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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Stickney, Homer E.

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

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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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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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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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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.

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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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Viewpoint pictures, 1963-1966.

File consists of photographs of Electrohome employees, taken for use in the "Viewpoint" column in the employee newsletter Sparks and Chips. Most photographs contain identification on verso.

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Official opening : Plant 6 (file 1 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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Official opening : Plant 6 : publicity.

File consists of material relating to the publicity of the opening of Plant 6 in Kitchener's industrial park in 1966. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence and memoranda, copies of news releases (some edited), 15 photographs of the plant (including several aerial shots) and the opening ceremonies, and a brochure about the plant. File also includes a typed copy of the remarks presented by Hon. Stanley J. Randall (Ontario Minister of Economics and Development), and a typed copy of the remarks presented by Hon. C.M. Drury (Minister of Industry).

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1965 annual report.

File consists of material relating to the production of Electrohome's 1965 annual report. Includes five photographs, two dummies of the report, and a negative proof of the report.

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Miscellaneous : company activities.

File consists of three photographs of various activities around Electrohome, including a product or sales demonstration and group photograph taken at an inventor's night.

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Johnson, Ron W.

File consists of material relating to Ron W. Johnson. Includes two portraits (plus duplicates) of Johnson, two photographs (one with his family), two contact prints, correspondence, and a draft and final copy of a news release announcing his appointment as Division Manager for the Distributor Products Division.

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Miller, Jack.

File consists of material relating to Jack Miller, and in particular his appointment as Manager, Manufacturing for the Distributor Products Division. Includes two portraits (plus duplicates) of Miller, a letter, and draft and final versions of a news release.

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Long service award : 1963-1964.

File consists of 39 photographs of employees who received long service awards. Most photographs depict employees posing on the job, some are of employees being congratulated by senior personnel, and some are group shots taken at the Quarter Century Club Annual Meeting (1964). File also includes a typed list of employees pictured for the years 1963 and 1964. Some photographs include identification on verso.

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Personnel : miscellaneous (file 1 of 2).

File consists of photographs and snapshots of employees, most of which were taken for use in the emplyee newsletter Sparks and Chips. Includes photographs of employees posing at work, participating in training, receiving awards, at recreational events; employee head shots and groups shots; and other subjects. File also includes photographs of trucks, signs and product displays, and construction. Some photographs include identification verso. Duplication among photographs and negatives may exist.

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Personnel : miscellaneous (file 2 of 2).

File consists of photographs and snapshots of employees, most of which were taken for use in the emplyee newsletter Sparks and Chips. Includes photographs of employees posing at work, participating in training, receiving awards, at recreational events; employee head shots and groups shots; and other subjects. File also includes photographs of trucks, signs and product displays, and construction. Some photographs include identification verso. Duplication among photographs and negatives may exist.

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Habitat '67 : photographs and brochures.

File consists of material relating to Electrohome's contribution to the furnishing of 36 housing units in Habitat '67, a project at Expo '67 (Montreal, QC). Includes photographs of Habitat '67 models and apartment interiors, brochures about the project, correspondence, ephemera, and a signed lease agreement.

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Annual report, 1967.

File consists of material relating to the the production of the 1967 annual report. Includes ms. notes, preliminary design sketches, a leaflet advertising television and stereo, and photographs and negatives of employees working on production lines.

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Motors : personnel.

File consists of two photographs (plus a duplicate) of employees at work on motor production lines. Employees on these production lines are women.

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Plant tours.

File consists of photographs of various groups, including families of employees, touring Electrohome plants.

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Deilcraft : production.

File consists of photographs of employees at work on Deilcraft furniture production lines and photographs of the machines used in the process. Some photographs include identification of the machines on verso and one is mounted on board. Duplicate photographs are present.

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Reed, Ken.

File consists of copies of two portraits (plus duplicates) of Ken Reed.

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Englert, Seb.

File consists of six portraits (plus duplicates) of Seb Englert, Motors and Metal Products Division. File also includes a printing proof and two photographs of Englert, one of which includes Carl A. Pollock and an unidentified man.

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EPH-2.

File consists of two photographs (plus duplicates) and two copy negatives of the EPH-2 phonograph.

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Product line, 1968-1969.

File consists of material relating to publicity arrangements for the release of the 1968-1969 product line, including a press conference and preview for 50 new television and stereo product designs. Includes edited draft and final versions of news releases, outgoing correspondence and memoranda, lists of press contacts, ms. and typed notes, a home entertainment product catalogue, typed cutlines for photographs, and 15 photographs and 8 negatives depicting products and the Vancouver showroom.

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Ellis, William.

File consists of two copies of a portrait of William Ellis.

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Hohert, Robb.

File consists of two copies of a portrait of Robb Hohert.

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Resigned personnel (file 2 of 2).

File consists of photographs (plus duplicates) of senior personnel, including nine portraits, seven contact prints, three photographs, and one printing proof.

Personnel identified are: Ted Turner, David E. Corbett, John Murray, F.A.O. Banks, George Eitel, and J.G. Tufts.

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Senior personnel (file 1 of 4).

File consists of 48 portraits (plus duplicates) of senior personnel, 2 photographs of employees, and a half-tone print of one of the portraits. The personnel in the portraits are all identified:

  • Robert Babin,
  • Ken Brown,
  • Bob Cronk,
  • Hugh Bauld,
  • Leo F. Fitzpatrick,
  • E.A. Greenwood,
  • A. Cooper,
  • Ken De Coppell,
  • Grant McVey,
  • Ian J. Main,
  • H. Wedderbern,
  • J. Wright,
  • Donald R. Steele,
  • Paul Richmond,
  • L. Tiengo,
  • John Rideuot,
  • L. Shaub,
  • G. Lenner,
  • Bob Moore,
  • E. Stobart,
  • Ken Kerr,
  • J. Kochin,
  • Pat Kent,
  • Jim King,
  • Doug Jamison,
  • G. Glennie, and
  • W. Hemphill.

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Motors : production.

File consists of photographs of employees at work on motor production lines. Some photographs inlcude typed cutlines. One photograph has been mounted on board and retouched by hand. Most of the employees on these production lines are women.

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Photographs not used.

File consists of 37 photographs and snapshots of US dealers' stores, product displays, groups of employees posing with trophies, a meeting and tour of Electrohome, production lines, and other subjects. Some photographs include Carl A. Pollock and some include typed cutlines. File also includes ms. notes and memos.

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Shareholders' meeting.

File consists of six photographs taken at an unidentified Electrohome shareholders' meeting.

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Viewpoint photos.

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

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Motors : products.

File consists of two photographs of employees at work on motor production lines.

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Production photos (old) (file 1 of 2).

File consists of photographs, negatives, and contact prints depicting production in various departments and on production lines, including woodworking, press shop, paint shop, motors, and appliances. Some photographs have short typed cutlines, and some are labelled on verso: "EPD Sept. '59" or "CED May '60". Includes one photograph of Carl A. Pollock and an unidentified man posing with a television set.

File also includes a photograph of the Electrohome display at the Pacific National Exhibition [1951?], and a photograph of three long service employees posing with a phonograph. Duplication among photographs, negatives, and contact prints may exist.

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Production photos (old) (file 2 of 2).

File consists of photographs, negatives, and contact prints depicting production in various departments and on production lines, including woodworking, press shop, paint shop, motors, and appliances. Some photographs have short typed cutlines, and some are labelled on verso: "EPD Sept. '59" or "CED May '60". Includes one photograph of Carl A. Pollock and an unidentified man posing with a television set.

File also includes a photograph of the Electrohome display at the Pacific National Exhibition [1951?], and a photograph of three long service employees posing with a phonograph. Duplication among photographs, negatives, and contact prints may exist.

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Sales conferences.

File consists of photographs taken at various sales conferences, including a 1969 appliance sales conference and the Showtime '66 conference. Includes photographs of Carl A. Pollock speaking and greeting conference participants.

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Deilcraft : lamps.

File consists of photographs of lamps by Deilcraft. Some photographs include product identification on verso and one photograph is mounted on paper with a typed cutline. Duplicate photographs are present.

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Electronics : stereo hi-fi.

File consists of photographs, slides, and copy negatives of Electrohome stereo consoles and phonographs and store displays of these products. Some photographs include typed cutlines, some have been mounted on board, and some have been retouched. There are duplicate photographs present.

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Employee education program.

File consists of a photograph of Electrohome employees sitting in a classroom and a photograph of an employee who appears to be doing homework. Photographs were probably taken for use in the employee newsletter Sparks and Chips, and relate to an educational program for employees.

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Baker, Bob.

File consists of two portraits (plus duplicates) of Bob Baker.

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Electronic organs.

File consists of photographs of Electrohome electronic organs, an organ concert, organ dealer stores, and employees working on organ production lines. Some photographs include product identification on verso.

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Production pictures (old).

File consists of 67 photographs and 44 contact prints of plant and office employees at work and of production facilities. File also includes 2 reproduction photographs of a Berlin [?] street with streetcars and horse-drawn carriage traffic, and a printing proof of the Wellington Street plant. Some photographs include identification on verso. Duplication among the photographs and contact prints may exist.

Includes identification (on verso) of some of the departments and processes depicted: new automatic sander, Plant 9, key punch section, Univac 120, engineering CED, riveting section, wire cutter, punch press forming motor covers, production floor A, quality control, swing saw rough lumber, 'slug' painter, Mansion St. Plant, canteen, furnishing area Plant 4.
Some of the employees depicted in the photographs are identified on verso: Walter Olszewik, David Janzen, Bill Skelly, Bruce Bombach, and Wanda Wiebe.

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Personnel appointments, 1960-1969 (file 1 of 2).

File consists of material relating to announcements of Electrohome senior personnel appointments in the media. Includes incoming and outgoing memoranda and correspondence (some carbon and photostat copies), draft and final versions of news releases (some edited), ms. notes, press clippings, invoices, and three portraits and a printing proof of senior personnel.

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Personnel appointments, 1960-1969 (file 2 of 2).

File consists of material relating to announcements of Electrohome senior personnel appointments in the media. Includes incoming and outgoing memoranda and correspondence (some carbon and photostat copies), draft and final versions of news releases (some edited), ms. notes, press clippings, invoices, and three portraits and a printing proof of senior personnel.

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Resigned personnel (file 1 of 2).

File consists of photographs (plus duplicates) of 22 portraits, 4 contact prints, 4 printing proofs (including one half-tone relief), and 3 snapshots of senior personnel. File also includes 3 photographs of production facilities and biographical information about senior vice-president J.G. Tufts.

Personnel identified in portraits are: W.G. Scott, Ron Ward, Geo. Harper, Jim Court, N.J. Long, W.E. Cury, F.A.O. Banks, [Robert T.M. Jordan], Col. Donald F. McRae, Jack Boehmer, Tom Bruce, and Ken Summerville; some are not identified.

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