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Motz family fonds.
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Clippings.

File consists of clippings and sections of newspapers from various editions of the Kitchener-Waterloo Record. Includes pages from: 1919; 1933; May-June, 1933; July 11, 1946; July 13, 1946; July 18, 1946; 1964. Articles of note include those on the name change riots, W.D. Euler, a pilgrimage tour and Germany under Hitler.

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Correspondence : between others.

File consists of five items of correspondence to others from others, that was found with the Motz family materials. In some cases the letters are to distant relatives, and some related to business operations. Correspondents include:

Gil Purcell to Stu; Mackenzie Bowell to George Lang; Rittinger and Motz; J. Allard to Edward Hayes;
*William Lyon Mackenzie King to George Lang.

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Correspondence : to Motz family in Germany (1 of 2).

File consists of items of correspondence between the Motz family living in Waterloo and relatives living in Germany. The correspondence is mostly general and gives details on each family, but also talks about restrictions posed on those living in East Germany post WWII, and attempts to immigrate to Canada.

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Motz Family

Series is comprised of general materials related to the Motz family and their history. Includes a family history, and family correspondence.

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Motz family fonds.

Fonds is comprised of materials relating to the personal and professional life of the Motz family spanning over one hundred and fifty years and four generations. Also included is materials relating to their family work in the newspaper industry in Kitchener. Includes personal records of John Motz, his son William John, and his grandchildren John George and John Edward as well as their respective wives. Also includes materials related to Rittinger and Motz, and the various newspaper that were owned and operated by the company. Materials include photographs, biographical records, correspondence, clippings, legal documents, stationary and a scrapbook.

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Motz family genealogy.

File consists of general genealogical information on the Motz family. Includes a family tree, a narrative history of the Motz family, a family record, information on how the Lang and Motz families are related and clippings on members of the Lang family.

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Motz, John : banquet menu.

File consists of one menu from a banquet given in honour of John Motz by the Press of Berlin and Waterloo and the Concordia Society on January 31st, 1899.

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Motz, John : correspondence.

File consists of four items of correspondence between John Motz and others. Correspondents inlcude: Laurier, Sir Wilfrid; May, Dr.; Weaver, Miss.

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Motz, John : deed of land.

File consists of a photocopy of one deed of land between John Motz and Eugene Funcken, dated January 21, 1876.

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Motz, John : election petition.

File consists of one election petition signed by Israel D. Bowman, Thomas Millar, Alexander Millar, Ward Hamilton Bowlby, David Sovereign Bowlby, William Pipe, August Fucks, Casper Heller, John Hoffman, Daniel Snyder, William Hespeler, William Fischer, George Randall regarding the election of a member to serve in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada for the North Riding of the County of Waterloo. The petition was in the possession of John Motz.

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Motz, John : indenture.

File consists of a photocopy of one indenture stating that John Motz would pay Catherine Voisin 60$ per year. Also included is one item of correspondence explaining the indenture.

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Motz, John : naturalization paper.

File consists of John Motz's naturalization paper stating that he is a Canadian citizen under the naturalization act. Motz is recorded as having been born in Prussia.

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Motz, John : stationary.

File consists of stationary with John Motz's letterhead primarily from his time as sheriff. Includes an envelope from Rittinger and Motz, and letterhead and a ledger sheet from John Motz, sheriff.

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Motz, John : swearing in as sheriff.

File consists of a ts. copy of the oath made by John Motz when he was sworn in as sheriff of Waterloo County. Signed by John Motz and Louise Zinger.

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Motz, John Edward : Trans Canada Airlines souvenir.

File consists of souvenirs and ephemera from a flight taken by John Edward Motz on Trans Canada Airlines from Toronto to New York. Includes an envelope from Canadian National Railways, an advertisement for the flight, a wooden spoon and a package of Wrigleys gum.

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Motz, John Edward : autographs.

File consists of one menu bearing the signatures of actors and actresses. Also includes a newspaper clipping regarding a film starring some of the signers.

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Motz, John Edward : biographical note.

File consists of two ms. early biographical notes on John Edward Motz, likely written by his mother. The notes list milestones such as first tooth, first words, etc.

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Motz, John Edward : correspondence (1 of 3).

File consists of 134 items of correspondence between John Edward Motz and others. Correspondents include: Arnold, Jerome; Balfour, St. Clair; Barth, Heinz; Bell, Max; Boyd, Jimmy; Breithaupt, Louis J.; Browne, B.W.; Butler, W.J.J.; Camilleri, Joe; Camilleri, Mother T.; Caston, John; Churchill, Mary Spencer; Cossette, J.O.; Couzens, Frank; Davies, Robertson; Dunnachie, James; Euler, W.D.; Farquharson, R.A.; Fleet, Lord Thomson; Frost, Leslie; Gehl, Hubert; Hett, Alan; Holland, Trevor; Homuth, Karl; Honderich, Beland; Ilsley, James Lorimer; Jamieson, Don; Landers, Ann; Lang, August; MacCallum, J.J.; Macgillivary, G.B.; Mackenzie King, William Lyon; Martin, Paul; Mercier, A.F.; McCullough, C.G.; McDowell, F.E.D.; McLaughlin, Colonel Robert Samuel; Motz, John E.; Motz, Rose Huck; Motz, Margaret; Motz, William John; Mulrooney, Ted; Pope, Maurice; Purcell, Gil; Roche, Paul; Roell, N.; Rose, Billy; Rous, Helen; Saul, Harry; Sims, J. Kenneth; Slack, Arthur L.; Smith, Norman; Snider, Huget & March; Stiby, R.A.; Steubing, Doug; Stewart, Finlay G.; Stoody, Bill; Thompson, Walter S.; Thomson, Kenneth; Wallace, William; Walters, Chester S.; Wilson, Cameron.

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Motz, John Edward : juvenalia : birthday envelopes.

File consists of envelopes from each year of John Edwards Motz's life from the age of 1-13. Each envelope has been written on, probably by his mother, recording an event that happened that year or something that John Edward learned.

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Motz, John Edward : press card.

File consists of one press card for John Edward Motz for the New York World's Fair. John is identified as the managing editor of the Daily Record from Kitchener, Ontario.

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Motz, John Edward : press club.

File consists of materials relating to the formation and history of the Press Club. Includes minutes from the first meeting, as well as related clippings and articles.

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Motz, John Edward and Motz, Mary Stoody

Series is comprised of materials relating to the life of John Edward Motz and his wife Mary Stoody Motz. Includes correspondence, ephemera, legal documents, etc.

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Motz, John George

Series is comprised of materials relating to the life of John George Motz. Includes a postcard photograph, funerary cards and a handkerchief.

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Motz, John George : biographical.

File consists of materials realting to the life and death of John George Motz. Includes a photographic postcard showing John Gorge in a carriage with the note "Johnnie Motz" as well as two funerary cards.

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Motz, John George : handkerchief.

File consists of one handkerchief used by John George Motz. An accompanying note reads "last handkerchief used by John George." Note that John George died before his second birthday.

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Motz, John George.

File consists of one reprint photograph and two negatives of John George Motz. The negatives were made from the copy photograph. Also includes an envelope with the inscription "John George Motz born 1906 died 1908 - only neg."

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Motz, John and Motz, Helena Vogt

Series is comprised of materials relating to the life of John Motz and his wife Helena Vogt. Includes correspondence, ephemera, legal documents and clippings.

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Motz, Mary Stoody : press pass.

File consists of Mary Stoody Motz's press pass from the 1939 New York World's Fair. Mary is credited as the managing editor's wife.

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Motz, Rose Huck : clippings.

File consists of clippings collected by Rose Huck Motz that relate to friends and family. Includes an obituary for William John Motz, a wedding notice for Rose and William John, wedding notices for Joseph Huck, an article on Ernest Seitz, and an obituary for J.J. Seitz.

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Motz, Rose Huck : wills.

File consists of materials relating to the death of Mary Huck Motz. Includes two copies of her will, as well as a codicil to the will.

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Motz, William John : Canadian newspaper tour scrapbook.

File consists of a scrapbook kept by William John Motz with photographs and ephemera from the Canadian newspaper tour of Europe from June 6th-July 26th, 1929. The tour visited: Paris, Chester, Windsor, Versailles, The Trossachs, Amiens, Vienna, Vimy, Albert, Prague, Berlin, Brussels, The Hague, Birmingham, Ayr, Scheveningen, London, Hampton, Hever, Kenliworth, Warwick, Stratford, Chester, Wales, Blackpool, Mellrose, Edinburgh, Loch Lomond, Inversaid, Dumfries, Liverpool and others.

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Motz, William John : announcement clippings.

File consists of clippings of various announcements relating to William John Motz. Includes his seventieth birthday, appointment as president of the Record, and appointment as president of the Canadian Daily Newspapers Association.

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Motz, William John : correspondence.

File consists of correspndence to and from William John Motz. Includes a file relating to the visit of Winiston Churchill to Ottawa, and one file of correspondence regarding Motz's professional relationship with W.D. Euler. Correspondents include:

a complaining Record reader; Braun, Casper; Day, James; Department of National Revenue; Euler, W.D.; Lash, G.H.; Lynch, Charles; McBride and McGibbon; Motz, John E.; Motz, Mary; Motz, Rose; News-Record Ltd;
*Zinger, Louisa.

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Motz, William John : house.

File consists of two reprint photographs showing William John Motz's home in Kitchener. One image shows the entire front of the home with the family standing out front, the other shows a closeup of the lower front facade with a woman seated on the porch. The house still stands at the corner of Weber and Young St. in Kitchener.

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Motz, William John : partnership with William Daum Euler.

File consists materials relating to the business partnership between W.J. Motz and W.D. Euler as well as materials created and accumulated by Euler. Includes shareholder information, clippings, legal documents, correspondence as well as materials about Euler including a statement regarding his will, and historical articles on Euler and the Record.

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Motz, William John : photocopies.

File consists of photocopies of clippings, ephemera and photograph. It is unclear if the copies were made by the family, or after donation.

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Motz, William John : press pass.

File consists of one press pass for William John Motz for the A Century of Progress International Exposition held in Chicago in 1934.

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Motz, William John and Motz, Rose Huck

Series is comprised of materials relating to the life of William John Motz and his wife Rose Huck Motz. Includes correspondence, ephemera, legal documents and clippings. Also includes a scrapbook from a Candian Press Club trip to Europe in 1929.

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Motz, William John.

File consists of one studio portrait of William John Motz. The photograph shows five different angles of William John seated around a table playing cards and smoking.

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Motz, William John.

File consists of one studio portrait of William John Motz as an infant. He is sitting, likely in his mother's lap, but she has been cut out from the photograph.

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Motz, William John.

File consists of four snapshots and two portraits of William John Motz. The snapshots show him in Nassau Bahamas, at a dinner, and holding two children outside of the family home (possibly his grandchildren William John and John Edward).

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Photographs

Series is comprised of photographs of photographs created and accumulated by the Motz family. Includes photographs of family members, the Motz family home, and of a printing press in England.

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Rittinger & Motz

Series is comprised of materials relating to the company Rittinger & Motz as well as the newspapers that it owned and operated. Includes stationary, ephemera, legal documents, clippings, etc.

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Rittinger & Motz : Canada kalendar.

File consists of materials relating to the Canada Kalendar almanac published by Rittinger and Motz. Includes advertisements, and information on advertising rates.

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Rittinger & Motz : advertisements.

File consists of three advertisements for newspapers published by Rittinger & Motz. Includes ads for the Glocke, the Kolonist and the combined Glocke-Kolonist. The ads are in colour and two features illustrations of kittens, the third features illustrations of flowers. The ads are all in German.

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Rittinger & Motz : advertising.

File consists of materials relating to terms and rates for advertising in the various papers owned by Rittinger & Motz. Includes advertising rate sheets, order forms, and information.

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Rittinger & Motz : amalgamation.

File consists of materials relating to the German newspaper amalgamation by Rittinger and Motz. This relates to the purchase of "The Canadischer Bauernfreund" of Waterloo, the "Canadisches Volksblatt" of New Hamburg and the "Deutsche Zeitung" or Berlin by Ritting and Motz, who already owned "Ontario Glocke" of Walkerton and the "Canadischer Kolonist" of Stratford. With these purchases, Rittinger and Motz now controlled all German Newspapers in Western Ontario. File includes notices and correspondence regarding advertising rates.

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Rittinger & Motz : business cards.

File consists of business cards for Rittinger and Motz and their newspapers including the Berliner Journal and Canadischer Kolonist. Also includes personal business cards for W.J. Motz and John P. Becker and JAC Eisenhardt who were agents.

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Rittinger & Motz : change in business notice.

File consists of a change in business notice for Rittinger and Motz stating that Herman Rittinger has withdrawn from the company and that his place will be taken over by John A. Rittinger.

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Rittinger & Motz : envelopes.

File consists of buiness envelopes for Rittinger and Motz (both as publishers and proprietors) as well as from the Berliner Journal, Combined German Newspapers, the Kitchener-Waterloo Records and combinations of other newspapers they owned and ran. Also includes one envelope from John P. Becker, agent to Rittinger and Motz.

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Rittinger & Motz : letterhead.

File consists of samples of letterhead from Rittinger & Motz and the various newspaper that they owned. Aslo includes one sample of lettehead from John P. Becker, agent.

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Rittinger & Motz : postcards.

File consists of postcards pre-printed with the letterhead of Rittinger and Motz. Most are blank, and a few are designed as receipts. Three postcards are addressed to: Mr. G.B. Foster, Mr. Henry Krotz and one to "dear sir."

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