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Kaufman Family collection.

  • SCA173
  • Collection

Consists of fonds related to the personal and professional lives of A.R. Kaufman and W.H. Kaufman, and the family-run business Kaufman Footwear.

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Hockey, 1930's : Kaufman Rubber Co. Industrial "Y" Senior Champions, 1935-1936.

Three copies of a group portrait of the Kaufman Rubber Co. hockey team, seen in uniform.

Back row, left to right: M. Wanamaker (defence), C. Schlote (wing), J. Loth (coach & manager), W. Plomske (wing), M. Kowalski (wing).

Middle row, left to right: W. Goetz (wing), J. Vrooman (centre), S. Snyder (trainer), E. Wildfong (goal), C. Schmidt (defence), H. Current (defence), C. Steppler (centre).

Front row, left to right: J. Connor (mascot), I. Weber (mascot).

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Hockey, 1930's : Kaufman Rubber Co. Industrial "Y" Senior Champions, 1936-1937.

One formal group portrait of the Kaufman Rubber Co. hockey club.

Back row, left to right: C. Guenthen (right defence), C. Schlote (left wing), W. Plomske (right wing), J. Hummel (right defence), M. Kowalski (right wing), E. Rockel (left wing).

Front row, left to right: E. Wildfong (goal), J. Vrooman (centre), J. Loth (manager & coach), C. Schmidt (left defence), H. Voll (goal).

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Hockey, 1930's : Kaufman Rubber Co. Industrial 'Y' Hockey Champions, 1934-1935.

Three copies of a group portraits of the Kaufman hockey team, seen in uniform.

Back row, left to right: A. Shaefer, M. Kowalski, H. Schaefer, M. Wannamaker, C. Schlote, W. Plomski, E. Wannamaker, J. Frank, C. Steppler, J. Loth.

Middle row, left to right: E. Good, A. Bernhardt, H. Current.

Front row, left to right: I. Weber.

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File consists of photographs of employees and events at Kaufman Footwear Includes four images of Gary Peysar, and one of employees at a retirement party ca. 1960:

  • Peysar, Gary
  • Kraft, Lorne
  • Muller, Harold
  • Hummel, George
  • Arvid, Bill
  • Bunch, Norman
  • Phelan, Tom
  • Rausch, Raimund
  • Voisin, Bill
  • Oh, Eddy

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Outings : fishing.

Informal group portrait of 10 men with fish and fishing gear. A.R. Kaufman standing at far right.

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Baseball, 1940's : Kaufman Rubber Co. girls' softball team : 1944 semi-finalists.

Group portrait of the Kaufman Rubber Co. girls' softball team, 1944 semi-finalists.

Back row, left to right: N. Dychuck (second base), R. Frizell (spare), G. Voll (centre field), T. Schnarr (pitcher), B. Godglick (catcher), R. Glushkoff (spare).

Front row, left to right: G. Robertson (short stop), J. Maier (third base), R. Malenchuck (right field), M. Hug (first base), M. Scheffel (pitcher), R. Schaefer (manager).

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Tour of Breithaupt tannery, Hastings, Ont.

Contains one informal portrait of a group standing outside of a building, in front of Breithaupt Leather trucks, on a tour of the Breithaupt tannery in Hastings, Ontario.

Left to right: unidentified Breithaupt employee, unidentified Breithaupt employee, George Banton, Don Comfort, Raymond Boucher, unidentified, Jim Jolly, unidentified, Marc Seguin, Don Keast, Frank Packard, Leo McNamee, Don Mugford, Mr. Breithaupt (President of Breithaupt Leather), I.E. Weber (Vice President, Manufacturing of Kaufman Footwear Limited).

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Kaufman Rubber Co., Limited : employees.

Group portrait of Kaufman Rubber Co. employees seen outdoors in suits and hats.

Back row, left to right: W.S. Wood, J.S. Townsend, S.G. Amero, E.A. Chalk, Jas. Bryant, A.D. Kippen, Harley Henry.

Middle row, left to right: W.H. Semple, F.W. Burril, O.J. Killam, E.E. Code, J.J. Duggan, Geo. Stockand, Frank Henderson.

Front row, left to right: J.S. Pierce, J.S. Lovell, W.E. Wing, A.R. Kaufman, Chester McLure, Murray McGowan, L.B. Hutchinson.

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Kaufman Footwear : John Stebli operating machinery.

Contains two photographs of John Stebli with two other men, one of whom is identified incorrectly on the verso of the photograph as John Lang, MP, but is actually Peter Lang, MP and is first on the left of the photograph. Also includes one photograph of John Stebli with three unidentified men, and one Polaroid of John Stebli operating machinery.

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Photographs : Album

Series consists of photographs originally contained in a photograph album created to demonstrate the activities of the Kaufman Rubber Co. Limited. It includes photographs of the general offices and production departments.

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Parades : Kaufman Rubber Co.: Dominion Day parade float.

Contains one modern print copy negative of an old photograph of the Kaufman Rubber Co. Limited parade float for July 1, 1918. Identification included.

Back row, left to right: Ernie Dunbrook, Leo Cody, George Hainsworth (goaltender for the Montreal Canadians), Bernie Zuber, Ernie Ziegler, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified.

Middle row, left to right: unidentified, I.K. Weber.

Front row, left to right: unidentified, Oliver Schlegel [?], unidentified.

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Retirement event.

Contains two photographs of a retirement party for an unidentified male. Includes an informal group portrait of three unidentified males and four unidentified females.

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Milestone Night, 1995.

Contains slides of employees for Milestone Night. Includes some slides of employees names who received awards for loyal service: Stanislav Kristovic, Fred Bridgman, and William Struth.

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Milestone Night, 1990.

Contains slides taken for Milestone Night. Includes slides of Kaufman memorabilia such as catalogues and newspaper clippings.

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Varsity Grads : one of greatest teams of all.

Contains two modern print copy negatives and one photograph of a newspaper article about the Varsity Grads, Canada's Olympic team from 1928. Caption includes the identification of the players.
Left to right: Charlie Delahey, Rogers Plaxton, Frank Fisher, Ross Taylor, Hugh Plaxton, John (Red) Porter, Dr. Joe Sullivan, Dr. Lou Hudson, Bert Plaxton, and Stuffy Mueller. Also mentioned, but not in the photograph, are Dave Trottier, Frank Sullivan and Grant Gordon.
It is unknown what connection this photograph has to Kaufman Rubber Co., Limited.

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Photographs taken for written standard practice reports.

Contains six negatives of photographs most likely taken for a written standard practice report. Includes photographs of assembly line and machinery. A note on the original envelope connects these negatives to reports M-5-1-2-3-4 and -6 and M-5-5.

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Milestone Night.

Contains fifty-eight negatives and fifteen photographs of a milestone event to honour employees. Includes several unidentified individuals in formal group portraits and casual group snapshots of the event.

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Kaufman Footwear : warehouse in Hamilton.

Contains fourteen photographs of the interior and exterior of the Kaufman Footwear Limited Hamilton warehouse at 605 Rennie Street, including racks of rubber boots and other production areas.

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Kaufman Footwear fonds : 2005 accrual.

Accrual consists of records retained by members of the Kaufman Family relating to Kaufman Footwear. Most files originated with A.R. Kaufman and include factory orders and memoranda, catalogues, material relating to shoe testing, material relating to the history of the company and photographs. Fonds contains clippings, correspondence, ephemera, publications, mss., newsletters, photographs, and videocassettes,.

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Kaufman Footwear fonds.

Fonds consists of material relating to the history, operation and products of the Kaufman Rubber Company, later Kaufman Footwear. Includes catalogues of products, documentation of formulae, compounds, in-house "written standard practice" manuals illustrating industrial processes. Includes corespondence, clippings, ephemera, memoranda, photographs, publications, reports, and sound recordings.

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Baseball, 1920's : Twin City soft ball champions, 1921.

Contains one posed portrait of the Twin City soft ball champions from 1921, their shirts say KR Co. Identified are:
Back row, left to right: H. Young, O. Burghardt, O. Toletski, J. Frank, C. Erdman, I. Weber.
Front row, left to right: W. Roehr, O. Hamel, E. Weber, G. Musselman, A. Levine, G. Hainsworth.

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The rubber footwear industry.

File consists of one (typed, 11 pp.) history of the rubber industry and rubber manufacturing at Kaufman. Prepared by C.W. Fowler and W.H. Bechtel.

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File consists of correspondence between Gary Peysar and other employees and departments at Kaufman Footwear

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Calender roll grinding.

File consists of documentation prepared for the Department of Co-ordination and Placement at the University of Waterloo by Jack Frost on calender roll grinding.

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Barwell extruder.

File consists of materials relating to the Barwell extruder. Includes a user manual, a write up on how to fix a problem, and information on an upgrade that was done to the machine.

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