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Letters to Betty and Bill.

Letters, cards, and postcards written to Betty Forbes and Bill Land from Millicent Lyall Forbes, Helene, Isabelle Alexandra Burt (Aunt Diddy), and Uncle Art. File also includes letters from Ray McMurphy to Betty Forbes, an account with Smuck's China and Gift Shop in Kitchener, and a wedding program for Thomas Land and Sylvia Wink.

Forbes, Betty

Lillian with Louisa on her lap, Laurine Augustine & Rosa B., Edward in background.

Photograph of a group of four children and one adult sitting down in the garden by the porch of a house, taken at 172 Margaret Avenue (Kitchener) in 1896.

According to annotations, people in the photograph are Lillian Breithaupt (with Louise Catherine Geil on her lap), Laurine Catherine Augustine, Rosa Melvina Breithaupt Hewetson Clark, and John Edward Breithaupt.

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark family

Margaret Avenue home.

Photograph of the front of a three-story house, possibly the house at 172 Margaret Avenue. There are trees and plants in the background and foreground and other houses in the background.

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark family

Wedding anniversary party.

Photograph of a group of eleven adults and twelve children standing or sitting down outside during a picnic at Bridgeport on the occasion of John Schmitt Anthes and Lydia Catherine Herlan Anthes' 42nd wedding anniversary. There is a wooden fence with a sign reading "Bowling Alley" and vegetation behind the group.

People in photograph in back row are (left to right) are: Cyrena Harriet Anthes, Frank Anthes holding an unidentified infant, Carrie Breithaupt holding an unidentified infant, John Schmitt Anthes, Lydia Catherine Anthes, Emeline Merner Rieder, Talmon Henry Rieder, Peter Rieder, Ella Elmina Cook, Martha Melvina Rieder, and Lydia Louisa Breithaupt. Children in front row are (left to right): Unidentified with the exception of Walter Hailer Breithaupt, second to right.

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark family

School group photograph.

Photograph of a school group of 37 children by a building entrance, possibly Margaret Avenue School.

According to annotations, one of the persons in photograph is possibly Helena Esther Duffield.

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark family

Lang Tannery, 5 negs 8x10 [an order for reprints from The Lang Tanning Company is also included]

Images of 2 illustrations of the exterior of the Lang Tanning Company, one of which depictates the tannery as it was in 1850.
An image of a document describing the history of the Lang Tanning Company.
2 photographs, dated 1948, of horses and a cart of materials outside of the tannery.
Includes an order for reprints from The Lang Tanning Company.

Belair, Charles

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family fonds.

Material related to the lives and activities of members of the Augustine and Kaufman families of Kitchener, Ontario and of the Ham family of Toronto, Ontario, in particular of the parents, aunt and grandparents of Mary Ham. Includes biographical information, clippings, correspondence, diaries, ephemera and photographs.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Augustine and Kaufman families.

A photograph of the Augustine and Kaufman families taken on December 25, 1941 in front of 22 Margaret Ave. Kitchener, Ontario.

Back row, left to right: Albert William Augustine, Mary Eleanor Kaufman (Merritt), Edmond Kaufman, Bernard Sandwell, Robert Kaufman, Carl Kaufman, Alvin Ratz Kaufman, Milton Ratz Kaufman.

Middle Row, left to right: Mary Caroline Augustine, Edna Louise Augustine, Helen Mary Sandwell, Jean Kaufman (wife of A.R. Kaufman), Jean Kaufman (Koetsier), Emma Ratz Kaufman, Edith Kaufman (wife of M.R. Kaufman), John Ross Augustine.

Front row, left to right, seated: Mrs. Hutton, Mary Kaufman.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

City Hall : old City Hall, copy.

Copy negative of a photo of a painting by Reuben Jukes of Kitchener done in 1924 of the 1869 city hall, which was being torn down in Fall 1924.

The painting now hangs in Kitchener City Hall at 200 King Street West.

Belair, Charles

Bowman, Annie.

One head and shoulders studio portrait of Annie Bowman, seen looking at camera, that was found with Hervey Bowman's belongings.

Schantz Russell Family

Bowman, Hervey M. : home.

Exterior view of Hervey Bowman's home located at 60 Church Street, Kitchener, Ontario by an unidentified photographer. The house is somewhat obscured by trees and an adult, possibly Hervey Bowman, is seen standing at left, behind a row of shrubs.

Schantz Russell Family

Bowman, Hervey.

One head and shoulders studio portrait of Hervey Bowman, seen looking at camera and dressed in a suit and tie, that was found with his belongings.

Schantz Russell Family


Plan showing a subdivision of Berlin with 642 lots in three parcels. Includes transparent overlay stencil reflecting the locations of current Kitchener buildings and landmarks.

Schantz Russell Family

Kaufman Footwear : employees at work : production.

Contains photographs of employees at work on various stages of the production process. Includes identification of some of the employees: Eileen Buchner, Don Kraft, Bill Ariss, Helen Wroble, Bob Kerlit, William Kopes, Art Stager, Doug Hackbart, and John Stebli.

Kaufman Footwear

Busy Berlin map poster.

File consists of one reprint of the Busy Berlin map of 1912. The map was reprinted in 1989 at 69% of the original size by the Kitchener Public Library.

Kaufman Family

Fennell, Patricia Grace.

File consists of one upper body studio portrait of Patricia Grace Fennell as a child. Inscription reads "Patricia Fennel aged 2 years & 9 months."

Bowlby Boyd Family

Bowlathon information sheets.

Two copies of an information sheet for bowlers participating in the ninth annual bowlathon presented by Youth in Conflict with the Law and Community Justice Initiatives. The bowlathon was held at Victoria Bowlerama in Kitchener, Ontario and was intended to raise money for Youth in Conflict with the Law and Community Justice Initiatives. Money was collected through the cost for bowlers to participate and sponsors pledging money to support a particular bowler. Both copies of the information sheet contain handwritten notes on the verso.

Telegdi, Andrew

Potential closure of St. Mary’s General Hospital.

Material created or accumulated by Andrew Telegdi during his tenure as a Member of Parliament related to the potential closure of St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener, Ontario. The material documents the opinions of a constituent as well as Telegdi’s political involvement in the matter. Records include correspondence and a copy of an article likely written by Telegdi.

Telegdi, Andrew

Underemployment of immigrants and refugees in Canada.

Material created or accumulated by Andrew Telegdi during his tenure as a Member of Parliament related to the unemployment and underemployment of immigrants and refugees in Canada. Includes articles with background information and news releases announcing changes to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations impacting the selection process for skilled workers immigrating to Canada. Also contains material related to two forums held in Kitchener, Ontario in 2003 addressing the unemployment and underemployment of immigrants and refugees in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. Records include correspondence, an agenda, printed web articles and press clippings, an invitation, and other textual material.

Telegdi, Andrew

Ashley Smith case.

Material accumulated by Andrew Telegdi during his tenure as a Member of Parliament related to Ashley Smith, a teenager who died on October 19, 2007 while incarcerated at the Grand Valley Institution for Women in Kitchener, Ontario. Records include an information sheet containing details about Ashely Smith’s case as well as a list of questions for Stockwell Day, then Member of Parliament and Minister of Public Safety, and Rob Nicholson, then Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada. The questions focus on Ashley Smith and the conditions of her confinement and death as well as the Canadian prison system. Additionally, the file includes a report containing copies of news articles from media outlets across Canada related to Ashley Smith. It is not known how or why Andrew Telegdi acquired these records.

Telegdi, Andrew

Dominion Tire factory and workers

File consists of one photograph of employees of Dominion Tire going home from work with a few houses and the Dominion Tire factory visible in the background. File includes a typed caption, likely used as part of a display, that reads: "Going home from work (field in foreground is now parking lot)."

Dominion Rubber Systems

Dominion Tire factory

File consists of one photograph of the front elevation Dominion Tire factory. The factory appears to have been recently built as in the foreground piles of dirt and construction materials can be seen.

Dominion Rubber Systems

Canadian Consolidated Rubber buildings.

File consists of a leather bound photograph album of buildings owned by the Canadian Consolidated Rubber Company. The photographs are mounted in linen and include images of: Dominion Tire, Berlin [Kitchener]; The Kimmel Felt Co. Limited, Berlin [Kitchener]; Berlin Felt Boot Co. Limited, Berlin [Kitchener]; The Elmira Felt Co. Limited, Elmira; The Canadian Rubber Company of Montreal Limited, Montreal; The Granby Rubber Company Limited, Granby; The Maple Leaf Rubber Company Limited, Port Dalhousie; The Merchant's Rubber Company Limited, Berlin [Kitchener];
*Dominion Rubber Company Limited. St. Jerome.

Dominion Rubber Company


Clippings, primarily relating to both the [1894?] Lacrosse championship and the 1959 Kitchener downtown fire.

Martin, John Gartshore

Municipal building, Kitchener, Ontario.

File consists of architectural drawings of the proposed municipal building for the city of Kitchener. Plans are unsigned but are probably by W.H.E. Schmalz. Sheet one shows the ground floor plan, elevation of comfort station, comfort station floor plan, mezzanine floor plan. Sheet two shows the basement floor plan and the comfort station basement floor plan.

Schmalz, W.H.E.

Proposed municipal building for Kitchener, Ontario suggested by Mr. W. Harttung.

File consists of architectural drawings of the proposed municipal building for the city of Kitchener. Plans were drawn by Hall & Duerr, architects and industrial engineers. Sheet one shows a presentation drawing, section thru council chambers, section thru assembly room, ground floor plan, first floor plan, second floor plan. Sheet two shows a first floor plan (in situ) a second floor plan and a third floor plan. Sheet three shows King st elevation, rear elevation, longitudinal section, basement floor plan and perspective view.

Schmalz, W.H.E.

Peter McArthur log house : Doon Pioneer Village.

Five images of the Peter McArthur log house at Doon Pioneer Village (now Doon Heritage Crossroads) in Kitchener, Ont. Caption on the verso of the image used in the book states "Peter McArthur's log house now in the Pioneer Village, near Doon. Note overhang on both sides which is a very rare type of construction". Also includes a handwritten note regarding the building.

Rempel, John I.

Edward Street water tower.

File consists of two photographs and a postcard of the Edward Street (now Duke Street) water tower in Kitchener.

Pequegnat, Marcel

[Shoemaker's Lake wells?].

File consists of four mounted photographs (plus duplicates) of artesian wells, probably located near the pumping station at Shoemaker's Lake. Two of the photographs show two men near the wells, and one photograph shows 10 men gathered around a well and the drilling rig.

Pequegnat, Marcel

St. George Street water tower.

File consists of two photographs (plus duplicates) of the water tower on St. George Street in Kitchener, one taken during construction, and one upon completion.

Pequegnat, Marcel


File consists of photographs of artesian wells. Includes three photographs of Roberts well at the Shoemaker Avenue pumping station; two photographs of well 30A, or the Hartley well, also at Shoemaker Avenue; one photograph of #20 well (location not identified); and one photograph of two boys at the Kelly well (location not identified). The boys are identified on a modern handwritten note as Robert and James Pequegnat.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Unidentified man.

Head and shoulders cabinet card studio portrait of an unidentified man, seen looking off camera, from the Bechler family photo album.

Bechler family

Card of thanks.

A press clipping addressed to the Editor News Record from the Bechler family photo album. Clipping consists of a card of thanks from Frederich Bechler to the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., the employers of Russell's Cigar Factory, friends, and family thanking the addressed for support after the death of his daughter, Wilhelmina Henrietta Bechler.

Bechler family

Bowlby, David Shannon

File consists of one three quarter length studio graduation portrait of David Shannon Bowlby. David is shown with legs crossed, wearing a gown and holding a graduation cap in his lap.

Clement Bowlby Family

Bowlby, George Herbert and dog Tippo Saib.

File consists of one full body studio portrait showing George Herbert Bowlby, about age 3, with dog Tippo Saib by the "Ontario" Photograph Gallery, Berlin, Ont. George and Tippo are shown in an outdoor setting in front of a wooden fence.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement, Edwin Perry and Janie Elizabeth Bowlby.

File consists of two identical full length wedding portraits of Edwin Perry Clement and Janie Elizabeth Bowlby. Edwin Perry is seated in an arm chair and Janie is standing at his side, dressed in white gown and veil, with right arm resting on his shoulder.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement, Edwin Perry.

File consists of three photographs and six negatives showing the residence of Edwin Perry Clement at 51 Benton St., Kitchener. The photographs show the house before and after a sunroom was added, as well as the belvedere. As well, the file consists of four miscellaneous negatives showing a sailboat, a woman in a fur coat and a child in a box.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement family.

File consists of three identical studio portraits (two mounted) of the sons of Janie and E.P. Clement. Left to right are: Edwin Oliver, William Pope, David Ward, and Charles Bowlby.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement, Janie Elizabeth Bowlby and Edwin Perry Clement.

File consists of two identical photographs showing the Bowlby and Clement families dressed as characters from "Cinderella." Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement is shown as Cinderella, and Edwin Perry Clement is the Prince. The family is shown standing on the front steps of Ward Hamilton Bowlby's home.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement, William Pope.

File consists of two photographs of William Pope Clement. He is shown in his office on the telephone looking at a document. One photograph is a cropped and enlarged version of the other.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement, William Pope.

File consists of four photographs showing the home of William Pope Clement and wife Muriel Alberta Kerr Clement at 71 Heins Ave., Kitchener, Ont. The home was built for them by Mr. Frank.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement, William Pope.

File consists of six studio proofs of upper body portraits William Pope Clement. Also included is the original proof-book.

Clement Bowlby Family

Walking party.

File consists of three snapshots (two duplicates and one variant) showing a walking party at Chicoppee. Members of the party include: Frederick Bowman Kelly, Florence Grace Clement, Dorothy Pierson [?], Freida Kathleen Boyd Heefer, Blanche Mildred Clement Kelly, Clayton Snyder, Vera Bonnell (Havergal friend), Norah Smythe, Sadie Devitt, Pete [Moyer?], Edwin Oliver Clement, Eddie Hewitt.

Clement Bowlby Family

Belmont building plans.

File consists of material relating to Job #67-14, an office building on Belmont Avenue in Kitchener. Includes proposed, revised, and accepted architectural plans and drawings for the building as well as plans from previous jobs of a similar nature. Some plans contain handwritten annotations. File also contains some handwritten notes.

Dixon, Ross

House for sale : Glasgow Road.

File consists of a photograph of a house for sale on Glasgow Road in Kitchener. Verso of backing for photograph contains information about office hours.

Dixon, Ross

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