseball, 1968-1982

This subseries contains correspondence, clippings and articles, and agreements on a wide range of issues pertaining to the Expos and professional baseball. The greatest concentration of records is in regard to securing the franchise and constructing a stadium.

Dates: 1949-1996

Seagram Museum collection

Accession: 2173

The Seagram Museum in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, was the city's final operational remnant of the world-renowned distillery founded by Waterloo entrepreneur Joseph E. Seagram in the mid-nineteenth century. The collection consists of the Bronfman family papers, official Seagram Company records, and other materials collected or created to document the history of the Bronfman family, the Seagram Company, Ltd., and its products.

Dates: 1682-1996; Majority of material found within 1930-1990

Seagram Museum collection of photographs and audiovisual material

Accession: 2000-202

The Seagram Museum collected and exhibited materials related to the history of distilling wine and spirits from 1984 to 1997. Seagram Museum collection of graphics and audiovisual material contains images, moving images, and sound recordings of the Bronfman family, company personnel, properties, plants, products, advertisements, special events, annual reports, Distillations magazine, Seagram Collection of Paintings Tour, company profiles, company philanthropy, Bronfman family philanthropy, and personnel profiles.

Dates: 1732-2003; Majority of material found within 1950-1986

The Seagram Company, Ltd. records

Accession: 2126

Commonly referred to as simply "Seagram" or "Seagram's," the Seagram Company, Ltd. was for a time the largest producer and distributor of distilled spirits in the world. The records of Seagram and its subsidiaries trace the company's transformation from a small business run by Samuel Bronfman to a diversified multi-national corporation.

Dates: 1879-2002