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Kitchener Downtown Mall

Film approximately 7:20 minutes in length of Kitchener Mall a pedestrianized stretch of King Street East in downtown Kitchener during the summer months. Pedestrians and cyclists are seen moving along sidewalks and crossing streets, with the occasional trolleybus passing by. Parking spaces are painted in white hash marks with numerous tree-filled planters, flowerbeds, and benches positioned within and along them. Shots of flower beds, sculptures, a water fountain donated by the Big Brothers Association, and people seated on patios and benches appear through out. Buildings and storefronts visible include: Odeon, Eaton's, Kresge, Dutch Boy Food Market, Strand Bowl, Palladium Restaurant, Lyric theatre, Pennsylvania Kitchen, Goudies Department Store, the Walper Hotel, Queen's Restaurant, the Toronto Dominion Bank, Grafton's, Woolworth's, Sally's, Zeller's, Jack Fraser, Herman Lippert Mens Wear, Young's Jewellers, Samer's, and Frank's Mens Wear.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record

Dare sales wagon at H. K. Forler

Photograph of Ralph Doerr and William Kettleborne standing next to a horse-drawn C.H. Doerr & Co. sales wagon outside of the H. K. Forler storefront in Wellesley.

Dare Foods Limited

Report of a lecture given by Abudha Khan.

A report of a lecture given by the spirit Abudha Khan through Thomas Lacey. The lecture was given at a séance held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Sheldon in Waterloo, Ontario. The report states that the usual sitters were present at this circle.

Lacey, Thomas

Birthplace of Hon. Mackenzie King, Kitchener, Ont.

Postcard featuring photograph of Mackenzie King standing at the front of his childhood home. He is seen standing with right hand in suit pocket and left on the cope of a walking cane. Top of postcard reads: Birthplace of Hon. Mackenzie King, Kitchener, Ont.

Schneider, J.M. family

118th Battalion clippings.

Clipping of an article (ill.) from the October 4, 1966 edition of the Kitchener-Waterloo Record titled "Memento of Kaiser bust given to Pioneer Village" and an undated clipping with caption: "The dunked bust of German emperor was salvaged from mud of Victoria Park lake."

Schneider, Norman Christoph

50th Anniversary speech.

Consists of Norman C. Schneider's remarks (manuscript, original) to the family on May 20, 1975 at the Charcoal Steak House on the occasion of his 50th wedding anniversary. It includes reminiscences about his family's history: the J.M Schneider home on Courtland Ave., births known as "Lantern night" with family members moving between four homes in a row bringing lanterns and hot water. Also includes a brief background on Ethel Schneider's family and how she came to live next door to Norman's family.

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Baby Doeppler.

Studio portrait of an infant posed upright in a chair, dressed in a gown and lace cardigan. Possibly a cousin to Anna Elizabeth Metz Schneider.

Schneider, J.M. family

Maple leaf.

Maple leaf hand painted by Suddaby Public School students to commemorate the centennial of the school.

Schneider, Norman Christoph

J.M. Schneider : first shop.

One photograph showing J.M. Schneider and Charles Schneider standing on the outside front steps of the "first shop". A free-standing sign is visible with "J.M. Schneider" painted on it; J.M. Schneider is leaning against a large lantern on a pole.

Schneider, J.M. family

Competition for city hall, Kitchener, Ont.

File consists of architectural drawings for the proposed Kitchener city hall, probably by W.H.E. Schmalz. The plans are dated Aug.4, 1921. Sheet one shows two elevations and one cross section. Sheet two shows six floor plans. The plans are unsigned, but thought to be by W.H.E. Schmalz based on similarity to other signed plans. A small beehive drawing is present where an architect's signature would usually be found.

Schmalz, W.H.E.

Birth, marriage, will and cemetery papers.

Birth, Marriage, Will and Cemetery papers related to Alfred Gofton and family. They include:
1. Birth certificate for wife Charlotte Braun;
2. Marriage certificate for Alf Gofton and Charlotte Braun dated June 6, 1923;
3. Will of Elizabetha Schneider dated Jan. 10, 1905 naming John Metz and Albert B. Schneider as executors;
4. Receipts for perpetual care at Mount Hope Cemetery from the 1930s

Schneider, J.M. family

Circus Parade, King Near Benton.

Copy negatives of elephants walking down city streets. The first is of an old photograph of elephants walking down a city street captioned: "Circus Day in Berlin". Caption accompanying negative reads: "1) Circus Day in Berlin nr p/o at Benton." The second is of elephants walking down a city street, taken from behind, while passing the Market Hotel accompanied by a caption that reads: "5) circus parade king near benton 1904". File also includes caption notes for the next 6 files in series titled PARADES.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record

Family Papers.

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.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Anthes Manufacturing Company : employees under factory sign.

Mounted photograph of employees standing in a row, posed for the camera, at the side front of the Anthes Manufacturing Company building under a painted sign that reads: "The Anthes Mfg. Co. of Berlin. Limited." J.I. Frank Anthes is visible standing in a doorway behind the employees at right.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Victoria Park trees

Photograph of trees, one with a stump seat, in Victoria Park. A wrought iron bench and lampposts are visible in the background.

Schantz Russell Family

Bowman family.

Photographs of Hervey Bowman, a house on Church St., Kitchener, and a house on Roland St., Kitchener. Note that the photographs were found with correspondence between Franklin Abram Schantz and Franklin Bowman regarding Hervey Bowman's death.

Schantz Russell Family

Unidentified woman.

Full body studio portrait of unidentified woman seen looking off camera while standing next to a table, holding a document..

Schantz Russell Family

Confirmation certificate of Gottfried Lehler.

Confirmation certificate granted to Gottfried Lehler from Lutherithen Kirche zu Luden. The certificate is written in German and the translation is as follows: Gottfried Lehler, born on the 1st of September in the year of 1869, confirmed on the 15th of April in the year of 1883 in the Lutheran Church of [ineligible], Waterloo, Ontario.

Bechler family

Victoria Park west pathway

Photograph of tree-lined west pathway, along lake's edge in Victoria Park. The crossed legs and feet of a seated man appear immediately at left, and a group walking toward Roos Island bridge are visible further down the path.

Schantz Russell Family

Clippings.

Clipping of photo with caption from the June 7, 1952 edition of the Kitchener-Waterloo Record: "GREET DEFENCE MINISTER - Henry A. Hosking, MP for Wellington South (left), of Guelph, and Norman C. Schneider, MP elect for Waterloo North, welcomed Defence Minister Claxton (right) when he landed at the Waterloo-Wellington airport yesterday after a flight from Ottawa. Behind Mr. Claxton is Russell Daly, Guelph, president of the Western Ontario Liberal Association."

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Report of séance.

A complete report of a séance held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Sheldon in Waterloo. The sitters present at this circle were Mr. Thomas Lacey, Mrs. E. W. Sheldon, Mr. M. Swartz, Mrs. M. Swartz, Mr. G. Steiss, Mrs. G. Steiss, Mr. O. G. Smith, and Mrs. Thomas Lacey. The spirits communicated with through Thomas Lacey during this séance were Maskeline, C.D., the mother of Mrs. Sheldon, Mike, Wickie, Walter, Mr. Stead, Great Bear, Elk Horn, and several unidentified spirits. The spirit guide Abudha Khan was present at this séance.

Lacey, Thomas

Schneider, Herbert J. and Betty Ruppel.

Undated clipping (ill.) regarding the wedding of Herbert J. Schneider and Betty Ruppel at the Kress Hotel in Preston. Article notes Brita Schneider served as bridesmaid and Howard Schneider as bestman. File includes place cards for the Bride and Groom.

Schneider, J.M. family

Female office staff.

Informal group portrait of six office staff employees. Lillian Daniels is standing at left and Irmengarde Hagen seated at left.

Schneider, J.M. family

Berlin Rescue and Hose Co.: Horse-drawn in front of Frederick St. Firehall.

Copy negative of a torn and taped photograph of members of the Rescue and Hose Co. on, and in front of, a horse drawn wagon. Corresponding caption from caption list in file 9 reads: "2) Berlin Rescue & Hose Co horse drawn in front of Fred St. firehall." Annotations on one of the reference prints in file read: "Scharlach, Charles [Loelu?], [Uhrig?], Timms, Dan Boettger, John Rhodes, Frank Seebert."

Kitchener-Waterloo Record

Dominion Rubber club

File consists of one photograph of employees seated around the table at the Dominion Rubber club. A Staebler Insurance calendar can be seen in the background.

Dominion Rubber Systems

Unidentified man.

Full body cabinet card studio portrait of an unidentified man, seen looking at camera with right arm propped on back of chair, from the Bechler family photo album.

Bechler family

Barn raising of Abram Weber's barn, near Heidelberg, Ontario.

One image of the barn raising of Abram Weber's barn, near Heidelberg, Ontario. The image is the same as the one in the first edition, but is different from those used in the second edtion of Rempel's book. A caption on the verso of the print reads: "Erected July 1966. Abram Weber's farm, near Heidelberg."

Rempel, John I.

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

Berlin Fire Brigade, Throwing Stream Over St. Paul's Church.

Copy negative of Page 78 of Twentieth Century Number of Busy Berlin showing fire brigade in action at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Queen St. and a partial view of group portrait. Fire brigade caption reads: "Berlin Fire Brigade (Throwing steam over St. Paul's Church)". Group portrait caption reads: "Another Group of Travellers. W. G. Cleghorn, I. S. K. Weber, A. K. Dunke, J. Voelker, and L. Stuebing."

Kitchener-Waterloo Record

Clippings.

Clipping of photo with caption from unidentified and undated newspaper: "SPEAKS IN WATERLOO - The prime minister [Louis St. Laurent] spoke from the City Hall steps in Waterloo this afternoon. Mayor Roberts (left) and N.C. Schneider, MP, are with him."

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Ahrens, Charles August and family.

Photograph of Charles August Ahrens and family in front of their first home on Courtland Ave. in what was then Berlin, Ontario.

Left to right: Charles August Ahrens, his wife Emma, children Lottie and Fred, and Martin Nagel.

Schneider, J.M. family

Schneider Avenue from Victoria Park gate

Photograph of Schneider Avenue taken from stone gates at Victoria Park entrance. Leafy trees, wooden electrical poles and pedestrian sidewalks line the length of the residential street.

Schantz Russell Family

Unidentified women.

Head and shoulders studio portrait of two unidentified women, seen looking off camera and wearing fancy hats, from the Bechler family photo album.

Bechler family

Chemical laboratory.

Photograph of the chemical laboratory at the Lang Tanning Company Limited with employees, four women and one man, working along tables covered in glass jars and equipment.

Lang Tanning Company, Ltd.

C.C.F. Crusaders program presentation

Two handbills for a free C.C.F. Crusaders program presentation at the Regent Theatre in Elmira on October 11, 1933 featuring the Crusading Choristers and talks by Varden Latsch and John Walter.

Royal visit.

A photograph of George VI, King of Great Britain and Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain on the platform at the train station in Kitchener, Ontario signing a book. The photograph is by Charles Belair, Binning Studio. Mary Caroline Augustine and Jane Baetz are identified as Brownies in this photo.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman 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

Diary : 1920-1923.

School exercise book filled with diary entries from Oct. 30, 1920 to April 1, 1923 written by Dorothy Russell recording her life at the normal school in Toronto, Ont. and the beginning of her teaching career in Kitchener, Ont.

Schantz Russell Family

Westmount prospectus.

File consists of material relating to the Westmount development in Waterloo. Includes a prospectus (Realty Pointers: Westmount, "The Development Beautiful") prepared by Beck & Eisenbach (Berlin, ON) containing a plan of Westmount; and a photograph of a topographical landscape painting showing Berlin, Waterloo, and Westmount, prepared by Gibson Catlett, Real Estate Landscape Paintings (Calgary, AB). The plan in the prospectus contains ms. annotations.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Clement, Edwin Perry.

File consists of one upper body studio portrait of Edwin Perry Clement seen looking off camera.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement, Edwin Perry.

Upper body studio portrait of Edwin Perry Clement. Photographer's folder included in file.

Clement Bowlby Family

Buildings and signs.

File consists of photographs and snapshots of Electrohome plants, warehouses, offices, and subsidiaries, including exterior, aerial, and interior shots. Some photographs contain identification on verso. File also includes a photograph of the Physics Building at the University of Waterloo during construction.

Electrohome

Community activities.

File consists of 13 photographs relating to events and activities in the Kitchener-Waterloo community in which Electrohome or CKCO-TV (Central Ontario Television Limited) played a role. Includes photographs of CKCO-TV camera operators and commentators at Queen Elizabeth's visit to Canada in June, 1973, and of W.D. McGregor being presented to Her Majesty; photographs of Prime Minister Trudeau visiting the CKCO-TV studio and meeting Carl A. Pollock; and photographs of Miss Oktoberfest, John A. Pollock presenting a cheque, and other subjects. File also includes a letter, a memorandum, and a typed news story outline about the Royal Visit.

Electrohome

Notebook : movies, plays and concerts.

A promotional notebook published in 1912 by the Alaska Feather & Down Co., Montreal, used by Dorothy Russell to record movies, plays and concerts she attended in Kitchener, Ont., Toronto, Sarnia, Chatham and Chicago, 1921-1928. Included are the names of actors and actresses, the theatre and the date.

Schantz Russell Family

Schneider, Norman C. snapshots.

128 snapshots, some with identifications. Contains Norman C. Schneider's photos of 1916 "118th Battalion" such as interior photos of barracks at Berlin (Kitchener), Ottawa, tents at Camp Borden; the Schneider family home "Buena Vista" with John Metz out front in two of the photos; picnics with friends, Gatineau River, plane crashes, A nice catch of fish.

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Victoria Park lake

Photograph of Victoria Park lake taken from Roland Street bridge, including view of Swan Island. Smoke tower from old glue factory partially visible in background skyline.

Schantz Russell Family

J.M. Schneider 25 Year Club.

Group portrait of the Schneider's 25 Year Club. Norman C. Schneider (far left) and Frederick H. Schneider (far right) are standing in the back row, and Irmengarde Hagen (left) and Lillian Daniels (right) are standing at centre in the second row.

Schneider, J.M. family

Home movie / Guy family.

One film reel, a home movie showing members of the Guy family and friends. Film shows family activities in New York, Waterloo and Bermuda including children, winter activities, fishing, vacationing and more. A scene list by Jim Guy is included.

Guy, James Rutherford and George Harrington

Ahrens family home.

One photograph of the Ahrens family home at the corner of Benton St. and Courtland Ave. while under construction. Two unidentified people are standing next to the house with piles of wood and debris visible in the foreground.

Schneider, J.M. family

Report of séance.

A complete report of a séance held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. Sheldon in Waterloo. The sitters present at this circle were Mr. Thomas Lacey, Mrs. E. W. Sheldon, Miss. Kreiner, Mr. E. W. Sheldon, Mrs. M. Swartz, Mr. M. Swartz, Mrs. Thomas Lacey, Mr. O. G. Smith, Mrs. O. G. Smith, and Mr. Steiss. The spirits communicated with through Thomas Lacey during this séance were Wickie, Walter, Mike, Pansy, Mr. Stead, Charlie, Wilhelmine, Great Bear, Blue Snake, Marcelle, and Arch. Deacon Colley. The spirit guide Abudha Khan was present at this séance.

Lacey, Thomas

Tribute to Fred H. Schneider.

Typescript speech notes (original) by Norman C. Schneider consisting of a tribute to Fred H. Schneider given at the annual J.M. Schneider Ltd. meeting held at the Walper on January 25, 1968.

Schneider, Norman Christoph

Miscellaneous : 1964-1965.

File consists of 31 photographs and snapshots of employees; meetings, conferences and exhibitions; employee recreational events; plant canteens; and other subjects. File also includes 2 printing proofs of line drawings for use in the employee newsletter Sparks and Chips. Some photographs include identification on verso.

Photos include: Electrohome display at the 1965 Pacific National Exhibition, two men standing with a boxed organ in front of a Hudson's Bay Company truck, 1965 Waterloo county Dairy Princess, Waterloo College Associate Faculties' (now UW) new Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Building, "Santiago [?] presented to Al Ecuyer, Edmonton Eskimo" and more.

Electrohome

The Fisher slit barn, near Kitchener.

Three images of the Fischer slit barn, near Kitchener. One image is in the book, one image is a variation of the one in the book, and one looks like an image of the same barn taken at a later date.

Rempel, John I.

Plant 3 opening.

File consists of 39 photographs of the construction of Plant 3 (Wellington Street) and the official opening ceremony. Includes informal progress photographs, photographs of speeches during the opening ceremony (including some of Carl A. Pollock), and photographs of the reception.

Electrohome

Plant 6 and Plant 10.

File consists of negatives and contact sheets depicting the interior and exterior of Plant 6 (Kitchener industrial park) and Plant 10 (Cambridge).

Electrohome

Plant 6 and plant 10.

File consists of photographs of Electrohome's Plant 6 (Kitchener) and Plant 10 (Cambridge). Includes photographs of the manufacturing, loading, shipping, and lumber storage areas and aerial photographs of Plant 6. File also includes a photograph of a group of Electrohome sales staff posing outside a bus with "Electrohome Showtime '66" hats and portfolios. File also includes one memorandum. Duplicate photographs are present.

Electrohome

Plant 6 : industrial park.

File consists of material relating to the announcement and construction of Plant 6 in Kitchener's industrial park. Includes a news release, three photographs of the ground-breaking ceremony, and four photographs of the plant at various stages of construction. Pictured with Carl A. Pollock at the ground-breaking ceremony are Art Balabazuk, R.D. Armstrong, and Kitchener Mayor Keith Hymmen.

Electrohome

Negatives.

File consists of five negatives showing images of University of Waterloo, Mennonite women, Castle Kilbride and a park.

Rex, Kay

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

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 family

File consists of two identical group portraits (one mounted) showing the Clement family by Green & Co, Berlin, Ont.

Back row: William Pope, Charles Bowlby, Blanche Mildred Clement Kelly.

Front row: Florence Grace, Janie Elizabeth Bowlby, Edwin Perry, Edwin Oliver.

Clement Bowlby Family

Correspondence.

File consists of an unaddressed letter written by Ella Anthes Cook, an unsigned letter received by Ella, and a letter and postcard received by Ella from H. Milton Cook. Postcard contains a photograph of Cook with two other men in front of a pavilion, Woodside [farm?], Waterloo.

Rieder, Talmon and Anthes family

Report of séance.

A complete report of a séance held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Sheldon at 26 Peppler Street, Waterloo. The sitters present at this circle were Mr. Thomas Lacey, Mrs. E. W. Sheldon, Mr. E. W. Sheldon, Mr. F. Krueger, Mr. M. Swartz, Mrs. Thomas Lacey, Mr. Gordon Steiss, Mr. O. G. Smith, and Mrs. O. G. Smith. The spirits communicated with through Thomas Lacey during this séance were Fred Stumpf, Inez Merrill, Orlandis, Walter, Henry Beech Needham, father of Mrs. Lacey, Mr. Stead, Mr. Mader, Wickie, Mr. Jones, Violet, C.D., Father Josie Febian, and Tom Tyrrel. The spirit guide Abudha Khan was present at this séance.

Lacey, Thomas

Fogel, Angeline.

Head and shoulders studio portrait of Angeline Fogel seen looking off camera. Fogel is wearing a lace collard top and a [charm?] choker.

Schantz Russell Family

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