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Wagner Hailer family fonds

  • SCA105-GA77
  • Fonds
  • 1822-September 16, 1988

Correspondence, legal documents, photographs, ephemera and genealogical records, relating to Jacob Hailer (1804-1885), Henry Wagner (1793-1867), Jacob Wagner (1824-1858), Louis Henry Wagner (1857-1945), their families and the related Staebler Family, Biehn/Bean Family and Breithaupt Family.

Wagner Hailer family

St. Jacob's Literary and Debating Society minutes.

  • SCA323-GA364
  • Collection
  • 1889-1890

Two sets of minutes from the St. Jacob's Literary and Debating Society. The minutes include lists of members, as well as debate topics and outcomes. Debate topics include work life, the railway, social services, roles of men and women, annexing Canada to the United States, and more.

Peter Rieder family fonds.

  • SCA239-GA238
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1850]-1911

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by the family of Peter Rieder as well as by Rieder and Ruby, General Merchants. Includes one ledger book from Rieder and Ruby, a scrapbook, correspondence and various ephemera.

Rieder, Peter Family

Mr. Halders process on chrome tan calf skin.

  • SCA288-GA323
  • Collection
  • [193-?]

Fonds consists of two typescript leaves with directions for the tanning process used by the Lang Tanning Company for their contract with the RCAF.

Stowell, Clarence Loran

Mary Johnston fonds.

The fonds consists of materials belonging to Mary Johnston which she acquired during her time as a school teacher and principal, as a member of various teachers organizations, and during the time she spent serving on various education-related local and provincial committees. This collection consists of correspondence, legal documents, minutes and other supporting documents re meetings, course materials produced for training courses and workshops, summary reports and other supporting documents re conferences, clippings, publications, printed materials, scrapbooks, and ephemera.

Johnston, Mary

Margareta Riehl birth certificate.

  • SCA284-GA319
  • Collection
  • 1807

Fonds consists of one birth-and-baptismal certificate (Geburts-und-Taufschein) for Margareta Riehl. The certificate is written in German and is a fraktur text featuring examples of decorative calligraphy and artwork.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record fonds.

  • SCA119-GA92
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1988

Fonds consists of material relating to the history and operations of the Kitchener-Waterloo Record, from its beginnings in 1878 to 1988. Also consists of historical materials on the history of Waterloo County and the Region of Waterloo including newspaper articles, slides, photographs, and negatives. Includes legal documents, clippings, ephemera, publications, artifacts, office files, photographic materials, and films.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record

Kitchener Waterloo Sales and Ad Club fonds.

  • SCA117-GA90
  • Fonds
  • 1934-2000

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by the Kitchener Waterloo Sales and Ad Club relating to their services, events, organization and history.

Kitchener Waterloo Sales and Ad Club

Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation fonds : accruals.

Accrual consists of textual, graphic, and other materials relating to the operations, activities, personnel and events of the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation. Includes financial records, committee information, executive director files, board of directors' files and information, clippings, promotional material, publications, videocassette and sound records, electronic files and other ephemera. Most textual materials were loose when donated.

Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation

Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation fonds.

Fonds consists of material relating to the history and operation of the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation from its founding in 1984 to the present. It includes correspondence, committee minutes and agendas, ephemera, financial statements, publications, reports, speeches, photographs, sound recordings and video recordings and electronic records.

Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation

John Goldie correspondence.

  • SCA178-GA153
  • Collection
  • 1846-1854

Consists of typescripts of fifteen letters, fourteen from John Goldie to his son James written between 1846 and 1854, one undated from William to James.

Goldie, John

John Gartshore Martin family fonds.

  • SCA212-GA191
  • Fonds
  • [188-?]-2004, predominant 1909-1958

Fonds consists of records created and accumulated by John Gartshore Martin and other members of his family, primarily his mother Jessie Martin and father John Alexander. Records relate to the lives and activities of John Gartshore Martin and other family members, including the impact of World War II. Includes photographs, correspondence, clippings, war memorabilia, ephemera, certificates, a scrapbook, military decorations, and other material.

Martin, John Gartshore

Flora J. Reaman fonds.

  • SCA152-GA125
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1970

Consists of sewing patterns, manuscript recipe books and other material belonging to Flora J. Reaman during her school days and married life.

Reaman, Flora J.

First Mennonite Church bible school.

  • SCA291-GA326
  • Collection
  • [1928?]

One photograph of students of the First Mennonite Church bible school. Students are shown outside in front of the church building.

Dominion Woollens & Worsteds Limited share certificates.

  • SCA298-GA334
  • Collection
  • 1947-1956

Fonds consists of three share certificates for Dominion Woollens & Worsteds Limited. The certificates were issued to Paul Aggerholm and are in the amounts of ten and five.

Dominion Woollens and Worsteds Ltd.

Dare Foods Limited fonds.

Fonds consists of records generated in the course of business by Dare Foods Limited and its subsidiary companies. It includes financial statements; account books; minutes; correspondence; letters patent; legal records; share registers; biscuit, cracker and candy formulas; architectural drawings; biscuit, cracker and candy packaging samples; price lists; photographs; television, radio and print advertisements; publications; artifacts; manuals; the records of J.R. Worthington; internal newsletters; and newspaper clippings. Fonds also contains the records of The Almer Company Limited and Sunbeam Shoes, companies acquired privately by Carl Dare.

Dare Foods Limited

W.E. Short fonds.

  • SCA175-GA150
  • Fonds
  • 1915-1919

Fonds consists of material relating to the wartime activities and experiences of William E. Short, a soldier with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in France during WWI. It contains two manuscript diaries kept by William Edward Short from 1915 to 1919, as well as two transcripts (typescript, computer output).

Short, W.E. (William E.)

Sunnyside School photograph.

  • SCA290-GA325
  • Collection
  • 1944

Fonds consists of one photograph of students at Sunnyside School, taken September 29, 1944. Identifications included on verso read:

  • Newman, L.;
  • Wishnewski, Dieter;
  • King, Jack;
  • [?], Shirley;
  • Speers, Kathleen;
  • Holmes, Dorothy;
  • Gingrich, Billy;
  • Krestel, Elsie;
  • Fyfe, Audrey;
  • Wagner, Betty;
  • Killens, Jean;
  • Yerdt, Virginia;
  • Eby, Diane;
  • Cochrane, Shirley;
  • Cressman, Lois;
  • Sherwin, Fred;
  • Flaherty, Noreen;
  • Stahle, [?];
  • Heintzman, [?];
  • Yendt, Marlene;
  • Brubacher, Pauline;
  • Braniff, [?];
  • Boyd, Jerry;
  • Schaus, Donald;
  • Killen, Jackie;
  • Brox, Freddie;
  • Petznick, Ronald;
  • King, Buddy;
  • Wishnewski, Edith;
  • Lantz, Helen;
  • Dickin, Laura;
  • McCaig, Marian;
  • Maguire, Betty;
  • Hoadley, Mildred.

Sunnyside School

Sims Family collection.

  • SCA369-GA427
  • Collection
  • 1833-1963

The Sims family collection encompasses records of the Sims and Cook, Davidson and Garden families retained by members of the two family branches that came together when Harvey James Sims and Florence Katherine Roos married in 1902. Their Sims and Davidson forbears were equally significant in the history of the Waterloo-Wellington area and in the growth and development of agriculture, education, business and government. Harvey James Sims and Florence Katherine Roos were deeply involved in their local community of Berlin, (later Kitchener) Ontario and their own records contain significant additions to our knowledge of local personalities and affairs. Harvey was a childhood and lifelong friend of William Lyon Mackenzie King; they wrote and visited each other regularly. King's sister Bella was also a close friend of Florence from school days on.

Sims family

Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, Ltd. fonds.

This fonds contains originals and copies of correspondence, legal instruments, licenses, manuscripts, photographs, ephemera, plans, reports, and topical files relating to the early history of the Seagram Company to 1911, and from its incorporation in 1911 to 1928, when it was purchased by the Bronfman family. The records of Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, Ltd., actually stretch beyond the 1928 date, as many records emanate from the Waterloo plant and document certain of its activities to the 1950's and 1960's. The sousfonds contains information about the incorporation of the company under its various names, on imports and exports of alcohol to and from the plant, on registration of labels, and on subsidiary operations such as feed stuffs. It also includes information about the distillery site itself, in the form of topical files, reports, plans and photographs. Information on local history is also present, as the Seagram family and company figured largely in local business, political and social circles.

Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, Ltd.

Samuel Daniel Buckberrough daybook.

  • SCA281-GA306
  • Collection
  • 1904

Fonds consists of one daybook from The Standard Life Assurance Company, believed to have been kept by Samuel Daniel Buckberrough. Also includes a clipping about the January 21, 1904 snow storm in Kitchener.

Buckberrough, Samuel Daniel

Rubber Machinery Shops fonds.

  • SCA227-GA217
  • Fonds
  • [19--]-][20--]

The fonds contains materials relating to the history, products, employees, equipment and manufacturing processes of the Rubber Machinery Shops of the Dominion Tire Co. Ltd, and its parent companies from ca. 1914 to ca. 2004.

Includes over 1600 photographs of staff at work, receiving awards and at leisure; manufacturing processes and machines; products made by RMS for used in their parent companies and for contracts; interior, exterior and aerial views of Dominion Rubber facilities across Canada; and photographs taken for publication in RMS and parent company newsletters as well as local media.

Also included is information on company history, including newspaper clippings, press releases, leaflets and in-house publications; sales and marketing materials including advertisement proofs, brochures, leaflets, and major equipment listings; company publicity materials including parent company publications, and company portfolios; and RMS created office files including salary and company organizational charts, and industrial relations materials.

Rubber Machinery Shops

Ratz family genealogy

Consists of one 10 p. item of correspondence from Jacob Ratz of New Hamburg to Elmer Ratz of Hamilton outlining the genealogy of the Ratz family.

Ratz, Jacob

Ratz family fonds.

Fonds consists of textual materials created or accumulated by members of the Ratz family, primarily for the assessment and disbursement of the John Ratz and Ratz Brothers business estates. This include correspondence, tax records, legal documents, deeds of land and receipts.

Ratz Family

Architectural Conservancy of Ontario : North Waterloo Region Branch fonds.

  • GA276-SCA261
  • Fonds
  • 1961-2014

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario : North Waterloo Region Branch. Includes operational files including minutes and finances, project and event files and ephemera, as well as a large body of subject and clipping files on local buildings, environmental bodies, and heritage organizations.

Architectural Conservancy of Ontario : North Waterloo Region Branch

Gordon Good fonds.

  • SCA247-GA250
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1976

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by Gordon Good, primarily during the time he was employed by The Kaufman Rubber Company. Includes materials from Kaufman Rubber, as well as local and national history materials accumulated by Good. Fonds contains time books, ephemera, clippings, catalogues, rubber information and strike materials from Kaufman Rubber as well as materials relating to World War Two, Kitchener history and Canadian politics.

Good, Gordon

Schneider family photograph.

  • SCA246-GA249
  • Collection
  • 1907

One studio portrait of the children of Joseph E. Schneider (son of Joseph Schneider). From left to right: David, Louisa, Barbara, Lydia(?), Maria(?), Hannah, Samuel.

Schneider, Joseph E. family

Rt. Hon. W.L. Mackenzie King at home of Hon. W.D. Euler.

  • SCA198-GA175
  • Collection
  • [19--]

One formal group portrait.

Back row, left to right: Senator Robb, N. Asmussen M.P.P., J.A. Scellen, W.T. Sass, Hon. James Malcolm, John A. Lang, W. Max Euler.

Middle row, left to right: W.J. Motz, Mr. King's secretary, H.J. Sims, Mrs. J. Cole, Mayor Greb, Premier King, Hon. W.D. Euler, Mrs. Peden Mielke, Mrs. Leonard Oliver, Senator Dr. Rankin.

Front row, left to right: Mrs. Max Euler, Miss Rankin, Mrs. W.D. Euler, Mrs. W.J. Motz.

Denton, Ernest

Ross Hamilton letter to Miss Henstridge, Jan. 16, 1918.

  • SCA202-GA179
  • Collection
  • January 16, 1918

One holograph letter, written from the trenches in France during the First World War. Ross Hamilton is sending Miss Henstridge a book he has found in a ruined house, and is asking for news of his old school, Kitchener Collegiate Institute.

Hamilton, Ross

Richard Beasley Upper Canada deed of enrollment.

  • SCA256-GA267
  • Collection
  • 1827

Fonds consists of one Upper Canada deed of enrollment from Richard Beasley to David Gingrich for a parcel of land in Waterloo County. The parcel in question is noted as being "a certain parcel on tract of land in the Township of Waterloo in Richard Beasley Lower Block on the Northside of the Grand River containing one hundred acres ... being composed of the Eastern half of lot number four in the Second Concession beginning at a post planted equal distance from the front to rear on the division line between lotts number three and four which is the south east corner of Jacob [M] half of the same lott. Thence move seventy seven degrees East forty chains more or less to within fifty links of the rear of the said concession. Thence North thirteen degrees west twenty five chains more or less to the north east of Jacob [M] said half lott thence south thirteen degree east twenty five chains more or less to the place of beginning containing one hundred acres..."

Beasley, Richard

Presbyterian Canadian Girls in Training collection.

  • SCA276-GA297
  • Collection
  • 1967-1970

Collection consists of ephemera relating to the Presbyterian Canadian Girls in Training program. Includes song and lyric sheets, programs from the 1970 vesper service, notes on overcoming denominational difference in CGIT, a booklet by Marilyn Kalbfleisch on Christian living and a brochure for the 1967 New Hamburg relief sale.

Presbyterian Canadian Girls in Training

Mary Roe fonds.

  • SCA166-GA140
  • Fonds
  • 1987-2001

Fonds consists of material relating to Mary Roe's work on the Board of Directors of the YWCA of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. Includes clippings, committee minutes and agenda, correspondence, ephemera, notes, publications and working papers.

Roe, Mary

Marilyn Dippell fonds.

  • SCA192-GA167
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1993

Material relating to administration and operation of the K-W YWCA, its programs and services, consisting of the files kept by Marilyn Dippell through her term as President. Includes correspondence, ephemera, memoranda, minutes of meetings, ms. notes and document drafts, etc.

Dippell, Marilyn

John Galt letter.

  • SCA61-GA35
  • Collection
  • [18--]

Consists of one holograph letter from John Galt addressed to "Croker." The letter requests that Croker publish the enclosed items in his magazine if they are not too late reaching him.

Galt, John

Illig family fonds.

  • SCA257-GA268
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1900]-2014

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by generations of the Illig family. Includes naval photographs and ephemera relating to the Second World War, and a photograph of employees in front of the Bauer building.

Illig Family

Hespeler Furniture Co. fonds.

  • SCA157-GA130
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1964

Hespeler Furniture Co. day book and journal, 1901-1904; cash book 1903-1906; 5 ledgers from 1907 to 1943, accounts payable 1936 to 1964, and eight financial statements between 1916-1940.

Hespeler Furniture Co.

Hobson family fonds.

  • SCA245-GA247
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1973

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by extended members, and friends, of the Hobson family. Materials in this fonds were originally owned by members of the Hobson, Shoemaker and Anthes families. Includes photographs, ephemera, financial documents, historic newspaper and maps.

Hobson Family

Furniture and woodworkers union materials.

  • SCA275-GA296
  • Collection
  • 1931-1935

Fonds consists of ephemera relating to the unionization of furniture makers and woodworkers in the Kitchener, Stratford, and Woodstock area. Includes a mock liberty bond for the defence of workers arrested protesting, a card promoting socialist industrial unionism, a handbill outlining union desires, a letter from Canada Furniture Manufacturers regarding an adjustment to pay rates, a handbill encouraging furniture workers to unionize, and a photocopy of a letter to Herman Kreuger.

Dominion Rubber Systems photographs.

  • SCA262-GA279
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1955

Fonds consists of 29 photographs documenting the employees, buildings and events of Dominion Rubber Systems.

Dominion Rubber Systems

Christian Enslin : Letter to Fredrick Heinitsch, M.D., August 1849.

  • SCA200-GA177
  • Collection
  • August 1849

File consists of one letter from Christian Enslin, bookseller and bookbinder, Waterloo, Ontario to Fredrick Heinitsch, M.D., Lancaster, Pennsylvania requesting the right to "Mother Drops", a medicine created by Dr. Heinitsch on which he held the patent.
The letter also includes information on bookbinding and printing practices in Upper Canada and makes reference to local figures such as Benjamin Eby, Bishop of the Mennonites.

Enslin, Christian

Clement Bowlby Family fonds.

  • SCA109-GA82
  • Fonds
  • 1831-1988

Fonds consists of textual and graphic materials created or accumulated by members of the Clement and Bowlby families, largely photographs of extended family members and materials created or accumulated by William Pope Clement and Florence Grace Clement. Also contains clippings, correspondence, genealogical records and research, textiles, artifacts including First World War medals, and other ephemera.

Clement Bowlby Family

Breithaupt Leather Co. truck.

  • SCA168-GA142
  • Collection
  • [191-?]

One undated photograph showing a Breithaupt Leather Co. truck in front of the Shipping Dept. at the tannery, which was located in Kitchener, Ont.

Denton, Ernest

B.F. Goodrich industrial products conference.

  • SCA293-GA328
  • Collection
  • 1951

File consists of one photograph of conference attendees at the B.F. Goodrich industrial products conference. Identifications from verso:

  • Ratz, L.G.
  • Hagey, Joseph Gerald
  • Conner, C.F.
  • Muter, F.A.
  • Griffin, V.O.
  • MacDonald, G.M.
  • Bailey, H.E.
  • Holden, L.W.
  • Glaister, W.A.
  • Suddick, P.J.
  • Lee, E.N.
  • Wood, L.
  • Hall, J.
  • Laidlaw, H.G.
  • Laidlaw, R.J.
  • Heeg, J.J.
  • Dorken, W.R.
  • Brown, J.V.
  • Hamilton, R.W.
  • Schwindt, G.W.
  • Haring, N.F.

B.F. Goodrich

Acadian Club documents.

  • SCA149-GA122
  • Collection
  • 1916

This file consists of photocopies made for K.M. McLaughlin by the National Archives of Canada and consists of documents pertaining to the Acadian Club raid and the attempt to gain restitution from the government. The file contains copies of letters by N.A. Zick, President of the Acadian Club, W.G. Weichel, M.P., Sir Sam Hughes, Minister of Militia and Defence, and others, as well as a memorandum of damage done and recommendation of the Court of Inquiry. It also contains 2 photocopied chapters from Ontario and the First World War, 1914-1918: a collection of documents.

Acadian Club

Kitchener-Waterloo Record Photographic Negative Collection

  • SCA98-GA68
  • Collection
  • 1938-2001

More than 2 million negatives taken between 1938 and 2001 by staff photographers at the Kitchener-Waterloo Record (KWR) and its predecessors. Providing a historical look at the Region of Waterloo, the Collection includes documentary photographs of local news events, community activities, regional development, human-interest stories, businesses, schools, and sports teams. Portraits of business and community leaders, as well as commissioned photos taken for advertising purposes, are part of the Collection. It also includes scrapbooks containing clippings and pictures that appeared in the paper from 1971 to 1995.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record

William Dickson collection.

  • SCA12-GA7
  • Collection
  • 1818, 1831-1834, 1839

Collection consists of seven legal documents regarding the sale of land in the Township of Dumfries in Southern Ontario.

File list:

1. Deed of land between Aaron White and Joseph Dorland -100 acres (Hallowell Township) – June 5, 1818
2. Deed of land between between William Dickson and William Otis - 50 acres – May 9, 1831
3. Deed of land between between William Dickson and John Campbell - 315 1/3 acres – July 14, 1832
4. Deed of land between between William Dickson and Jacob Kinsey - 150 acres – April 25, 1833
5. Deed of land between between William Dickson and John Fraser - 50 acres – October 1, 1834
6. Deed of land between between William Dickson - Levi Howell, 25 acres – April 16, 1834
7. Receipt for Joseph Pettengall from the Commissioner for Crown Lands - 100 acres (Hillier Township) – June 6 1839

Dickson, William

W.H.E. Schmalz collection.

  • SCA243-GA244
  • Collection
  • [19--]-1921

Collection comprises two separate series of items. The first are the architectural drawings that were created for the contests for the both the city of Kitchener city hall and municipal buildings. These plans were created by W.H.E. Schmalz and others. The rest of the collection comprises materials created by W.H.E. Schmalz both when he was a student and a professional architect. Includes primarily maps, architectural drawings and art work.

Schmalz, W.H.E.

Rutherford family collection.

  • SCA325-GA366
  • Collection
  • 1856-1957

File consists of materials relating to the Rutherford family of Wellesley, Ontario. Includes a subscription list for building a church in Wellesley (dated 1856), a snapshot of Harriet Rutherford Hess and four mounted portraits of members of the Rutherford family. These are identified on the verso as William Rutherford, his wife Mary Jane Freeborn Rutherford, his mother-in-law Jane Freeborn Rutherford and a first wife Ellen Freeborn Rutherford.

Rutherford family

Jim Rutherford and George Harrington Guy collection.

  • SCA228-GA222
  • Collection
  • [19--]-2011, predominant 1933-1952

The Jim Guy collection consists of materials accumulated by Jim Guy relating to his family home at 110 John Boulevard in the Westmount region of Waterloo. Includes architectural plans and specifications as well as home movies and slides showing the home and surrounding area.

Guy, James Rutherford and George Harrington

Fried family geneaology collection.

  • SCA376-GA438
  • Collection
  • 1984-1988

Materials created by Murray Fried on the history of the Fried family. Includes primarily genealogy charts for the children of Sam Fried.

Fried, Murray

Architectural drawings for the Berlin Y.M.C.A.

  • SCA303-GA339
  • Collection
  • 1895

File consists of three architectural drawings of the building of the Berlin [Kitchener] Y.M.C.A. at 22 Queen Street North. Includes a side elevation, main and upper floor plans, and details of the locker room.

Kitchener-Waterloo Young Men's Christian Association

King Street, Waterloo, Ont., 1923 : completed paving work.

  • SCA201-GA178
  • Collection
  • 1923

One photograph of a section of King Street, Waterloo, Ont. showing recently completed paving work by Standardite Paving. Also visible in the photograph are streetcar tracks, early street lights and automobiles.

Dominion Life Assurance Company head office.

  • SCA265-GA283
  • Collection
  • 1939

File consists of one photograph of the employees of the head office of the Dominion Life Assurance Company in Waterloo, Ontario. The photograph was taken July 1939. The employees are standing in front of the building at 14 Erb Street West.

Dominion Life Assurance Company

KCI scrapbook.

  • SCA320-GA361
  • Collection
  • 1936-[ca. 1945]

One scrapbook maintained by Eunice Gearard with clippings about people affiliated with the Kitchener Collegiate Institute (KCI) as well as about people from Kitchener-Waterloo who participated in the Second World War.

Gearard, Eunice

Waterloo County real estate transactions, 1897-1910.

  • SCA150-GA123
  • Collection
  • 1897-1910

File consists of photocopies purchased from the National Archives of Canada of a single volume described as "Waterloo County real estate transactions 1897-1910". The transactions consist of deeds and mortgages dated 1901-1910, with an index, relating primarily to parcels of land in Berlin [i.e. Kitchener], Ontario.

Schwaben music collection.

  • SCA260-GA272
  • Collection
  • 1927-1930

Collection consists of 11 albums of Schwaben music and sketches. Note that in the titles of the albums the word "Nazi" does not relate to the National Socialist German Workers' Party. Nazi is an abbreviation of the name Ignatz, a colloquialism used to signify someone who is clumsy or foolish.

Charles Belair negative collection.

  • SCA193-GA168
  • Collection
  • 1929-2003

Collection consists primarily of negatives taken by Charles Belair during the course of his professional career as a photographer. The images include those of local families, events and buildings in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. The collection includes some 21, 000 negatives as well as in some cases accompanying prints, transparencies, and contact sheets.

Belair, Charles

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark collection

  • SCA204-GA182
  • Collection
  • [18--]-1988

This collection, donated to the University of Waterloo in 1988 by the family of the late Rosa Breithaupt Hewetson Clark and Spencer Clark, includes family papers from three families, the Breithaupt family, the Hewetson family, and the Clark family; records from the Guild of All Arts in Scarborough, Ontario, founded by Rosa Breithaupt Hewetson Clark and Spencer Clark; and several smaller collections acquired by the Breithaupt family and by Spencer Clark. The personal library of Spencer Clark, which includes many books, periodicals, government documents, and ephemeral items, was donated together with the archival collections, and is particularly strong in the fields of urban planning, architecture, and Canadian art.

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark family

Motz family fonds.

  • SCA107-GA80
  • Fonds
  • 1848-1990

Materials relating to the personal and professional life of the Motz family spanning over one hundred and fifty years and four generations. Also included is materials relating to their family work in the newspaper industry in Kitchener. Includes personal records of John Motz, his son William John, and his grandchildren John George and John Edward as well as their respective wives. Also includes materials related to Rittinger and Motz, and the various newspaper that were owned and operated by the company. Materials include photographs, biographical records, correspondence, clippings, legal documents, stationary and a scrapbook.

Motz Family

Company of Neighbours fonds.

  • SCA147-GA120
  • Fonds
  • [189-]-[195-], predominant [189-]-1906.

Photographs taken in and around Waterloo, Ontario by unknown photographers. Included are images of Waterloo Park and events and businesses along King Street.

Schantz Russell family fonds.

Material created or accumulated by members of the Schantz Russell family including correspondence, photographs, ephemera, maps, artifacts and more.

The records document the education, interests and activities of members of the Schantz Russell family. In particular, the correspondence files notably detail the lives of the Schantz women who were well-educated, and travelled. Their letters record details of domestic activities, local and national affairs. The photographs add to the known body of work of local photographers, most notably Denton, and include some images of important local events, such as the visit of Sir Wilfrid Laurier. The many very early local maps and plans provide significant insight for area research.

The records, originally stored in the attic of the Schantz Russell family home at 43 Schneider Avenue in Kitchener, were kept in trunks, boxes and desks, some belonging to individuals, and some containing general family papers. The arrangement of the fonds has been determined largely by the way the material was stored.

Schantz Russell Family

Bray family fonds.

  • SCA254-GA265
  • Fonds
  • 1842-1950

Fonds consists of materials from many generations of the Bray family. Includes 26 items of correspondence sent to Abraham Bray, the first Bray family member to settle in Canada, as well as 19 diaries kept by later generations of the Bray family. Includes 18 diaries kept by (George) Murray Bray from the years 1929-1949 as well as one trip diary kept by his mother Florence Murray Bray detailing a variety of trips from 1892-1950.

Bray Family

Abram Ball will.

  • SCA340-GA433
  • Fonds
  • June 14, 1887

One will for Abram Ball of Galt. Lists gifts of possessions and money to family members, as well as the Galt estate known as "The Cedars" (45 Blair Road) to his wife Julia Ball.

Ball, Abram

Schneider family collection

Fonds consists of material relating to descendants of Johann Christoph and Anna Elizabeth Schneider, their families, friends and activities. It also contains genealogical information about the Schneider and Ahrens family origins in Germany and relatives there. Includes clippings, correspondence, ephemera, films, manuscripts, photographs, slides, etc.

Schneider family

Forbes family fonds.

  • SCA388-GA453
  • Fonds
  • 1876-2017

The Forbes family fonds contains records related to the Forbes, Buck, Land, Wilson, and Kaufman families, predominately created, and accumulated by Betty Forbes. The material primarily documents the personal lives of Millicent Lyall Forbes, George Alexander Forbes and their twin daughters Betty Forbes and Peg Forbes in Hespeler (now Cambridge), Ontario. This includes items related to their education, careers, and recreational activities such as camping. In addition, the fonds contains material related to extended family members and friends. Records include correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs and photograph albums, press clippings, ephemera, diaries, and notebooks.

Forbes, Betty

R. J. Brown fonds.

Nineteen file folders of material (originally stored in a binder) relating to the Y.M.C.A. Chorus over the period 1935-1940. Materials include group photographs with members identified, itineraries, list of songs, a list of members, ephemera, one audio cassette, and current correspondence from the Y.M.C.A. and Schneiders. Also includes contemporary materials on archival donations of the materials.

Brown, Robert J.

Kitchener-Waterloo Young Men's Christian Association : 2018 accrual.

Draft speeches written by Joseph Connell between 1963 and 1966, and audio cassettes containing recordings of some speeches and sessions delivered during the Young Men’s Christian Association’s (YMCA) annual meeting held in Halifax, Nova Scotia on June 13-17, 1984. Also includes two audio cassettes featuring a recording of the salute to Joseph Orr Connell on his retirement from the YMCA in May 1976 and one audio cassette containing a recording of remarks given by Charles Greb at the opening of a new Waterloo Family YMCA on June 10, 1971.

Kitchener-Waterloo Young Men's Christian Association

Kitchener-Waterloo Young Men's Christian Association fonds.

Material relating to the organization, administration and operations of the Kitchener-Waterloo Young Men's Christian Association from 1906 to 1992. Includes annual reports, minutes of the Board of Directors and its committees, financial records, legal records relating to land transactions, returns to the Provincial Secretary, correspondence, and other records relating to buildings and facilities, staff and programs. Includes material relating to the K-W Y's Men's Club, Delta Phalanx, the Spokes Club and Pan Politae.

Kitchener-Waterloo Young Men's Christian Association

Ivan W. Keffer fonds.

  • SCA223-GA210
  • Fonds
  • [189-?]-1965

Fonds consists of material created and accumulated mainly by Ivan W. Keffer, and some by his wife Mary L. Keffer, that documents the lives and activities of the Keffers, especially during the time they lived in Germany. Records also relate to the career of Ivan W. Keffer at the F.W. Woolworth Co. Includes diaries, correspondence, photographs, souvenir postcards and other ephemera, personal documents, reports, clippings, and other material.

Keffer, Ivan Wilbur

Seagram Museum Rare Book Collection

In 1997, the Seagram Company and the Seagram Museum donated the rare book collection and the early archives held by the Seagram Museum Library to the University of Waterloo Library.

The collection of more than 1200 titles covers every aspect of the beverage alcohol industry. Topics include distillation, wine and wine making, brewing, viticulture, bottling and cooperage, taxation and government regulations, temperance and prohibition, the culinary arts, and advertising.

The collection complements the University of Waterloo Library's existing research collections in the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the history of technology as well as the decorative arts, temperance, and social history.

The earliest imprint is the 1545 Italian translation of Charles Estienne's Vinetum..., an early work on viticulture. Other notable early works include De Secretis Remediis aut Potius Thesaurus by Konrad Gesner (1554), and Livre du Vigneron et du Fabricant du Cidre ... et Autres Vins de Fruits by Joseph de Mauny de Mornay (1838).

The collection includes many examples of fine bindings and illustrations.

Also present is a small group of books that belonged to the Seagram family.

Seagram Museum

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

Schantz Russell family fonds : 2014 accrual.

Textual, graphic and artefactual material created and accumulated by members of the Schantz Russell family, primarily Orpheus Moyer Schantz. Includes photographs of members of the extended family, correspondence, artwork, ephemera, and material relating to the professional and leisure pursuits of Orpheus Moyer Schantz.

Schantz Russell Family

Schantz Russell family fonds : 2013 accrual.

Textual and graphic material created or accumulated by members of the Schantz families. Primarily includes photographs of members of the extended Schantz family and friends. Also contains ephemera, and school notebooks.

Schantz Russell Family

Schantz Russell family fonds : 2011 accrual.

Textual and graphic material created or accumulated by members of the Schantz families, primarily photographs of extended Schantz family members and material created and accumulated by Orpheus Moyer Schantz. Also contains family correspondence, material relating to homestead land holdings, and ephemera. Textual records were loose when material was donated.

Schantz Russell Family

Schantz Russell family fonds : 2009 accrual.

Textual and graphic material created or accumulated by Dorothy Etta Russell (nee White) and other members of the Schantz and Russell families, primarily correspondence received by Dorothy and some of her diaries and notebooks. Also contains miscellaneous materials created or accumulated by Franklin Abram Schantz, family correspondence, and ephemera.

Schantz Russell Family

Schantz Russell family fonds : 2005 accrual.

Textual and graphic material created or accumulated by Dorothy Etta Russell (nee White) during her enrollment as a student at the Kitchener and Waterloo Collegiate Institute and the Toronto Normal School, respectively, from 1916 to 1921. Also contains miscellaneous material created or accumulated by Etta Lydia Mary White (nee Schantz), including school certificates, provincial and county school examination papers and ephemera such as advertising and greeting cards. Includes as well, material relating to the Schantz Russell family; among these are publications and clippings.

Schantz Russell Family

Schantz Russell family fonds : 2003 accrual.

Textual and graphic material belonging to or created by Dorothy Russell, including her diaries, correspondence and photograph albums. Also includes a small amount of Schantz Reunion material such as the 1913 register. The photograph albums originally belonged to different members of the family.

Schantz Russell Family

Schantz Russell family fonds : 2017-2 accrual.

Records related to the Schantz Russell family. Includes photographs, ephemera, drawings, a floor plan of the Schantz family home in Kitchener, Ont., correspondence and family histories written by Harold Russell.

Schantz Russell Family

Ratz family fonds : 2017 accrual.

Records related to the Ratz family, principally created or accumulated by Herbert Ratz, documenting the personal and professional lives of various Ratz family members. Records include correspondence, press clippings, genealogy research, legal documents, ephemera, academic publications, presentations and related administrative papers. The fonds also contains graphic material including photographs, technical drawings, and artifacts.

Ratz Family

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family fonds : 2018 accrual.

Records related to the Augustine, Ham, and Kaufman families as well as the Ratz and Breithaupt families, principally created or accumulated by Mary Ham, documenting the personal and professional lives of various family members. Records include correspondence, press clippings, genealogical research, family histories and articles, and photographs.

Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family

Walter Bean Community Trails Foundation fonds.

Fonds consists of material relating to activities and operations of the Walter Bean Community Trails Foundation from 1998-2002. Includes artwork, clippings, correspondence, ephemera, maps, minutes, photographs, publications, speech notes and videocassettes.

Walter Bean Grand River Community Trails Foundation

George Pattinson Woollen Mill fonds.

  • SCA230-GA227
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1992, predominant 1884-1951

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by the George Pattinson Woollen mill and its predecessors. Includes primarily financial and account information for the mill, including journals, account books, and a ledger. Also includes photographs and ephemera.

George Pattinson Woollen Mill

Ross Dixon fonds.

  • SCA220-GA207
  • Fonds
  • 1914-2009

Fonds consists of material accumulated and kept by Ross Dixon relating to his entrepreneurial interests, career, and personal life, and to the philanthropic activities of Ross and Doris Dixon. The material documents some aspects of his personal interests and childhood, his early career, and his career in industrial relations at Uniroyal Canada (formerly the Dominion Rubber Company).

A significant portion of the fonds relates to the businesses he formed outside of his professional career, the Westmount Construction Company and Westmont Enterprises Limited, for the period from the late 1940s to the early 1970s. These records document trends in suburban home-building and design during that time and include a large number of architectural drawings.

The fonds is not comprehensive, lacking documentation relating to the formation and administration of the Westmount Construction Company and Westmont Enterprises Limited and containing only a small amount of material relating the other area of his entrepreneurial activities, investment and financial services.

Fonds includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, advertising material, architectural drawings, legal documents, photographs, accounting records, reports, handwritten notes, certificates, speeches, company publications, minutes, financial statements, ephemera, and other material.

Dixon, Ross

Maines Pincock Family fonds.

Fonds consists of material documenting the lives, interests and activities of Jenny Pincock, as well as her sister and brother-in-law Minnie and Fred Maines. The main focus of the fonds is the activities surrounding their interest in spiritualism. Includes correspondence; ms. and ts. seance transcripts and notes; ms. and ts. notes for and drafts of poems and other literary compositions by Jenny Pincock; clippings, ephemera, etc.

Arranged in series as follows:
Series 1: Correspondence;
Series 2: Manuscripts;
Series 3: Notebooks;
Series 4: Sittings : Notes;
Series 5: Topical Files;
Series 6: Clippings;
Series 7: Rev. F.T.J. Maines;
Series 8: Miscellaneous;
Series 9: Pincock, Jenny : Works By;
Series 10: Artifacts

Maines Pincock Family

Electrohome Limited fonds : 2017 accrual.

Fonds consists of materials created by Electrohome Limited and its predecessors and accumulated by John Koegler, the former Electrohome historian. Includes organizational and administrative records, materials relating to manufacturing, advertising materials, and photographs.

Electrohome

Bechler family fonds.

  • SCA153-GA126
  • Fonds
  • [18--]-1945

The Bechler family fonds contains records created and accumulated by the Bechler family documenting life in Berlin (later Kitchener). Records include textual records and graphic material, predominantly photographs from an album. Records also contain confirmation certificates, marriage certificate, press clippings, and cards.

Bechler family

Schantz Russell family fonds : 2017-1 accrual.

Material created and accumulated by members of the Schantz family. Includes primarily ephemera including an early indenture, a tax bill, and school work of Tobias Schantz. Also includes notebooks kept by Dorothy Russell while a student at Kitchener–Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School, also known as Kitchener Collegiate Institute.

Schantz Russell Family

Alida and George Burrett fonds : 2014 accession

Fonds consists of materials relating to the personal and professional lives and interests of Alida and George Burrett. Contains materials relating to Alida's interests in women's rights and the environment, and her work with the Kitchener-Waterloo Status of Women Group. Also contains materials relating to the couple's shared interest in nuclear disarmament and George's work with the Waterloo Region Peace Network. Includes clippings, ephemera, financial records, meeting minutes, correspondence, etc.

Burrett, Alida and George

Fritsch Pharmacy fonds : 2018 accrual.

School records including notebooks, handwritten notes, labs, exams and other items that were created or accumulated by Michael Fritsch while he was a student at the Ontario College of Pharmacy.

Fritsch, Michael

Fritsch Pharmacy fonds.

Material documenting the history of Fritsch Pharmacy and its predecessors. Includes Ontario College of Pharmacy school workbooks, original medicines, drug record books and more.

Fritsch Pharmacy

Parents' Information Bureau Ltd. fonds : accrual 2005.

Accrual consists of material belonging to A.R. Kaufman relating to the incorporation and operation of the Parents' Information Bureau in Kitchener, 1935 to 1976. Includes letters patent, financial and accounting records, publications issued by the Bureau, photographs and clippings.

Parents' Information Bureau

Parents' Information Bureau fonds.

Fonds consists of publications and ephemera issued by the Parents' Information Bureau, correspondence, biographical and autobiographical material about A.R. Kaufman in the form of clippings, reminsiscences, interviews, speeches, etc.

Parents' Information Bureau

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