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Kaufman Family collection. Kaufman Footwear
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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.

Kaufman Family

Administration

Series consists of material relating to the administration of various aspects of Kaufman Rubber operations from 1927 to 1986. There are many gaps and the files are from several departments. Includes annual production reports from 1933 to 1955, sales reports from 1932-1964, records of special orders, government contracts, memoranda, and cost accounting information.

Kaufman Footwear

Sales reports.

Contains sales lists of various lines of shoes with totals. Binder belonging to C.D.P.

Kaufman Footwear

Year production reports, 1936-1937.

Contains the tennis production report and the rubber production report. Includes lines of shoes or boots with the number of pairs sold and what countries they were sold in.

Kaufman Footwear

Administration : Advertising and Sales

Series consists of material relating to advertising and marketing Kaufman products, particularly as directed to the retailer. Includes advertising portfolios, presentation materials, memoranda, catalogues containing advertising information for retailers. This series is not comprehensive.

Kaufman Footwear

Administration : Labour Relations

Series consists of material relating primarily to the strike of Kaufman workers in 1960 and the collective agreement in 1988 between the United Rubber Workers of America and Kaufman Footwear. Includes correspondence, memoranda, court records, clippings, and a case study.

Kaufman Footwear

Administration : Splashguards

Series consists of material relating to the production and marketing of splashguards, which are installed on trucks to control spray from the tires. The series is not comprehensive. Includes correspondence, designs, ephemera, memoranda and photographs.

Kaufman Footwear

Manufacturing.

Contains material relating to the manufacturing of splashguards. Includes memoranda, order information, and 10 photographs of splashguards, includding 2 polaroid snapshots. Identified are Bev McFarlane and Harold Lauber.

Kaufman Footwear

Product development and notes.

Contains material relating to splashguard production at Kaufman Footwear. Includes Memoranda, correspondence, design plans, and production notes.

Kaufman Footwear

Scheduling.

Contains material relating to splashguard scheduling. Includes dimensions and physical details, memoranda, customer addresses, production schedules, scheduling information, and price lists.

Kaufman Footwear

Centenary Committee : Historical Documents

Series consists of material collected by or submitted to the Centenary Committee for the purpose of preparing a history for the 100th Anniversary of the company. Consists of original items which might originally have been filed elsewhere but for which no adequate context was maintained or can be determined.

Kaufman Footwear

Awards.

Contains an award presented to Kaufman Footwear by the Region of Waterloo Employer of the Year Committee for employment equity in the hiring of persons with disabilities.

Kaufman Footwear

Releases and memoranda.

Contains announcements, memoranda, news releases, correspondence, and notes regarding events at Kaufman Footwear. Includes a memorandum to employees on the change of the name in 1964.

Kaufman Footwear

Kaufman, A.R. : biographical.

Contains material relating to a speech by W.K. Toole, "A.R. Kaufman - The Man Behind the Name". Includes notes and a Kaufman Footwear 70th Anniversary booklet.

Kaufman Footwear

Centenary Committee : Working Files

Series consists of material relting to the Centenary Committee's research on creating a company archive and on publicizing the company's history through participation in the Kitchener Downtown Mural Programme. Includes correspondence, ephemera, clippings, memoranda, and articles.

Kaufman Footwear

Kaufman Footwear Mural : Kitchener Downtown Mural Programme.

Contains material relating to Kaufman Footwear's involvement in the Kitchener Downtown Mural Programme. Includes the artist Monte Wright's description of the Kaufman Footwear mural, memoranda, correspondence, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and potential mural artist Nicholas Rees' curriculum vitae. Includes three photographs in colour of the mural, taken by K-W Record.

Kaufman Footwear

Posters.

Contains material relating to the framing of sales posters. Includes receipts, invoices, and memoranda.

Kaufman Footwear

Compound sheets.

Contains compound sheets with a list of the materials used for the compound and the total weight of the compound. All sheets initialled by W.H.B. (William H. Bechtel).

Kaufman Footwear

Production control, Brent Weber.

Contains the master production plan for 1993. Includes production forecasts for Foamtread Casuals; Desmas; loose felt pacs; waterproof footwear; waterproof industrial footwear; Mudwalkers; Sorels; Batavia Sorels; TPR Sorels; Autoclave Sorels; UTI/TR Sorels; PVC Sorels; Jiffys; waterproof clothing; Kingtreads; Foamtread slippers; Sorel cement sport boots; Sorel Ultra injection boots; loose insoles; Defroster cements; Black Diamond steel toed boots; Sorel Laurentians; and the shipping program.

Kaufman Footwear

Compound sheets and notes from J.C.H.

Contains compound sheets with a list of the materials used for the compound and the total cost of the compound. Includes notes by J.C. Howard. Originally in a binder labelled "I. Weber".

Kaufman Footwear

Compounds : 220-500.

Binder belonging to I.E. Weber, Vice-President, Manufacturing. Contains compound sheets with a list of the materials used for the compound and the total cost of the compound. These are all initialled "W.H.B." (W.H. Bechtel, Laboratory).

Kaufman Footwear

Compounds : 500-1000.

Binder belonging to I.E. Weber, Vice-President, Manufacturing. Contains compound sheets with a list of the materials used for the compound and the total cost of the compound. These are all initialled "W.H.B." (W.H. Bechtel, Laboratory).

Kaufman Footwear

Factory memo binder (file 2 of 2).

Binder labelled "I. Weber". Contains Kaufman footwear office memos relating to various factory and office issues including information on floor plans, parts, machinery, materials and other issues, arranged alphabetically by topic.

Kaufman Footwear

Injection Arctic Pac.

Contains material relating to manufacturing and production of boots. Includes memoranda regarding the production, dimensions and moulds of injection Arctic Pacs and Otters. Includes rubber samples, correspondence to and from I.E. Weber, marketing goals for injection Arctic Pacs, and newspaper advertisement clippings.

Kaufman Footwear

Master batch compounds : I.E. Weber.

Contains master batch compound sheets with a list of the materials used for the compound and the total cost of the compound. Originally in a binder belonging to I.E. Weber, Vice-President Manufacturing. Each page is initialled "W.H.B." (William H. Bechtel).

Kaufman Footwear

Miscellaneous.

Contains material relating to marketing and management leadership strategies. Includes workshop and conference information, photocopies of business related articles, newspaper clippings, a memorandum outlining the marketing strategies for Oomphie shoes, statistics and surveys relating to the footwear business.

Kaufman Footwear

Piece work rates (file 1 of 2).

Contains piece work prices for: back hand cutting; gum hand cutting; handle die cutting; outsole cutting; clicker cutting; packing room; trimming; sole table; fur trimm; heel room; quarter room; tennis; and suspenders. Originally in a binder belonging to I.E. Weber, Vice-President Manufacturing.

Kaufman Footwear

Piece work rates (file 2 of 2).

Contains piece work prices for: back hand cutting; gum hand cutting; handle die cutting; outsole cutting; clicker cutting; packing room; trimming; sole table; fur trimm; heel room; quarter room; tennis; and suspenders. Originally in a binder belonging to I.E. Weber, Vice-President Manufacturing.

Kaufman Footwear

Vibram pistons.

Contains material relating to the Vibram type sole pistons. Includes memoranda regarding Vibram pistons and lug soles, and Vibram sole production and manufacturing details. Includes correspondence to and from I.E. Weber, information on P-82 steel toe moulds, blueprints of a lug sole engraving, and notes regarding the Vibram sole pistons.

Kaufman Footwear

Feelings.

Contains single-page advertisements for publication in magazines.

Kaufman Footwear

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