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University of Waterloo. Special Collections & Archives Greb Industries Limited fonds.
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Administration

Series consists of records relating to the administration of Greb Industries Limited; its subsidiary companies, Valentine and Martin Limited and Greb Shoes Limited; and its predecessors, the Greb Shoe Company Limited and the Berlin Shoe Manufacturing Company Limited. Records relate to company management, accounting, personnel, operations, facilities, and the sale of Greb Industries Limited to Warrington Products Limited.

Includes financial statements, annual reports, correspondence, memoranda, ms. notebooks, reports, manuals, agreements, press clippings, and other material. Annual reports cover the period from 1967 to 1973. Financial statements are present for the Berlin Shoe Manufacturing Company Limited (1913-1915), Greb Shoe Company Limited (1916-1918, 1941, 1945-1948), Greb Industries Limited (1976), and Valentine and Martin Limited (1943-1951).

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Advertisements.

File consists of material advertising Greb Shoes and its various brands and styles, including Hush Puppies, Bauer, Mohicans, Ramblers, and Cat Treads. Includes magazine and newspaper advertisements (some photocopies), fliers, a pamphlet about leather, adhesive decals, product tags, and other advertising material. Includes some advertisements directed toward retailers and sales staff as well as the 1976 Bauer athletic footwear advertising plan.

File also includes a photograph of Velvet the basset hound, the Hush Puppies mascot.

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Annual Reports.

File consists of annual reports for Greb Industries Limited for the years 1967-1971 and 1973, and a photocopy of the report for 1972. File also includes interim reports to shareholders (some photocopies), press clippings, a press release, a public relations pamphlet, and a letter to shareholders.

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Ardelt Avenue building dedication.

File consists of six photographs and a snapshot taken at the dedication of the first building (consolidated warehouse) on the Ardelt Avenue site of Greb Industries Limited. Includes photographs of Harry Greb and Charles E. Greb giving speeches, Clara Greb (widow of Erwin C. Greb) unveiling a plaque, and Charles E. Greb socializing during refreshments.

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Bauer Division sales meeting : speeches.

File consists of ts. speeches given by outgoing president of Greb Industries Limited R.P. Curl and incoming president A. Morissette at a Bauer Division sales meeting in January, 1978. File also includes an article clipped from the July 15, 1978 Globe and Mail entitled "Retrenchment, consolidation restoring confidence in Kitchener manufacturer".

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Bauer history.

File consists of a ts. history of the Bauer Skate Company and the skate industry in North America, written by Don Bauer.

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Board of Directors : minutes, 1916-1931.

File consists of a leather-bound volume in which are pasted the minutes of the Board of Directors of the Greb Shoe Company Limited from June 10, 1916 to October 30, 1930, and the acceptance by the Province of Ontario of the surrender of the company's letters patent in January, 1931. File also includes several loose proxy forms and two pieces of correspondence.

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Case study : Hush Puppies marketing strategy.

File consists of a ts. case study of Greb Shoes Limited and the marketing of the Hush Puppies brand, prepared by Brian W. Jones for a class at the School of Business Administration, Univeristy of Western Ontario (London, ON).

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Company History Files

Series consists of material relating to the history of Greb Industries Limited and its predecessor, the Greb Shoe Company Limited. Includes press clippings, scrapbooks of press clippings, correspondence and memoranda, speeches, agreements and leases, advertising material, price lists, photographs, and other material. Material probably collected and compiled by Charles E. Greb.

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Company Newsletters

Series consists of company newsletters, produced and distributed for internal communications and publicity purposes. The Cobbler, published by the Greb Shoes Employees' Association, was begun in 1952. It was replaced with the Greb Newshound in 1962, and was published until [ca. 1971?]. In 1978, a new company newsletter, Greb Footnotes, was launched. Series may not include a complete run of any one publication, and some issues may be missing.

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Conferences and events.

File consists of photographs taken at various conferences and events. Includes photographs of men (including Charles E. Greb and Jack Campbell) standing and sitting around a table, photographs of unidentified men seated at a table at a dinner event, and photographs taken during the 1974 Hush Puppies World Conference.

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Employees.

File consists of a 1939 group photograph of Greb Shoe Company employees, a photograph of an employees sports team (baseball?), and two snapshots of employees in a cafeteria and playing horseshoes outside a Greb plant. File also includes a modern reproduction of a group photograph of Greb Shoe Company employees, [ca. 1917?] standing outside of the Queen Street South location; reproduction is printed on cardstock and taped to a mat.

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Employees' Associations

Series consists of records relating to the Greb Shoe Quarter Century Club, the Greb Shoes Employees' Association, and the Valentine and Martin Employees' Association. Includes association constitutions, by-laws, meeting agendas and minutes, and financial statements; newspaper clippings; correspondence; membership rolls and rosters; ephemera; photographs; and other material.

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Executive vice-president monthly memorandum : January 9, 1973 - July 25, 1975.

File consists of monthly memoranda from executive vice-president Charles E. Greb to the management group at Greb Industries Limited, from January 9, 1973 to July 25, 1975. Memoranda contain news and information regarding product lines, budgets, organizational changes, company policies, and other management issues.

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Executive vice-president monthly memorandum : March 6, 1970 - November 13, 1972.

File consists of monthly memoranda from executive vice-president Charles E. Greb to the management group at Greb Industries Limited, from March 6, 1970 to November 13, 1972. Memoranda contain news and information regarding product lines, budgets, organizational changes, company policies, and other management issues. File also includes a mailing list for the memoranda and organizational charts.

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Executive Vice-President's Files

Series consists of records accumulated and used by Charles E. Greb in his role as exectuive vice-president of Greb Industries Limited. Includes memoranda to the management group, and correspondence, ephemera, and other material relating to a retirement dinner for several senior executives.

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Facilities.

File consists of photographs of the offices and factories of Greb Industries Limited. Includes photographs of the Winnipeg plant, the Breithaupt Street plant, and several unidentified plants and office buildings. File also includes a photograph of Harry Greb with a model of the Ardelt Avenue complex.

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Facilities : agreement for sale of land.

File consists of an agreement relating to the sale of the property and building at Mansion and Chestnut Streets in Kitchener to Erwin C. Greb by Gourlay & Fogelberg, Ltd. File also includes an ms. sketch of the property and a statement of adjustments.

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Facilities : relocation to Mississauga.

File consists of photocopies of a news release and memoranda to staff from Greb Industries Limited presdient Stanley B. Frieze regarding the relocation of the administration offices, distribution and customer service facilites from Kitchener to 6500 Millcreek Drive in Mississauga.

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Facilities : specification of labour and material for office building for the Greb Shoe Co., Kitchener, Ontario.

File consists of material relating to the specifications for the construction of the Greb Shoe Company office building in Kitchener, Ontario. Includes a carbon copy of the ts. specifications supplied by Jenkins & Wright, architects (Kitchener, ON), and proposals and correspondence relating to the building contract.

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Financial : correspondence of Erwin C. Greb.

File consists of incoming and outgoing correspondence of Erwin C. Greb with Bank of Toronto branch managers Thomas How and E.W. Lamprey regarding the finances of the Greb Shoe Company. Some letters are marked 'personal'.

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Financial statements : Berlin Shoe Manufacturing Company Limited and Greb Shoe Company Limited.

File consists of the financial statements for the Berlin Shoe Manufacturing Company Limted for the years ending December 31, 1913 to 1915, and for the Greb Shoe Company Limited for the years ending December 31, 1916 to 1918. Statements prepared by Scully and Scully, accountants (Berlin/Kitchener, ON).

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Financial statements : Greb Industries Limited and subsidiary companies.

File consists of financial statements for Greb Industries Limited and its subsidiary companies as of January 3, 1976. Includes financial statements for Greb Industries Limited, Greb Shoes Limited, Bauer Canadian Skate Inc., Collins Safety Shoes Limited, Greb Realty Limited, and Canada Skate Company Limited. Statements were prepared by Touch Ross & Co., chartered accountants (Kitchener, ON).

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Financial statements : Greb Shoe Company Limited.

File consists of financial statements for the Greb Shoe Company Limited for the years ending December 31, 1941 and 1945-1948. Statements were prepared by Thorne, Mulholland, Howson & McPherson, chartered accountants (Toronto, ON).

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Financial statements : Valentine and Martin Limited.

File consists of financial statements for Valentine and Martin Limited for the years ending December 31, 1943-1950. Statements were prepared by Thorne, Mulholland, Howson & McPherson, chartered accountants (Toronto, ON). File also includes a statement of shareholders' assets and liabilties for January 2, 1951.

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Greb Footnotes.

File consists of four issues of the employee newsletter Greb Footnotes. Includes vol. 1, no. 1, 3, 4, and 9.

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Greb Hiking Bureau.

File consists of material relating to the Greb Hiking Bureau and hiking in Canada. Includes publicity material created by the Greb Hiking Bureau: pamphlets, reports, news releases, and a Canadian hiking trail guide. File also includes a carbon copy of a speech given by Charles E. Greb to the Kitchener YMCA about hiking, Bruce Trail Association membership cards, and a brochure about the 1972 Okotoberfest road races, sponsord by Greb Industries Limited.

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Greb Hush Puppies : colouring contest.

File consists of material relating to the 1971 Hush Puppies colouring contest national advertising campaign. Includes a ts. description of the campaign, an advertisment for Hush Puppies retailers, and an advertisement clipped from the Kitchener-Waterloo Record.

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Greb Industries Limited clippings.

File consists of a scrapbook containing press clippings related to Greb Industries Limited. Clippings are loose between pages. Most pages of the scrapbook are blank.

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Greb Industries Limited fonds.

Fonds consists of records relating to the history, administration, and operations of Greb Industries Limited and its predecessors, the Greb Shoe Company Limited and the Berlin Shoe Manufacuring Company Limited, as well as its subsidiary companies. Includes letters patent and by-laws, minutes, financial statements, annual reports, correspondence and memoranda, legal documents, press clippings, newsletters, reports, presentations, advertisements, photographs, ephemera, and audio and video recordings.

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Greb Shoe clippings.

File consists of a scrapbook containing press clippings related to Greb Shoes. Clippings are loose between pages. Some pages of the scrapbook are blank.

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Greb Shoe Quarter Century Club.

File consists of material relating to the Greb Shoe Quarter Century Club, including the launch of the club in 1953, annual banquets, and the chapters in Winnipeg and Trois-Rivieres. Includes press clippings (some photocopies), news releases, programs from annual banquets, and correspondence, including a letter to Harry Greb from L.O. Breithaupt, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.

Includes two photographs, one of long service members Frederick and Milt Daub and employee Walter Daub; and one of the head table at the inaugeral banquet.

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Greb Shoes Employees' Association : minutes, 1952-1957 (file 1 of 3).

File consists of material relating to the formation and operation of the Greb Shoes Employees' Association. Includes a petition requesting to organize the GSEA, memoranda from management to employees, the association constitution, notices and agendas for meetings, minutes of meetings from March 1952 to January 1958, financial statements, and membership rosters from 1952 to 1957.

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Greb Shoes Employees' Association : minutes, 1952-1957 (file 2 of 3).

File consists of material relating to the formation and operation of the Greb Shoes Employees' Association. Includes a petition requesting to organize the GSEA, memoranda from management to employees, the association constitution, notices and agendas for meetings, minutes of meetings from March 1952 to January 1958, financial statements, and membership rosters from 1952 to 1957.

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Greb Shoes Employees' Association : minutes, 1952-1957 (file 3 of 3).

File consists of material relating to the formation and operation of the Greb Shoes Employees' Association. Includes a petition requesting to organize the GSEA, memoranda from management to employees, the association constitution, notices and agendas for meetings, minutes of meetings from March 1952 to January 1958, financial statements, and membership rosters from 1952 to 1957.

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Greb Shoes prior to 1950.

File consists of material relating to the Greb Shoe Company and Valentine and Martin Company prior to 1950. Includes press clippings (some photocopies), Christmas cards from Valentine and Martin, and an agreement between Charles E. Greb and Erwin C. Greb regarding the purchase of Valentine and Martin shares.

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Greb Shoes, 1950s.

File consists of material relating to Greb Shoes during the 1950s. Includes press clippings (some photocopies and reprints), memoranda to Canada West Shoe Manufacturing Company customers, and a photograph.

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Greb Shoes, 1960s (file 1 of 2).

File consists of press clippings and other material relating to Greb Industries and Greb Shoes during the 1960s, and Charles E. Greb's tenure as manager of the Winnipeg plant. Includes news releases, correspondence, footwear price lists, product tags, a memorandum to retail customers, ts. speeches by Charles E. Greb and J.D. Campbell (vice-president, marketing), and other documents.

Press clippings also relate to local history and news in Kitchener-Waterloo, the death of politician Maitland Steinkopf (also founder of Canada West Shoe Manufacturing Company), and GGD advertising agency (used by Greb). Photographs are of men and women wearing Greb footwear, Hush Puppies displays, an unidentified event attended by Harry and Arthur Greb, and Charles E. Greb awarding Best in Show at the K-W Kennel Club.

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Greb Shoes, 1960s (file 2 of 2).

File consists of press clippings and other material relating to Greb Industries and Greb Shoes during the 1960s, and Charles E. Greb's tenure as manager of the Winnipeg plant. Includes news releases, correspondence, footwear price lists, product tags, a memorandum to retail customers, ts. speeches by Charles E. Greb and J.D. Campbell (vice-president, marketing), and other documents.

Press clippings also relate to local history and news in Kitchener-Waterloo, the death of politician Maitland Steinkopf (also founder of Canada West Shoe Manufacturing Company), and GGD advertising agency (used by Greb). Photographs are of men and women wearing Greb footwear, Hush Puppies displays, an unidentified event attended by Harry and Arthur Greb, and Charles E. Greb awarding Best in Show at the K-W Kennel Club.

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Greb Shoes, 1970s.

File consists of press clippings and other material relating to Greb Industries and Greb Shoes during the 1970s. Includes articles and advertisements clipped from newspapers and magazines (some photocopies), memoranda from the company president to employees regarding organizational changes, news releases, ms. notes, and ephemera.

File also includes a photograph of the basset hound Velvet, as well as sundry documents such as a sales conference agenda, restructuring proposal, a speech given by Harry Greb to a GSEA banquet, etc.

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Greb Shoes, 1980s.

File consists of material relating to Greb Industries Limited and the career and community involvement of Charles E. Greb during the 1980s. Includes press clippings (some photocopied), correspondence addressed to Greb, ephemera, and a photograph of the site of a Greb Shoes factory before construction. Includes a letter from Prime Minister Trudeau's correspondence assistant thanking Greb for a letter sent in support of Trudeau's peace initiatives.

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Greb Shoes, 1990s.

File consists of press clippings (some print-outs from the World Wide Web) and correspondence relating to Greb Industries Limited during the 1990s. Most clippings relate to the 1990 closing of Greb Shoes in Kitchener. File also includes correspondence (some faxed) and clippings relating to an article in the Kitchener-Waterloo Record about the reconstruction of the old city hall clock tower in Kitchener's Victoria Park.

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Greb Shoes, 2000-2005.

File consists of press clippings, including some print-outs from the World Wide Web, relating to the history of Greb Industries Limited and the 2003 closure of the Bauer Nike Hockey Inc. plant in Cambridge. File also includes colour print-outs of portions of the web sites of Hush Puppies and Kodiak Boots, and a brochure advertising Kodiak footwear.

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Hiking clippings.

File consists of a scrapbook containing press clippings related to hiking and hiking trails. Clippings are loose between pages. Some pages of the scrapbook are blank.

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Historical miscellaneous.

File consists of material relating to the history, administration, and operations of Greb Industries and Greb Shoes. Includes sundry documents such as press clippings (some photocopies and print-outs from the World Wide Web), memoranda, leases, correspondence, reports, photocopied agreements, and ephemera.

Includes ts. notes from an interview with J.D. Campbell (vice president, marketing), American Standards Association specifications for protective occupational footwear (1943), and a letter regarding the War Expenditures Committee on Army Boot charges (1945), which mentions the Greb Shoe Company. The leases are for machinery leased by the Berlin Shoe Manufacturing Company Limited.

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Hush Puppies Advertising and marketing conference : Djerba, Tunisia.

File consists of a collection of ts. presentations given at the first world wide Hush Puppies advertising and marketing conference held in Djerba, Tunisia, in February 1968. Presentations are from the following countries: USA, Netherlands, South Africa, Canada, France, West Germany, England, El Salvador, Australia, Sweden, Japan, Austria, and Mexico. File also includes an unrelated press clipping about Velvet, the Hush Puppies basset hound mascot.

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Hush Puppies Brand

Series consists of records relating to the Hush Puppies brand of footwear and international meetings of Hush Puppies licencees. Includes newsletters; conference presentations; and correspondence, press clippings, and other material relating to the organization and publicity of the 1974 Hush Puppies World Conference, part of which was hosted by Greb Industries Limited in Kitchener.

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Hush Puppies International Exchange.

File consists of six issues of the newsletter Hush Puppies International Exchange, published by Wolverine Shoe and Tanning Corporation (Rockford, MI) for Hush Puppies licencees. Includes vol. 1, no. 1; vol, 2, no. 1, 2, 3; vol. 3, no. 1, 2.

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Hush Puppies licencees meeting : Februrary, 1968.

File consists of a presentation about Greb Shoes given at the international Hush Puppies licencees meeting in Tunis in 1968. Contains information about the history of the company and Greb's experience with Hush Puppies, as well as the development of advertising and marketing at Greb. Presenters included Jack Campbell, Jerry Goodis, and Charles E. Greb. The presentation is divided by tabs for the years 1959 to 1968, followed by a section entited "Slides and commercials".

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Hush Puppies World Conference, 1974.

File consists of photographs taken during the Kitchener portion of the Hush Puppies World Conference in 1974. Most photographs were taken during an Okotoberfest dinner and dance held for the delegates at the Concordia Club. File also photographs of conference delegates disembarking a plane, standing in front of the Greb Industries administrative offices, having conversations, and visiting the Royal Canadian Yacht Club and Toronto Island. Duplicate photographs may be present.

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Hush Puppies World Conference, 1974.

File consists of material relating to the organization and publicity of the Kitchener portion of the Hush Puppies World Conference held in 1974. Includes news releases, press clippings, incoming and outgoing correspondence of Charles E. Greb (including thank-you letters from conference delegates), agendas, Wolverine advertising material, and other documents.

File also includes photographs of Charles E. Greb [at the Calgary portion of the conference?], the delegates outside the Greb offices on Ardelt Avenue (Kitchener), and others.

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Incorporation and Board of Directors

Series consists of records relating to the incorporation and administration of the Greb Shoe Company Limited. Includes letters patent; by-laws; minutes of meetings of the board of directors from the date of incorporation on June 9, 1916, to October 30, 1930; and agreements.

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Letters patent and by-laws.

File consists of a leather-bound volume in which are pasted the letters patent and by-laws for the Greb Shoe Company Limited, created in 1916; special by-laws passed during the life of the company; and the acceptance by the Province of Ontario of the surrender of the company's letters patent in 1931. Volume also includes a register of shareholders.

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Management : portraits.

File consists of portraits of senior managers and directors: Charles E. Greb, Harry Greb, Ross Hahn, Erwin C. Greb, Jack Campbell, Bill Moorby, Arnold C. Austen, and one unidentifed man. Some of the photographs were used in The Greb Story. File also includes a press clipping about the appointment of Peter B. Mason as a director of Greb Industries Limited.

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Notebook 1.

File consists of a small leather-bound binder of note paper containing ms. and ts. notes, probably belonging to Erwin C. Greb. Includes charts relating to the costs of producing footwear, including the materials, equipment, and overhead expenses. Also includes notes relating to inventory, a recipe for tan cleaner, etc.

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Notebook 2.

File consists of a leather-bound notebook and 1915 calendar made by The Breithaupt Leather Co. Limited. Contains ms. notes and financial information. Most pages are blank.

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Notebook 3.

File consists of a leather-bound binder of note paper containing ms. and ts. notes. Includes charts relating to estimated and actual costs of producing footwear, including the materials and overhead expenses. Also includes notes relating to inventory and output, price lists, etc.

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Notice regarding by-laws.

File consists of a statutory agreement and a notice regarding special by-law no. 6 (to change the number of directors) of the Greb Shoe Company Limited.

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Operations : production reports.

File consists of ts. and ms. production reports, including numbers for standard screw, welts, and stitchdown types of footwear. One report describes production for the Greb Shoe Company Limited from 1933 to 1948, and the other untitled report describes production from 1936 to 1949.

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Operations : Vylyt soles.

File consists of correspondence among Charles E. Greb, Ross E. Hahn (assistant General Manager) and the Vylyt Corporation (New York, NY) regarding the use of Vylyt soles for Greb footwear. File also includes three pages clipped from the April, 1953 issue of Shoe & Leather Journal containing advertisements for Greb retail customers.

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Personnel : employees manuals.

File consists of two employees manuals for Greb Shoes Limited/Greb Industries Limited, one for Kitchener and one for Winnipeg. File also includes a copy of the group pension plan and an article about the Greb plant in Winnipeg.

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Personnel : executive salary review.

File consists of three executive salary review statements, containing information about the salary adjustments for the president and vice-presidents of Greb Industries Limited for 1971, 1972, and 1973.

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Personnel : names of employees compiled for the twin city directory.

File consists of carbon copies of lists of employees and their addresses compiled for inclusion in the Vernon city directories for Kitchener-Waterloo. Includes lists of employees at the Valentine and Martin factory at 300 Breithaupt Street for 1946, 1947, 1949, and 1950; and at the Greb Shoes factory at 72 St. Leger Street for 1953-1957, 1959, and [196-?]. File also includes blank forms from Vernon Directories Limited.

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Personnel : vacations.

File consists of letters and memoranda to employees from Erwin C. Greb regarding summer and Christmas vacations. File also includes a letter from the foremen to Greb on behalf of the employees, thanking him for a paid summer vacation.

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Photographs

Series consists of photographs documenting significant events in the life of the Greb company, as well as production, employees, and facilities. Subjects include employees working, Quarter Century Club banquets, Greb plants and offices, a Hush Puppies World Conference, a building dedication, and employee group shots. Some of the photographs were most likely taken for public relations purposes.

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Photographs used in book.

File consists of photographs and one advertisment used as images in The Greb Story. Some photographs include ts. or ms. cutlines taped to the verso. Not all photographs and advertisements used in the book are present in the file. Duplicate photographs may be present.

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Print-outs of scanned photographs.

File consists of colour print-outs of scanned photographs, probably created by Charles E. Greb in preparation for The Greb Story, as some of the images appear in the book. Includes images of Erwin C. Greb in his office and with his wife Clara, Harry Greb, Arthur Greb (including some of him in British Columbia where he managed the "Yellow Label" chain of stores), Charles Greb Sr. (including a group portrait with William Lyon Mackenzie King), Charles E. Greb in 1999, and Hush Puppies advertisements.

Some of the images can be found as photographs in other files. File also includes photocopies pages from A History of Kitchener, Ontario by W.V. (Ben) Uttley (1937) and photocopied ms. notes.

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Production.

File consists of photographs of footwear production, including photographs of employees on production lines, in warehousing facilities, and in offices.

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Production : mounted photographs.

File consists of mounted photographs of the interior of the Greb Shoes factory, showing employees at work on footwear production lines. File also includes a photograph of Erwin Greb in the Greb Shoes office, adjoining the factory on Queen Street in Kitchener.

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Public Relations

Series consists of material relating to the public relations activities of Greb Industries Limited, and in particular to the Greb Hiking Bureau, a project organized by Greb Shoes to promote recreational hiking in Canada, but also includes material relating to the Oktoberfest road races, sponsored by the company. Includes pamphlets, reports, news releases, and other material.

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Purchase of Canada West : letter.

File consists of a photostat copy of a letter to Charles E. Greb from barristers Pitblado, Hoskin, & Co. (Winnipeg, MB) regarding the purchase price paid by Greb Industries for the assests of the Canada West Shoe Manufacturing Company Limited and Calumet Shoe Company Limited.

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Quarter Century Club.

File consists of photographs taken at Quarter Century Club banquets in Kitchener and Trois-Rivieres. Includes photographs of club members receiving a gift, and group portraits. Some photographs include Harry Greb and Arthur C. Greb. Duplicate photographs are present.

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Ratchford drawings and board table : correspondence.

File consists of correspondence between Charles E. Greb and John Simth (general manager, Greb Kitchener Operations) regarding four original pictures by local artist Douglas Ratchford (gifts to Harry Greb in the 1970s) kept at Greb's Kitchener location, and the board room table and chairs belonging to Charles E. Greb.

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References : endnote 1.

File consists of a ledger (photocopy) kept by Charles Greb from 1884 to 1933, and material (photocopied) relating to Greb's hardware and hotel businesses in Zurich, Ontario where he lived before moving to Berlin (now Kitchener) in 1909. Includes a receipt to Greb from Charles Hartleib for the stock of the hardware store in Zurich, a press clipping about the history of the store, ms. notes, statements from the Waterloo Bond Corporation, and ts. notes by Charles E. Greb about the ledger.

These notes indicate that the ledger records transactions relating to the hardware store or the Huron Hotel (1884-1904); judgements made by Greb as a Justice of the Peace for Huron County (1906-1908); and transactions from building renovations, investments, loans, etc. (1909-1933).

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