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Augustine, Ham, Kaufman family fonds.
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Trip to Europe: summer, 1950.

A brief account written by Mary Ham and her friend Marion Gellatly (nee Eckel) describing their trip to Europe during the summer of 1950. From June to September in 1950, Mary travelled with her friend Marion to the United Kingdom, Germany, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, and Sweden. The file also includes a copy of a photograph taken while Mary and Marion were aboard the ship that transported them to Europe and a copy of a photograph featuring Mary and Marion standing outside the Augustine family home located at 22 Margaret Ave in Kitchener, Ontario in 1948 or 1949.

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Tokyo Y.W.C.A. : 25th Anniversary.

A photograph of a presentation of flowers to Mrs. Mata, of the Young Women's Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.) during the Tokyo Y.W.C.A.'s 25th anniversary. The photograph may also include Miss Caroline MacDonald and Miss Michi Kawai.

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Tokyo Y.W.C.A.

One photograph featuring the interior of the Tokyo Young Women's Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.) and two photographs of stage events.

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Royal visit.

A photograph of George VI, King of Great Britain and Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain on the platform at the train station in Kitchener, Ontario signing a book. The photograph is by Charles Belair, Binning Studio. Mary Caroline Augustine and Jane Baetz are identified as Brownies in this photo.

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Ratz family : biographical.

Material relating to the Henry Ratz family. Consists of photocopies of genealogical information, photocopies of photographs and photocopies of clippings. Contains one snapshot of the "Ratz homestead, Elmira?" and a letter from Herb Ratz to Mary Ham, Jan. 11, 1992.

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Postcard.

Postcard featuring a photograph of Edna Louise Augustine and her husband Albert William Augustine aboard a ship in 1930. This postcard was likely sent by Albert William Augustine to his granddaughter Mary Martha Ham in 1970. File also includes a document written by Mary Ham describing the provenance of the postcard.

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Photographs.

Photographs of members of the Augustine and Kaufman families of Kitchener, Ontario and of the Ham family of Toronto, Ontario.

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Photographs.

Three group portraits featuring members of the Augustine, Kaufman, Breithaupt, and Greb families.

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Kaufman, Mary : ephemera, artifact.

A valentine's card sent to Mary Kaufman in 1874. Also includes a Christmas card from Mary Kaufman [ca. 1920] with a Japanese Christmas card to her attached and one pink and blue embroidered book mark

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Kaufman, Mary : biographical.

A photocopy of a paper by Susan Montanen, Beth Moore Milroy, and Susan Wismer titled, "Community-building in Berlin: Mary Eidt Ratz Kaufman, 1856-1943." The paper was published by the Waterloo Historical Society in 1990.

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Kaufman, Mary : biographical : YWCA of Kitchener-Waterloo.

Material relating to the opening and naming of "Mary's Place", the K-W Young Women's Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.) residence named in Mary Kaufman's honour in 1990. Includes 2 snapshots, correspondence, photocopies of 1937 news clippings about the opening of the "new wing" and photocopies of clippings from 1970, the 100th anniversary of the Y.W.C.A. of Canada.

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Kaufman, Jacob and Mary Kaufman.

Studio portrait of Jacob Kaufman and Mary Eidt Kaufman possibly taken to record their marriage in 1877. Jacob is seen standing next to a seated Marty, his hand on the back of her chair.

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Kaufman, Emma receiving an International Co-operation Year medal from His Eminence, Cardinal Leger, University of Montreal.

A photograph of Emma Kaufman receiving the International Co-operation Year medal from His Eminence, Cardinal Leger at the University of Montreal on March 7, 1965. Also includes a photo mat and brief typed overview of Emma Kaufman's work in Japan.

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Kaufman, Emma receiving an International Co-operation Year medal from His Eminence, Cardinal Leger, University of Montreal.

A photograph of Emma Kaufman receiving the International Co-operation Year medal from His Eminence, Cardinal Leger at the University of Montreal on March 7, 1965. Also includes a photo mat and brief typed overview of Emma Kaufman's work in Japan.

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Kaufman, Emma Ratz.

A head and shoulders portrait of Emma Ratz Kaufman. In the photograph, Emma is wearing a brooch from the Young Women’s Christian Association in Japan in recognition of 30 years of service.

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Kaufman, Emma Ratz.

A portrait of Emma Ratz Kaufman. Also includes a small poster advertisement from the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre presenting, Nihon Buyo No Yube: An Evening of Japanese Dancing. On the reverse side of poster is Emma R. Kaufman's handwriting and a note written by Mary C. Ham, 19 November, 2001: "The 88th birthday is the important one in Japan, unlike the 80th or 90th in the West."

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Kaufman, Emma : ephemera.

A packet of "Emergency Issue Earth Quake Stamps" from the Young Women's Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.) Japan, dated September 1923 to April 1924. Also includes a Christmas card from Emma Kaufman. The photo on the card is of Emma Ratz Kaufman's summer cottage at Drag Lake, Haliburton, Ontario.

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Kaufman, Emma : biographical.

Correspondence solicited for a biography of Emma R. Kaufman. Includes reminiscences of her and of her work with the Young Women's Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.) in Japan written by friends and family. Some records are original, some are transcriptions.

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Kaufman, Emma : biographical.

A typed document outlining the personal history of Emma R. Kaufman dated to January 1957. Also includes other typed articles and biographies related to the life of Emma R. Kaufman.

Additionally contains published items related to Emma R. Kaufman including:

  • Emma R. Kaufman ... : a tribute to her life and work. Published: Toronto, Ont. : YWCA of Canada. [19--]

  • Emma R. Kaufman and the Tokyo YWCA by Taka Kato. Published: Tokyo, Japan : Tokyo YWCA. 1963.

  • The journal. Toronto : Young Women's Christian Association of Canada. February 1963.

  • A book written in Japanese with the following inscription on the flyleaf : June 5th, 1982 / In memory of the visit of / the YWCA tour / members from / Osaka, Japan / and in appreciation for / your gracious hospitality. / Akiko Omikawa

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Kaufman, Emma : [1923 or 1939]

A typed first-hand account of the earthquake on September 1, 1923 as experienced in Karuizawa, Japan. The account is dated to September 9, 1923 or 1939 and was written by an unknown author. Also contains reports of the destruction in Tokyo and Yokohama in Japan.

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Kaufman, Emma : 1968.

Postcard featuring a Japanese woman in traditional dress sent to Emma Kaufman by Mary Eleanor (surname unknown), likely her niece Mary Eleanor Kaufman Merritt.

Message reads: Nov. 23. Dear Aunt Emma - Received your card. This week is out + I don't see my way clear until after Christmas. I apologize for seeing so ungrateful. I'm really not, but these next weeks are so full of activities. If I may, perhaps in January. Love Mary Eleanor.

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Kaufman, Emma : 1966.

Correspondence and other items dated to 1966. Includes two letters to Emma Kaufman from Elizabeth Long of the National Council of Women of Canada, and one reply, concerning the Lady Aberdeen Library.

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Kaufman, Emma : 1966 : 85th birthday.

Material relating to a "pre-birthday party" held for Emma Kaufman at Covenant College in Toronto, Ontario. Contains an invitation, guest-book sheets, regrets list, snapshots, photographs, and party ephemera.

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Kaufman, Emma : 1966 : 85th birthday.

Letters solicited for a presentation at a "pre-birthday party" held on May 18, 1966 at Covenant College in Toronto, Ontario. Contains 18 letters and notes written between April 27, 1966 and May 9 ,1966 to Emma Kaufman.

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Kaufman, Emma : 1966 : 85th birthday.

Letters solicited for presentation at a"pre-birthday party" held on May 18, 1966 at Covenant College in Toronto, Ontario. Contains 57 letters, telegrams and notes written between May 10, 1966 and May 18, 1966 to Emma Kaufman. One letter has a photograph pasted-on of a party held in Emma Kaufman's home in Tokyo, Japan on March 19, 1937.

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Kaufman, Emma : 1965-1966 : clippings.

Press clippings relating to honours and awards presented to Emma Kaufman. Also contains an account of Emma Kaufman's role at the 60th Anniversary of the Tokyo Young Women's Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.).

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Kaufman, Emma : 1941.

Four pieces of personal correspondence one written to Emma Kaufman, and three written by Emma Kaufman. These three letters are written to friends in Japan and are dated Dec. 4, 5 and 7 respectively, and describe her efforts to gather material to send back with a Japanese friend on the Dec. 14th sailing of a ship from Los Angeles to Japan.

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Kaufman, Emma : 1940.

One piece of personal correspondence from Emma Kaufman to her sister Edna (holograph). Also includes one report relating to activities of the Young Women's Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.) in Japan. Additionally contains a clipping with a photograph of Emma Kaufman aboard the "Nitta Maru" of the N.Y.K. line, crossing the Pacific ocean.

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Kaufman, Emma : 1939.

Three pieces of personal correspondence from Emma Kaufman to her sister Edna and others. Also includes three reports relating to activities of the Tokyo Young Women's Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.), one by Emma Kaufman, one unattributed with typescript notes on a lecture, and one providing details of a ceremony honouring Emma Kaufman held June 24, 1939. Also contains the annual report of the Tokyo Y.W.C.A. for 1939, a report included in the "World's Y.W.C.A. Monthly Oct. 1939," and clippings. The letter dated May 6, 1939 is headed "Confidential" and describes conditions in Shanghai and Nanking (Nanjing) in China as witnessed by and reported to Emma Kaufman.

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Kaufman, Emma : 1938.

One piece of personal correspondence from Emma Kaufman to her sister Edna. Also includes one report relating to activities of the Tokyo Young Women's Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.) by Emma Kaufman and a report by Margaret Hockin on the ceremonies relating to the 25th anniversary of Emma Kaufman's arrival in Japan. Additionally contains a leaflet memorializing Hedwig Dora Hobrecker, a pamphlet on the Airindan Settlement in Nippori, Arakawa Ku, Tokyo, Japan and an annual report of the Tokyo Y.W.C.A. for 1938.

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Kaufman, Emma : 1937.

One item of personal correspondence from Emma Kaufman to her mother Mary Kaufman dated January 1, 1937. Also includes four reports relating to the activities of the Tokyo Young Women's Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.). One report was written by Lena M. Ferrar and is dated to February 12, 1937. One report was written by Kato San's on the trip to Belgium, Holland, and France between May 18 and June 2, 1937. Two reports were written by Emma Kaufman; dated May 6, 1937 and September 19, 1937. The report by Emma Kaufman dated Sept. 19, 1937 discusses mobilization in Japan.

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Kaufman, Emma : 1936.

Six pieces of personal correspondence from Emma Kaufman to her mother Mary Kaufman, brother A.R. Kaufman and sister Edna (holograph, typescript, and carbons), one of which discusses the situation in Shanghai, China and another the situation in Formosa.

Also includes six reports relating to activities of the Tokyo Young Women's Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.), three by Emma Kaufman, two by Margaret Hockin and one unsigned. Also contains a typed transcript with title, "The psychology of Christian personality" by Ernest M. Ligon.

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