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Margareta Riehl birth certificate.

  • SCA284-GA319
  • Fonds
  • 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.

Riehl, Margareta

David Shannon Bowlby fonds.

  • SCA57-GA33
  • Fonds
  • 1892-1921

Fonds consists of 28 items of correspondence between David Shannon Bowlby and his family.

Bowlby, David Shannon

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

Dr. Stanley Francis Leavine fonds.

  • SCA143-GA116
  • Fonds
  • 1896-1958

Fond consists primarily of textual records relating to Leavine's political career as mayor of the City of Kitchener and as an M.P.P. (PC) for the constituency of Waterloo North, and his medical career as a doctor in Kitchener. Included are speeches, notes, news clippings, and scrapbooks related to his professional activities, as well as collected ephemera, photographs of Leavine and his family, and material related to his studies at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

Leavine, Stanley Francis

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.

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

Peter Rieder family fonds.

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.

Peter Rieder Family

Mary Kaufman honorary president certificate.

One certificate of appreciation from the YWCA Kitchener-Waterloo appointing Mary Kaufman as honorary president of the organization. The certificate is signed by past-presidents including Bertha Lang, Sarah Lang, Martha Rieder, Lottie Pequegnat, Caroline Augustine, Rosie Pollock, Sara Breithaupt and others.

Young Women's Christian Association of Kitchener-Waterloo

W.E. Short fonds.

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 ms. diaries kept by William Edward Short from 1915 to 1919, as well as two transcripts (ts., computer output).

Short, W.E. (William E.)

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

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

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

Electrohome fonds.

Fonds consists of records relating to the administration, operation, products, and history of Electrohome Limited and its subsidiary companies, as well as its predecessors, Pollock-Welker Limited, the Grimes Radio Corporation Limited, and the Phonola Company of Canada Limited. Includes letters patent and by-laws, share certificates and registers, board of directors' minutes, legal records, financial statements, correspondence, memoranda, advertisements and product literature, internal and external publicity materials, news releases and press kits, press clippings, speeches, sales kits and manuals, photographs and other visual materials, ephemera, architectural and technical drawings, sound recordings, computer disks, and artifacts.

Electrohome

Dare Foods Limited fonds : 2010 accrual.

Accrual consists primarily of material accumulated by William J. Hopp, a baker and plant supervisor at the Dare Biscuit Company in Kitchener, Ontario, and other material relating to the incorporation and history of Dare Foods Limited, including two labour strikes.

Includes letters patent and by-laws, training and conference materials relating to the manufacture of cookies and crackers, recipe books containing cookie and cracker formulae, research reports, clippings, bulletins, correspondence and memoranda, photographs, catalogues and brochures, packaging, and other material.

Dare Foods Limited

Dare Foods Limited fonds : 2015 accrual.

Accrual consists of materials created and accumulated by Dare Foods Ltd., including materials created or accumulated by previous names under which it was run and its subsidiaries. Materials include photographs, packaging, historical records, ephemera and more.

Dare Foods Limited

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 : 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

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

Marilyn Dippell fonds.

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

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

Glow Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity fonds.

  • SCA318-GA358
  • Fonds
  • 2001-2015

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by the Glow Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity. Includes records created by the centre, promotional items, and materials relating to events and activities supported by Glow.

Glow Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity

Acadian Athletic Club ledger.

  • SCA321-GA362
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1915

File consists of pages from a ledger book from the Acadian Athletic Club. The book includes meeting minutes from the first meeting, as well as for subsequent meetings, and accounts information.

Acadian Athletic Club

R. Forbes & Co. Ltd. film

  • SCA316-GA352
  • Fonds
  • [191-]

File consists of one film reel showing the exterior and operations of the R. Forbes Co. woollen mill in Hespeler (Cambridge), Ontario. The mill would later become the Dominion Woollen and Worsted Mill.

R. Forbes & Co. Ltd.

Frances Kathleen Montgomery fonds : 2015 accrual.

Accrual consists of materials relating to the life of Frances Kathleen Montgomery, particularly to her years as a student at the Sorbonne in Paris. Includes postcards sent between her and her family and friends during this time, jewelry, and two photographs.

Montgomery, Frances Kathleen

Dominion Rubber Company fonds.

Fonds consists of materials created by Dominion Rubber, and later Uniroyal, primarily relating to the activities at the Dominion Tire plant on Strange Street in Kitchener as well as to the planning and implementation of the Uniroyal world junior curling championship.

Dominion Rubber Company

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

Dominion Woollens and Worsteds Ltd. Oral History Interviews.

  • SCA226-GA216
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1986

The fonds consists of materials relating to the oral history interviews that were conducted, as well as final reports that were created based on the subject. This includes transcripts of twenty one interviews and accompanying appendices, three student reports on the project and related themes, a photocopy of an essay detailing the history of the mill pre Dominion and a file of miscellaneous materials.

Dominion Woollens and Worsteds Ltd.

Sims Family collection.

  • SCA369-GA427
  • Fonds
  • 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

Jardine family fonds.

  • SCA9-GA5
  • Fonds
  • 1797-1927

Fonds consists of seventeen documents relating to the Jardine family, dating from 1797 to 1927, including correspondence, character references, certificates of marriage, articles of partnership, and one will.

Jardine Family

Lyle S. Hallman fonds.

  • SCA172-GA147
  • Fonds
  • 1956-2002

Fonds consists of material relating to the career and activities of Lyle S. Hallman, the history of Hallman Construction, and material relating to the history of the Hallman family. Includes correspondence, clippings, ephemera, photographs, and pamphlets.

Hallman, Lyle S.

William Kriesel fonds.

  • SCA179-GA154
  • Fonds
  • 1889-1905

Fonds consists of eleven day books and two ledgers listing daily sales and corresponding customer accounts for William Kriesel's stoves and tinware store (hardware store) from 1889-1905.

Kriesel, William

Wagner Hailer family fonds

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

Fonds consists of 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

Clement Bowlby Family

  • 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

Grand River Conservation Commission fonds.

  • SCA206-GA184
  • Fonds
  • 1931-1990, predominant 1938-1966

Fonds consists primarily of records relating to the operation and activities of the Grand River Conservation Commission from 1938 to 1966, mostly records maintained by successive secretary-treasurers, but including some chairman's files (William Philip), and operations files. Includes a wide range of documentation, including correspondence, financial records, minutes, personnel records, reports, maps and plans and environmental monitoring records. Documentation includes construction of the Shand and Conestogo Dams, property acquisition and management, relations and interactions with municipalities and government departments at the provincial and federal levels, flood management and monitoring, implementation and management of health care, unemployment insurance, provincial and federal taxes, rental and leasing of cottage lots and other properties, reforestation and nursery operations, management of motor vehicles and other equipment.

Grand River Conservation Commission

Charles E. Greb family fonds.

  • SCA210-GA189
  • Fonds
  • 1878, 1884-2009

Fonds consists of records documenting aspects of the lives, careers, and interests of Charles E. Greb, his father Erwin C. Greb, and his grandfather Charles E. Greb Sr., as well as his siblings, Harry Greb, Clara May Greb, and Arthur Greb. Includes press clippings; correspondence; birth, marriage, and death certificates; wills; photographs; certificates and awards; ephemera; scrapbooks, and other material.

Greb, Charles E. family

Bolender Ball family fonds.

Material relating to the personal and professional life of the Bolender and Ball families. Includes photographs, correspondence, ephemera including material relating to the Second World War and missionary work done in Nigeria in the 1950's.

Bolender Ball Family

Lloyd Stamp fonds

  • SCA125-GA98
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1995

Fonds consists of four large albums, entitled "Pan Politae and Friends", that contain photographs, ephemera and text, both original and copies, relative to the history of the Pan Politae Club, as well as photographs and biographical information about its members from 1938 to 1995.

The history of Pan Politae is documented through current and historical portraits, as well as photographs of activities such as reunions. The albums include photographs of fundraising projects like the Christmas tree sales and service projects events held with the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) camps. Photographs depict service work done primarily in Camp Wabanaki at its original location on Beausoleil Island, Georgian Bay, which was destroyed by fire in ca. 1970.

These albums were compiled to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Kitchener-Waterloo YMCA. Included are portraits of and information about K-W YMCA Presidents, influential members, former staff, and information about awards and recipients. Also included is correspondence addressed to Lloyd Stamp from former members of the Pan Politae Club where they discuss their experiences and reflections from their time in the club.

Stamp, Lloyd

Charles Belair negative collection.

  • SCA193-GA168
  • Fonds
  • 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

Percy R. and Gertrude Wells Hilborn fonds.

  • SCA158-GA131
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1959

The fonds consists mostly of files relating to some of Percy R. Hilborn's areas of service to the community, including Freeport Sanitarium, Preston War Service Association and Waterloo College and Associate Faculties fundraising. Several Havergal College notebooks belonging to Gertrude R. Wells, who became P.R. Hilborn's wife, are also present.

Hilborn, Percy R., 1886-1972

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, ms. notes, certificates, speeches, company publications, minutes, financial statements, ephemera, and other material.

Dixon, Ross

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

  • SCA200-GA177
  • Fonds
  • 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

Knights of Columbus entertainment committee.

  • SCA292-GA327
  • Fonds
  • March 1, 1917

Photograph of the entertainment committee of the [Guelph?] Knights of Columbus. Photograph was taken March 1, 1917.

Knights of Columbus

B.F. Goodrich industrial products conference.

  • SCA293-GA328
  • Fonds
  • 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

Waterloo County real estate transactions, 1897-1910.

  • SCA150-GA123
  • Fonds
  • 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.

David R. McKnight fonds.

  • SCA151-GA124
  • Fonds
  • 1798-1901

This fonds consists of three groups of photocopies accumulated by David R. McKnight for research.

The first is a photocopy of Newmarket Cemetary Burial Records, 1869-1901, used for McKnight's publication Newmarket Cemetary Burial Records (1869-1901): a transcription from the Land Registry Office Records, York County Copybooks / transcription & production David R. McKnight, proofreading and editing, Rosemary Willard Ambrose. - [S.l.]: The Author, [1994].

The second is photocopies from an unknown source of documents relating to the Waterloo area. These include photocopies of official typescript transcriptions of land grants relating to land along the Grand River dated 1798, of a grant made to King's College in 1828, of maps from unidentified published works but originally from the National Archives of Canada, and photocopies of a number of 19th-century ms. agreements and indentures. Some of the items were originally stamped "Property of Registry Office, County of Waterloo". The third group of photocopies is a copy of a volume from the Archives of Ontario entitled "Crown lands" dated 1857, containing descriptions of same in Waterloo, Wellesley, Wilmot, Woolwich and North Dumfries townships.

Central Ontario Art Association fonds.

  • SCA222-GA209
  • Fonds
  • 1944-2005

Fonds consists of records documenting most aspects of the development of the Central Ontario Art Association, the events and activities of the association, and its administration and membership in the period from its formation in 1954 to about 2000, with some gaps in coverage. The records were accumulated by various members and some organization was imposed by the association for the purpose of researching its history.

Fonds includes correspondence, membership lists, flyers, announcements, programs, newsletters, exhibitors' catalogues, minutes, reports, the association constitution and by-laws, histories, forms and questionnaires, clippings, lectures and articles, photocopied information, photographs, slides, and other material.
Fonds is arranged in the following series:
Series 1: Administration and Membership
Series 2: Files of Gordon Couling
Series 3: Events and Exhibitions
Series 4: Publications
Series 5: Subject Files
Series 6: History Working Files
Series 7: Photographs.

Central Ontario Art Association

William Dickson collection.

  • SCA12-GA7
  • Fonds
  • 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

Breithaupt Leather Co. truck.

  • SCA168-GA142
  • Fonds
  • [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

Schneider family photograph.

  • SCA246-GA249
  • Fonds
  • 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

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

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

Greb Industries Limited fonds.

Fonds consists of records relating to the history, administration, and operations of Greb Industries Limited and its predecessors, the Greb Shoe Company Limited and the Berlin Shoe Manufacuring Company Limited, as well as its subsidiary companies. Includes letters patent and by-laws, minutes, financial statements, annual reports, correspondence and memoranda, legal documents, press clippings, newsletters, reports, presentations, advertisements, photographs, ephemera, and audio and video recordings.

Greb Industries Limited

Rieder and Anthes family fonds.

Fonds consists of material collected by members of the Rieder and Anthes families. Material is mainly related to Ella Anthes' travels in Europe, the Rieder family tree, and Talmon Henry Rieder's career and plans for the Westmount area in Berlin/Waterloo. Includes souvenir guide books, postcards, and other ephemera; family trees; a letter and a plan regarding the Westmount suburb; and other material.

Rieder and Anthes family

Young Women's Christian Association of Kitchener-Waterloo fonds.

Fonds consists of records of the Young Women's Christian Association of Kitchener-Waterloo relating to its incorporation, activities, programs, operations and history in the Community from 1905 to 1995. Includes minutes of the Board of Directors, standing and other committees, correspondence, clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, ephemera, reports, financial statements, etc.

Young Women's Christian Association of Kitchener-Waterloo

Gordon Good fonds.

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

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

Mary Johnston fonds : 2017 accrual.

Materials kept and created by Mary Johnston relating to her career and education as a teacher, her community work, and the history of education in the Waterloo Region.

Johnston, Mary

William H. Kaufman fonds.

Fonds consists of records relating to the career and activities of William H. Kaufman, primarily his volunteer and charitable activities in Kitchener, Ontario. Includes correspondence, ephemera, financial records, minutes, handwritten notes, reports, etc.

Kaufman, William Hutton

Kaufman Footwear fonds : 2005 accrual.

Accrual consists of records retained by members of the Kaufman Family relating to Kaufman Footwear. Most files originated with A.R. Kaufman and include factory orders and memoranda, catalogues, material relating to shoe testing, material relating to the history of the company and photographs. Fonds contains clippings, correspondence, ephemera, publications, mss., newsletters, photographs, and videocassettes,.

Kaufman Footwear

John Walter fonds

  • SCA43-GA23
  • Fonds
  • 1920, 1925, 1930-1937

Fonds documents John Walter’s term as President of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.) Party’s Kitchener branch during 1930 to 1937. Included is correspondence concerning William Daum Euler, leaflets regarding an election campaign and anti-war messages, as well as various reference materials.

Walter, John

Rutherford family collection.

  • SCA325-GA366
  • Fonds
  • 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

Concordia Club fonds.

The majority of the archives of the Concordia Club were destroyed either as a result of the ransacking of the club by the 118th Batallion in 1916, or as a result of the fire of Nov. 17, 1971. As a result the earliest records of Concordia have largely been lost forever. A very small number of items can be traced back to the Concordia Male Choir (1873-1914). These take the form of two items of correspondence, programs for the "Sängerfests", clippings, and photographs. A small number of archival records also can be found which belonged to the "Deutscher Club, Kitchener" (1925-1930), and include a set of house rules, letters patent, and photographs. Some records from the 1930s have also been preserved to this day, and include artifacts, clippings, legal documents, a membership list, photographs, and programs of events. However, the majority of the materials date from the 1950s onwards. These materials document the history of the Concordia Club since the 1950s, and include artifacts, audiovisual material, clippings, correspondence, ephemera, financial records, legal documents, membership records, minutes of meetings, photographs, publications, and scrapbooks.

Concordia Club

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, J.M. family

Flora J. Reaman fonds.

  • SCA152-GA125
  • Fonds
  • 1908-1970

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

Reaman, Flora J.

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 settler to 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

Kenneth G. Murray fonds.

  • SCA194-GA169
  • Fonds
  • 1967-2004

Fonds consists of texts of speeches given by Ken Murray from 1967 to 2004.

Murray, Kenneth G., 1924-

Lang Tanning Company, Ltd. fonds.

  • SCA170-GA145
  • Fonds
  • 1888-1974

Fonds consists of material relating to the administration and operation of the Lang Tanning Company in Kitchener Ontario, from 1888 to 1974. Contains minutes, agreements, clippings and a photograph album. Also contains a colour photocopy of a site plan from 1938. Includes 24 photographs.

Lang Tanning Company, Ltd.

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

  • SCA198-GA175
  • Fonds
  • [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

Dominion Life Assurance Company head office.

  • SCA265-GA283
  • Fonds
  • 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

John Galt letter.

  • SCA61-GA35
  • Fonds
  • [18--]

File 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

Mr. Halders process on chrome tan calf skin.

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

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

Stowell, Clarence Loran

John Woelfle fonds.

  • SCA182-GA157
  • Fonds
  • 1895

Fonds consists of ten letters written by John Woelfle to his brother Edward in 1895. The letters describe the travels and activities of the writer and express interest and concern about the activities and lifestyle of the recipient and other members of the family.

Woelfle, John

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

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

Furniture and woodworkers union materials.

  • SCA275-GA296
  • Fonds
  • 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.

Furniture and woodworkers unions.

Bowlby, Davison, Hoffman family fonds.

  • SCA187-GA162
  • Fonds
  • 1851-1954

Material relating to members of the Hoffman, Barnes, Schiedel, Bowlby, Davison and Carlisle families, primarily photographs. Includes correspondence, clippings, ephemera, photographs, including snapshots taken during early construction of the Westmount area of Kitchener, Ontario.

Bowlby, Davison, Hoffman Family

Acadian Club documents.

  • SCA149-GA122
  • Fonds
  • 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

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 W.

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Inc. fonds.

  • SCA110-GA83
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1997

The records of K-W Oktoberfest document all aspects of the growth and day-to-day operation of the festival from its beginnings in 1969. They consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence, committee minutes and reports, publications, ephemera, audio-visual materials, and other material created or received by the Corporation in the course of its business. Records from 1969-1983 are incomplete.

K-W Oktoberfest Inc.

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

Electrohome fonds : 2008 accrual.

Accrual consists mainly of moving images, sound recordings, and slides relating to Electrohome, especially public relations, sales and marketing, and advertising, as well as some documenting various aspects of the company's facilities, operations, and history. Accrual also includes materials relating to the administration of Electrohome, and in particular financial reports for the company from 1985-2000 as well as some public relations materials from 1979-1984 and annual reports for the years 1997-1999.

Electrohome

Young Women's Christian Association of Kitchener-Waterloo fonds : accruals.

Accrual consists of records of the Kitchener-Waterloo Young Women's Christian Association relating to its staff and board, programs, operations, residences, and history. Includes minutes, correspondence, clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, reports, ephemera, financial information, etc. with a focus on records from the 1970's-2000's.

Young Women's Christian Association of Kitchener-Waterloo

Rubber Machinery Shops fonds.

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 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

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

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