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The Almer Company Limited

Series consists of material relating to The Almer Company Limited and Sunbeam Shoes. Series contains letters patent, an agenda, correspondence, agreements, and financial statements.

Dare Foods Limited


Series consists of miscellaneous materials created and accumulated by Claire Wallace. Includes notes, scripts, articles and ephemera.

Wallace, Claire

Maps and Plans

File consists of maps created by, or relevant to, the GRCA. Includes an historic conservation map, as well as a historic watershed act.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Subsidiaries : CAP Communications

Series consists of records relating to the formation, evolution, and history of CAP Communications Limited, and material relating to the television and radio stations the company operated and the network of which it was a part. Includes agreements (photostat and original copies) and other legal documents, correspondence, memoranda, share certificates, reports, meeting minutes, histories, advertising material, radio scripts, photographs, press clippings, architectural drawings, and other material.


Organization and Administration

Series consists of miscellaneous records concerning the organizational structure and functions of the Grand River Conservation Authority and its predecessors, the Grand River Conservation Commission and the Grand Valley Conservation Authority. Includes minutes of meetings, organizational charts and reports.

Grand River Conservation Authority


Series is comprised of a photocopy of one essay written by C.A. Panabaker written in 1946 entitled "One Hundred Years in Canadian Industry". The essay gives details on the history of the R. Forbes Company Ltd. mill, from 1888 to its purchase by Dominion Woollens and Worsteds in 1928.

Dominion Woollens and Worsteds Ltd.

Administration : Personnel

Series consists of records relating to the administration of personnel within Electrohome, including employee orientation, training, and recognition. Series includes files accumulated and used by Gary Alcock, Director of Human Resources from ca. 1980 to 1987, and J.R. Boehmer, Director of Human Resources from 1987. Includes correspondence, memoranda, pamphlets, manuals, agreements, press clippings, manuscript notes, organizational charts, and other material.


Incorporation : Acts and Bills

Series consists of records relating to the incorporation and organization of the Grand River Conservation Authority and its predecessors, the Grand River Conservation Commission and the Grand Valley Conservation Authority. Includes originals and photocopies of acts, bills, and letters patent.

Grand River Conservation Authority


Series consists of poetry written by John Herbert.

Herbert, John

Schantz, Franklin Abram.

Material created and accumulated by Franklin Abram Schantz. Includes correspondence between Franklin Abram Schantz and Orpheus Moyer Schantz.

Schantz Russell Family

Visual : Photographs : Reference Prints in Hanging Folders

Series consists primarily of copy prints of images originally taken between 1883 and 2001, maintained in hanging folders for corporate use: reference, publicity, etc. The series is organized numerically with each number representing a category assigned by the GRCA. Includes a "file guide" consisting of a key to the numbering system.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Administration : Financial : Accounts : Conestogo

Series consists of material relating to the capital and land clearing accounts for financing and construction of the Conestogo Dam Project, including gauge stations. Each folder contains quarterly financial statements for a particular account, accompanied by correspondence, receipts, invoices, tax notices, ms. notes, etc.

Grand River Conservation Commission

Board Minutes : Grand Valley Conservation Authority

Series consists of minutes of the general meetings of the Grand Valley Conservation Authority (GVCA) together with minutes of the GVCA Executive Committee. Includes minutes of the Grand Valley Conservation Authority Advisory Boards, whose number and official names varied over time. The name order of these bodies also varied, e.g. the Advisory Board on Recreation also appears as the Recreation Advisory Board.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Dare Foods Limited : Dare Foods (Potato Chip Division) Limited

Series consists of financial statements, accounts payable, legal records, correspondence, property records, potato chip packages, and records pertaining to the Surrender of Potato Chip Division. Includes records of Saratoga Products, Toronto; Saratoga Products Toronto and Hamilton; Saratoga Products Limited and Dare Foods (Potato Chip Division) Limited. Series is arranged chronologically.

Dare Foods Limited

Memorial exhibit typescripts and pamphlets

Series contains leaflets relating to Homer Watson’s life and memorial exhibits. Leaflets contain information about memorial exhibits such as one held by the Waterloo Trust and Savings Company building in Kitchener. One of the leaflets also contains a photocopied sketch of a graveyard scene. The series also contains a typescript biography of Watson written by his friend, Ross Hamilton. Another typescript covers a speech by Watson to shareholders of the Waterloo County Grand River Park. The speech calls for the conservation of a woodland area called Cressman Bush.

14. Address by H. Watson “Conservation of Cressman Bush for Waterloo County”
15. Homer Watson Paintings
16. Expense Account of Ross Hamilton in Connection with H. Watson Estate Feb. 4-10

17. Homer Watson, Artist - A Tribute
18. Biography of Homer Watson by Ross Hamilton
19. Catalogue Memorial Exhibition of Original Paintings by Homer Watson, R.C.A., L.L.D. 1947


Series consists of two pieces of correspondence relating to weather reporting equipment found loose, and material dating from 1971-1990 not obviously related to the other series in the fonds, including maintenance and operating manuals and information about the Water Management Division.

Grand River Conservation Commission

Public Relations Working Files

Series consists of records accumulated and used mainly by Robert Lovell in his role as Public Relations Manager (from 1963 to ca. 1988), and especially in the preparation and distribution of news releases and other publicity materials. Includes news releases, draft news releases, photographs and other visual material, press clippings, lists of media contacts, master and in-process press kits, product literature, correspondence, memoranda, and other material.


About Nancy-Lou Patterson.

This series contains folders maintained by Nancy-Lou Patterson. For published items about Nancy-Lou Patterson, see Series 9: Publications and Printed Items.

Patterson, Nancy-Lou

Press Clippings

Series consists of press coverage of Electrohome; the company's operations, activities, and products; issues of interest to the company; and Electrohome personnel. Includes press clippings, photocopies of press clippings, magazines containing articles about Electrohome, and reprints of magazine and newspaper articles. Some of the press clippings were obtained through the Canadian Press Clipping Service. Some of the clippings are loose, and some were compiled into binders corresponding to a specific time period.


Education and Early Career

Series consists of materials created and accumulated by Dorney from his time as a student at the University of Wisconsin and his early work in Wisconsin, particularly with grouse and animal parasites.

Dorney, Robert


Series consists of research materials created and accumulated by G. Elmore Reaman for his various publications and personal research. Includes research for Trail of the Black Walmut, Trail of the Hugenots, his family history and history of the Pennsylvania German settlement to Ontario.

Reaman, George Elmore

Public Relations Manager's Files

Series consists of records accumulated and used mainly by Robert Lovell in his role as Public Relations Manager (from 1963 to ca. 1988). Series includes correspondence files (including correspondence with community organizations, shareholders, and customers); subject files; records relating to the preparation and distribution of annual reports and the planning of annual meetings; records relating to the publicity of products, events, and board and management appointments; and other records relating to publicity of Electrohome.

Includes correspondence; memoranda; news releases (including some drafts); press clippings; draft speeches prepared for Carl A. Pollock, John A. Pollock, and other senior managers; reports to shareholders; product literature; photographs and other visual material; internal publications; and other material.



Series consists of slides taken by Robert Dorney that document the environment and animals in many sites across North America.

Dorney, Robert

Radio Broadcasts

Series consists of radio broadcasts by Elizabeth Long and others. Many of these broadcasts are radio letters submitted to Long to be read on air at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Long, Elizabeth

Family Papers.

Includes a diary written by Mary Ham detailing the events of her summer trip from Port McNicol, Ontario to the Canadian west including Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Executive Officers Files : Administration of A & C Boehmer Limited

Series consists of records relating to the administration and the potential sale of A & C Boehmer Limited (Kitchener, ON), accumulated and used by Carl A. Pollock and John A. Pollock in their roles as company directors. The company operated as the Boehmer Box Co., a family-run paper box manufacturing company established in 1874 in Kitchener. Carl Pollock was a director, secretary-treasurer, and vice-president of the company.

In 1974, the directors authorized Floyd Boehmer (president), Carl Pollock, and John Pollock to attempt the sale of the company, but it is unclear whether the company was actually sold at that time. Series includes financial statements, correspondence, memoranda, reports, agreements, ms. notes, and other material.



Series consists of correspondence between Elizabeth Long and others.

Long, Elizabeth


Series consists of materials relating to the national sales and ad club organizations including the Federation of Canadian Advertising and Sales Clubs and the Canadian Advertising and Sales Association. Also includes materials relating to other sales and ad clubs in Canada.

Kitchener Waterloo Sales and Ad Club

Short Stories

Series consists of manuscripts and typescripts of short stories by John Herbert.

Herbert, John

Dare Foods Limited : Dare Foods (Canning Division) Limited

Series consists of material relating to the St. Jacobs Canning Company Limited, St. Jacobs Cider Mill, and Dare Foods (Canning Division) Limited. Series includes financial statements, statement of earnings, records relating to the purchase of the St. Jacobs Canning Company by Major Foods, minutes, accounts, correspondence, records relating to the purchase of St. Jacobs Canning Company by Dare Foods Limited and records relating to the purchase of Dare Foods (Canning Division) Limited.

Dare Foods Limited


Series consists of packaging used for Dare biscuits.

Dare Foods Limited


Series consists of discrete items, including the first river flow recording gauge used by the GRCA, the GVCA banner and several engraving plates of GRCA logos.

Grand River Conservation Authority

W.L. Mackenzie King : death, funeral and estate

Series consists of documents received by Arthur King after the death of Mackenzie King on July 22, 1950: ephemera issued to participants in the memorial and funeral services, press releases, legal documents relating to the estate of Mackenzie King including his will and estate accounts, and commentary on his bequests.


Series consists of materials accumulated by Elizabeth Long relating to her interests and activities. Includes material relating to organizations of which Long was a member, materials from events attended by Long and publications.

Long, Elizabeth

Visual : Slides : Historic :"Archival Slides"

Series consists of two metal cases of "Archival" slides belonging to the the Grand River Conservation Authority which illustrate the history of the management of the Grand River Watershed including water management and conservation efforts primarily during the 1950s and 1960s.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Advertising : Working Files : Television and Stereo

Series consists of material used in the production of advertisements, catalogues, and brochures for Electrohome television and stereo products, as well as the company's Acoustech, Marantz, Planar, and Soundesign lines, and Ortofon components. Includes transparencies, photographs, negatives, slides, and printing proofs, as well as final versions of some advertisements, catalogues, and brochures.


Ratz, Herbert : professional activities.

Material documenting Herbert Ratz's professional activities in and outside his role as university Professor and administrator. Includes certificates, curriculum vitae, copies of presentations and publications, sabbatical and fellowship applications and teaching material.

Ratz Family

Works : Fiction

Series consists of works created by Stan Johannesen including essays, short stories, poems, and books. Includes both published and unpublished manuscripts, typescripts, computer output, drafts, and correspondence. Also contains materials relating to the launch of his book “Sister Patsy.”

Johannesen, S.K.

Annual files.

Contents: series consists of annual files maintained by Anne Innis Dagg from the 1950's to the 2000's. Files contain correspondence, ephemera, personal notes and more.

Dagg, Anne Innis


Packaging used for various products made by Dare Foods Limited or licensed affiliates.

Dare Foods Limited

Files Related to Zoological Books by Anne Innis Dagg.

Series consists of material relating primarily to the publication of Anne Innis Dagg's zoological books, including Canadian wildlife and man, The giraffe, Running, walking and jumping, Camel quest and The camel. Includes correspondence, clippings, ms. notes, typescripts, contracts, reviews, invoices, receipts and ephemera. Also includes two publications.

Dagg, Anne Innis

Files of Gordon Couling

Series consists of records kept by Gordon Couling, charter member and first chair of the teachers' council executive, relating to the formation, administration, and activities of the COAA, mainly for the period from 1953 to 1960. Includes yearly files kept by Couling documenting the administration and activities of the association, as well as Couling's files relating to the annual Leader's Institute at the Macdonald Insitute in Guelph, offered by the Community Programs Branch of the Ontario Department of Education. Includes correspondence, minutes, reports, exhibitors' lists, flyers and programs, course outlines and resource lists, course notes and handouts, forms and surveys, lists of student participants, and other material.

Couling, Gordon


Series consists of notebooks kept by Claire Wallace.

Wallace, Claire

Operations : Monitoring Records

Series consists of environmental monitoring raw data in the form of anemograph charts (1955-1970), gauge cards (1955-1967), rainfall charts (1955-1959, 1971) and snow surveys (1963-1964). An anemograph chart is a paper record of the direction and force of the wind; gauge cards contain data recorded manually by gauge readers at gauge stations along the Grand River; rainfall charts contain daily entries recording rainfall; snow surveys consist of booklets containing pre-printed pages for entering snow data. Although this data is not complete it is nonetheless important for providing a means whereby climatic and environmental change over time can be analyzed.

Grand River Conservation Commission

Company Newsletters

Series consists of company newsletters, produced and distributed for internal communications and publicity purposes. The Cobbler, published by the Greb Shoes Employees' Association, was begun in 1952. It was replaced with the Greb Newshound in 1962, and was published until [ca. 1971?]. In 1978, a new company newsletter, Greb Footnotes, was launched. Series may not include a complete run of any one publication, and some issues may be missing.

Greb Industries Limited

Administration : Annual Reports

Series consists of the annual reports of Electrohome. Series also includes some interim reports to shareholders, annual meeting notices, and photocopies of selected pages of the reports.


Operations : Electronic Products Division Manager's Files

Series consists of records accumulated and used by W.E. Curry in his role as Manager of the Electronic Products Division, and as a member of a committee for planning activities related to the official opening of the Electrohome plant on Wellington Street, Kitchener, in 1957. Includes correspondence, memoranda, meeting minutes, a speech, ephemera, and other material.


Harold A. Innis

Series consists of Anne Innis Dagg's files about her father, Harold Adams Innis. Includes typescripts of his autobiography and diaries, correspondence, information about royalties, biographial and critical material about Harold A. Innis, including papers written by Anne Innis Dagg.

Dagg, Anne Innis


Photographs of Dare Foods Limited’s head office, potato chip division building and employees.

Dare Foods Limited


Series consists of photographs taken by members of the Guy family. Includes nineteen slides showing the home at 110 John Boulevard as well as the surrounding area in the winter of 1952.

Guy, James Rutherford and George Harrington

Sales, Marketing and Advertising

Series consists of material relating to the sales, marketing, and advertising of Greb Shoes and its various brands, including Hush Puppies, Bauer, Mohicans, Ramblers, and Cat Treads. Includes magazine and newspaper advertisements, fliers, point-of-purchase advertisements, advertisements for Greb retailers and sales staff, speeches given at a sales meeting, a marketing case study, and other advertising material.

Greb Industries Limited


Contents: series consists of ts. and ms. speeches given by Bill Thomson at a variety of events.

Thomson, William


Series consists of pocket diaries and one daily diary kept by Dana Porter. The pocket dairies cover the period 1953-1966, excepting the years 1955 and 1964. The daily diary covers the years 1955-1959.

Porter, Dana Harris

Maps and Plans

Series consists of maps and plans, some created by Dorney during his education and through the course of his work. Also includes plans of the Robert Dorney Memorial Garden.

Dorney, Robert

Publicity : Clippings : Originals : Photocopies 1953-2002

Series consists of spiral-bound volumes and scrapbooks of original and photocopies of newspaper clippings relating to the activities of the Grand River Conservation Commission, Grand Valley Conservation Authority and Grand River Conservation Authority. The materials are organized chronologically; scrapbooks of clippings devoted to particular events such as floods on the Grand River are present.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Short Stories and Novels.

Series consists of typescripts and manuscripts of short stories and novels written by John Herbert.

Herbert, John


Series consists of biographical information on John Herbert.

Herbert, John

Kaufman, A.R. : Biographical

Series consists of biographical information about A.R. Kaufman. Includes clippings, articles, interviews and obituaries. Arranged in alphabetical order.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)


Series consists of manuscript and typescripts of poems written by John Herbert between 1953 and 2000. The series is divided into files for each individual poem and they are arranged chronologically.

Herbert, John


Series consists of publications written by Dorney and others, as well as proceedings of conferences that Dorney spoke at and materials relating to the publication of Dorney's book "The professional practice of environmental management." The book was published posthumously in 1989 and was edited by Robert's wife Lindsay Dorney.

Dorney, Robert


Series consists of ephemera collected by Robert Alden Sanborn including a booklet of poetry by Bonnie Elizabeth Parker, greeting cards, and clippings regarding his writing and general interests.

Published illustrations.

This series contains discrete printed items containing illustrations by Nancy-Lou Patterson, not accompanied by any correspondence or working papers.

Patterson, Nancy-Lou

Correspondence: Smith, Gertrude

Series is comprised of correspondence between Gertrude Smith (sister of Elizabeth Smith Shortt) and others. Correspondence is organized by surname of correspondent.

Shortt, Elizabeth Smith

Photographs : Processes

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

Kaufman Footwear

Kaufman, A.R. : Personal Files

Series consists of fragmentary files maintained by A.R Kaufman relating to his personal life and interests. Includes an address book, correspondence, records of awards and honours received, and a report written by him as outgoing president of the YMCA ca. 1921 summarizing two years of re-organization. Arranged alphabetically.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

Non-Fiction Works

Series consists of non-fiction works created and accumulated by Bernard Suits. Includes both published and unpublished essays, commentaries, reviews and chapters of his book "The Grasshopper: Games, Life and Utopia" as well as the unpublished sequel "Return of the Grasshopper: Further Reflections on Games, Life and Utopia." Also includes materials relating to the copyright of his book "The Grasshopper."

Suits, Bernard

Administration : Corporate Planning Files

Series consists of material relating to the philosophy, objectives, and policies of Electrohome and to management theory and practice. Includes workshop manuals and other information about management and business principles, policy statements, research reports, article reprints, memoranda, and other material.



Series consists primarily of issues of the newsletter produced by the association for its membership. The newsletter contains association reports, announcements of upcoming events and exhibitions, information and tips on art techniques and materials, reports from other art associations and organizations, advertisements, etc. Most issues also contain a list of the association executive and advisory directors. Series includes issues of the Five Counties Art Association Bulletin (1955-1964), Central Ontario Art Association Bulletin (1964-1970), and the Central Ontario Art Association Newsletter (1982-1998). Series also includes page proofs (i.e. before photocopying) of newsletter issues (1982-1998), correspondence and memoranda, brochures and flyers, photographs, and handwritten notes. It is not clear whether every issue of the newsletter produced is present in the series.

Central Ontario Art Association

Russell, Dorothy : Personal.

Material created or accumulated by Dorothy Russell that does not fit into any other series category previously established. Includes ephemera, an address book and a notebook.

Schantz Russell Family

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