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Ephemeral items created or accumulated by Dare Foods Limited.

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Dare Foods Limited

Series consists of materials created and accumulate by Dare Foods Limited relating to the administration, organization and history of Dare Foods Limited. Includes ephemera such as candy wrapping, advertising and stationary, clippings, sales manuals, historical information, information on the biscuit industry as well as Dare recipes and information on the 1971 strike.

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Dare Foods Limited : Accounting Records

Series consists of licences in mortmain, accounts, stock options, correspondence, real estate and equipment leases and bills of sale, estimate for a contract, taxation records, and a share certificate book. Records pertain to The Dare Company, Limited, The Howe Candy Company Limited and Major Foods Limited.

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Dare Foods Limited : Big V Drug Stores Anniversary Books

Series consists of the Big V Drug Stores twentieth and twenty-fifth anniversary books. The twenty-fifth anniversary book includes a letter addressed to Richard Harris, District Sales Manager for Dare Foods Limited, Kitchener from Mahlon M. Dyer, Executive Vice-President, Big V Pharmacies Co. Limited, London, Ontario. The books consist of black and white photographs of Big V staff, stores, events, and includes some text.

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Dare Foods Limited : Builders and Boosters

Series consists of one copy of the book Builders and Boosters, Kitchener Chamber of Commerce, 100th Anniversary, 1886-1986. The book was published to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Kitchener Chamber of Commerce. The book includes information on S. Merner and C.H. Doerr.

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Dare Foods Limited : Centennial Celebrations

Series consists of videocassettes, the book “Dare: The First Century, A Corporate History of Dare Foods Limited 1892-1992,” a print of the commemorative painting, colour and black and white photographs, artifacts, centennial clothing and merchandise, centennial events organizational records, and the score for the Dare Cookies song. The records were created primarily at the Dare Foods Limited, Kitchener office.

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Dare Foods Limited : Dare Archway Franchise

Series consists of correspondence, agreements and records pertaining to the acquisition and sale of Archway Franchise Inc. by Dare Foods Limited. The series is arranged chronologically.

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Dare Foods Limited : Dare Foods (Biscuit Division) Limited

Series consists of formulas for cookies and crackers, a copy of the Biscuit Division Production Control Procedures Manual, and the Biscuit Division Plant Tour. The records were probably kept at the head office in Kitchener, used in Kitchener and possibly Hamilton.

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Dare Foods Limited : Dare Foods (Canning Division) Limited

Series consists of material relating to the St. Jacobs Canning Company Limited, St. Jacobs Cider Mill, and Dare Foods (Canning Division) Limited. Series includes financial statements, statement of earnings, records relating to the purchase of the St. Jacobs Canning Company by Major Foods, minutes, accounts, correspondence, records relating to the purchase of St. Jacobs Canning Company by Dare Foods Limited and records relating to the purchase of Dare Foods (Canning Division) Limited.

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Dare Foods Limited : Dare Foods (Potato Chip Division) Limited

Series consists of financial statements, accounts payable, legal records, correspondence, property records, potato chip packages, and records pertaining to the Surrender of Potato Chip Division. Includes records of Saratoga Products, Toronto; Saratoga Products Toronto and Hamilton; Saratoga Products Limited and Dare Foods (Potato Chip Division) Limited. Series is arranged chronologically.

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Dare Foods Limited : Day Books and Payroll Journal

Series consists of day books and a payroll journal in tabular format that were used to record employees, pay, pay periods and number of days worked. The ledgers were maintained at the Kitchener head office.

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Dare Foods Limited : Financial Statements

  • SCA188-GA163-3
  • Series
  • 1919-1958, 2004, predominant 1919-1947, 1956-1958
  • Part of Dare Foods Limited.

Series consists of C.H. Doerr Company, Limited and The Dare Company, Limited, financial statements. Series also includes a summary of financial reports. The series is arranged chronologically.

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Dare Foods Limited : Ingredient Listings

Series consists of bilingual ingredient lists for biscuits and candy products, correspondence, memoranda, copies of legislation pertaining to labelling of foods, and French translations of ingredients and product names.

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Dare Foods Limited : J.R. Worthington

Series consists of material relating to J.R. Worthington's employment in the candy manufacturing industry. Series contains files pertaining to candy manufacturing including machinery, production, suppliers, ingredients, publications and different lines of candies. Series includes formulas, correspondence, and machinery, equipment and ingredient advertisements and pamphlets. Includes correspondence and records relating to J.R. Worthington was employment at McCormick’s Limited, London, Ontario.

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Dare Foods Limited : Legal Records

Series consists of supplementary letters patent for The C.H. Doerr Company, Limited and The Dare Company, Limited. The records pertain to company name changes, and include correspondence, land appraisals, trade name licence agreement, petitions, declarations and extracts from the general by-laws of The Dare Company, Limited.

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Dare Foods Limited : Major Foods Limited

Series consists of letters patent, correspondence, financial statements, accounting records, and payroll journals for Major Foods Limited. The series is arranged in the order in which the files were received.

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Dare Foods Limited : Manuals

Series consists of one Dare Foods Limited manual on corporate planning and production control. Copies of the manuals were distributed in binders and were produced at the Kitchener office and distributed to employees.

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Dare Foods Limited : Minutes and Certificate of Shares

  • SCA188-GA163-2
  • Series
  • 1919-1946, 1955, 1977, predominant 1919-1946
  • Part of Dare Foods Limited.

Series consists of the C.H. Doerr Company, Limited and The Dare Company, Limited minutes of annual and special meetings of the shareholders and Board of Directors. A book of share certificates is also included. The minutes consist primarily of decisions regarding the appointment of board members, salaries of board members, by-laws, issuing of stock, the name change from the C.H. Doerr Company, Limited to The Dare Company, Limited as well as other issues. The minutes were typewritten by the Secretary and signed by the President.

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Dare Foods Limited : Mother Dell’s Bakeries Limited

Series consists of accounts, correspondence, purchase records, a share register, annual statements, and records pertaining to the change of name from Mother Dell’s Bakeries Limited to Dare Foods (Candy Division) Limited.

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Dare Foods Limited : Moving Images and Sound Recordings

Series consists of moving images and sound recordings that were produced by Dare Foods Limited and its employees for internal events such as birthdays, retirement parties, presentations, meetings, as well as consumer panels and promotional events. The majority of moving images are on videocassette and a few are on film reels. The sound recordings are on audio cassette.

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Dare Foods Limited : National Meeting 1995

Series consists of photographs of the Quebec National meeting held in September 1995. The theme of the meeting was The Dawning of a New Dare. The photographs were sent to the Dare Foods Limited head office in Kitchener from various regions.

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Dare Foods Limited : National Sales Meeting 1989

Series consists of records pertaining to the National Sales Meeting that was held at Banff Rocky Mountain Resort in Banff, Alberta between September 7 and 10, 1989. This was the first national sales conference for Dare Foods Limited. The series contains correspondence, planning records, a scrapbook, colour snapshots, and colour slides that were used in a presentation.

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Dare Foods Limited : Newspaper Clippings

Series consists of clippings of newspaper articles on Dare Foods Limited from four different newspapers. Series includes clippings from the Tavistock Gazette, Toronto Star, Kitchener Daily Record, and Kitchener This Week.

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Dare Foods Limited : Old Price Pages

Series consists of price pages for biscuits and candy products. Price pages list products, product code number, universal product code (UPC), item code number, package weight, case weight, cubic feet per case, net price delivered to stores and warehouses, and were used by sales personnel. The lists are organized chronologically and then by region: Lakehead and West, East of Lakehead, Newfoundland, and Quebec. New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island regions are also included.

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Dare Foods Limited : Packaging

Series consists of boxes, cellophane, and tin tie packages that were used by C.H. Doerr Company, The Dare Company Limited, and Dare Foods Limited for biscuits, crackers, potato chip and candy products. Series includes colour slides of redesigned packages and coupons. Tin tie packages were introduced with one line in 1957.

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Dare Foods Limited : Periodicals and Advertising

Series consists of candy, biscuit and cracker manufacturing industry periodicals, pamphlets, advertisements, correspondence and machinery plans from supply and related companies. The publications were sent to The Dare Company Limited and pertain to candy and biscuit manufacturing.

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Dare Foods Limited : Photographs

Series consists of images of the interior and exterior of buildings, staff, events, regional and national meetings, displays, staff BBQs, award banquets, retirement parties, and birthday parties. Includes black and white and colour photographs, negatives, slides and transparencies.

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Dare Foods Limited : Price Pages and Lists

Series consists of C.H. Doerr Company Limited price lists for cookie and candy products. The price lists are organized by region with lists for individual stores. Series includes H.S. McCabe’s price lists, formulas for cookies and candies, and “Cookie Sheets.”

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Dare Foods Limited : Product Information Sheets

Series consists of information sheets for cracker, candy, and cookie products. The sheets were used by sales personnel across Canada to advertise products to potential buyers. Sheets include colour images of products and product specifications. Three copies of a colour photograph of cracker products, and display signs are also included. These records replaced the earlier picture books and were also distributed by the sales office.

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Dare Foods Limited : Product Photographs and Packaging

Series consists of product picture books and binders including black and white or colour photographs of candy, biscuit and cracker products, product information sheets, product brochures, and samples of packaging.

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Dare Foods Limited : Promotional Display Contests

Series consists of memoranda, descriptions, advertisements, colour prints and negatives of store display contests. The contests were run nation-wide by the Sales Department for sales personnel to encourage creative displays and to motivate increased sales.

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Dare Foods Limited : Radio Advertisements

Series consists of advertisements that were produced for radio and includes auditions by performers. Advertisements were produced by J. Walter Thompson Ltd., Newberry Sound Studio Co. Ltd., Custom Advertiser’s Commercials, and D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles Canada Inc. Series includes recordings of “Dream Sweet Dare,” “Lemon Creme Jingle,” and “The Magic Name is Dare.” Series consists of audio discs and includes audio reels and an audio cassette.

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Dare Foods Limited : Sales Department Records

Series consists of material relating to the administration and operation of the Dare Foods Limited Sales Department, as well as to the the training of personnel, policies, and procedures. The series contains training manuals, sales manuals, policy and procedure manuals, analysis of marketing and sales department, training and development, and a sales trend report. Records were created primarily by the Sales Department.

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Dare Foods Limited : Scrapbook

Series consists of one scrapbook that was used to record the history of The Dare Company Limited, Major Foods Limited, Dare Foods Limited, and subsidiary companies. The scrapbook contains newspaper and magazine advertisements, new product announcements, appointment notices, and article clippings. The date and source of each clipping is noted. The scrapbook also includes samples of product packaging, articles on the opening of the biscuit plant in Surrey, B.C., and 3 black and white photographs. The scrapbook was most likely produced at the Kitchener head office and is organized chronologically.

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Dare Foods Limited : Share Transfers

Series consists of two sheets of share transfers. The sheets were probably removed from a share certificate book, however, the connection has been lost. One sheet refers to the Howe Candy Company.

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Dare Foods Limited : Subsidiaries

Series consists of materials created and accumulated by subsidiary companies of Dare including those it purchased. Includes ephemera, financial information, operating materials and historical information.

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Dare Foods Limited : Television Advertisements

Series consists of television advertisements for Dare Foods Limited cookie, cracker and candy products. Television commercials were produced by MacLaren Advertising, Media House Productions, Enterprise Advertising, Benton & Bowles, D’Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles Canada Inc., TQS le mouton noir de la télé, and Télé-Métropole Inc. Commercials were broadcast throughout Canada, the United States, Japan and Germany and are in French, English, Spanish, Japanese and German. Series includes film reels, videocassettes, a CD-ROM and colour photographs.

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Dare Foods Limited : The Dare Story

Series consists of one copy of The Dare Story and colour transparencies that were used in the book. Also known as the "green history book," The Dare Story, was published in February 1988. The book provides a brief history of Dare Foods Limited, an outline of the Dare philosophy, and an outline of Dare Foods Limited's vision for the future, as well as many colour images of staff, products and production.

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Dare Foods Limited : The Howe Candy Company Limited

Series consists of financial statements including auditor’s reports, a candy manual, monthly comparative statements, deeds of land, correspondence, valuation of shares, merger documents, bills of sale and photographs.

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Dare Foods Limited : Western Division

Series consists of the proposal to form Dare Foods (Western Division) Limited, plans and blueprints, plant opening ceremony records, insurance records, photographs, and sale records.

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Ephemera and Artefacts

Series consists of ephemera and artefacts created by Dare Foods Ltd. Includes programmes, cards, invitations, a ruler, and more.

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Historical

Series consists of materials documenting the history of Dare Foods Ltd. Includes meeting minutes, clippings, advertising, logos, ephemera and more. Also includes materials documenting the Dare strike of 1972,

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Incorporation and Legal Documents

Series consists of material relating to the incorporation of Dare Foods Limited, changes to the corporate name over the company's history, and other aspects of the company's legal existence. Includes letters patent, supplementary letters patent, by-laws, agreements, an insurance appraisal, and other legal documents.

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Labour Relations

Series consists of material relating to labour strikes at Dare Foods Limited plants in Surrey, British Columbia, and Kitchener, Ontario. Includes newspaper clippings, correspondence and memoranda, notices and press releases, photographs, reports, pamphlets, etc.

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Marketing and advertising.

Marketing and advertising material for Dare Food Limited products. Includes print and television advertisements.

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Organizational.

Material related to the operation and history of Dare Foods Limited and its predecessors.

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Packaging

Series consists of packaging used for Dare biscuits.

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Packaging

Series consists of packaging from various Dare Foods Ltd. products.

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Packaging.

Packaging used for various products made by Dare Foods Limited or licensed affiliates.

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Photographs

Series consists of photographs of Dare Foods Ltd. buildings, processes, and employees.

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Photographs

Series consists of photographs of the Dare factories in Kitchener (includes both interior and exterior shots) and photographs of Dare employees. Some photographs were accumulated by William J. Hopp.

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Photographs

Series consists of photographs and negatives of Dare employees, products, and locations. Includes photographs of Dare subsidiaries as well.

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Photographs.

Photographs of Dare Foods Limited’s head office, potato chip division building and employees.

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Sunbeam Shoes Limited

Series consists of letters patent, shares, correspondence, shareholders' meeting records, accounts, financial statements, and bankruptcy records. Contains records pertaining to The Humberstone Shoe Company and Sunbeam Shoes Limited. The series is arranged chronologically.

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The Almer Company Limited

Series consists of material relating to The Almer Company Limited and Sunbeam Shoes. Series contains letters patent, an agenda, correspondence, agreements, and financial statements.

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William J. Hopp

Series consists of material accumulated by William J. Hopp in his role as a baker and plant supervisor at the Dare Company.

Includes material relating to correspondence courses, conferences, and research activities of the Independent Biscuit Manufacturers' Company of Chicago; recipe books containing cookie and cracker formulae used at Dare and possibly other companies (Perrin's Forest City Confectionery and Biscuit Works in London Ontario, Paulin-Chambers Company in Winnipeg, Manitoba); and material relating to the ingredients and manufacture of cookies and crackers.

Includes lessons and manuals, bulletins, correspondence, recipe books, research reports, article reprints, conference programs, catalogues and brochures, and other material.

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