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50th anniversary : photographs.

File consists of 62 photographs taken during Electrohome's 50th anniversary celebrations. Includes photographs of the anniversary dinner, program, and dance; a parade; and other events. Includes photographs of Carl A. Pollock giving speeches, singing, and posing with a cake. File may contain duplicates of some photographs.

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40th anniversary : photographs.

File consists of 31 photographs taken at Electrohome's 40th anniversary celebrations. Includes photographs of Arthur B. Pollock, his wife Racie (Boehmer), and Carl A. Pollock. File may contain duplicates of some photographs.

Electrohome

Gordon Fraser wedding photographs.

  • SCA253-GA264
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1948

23 photographs from the wedding of Gordon Fraser and Olive A. Rennie, June 20, 1946 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Includes photographs of the church interior, as well as of the bridal party at the reception at the bride's home at 35 Fairview Ave., Kitchener. Also includes one mounted photograph of the wedding of George Biehn to Elva Capling, in which Gordon Fraser was best man.

Fraser, Gordon

Siegner, John and Mary Shafer.

Two portraits of John Siegner and Mary Shafer taken on the occasion of their marriage. One is a portrait of the couple standing outdoors in their coats and the other is a studio portrait of the couple standing together in suit and dress.

Schneider, J.M. family

Augustine, John Ross and Annette Helene Gofton : wedding.

A portrait of John Ross Augustine and his wife Annette Helen Gofton taken June 19, 1952 on their wedding day. Some family members and friends are also in the portrait.

Left to right: Unidentified usher, Mary Ham (nee Augustine), Albert Jacob Augustine, Annette Helen Gofton, John Ross Augustine, Ms. Gofton (sister of the bride), Jean Hempill, Mr. Finn (usher).

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Photographs.

Two photographs of Frances Kathleen Montgomery. Includes one portrait and one of Montgomery standing in front of a house wearing academic robes.

Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra.

File consists of three photographs showing the members of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, in which William Pope Clement played the viola for twenty-five years, and was a Life Director. William can be seen in the orchestra in two of the photographs.

Clement Bowlby Family

Plant 3 opening.

File consists of 39 photographs of the construction of Plant 3 (Wellington Street) and the official opening ceremony. Includes informal progress photographs, photographs of speeches during the opening ceremony (including some of Carl A. Pollock), and photographs of the reception.

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Colour TV introduction.

File consists of two copies of a photograph of two men standing with a colour TV chassis.

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Facilities : Plant 2 : Victoria Street, Kitchener.

File consists of eight photographs of the Electrohome plant at 480 Victoria Street North in Kitchener (Plant 2). Includes aerial photographs, and a photograph of the construction of an addition to the plant.

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Visual material : file 15.

File consists of a photograph of a model with an Electrohome phonograph, and a photograph of employees with the first organs off the production line in Plant 3.

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Satellite sound.

File consists of material relating to the promotion of Electrohome's Satellite Sound system and the satellite sound concept. Includes incoming and outgoing memoranda and correspondence, typed notes, leaflets, news releases, ms. notes, an advertisement proof, two photographs (plus copies) of the sound system, and copies of a typed paper by Ernest J. Leggett (Engineering Department) on Electrohome's 360� Satellites (3 leaves).

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Union.

File consists of two photographs (plus a duplicate) of Carl A. Pollock signing union contracts with other senior managers and union leaders.

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Building (open house).

File consists of 21 snapshots of Electrohome employees and their families taken during plant and showroom open houses.

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Reutz, Harold J.

File consists of material relating to Harold J. Reutz. Includes 5 portraits (plus duplicates) of Reutz and a contact print of Reutz standing with four unidentified men, a news release, a letter, ms. notes, and biographical information. One of the portraits is mounted in a cardboard frame.

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Credit union.

File consists of 71 photographs relating to the Electrohome Employees Credit Union. Includes snapshots of an open house at the Credit Union, of a staff appreciation dinner, and of the Credit Union building; snapshots of Credit Union staff and the board of directors; and portraits of some staff members. Includes a snapshot of Carl A. Pollock at the open house. Some photographs include descriptions on verso, and some have tracing paper taped to them. Duplicate photographs may be present.

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Viewpoint photos : before 1963.

File consists of photographs and snapshots of Electrohome employees, taken for use in the "Viewpoint" column of the employee newsletter Sparks and Chips. Some of the photographs contain identification on verso, and some have been mounted on paper.

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Facilities : Plant 4 : Shanley Street, Kitchener.

File consists of three photographs (plus duplicates) of the Electrohome plant at 152 Shanley Street in Kitchener (Plant 4). File also includes an architect's sketch by Jenkins & Wright, Kitchener, of an addition to the plant with a typed cutline affixed to it.

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Facilities : Plant 1 : Duke Street, Kitchener.

File consists of six photographs (plus duplicates) of the Electrohome plant at 283 Duke Street (formerly 39 Edward Street) in Kitchener (Plant 1). One of the photographs is mounted on board. Includes aerial photographs.

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Schneider, Norman C. : family portrait.

Portrait by Personal Studio, two. copies. Includes identifications:
Back row, left to right: Eric Schneider (Herb's), Gretchen Schneider (Herb's), Herbert Schneider, Betty Reippel Schneider (Herb's wife), Bob White (Brita's husband), Brita Schneider (Mrs. White), Howard Schneider, Betty Lou Becker Schneider (Howard's wife).
Front row, left to right: Nancy Schneider (Herb's), Kurt Schneider (Herb's), George Buck (uncle of Ethel), Greg Schneider (Howie's), Ethel Lapsley Schneider (Norm's wife), Pamela Schneider (Howie's), Norman Schneider, Steve Schneider (Howie's), Ethel's aunt Emma Buck, Chris Schneider (Howie's).

Schneider, J.M. family

Containerization.

File consists of 11 photographs (plus copies) of the inter-plant trucking system implemented in 1963, in which light-weight portable containers replaced tractor-truck units.

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National Sales Executive Club award night.

File consists of two photographs from the 1963 National Sales Executive Club award night. One photograph shows G. William Allendorf receiving an award from Carl Dare and the other shows a group of award winners. Also includes a clipping on the event from the Kitchener-Waterloo Record.

Photo caption from clipping reads: "TOP SALESMEN - Eight Twin City companies honored their top 1963 salesmen last night at the K-W Sales Marketing Executive Club's president night. Shown are (left to right) G. William Allendorf of Galt, Leonard Riley who accepted the award for Reginal Bingeman of Cornwall, Henry Brule of Montreal; (back) Douglas Hall, Joseph Shantzenbacher, who accepted for Marcel Beland of Kapuskasing, Joseph Kustra of Galt and Robert Mitchell."

Dare Foods Limited

Sports events and teams.

File consists of 81 snapshots and photographs of Electrohome employees and sports teams at company sporting events and award ceremonies. Includes photographs of employees playing baseball, hockey, and basketball; golfing; skating; and bowling, as well as children playing games. Includes photographs of men's and women's company sports teams, employee headshots, and a snapshot of Carl A. Pollock on a stage with a snowshoe. Some of the photographs include descriptions on verso.

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Conferences and seminars : 1964.

File consists of seven photographs taken at various Electrohome seminars and sales conferences during 1964. Some of the photographs include descriptions on verso.

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Electrohome World : 1963-1964.

File consists of 50 photographs probably collected for use in the company publication Electrohome World during 1963 and/or 1964. Includes photographs of Electrohome dealers and sales staff in Canada and the U.S.; merchandise displays at dealer stores; dealers at conferences, dinners, and on a plant tour; Carl A. Pollock and H.W. Main together with dealers and other people. File also includes two memoranda, blank news release printing forms, and a negative containing the text "How dealer ingenuity sells Electrohome line."

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Profit-sharing retirement plan.

File consists of photographs relating to Electrohome's profit-sharing retirement plan. Includes photographs and snapshots of employees, some receiving cheques and awards, and photographs taken at an event to celebrate the passing of the $1,000,000 mark by the plan trust fund. Several photographs include Carl A. Pollock. Some photographs were taken for use in the employee newsletter Sparks and Chips and some include identification on verso.

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Retirements : Bertha Becker.

File consists of photographs of Bertha Becker upon her retirement. Includes photographs of Becker at a company dinner, playing an organ, and shaking hands with Carl A. Pollock.

Electrohome

U.S. dealers and conferences.

File consists of 13 photographs (plus duplicates) taken at Electrohome dealer stores, conferences, and trade shows in the U.S. Subjects of photographs include: Carl. A. Pollock with other senior managers, dealers, and politicians, and various showrooms and store windows. Some photographs have ms. cutlines and some contain descriptions on verso. File also includes a memorandum.

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Deilcraft press kit : 1964 furniture show.

File consists of a portfolio of material relating to the line of Deilcraft furniture unveiled at Canada's Furniture Show in 1964. Includes a news release, an advertisement, and two product photographs with typed cutlines. File also includes a news release regarding the appointment of Glen Wightman as Deilcraft sales representative for northwestern Ontario and a portrait of Wightman.

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Events : miscellaneous.

File consists of photographs of events and presentations. Includes a photograph of the presentation of a cheque to the Canadian Mental Health Association, the runner-up in the Miss Grey Cup contest receiveing an Electrohome stereo, and Carl A. Pollock doing a draw (on verso: "Reader's Digest Promotion").

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Plant 6 : industrial park.

File consists of material relating to the announcement and construction of Plant 6 in Kitchener's industrial park. Includes a news release, three photographs of the ground-breaking ceremony, and four photographs of the plant at various stages of construction. Pictured with Carl A. Pollock at the ground-breaking ceremony are Art Balabazuk, R.D. Armstrong, and Kitchener Mayor Keith Hymmen.

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Production spotlight : 1962-1964.

File consists of 11 photographs (plus duplicates) of employees at work in various departments, including sales, design, engineering, and on production lines. Some photographs include identification on verso.

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Scholarship winners.

File consists of six photographs and portraits (plus duplicates) of winners of the Electrohome Electronics Education award. Includes some photographs of Carl A. Pollock with scholarship winners. Some photographs include identification on verso.

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Electronic organs : products and press conference.

File consists of 18 photographs and 1 negative of Electrohome electronic organs, a press conference introducing the Allegro organ and featuring musician Paul Berg, and a customer with her organ strapped to the top of her car. Other organs identified in the photographs include Clarion, Cathedral, Canterbury, Richelieu, Concord, and Rhythm King. Some photographs were taken for use in company publications including Sparks and Chips. Some photographs have typed cutlines stapled to them. Duplicate photographs are present. File also includes a ms. organ price list.

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Suggestion plan.

File consists of photographs of Electrohome employees receiving suggestion awards from managers. Some include identification on verso, and some include typed cutlines.

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Tour groups and visitors.

File consists of nine photographs of tour groups and visitors to Electrohome's plants and showroom. Some of the photographs include descriptions on verso.

Electrohome

Hopewell Farms.

7 images, b&w and col., 1 with negative. Photographers include Personal Studio, K-W Record, Colurychrome.

Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, Ltd.

Press kit : stereo supplement : 1965-1966.

File consists of a portfolio of material relating to Electrohome's 1965-1966 line of home entertainment products. Includes draft and final versions of news releases, products photographs, and a photograph of Carl A. Pollock with H.W. Main and a speaker chassis.

Electrohome

Stickney, Homer E.

File consists of two portraits and a half-tone print of Homer E. Stickney, and an engraving order form.

Electrohome

Financial Post : Mr. C.A. Pollock

File consists of material relating to an article about Carl A. Pollock published in the Financial Post. Includes four photographs (potentially) used in the article, and the sixth section of the Financial Post from April 3, 1965, which consists of a special feature on the city of Windsor. It is unclear how the items are related.

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Production : appliances.

File consists of eight photographs of employees working on appliance production lines. Some photographs include identification on verso.

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Safety and fire production.

File consists of photographs relating to safety practices at Electrohome. Includes photographs and snapshots of employees receiving safety awards, plant safety committees, a fire drill, signs, safety demonstrations, and other subjects. One photograph has been retouched by hand. Some photographs include identification on verso.

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U.S. market.

File consists of material relating to Electrohome dealers in the U.S., and in particular to Kyle's for Better Living (Pueblo, CO). Includes news releases, press clippings of advertisements for Kyle's, and nine photographs (plus duplicates) of meetings, the remodeling at Kyle's, and the Castanet high-fidelity stereo.

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Electrohome home entertainment products : 1966.

File consists of three portfolios of material relating to Electrohome's 1965-1966 home entertainment product line. Includes news releases, photographs of products with typed cutlines, and copies of an invitation from Robert Lovell to the press preview in Montreal. Portfolios are not identical in content.

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Merchandising manual : Electrohome.

File consists of material relating to the merchandising and display of Electrohome products. Includes product literature about home entertainment products and home appliances, leaflets and a photograph depicting product displays, dealer advertisements, and a franchising agreement.

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Christmas party : 1960-1966.

File consists of 36 photographs of Electrohome employee Christmas parties. Includes photographs of children with Santa Claus and receiving gifts, an employee dinner and dance, and performers on stage for a talent show. Includes a photograph of Carl A. Pollock seated at an organ with an unidentified man.

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Containerization : February, 1963.

File consists of material relating to Electrohome's inter-plant trucking system using light-weight portable containers to replace tractor-truck units. Includes news releases, two photographs, a memorandum, and ephemera.

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Official opening : Plant 6 (file 2 of 2).

File consists of material relating to the organization of and publicity for the official opening of Electrohome's Plant 6 in Kitchener's industrial park on November 29, 1966. Includes correspondence addressed to Carl A. Pollock, memoranda, invitation reply cards, a schedule and program for the opening ceremonies, copies of the address made by Pollock, a brochure, a news release, four photographs (plus duplicates) with typed cutlines, and a guest book.

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Miscellaneous : 1964-1965.

File consists of 31 photographs and snapshots of employees; meetings, conferences and exhibitions; employee recreational events; plant canteens; and other subjects. File also includes 2 printing proofs of line drawings for use in the employee newsletter Sparks and Chips. Some photographs include identification on verso.

Photos include: Electrohome display at the 1965 Pacific National Exhibition, two men standing with a boxed organ in front of a Hudson's Bay Company truck, 1965 Waterloo county Dairy Princess, Waterloo College Associate Faculties' (now UW) new Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Building, "Santiago [?] presented to Al Ecuyer, Edmonton Eskimo" and more.

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Safety.

File consists of photographs relating to employee safety at Electrohome. Includes photographs of employees receiving safety awards, at "firemen's school", and posing with first aid kits; and photographs of employees illustrating safety breeches probably taken for the purpose of advertising employee safety through company publications. Some photographs include identification on verso.

Electrohome

Sparks and Chips : covers.

File consists of photographs for use on the covers of the employee newsletter Sparks and Chips. Includes photographs of general and seasonal scenes (e.g. boating, a park, a war memorial, highway traffic, a pumpkin person, Electrohome's outdoor nativity) and scenes enacted by employees (e.g. picnic, camping); photographs of products and employees, and other subjects. One of the photographs has been mounted on board and retouched by hand.

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