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Rotary Club of Kitchener fonds.

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by the Rotary Club of Kitchener. Includes materials related to the operations of the club, projects, events, and the history and values of Rotary. Materials include ephemera, minutes, photographs, architectural plans, and artifacts. Also includes two items from the Rotary Club of Kitchener-Conestoga.

Rotary Club of Kitchener

Roy Mitchell typescript.

  • SCA67-GA38
  • Fonds
  • 1913

Fonds contains one transcript of "The Blue Bird", written by Roy M. Mitchell. The typescript has been hand bound and a manuscript note, in Mitchell's hand reads:
This impression of the “Blue Bird” is limited to three copies on superfine linen record, typewritten and made into a book. The copies have been disposed of as follows:
1. To Georgina Helen Saunders of Toronto
2. Reserved
3. Offered to the Forum Magazine of New York for publication.
This copy is number 1., and signed this sixteenth day of February 1913. Roy M. Mitchell."

The typescript is an essay reviewing Maurice Maeterlinck's play "Blue Bird".

Mitchell, Roy Matthews

Rubber Machinery Shops fonds.

The fonds contains materials relating to the history, products, employees, equipment and manufacturing processes of the Rubber Machinery Shops of the Dominion Tire Co. Ltd, and its parent companies from ca. 1914 to ca. 2004.

Includes over 1600 photographs of staff at work, receiving awards and at leisure; manufacturing processes and machines; products made by RMS for used in their parent companies and for contracts; interior, exterior and aerial views of Dominion Rubber facilities across Canada; and photographs taken for publication in RMS and parent company newsletters as well as local media.

Also included is information on company history, including newspaper clippings, press releases, leaflets and in-house publications; sales and marketing materials including advertisement proofs, brochures, leaflets, and major equipment listings; company publicity materials including parent company publications, and company portfolios; and RMS created office files including salary and company organizational charts, and industrial relations materials.

Rubber Machinery Shops

S.K. Johannesen fonds.

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by Stan Johannesen over the course of his education, teaching career, and pursuit of personal interests. Includes correspondence, course materials created as a professor at the University of Waterloo and continuing education lecturer at Laurier University, juvenilia, and a variety of published and unpublished fiction and non-fiction works.

Johannesen, S.K.

Schneider family collection : accrual 2004

Accrual consists of material relating to descendants of Johann Christoph and Anna Elizabeth Schneider, in particular Herbert J. Schneider and J.M. Schneider Inc. Includes clippings, correspondence, audio cassettes, photographs, etc.

Schneider, J.M. family

Schneider family collection.

Fonds consists of material relating to descendants of Johann Christoph and Anna Elizabeth Schneider, their families, friends and activities. It also contains genealogical information about the Schneider and Ahrens family origins in Germany and relatives there. Includes clippings, correspondence, ephemera, films, manuscripts, photographs, slides, etc.

Schneider, J.M. family

School of Pharmacy artefact collection

  • SCA334-GA379
  • Fonds
  • [19--]-1978

Collection consists of artefacts from the School of Pharmacy, including pharmacy bottles and a register of poisons.

Also included in this collection were 36 historic pharmacy books that can be found in the catalogue

School of Pharmacy

Schwaben music collection.

  • SCA260-GA272
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1930

Collection consists of 11 albums of Schwaben music and sketches. Note that in the titles of the albums the word "Nazi" does not relate to the National Socialist German Workers' Party. Nazi is an abbreviation of the name Ignatz, a colloquialism used to signify someone who is clumsy or foolish.

Senior wand work.

  • SCA341-GA386
  • Fonds
  • 1906

Fonds consists of one photograph album with 67 black and white photographs showing various callisthenic movements using a "wand." Each photograph includes a caption with the movement and position of the wand indicated. 5 photographs are missing from the album. The album is titled "Senior Wand Work" and dated 1906 by M. [Lucile] Adams.

Adams, M. [Lucile]

Sermons by Reverend Joseph Irons.

  • SCA270-GA291
  • Fonds
  • 1828

Fonds consists of one bound ms. volume of sermons by Reverend Joseph Irons for the year 1828. The book appears to have been written by his son William Josiah Irons (note on p. 26 reads taken by W.J.I.)

Irons, Reverend Joseph

Sir Tyrone Guthrie letter

  • SCA54-GA30
  • Fonds
  • 1970

Fonds contains a letter written by Tyrone Guthrie to Marvin Brown, Associate Dean of Arts at the University of Waterloo. The letter is dated May 10, 1970, and discusses Guthrie's availability and services.

Guthrie, Tyrone

Sol Eisen Collection of Canadiana, Americana, Mexicana and Incunabula.

The Sol Eisen Collection of Canadiana is a collection of 179 rare, and in some cases, previously unrecorded, books, pamphlets, and printed ephemera from Quebec, Ontario, and Western Canada. The collection was presented to the University of Waterloo Library by Morton Eisen of Toronto in 1993. Sol Eisen (1898-1974), a Toronto lawyer, first began his "collecting hobby" with baseball cards in 1911. The focus of his collection eventually turned to rare books, and the variety and quality of the material he acquired are testimony to the diligence and enthusiasm with which he pursued his hobby.

Highlights of the Sol Eisen Collection of Canadiana include its earliest imprint, Nehiro-Iriniui Aiamihe Massinahigan (1767), a book of prayers and catechism for the Montagnais Indians by the Jesuit missionary, Jean Baptiste de La Brosse. This is one of the few books ever to be printed in the Montagnais dialect. Also important among the early imprints is, Traite de la loi des fiefs (1775), a compilation of four publications by Francois Cugnet which sets forth the basic principles of the civil law of the French Regime (still in force in the Province of Quebec).

Several imprints are of great rarity. Included in this category are a children's book printed in Brockville in 1826 entitled, First Book for Children; an 1839 edition of Wilson's Border Tales; and two previously unknown almanacs, The Upper Canada Almanac and Provincial Calendar for the Year of Our Lord 1831, and The Toronto Farmers' and Mechanicks' Almanack for the Year of Our Lord 1838. Other items not noted in the standard bibliographies include an 1879 broadside printed in Winnipeg entitled, A Grand Display of Manitoba Products ... Selected for the Ottawa Exhibition. Only one other copy is known to exist of Swift's York County Almanac for the Year 1832, which is also of interest by virtue of its printer, William Lyon MacKenzie.

Other notable items include two books printed in the Cree language at Moose Factory, one in 1896, and the other in 1859.

Sol Eisen collection.

Collection consists of four files donated as part of the Sol Eisen collection of Canadiana. These items include a ms. of Mexican plays, a music manuscript, a receipt for work completed by a slave on chain gang, and materials related to the life of Frederic William Wile.

Eisen, Sol

Sol Eisen notebook.

One notebook kept by Sol Eisen listing books he purchased, names of contacts, historical notes such as lists of philosopher and poets, names of people who attended Sunday School at his synagogue, timetables, definitions and more.

Eisen, Sol

St. Jacob's Literary and Debating Society minutes.

  • SCA323-GA364
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1890

Two sets of minutes from the St. Jacob's Literary and Debating Society. The minutes include lists of members, as well as debate topics and outcomes. Debate topics include work life, the railway, social services, roles of men and women, annexing Canada to the United States, and more.

St. Jacob's Literary and Debating Society

Stark Brothers Nurseries collection.

  • SCA362-GA415
  • Fonds
  • 1919-1921

Materials published by Stark Brothers Nurseries for the purposes of advertising and selling their fruit trees, particularly apple trees.

Stark Brothers Nurseries

The Boston Rivals concert handbill.

  • SCA310-GA346
  • Fonds
  • 1891

Fonds consists of one handbill advertising a concert of the Boston Rivals. The Boston Rivals were made up of Miss Hamlin, Mrs. Southwick, Mr. Winternitz, and Mr. Conant.

The Boston Rivals.

The Petworth Project fonds.

Consists of material relating to the research for, writing and publication of two volumes relating to the Petworth Emigration Scheme: Assisting Emigration to Upper Canada : the Petworth Project, 1832-1837 / by Wendy Cameron and Mary McDougall Maude, and English immigrant voices : labourers letters from Upper Canada in the 1830's, both of which were published by McGill-Queen's University Press in 2000.

The files retained by the Project fall into three broad categories :

1) the "results of genealogical research in England and the family history files used in creating the list in Part 2 of Assisting emigration;
2) files relating to research in Canadian genealogical resources;
3) files dealing with the process and creation of the books."

Included are correspondence among the primary researchers and to and from individuals relating to families and individual emigrants, data sheets and electronic databases relating to Petworth emigrants and sponsors, photocopies of original correspondence and documents, research notes, drafts and working papers relating to the editing of the final manuscripts.

The Jackman Foundation

The art of Raymond Souster

  • SCA84-GA54
  • Fonds
  • [19-]

Collection consists of a corrected carbon typescript of a review article. The article, written by Acorn Milton, discusses the writings of Al Purdy and Irving Layton, as well as the use of poetics in writing.

Acorn, Milton

Thomas Austen Brown print.

  • SCA308-GA344
  • Fonds
  • [19--?]

Fonds consists of one print of a work by Thomas Austen Brown. The drawing shows ships in the water at night underneath a moon. Signed by the artist.

Brown, Thomas Austen

Thomas Lacey séance collection.

Collection consists of audio reel recordings of séances held under the supervision of medium Thomas Lacey between 1958 and 1966. The séances were held primarily in Kitchener-Waterloo although some were held in other areas of Ontario and the United States.
Also included in the collection are 55 cassette tapes of séances that have been transferred to this medium, as well as an index to spirits reached through the séances.

Lacey, Thomas

Tony Urquhart fonds

The fonds documents Tony Urquhart's work as a painter, sculptor and teacher of art. Included is information on his earliest exhibited work as well as early correspondence and information on his activities relating to the arts in Canada. Of importance are his personal financial records as they relate to his work in lobbying to change the tax treatment given artists in Canada. A small amount of original art, i.e. working drawings, Christmas cards etc. is included.

Urquhart, Tony

Tony Urquhart fonds : 2009 accrual.

Accrual consists of material relating to the artistic career of Tony Urquhart as well as his personal life. The materials in this accrual are arranged according to the series set out in the original finding aid, with some exceptions.

Urquhart, Tony

Tony Urquhart fonds : 2014 accrual.

Accrual consists of materials created and accumulated by Tony Urqhart relating to his personal life and his work as an artist. Includes materials showing his creative process; materials relating to his involvement in arts organizations; materials relating to exhibition and sales of his work; and materials related to his personal life. Includes correspondence, ephemera, advertisements, clippings, photographs and idea books.

Urquhart, Tony

Tony Urquhart fonds : 2015 accrual.

Accrual consists of materials created and accumulated by Tony Urquhart relating to his professional life. Includes primarily slides of images of graveyards taken largely in France. Also includes material relating to the exhibit "Vimy and After: Drawings by Walter Seymour Allward" curated by Tony Urquhart.

Urquhart, Tony

Tony Urquhart fonds : 2015-2 accrual.

Accrual consists of materials created and accumulated by Tony Urquhart, relating to his personal and professional life. Includes correspondence, clippings, notes, typescripts, etc.

Urquhart, Tony

Travel diary.

  • SCA361-GA414
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1816]

One travel diary written by an unknown person. The diary recounts a trip to France and Switzerland, with a particular emphasis on mountain climbing in the Swiss Alps. An accompanying item of correspondence addressed to George from Vivian de Sola Pinto of Nottingham University indicates that the traveler saw a woman he presumed to by Mary Shelley in Berne, possibly dating the diary to when Shelley was living in Geneva.

United Way of Kitchener-Waterloo and Area fonds

Fonds consists of material relating to the organization, administration and operation of the United Way of Kitchener-Waterloo and Area from 1941-1994. Included are include correspondence, minutes and reports, financial records, publications, ephemera, scrapbooks, sound and moving image material, artifacts, and other material created or received in the course of business. The fonds includes material relating to the organization, management and results of yearly campaigns, as well as material relating to the allocation of funds to member agencies. Information about member agencies is present as well and includes their financial reports and ephemera. Publications issued by local, provincial and other social service agencies and United Ways help provide a context for understanding the larger framework within which the local organization functions.

United Way of Kitchener-Waterloo and Area

Urban Planning Town Guide Collection.

  • Book Collection

Special Collections & Archives holds a variety of town guides from cities across the UK. Most significant urban centres in the British Isles are represented, and there is a comprehensive collection of guides to places which became Greater London in 1965.

The guides can provide a benchmark for assessing the very substantial changes which have affected British urban places in the past 60 years, and may be of interest to researchers in a variety of disciplines.

The town guides vary in size from a slender brochure of 30 pages for a small Urban District to large-format volumes of over 300 pages for a major City and County Borough such as Liverpool.

Virgil Burnett fonds : 2012 accrual.

Accrual consists of material relating to the artistic and literary career of Virgil Burnett. Includes sketchbooks with illustrations and life drawings; commonplace books with original works as well as copied quotations, passages and ephemera; manuscripts; poetry and plays; as well as writings by others given to Burnett.

Burnett, Virgil

Virgil Burnett fonds : accruals.

Accrual consists of materials created and accumulated by Virgil Burnett that relate to his professional and personal life. Includes correspondence to and from Burnett, artworks and writings by Burnett and others, materials relating to the creation and publication of books written and illustrated by Burnett as well as those published by Pasdeloup Press, and other ephemera.

Burnett, Virgil

Virgil Burnett fonds.

The fonds consists of correspondence, manuscripts, illustrations, clippings, sketchbooks, and other materials created and accumulated by Virgil Burnett that document his personal and professional life. Includes materials relating to his work with the Pasdeloup Press.

Burnett, Virgil

Waldo Thompson correspondence

  • SCA55-GA31
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1889

Fonds contains two letters, both of which thank Thompson Waldo for providing a copy of his book, "Swampscott: historical sketches of the town". One letter is from C.B. Tillinghast, Acting Librarian at Boston, dated August 18, 1884 and the other is from Howard B. Nicholson, a librarian at Bodleian at the University of Oxford, dated November 19, 1889.

Thompson, Waldo

Warren U. Ober Thomas Chatterton collection.

  • SCA259-GA271
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1782]-1862

Collection consists of two prints and one copy of art works about the life and death of poet Thomas Chatterton. Includes one lithograph of his death, one of Chatterton writing the Rowleian mss., and one reproduction of an eighteenth century handkerchief showing Chatterton.

Warren U. Ober Tintern Abbey print.

  • SCA263-GA280
  • Fonds
  • 1784

Consists of one print of Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire, as seen from across the River Wye. Two men in a boat can be seen fishing on the river in the foreground. The print was published October 1784 by S. [Samuel] Hooper. The Abbey is referenced by Wordsworth in a poem and was used as inspiration for other poets and painters.

What are little girls made of?

  • SCA79-GA49
  • Fonds

Southey's version of nursery rhyme, presented as a holograph poem in a letter to his brother, Captain Thomas Southey, St. Helen's, Auckland, New Zealand. Signed with Southey's initials.

Southey, Robert, 1774-1843

William H. Kaufman fonds.

Fonds consists of records relating to the career and activities of William H. Kaufman, primarily his volunteer and charitable activities in Kitchener, Ontario. Includes correspondence, ephemera, financial records, minutes, handwritten notes, reports, etc.

Kaufman, William Hutton

William Kindree fonds.

  • SCA218-GA204
  • Fonds
  • [ca 1966]-1990, predominant 1967-1971

Fonds consists of material relating to William Kindree's involvement in the WATFOR 360 group and material relating to the 25th anniversary of WATFOR. Includes Kindree's notes (design and general) and draft documentation, guides and other publications about WATFOR, photocopied conference proceedings and published papers, correspondence, a newsletter, and a photograph of the WATFOR team.

Kindree, William

William Kriesel fonds.

  • SCA179-GA154
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1905

Fonds consists of eleven day books and two ledgers listing daily sales and corresponding customer accounts for William Kriesel's stoves and tinware store (hardware store) from 1889-1905.

Kriesel, William

William Lyon Mackenzie King collection.

Collection consists of material relating to William Lyon Mackenzie King from the estates of his brother Dougall Macdougall “Max” King and of his nephew (Dougall’s son) Arthur Macdougall King. Its major component is correspondence from Mackenzie King to Arthur King and also to Arthur’s wife Kathleen, over a period of twenty-seven years from 1923 to 1950.The first letter is dated 1923, a scant three years after the death of Max King, when Arthur and his twin brother Lyon were 10 years old and the last in the series is dated July 5, 1950. The collection also contains documents and ephemera relating to King’s death, funeral and will, received by Arthur King as a participant in those events; also present are issues of major Ontario newspapers that covered Mackenzie King's death and funeral as events unfolded day-by-day. A small selection of photographs, some formal and some snapshots, are also present. A selection of books retained by the family, among them works written and presented by John King and Dougall Macdougall King, also works owned by Mackenzie King as a boy, present a tangible reminder of the intellectual legacy of the King family.

King, William Lyon Mackenzie

William Morton fonds

  • SCA90-GA60
  • Fonds
  • 1850-1851

Manuscript poem entitled, "On Parting from My Sister and Her Children." Also included are two pencil drawings, one of which depicts a church and graveyard scene in a village located three miles from Dublin. The poem and drawings have been bound into a book. In the front cover of the book is a newspaper clipping of an obituary for Isabella Jane and Caroline Olivia Clare.

Morton, William

William Ralph Inge letter.

  • SCA273-GA294
  • Fonds
  • [18--?]

Fonds consists of one handwritten letter from W.R. Inge addressed to "Dear Sir."

Inge, William Ralph

Young Women's Christian Association of Kitchener-Waterloo fonds : accruals.

Accrual consists of records of the Kitchener-Waterloo Young Women's Christian Association relating to its staff and board, programs, operations, residences, and history. Includes minutes, correspondence, clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, reports, ephemera, financial information, etc. with a focus on records from the 1970's-2000's.

Young Women's Christian Association of Kitchener-Waterloo

Young Women's Christian Association of Kitchener-Waterloo fonds.

Fonds consists of records of the Young Women's Christian Association of Kitchener-Waterloo relating to its incorporation, activities, programs, operations and history in the Community from 1905 to 1995. Includes minutes of the Board of Directors, standing and other committees, correspondence, clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, ephemera, reports, financial statements, etc.

Young Women's Christian Association of Kitchener-Waterloo

Yvonne Crnko fonds.

Two scrapbooks containing newspaper and magazine clippings which trace the lives of the Dionne quintuplets from 1934-1970.

Crnko, Yvonne

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