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1972 strike.

File consists of material relating to the 1972 strike at the Dare Foods Limited biscuit plant in Kitchener, including the return of employees to work after the strike and the court case between the company and several employees regarding a breach of injunction. Includes newspaper clippings, internal and external correspondence and memoranda, notices and press releases from the company, a notice of motion and the decision regarding the court case (photocopies), photographs, reports and data on the numbers of employees returned to work, etc.

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Alice in Wonderland photographs.

Contains 71 colour photographs documenting the production of the Dare Foods Limited television advertisement "Alice in Wonderland."

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BBQ.

Contains 32 colour snapshots. The snapshots are images of the annual staff BBQ held at the Dare Foods Limited head office and plant in Kitchener.

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Back to school photographs.

Contains 93 colour snapshots of Back to School store displays that are organized by regions Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic, West with the name of the designer beside the photograph or photographs. File includes memoranda to sales personnel about displays.

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Banquet for Rhea.

File consists of eight photographs of a banquet given in honour of Rhea [unknown last name].

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Bill Hopp's photos.

File consists of three photographs belonging to William J. Hopp. Includes two group photographs of Dare employees, one including C.M. Dare; and a photograph of six men at a training conference (one of whom is probably Hopp).

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Birthday.

Contains seven colour photographs. The photographs are images of a Dare Foods Limited float that celebrates both the Dare Foods Limited centennial and Canada's 125th birthday. A house on the float is decorated with Dare crackers and cookies. A photograph of the Dare Bear riding in a car, decorated with Dare centennial signs, in a parade is also included.

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Bremner Biscuits delivery truck.

File consists of one contemporary print of a photograph of a Bremner Biscuit delivery truck from the 1930's. Accompanying identification reads "old truck - 1929 Chevrolt (bow tie) 3/4 or 1 ton * probably 1 1/2 ton."

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Brenda Korol and Fay Boyd.

Contains one colour photograph. The photograph is an image of Brenda Korol and Fay Boyd shaking hands. Brenda Korol of Grand Prairie was the winner of the Backyard of Your Dreams Contest.

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Brochures (file 1 of 2).

Contains product brochures, posters, advertisements, and promotions for candy products. Includes three colour photographs.

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C.H. Dare & Co. Biscuit & Confectionery Works (file 1 of 2).

Contains one black and white photograph and one colour slide. The slide and photographs are copies of the C.H. Doerr & Co. Biscuit & Confectionery Works photograph dated 1892, however, the name "Doerr" has been edited on the photograph to "Dare."

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C.H. Doerr Christmas samples.

File consists of one real photograph postcard showing the C.H. Doerr Christmas samples. A description on an accompanying paper reads "Jo. Kerr in Elmira Oct. 16, 1907 xmas samples R.B. Doerr."

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C.H. Doerr Co., pre-1940s.

File consists of a photograph taken outside the Doerr factory of a group of people standing in front of a Doerr's Confectionery [parade float or delivery truck?], and a page taken from the souvenir book "Busy Berlin" (published by the News Record, Berlin, 1901) containing a photograph of the C.H. Doerr & Co.'s Biscuit and Confectionery Works.

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C.H. Doerr and Company : delivery sleigh.

Photograph of John Doerr sitting in the driver’s seat of a C.H. Doerr & Co. Biscuit & Confectionery delivery sleigh pulled by two horses. Two large houses are visible in the background.

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C.H. Doerr and Company : exterior of plant.

Photograph of the exterior of the C.H. Doerr & Co. Confectionery Works building. A man in a suit and hat is standing in the front doorway and a driver is visible standing on a horse drawn cart piled with boxes at the side of the building.

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C.H. Doerr and Company : interior of plant.

Photograph of employees, some seen wearing white aprons, standing beside machinery inside the C.H. Doerr & Company building, likely the the biscuit manufacturing section of the plant.

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C.H. Doerr and Company : plant.

Contains one black and white photograph mounted on board. The photograph is an image of two men with cars standing outside of the C.H. Doerr plant. File includes a slide that is a copy of the original.

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C.H. Doerr and Company : shipping room.

Print copy photograph of three employees in the C.H. Doerr and Company shipping room. Two are seen standing behind a long counter and another is standing beside piles of boxes.

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C.H. Doerr and Company : staff and exterior of plant.

Photograph of employees standing outside of C.H. Doerr & Co. Biscuit & Confectionery Works looking at camera. They are seen standing on the front steps of the building and next to horse-drawn delivery buggies parked along the side.

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C.H. Doerr and Company : staff.

Contains two black and white photographs. Copy prints of the recto and the verso of a postcard. The postcard was sent from Lawrence [Englert] to his sister, Rose Englert in Michigan [ca. 1905]. The text reads, "Dear Sister: Thank you for that beautiful neck-tie you sent me. This is a picture of a few at the shop, taken at Supper time, while we were at night work. Lawrence." The postcard image is of 13 men and women in the interior of the C.H. Doerr Company plant.

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Centennial display.

Contains colour photographs and negatives. The photographs and negatives are images of Dare Foods Limited staff setting up a display illustrating the history of Dare Foods Limited, staff display awards from the City of Kitchener and the Province of Ontario, and staff decorating Christmas trees outside the Dare Foods Limited head office and plant in Kitchener.

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Class of 2000, March 3, 2000.

Contains eight colour photographs of the Class of 2000. The photographs are images of a banquet and the class of 2000.

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Colour transparencies.

Contains 162 colour transparencies that were produced for the publication of The Dare Story. The colour transparencies were produced by Penthouse Studios and sent to Gary MacLeod, Vice-President Sales. File includes images of Graham Dare, Bryan Dare, Carl Dare, Breton cracker production, staff working in their offices, women packing cookies and cracker products, a Breton transport truck, cookie products, staff working in the quality control lab, the warehouse, offices, the Dare Bears van, machinery in the plant, a sketch of a store display, a copy of a sketch "View from Berlin" 1854, company artifacts, and staff in a board room.

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Dare Co. Ltd. Employees.

File consists of two identical photographs of unidentified employees of Dare Co. Ltd. at Carl Dargell's 50th anniversary at the Blue Moon Hotel in Petersburg, October 3, 1958.

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Dare Co. Ltd. factory employees.

File consists of two identical photographs of factory employees of Dare Co. Ltd. from 1951. The photograph was taken on the grounds outside of the factory and the employees are mostly women and are dressed in white baking outfits. Employees are identified on a separate piece of paper.

Included in the photo:

Atkinson, [?]
Beirs, Amanda
Burkhardt, Emmerson
Clendenrusig, Bill
Crooks, [?]
Crooks, Phoebe
Dare, Carl
Dargell, Carl
Dawe, Marg
de Uries, [?]
Dodge, George
Erb, Erma
Erb, Wilma
Fehreubach, [?]
Fischer, [?]
Forler, Inez
Gellner, Susan
Grishow, Doug
Hopp, Oscar
Headley, Lila
Heintz, Mary
Homuth, Howard
Hopf, Bill
Huntz, Martha
Jantzi, John
Kaufman, Lorraine
Kinzie, Orpha
Kwiakoski, Bill
Lotzke, Lorne
Lwandowski, Rose
Meinzinger, Dolores
Menyes, Maria
Mezer, Kay
Montag, Mari
Norton, Edith
Reist, Orval
Rouse, Vi
Ruhl, Joan
Russell, Jack
Schmidt, Reggie
Schmitt, Cully
Schuster, [?]
Shantz, [?]
Shantz, Abe
Shantz, Eileen
Shoemaker, Marybelle
Sider, Johnny
Stelmach, Joan
Street, Dorothy
Stuckerat, Helen
Trompke, Emdie
Wagner, Russell
Weber, Jeanette
Weiler, Alma
White, Jenny
Windsor, Marion
Wittie, Harold
Wright, Ruby
[?], Ann
[?], Anna
[?], Barb
[?], Bill
[?], Connie
[?], Evelyn
[?], George
[?], George
[?], Gladys
[?], Gwen
[?], Joan
[?], Johnny
[?], Margaret
[?], Margaret
[?], Olga
[?], Olga
[?], Rose
[?], Sally
[?], Steve
[?], Tom
[?], Winnie

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Dare Co. Ltd., Kitchener.

File consists of one photograph of employees of the Kitchener office of Dare Foods. Some employees are identified on a separate piece of paper.

Included in the photo:

Bloomin, Joan
Brubacher, Dorothy
Dargell, Carl
Dunbar, Les
Farenbach, [?]
Gaeler, Vela
Haas, Harry
Hanamel, [?]
Heffesin, [?]
Hopp, Oscar
Katush, Bernice
Miller, Belle
Ringwald, [?]
Scanin, Stella
Schlitt, Marg
Schmitt, Cully
Schultz, Bernice
Schuster, [?]
Smiley, Dorothy
Smiley, Marjorie
West, Frank
[?], George
[?], Jenny
[?], Scuster

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Dare Foods 2000 (file 1 of 2).

Contains one colour composite photograph of employees, products and the exterior of the Dare Foods Limited head office and plant in Kitchener.

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Dare Foods 2000 (file 2 of 2) .

Contains one enlarged colour composite photograph of employees, products and the exterior of the Dare Foods Limited head office and plant in Kitchener.

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Dare Foods Candy Division, Hamilton, Ontario.

Contains one black and white photograph. The photograph is an image of the Dare Foods (Candy Division) plant in Hamilton, Ontario. This plant was previously the Howe Candy Company plant.

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Dare Foods Hamilton.

File consists of two photographs of the exterior of the Dare Foods plant in Hamilton, Ontario.

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Dare Foods Limited : employees on Anvers Island, Antartica.

A photograph of Dare Foods Limited employees on Anvers Island, Antartica. The photograph has been mounted to a foam board.

Top row, left to right: Benoit Parent, Arnaud Dhallenne, Mathieu Latourrette, Patrick Richebé, Renée Paquet.

Bottom row, left to right: Juliette Hennequil, Eve Guibert, Steven Herteleer.

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Dare Foods Limited : head office.

A photograph of Dare Foods Limited's head office located at 2481 Kingsway Drive, Kitchener, Ontario likely taken soon after the building was constructed.

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Dare Foods Limited : products.

Contains colour photographs of cookie products, cookie tin tie and cellophane packages, and candy brochures and price lists.

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Dare Foods Limited and biscuit truck.

Contains one colour photograph. The photograph is an image of the exterior of the Dare Foods Limited plant. A Dare Biscuits and Bonbons truck is parked outside the plant.

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Dare Foods Limited picture book.

Contains one Dare Foods Limited, Kitchener, Ontario, picture book of product photographs. File includes 53 colour photographs of biscuit products, and three photographs of in-store displays including one of a potato chip display.

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Dare Foods Ltd. employees.

File consists of three identical photographs of employees of Dare Foods Ltd. in December 1948. The men are standing outdoors in front of a building, possibly Dare.

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Dare Foods employees.

File consists of two casual snapshots of employees of Dare. The first is of three women standing together outside of the office (Ruth Wettlaufer, Violet Uregard, Louise Glebe) and the second is of four men outside sitting on the Dare delivery car (Edward Doerr, Oscar Hopp).

The photographs are accompanied by a note which reads "Louise Glebe (1891-1977) became Secretary-Treasurer of C.H. Doerr Co. Ltd. in 1919, upon the company's incorporation. She married C.H. Doerr in the 1930's, becoming his third wife and outlived him by 36 years. Edward Doerr (1865-1944) was a "shipper" and one of the founding shareholders of C.H. Doerr Co. Ltd. in 1919. He was a brother - three years older - of C.H. Doerr.

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Dare Foods employees.

File consists of one photograph of employees of the Dare Foods plant in Kitchener. The employees are lined up outside for a group shot. Some identifications on verso:

Happ, Oscar
McFadzen, Ralph
Dare, Carl
Jantzi, John O.

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Dare Foods factory.

File consists of five photographs showing the interior and exterior of a Dare Foods factory. Includes photographs of cookie processing procedures and a group of employees gathered around packaged cookies.

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Dare Foods factory.

File consists of four photographs of employees working on various stages of cookie production in the Dare factory.

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Dare Foods warehouse.

File consists of one photograph of a Dare Foods warehouse in Moncton, New Brunswick.

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Dare airplane.

File consists of seven photographs of an airplane owned by Carl Dare.

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Dare family and friends.

File consists of four photographs showing members of the Dare family and their friends at both the Dare family home at 221 Pandora Cres. and the Walper Terrace hotel. Identifications present on versos include:

  • Russell, Jack
  • Dare, Carl
  • O'Hara, Kevin
  • McFadzen, Ralph
  • Lumsky, Jim
  • McFadzen, Gath
  • Hopp, Oscar
  • Wild, Les
  • Russell, Em
  • Dare, Ruth
  • Lumby, Marie
  • O'Hara, Marion
  • Wild, Jean

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Dare sales wagon

Photograph of Ralph Doerr and William Kettleborne seated in the passenger seat of a horse-drawn C. H. Doerr & Co. sales wagon, along a dirt road in Wellesley.

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Dare sales wagon at H. K. Forler

Photograph of Ralph Doerr and William Kettleborne standing next to a horse-drawn C.H. Doerr & Co. sales wagon outside of the H. K. Forler storefront in Wellesley.

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Dare sales wagon.

File consists of two photographs of Ralph Doerr and William Kittleborne with a C.H. Doerr horse-drawn sales wagon Wellesley, Ontario. One photograph shows the two in front of H.K. Forler's grocery and the other shows them in the wagon, along a dirt road.

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Dare, Bryan and Graham Dare.

Contains one colour photograph. The photograph is an image of Bryan and Graham Dare sitting in an office examining an architectural plan at the Dare Foods Limited head office in Kitchener.

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Dare, C.M.

Contains one colour photograph portrait of C.M. Dare.

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Dare, C.M.

Contains one colour photograph portrait of C.M. Dare.

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Dare, C.M. and unidentifed man.

File consists of one snapshot of C.M. Dare and an unidentified man. Verso reads "Howe Candy Christmas party Roberts Marine Room, Hamilton. Dec. 17/52. C.M. Dare (right)."

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Dare, Carl and airplane.

File consists of one photograph of Carl Dare, Ed Jones and Phil Ganci with Dare's airplane. Also includes two clippings about the airplane from the Kitchener-Waterloo Record.

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Dare, Carl.

File consists of six upper body portrait photographs of Carl Dare.

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Dare, Graham : birthday.

Contains five colour photographs and 25 negatives. The photographs are images of Graham Dare cutting a birthday cake and receiving a gift, and a woman with an award with C.M. Dare. The negatives also include images of a wedding, a dinner, and children playing in piles of leaves.

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Dargel, Carl.

File consists of one photograph of Carl Dargel standing on a water-bordered lawn in warm weather with a dog at his feet.

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Darlene Firlotte's Centennial Ball photographs.

Contains 10 colour photographs and 14 negatives of the Centennial Ball in Kitchener. The photographs were donated by Darlene Firlotte. Two negatives are an image of cats and an image of houses.

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Deacon, Darlene.

Contains one colour photograph of Darlene Deacon, a plant employee in the locker room.

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Delawana Inn.

File consists of three photographs of Dare employees at the Delawana Inn in Muskoka. Includes Carl Dare, Bob Sanders, and Les Wild.

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Distinguished salesman award presentation.

File consists of one photograph of the distinguished salesman award presentation for Maurice Villemaire. Identifications from verso:

  • Savage, R.
  • Reeve, D.V.
  • Dare, Carl Merner
  • Villemaire, Maurice
  • Carpenter, K.
  • Willoughby, T.

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Doerr candy factory fire.

File consists of ten photographs showing the aftermath of the fire at the Dare factory on Breithaupt street in March of 1943.

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Doerr, C.H. sitting at desk.

Photograph of C.H. Doerr sitting at his desk, legs crossed and a piece of paper in hand. Dressed in a suit and tie, he is posed looking off camera.

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Grissol and Loney's products.

Twenty photographs of various Grissol products, possibly used for marketing and advertising purposes, including bread sticks, Melba toast, toasted bread, rusks, Dutch rusks, bread crumbs, browned flour, croutons, ready mix stuffing, corn puffs, cheese pops, pretzel sticks, pretzel rings, bits n pieces, pretzels, cookies, and different flavours of Loney's soup bases and soup mixes. Many of the photographs show product packaging written in both English and French.

This file also includes two memorandums written by Bryan Dare providing detailed historical information about the history of Grissol, Loney's, and their relationship to Dare Foods Limited.

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Howe Candy Company Christmas party Knight Hall, Hamilton.

File consists of one photograph of the Howe Candy Company Christmas party at Knight Hall in Hamilton in 1944. Some employees are identified on a separate piece of paper.

Identified in the photo:

Bloomin, Joan
Brubacher, Dorothy
Dunbar, Les
Miller, Belle
Nolan, Mary
Peters, Ben
Schultz, Bernice
Smiley, Dorothy
Smiley, [?]
[?], Jenny

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