Architecture

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  • Special Collections & Archives holds records related to architecture: the design and construction of buildings. Collections include the personal papers and drawings of architects and architectural historians including W.H.E. Schmalz, Arthur Gordon Shoosmith, Ross Dixon, John Ivan Rempel, and William Dendy. In addition, some collections contain records from professional associations such as the Ontario Association of Architects. The department also maintains collections focused on conservation efforts to preserve Ontario‚Äôs architectural heritage including the Breithaupt Hewetson Clark Collection and the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario: North Waterloo Region fonds. These collections are supplemented by several additional acquisitions featuring plans and drawings for local buildings and homes, and a selection of rare books on architecture.

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Architectural drawings for the Berlin Y.M.C.A.

  • SCA303-GA339
  • Fonds
  • 1895

File consists of three architectural drawings of the building of the Berlin [Kitchener] Y.M.C.A. at 22 Queen Street North. Includes a side elevation, main and upper floor plans, and details of the locker room.

Kitchener-Waterloo Young Men's Christian Association

Ontario Association of Architects register book.

  • SCA63-GA36
  • Fonds
  • 1890-1913

Contains one register book kept by the Ontario Association of Architects for the years 1890-1899. The book lists dues paid by each member of the association as well as money received for exam fees, filing articles, student fees and more. Also includes one item of correspondence from Mills & Hutton, architects asking the secretary for information on rates for architectural work. The register was kept by William R. Gregg.

Ontario Association of Architects

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark collection

  • SCA204-GA182
  • Fonds
  • [18--]-1988

This collection, donated to the University of Waterloo in 1988 by the family of the late Rosa Breithaupt Hewetson Clark and Spencer Clark, includes family papers from three families, the Breithaupt family, the Hewetson family, and the Clark family; records from the Guild of All Arts in Scarborough, Ontario, founded by Rosa Breithaupt Hewetson Clark and Spencer Clark; and several smaller collections acquired by the Breithaupt family and by Spencer Clark. The personal library of Spencer Clark, which includes many books, periodicals, government documents, and ephemeral items, was donated together with the archival collections, and is particularly strong in the fields of urban planning, architecture, and Canadian art.

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark family

Ross Dixon fonds.

  • SCA220-GA207
  • Fonds
  • 1914-2009

Fonds consists of material accumulated and kept by Ross Dixon relating to his entrepreneurial interests, career, and personal life, and to the philanthropic activities of Ross and Doris Dixon. The material documents some aspects of his personal interests and childhood, his early career, and his career in industrial relations at Uniroyal Canada (formerly the Dominion Rubber Company). A significant portion of the fonds relates to the businesses he formed outside of his professional career, the Westmount Construction Company and Westmont Enterprises Limited, for the period from the late 1940s to the early 1970s. These records document trends in suburban home-building and design during that time and include a large number of architectural drawings. The fonds is not comprehensive, lacking documentation relating to the formation and administration of the Westmount Construction Company and Westmont Enterprises Limited and containing only a small amount of material relating the other area of his entrepreneurial activities, investment and financial services. Fonds includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, advertising material, architectural drawings, legal documents, photographs, accounting records, reports, ms. notes, certificates, speeches, company publications, minutes, financial statements, ephemera, and other material.

Dixon, Ross

William Dendy fonds.

  • SCA146-GA119
  • Accession
  • [ca. 1900], 1921-[194-], 1963-1993, predominant 1970-1992
  • Part of William Dendy fonds.

The fonds consists of materials documenting William Dendy's life and career as an architectural historian. This includes university course notes, research material for published works, research material on the history of Canadian architecture and other research interests such as Forest Hill, Hamilton, the architects Frank Darling and William Somerville, and the Massey family. Some materials relate to Dendy's teaching activities, Toronto walking tours and consultancy projects.

Includes articles, card files, clippings, correspondence, electronic records, ephemera, manuscripts, maps, ms. and ts. notes. Includes photographs, negatives, and approximately 40,000 slides (including more than 17,000 images of Canadian architecture, urban space, and landscape). These slides were taken by Dendy and are each individually identified by him.

Dendy, William

Kitchener Park layout.

  • SCA375-GA435
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1920

One proposed plan for a home and 1/4 acre vegetable garden called Kitchener Park, designed by Landscape Architect John H. Melady.

Melady, John H.

William Dendy Library.

The William Dendy Library consists of more than 3,500 books and 2,500 periodical issues. For the most part, the collection focuses on the history of architecture, but other topics, such as music and literature, are featured as well.

Rosa Breithaupt Clark Architectural Collection

The Rosa Breithaupt Clark Architectural Collection is the result of an endowment made by the late Herbert Spencer Clark in 1982 in memory of his late wife, Rosa Breithaupt Hewetson Clark, formerly of Kitchener. Included in purchases made through this endowment are exemplary treatises from the sixteenth to the twentieth century supportive of the School of Architecture's cultural history emphasis.

Awards made in 1987 and 1990 by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada under their programme supporting the development of specialized research programmes enabled the collections to grow significantly. The first grant was dedicated to the purchase of landmark titles in the history and theory of architecture. Since the discourse of architecture ultimately looks back to the Roman writer, Vitruvius, it was appropriate that the first acquisition using these funds was a rare edition of a Vitruvian treatise printed in 1536.

The second of the SSHRC grants was awarded in 1990 specifically to support the collection in an area of critical importance: architectural developments in Northern Europe and on the North American frontier which have a profound effect on architectural theory and urban development in Canada.

A third award made by SSHRC allowed the Library to purchase The Dictionary of Architecture issued by the Architectural Publication Society (1853-1892), described as a monument to nineteenth-century scholarship.

Architectural Conservancy of Ontario : North Waterloo Region Branch fonds.

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario : North Waterloo Region Branch. Includes operational files including minutes and finances, project and event files and ephemera, as well as a large body of subject and clipping files on local buildings, environmental bodies, and heritage organizations.

Architectural Conservancy of Ontario : North Waterloo Region Branch

Arthur Gordon Shoosmith fonds.

  • SCA176-GA151
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1912

Fonds consists of two sketchbooks relating to A.G Shoosmith's studies at the Royal Academy Schools in London, England.

Shoosmith, Arthur Gordon, 1888-1974

Jim Rutherford and George Harrington Guy collection.

  • SCA228-GA222
  • Fonds
  • [19--]-2011, predominant 1933-1952

The Jim Guy collection consists of materials accumulated by Jim Guy relating to his family home at 110 John Boulevard in the Westmount region of Waterloo. Includes architectural plans and specifications as well as home movies and slides showing the home and surrounding area.

Guy, James Rutherford and George Harrington

W.H.E. Schmalz collection.

  • SCA243-GA244
  • Fonds
  • [19--]-1921

Collection comprises two separate series of items. The first are the architectural drawings that were created for the contests for the both the city of Kitchener city hall and municipal buildings. These plans were created by W.H.E. Schmalz and others. The rest of the collection comprises materials created by W.H.E. Schmalz both when he was a student and a professional architect. Includes primarily maps, architectural drawings and art work.

Schmalz, W.H.E.

John Ivan Rempel fonds.

  • SCA203-GA181
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1938]-1983

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by John Ivan Rempel that document his professional life and activities in architecture and architectural heritage, primarily relating to his work "Building with wood." Includes materials relating to his activities; manuscripts and research materials; and photographs of wood construction.

Rempel, John I.