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Series consists of photographs of John Herbert, his personal and professional life.

Herbert, John

Publications, Printed Materials: Other Educational/Teachers' Organizations and Associations.

Includes publications and printed items of the various educational and teachers' organizations in Ontario including the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, the Ontario Public School Men Teachers' Federation, the Teacher's Superannuation Commission and other organizations. Materials in this series include serial publications, reports, and informational booklets.

Johnston, Mary

History of Education in Waterloo

Materials collected by Mary Johnston documenting the history of education both in the Waterloo Region and broadly in Ontario. Includes school registers, minute books, historical notebooks kept by students, etc.

Johnston, Mary

Works By

Series consists of manuscripts and galley proofs prepared for publications and other research reports and papers by Dendy.
This includes a photocopy of a preliminary report, which Dendy wrote for the National Historic Sites Service in Ottawa re the 1968 Archaelogical Excavations Conducted at Fort Beausejour National Historic Park, Aulac, New Brunswick. It also includes a ts. draft of a research paper presented by Dendy entitled "The Background of Modernism in Toronto". Finally, Series consists of several sections of the galley proofs prepared for the revised and expanded edition of Lost Toronto which was published in 1993, in addition to a list of the photographs used in the first edition of this work (1978).

Dendy, William


This series contains meeting agendas and minutes, Board of Director's reports, and Presidential addresses, as well as other supporting documents relating to the meetings of the teachers' organizations of which Mary Johnston was a member. These include the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario, the Federation of Women Teachers' Associations of Ontario, the Ontario Teachers' Federation, the Waterloo County Board of Education, and the Waterloo County Women Teachers' Association. These meetings include annual member meetings, executive meetings, committee meetings, and meetings of the North Unit of the Waterloo County Women Teachers' Association.

Johnston, Mary


Series consists of a paperweight made from architectural drawings.

Dendy, William

Graphic Material

Series consists of framed and unframed graphic material owned by Dendy, including engravings and etchings, original artwork, posters, photographs, and illustrations cut out of Harper's Weekly and The Illustrated London News. These items reflect Dendy's interests in architectural history, but also in art, opera, theatre, and literature.

This series includes single original paintings by A.Y. Jackson and Nicholas Hornyansky; an original colour cartoon by E.W.Kemble; hand-coloured photographs by H. Marshall Gardiner and W. R. MacAskill; engraved work by A. Sterner.

Dendy, William

Research and Writing

Series consists of research materials which relate to many different areas of Dendy's work in the field of architectural history. They include textual and graphic materials, as well as electronic information in the form of computer files stored on 3.5" floppy disks.

This includes the research materials acquired by Dendy during his studies at Cambridge University, England and probably at Columbia University in New York. These take the form of course handouts, ms. holograph notes, and photocopies of journal articles. A large number of the ms. holograph notes relate to the history of home building and residential architecture in Canada (this formed the subject of the thesis which Dendy wrote either for one of the Masters degree he received in Architectural History and/or for the PhD in Architectural History on which he was working).

Also included is material relating to topics studied by Dendy either at university or in his professional career. These research topics include: the architects Frank Darling, John Howard, and Oliver Hill; the architectural history of the city of Hamilton, Ont.; "The Smaller Houses of the American Suburbs", "The Houses of Indian Road", and "A Comparision of 504 Jarvis St. and 135 St. George St." (last three topics constitute research papers written by Dendy).

Other research materials contained in this file were gathered in the process of researching for Lost Toronto and for Toronto Observed. These research materials primarily take the form of planning information sheets, ms. lists of Toronto buildings/architects, tender information from the Toronto Globe (issues from the late 19th century), ms. holograph notes re Toronto building permit files, and some photographic materials. Some reviews of Lost Toronto can also be found in this series.

Other research materials relate to Dendy's extensive research on the residential area of Forest Hill and take the form of ms. holograph notes on Forest Hill building permit files. Photocopies of journal articles, ms. holograph notes and other materials, which appear to have been gathered and/or prepared for a proposed publication on the history of Canadian architecture, are also contained in this series.

Ms. research notes used by Dendy in preparation for Toronto walking tours led by him are also contained in this series, in addition to research materials used by him for projects he worked on in his capacity as consultant architectural historian to various architectural firms and government bodies.

Other files include information relating to projects Dendy worked on as architectural historian to the Property Restoration Branch of the Ontario Heritage Foundation from 1987-1989, and to work which he carried out for Tom Schwartz, President of Intraurban Projects, as well as to a study conducted by Dendy on CNR Railway Stations for the Architectural History Branch, Canadian Historic Sites Directorate of the Canadian Parks Service in 1991.

Dendy, William

Research: Card Files

Series consists of the detailed hand-written card files prepared by Dendy as a guide to research materials available in his fields of interest in the subject area of Architectural History.
These card files provide different types of information: Bibliographic references to materials in a number of subject areas. This includes special interest topics of Dendy's such as Frank Darling's library and the Massey Patronay. Additionally, an A-Z index of architects (mostly Canadian) is also available. This features bibliographic references to journal articles where information on each architect can be found. In some cases these cards also provide information on the office or home address of these architects. Building permit information for Canada (mainly Toronto) for late nineteenth century or early twentieth century. This includes building permit no. and year, address of building, description of building, and name of architect. This information is organized either by architect, by date, or by street or region. However, in some cases no apparent order applies. Alphabetical index to architects. Information provided on these card files includes the name of the building, address of the building, and year of construction of the building designed by each architect listed. In some cases a brief description of the building is also provided in additin to a bibliographic reference to the source from which information on the building was obtained. Most of the buildings listed in this index were designed in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century. Architect and subject index. Card files are filed alphabetically by name of architect, author name, publication title, or architectural topic. These cards take the form of bibliographic references to publications. Subject indexes. This includes an alphabetical subject index to various Canadian and foreign architectural topics, as well as a subject index relating specifically to the history of Toronto's architecture. Miscellaneous card files. Some small sections of card files can also be found which relate to various topics and which are organized in different ways. This includes an index of designs (pencil drawings, prints, and photographs) for buildings in Toronto and other parts of Ontario, an index to topics relating to foreign architecture, and miscellaneous card files re Toronto architecture.

Dendy, William

Seagram Family: Biographical

Series consists of clippings, correspondence, ephemera, essays, a genealogical chart, obituaries, etc. relating to the lives, interests and activities of Seagram family members and their place in community, political and social spheres from the nineteenth century to the present day.

Seagram Family

Visual : Uncategorized Slides in Folders

Series consists of categorized hanging pages and boxes of slides primarily concerned with natural features, buildings and programs associated with Grand River Conservation Authority conservation areas. Also contains slides relating to GRCA water management and land use programs and general topics such as conservation techniques, educational programs and the Grand Valley Conservation Foundation.

The slides are organized topically in hanging pages. A ts. listing of the slide collection by topic including alphabetical codes to the storage system is included. The slides are in no particular order within each topical section; some of the slides are not present.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Sound Recordings : Audio Reels

Series consists of sound recordings produced for internal and external use, for development, education and promotion, some meant to accompany slide shows. Also includes recordings of annual reports.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Organization and Administration

Series consists of records concerning the organizational structure and functions of the Grand River Conservation Authority and its predecessors, the Grand River Conservation Commission and the Grand Valley Conservation Authority. Includes lists of organization members.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Maps and Plans

File consists of maps created by, or relevant to, the GRCA. Includes an historic conservation map, as well as a historic watershed act.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Rieder, Martha

Series consists of material created, collected, and accumulated by Martha Rieder relating to her family, personal life, interests, volunteer work, and significant life events; some material was added later by other family members, probably her daughter Margaret Paisley. Contains some material relating to Martha's volunteer work with the YWCA and with the Wartime Prices and Trade Board: Consumer Branch (Kitchener).

Series includes diaries; ephemera; cards and letters; funeral notices; ms. notes; genealogy materials; clippings; school report cards, baptism certificates, and diplomas of her children; agreements, wills, insurance policies, and other personal documents; reports and agendas; newsletters; cashbooks; artifacts; an autograph album; her wedding album; and other material.

Rieder and Anthes family

Rieder, Talmon Henry

Series consists of material created and accumulated by Talmon Henry Rieder relating to his personal life and his career, as well as material accumulated by Martha Rieder during the process of settling Talmon's estate. Material relating to Talmon's career pertains to his involvement in the Canadian Consolidated Rubber Company, Canadian Consolidated Felt Company, and Ames Holden McCready, as well as with the Westmount Improvement Company.

Series contains material relating to the construction of the Rieder house at 610 Belmont Avenue, Montreal; the vulcanization of rubber; the formation of the felt syndicate; and Talmon's property in Calgary. Includes: incoming and outgoing correspondence; agreements and other legal documents; diaries; ephemera; life insurace applications and policies; company newsletters (Foot-prints and The Dominion from the Canadian Consolidated Rubber Company, and From the Ground Up from Ames Holden McCready); membership cards, certificates, and other personal documents; clippings; ms. notes; estate statements; a prospectus (Westmount); and other material.

Rieder and Anthes family


Series consists of photographs, most of which were accumulated by Martha Rieder, with some accumulated by Talmon Henry Rieder and some probably by Margaret Paisley and Paul Rieder. Photographs relate predominantly to multiple generations of the Anthes and Rieder families and include formal and informal family portraits, snapshots of family and friends, and snapshots taken while visiting cottages in the Penetanguishene area.

Other subjects include: Martha and her friends at Ontario Ladies College, business associates of Talmon, the Dominion Tire Company, the Anthes Manufacturing Company, Zion Evangelical Church events and groups, the Kitchener Natatorium, and other subjects. Many photographs from the period 1895-1906 were taken and possibly developed by Martha Rieder.

Series contains eight portraits (plus two duplicates) by Notman & Son, Montreal, all of which are in very good condition; and many portraits by James Esson of Preston. Includes loose photographs, photograph albums, and negatives.

Rieder and Anthes family

Visual : Slides : Donations : Violet Fair Collection

Series consists of slides donated to the GRCA by Violet Fair: Ontario badlands (5); Wilkes Dam sunsets (21); other Wilkes Dam area snapshots (22); other Grand River snaps in Brantford Area (46); Grand River in Glen Morris area (4); Grand River watershed areas (54); photo essay: "A dam for all seasons" (34); large trees in Grand River watershed (20); Elmira Sugar Festival, 1970 (9); Kitchener Farmer's Market, 1972 (20).

Grand River Conservation Authority

Visual : Slides : Historic : GRCC 1957-1966

Consists of "historic" original and duplicate slides belonging to the Grand River Conservation Commission, that depict various aspects of its operations including reforestation, flood regulation, general maintenance, nursery, and parks and recreation. A lined notebook with ms. entries listing the title and date of each slide by topic is included in the series.

Grand River Conservation Authority

Executive Vice-President's Files

Series consists of records accumulated and used by Charles E. Greb in his role as exectuive vice-president of Greb Industries Limited. Includes memoranda to the management group, and correspondence, ephemera, and other material relating to a retirement dinner for several senior executives.

Greb Industries Limited

Company History Files

Series consists of material relating to the history of Greb Industries Limited and its predecessor, the Greb Shoe Company Limited. Includes press clippings, scrapbooks of press clippings, correspondence and memoranda, speeches, agreements and leases, advertising material, price lists, photographs, and other material. Material probably collected and compiled by Charles E. Greb.

Greb Industries Limited


Series consists of photographs documenting significant events in the life of the Greb company, as well as production, employees, and facilities. Subjects include employees working, Quarter Century Club banquets, Greb plants and offices, a Hush Puppies World Conference, a building dedication, and employee group shots. Some of the photographs were most likely taken for public relations purposes.

Greb Industries Limited

Sound and Video Recordings

Series consists of sound and video recordings, including audio cassettes and reels, film reels, and a DVD. Subjects include conferences; television commercials; and a retirement dinner on February 7, 1975, given in honour of Harry D. Greb, Arthur C. Greb, Ross E. Hahn, and John D. Campbell.

Greb Industries Limited

Executive Officers Files : Carl A. Pollock

Series consists of records accumulated and used by Carl A. Pollock in his role as company president and chairman of the board (1951 to 1974) and through his involvement in industry- and government-related bodies, as well as personal files. Includes correspondence, typed and ms. speeches, press clippings, personal financial records, photographs, ephemera, legal documents, and other material.


Executive Officers Files : Howard W. Main

Series consists of records accumulated and used by Howard W. Main his role as executive vice-president, marketing and public relations. Includes correspondence and memoranda, press clippings, ms. notes, and a report.


Executive Officers Files : Donald S. Sykes

Series consists of records accumulated and used by Donald S. Sykes in his role as secretary-treasurer and executive vice-president, finance and corporate relations. Includes correspondence, memoranda, agreements, and records of incorporation for Video-Q Systems, and other material.


Executive Officers Files : Andrew Malcolm Furniture Company

Series consists of records relating to the potential acquisition of the Andrew Malcolm Furniture Company (Kincardine and Listowel, ON). Includes correspondence, memoranda, financial statements, a property appraisal, site plans (copies), draft agreemetns, reoprts, ms. notes, and other material. Most records probably accumulated and used by Harold Eby, secretary-treasurer, and Donald S. Sykes, executive vice-president, finance, and vice-chairman of the board of directors. Electrohome did not acquire the company.


Administration : Annual Report Working Files

Series consists of material accumulated and used in the production of annual reports. Includes photographs, transparencies, contact sheets, negatives, slides, dummy reports, page proofs, galley proofs, page layouts, production schedules, paste-ups, press clippings, annual reports, product literature, and brochures and annual reports of other companies. Some of the material was probably accumulated and used by Robert Lovell, Public Relations Manager from 1963-1988.


Public Relations Working Files

Series consists of records accumulated and used mainly by Robert Lovell in his role as Public Relations Manager (from 1963 to ca. 1988), and especially in the preparation and distribution of news releases and other publicity materials. Includes news releases, draft news releases, photographs and other visual material, press clippings, lists of media contacts, master and in-process press kits, product literature, correspondence, memoranda, and other material.


Publicity : News Releases

Series consists of news releases issued by Electrohome. Some news releases are accompanied by transcripts of speeches by Carl A. Pollock, memoranda and reports from Carl A. Pollock and John A. Pollock to shareholders and employees, press kits, and photographs.


Advertising : Working Files

Series consists of material used in the production of advertisements and product literature, and some records relating to the planning of advertising activities. Includes transparencies, negatives, photographs, and other visual material, as well as some correspondence, ms. notes, price lists, advertising budgets, product literature, and other material. Series includes advertising working files that did not belong in Series 33-36, such as those relating to organs, projection systems, and motors.


Advertising : Working Files : Appliances

Series consists of material used in the production of advertisements for Electrohome appliances, including humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air conditioners, fans, microwaves, and other products. Includes photographs, transparencies, slides, and negatives, as well as drafts of advertising copy, dummies, final versions of advertisements, etc. Most of the material was used for the production of single-sheet advertisements intended for insertion into a binder with other product literature, as well as brochures advertising the "summer comfort" line of products.


Administration : Labour Relations

Series consists of records relating to labour relations at Dominion Electrohome Industries Limited. Includes minutes of union-management committee meetings, union agreements, union local constitutions and by-laws, correspondence, forms, etc. Some of the material probably belonged to W.G. Scott, Industrial and Public Relations Manager, and W. E. Curry, Industrial Relations Manager.



Series consists of material documenting Ross Dixon's search for employment and his career up until the time he began working at the Dominion Rubber Company, and includes material from his time at Toronto Radio & Sports, Research Enterprises Limited, Otaco Limited, and other companies.

Series also includes material documenting his professional activities and associations from throughout his career, such as his involvement with the Industrial Accident Prevention Association, the Grand Valley Personnel Association, the Canadian Public Relations Society, and the Canadian Manufacturers' Association.

Series includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, forms, manuals, brochures, certificates, financial statements, agendas, handwritten notes, resumes, ephemera, and other material.

Dixon, Ross

Westmount Construction Company

Series consists of files kept by Ross Dixon relating to the operation of the Westmount Construction Company. He formed this company ca. 1952 to build houses in the newly-developing Westmount area of Kitchener-Waterloo, hiring foremen and carpenters and contracting out the basic construction work. Doris Dixon became involved in the accounting work and other administrative aspects of the company.

The material in these files relates mainly to home-building, including construction methods and materials and exterior and interior design features. Also present are files relating to the administration and operation of the company and aspects of specific construction jobs, as well as advertising for homes built by the company.

Series includes brochures, flyers, catalogues, pricelists, advertisements, newspaper and magazine clippings, circulars, bulletins, forms and charts (including estimates, cost analysis, etc.), agreements, handwritten notes, correspondence, sketches, architectural drawings, and other material.

Dixon, Ross

Ross Dixon Financial Services

Series consists of material relating to Ross Dixon Financial Services from the late 1980s to 2002.

In 1977 Ross Dixon became a local agent for a trust company and soon established Ross Dixon and Associates. [At some point in the 1980s, Ross Dixon Investments Inc. also existed.] He then sold a majority of his shares to a holding company and formed Ross Dixon Financial Services. In 1992, the holding company Canadian First Financial Group was formed and included Ross Dixon Financial Services among its subsidiaries In 2002, Dundee Wealth Management Inc. purchased all of the assets of this company.

The series is not comprehensive, but contains a small amount of material relating to ownership and administration of Ross Dixon Financial Services, the operation of franchises, and a 1998 employee conference. Includes reports, clippings, correspondence, photographs, leaflets, conference agendas and programs, handwritten notes, a speech, ephemera, and other material.

Dixon, Ross

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