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  • Transient everyday items, usually printed and on paper, that are manufactured for a specific limited use, then often discarded. Includes everyday items that are meant to be saved, at least for a while, such as keepsakes and stock certificates.

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  • UF Programmes, leaflets, receipts, menus, playbills, pamphlets, flyers, greeting cards, business cards, invitations, coupons, tickets

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Armour & Co. advertisement

Advertisement trade card for Armour's Mince Meat and Canned Meats showing an older woman teaching a group of younger women how to cook. Verso reads "It is admitted by every prudent housekeeper, that our Condensed Mince Meat is equal in every respect to the old-fashioned home-made article. Our well known connection with the beef industry, enables us, to put a Mince Meat on the market second to none. We use only the best and purest ingredients, and it is the universal verdict that our product retains its sweetness longer and goes farther than any other brand. Packaged in 12 oz. (net) cardboard cartons. Enough for two large pies. 2 packages for 25 cents. At all first-class grocery stores. Armour and Company, Chicago."

Augustine, Mary Caroline : birth ephemera.

Ephemera including Mary Ham's (nee Augustine) birth announcement (press clipping), hand-painted birth announcement card, congratulation and christening cards, and telegrams. Also includes three pieces of ephemera related to Albert William Augustine and John Ross Augustine.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Augustine, Mary Caroline : ephemera.

Birthday, Christmas, Easter and Valentine greetings, and one postcard. Includes a letter from "Santa Claus," a Dionne Quintuplet postcard, and two hand drawn and coloured pieces relating to China and Japan. One is by Emma Kaufman of a child looking into a goldfish bowl and the other, of rabbits and chicks, is initialled H.T.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Berthing card and meal card.

A berthing card and meal card issued to Cameron Hill during the Second World War likely when he traveled on a troopship sailing from Halifax Harbour in Halifax, Nova Scotia to Liverpool, England between August and September 1941.

The berthing card indicates that Cameron was assigned to cabin S22, in section 3 of the Sports deck. The meal card indicates that Cameron was assigned to eat first meal (breakfast) during the second sitting at table number 28. The name of the ship that Cameron traveled on is unknown.

Hill, Cameron Clare

Biographical materials.

Clippings and biographical notes from Eby's "A Biographical History of Waterloo Township" relating to the Wagner-Hailer families and related families. Includes obituaries of Margaret Bean (nee Hailer), daughter of Jacob Hailer and Margaret Riehl; obituary of Harriet Brehler; a clipping about Jacob Hailer; genealogical notes on the Bean family from the Eby Book.

Wagner Hailer family

Birthday card.

One birthday card sent to Gordon Bolender by Mrs. W.J. Morley to celebrate Gordon's first birthday.

Bolender Ball Family

Bissell Carpet Sweepers

Puzzle card postcard advertising Bissell Carpet Sweepers showing an unhappy couple with a regular broom and a happy couple with a Bissell Carpet Sweeper. Recto reads "Why is this gentleman so perplexed, why is this lady sorely vexed? Why does this gentleman now smile. and she be happy all the while? The reason will be plain, if you can but this puzzle card see through."

Bon Ami advertisement

Advertisement trade card showing a girl holding the tail of a cat as it tries to scratch a bird in a cage. The caption reads "Cats can but Bon Ami can not scratch for it lacks grit." Verso reads "Bon Ami is a modern improvement in the list of household necessities, doing the work of a metal polish, a scouring soap and all powders used for cleaning purposes (not for washing of clothes). It will clean anything cleanable and polish anything that can be polished. It contains no grit to scratch or acid to corrode; neither is there any alkali to redden or roughen the hands; on the contrary, it leaves them soft. It is always used in the form of a lather, which is applied to the surface to be cleaned. It requires so little water for this that slops and muss are avoided. It is made of the best and finest materials, and is so constituted that while it is too fine to scratch, it is coarse enough to clean. Coarser cleaners gradually and surely wear out the article cleaned, but Bon Ami removes the dirt without injuring or wearing off the surface. Don't fail to try the sample. Read carefully directions with each package. For sale by all grocers. The Bon Ami Company, 66 Maiden Lane, New York City."

Carl A. Pollock : press clippings.

File consists of press clippings relating to Carl A. Pollock for the year 1961. Subjects include Pollock's involvement with the Canadian Manufacturers' Association, the National Design Council, and the Ontario Research Foundation; his comments about free enterprise, Canadian industry, and education; and Pollock's house.


Catley, Elaine M. : biographical.

Clippings, biographical notes by Elaine Catley (originals), a photocopy of "Memories", as written by Elaine Maud Catley, and a photocopy of "Poems of Canada" both donated in 2001.

Catley, Elaine Maud

Celebrating our centennial wine bottle.

Contains one wine bottle. The wine bottle contained Etienne Brulé Blanc wine produced by Hillebrand Estates Winery Limited, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. The wine was produced in commemoration of the centennial of Dare Foods Limited.

Dare Foods Limited

Centennial bag.

Contains one bag. The bag is white plastic and has the centennial logo imprinted on both sides in red.

Dare Foods Limited

Centennial balloons.

Contains four centennial balloons. The balloons are imprinted with the centennial logo. Three balloons are for helium, the other balloon is red.

Dare Foods Limited

Centennial beer glass.

Contains one centennial beer glass. The beer glass has the centennial logo printed in blue on it.

Dare Foods Limited

Centennial candy jar.

Contains one centennial candy jar. The candy jar includes a lid and has the centennial logo imprinted on it in gold.

Dare Foods Limited

Centennial coffee mug.

Contains one centennial mug. The mug is white and has the centennial logo printed in gold on it.

Dare Foods Limited

Centennial frisbee.

Contains one centennial frisbee. The frisbee is blue plastic with the centennial logo printed on the top in white.

Dare Foods Limited

Centennial hat.

Contains one centennial hat. The hat is a white cap style hat with the centennial logo silk screened on the top of the cap.

Dare Foods Limited

Centennial jacket.

Contains one centennial jacket. The jacket is blue with the centennial logo embroidered over the left breast. The jacket is extra-large in size.

Dare Foods Limited

Centennial pins.

Contains two centennial pins. The pins are in the shape of the centennial logo and are made of both plastic and metal.

Dare Foods Limited

Centennial sign.

Contains one sign. The sign includes an image of the centennial logo in front of the Canadian flag. The sign also reads, "100% Canadian" in both French and English. The sign measures 7.5 x 14 cm when in use and folded and otherwise 14 x 15 cm.

Dare Foods Limited

Centennial stickers.

Contains six centennial stickers. The stickers are colour images of the centennial logo. They have not been used.

Dare Foods Limited

Centennial t-shirt.

Contains one white t-shirt. The t-shirt is white with the centennial logo silk-screened on the back in red. The t-shirt is extra-large in size.

Dare Foods Limited

Centennial watch.

Contains one centennial watch. The watch is black and gold in colour and has the centennial logo imprinted on the face of the watch in gold. A protective case for the watch is included.

Dare Foods Limited

Centennial wine bottle.

Contains one wine bottle. The bottle contained Etienne Brulé Blanc wine and was produced by Hillebrand Estates Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. The wine was produced in commemoration of the centennial of Dare Foods Limited.

Dare Foods Limited

Cherry Dixie label.

File consists of one label for Cherry Dixie Chocolate bars, made by C.H. Doerr Co. Limited.

Dare Foods Limited

Christmas card.

File consists of one Christmas card from Dare Foods featuring a cartoon illustration by Ken Gray.

Dare Foods Limited

Christmas card.

File consists of one Christmas card from Dare Foods for the year 1953 featuring a cartoon illustration by Ken Gray.

Dare Foods Limited

Citizenship: an address delivered on August 4th, 1925, by The Right Honorable W.L. Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada, at the complimentary luncheon in his honour on the occasion of the Old Boys' Reunion, Kitchener, Ontario, 1925, under the auspices of the Canadian, Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs.

One pamphlet containing the text of Mackenzie King's address at the luncheon held in his honour by the Canadian, Rotary, and Kiwanis Clubs, "printed for distribution among members."

Sims family

Clara Butt's provincial tour.

Programme for Clara Butt's provincial tour of January-March 1917. A portion of the proceeds of the tour went to a fund for artists adversely affected by the First World War.

Butt, Clara

Clipping : "With Tractor Instructor in Russia".

Contains a newspaper clipping of an article describing the experiences of a Mr. Thome, who was a tractor instructor in Russia. His experiences would be similar to those of Harry Byers. A handwritten note appears on the article that reads: "Here is a good laugh Old Mom".

Byers, Harry J.

Clippings : Death of King George V of Great Britain and John F. Kennedy.

One press clipping from the Kitchener-Waterloo Record regarding the death of King George V of Great Britain published in 1936. File also includes two press clippings about the death of John F. Kennedy from an unknown publication with handwritten notes by Judith Collier (nee Ball), age 10. Judith Collier is Joshua Bolender's mother.

Bolender Ball Family

Clippings : interests.

File consists of clippings accumulated by Alice Riggs Hunt on various topics of personal interest, including opera, religion and philosophy.

Hunt, Alice Riggs


Clippings relating to the life of Bean family members. Includes obituaries for Margaret Hailer Wagner Bean and Susanna Bean Schnittker.

Wagner Hailer family


File consists of clippings about Anne Innis Dagg. Includes clippings relating to her tennis playing, raising money for the Red Cross during the Second World War, and marks at school.

Dagg, Anne Innis


Clippings in English and French, most relating to the trial. Includes cartoons.

Wegenast, Franklin Wellington


File consists of newspaper clippings about Catherine Taylor and her nursing career.

Taylor, Catherine


File consists of clippings about Donald Innis. Includes biographical material, clippings on his work, book reviews, and short articles.

Innis family


File consists of clippings regarding the life of Dr. Olive Ruth Russell relating primarily to her time in the Second World War as a Second Lieutenant with the Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWAC) and her book Freedom to Die, about the legal and moral implications of euthanasia. Included is media coverage featuring Russell's recruitment work on behalf of the CWAC.

Russell, Olive Ruth


File consists of various newspaper and magazine clippings on the personal and professional life of Martha Black.

Black, Martha Louise

Complimentary luncheon in honor of Rt. Hon. William Lyon Mackenzie King, C.M.G., P.C., Prime Minister of Canada, a native son, on the occasion of the Old Boys' Reunion, Kitchener, August 1 to 8, 1925, under the auspices of Canadian, Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs.

One pamphlet containing menu, list of toasts, and list of officers of the Canadian, Rotary, and Kiwanis Clubs' Officers. Cover includes a portrait of Mackenzie King and gives the location of the luncheon as Kitchener Auditorium, Tuesday, August 4, 1925.

Sims family

Concordia Club fonds.

The majority of the archives of the Concordia Club were destroyed either as a result of the ransacking of the club by the 118th Batallion in 1916, or as a result of the fire of Nov. 17, 1971. As a result the earliest records of Concordia have largely been lost forever. A very small number of items can be traced back to the Concordia Male Choir (1873-1914). These take the form of two items of correspondence, programs for the "Sängerfests", clippings, and photographs. A small number of archival records also can be found which belonged to the "Deutscher Club, Kitchener" (1925-1930), and include a set of house rules, letters patent, and photographs. Some records from the 1930s have also been preserved to this day, and include artifacts, clippings, legal documents, a membership list, photographs, and programs of events. However, the majority of the materials date from the 1950s onwards. These materials document the history of the Concordia Club since the 1950s, and include artifacts, audiovisual material, clippings, correspondence, ephemera, financial records, legal documents, membership records, minutes of meetings, photographs, publications, and scrapbooks.

Concordia Club

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