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Computing Centre, interior.

Interior of computer room in the Mathematics and Computer building seen from above with an IBM System 360/model 75 in view and people working with computers.

Red Room, Computer Centre.

Image of three adults working at computer terminals inside a room with red walls and floors full of computers and servers in the Mathematics and Computer Building.

Elizabeth Smith Shortt fonds.

  • SCA19-WA10
  • Fonds
  • 1829-1979

This fonds documents a social and family history spanning almost one century. It revolves primarily around three women: Elizabeth Smith Shortt, and her daughters, Muriel Clarke and Lorraine Shortt. The fonds contains family correspondence, 1880 - 1970, general correspondence 1876-1970, manuscripts, diaries, typescripts, pamphlets, clippings and photographs.

Correspondence includes Cecil B. and Senator E.D. Smith, the Smith and Shortt family letters, Adam and Elizabeth Shortt love letters, but primarily correspondence during and after the war period between Elizabeth, her daughters Muriel and Lorraine, until Elizabeth's death in 1949. Letters follow Elizabeth Smith through Queen's University, her role in formation of the Queen's Medical School for women, her concern with local and national councils of women, and a variety of clubs, commissions, and organizations. Correspondents includes Augusta Stowe-Gullen, Dr. Jennie K. Trout, Eliza Fitzgerald, Lady Ishbel Aberdeen. Also present are 15 manuscript diaries kept by E. Smith Shortt covering the period from 1872-1932 (typescript available for first 8 diaries). Diaries 1892-1911 are memoirs of Shortts' European trips. 23 diaries or day books kept by Lorraine Shortt from 1912-1943 are also present.

The fonds contains also approximately 50 manuscript addresses, reports and speeches given by Elizabeth Shortt, as well as speeches by Lorraine Shortt. About 100-150 pamphlets and leaflets on a variety of subjects document Elizabeth's interests and activities, especially war period and restoration, National Council of Women, Mother's Allowance Commission, etc. Also present are clippings from 1800-1960, original and photocopied newspaper and magazine clippings and articles arranged under about 50 headings dealing with the Shortt and Smith families, and with a multiplicity of organized groups that formed at the turn of the century. Miscellaneous documents include notebooks of Elizabeth Shortt's subjects at Queen's Medical School, certificates, records of investments, bank records, war medals, autograph books, and scrapbook belonging to the family. Photograph albums and approximately 100 loose photographs of family and friends complete this fonds.

Shortt, Elizabeth Smith

Sound Recordings

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

Kaufman Footwear

Colin Rankin fonds.

  • SCA6-GA3
  • Fonds
  • 1799-1968

Fonds consists of correspondence, documents, journals, and a photograph relating to Colin Rankin's activity as a Fur Trader for the Hudson's Bay Company. Included are three journals kept by Donald McKay, Fur Trader, between 1799 and 1806, which were acquired by Rankin probably during his stay in the Temiskaming district.

Rankin, Colin

Rieder, Peter and Emeline.

File consists of studio portraits of Peter and Emeline Rieder. Includes one portrait of Peter and Emeline together, and one portrait of each individual mounted together. One duplicate is present.

Rieder and Anthes family

Rieder, Peter and Emeline.

Upper body studio portraits of Emeline Rieder and Peter Rieder seen looking at camera. The photos are inside a double panel photographer mount with decorative patterns around the photos.

Rieder and Anthes family

Grant, Miss B. Library.

Portraits of Belle Grant. Grant began working for the University of Waterloo in 1963 to help establish the Reference Department in the Arts Library. She retired in June 1969. More information about Grant's career can be found in the Gazette article reference below.

Unidentified group.

Photograph of an unidentified group of four adults (two of them sitting down, two standing) in a room with plants in the background and a window behind them. One of the seated adults is knitting.

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark family

Ptg on way to Tiny beach.

Photograph of five adults and two children by a wooden bridge taken in Penetanguishene on the way to Tiny Beach (Ontario). Three adults are standing on the bridge, and two adults with two children are closer to the edge of the water.

People in photograph are: Carrie Breithaupt is standing at front left and looking at the camera, John Edward Breithaupt is possibly the child seated on the right, John Christian Breithaupt is standing at right and Lydia Anthes is seated at right on wooden railing.

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark family

Onboard.

Photograph of a group of seven adults and two children on the prow of a boat with the name 'Maud.' Boat is partly visible and is docked along a rocky shoreline.

People in photograph are: Carrie Breithaupt seated on the right, looking at camera.

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark family

Mother and Carl, Louise, Edward in the greenhouse.

Photograph of an adult holding a baby and two children standing in a greenhouse surrounded by plants and flowers, possibly taken at the Breithaupt family home in Kitchener (Ontario). Carrie Breithaupt is standing at left, holding Carl Louis Breithaupt, and John Edward Breithaupt and Louise Catherine Geil are standing at right.

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark family

Margaret Avenue home.

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

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark family

Margaret Avenue home.

Photograph of the front of a three-story house at 172 Margaret Avenue. An adult, likely Carrie Breithaupt is seen sitting on the porch, at far right, and a child is standing at the top of the front stairs. There are trees and plants in the background and foreground and other houses are visible in the distance at left.

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark family

Louise and Grace after aunt Vine's wedding.

Photograph of two children, one seated and one standing, on a house porch with trees and vegetation in the background, taken at 172 Margaret Avenue. The child that is sitting down has a basket with flowers in her left hand.

According to annotations, children are Grace M. Augustine and Louise Catherine Geil.

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark family

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

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

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

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark family

Halls' home Ptg.

Photograph of a group of 23 adults standing and a child sitting down in the centre, group is standing on and by a house porch, and there is a dog on the side, taken at the Halls' home in Penetanguishene (Ontario) during their silver wedding anniversary. Carrie Breithaupt is seen standing in the back row, third from the left and Erastus Kells Hall is seated in the chair at centre.

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark family

Father, mother, grandmother B., aunty Bean, Adeline Staebler, Ella, Martha Melvina, Abert & Edward B.

Photograph of a group of nine adults and three children sitting down and standing on a house porch, possibly taken at the family "Bay View Cottage" in Penetanguishene (Ontario).

According to annotations, people on photograph are Lydia Anthes, John Anthes, John Christian Breithaupt, Carrie Breithaupt, Catherine Hailer Breithaupt, Frances Marian Bean, Ella Elmina Cook, Martha Melvina Rieder, Adeline Staebler, Albert Liborius Breithaupt and John Edward Breithaupt.

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark family

Ella, Penetang.

Photograph of a rocky beach in Penetanguishene (Ontario) with two people sitting down on top of a boulder and a ship in the background.

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark family

Ella, Penetang.

Photograph of a group of twelve adults sitting down in a circle having a picnic and one adult and one child standing up as part of the group, taken in Penetanguishene (Ontario). Trees and a partially obscured horse drawn carriage are visible in the background.

People in the photograph are: Carrie Breithaupt is seated at right looking toward camera, Ella Elmina Cook is seated at left wearing a white tam, looking over at Martha Melvina Rieder, also wearing a white tame, and seated at right, next to Carrie.

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark family

Compliments of Mrs. G. H. Terry.

Photograph of a group of eight adults and four children standing or sitting down by the entrance of a summer house surrounded by trees, possibly taken at the family "Bay View Cottage" in Penetanguishene (Ontario).

People in photograph are: Louisa Breithaupt standing and second from left, Lydia Anthes seated in a chair on the lawn with an infant on her lap, and Carrie Breithaupt standing next to them.

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark family

Children and adult at entrance of Margaret Avenue home.

Photograph of two children and one adult at the entrance of a house, likely 172 Margaret Avenue, Kitchener (Ontario). One of the children is standing behind the railing of a porch and the other child is standing next to a flowery shrub as the adult looks on from the lawn.

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark family

Camp on board scow.

Photograph of a camp on a board scow on a body of water by a shore with trees in the background and foreground and a Union Jack flag by the camp. There is a person on a canoe leaving the camp.

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark family

At Riverside Park House Club.

Photograph of a group of fifteen adults and seven children sitting down or standing with a horse and a cart in the background by a shore. Some of the adults are holding croquet mallets. Taken at Riverside Park House Club.

According to annotations, some of the people are Hallie Rou, Millie Rou, uncle Albert, uncle Fritz Goetze of New York, and Carrie Breithaupt seated at centre with infant on lap. Also in photograph are: John Edward Breithaupt standing at back right with cap on, possibly Albert Benjamin Augustine at left of horse, Carrie Augustine second from right in partial profile, and Laurine Catherine Augustine seated at front second from right.

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark family

At Ouse club.

Photograph of a group of fifteen adults and seven children on the porch and stairs of a house with a horse and a cart, taken at the Ouse Club (near the Grand River).

According to annotations, and some people in photograph are uncle Fritz Goetze, aunty Goetze, Louis Buhler, aunty Bean. Horse is named Lucy. Also in photograph are: John Edward Breithaupt in a cap seated on the stairs and looking at the camera, child behind him with white lace bonnet is likely Laurine Catherine Augustine, child behind her in the same lace bonnet is likely Grace Melvina Augustine, Carrie Breithaupt is seated on the porch at centre of group and looking at an infant on her lap. Other adults are possibly Albert Benjamin Augustine and Carrie Augustine.

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark family

Father, mother, grandmother B., aunty Bean, Adeline Staebler, Ella, Martha Melvina, Abert & Edward B.

Photograph of a group of nine adults and three children sitting down and standing on a house porch, possibly taken at the family "Bay View Cottage" in Penetanguishene (Ontario).

According to annotations, people on photograph are Lydia Anthes, John Anthes, John Christian Breithaupt, Carrie Breithaupt, Catherine Hailer Breithaupt, Frances Marian Bean, Ella Elmina Cook, Martha Melvina Rieder, Adeline Staebler, Albert Liborius Breithaupt and John Edward Breithaupt.

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark family

Breithaupt Anthes family photographs.

Materials related to the Breithaupt family, specifically the family branch Breithaupt Anthes, started by John Christian Breithaupt and Carrie Breithaupt. Includes photographs of the family in different locations and participating in various social activities, the family home in Kitchener and their vacation home in Penetanguishene, studio photographs of several members of the family, trips and travels in Canada and Europe, and photographs of later members of the family in different locations. Some of the photographs appear to be from later descendants of John Christian Breithaupt and Carrie Breithaupt.

Also contains textual records related to the political campaign led by Louis Jacob Breithaupt (John Christian Breithaupt's brother) and a metal printing plaque for the wedding of Helen Esther Breithaupt (daughter of John Christian Breithaupt and Carrie Breithaupt).

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark 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

George Bray to Abraham Bray.

One letter from George Bray to Abraham Bray sent April 17, 1842 from Rathmines Mill, near Dublin, Ireland. The letter discusses family news, finances, and a proposed trip to visit Abraham.

Bray Family

Spirit photography collection.

  • SCA371-GA430
  • Collection
  • 1897

Includes one stereograph that is an example of spirit photography.

Kilburn, Benjamin West

Va-Jel pamphlet.

  • SCA389-GA454-1
  • Collection
  • ca. 1925

One single folded page pamphlet advertising Va-Jel germicidal jelly. Recto also has an advertisement for Va'antiseptic douche. The products claim to offer a new freedom for women and a happier life through voluntary motherhood.

Consent card.

  • SCA390-GA455-1
  • Collection
  • ca. 1930

One possibly satirical consent card, stating that the woman who fills the card in is giving her permission to engage in sexual acts with the man who has given her the card. It also grants the man indemnity under the Mann Act.

Camilla Young photograph album.

  • SCA393-GA458
  • Collection
  • 1946-[198-]

Photograph and scrapbook album containing photographs and other materials related to the early life of Camilla Young, an African American woman from New Jersey.

Photographs in album cover Young's life from her birth in 1946 to the early 1980s. First sheets include disbound pages from a commercial baby book written and illustrated by Tony Sarg (issued by New Library Inc. for Greenberg Publishers) filled in by Young's mother with Camilla Young's first photographs and baby accomplishments. Rest of sheets include photographs from Young's childhood, teenage, and adult years. Most photographs are ordered chronologically and range in fashion styles and locations. Photographs include family and friends gatherings, school events, celebrations and parties, holiday trips, and other moments in Young's life.

Album includes a newspaper clipping with an article about Young published in The News Tribune of Woodbridge Township (today the Central New Jersey Home News Tribune) from August 9, 1979, written by Donna Eastman. Also contains Young's certificate of merit for participation and outstanding performance in the Miss Black America Pageant of New Jersey.

Young, Camilla

Diary.

Diary maintained by Harry J. Byers during his time in Russia from 1930-1931. The diary is titled "Mile stones a five year diary", is ring-bound, and has ca. 202 one-sided leaves, with two days per leaf. The diary includes daily entries detailing general activities, conditions in Russia, places Harry and Violet Byers stayed, meals, sickness and health, agricultural details, how the Grain Trust Russian Five Year Plan was going, details of social activities and events, notes from friends, lists of books read while in Russia, and lists of names and addresses of acquaintances. Some entries are written by Harry's wife Violet and a few include words in Russian.

Diary.

Contains a photocopy of Harry Byers' diary from 1930-1931, while in Russia. The diary is titled "Mile stones a five year diary", is ring-bound, and has ca. 202 one-sided leaves, with two days per leaf. The diary includes daily entries detailing general activities, conditions in Russia, places Harry and hist wife Violet Byers stayed, meals, sickness and health, agricultural details, how the Grain Trust Russian Five Year Plan was going, details of social activities and events, notes from friends, lists of books read while in Russia, and lists of names and addresses of acquaintances. Byers mentions Violet quite often, and some entries are written by her.

Byers, Harry J.

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