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

Accession: 2126Identifier: 2126-1-I.


  • Creation: 1949-1996


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.


18 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Additional Description

Access Restrictions

Restrictions apply to selected records and are noted where applicable within the finding aid.

Litigators may not view the collection without approval.

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Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

PO Box 3630
Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA