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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.

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Dominion Electrohome Industries Limited : applications for stock subscriptions.

File consists of signed applications for 9% class "A" cumulative, redeemable, preferred shares of Dominion Electrohome Industries Limited (Electrohome). File also includes a certificate to the purchaser of shares in the company signed by Arthur B. Pollock and Carl A. Pollock, and a typed (carbon copy) of page of information about the company's incorporation, capitalization, and officers and directors.

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Board of Directors Secretary Files

Series consists of records accumulated and used by William M. Alguire in his role as secretary of the Board of Directors from 1992 to ca. 1997, as well as by his predecessor Robert Bolden. Includes correspondence, agreements, reports, company and management information, and other material.

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Canada Newswire.

File consists of material relating to business conducted with Canada Newswire (Toronto, ON). Includes faxed news releases and status reports from Canada Newswire, correspondence (some faxed), and a signed service agreement.

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Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

File consists of material relating to Electrohome's corporate membership in the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Includes correspondence (some faxed), memoranda, news releases and other publicity materials from the Chamber of Commerce, and other material.

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Fiscal year 1993 : annual meeting preparation (file 2 of 2).

File consists of material relating to the preparation for Electrohome's annual general meeting on January 26, 1994. Includes draft versions of the Management Information Circular and proxy statement, the notice of annual meeting, and a special resolution (some drafts are edited); memoranda and correspondence (some faxed); ms. notes; schedules of events preceeding the meeting; faxed and photocopies of Electrohome share certificates; and other documents.

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Fiscal year 1996 : management information circular data.

File consists of material relating to executive compensation and personal holdings of Electrohome shares for the Management Information Circular prepared for the 1996 annual report. Includes memoranda (some faxed), correspondence, draft versions of the Management Information Circular and proxy statement, photocopies of insider trading reoprts, ms. notes, and other docuements.

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H.L. Staebler insurance.

File consists of material relating to business conducted with Electrohome's insurance broker, the H.L. Staebler Company Limited (Kitchener, ON). Includes correspondence and memoranda (including some faxed and some photocopied), a photocopied insurance policy, photocopies of invoices, and other documents.

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Montreal Trust : general correspondence.

File consists of material relating to business conducted with Montreal Trust (Waterloo, ON) regarding Electrohome Class X and Class Y shares. Includes correspondence (some faxed), photocopies of various legal documents, photocopies of Electrohome share certificates, and other material.

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Public relations photographs : miscellaneous file.

File consists of material relating to the 19th Annual Broadcasting Awards dinner at Conestoga College (Kitchener, ON). Includes correspondence, a news release, and two photographs of the winners of the CKCO-TV/Betty Thompson Broadcaster of the Year award and the Carl A. Pollock Memorial Award.

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Securities commissions policies.

File consists of material relating to the policies of provincial securities commissions. Includes photocopies of reports, policies, and acts of the Ontario Securities Commission and a national policy statement, and a policy statement from the Saskatchewan Securities Commission. Some documents contain yellow highlighting.

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Sims, Clement, Eastman : miscellaneous trademark correspondence.

File consists of material relating to business conducted with Sims Clement Eastman (Barristers, Solicitors, Trademark Agent, Kitchener, ON), formerly Clement, Eastman, Dreger, Martin & Meunier. Includes correspondence and memoranda (including some faxed and some photocopied), typed lists of registered and expiring trademarks (some have been annotated), photocopies of trademark registration certificates, ms. notes, and other documents.

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CAP : personal (file 2 of 2).

File consists of material relating to the personal finances and estate of Carl A. Pollock as well as the estate of his father, Arthur B. Pollock. Includes approximately 85 pieces of incoming and outgoing correspondence (some carbon copies), financial statements, legal documents, ms. notes, and ephemera. File also includes a copy of Pollock's birth certificate and passport and a copy of Arthur B. Pollock�s will.

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Correspondence : A.

File consists of approximately 28 pieces of incoming and outgoing correspondence (some carbon copies) with individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "A."

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Correspondence : D.

File consists of approximately 110 pieces of incoming and outgoing correspondence (some carbon copies) with individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "D." Correspondents include Ontario Premier William G. Davis. File also includes some correspondence between D.S. Sykes (Executive Vice-President, Finance and Corporate Relations) and Dewhurst & Partner, and between Sykes and Hon. Ron Basford (Minister of Consumer and Corporate Affairs). File also includes some press clippings, as well as Dun & Bradstreet business information reports on various companies in southwestern Ontario.

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Correspondence : E.

File consists of approximately 14 pieces of incoming and outgoing correspondence (some carbon copies and telegraphs) with individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "E." File also includes some press clippings.

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Correspondence : U.

File consists of approximately 15 pieces of incoming and outgoing correspondence (some carbon copies) with individuals and corporate bodies beginning with "U." File also includes some press clippings.

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Estate of Mr. C.H. Boehmer.

File consists of material relating to the settlement of the C.H. Boehmer estate. Includes correspondence (containing financial information), ms. notes, and copies and drafts of legal documents. File also includes the 1964 financial statement for the Athletic Association of Kitchener and Waterloo, Limited, but it is unclear how this document is related to Boehmer's estate.

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Income tax return : 1967.

File consists of material relating to Carl A. Pollock's income tax return for 1967, including information about his charitable donations, gifts, political contributions, and income. Includes approximately 30 pieces of incoming and outgoing correspondence, a typed list of donation recipients with dollar amounts, tax receipts, and other material.

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Income tax return : 1971.

File consists of material relating to Carl A. Pollock's income tax return for 1971, including information about his charitable donations, gifts, political contributions, and income. Includes approximately 70 pieces of incoming and outgoing correspondence, typed lists of donation and gift requests and recipients with dollar amounts, tax receipts, statements of dividends, a statement of income, statements from the department of national revenue (taxation), and other material.

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Income tax return : 1974.

File consists of material relating to Carl A. Pollock's income tax return for 1974, including information about his charitable donations, gifts, political contributions, and income. Includes approximately 40 pieces of incoming and outgoing correspondence, a typed list of donation recipients with dollar amounts, tax receipts, and other material.

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Reaction to September 12, 1962 statement.

File consists of material relating to a statement made by Carl A. Pollock as president of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association about Canada's economic situation that was misrepresented in a Canadian Press dispatch, and Pollock's attempts to correct the mistake. Includes correspondence and press clippings.

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Speeches : World War II and post-war planning.

File consists of eight ms. and typed speeches, plus draft versions, written and presented by Carl A. Pollock at various events and meetings. Speeches are about post-war planning and reconstruction, range from 3 to 20 leaves, and most are in point form.

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Speeches : accident prevention and workplace safety.

File consists of five ms. and typed speeches, plus draft versions, written and presented by Carl A. Pollock at various events and meetings, including the Kitchener-Waterloo section of the Industrial Accident Prevention Association and the Electrohome safety committee dinner. Speeches are about accident prevention and workplace safety, range from 4 to 23 leaves, and most are in point form. File also includes memoranda and information bulletins relating to workplace safety.

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Speeches : Radio-Television Manufacturers Assocation.

File consists of five ms. speeches, plus a draft version of one speech, written and presented by Carl A. Pollock at meetings and conferences of the Radio-Television Manufacturers Association and its various divisions, and the Institute of Radio Engineers (I.R.E.). Speeches range from two leaves to eight pages and are in point form. File also includes correspondence as well as a typed speech by Dr. W.R.G. Baker (president of the I.R.E.) annotated "material for talks".

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Speeches : education.

File consists of five ms. and typed speeches, plus draft versions and duplicate copies, written and presented by Carl A. Pollock to various groups, including the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Education Association, and University of Toronto alumni. Speeches are about education from an industry perspective, range from 2 leaves to 14 pages, and most are in point form. File also includes a press clipping.

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Speeches : industrial research.

File consists of two three-page ms. speeches written and presented by Carl A. Pollock about industrial research. One speech was presented at a meeting of the Research Council of Ontario, and one, entitled "Putting research into practice", at a Scientific and Industrial Research Conference. Speeches are in point form.

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Speeches : Canadian business.

File consists of five ms. and typed speeches, plus duplicate copies, written and presented by Carl A. Pollock to various groups, including the Canadian Pharaceutical Manufacturers' Association, Rotary clubs, and the Ontario Dealers' Association. Speeches, on the subjects of citizenship responsibilities, Canada's economic problems, and Canadian business, range from 8 to 20 pages, and most are in point form.

File also includes correspondence, memoranda, press clippings, reprints of speeches by others in the radio and television broadcasting industry, and other material.

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Speeches : 1966 (file 1 of 2).

File consists of typed and ms. speeches written and presented by Carl A. Pollock in 1966 relating to management philosophy and Canada-US trade relations. Some speeches contain annotations. File also includes a seminar program. Speeches included are:

  • Untitled speech, 34 p., presented at the Department of Transport Senior Officer Management Seminar in Mont Gabriel, Quebec
  • "Is Your Philosophy Showing?," 25 leaves, presented to the Society for Advancement of Management in London, Ontario
  • "We're More Than Neighbours," 20 leaves, presented to the Rotary club of St. Petersburg, Florida

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Speeches : address by H.B. Style, 1966.

File consists of a copy of "Address by H.B. Style, President of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association and Chairman of the Board, John Inglis Company Limited, Toronto, Ont., Before the Manitoba Branch of the CMA at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Monday, March 14, 1966," 12 leaves. Address is annotated "We're More Than Neighbours" (title of one of Carl A. Pollock's speeches).

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Speeches : 1968.

File consists of typed speeches written and presented by Carl A. Pollock in 1968 relating to economic development in Canada, Canada-US trade relations, and Electrohome. Some speeches contain annotations. Speeches included are:

  • "Where Do We Go From Here?," 21 leaves, presented to the Rotary Club of Don Mills, Ontario (2 copies)
  • "Statement by Carl A. Pollock, Chairman of the Board and President, Electrohome Limited, to the Annual Meeting of Sharholders," 17 leaves
  • "Panel Discussion 'North American Common Markets',"13 leaves, remarks presented at The Canadian Credit Men's Association Limited Executive Business Seminar in Ottawa (2 copies)

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Speeches : 1974.

File consists of a typed speech written and presented by Carl A. Pollock in 1974 relating to trade and economic development in Canada and the electronics industry. The speech, "The Canadian Challenge" (19 [i.e. 22] leaves), was presented at the annual meeting of the Electronics Industries Association of Canada in Ste. Adele, Quebec.

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News releases : 1992-1997.

File consists of Electrohome news releases mainly from 1992 to 1994, and a few from 1995 and 1997. File also includes interim reports to shareholders, the 1994 annual report and notice of annual meeting, photocopies of press clippings, memoranda and correspondence, news releases from other organizations, and two issues each of Open Line (Sunwapta Broadcasting newsletter) and CAPsule (CAP Communications Ltd. newsletter).

The material, probably collected by John A. Pollock, is arranged in chronological order and includes multiple copies of the news releases.

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News releases and press clippings : 1980-1992 (file 1 of 2).

File consists of Electrohome news releases and photocopied press clippings from 1980 to 1992. File also includes several news releases from CAP Communications, edited drafts of news releases, memoranda and correspondence, interim reports to shareholders, three product photographs, and other material.

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Ontario trade and investment mission to the United Kingdom.

File consists of material relating to John A. Pollock's participation in an Ontario trade and investment mission to the United Kingdom led by Premier William G. Davis, in May 1973. Includes a group portrait and typed list identifying the people in the photograph, a letter from Premier Davis, and ephemera.

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Photographs of Canadian cities for Electrohome conference rooms : correspondence and notes.

File consists of material relating to requests for photographs of major Canadian cities for display in conference rooms at Electrohome. Includes photocopied correspondence to and from Chambers of Commerce and mayors offices, memoranda to John A. Pollock, ms. and typed notes, and press clippings. File of Anna Marie Young (Electronics Division), probably performing a task delegated to her by John A. Pollock.

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Executive Officers Files : James Holmes

Series consists of records accumulated and used by James Holmes in his role as chairman of the board and CEO from 1976 to 1979. Includes press clippings, ms. notes, and an ms. draft of a paper.

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A & C Boehmer Limited : Carl A. Pollock (file 1 of 4).

File consists of material relating to the administration of A & C Boehmer, Limited, and in particular the financial situation of the company and the transfer of shares.

Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence (some copies); ms. notes; financial statements and auditors' reports; reports to company directors; accountants' reviews of proposals and purchase offers; agreements; inventory adjustment lists; a copy of the company's business plan for 1975-1977; a list of employees and their job descriptions; Dun and Bradstreet business information reports; and an insurance policy.

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A & C Boehmer Limited : Carl A. Pollock (file 4 of 4).

File consists of material relating to the administration of A & C Boehmer, Limited, and in particular the financial situation of the company and the transfer of shares.

Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence (some copies); ms. notes; financial statements and auditors' reports; reports to company directors; accountants' reviews of proposals and purchase offers; agreements; inventory adjustment lists; a copy of the company's business plan for 1975-1977; a list of employees and their job descriptions; Dun and Bradstreet business information reports; and an insurance policy.

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Financial statements, 1972.

File consists of four financial statements for A & C Boehmer Limited, prepared by Thorne Gunn & Co., chartered accountants, Kitchener. Includes the three-, six-, and nine-month, and year-end statements for 1972.

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Financial statements, 1973.

File consists of four financial statements (plus one copy) for A & C Boehmer Limited, prepared by Thorne Gunn & Co., chartered accountants, Kitchener.

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Financial statements : 1963-1972 (file 1 of 2).

File consists of financial statements of the Andrew Malcolm Furniture Company. Includes the report on the financial statements for the years 1963 to 1970 and 1972. The reports were prepared by Clarkson, Gordon, & Co. Chartered Accountants (Toronto, ON).

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Potential acquisition : working file 1.

File consists of material relating to the potential acquisition of the Andrew Malcolm Furniture Company by Electrohome. Includes memoranda and correspondence (some carbon copies), financial statements, a copy of an application for financial assistance from the Ontario government, and other material. File probably belonged to Harold Eby, Secretary-Treasurer.

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Potential acquisition : working file 2.

File consists of material relating to the potential acquisition of the Andrew Malcolm Furniture Company by Electrohome. Includes draft copies of a purchase agreement, memoranda and correspondence (some carbon copies), financial statements, reports, and ms. notes. File probably belonged to D. S. Sykes, Executive Vice-President, Finance, and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors.

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Administration : Annual Reports

Series consists of the annual reports of Electrohome. Series also includes some interim reports to shareholders, annual meeting notices, and photocopies of selected pages of the reports.

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Annual reports, 1952-1958.

File consists of annual reports for Dominion Electrohome Industries Limited for the years 1952-1958. Includes multiple copies of some reports.

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Annual report, 1965.

File consists of the 1965 annual report for Dominion Electrohome Industries Limited.

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Annual report, 1975.

File consists of Electrohome's 1975 annual report and an annotated photocopy of the report.

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Annual report, 1988.

File consists of two copies and one annotated photocopy of Electrohome's 1988 annual report.

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1964 annual report (file 2 of 3).

File consists of material relating to the production and distribution of Electrohome's 1964 annual report, and the organization of the annual meeting in May, 1965. Includes correspondence, memoranda, a news release, the address given by Carl A. Pollock at the meeting, some page layouts for the 1964 annual report, typed copy for the report, a production and printing schedule, and other material.

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1971 annual report (file 1 of 2).

File consists of material relating to the production of Electrohome's 1971 annual report. Includes ms. notes, galley proofs, photocopies of page proofs, draft copy for various sections of the report, a dummy of the report, sample paper and report covers, a production schedule, memoranda, and other material relating to producing annual reports.

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1971 annual report (file 2 of 2).

File consists of material relating to the production of Electrohome's 1971 annual report. Includes ms. notes, galley proofs, photocopies of page proofs, draft copy for various sections of the report, a dummy of the report, sample paper and report covers, a production schedule, memoranda, and other material relating to producing annual reports.

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1972 annual report.

File consists of material relating to the production of Electrohome's 1972 annual report. Includes correspondence; a memorandum; Deilcraft and Flexsteel product literature; draft reports to shareholders from John A. Pollock and Carl A. Pollock; paper samples; negatives, a slide, and a photograph relating to CKCO-TV; a transparency of the Electrohome logo; and other material.

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1974 annual report.

File consists of material possibly used in the production of Electrohome's 1974 annual report and/or another company publication. Includes two prints of an image of the earth from space, and two transparencies (colour separation positives) of four pages of the publication.

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1980 annual report (file 1 of 3).

File consists of material relating to the production of Electrohome's 1980 annual report. Includes photographs, contact sheets, transparencies and negatives for use in the report; annual reports from previous years (1971, 1974, 1978, 1979); drafts of the copy for the report; photocopies of the dummy report; a dummy report cover; edited galley proofs; product literature; and other material used in the production of the report. Some photographs are attached to paper frames for cropping or are retouched by hand, and duplicate are present.

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Corporate brochures and annual reports (file 2 of 3).

File consists of corporate brochures, anniversary brochures, and annual reports from various companies, some possibly acquired as samples from a printing company, and used for planning Electrohome annual reports. Includes material from Molson Breweries, Johnson Wax, Nestle Enterprises Inc., Continental Bank of Canada, Jockey International Inc., Reynolds Metals Company, Grumann, Nabisco Brands Ltd., and others.

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Corporate brochures and annual reports (file 3 of 3).

File consists of corporate brochures, anniversary brochures, and annual reports from various companies, some possibly acquired as samples from a printing company, and used for planning Electrohome annual reports. Includes material from Molson Breweries, Johnson Wax, Nestle Enterprises Inc., Continental Bank of Canada, Jockey International Inc., Reynolds Metals Company, Grumann, Nabisco Brands Ltd., and others.

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Administration : Corporate Planning Files

Series consists of material relating to the philosophy, objectives, and policies of Electrohome and to management theory and practice. Includes workshop manuals and other information about management and business principles, policy statements, research reports, article reprints, memoranda, and other material.

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Management and business operations conference discussions.

File consists of material summarizing discussions from a conference on management and business operations in Canada. Contains typed (photocopied) pages of information in groups with the following titles: The function of management; Basic business principles; How a company starts, operates, and grows; Accomplishments of our system; Money and banks, and The circulation of money.

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Management by objectives system.

File consists of a manual for a workshop on management by objectives produced by George Odiorne Associates, Inc. (Plymouth, MI). Manual is divided by the following tabs: Management workshops, Objectives development workshops, Program review, Models. Worksheets are partially completed.

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Administration : Legal Files

Series consists of legal records relating to the activities and operation of Electrohome. Includes agreements, draft agreements, correspondence (including faxes and some e-mail print-outs), memoranda, forms, and other material.

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AABEX : notice of meeting of creditors.

File consists of material relating to AABEX Electrohome Services in Victoria, BC, and its role as a creditor of the bankrupt Steintron International Electronics Inc. Includes a notice of a meeting of creditors and a mailing list of creditors.

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Allegiant Partners.

File consists of material relating to business conducted with Allegiant Partners (Stamford, CT). Includes faxed correspondence, a work plan, and a faxed agreement.

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Allen-Bradley Company.

File consists of a legal agreement relating to business conducted with Allen-Bradley Company, Inc.

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Anchor Engineering Corporation : sales representative.

File consists of legal agreements and correspondence relating to business conducted with Anchor Engineering Corporation (Newton Upper Falls, MA), Anchor Boston (Westborough, MA), and W.T. Marketing (Cupertino, CA).

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Automatic Data Processing.

File consists of material relating to business conducted with Automatic Data Processing (Williamsville, NY). Includes an agreement, a price quotation, and ms. notes.

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AVIO.

File consists of an agreement relating to business conducted with AVIO.

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Canada Post Corporation : business reply agreement.

File consists of material relating to business conducted with Canada Post Corporation (Ottawa, ON). Includes form letters and information from Canada Post, business reply mail renewal forms, photocopies of invoices, and a standard lettermail size template (transparency).

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Canada Post Corporation : mail box contract, Metals Division.

File consists of material relating to business conducted with Canada Post Corporation (Ottawa, ON) and MHS Metal Products (Kitchener, ON). Includes draft and final agreements and amendments (some faxed), correspondence, and photocopies of insurance certificates.

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Reuters.

File consists of material relating to business conducted with Reuters Limited (London, England). Includes an edited draft of an agreement, a photocopy of an agreement, faxed correspondence and ms. notes.

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Ryan Insurance Group.

File consists of a letter and an agreement relating to business conducted with the Ryan Insurance Group (Chicago, IL).

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Sarnoff Corporation.

File consists of two copies of an agreement and a faxed memorandum relating to business conducted with Sarnoff Corporation (Princeton, NJ).

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Scherenzel, Rudy.

File consists of material relating to business conducted with Rudy Scherenzel. Includes correspondence, memoranda, ms. notes, and draft and final versions of an employment contract.

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Select Service Referral Group.

File consists of material relating to business conducted between AABEX (Electrohome) and the Select Service Referral Group (Toronto, ON). Includes correspondence, two copies of a contract, photocopies of cheque requisition forms and invoices, ms. notes, and advertising material.

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SGI Solutions Finance.

File consists of agreements and a letter relating to business conducted with SGI Solutions Finance (Mississauga, ON).

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Sim & McBurney : correspondence.

File consists of three letters relating to business conducted with Sim & McBurney (Patent and Trade Mark Agents, Toronto, ON).

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