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10¢ marshmallow bar and toffee.

Contains pamphlet on how to make English toffees, formulas, correspondence, memoranda, and minutes of a candy product meeting.

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1303 sugar, new labour rate.

Contains formulas and standard cost cards listing ingredient and packaging costs from the Hard Candy, Cream and Gum and Pann Room Departments.

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1964 budget.

A copy of Dare Food's Limited's budget in 1964, specifically for the company's Western Division. Also includes a copy of the 1963 and 1965 budgets for Dare Foods Limited Western Division.

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1967 Surrey, BC strike.

File consists of material relating to a strike by workers at the Dare Foods Limited biscuit plant in Surrey, British Columbia, in 1967. Includes newspaper clippings and a pamphlet issued by the Bakery and Confectionery Workers International Union of America, AFL-CIO.

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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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Account ledger.

Contains an account ledger that is handwritten and contains lists of employees and pay for pay periods.

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Advertising.

File consists of three advertisements, one for Doerr's pure candy, one for Dare Foods Ltd. opening a factory in British Columbia and one for Dare sandwich biscuits as well as two order forms.

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Alex Groot.

Contains correspondence inviting C.M. Dare on a European tour of biscuit factories, regarding chocolate mould, and regarding Spooner machinery. File also includes advertisements in English and German from Alex Groot of Alex Groot Reg’d, an importer of and manufacturers’ agent for machinery and equipment used in chocolate, confectionary, biscuit and bakery industries. A recipe for the manufacturing of milk and dark chocolates as per sample “Holsatia” from Alex Groot is also included.

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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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Almond Crisp Cookies.

Contains one Almond Crisp Cookies tin tie package. The package contained 13 ounces of cookies.

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Analysis of marketing and sales department, November 11, 1974.

Contains the Analysis of marketing and sales department by G. M. Brock, November 11, 1974, copy three of three. The report has an index and is divided into the following tabs: Organization Chart, Control, Delegation of Authority, Communication in the Marketing Department, Attitudes of Key Individuals, Surrey Operation, Organizational Strengths, Organization Objectives, Recommendations on Organizational Changes, Evaluation of Human Resources, Appendix 1 – Existing Job Descriptions, Appendix 2 – Draft Job Descriptions, Appendix 3 – Objectives, and Standards of Performance in Marketing Management.

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Annual dinner programme.

File consists of one programme and menu for the Dare Foods 1st annual dinner, held December 12, 1944 at the Grand River Golf & Country Club, Bridgeport.

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Annual dinner programme.

File consists of one programme and menu for the Dare Foods 4th annual dinner, held December 18, 1947 at the Trails End Hotel, Conestoga.

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Annual dinner programme.

File consists of one programme and menu for the Dare Foods 2nd annual dinner, held December 27, 1945 at the Trails End Hotel, Conestoga.

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Archway franchise.

Contains correspondence, agreements, and lists of assets regarding both the acquisition and the termination of the agreement between Archway Cookies Inc. and Dare Foods Limited.

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Archway.

Contains correspondence and documents regarding Archway franchise sales, personnel and includes documents pertaining to the sale of the franchise to Hollandia Bakeries.

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Arnott's : Breton crackers carton.

A carton used to package Arnott's Breton cracker biscuits, a Breton cracker product possibly made under license by Arnott's in Australia.

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Artifacts.

Ephemeral items created or accumulated by Dare Foods Limited.

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Audition CHNO Sudbury.

Contains one audio reel of an audition for CHNO Sudbury, Ontario, sponsored by Dare Foods Limited.

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B.C. branch 10 (file 8 of 9).

Contains one videocassette recording of employees at the British Columbia branch office wishing Carl Dare a happy 75th birthday. Each of the 10 regions submitted a recorded birthday wish for Carl Dare and this is number 10 of 10. These recordings were included in a longer video birthday wish, Mr. C.M. Dare's 75th birthday.

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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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Belmont.

Contains two Belmont cellophane packages. Belmonts were mallows with a jam centre. Each package held 14 1/2 ounces or 20 biscuits and are blue, bronze, purple, and white in colour.

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Best wishes from suppliers.

Contains correspondence from suppliers wishing Dare Foods Limited all the best in their centennial year. The file also includes the key to the city of Edmonton.

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Best-o-bics.

Contains two Best-o-bics cellophane packages. The packages contained 13 and 15 ounces of assorted cookies.

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Big Ned P.r.r.i.d.e. (file 1 of 2).

Contains one audio cassette recording of Big Ned singing his P.r.r.i.d.e. song, which was intended to motivate Dare Foods sales personnel.

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Big Ned P.r.r.i.d.e. (file 2 of 2).

Contains one audio cassette recording of Big Ned singing his P.r.r.i.d.e. song, which was intended to motivate Dare Foods sales personnel.

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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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Biscuit Division plant tour.

Contains records pertaining to the Biscuit Division plant tour. File consists of notes on the company profile of Dare Foods, notes on the role of Dare Foods in the Quebec economy, notes on the purpose and objectives of Dare Foods, a plan of the Kitchener biscuit plant, and descriptions of each area, special rooms and machines in the biscuit plant.

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Biscuit Division production control procedures manual.

Contains one copy of the Dare Foods Limited, Biscuit Division, and Production Control Procedures Manual. The manual was produced by T.O.P. Consulting Services Inc., Kitchener. The manual is divided into three tabs; Production Planning & Forecasting Procedure, Production Scheduling Procedure, and Production Forecast Summary Procedure.

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Biscuit and Cracker Baker.

Contains four issues of Biscuit and Cracker Baker published monthly by the American Trade Publishing Co., New York. The file contains Biscuit and Cracker Baker 41, no. 7; 42, no. 2 and no. 12; and 51, no. 5. Contains advertising and articles pertaining to biscuit and cracker manufacturing and management. It was called The Biscuit and Cracker Baker between 1952 and 1953.

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Biscuit and cracker correspondence course : lessons 1-9.

File consists of material relating to a correspondence course on biscuits and crackers taken by W. J. Hopp from the Technical Institute of the Independent Biscuit Manufacturers' Company. Includes lessons 1-9 and the tests for each lesson completed by Hopp and graded by institute staff.

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Biscuit and cracker correspondence course : lessons 10-18.

File consists of material relating to a correspondence course on biscuits and crackers taken by W. J. Hopp from the Technical Institute of the Independent Biscuit Manufacturers' Company. Includes lessons 10-18 and the tests for each lesson completed by Hopp and graded by institute staff. Also present are correspondence from the institute and from the Biscuit Production Club, certificates of achievement, and a brochure from the Bowes Company Limited about its products (nuts, seeds, spices and other baking ingredients).

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Biscuit and cracker correspondence course : lessons 19-27.

File consists of material relating to a correspondence course on biscuits and crackers taken by W. J. Hopp from the Technical Institute of the Independent Biscuit Manufacturers' Company. Includes lessons 19-27 and the tests for each lesson completed by Hopp and graded by institute staff.

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Biscuit and cracker correspondence course : lessons 28-36.

File consists of material relating to a correspondence course on biscuits and crackers taken by W. J. Hopp from the Technical Institute of the Independent Biscuit Manufacturers' Company. Includes lessons 28-36 and the tests for each lesson completed by Hopp and graded by institute staff.

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Biscuit and cracker handbook : Technical Institute.

File consists of a handbook relating to plant equipment, raw materials, production problems, and formulas for the manufacture of biscuits and crackers, produced by the Technical Institute of the Independent Biscuit Manufacturers' Company. Includes a Spanish-English and English-Spanish glossary of terms used in the biscuit industry. Handbook probably belonged to W.J. Hopp.

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Biscuit cooling, conveying and packing.

Contains one pamphlet entitled Biscuit Cooling, Conveying and Packing. London: Baker Perkins (Exports) Ltd. of Westwood House, [19--], explaining the functions of Baker Perkins (Exports) Ltd. machines.

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Biscuit price pages (file 1 of 2).

Contains price lists for biscuits sold East of Lakehead, Lakehead and West, in Quebec and Newfoundland. Price lists describe products, package weight, case weight, cubic feet of case, and net price delivered to stores and warehouses. Products are listed in categories of packaging type.

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Biscuit price pages (file 2 of 2).

Contains price lists for biscuits sold East of Lakehead, Lakehead and West, in Quebec and Newfoundland. Price lists describe products, package weight, case weight, cubic feet of case, and net price delivered to stores and warehouses. Products are listed in categories of packaging type.

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Breaktime Coconut.

Contains three Breaktime Coconut cookies boxboard packages. Each package contained 8.8 ounces of cookies.

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Breaktime Fudge Cookies.

Contains five Breaktime Fudge Cookies boxboard packages. Each box contained 13 ounces of cookies.

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Bremner Biscuits : historical information.

File consists of historical information on the history of Bremner Biscuits. Includes folders with history and photographs, as well as a written history and company CV.

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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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Breton Minis Garden Vegetable.

Contains three Breton Minis Garden Vegetable crackers boxboard packages. Each box contained eight ounces of bite-size crackers.

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Breton Reduced Fat and Sodium, November 2001.

Contains three Breton Reduced Fat and Sodium crackers boxboard packages. Each package contained eight ounces of crackers. The box notes that the crackers contain 50% less fat and 45% less sodium than regular Breton crackers. Breton crackers were produced at the Dare plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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Breton Sesame, November 2001.

Contains three Breton Sesame crackers boxboard packages. Each box contained eight ounces of crackers. Breton crackers were produced at the Dare Foods Limited plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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Breton.

Contains four Breton Thin Wheat Crackers boxboard packages. Each box contained eight ounces of crackers. The Breton crackers produced in 2001 were manufactured at the Dare plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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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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Brochures (file 2 of 2).

Contains one colour poster advertising Dare Foods Limited schoolhouse promotion. The promotion consisted of customers filling out ballots to win a free cardboard schoolhouse playhouse for children.

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Brown Sugar.

Contains one Brown Sugar cookies tin tie package. The package contained one pound of cookies.

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Bulletins : 1949-1953.

File consists of bulletins and reports from the Biscuit Production Club and the Technical Institute of the Independent Biscuit Manufacturers' Company (both of Chicago, IL). File also includes a letter addressed to "members" from J.C. Russell, production manager at The Dare Company Limited.

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Bulletins : 1954-1960.

File consists of bulletins and correspondence from the Biscuit Production Club and the Technical Institute of the Independent Biscuit Manufacturers' Company, which in 1957 became the Biscuit Bakers Institute, Inc. (both of Chicago, IL). Also present is a list of Biscuit Production Club members.

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Butterscotch Cremes.

Contains one Butterscotch Cremes sandwich biscuits tin tie cookie package. The package contained one pound of cookies.

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Buttons.

Four large buttons featuring the "cookie jar" logo, used by Dare Foods Limited in the 1970's and 1980's. Also includes seven buttons featuring a logo similar to the cartouche logo used by Dare Foods Limited in the 1990's. However, the logo featured on these buttons noticeably includes a distinct gold or yellow outline and bears some resemblance to the current shield logo that was introduced by Dare Foods Limited in 2004.

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By-laws.

File consists of the by-laws no. 1-10 of the company.

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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 Company, Limited : financial statements (file 2 of 5).

Contains 8 C.H. Doerr Company, Limited, financial statements. The report from 1922 was prepared by Gordon Draper & Co. chartered accountants, Toronto; the 1923-1924 reports were prepared by W. E. Johnson & Co., Kitchener; and the 1925-1927 reports were prepared by Oscar Hudson & Company, chartered accountants, Kitchener. These statements also include a balance sheet for the C.H. Doerr Sales Agency.

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C.H. Doerr Company, Limited : financial statements (file 3 of 5).

Contains 9 annual financial statements for C.H. Doerr Company, Limited, prepared by Oscar Hudson & Company, chartered accountants, Kitchener. The statements also include a balance sheet for the C.H. Doerr Sales Agency. The 1934 financial statement was prepared by C. Lorimer Rason, accountant and auditor, Kitchener.

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C.H. Doerr Company, Limited : financial statements (file 4 of 5).

Contains 9 annual financial statements for C.H. Doerr Company, Limited. The 1935-1942 statements were prepared by C. Lorimer Rason, accountant and auditor, Kitchener. The statements between 1935 and 1937 include balance sheets for C.H. Doerr Sales Agency.

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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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