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Kaufman Family collection.
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Manufacturing.

Contains material relating to the manufacturing of splashguards. Includes memoranda, order information, and 10 photographs of splashguards, includding 2 polaroid snapshots. Identified are Bev McFarlane and Harold Lauber.

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Marketing.

Contains memoranda and summaries for marketing management meetings. Includes labels.

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Mary Kaufman honorary president certificate.

One certificate of appreciation from the YWCA Kitchener-Waterloo appointing Mary Kaufman as honorary president of the organization. The certificate is signed by past-presidents including Bertha Lang, Sarah Lang, Martha Rieder, Lottie Pequegnat, Caroline Augustine, Rosie Pollock, Sara Breithaupt and others.

Young Women's Christian Association of Kitchener-Waterloo

Master batch compounds : I.E. Weber.

Contains master batch compound sheets with a list of the materials used for the compound and the total cost of the compound. Originally in a binder belonging to I.E. Weber, Vice-President Manufacturing. Each page is initialled "W.H.B." (William H. Bechtel).

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Memoranda.

Contains memoranda, mainly from I.K. Weber, regarding sales, and pricing of Kaufman products.

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Milestone Night, 1990.

Contains slides taken for Milestone Night. Includes slides of Kaufman memorabilia such as catalogues and newspaper clippings.

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Milestone Night, 1992.

Contains formal portraits of people honoured on Milestone Night. Identified are:
Back row, left to right: Don Mayburry, Waldemar Betker, Larry Tierney, John Juhasz, Gerry MacKenzie, Art Loverock, Warren Roeder, Jurgen Walther.
Front row, left to right: George Klooster, Lepa Sop, Linda Deluso, Maria Andrei, Mat Filevski, Jean Kilbasco, Dorothy Schlosser.

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Milestone Night, 1995.

Contains slides of employees for Milestone Night. Includes some slides of employees names who received awards for loyal service: Stanislav Kristovic, Fred Bridgman, and William Struth.

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Milestone Night.

Contains fifty-eight negatives and fifteen photographs of a milestone event to honour employees. Includes several unidentified individuals in formal group portraits and casual group snapshots of the event.

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Miscellaneous compounds : I.E. Weber (file 1 of 2).

Contains mechanical compound and mixing sheets with a list of the materials used for the compound and the total cost of the compound. Originally in a binder belonging to I.E. Weber, Vice-President Manufacturing. Each page is initialled "W.H.B." (William H. Bechtel).

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Miscellaneous compounds : I.E. Weber (file 2 of 2).

Contains mechanical compound and mixing sheets with a list of the materials used for the compound and the total cost of the compound. Originally in a binder belonging to I.E. Weber, Vice-President Manufacturing. Each page is initialled "W.H.B." (William H. Bechtel).

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Miscellaneous.

Contains material relating to marketing and management leadership strategies. Includes workshop and conference information, photocopies of business related articles, newspaper clippings, a memorandum outlining the marketing strategies for Oomphie shoes, statistics and surveys relating to the footwear business.

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Murals.

Contains three photographs of two different Kaufman murals in the progress of being painted.

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National sales meeting.

Contains materials regarding the Kaufman Footwear national sales meeting. Includes agenda, presentation materials, 1993 catalogues, and product information.

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North Pole, May 1992.

Material relating to the Weber Malakhov Polar Expedition of 1992, for which Kaufman designed a special boot. Includes publicity material, news stories, photocopies of memoranda and faxes, handwritten notes, etc.

Kaufman, William Hutton

OBS 200-250 (file 1 of 2).

Contains compound sheets with a list of the materials used for the compound and the total cost of the compound. Sheets initialled by W.H.B. (William H. Bechtel) and/or J.C.H. (J.C. Howard).

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OBS 200-250 (file 2 of 2).

Contains compound sheets with a list of the materials used for the compound and the total cost of the compound. Sheets initialled by W.H.B. (William H. Bechtel) and/or J.C.H. (J.C. Howard).

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OBS 250-900 (file 1 of 2).

Contains compound sheets with a list of the materials used for the compound and the total cost of the compound, signed J.C. Howard.

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OBS 250-900 (file 2 of 2).

Contains compound sheets with a list of the materials used for the compound and the total cost of the compound, signed J.C. Howard.

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Obsolete foam tread compound binder.

Contains compound sheets for the obsolete foam tread, with a list of the materials used for the compound and the total cost of the compound on each sheet, all signed "W.H.B." Originally in a binder belonging to W.H. Bechtel.

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Operations : Factory, Laboratory

Series consists of material relating to rubber compounding and manufacturing processes and procedures at Kaufman Rubber Co. Includes binders of formulae and instructions owned and/or written by W.H. Bechtel, J. C. Howard Irvin K. Weber, as well as research reports on production requirements, "Written standard practice" reports illustrating production and processes. These include photographs.

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Operations : Vice-President Manufacturing : Irvin E. Weber

Material relating to the factory and its manufacturing operations, belonging to Irvin E. Weber. According to secondary sources, Irvin E. Weber joined Kaufman in 1945. His father, Irvin K. Weber, had worked at Kaufman for 52 years, starting in 1909. Some of the material in this series belonged to Irvin K. Weber and subsequently to his son Irvin E. Weber. Includes much material, such as the compound sheets, that would have originated in the Laboratory, but concerned with ingredients and costs rather than formulae and mixing. Includes correspondence, ephemera, invoices, notes, memoranda, and clippings.

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Outings : fishing.

Informal group portrait of 10 men with fish and fishing gear. A.R. Kaufman standing at far right.

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P-81 File.

Contains information regarding the P-81 DESMA presses and moulds. Includes memoranda regarding DESMA Industrial Machines, machine details, wear testing, and pricing. Includes correspondence to and from I.E. Weber, purchase orders, invoices, machine order and warranty information, mould drawings, advertisement clippings, notes, sizing information, insole patterns, and information on an application for the Ontario Economic Development Fund.

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P-82 : storm welt.

Contains material relating to the manufacturing and production of the p-82 storm welt. Includes invoices for moulds, memoranda regarding trial tests and moulds, correspondence to and from I.E. Weber regarding Ro-Search's work on the boot, and newspaper advertisement clippings.

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P-82 moulds, 1976-1979.

Contains material relating to P-82 moulds. Includes memoranda regarding moulds, invoices for moulds, purchase orders for moulds, and correspondence to and from I.E. Weber regarding the purchase of the moulds.

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Packing department.

Contains one photograph of the packing department. Caption states that "in this department, after cartoning, the goods are packed into cases ready for shipment or delivery to the warehouse".

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Parades : Kaufman Rubber Co.: Dominion Day parade float.

Contains one modern print copy negative of an old photograph of the Kaufman Rubber Co. Limited parade float for July 1, 1918. Identification included.

Back row, left to right: Ernie Dunbrook, Leo Cody, George Hainsworth (goaltender for the Montreal Canadians), Bernie Zuber, Ernie Ziegler, unidentified, unidentified, unidentified.

Middle row, left to right: unidentified, I.K. Weber.

Front row, left to right: unidentified, Oliver Schlegel [?], unidentified.

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Photo handbook.

Contains 206 photographs of various footwear making processes, corresponding to written standard practice numbers. Some photographs are missing, and some were never pasted into the binder.

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Photographs

File consists of photographs created and accumulated primarily by Kaufman Rubber and Kaufman Footwear. Includes images of buildings, employees, and of an aircraft manufacturer.

Kaufman Family

Photographs : A.R. Kaufman

Series consists of photographs including or taken by A.R. Kaufman between 1915 and 1930. Also includes a formal portrait of A.R. taken in the 1960's.

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Photographs : Album

Series consists of photographs originally contained in a photograph album created to demonstrate the activities of the Kaufman Rubber Co. Limited. It includes photographs of the general offices and production departments.

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Photographs : Employees

Series consists of formal group portraits of employees taken beteen 1912 and 1928, as well as photographs and slides at staff recognition events such as milestone nights, and retirements from the 1960's to the 1990's.

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Photographs : Events

Series consists of photographs taken as publicity to document significant Kaufman Footwear events.

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Photographs : Facilities

Series consists of photographs of the Kaufman Footwear plant on King St. in Kitchener, Ontario as well as other plants and facilities owned by Kaufman. Includes exterior and interior views.

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Photographs : Processes

Series consists of photographs documenting manufacturing operations at Kaufman Footwear, taken for use in the "Written Standard Practice" manuals.

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Photographs taken for written standard practice reports : Showertog unit operating equipment and accessories.

Contains photographs regarding written standard practice numbers P-2-34 to P-2-39 and M-6-4 to M-6-6. Showertog operating equipment and accessories represented in the photographs include mold carts, oven carts, a cooling fan, flame reinforcing units, a heel seat unit, oven control panel, fan mount and drive, and a frame hood.

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Photographs taken for written standard practice reports : extra Showertog pictures not used, August 1960.

Contains photographs depicting the Showertog making process and machinery. Includes several unidentified females. Includes identification of process steps and machinery on envelope: a) large pump, b) squeeze bottle use, c) reinforcing high heel, d) turntable, head of #3, e) unit #3 drain, f) squeeze bottle use, g) large [illedgible], h) stripping Snowbelle, i) draining Snowbelle and first fill.

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