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Administration : Personnel

Series consists of material relating to the administration of personnel, primarily salary information. Contains paybooks from 1909 to 1912, cheque information, unclaimed wage information and pay worksheets.

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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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Kaufman, A.R. : Trips

Series consists of autobiographical accounts by A.R. Kaufman of trips taken to England and France in 1929, around the world in 1958, and to Russia in 1963. A.R.K.'s trip accounts contain many personal observations on the economy, architecture, living conditions and way of life in the countries visited.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

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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Kaufman, A.R. : Photographs

Series consists of photographs, including two studio portraits of A.R. Kaufman and one of a building named in his honour.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

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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Kaufman, Jacob and Mary

Series consists of material relating to Jacob and Mary Kaufman of Kitchener Ontario, belonging to their son, A.R. Kaufman. Includes clippings, estate correspondence and other papers, obituaries and one portrait of Jacob Kaufman.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

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)

Kaufman, A.R. : Scrapbooks : Birth Control

Includes Mr. Kaufman's personal scrapbooks he maintained relating to birth control in general, to the Parents' Information Bureau, and to the trial of Dorothea Palmer. Also includes two scrapbooks relating to the Toronto Birth Control Clinic.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

Waterloo County Health Council

Series consists of William H. Kaufman's files relating to his work with the Waterloo County Health Council, later the Waterloo Region District Health Council. Includes correspondence, handwritten notes, agendas, minutes and reports. Arranged alphabetically.

Kaufman, William Hutton

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)

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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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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Administration

Series consists of material relating to the administration of various aspects of Kaufman Rubber operations from 1927 to 1986. There are many gaps and the files are from several departments. Includes annual production reports from 1933 to 1955, sales reports from 1932-1964, records of special orders, government contracts, memoranda, and cost accounting information.

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Red Cross

Series consists of one folder of correspondence relating to W.H. Kaufman's work with the Canadian Red Cross Society.

Kaufman, William Hutton

Administration : Labour Relations

Series consists of material relating primarily to the strike of Kaufman workers in 1960 and the collective agreement in 1988 between the United Rubber Workers of America and Kaufman Footwear. Includes correspondence, memoranda, court records, clippings, and a case study.

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Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital

Series consists of W.H. Kaufman's files relating to his volunteer committee work with the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital. Includes correspondence, minutes, notes, proposals, reports, etc.

Kaufman, William Hutton

Biographical : Awards

Series consists of material relating to awards received by William H. Kaufman from the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, the Canadian Footwear Council and National Health and Welfare. Includes clippings, correspondence, ephemera, speech notes, etc. Arranged alphabetically.

Kaufman, William Hutton

Business Files

Series consists of a small amount of material belonging to William Kaufman, relating to Kaufman Furniture Ltd. in Collingwood, Ont. and Kaufman Footwear in Kitchener, Ont. Includes biographical and topical information, agreements, clippings, correspondence, drafts, notes, reports, etc. Arranged alphabetically.

Kaufman, William Hutton

Administration : Advertising and Sales

Series consists of material relating to advertising and marketing Kaufman products, particularly as directed to the retailer. Includes advertising portfolios, presentation materials, memoranda, catalogues containing advertising information for retailers. This series is not comprehensive.

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Sound Recordings

Series consists of employee interviews recorded for the Centenary Committee's work on the history of Kaufman Footwear. Includes audiocassettes and accompanying material.

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YMCA

Series consists of William H. Kaufman's files relating to his work with the YMCA, local and international. Includes clippings, correspondence, agendas, minutes, reports, etc. Arranged alphabetically.

Kaufman, William Hutton

Centenary Committee : Historical Documents

Series consists of material collected by or submitted to the Centenary Committee for the purpose of preparing a history for the 100th Anniversary of the company. Consists of original items which might originally have been filed elsewhere but for which no adequate context was maintained or can be determined.

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Publications

Series consists of publications issued by Kaufman Footwear, or publications maintained in its offices pertaining to the rubber industry. Includes scattered issues of the company newsletter "The Footprint".

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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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Correspondence

Series consists of one folder of correspondence to W.H. Kaufman, including cards, clipping, one typed note, colour photocopy of a photograph.

Kaufman, William Hutton

Centenary Committee : Topical Files

Series consists of material about the history of the Kaufman Rubber Co. collected by or submitted to the Centenary Committee for the purpose of preparing a history for the 100th Anniversary of the company. Includes information about the premises, operations and individuals associated with the company. Consists of articles, clippings, correspondence, ephemera, interviews, photographs, and information from previous anniversaries.

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Photographs : Events

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

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Architectural Drawings.

Series consists of architectural drawings and plans for the Kitchener Plant of Kaufman Footwear, created between 1920 and 1996. Includes work by Albert Kahn, Barnett & Rieder and the Walter Fedy Partnership. Includes blueprints blackprints and blueline prints.

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Administration : Splashguards

Series consists of material relating to the production and marketing of splashguards, which are installed on trucks to control spray from the tires. The series is not comprehensive. Includes correspondence, designs, ephemera, memoranda and photographs.

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Video Recordings

Series consists of three video recordings documenting the Kaufman Footwear 90th anniversary picnic in 1997, the Oktoberfest Parade in 1997 and the dedication of a mural in 1995.

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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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Centenary Committee : Working Files

Series consists of material relting to the Centenary Committee's research on creating a company archive and on publicizing the company's history through participation in the Kitchener Downtown Mural Programme. Includes correspondence, ephemera, clippings, memoranda, and articles.

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Kaufman Family

Series is comprised of materials created by members of the Kaufman family relating to their personal interests. Includes genealogy, clippings, ephemera, blueprints and three scrapbooks relating to birth control in Canada.

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Administration : Subsidiary Plants

Series consists of a small amount of material relating to two subsidiary pants owned by kaufman, the Dushore Plant in Dushore, Pennsylvania, and the Sherbrooke, Qu├ębec plant. Contains correspondence, clippings, ephemera and memoranda.

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Products : Advertisements

Series consists of discrete advertisements for Kaufman products, usually only a single page for insertion in catalogues, magazines, or counter displays. Includes artwork, proofs, mounted point-of-purchase advertisements.

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Ephemera

Series consists of printed ephemera including stationery.

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Portraits

Series consists of three portraits of William H. Kaufman, one with his father A.R. Kaufman.

Kaufman, William Hutton

William H. Kaufman Charitable Foundation

Series consists of William H. Kaufman's files relating to the organization and operation of the Foundation. Includes agreements, correspondence, handwritten notes, financial documents, minutes, reports, and planning documents.

Kaufman, William Hutton

Products : Catalogues

Series consists of catalogues and price lists for Kaufman clothing and footwear products printed between 1909 and 2000.

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William H. Kaufman Charitable Foundation

Series consists of materials created by the William H. Kaufman Charitable Foundation. Includes project files, proposals and materials relating to organizations that the foundation is involved with.

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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.

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Kaufman Rubber Company

Series consists of materials created by Kaufman Rubber and Kaufman Footwear. Includes primarily sales catalogues for Kaufman Footwear as well as ephemera, a history of the rubber business and a poster for Kaufman Lofts, which are in the old Kaufman Rubber building.

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