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Woodhouse, A.

File consists of two portraits (plus duplicates) of A. Woodhouse.

Electrohome

Wilhelm, Clare.

File consists of three portraits (plus duplicates) of Clare Wilhelm.

Electrohome

Washburn, Jim.

File consists of three portraits (plus duplicates) of Jim Washburn.

Electrohome

Visual material : file 5.

File consists of 98 slides of Electrohome plants, home entertainment products (television sets, stereo consoles, phonographs), and an airplane. Some slides are missing.

Electrohome

Visual material : file 41.

File consists of material relating to the staff and facilities of CKCO-TV,CFCA-FM, CKKW-AM, CFRN-TV, and Sunwapta Broadcasting. Includes 14 transparencies, 8 photographs, and 1 slide of television personalities and news anchors on set, studios and equipment, and buildings (including the old and new CKCO-TV buildings). Some transparencies have been mounted in cardboard frames. File also includes a faxed memorandum and ms. notes.

Electrohome

Visual material : file 4.

File consists of 132 slides of Electrohome home entertainment products (television sets, stereo consoles, organs), employees at work on production lines, and Electrohome plants. Some slides are missing.

Electrohome

Visual material : file 25.

File consists of nine photographs (plus copies) of stereo consoles. Some photographs have typed cutlines attached to them. Includes photographs of John A. Pollock and Howard W. Main posing with stereo consoles.

Electrohome

Visual material : file 22.

File consists of nine photographs (plus some duplicates) of employees at work on various production lines, including motors, stereos, and circuit boards.

Electrohome

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.

Electrohome

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.

Electrohome

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.

Electrohome

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.

Electrohome

Video monitor : introduction to the PAL colour monitor, U.S. & Canada.

File consists of material relating to publicity arrangements for the introduction of the PAL colour video monitor to Canadian and U.S. markets. Includes draft and final versions of news releases and photograph cutlines, a memorandum, a list of press contacts, a list of monitor models, and price lists. File also includes a photograph of two men standing with a monitor.

Electrohome

Video monitor : introduction to the new colour video monitor, U.S.

File consists of material relating to publicity arrangements for the introduction of a colour video monitor with educational applications (ECRM-25) to U.S. markets. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence and memoranda, a news release, ms. and typed notes, advertisements for the ECRM-25 and the ECV-25N monitors, a photograph of a monitor, and other material.

Electrohome

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.

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.

Electrohome

Union.

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

Electrohome

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

The National Design Council chairman's award for design management : Electrohome presentation : 1972 (file 2 of 2).

File consists of material compiled for a presentation to the National Design Council for the chairman's award for design management. Includes company brochures, advertisements, catalogues, issues of company publications, news releases, press clippings, the 1971 annual report, photographs, and other material. Material is divided by the following tabs: Corporate literature, Public relations, Advertising, Working environment, and Exhibits & miscellaneous.

Electrohome

The National Design Council chairman's award for design management : Electrohome presentation : 1972 (file 1 of 2).

File consists of material compiled for a presentation to the National Design Council for the chairman's award for design management. Includes company brochures, advertisements, catalogues, issues of company publications, news releases, press clippings, the 1971 annual report, photographs, and other material. Material is divided by the following tabs: Corporate literature, Public relations, Advertising, Working environment, and Exhibits & miscellaneous.

Electrohome

The National Design Council chairman's award for design management : Electrohome presentation : 1971.

File consists of material compiled for a presentation to the National Design Council for the chairman's award for design management. Includes company brochures, advertisements, catalogues, issues of company publications, news releases, the 1970 annual report, photographs, and other material. Material is divided by the following tabs: Corporate literature, Public relations, Advertising, Working environment, and Exhibits & miscellaneous (empty).

Electrohome

Sykes, Donald S.

File consists of material relating to Donald S. Sykes and his appointment as the Chairman of the Board of Directors upon the retirement of Carl A. Pollock. Includes nine portraits and photographs (plus duplicates) and one printing proof of Sykes, news releases, and a biography.

Electrohome

Suggestion plan.

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

Electrohome

Subsidiaries.

File consists of photographs relating to subsidiaries of Electrohome, including Flexsteel, Fry & Blackhall, and Central Ontario Television Limited. Includes photographs from CKCO-TV: on sets, on location, Carl A. Pollock opening Channel 2 (Georgian Bay), and 1972 federal election coverage. Includes photographs of Flexsteel furniture and the showroom, a photograph of the Fry & Blackhall building, and a photograph of Carl A. Pollock meeting with other men.

Electrohome

Stickney, Homer E.

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

Electrohome

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.

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.

Electrohome

Sparks and Chips : 8 x 10s and contact prints.

File consists of photographs taken for use in the employee newsletter Sparks and Chips. Includes photographs and snapshots of employees, a Christmas party, a Deilcraft furniture showroom, a furniture show, and furniture design sketches; and contact sheets of Carl A. Pollock and John A. Pollock with other men on a plant tour, and women and men in a classroom setting.

Electrohome

Smithson, Dan.

File consists of material relating to Dan Smithson, including his assumption of responsibility for the Private Brand Sales Department. Includes two portraits (plus duplicates) of Smithson, typed biographies, and memoranda.

Electrohome

Skinner, Doug.

File consists of two copies of a portrait of Doug Skinner.

Electrohome

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

Shier, Keith.

File consists of material relating to an announcement about the appointment of Keith Shier as Sales Manager, Major Accounts for Electrohome Consumer Electronic Products. Includes two portraits (plus duplicates), correspondence, a memorandum, a news release, and typed notes.

Electrohome

Shareholders' meeting.

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

Electrohome

Senior personnel (file 4 of 4).

File consists of formal portraits of Laird Weagant and two unidentified senior personnel. Includes duplicate copies of some photographs.

Electrohome

Senior personnel (file 3 of 4).

File consists of formal portraits and photographs of senior personnel. Includes photographs of Doug Wismer, H.H. LaPier, Gord Hemmings, Bob Flanagan, and six unidentified men. Contains duplicates of some photographs. File also includes a ms. memorandum.

Electrohome

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.

Electrohome

Seagram Distillery: Exterior: Aerial Views

15 separate oblique aerial images: b&w and col. prints with contacts and negatives, one slide. Photographers include Arnott, Rogers Batten Ltd., Montreal; Ron Nelson Photography, London, Ont.; Colurychrome Photography System, Kitchener, Ont.; Personal Studio, Waterloo, Ont.

Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, Ltd.

Seagram Distillery and Other Seagram Plants.

Images feature Seagram plants at Waterloo, Ontario; Marpole, British Columbia; Beaupre, Quebec; Hopewell Farms, Breslau, Ontario; and Richilbucto, New Brunswick.

Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, Ltd.

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.

Electrohome

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

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).

Electrohome

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.

Electrohome

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.

Electrohome

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

Rush, Grant A.

File consists of material relating to an announcement about the appointment of Grant A. Rush as Manager, Distribution Services. Includes two portraits (plus duplicates), memoranda, a news release, and a letter.

Electrohome

Rubber processing / special machinery : vol. 2.

File consists of an album of photographs depicting products manufactured by RMS. A ts. list of the photographs and several ms. notes are also included. Some of the photographs have captions affixed to them (bottom recto). Some duplicate photographs are present, and it appears that two or three photographs may have been removed.

Rubber Machinery Shops

Rubber Machinery Shops : album.

File consists of an album of photographs depicting products manufactured by RMS. A ts. list of the photographs, several leaflets and some negatives are also included. Most photographs are from the 1960's but some from the 1970's and 1990's appear to have been added to the album later. Some of the photographs have captions affixed to them (bottom recto). Some photographs are marked "chosen" on verso. Some duplicate photographs are present.

Rubber Machinery Shops

RMS history photos.

File consists of photographs of the products, facilities, and people of RMS from 1918 until the late 1960's or early 1970's. Includes photographs of the products manufactured at RMS; photographs of the RMS facilities, including interior and exterior shots, as well as some photographs taken at other Uniroyal facilities (e.g. St. Jerome, Elmira); and photographs (including group portraits) of employees in various departments, such as office staff, engineering & drafting, tool makers, and the operating council, and employees at work.

Some photographs were taken for use in company publications and sales and marketing material. File also includes some contact prints and one page of ms. notes. Some photographs include ms. annotations on verso. Some duplicate photographs are present.

Rubber Machinery Shops

Richardson, Thomas K.

File consists of material relating to an announcement about the appointment of Thomas K. Richardson as Regional Sales Manager, British Columbia, for the Consumer Electronic Products Division. Includes two portraits (plus duplicates) of Richardson, memoranda, a letter, and a news release.

Electrohome

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.

Electrohome

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

Retirements.

File consists of photographs of employees upon retirement, some of them receiving gifts from senior managers.

Electrohome

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.

Electrohome

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.

Electrohome

Reed, Ken.

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

Electrohome

Rayner, Earl.

File consists of three portraits (plus duplicates) of Earl Rayner.

Electrohome

Quarter Century Club.

File consists of photographs and one copy negative relating to events and members of the Quarter Century Club. Includes group photographs, photographs of employees at work, and photographs taken at club social events and dinners. File also includes photograph of Carl A. Pollock on his 40th anniversary with Electrohome and a typed note from the club to Pollock on the company's 70th anniversary. There are duplicate photographs present. Some photographs include identification on verso.

Electrohome

Quarter Century Club.

File consists of photographs taken at Quarter Century Club banquets in Kitchener and Trois-Rivieres. Includes photographs of club members receiving a gift, and group portraits. Some photographs include Harry Greb and Arthur C. Greb. Duplicate photographs are present.

Greb Industries Limited

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.

Electrohome

Products : miscellaneous.

File consists of miscellaneous product photographs used for advertising purposes. Includes photographs of phonographs, televisions, stereos, monitors, furniture, and heaters. Some photographs include identification on verso, and some include typed cutlines. File also includes one paste-up.

Electrohome

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.

Electrohome

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.

Electrohome

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.

Electrohome

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.

Electrohome

Production : motors.

File consists of 21 photographs and snapshots of employees at work on motor and metal products production lines in Plant 2. Some photographs include identification on verso. File also includes 2 snapshots of boyscouts in a field.

Electrohome

Production : electronics.

File consists of seven photographs of employees at work on production lines for televisions, stereos, and phonographs. Includes a photograph of boxed television sets in a warehouse bound for Mexico (for 1968 Olympics), and a photograph of the Mitsubishi manufacturing line.

Electrohome

Production : Deilcraft.

File consists of 14 photographs of employees at work on Deilcraft production lines and posing with finished products. File also includes a photograph and copy negative of upholstered living room furniture. Some photographs include identification on verso.

Electrohome

Production : appliances.

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

Electrohome

Product shot.

File consists of a photograph of John A. Pollock, Doug Wismer, and a third, unidentified man posing with a video display monitor.

Electrohome

Product pictures : stereo.

File consists of 12 photographs (plus duplicates) of stereos. Models and lines identified are: SC 392, 711, Tempo, Manhattan, Graphic, Westmount, Circa 789, and Circa 850. Some photographs have a typed cutline taped to them with details about the product, including price information. File also includes 3 copies of a page clipped from a magazine article on the 'lunar look' in furniture, noting Electrohome's Space Bubble phonograph.

Electrohome

Product pictures : colour TV.

File consists of material relating to the introduction of a 19" colour television set for domestic and international markets, and of an eleven-model range of colour television units. Includes four photographs of colour television sets on display in a showroom and on the production line. Some photographs have a typed cutline with details about the product, including price information.

Electrohome

Product pictures : appliances.

File consists of 12 photographs (plus duplicates) of humidifiers, portable and unit heaters, and a portable food warmer. Some photographs have a typed cutline taped to them with details about the product, including price information. Products pictured include: Humidaire, Seasonaire, and Thermobay.

Electrohome

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.

Electrohome

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

Portraits.

Contains portraits of various individuals. Includes some partial identifications:
Portraits: Shantz, Osbourne, Moeser, Murray, and Sills.

Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation

Pollock, John A.

File consists of photographs of John A. Pollock posing at his desk, on the plant floor, with politicians and other senior personnel, and at various events. People identified in the photographs include Bette Stephenson (Ontario Minister of Education), Hon. John B. Aird, Herb Epp (MPP), John Tibbits (president, Conestoga College), and Donald S. Sykes and Howard W. Main of Electrohome.

Electrohome

Pollock, Carl A. : group photographs.

File consists of four group photographs containing Carl A. Pollock. Two photographs were taken at an unidentified event, one was taken with employees completing 40 years of service in 1969, and one is possibly the Board of Directors or the executive committee, including John A. Pollock, in 1977.

Electrohome

Pollock, Carl A.

File consists of photographs and snapshots of Carl A. Pollock at various meetings, events, and presentations, and posing at his desk and on the plant floor. Includes photographs taken at the Winnipeg and Vancouver showrooms, a photograph with D. Lowater and two executives from Lima, Peru, several candid snapshots, and a photograph of a sculpted bust of Carl A. Pollock. File also includes memoranda with descriptions of two photographs.

Electrohome

Plastic operation : products.

File consists of five slides of two men posing with plastic cabinet doors (?). Includes ms note: "Plants 2/5 production pictures".

Electrohome

Plants and product testing facilities.

File consists of photographs and negatives of Electrohome plants and product testing facilities. Includes photographs of the Morristown, TN, plant; the Electrohome (U.S.A.) Inc. branch in Ontario, CA; an aerial photograph of Plant 10 (Cambridge, ON); and photographs of employees testing television and video monitors. One photograph has been mounted on board and retouched.

Electrohome

Plant tours.

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

Electrohome

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