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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

Soapine advertisement

Advertisement trade card for Soapine by Kendall Manufacturing Company of Providence Rhode Island and illustrated by Charlotte Perkins Gilman showing a woman from behind dusting figurines that spell out Soapine on a mantel piece. Verso reads "Cleanliness in the house, laundry, kitchen and workshop is best secured by the use of Soapine. All wise people continue to use it after one trial. Kendall Mfg. Co. Established 1827. Providence, R.I."

Litchfield Steam Laundry letterhead

Correspondence from Litchfield Steam Laundry of Litchfield, Illinois. The letterhead shows women at work in the laundry engaged in tasks such as using washing drums, pressing, and folding clothes. The letter reads "...from 40 to 69 lbs. Also, the water is clear now to what is was one month ago. It is also a compound which if you would let stand one month no settling would be acceptable. But hoping you have a machine which can master it. [illegible] yours truly, Hugh Snell"

White Mop Wringer Co. advertisement

Advertisement trade card for the White Mop Wringer Company of Fultonville, N.Y. Serving as a business card for representative M.D. Alger. Recto shows a woman using a mop wringer and the verso shows illustrations of two mop wringers, one for family use and the other for hotel use.

Notebook.

Small notebook with household accounts, expenses associated with Etta's death and burial, lists of expenses associated with "Baby" and "Dorothy", also "North West Accounts" listing expenses for Tobias and Austin in Alberta.

Schantz Russell Family

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

Sapolio advertisement

Advertisement trade card for Sapolio showing three women washing dishes with the caption "Wash dishes with Sapolio." Verso reads "There is no one article known that will do so many kinds of work in and about the house and do it so well as Enoch Morgan's Sons Sapolio. (Each cake is wrapped in Tin Foil, and surrounded with Ultramarine Blue-Band, and bears the above device) always note this. A cake of Sapolio, a bowl of water and a brush, cloth or sponge will make house cleaning a quick and easy job, will clean paint and all painted surfaces, will clean marble, mantles, tables and statuary, will clean oil-cloths, floors, shelves, etc., will clear bath tubs, wash basins, etc., will clean crockery, glassware, etc., will clean kitchen utensils, of all kinds, will clean windows without splashing of water, will polish tin, brass and copperware, will polish knives as you wash them, will polish all metal surfaces and will clean all household articles and is better and cheaper than soap, emery, rotten stone, etc. John Wanamaker, Grad Depot, Phila."

Sweeperette advertisement

Die cut card showing five women behind a fence with a caption reading "The look well on the fence! Much better on the other side. This road leads to success used by the million." The verso shows the backs of the women, each of whom are holding a Sweeperette sweeper. Verso reads "always in the push our Sweeperette. Sweeperette Company 76 5th Ave. New York Grand Rapids, Mich."

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.

Correspondence, 1913-1919.

  • Date and Place from 1915 April 5 Whitby, Ont. To Pincock, Jenny From Hare, J.J. Attachments Letter of reference. Notes ALs
  • Date and Place from 1913 December 31 Toronto, Ont. To Pincock, Jenny From Harrison, J.W.F. Attachments One leaf excerpts from newspaper reviews, of Jenny O'Hara's piano recital. Envelope, stamp removed. Notes ALs. Letter of reference from her piano teacher.

Maines Pincock Family

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

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

Ahrens and Schneider families at Lake Huron.

Two copies of an informal group portrait taken at Grand Bend or Southampton, with cottage visible in background.
Back row, left to right: Lotte (Ahrens) Shupe, Emma (Hirshey) Ahrens, J.M. Schneider, Charles A. Ahrens, Norman C. Schneider.
front row, left to right: Stella Daniels, Emma Schneider, Ella Daniels, Floss Ahrens.

Schneider, J.M. 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

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 and Anthes family

Aberta Scott, Decho Properties.

File consists of material relating to property in Walkerton, Ontario, owned by Dixon. He purchased property from Alberta Scott in 1969 and sold property to Decho Properties Ltd. in 1970; he also sold to Robert Foreman in 1972. File includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, deeds, agreements, tax notices and assessments, notices and by-laws for the Corporation of the Town of Walkerton, handwritten notes, etc. File also includes plans of subdivisions in Walkerton (duplicates are present).

Dixon, Ross

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

Tree Ball Washing advertisement

Tree Ball Washing crystal advertisement trade card showing an illustration of three women washing, hanging out, and ironing laundry. The women are accompanied by a dog and a bird in a cage. Verso reads "Nellie - mama, shall I go for the washerwoman, as you have been sick lately and are not able to do the washing? Mother - Oh no, my dear child, you just go to our grocer and get me a large 5 cents package of the Three Ball Washing Crystal, it makes washing so easy that no washwoman is required. Manufactured by C.H. Fischer & Co., New York"

Notebook.

A notebook kept by Florence Annie Catherine Schantz. The cover is dated Feb. 28, 1908, Didsbury, Alberta and contains hymns transcribed from memory.

Schantz Russell Family

Schneider family : group at Southampton.

Informal group portrait taken at Southampton. Some identifications provided.

  • Ahrens, Florence, 1891-1982
  • MacPhail, Edith Louise Schneider
  • Schneider, Ethel Lapsley, 1894-1988
  • MacPhail, Gord
  • Anthes, Emma
  • Daniels, Lilian
  • Schneider, Norman C.
  • Schneider, Herbert John Jr.

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

Propaganda Research Papers : Series 3B Week No. 62. Intake Report : U.S.A. Broadcasts in English for North America during week 5th – 11th Nov.

Weekly intake report on broadcasts in English for North American listeners mainly from the United States of America, Germany, Italy and England. Copy no. 27.

University of Waterloo. Department of Political Science.

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

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.

Sunwapta.

File consists of eight slides of the Sunwapta Broadcasting building in Edmonton, AB. Duplicates may be present.

Electrohome

Clement, Edwin Perry and Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement.

File consists of two identical full length wedding portraits of Edwin Perry Clement and Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement by C.R. Lundy, Berlin, Ont. Edwin Perry is shown seated in a chair and Janie is shown standing at his left side in her gown.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement, Edwin Perry and Janie Elizabeth Bowlby.

File consists of one full length studio wedding group portrait of Edwin Perry and Janie Elizabeth Bowlby Clement by C.R. Lundy, Berlin, Ont. The two are shown standing side-by-side in their wedding garments.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement, Edwin Perry.

File consists of a portion of a photograph that shows Edwin Perry Clement standing outside in California. The right side of the photograph has been removed.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement, Edwin Perry.

File consists of two photographs showing Edwin Perry Clement's cottage "Portage Point" in Georgian Bay.

Clement Bowlby Family

SAS Kansas City : plate 1157, January 3, 1928.

Group portrait of Harry Byers (front row, centre) with and what appears to be his Kansas Sweeney Tractor Machine Company class. There is a banner above the class that says "SAS Kansas City" [Sweeney Automobile School], and Harry Byers is holding a sign that says "Plate 1157 Jan. 3, 1928."

Byers, Harry J.

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

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

Studies in Broadcast Propaganda Study No. 23 : the British Action at Taranto in Foreign Broadcasts (12th-14th November, 1940).

Report providing an analysis of the collaboration between the Axis Powers (Germany, Italy, and Japan) to minimize and discredit the British success at Taranto, Italy in broadcasts from Greece, Turkey, Russia, United States of America, Madrid, Free France and Switzerland. Copy no. 192.

University of Waterloo. Department of Political Science.

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

Schneider, J.M. : trip to California.

Portrait of (left to right) Louise Ahrens, Helena Schneider, J.M. Schneider taken in an outdoors courtyard, possibly of a hotel. Helena is seen seated in a chair with an [orange] in her left hand with Louise and J.M. standing at her sides. The group is posed next to a table with a large bowl of [oranges] on top. File also includes photocopies and identifications of a postcard of the same individuals with Charles and Emma Ahrens taken at the Mexican border.

Schneider, J.M. family

Empire Wringer advertisement

Advertisement trade card showing a woman seated using a clothes wringer while a man stands next to her holding a tennis racket and a cat stands at her feet. The caption reads "George: Come into the garden Maud. Maud: Wait George until I finish these clothes it won't take three minutes with this new Empire Wringer. "Verso reads ""You can do twice the work! And no more labor required. Our ""purchase gear"" reduces the labor one-half! By giving added power, and the strength thus saved every week is worth much more than the small additional cost. The gears and bearings of rolls need no oil, so cannot soil or grease the clothes the crank is not attached to either roll, as in other wringers, thus saving wear or rolls and cost of repairs. The rolls are solid white rubber. Empire wears longest and is warranted against defects. Look for brass bushing on the crank journal: our latest improvement. Use the Empire Wringer - will pay for itself. For sale by S.A. Ball, Le Roy, N.Y."""

Cottage addition, 1967.

File consists of material relating to an addition built to the Dixon cottage at Paradise Lake. Includes architectural drawings (duplicates and photocopies present), handwritten notes, lists of materials, invoices, agreements, brochures for materials, a building permit, a sketch, and other documents relating to the construction of the addition.

Dixon, Ross

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

Fish salvage.

File consists of plans and drawings of fish collecting systems for two dams in Oregon: Bonneville Dam and McNary Dam.

Detwiler, John D.

Trip to Mexico.

File consists of materials created by Kay Rex on a trip to Mexico in 1958 as a freelance reporter for the Globe and Mail. Includes notes, writings, published articles and correspondence. Correspondents include: Rex, Kenneth and Rex, Alfred Lionel (her brother and father).

Rex, Kay

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

Schantz, Austin : Colorado.

Snapshots taken between 1917 and 1942 of Austin Schantz and his life in Colorado. The photographs are largely unidentified, although some identifications are present. Includes images of Denver, Colorado during a snowstorm ; Colorado mountains and landscapes ; mining operations ; Christmas and New Years decorations ; animals ; buildings, ; Arthur Schantz at his cabin and holding fish ; as well as unidentified others.

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 and Anthes family

Clement, Edwin Perry.

File consists of one upper body studio portrait of Edwin Perry Clement by C.R. Lundy, Berlin, Ontario.

Clement Bowlby Family

Clement, Edwin Perry.

File consists of one upper body studio portrait of Edwin Perry Clement by Law, Preston, Ont.

Clement Bowlby Family

Branch offices.

File consists of photographs and snapshots taken at Electrohome branch offices and showrooms, including those in Vancouver, Calgary, and Winnipeg; and portraits of branch office managers. Includes a photograph of Carl A. Pollock at a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Some photographs include identification on verso, some include typed cutlines, and one is mounted on board. Duplicate photographs are present.

Electrohome

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

Calgary branch : official opening of new location.

File consists of seven photographs (plus duplicates) taken at the official opening of the new location of the Electrohome branch in Calgary, AB. Includes photographs of Carl A. Pollock cutting the ribbon and posing with Western sales staff. File also includes a press clipping.

Electrohome

Dunnville, Ontario : Grand River.

Consists of three photographs taped onto looseleaf depicting scenes on the Grand River at Dunnville, Ont. The photographs bear the following identifications printed on recto: Bird's Eye View of River, Dunnville, Ont., Canada; Dunnville, Ont. Long Bridge and Dam; Canal and Lower Lock, Dunnville, Ont.

Grand River Conservation Authority

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

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