Accession GA186 - Electrohome fonds.

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Electrohome fonds.

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  • [ca. 1890]-2001 (Creation)

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ca. 23.5 m of textual records and other material

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Fonds consists of records relating to the administration, operation, products, and history of Electrohome Limited and its subsidiary companies, as well as its predecessors, Pollock-Welker Limited, the Grimes Radio Corporation Limited, and the Phonola Company of Canada Limited. Includes letters patent and by-laws, share certificates and registers, board of directors' minutes, legal records, financial statements, correspondence, memoranda, advertisements and product literature, internal and external publicity materials, news releases and press kits, press clippings, speeches, sales kits and manuals, photographs and other visual materials, ephemera, architectural and technical drawings, sound recordings, computer disks, and artifacts.

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Includes 7148 photographs, 2322 colour transparencies, 1615 slides, 1361 negatives, 232 contact sheets, 116 technical drawings, 45 architectural drawings, 43 printing proofs, 18 audio cassettes, 15 maps, 5 computer disks, 4 film strips, 1 audio reel, and artifacts.
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Donated by Electrohome in 2007.


Fonds is arranged in fifty-three series:
1. Incorporation
2. Board of Directors Minutes
3. Board of Directors Secretary Files
4. Executive Officers Files : Carl A. Pollock
5. Executive Officers Files : John A. Pollock
6. Executive Officers Files : James Holmes
7. Executive Officers Files : Howard W. Main
8. Executive Officers Files : Donald S. Sykes
9. Executive Officers Files : Administration of A & C Boehmer Limited
10. Executive Officers Files : Andrew Malcolm Furniture Company
11. Administration : Annual Reports
12. Administration : Annual Report Working Files
13. Administration : Corporate Planning Files
14. Administration : Legal Files
15. Administration : Financial Files
16. Administration : Personnel
17. Administration : Labour Relations
18. Administration : Facilities
19. Subsidiaries : CAP Communications
20. Public Relations Manager's Files
21. Public Relations Working Files
22. Public Relations Working Files : Personnel
23. Public Relations Working Files : Photographs
24. Public Relations Working Files : Electrohome Design Lecture Series
25. Publicity : External Publications
26. Publicity : News Releases
27. Publicity : Press Kits
28. Publicity : Internal Publications
29. Sales and Marketing : Reports and Plans
30. Sales and Marketing : Projection Systems Marketing and Communications Manager Files
31. Sales and Marketing : Promotional Material for Sales Staff, Dealers, and Distributors
32. Advertising : Working Files
33. Advertising : Working Files : Appliances
34. Advertising : Working Files : Display and Communications
35. Advertising : Working Files : Furniture
36. Advertising : Working Files : Television and Stereo
37. Advertisements
38. Advertisements : Product Literature : Commercial Electronics
39. Advertisements : Product Literature : Consumer Products
40. Advertisements : Product Literature : Motor and Industrial
41. Advertisements : Product Literature : Service
42. Operations : Electronic Products Division Manager's Files
43. Operations : Product Development Files
44. Operations : Wartime Production
45. Company History and Anniversaries
46. Museum and Archives
47. Visionary Thinking : Working Files
48. Press Clippings
49. Scrapbooks
50. Visual Material
51. Sound Recordings
52. Computer Disks
53. Artifacts

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Further accruals expected.

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Records related to the World Wars appear in Series 44: Operations : Wartime Production.

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Arranged and described, and finding aid created by Anita Streicher (2008-2009).

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