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Electrohome fonds.
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Visual : Photographs and Slides

Series consists of photographs and slides. Subjects include: sales and marketing and public relations presentations, Electrohome facilities, employees at work, projection systems products, and a company Christmas party for children.

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Visual : Moving Images

Series consists of moving images relating to various aspects of Electrohome. Many of the items were created for the purposes of public relations, sales and marketing, and advertising and promotion, as well as to document some of the company's facilities, operations, and history. Subjects include: company presentations and reports; meetings; product presentations and demonstrations; promotional material; footage relating to services provided by Electrohome for NASA at the John F. Kennedy Space Centre for the launch of space shuttles in the early 1980s; CKCO-TV news footage relating to Electrohome, the Pollocks, and other senior management;
*company events including the 75th anniversary celebrations and employee Christmas parties; etc.

Notable titles include: "The Changing World of Electrohome," "Circa 75," "Mark of a Man : C.A. Pollock," "Then and now : Electrohome Electronics Group," "John Pollock interview : Sunday AM," "Howard Main interview with Gary MacLaren," C.A. Pollock : talk to employees" (1958), and "Pollock funeral" (Carl A. Pollock). Includes videocassettes, video reels, film reels, and DVDs. Some videocassettes and the DVDs appear to be transferred from the film and video reels.

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Charity lotteries.

Includes paper titled "Run sheet Charity Lotteries 1996-2001." Video produced by Television Bureau of Canada.

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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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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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American Express cards (file 1 of 2).

File consists of material relating to Electrohome's corporate account with American Express. Includes credit card transaction reports, correspondence, and copies of card cancellation forms.

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General Projection Systems.

File consists of an agreement and correspondence relating to business conducted with General Projection Systems (Altamonte Springs, FL).

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The Seed Loan Fund.

File consists of material relating to business conducted with The Seed Loan Fund (Kitchener, ON). Includes correspondence, a photocopied cheque, and a photocopied, signed promissory note.

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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.

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Press Clippings

Series consists of press coverage of Electrohome; the company's operations, activities, and products; issues of interest to the company; and Electrohome personnel. Includes press clippings, photocopies of press clippings, magazines containing articles about Electrohome, and reprints of magazine and newspaper articles. Some of the press clippings were obtained through the Canadian Press Clipping Service. Some of the clippings are loose, and some were compiled into binders corresponding to a specific time period.

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Museum and Archives

Series consists of material relating to the development, organization, and operation of a company museum and archives. The museum was originally established in 1967 as a centennial project and part of the 60th anniversary celebration, in order to display products produced by Electrohome since 1907. John Koegler was the company historian and museum curator.

The museum as well as the company archives were given renewed attention in preparation for the company's 90th anniversary and the production of a corporate history book in 1997. At that time, William McGregor (former vice-president of Electrohome) was involved museum administration, and Nicola McLaughlin was hired to research company history and process and manage the archives.

Series includes material relating to the day-to-day operation of the museum and archives, the collection and processing of items, and the recording of historical information. Includes forms, correspondence, memoranda, press clippings, photocopies of historical advertisements and other documents, photographs and slides, ms. notes, meeting minutes, and other material.

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Early products and development of Electrohome museum (file 1 of 3).

  • SCA207-GA186-46-2659a
  • File
  • [1930]-2000, predominant 1994-2000
  • Part of Electrohome fonds.

File consists of material relating to the work of William McGregor in developing a company museum, collecting historical Electrohome products, and preparing historical information for use in the museum and for other purposes. Includes correspondence and memoranda (some faxed and some e-mail print-outs), ms. notes, photographs of consumer products and Electrohome facilities, reprinted and photocopied historical advertisements, press clippings (some photocopied), photocopies of radio scripts and research reports, print-outs of photographs, ephemera, and other documents.

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Administration : Annual Reports

Series consists of annual reports for the years 1997-1999, and transparencies, negatives and photographs relating to the preparation of the 1995 annual report

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Executive Officers Files : John A. Pollock

Series consists of records accumulated and used by John A. Pollock in his role as company president and CEO. Includes news releases, correspondence, memoranda, press clippings, reports to shareholders, photographs, ephemera, and other material.

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American Express cards (file 2 of 2).

File consists of material relating to Electrohome's corporate account with American Express. Includes correspondence, credit card transaction reports, copies of card cancellation forms, agreements and information from American Express, ms. notes, and a typed proposal about using the American Express Corporate Card System.

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Early products and development of Electrohome museum (file 3 of 3).

  • SCA207-GA186-46-2659c
  • File
  • [1930]-2000, predominant 1994-2000
  • Part of Electrohome fonds.

File consists of material relating to the work of William McGregor in developing a company museum, collecting historical Electrohome products, and preparing historical information for use in the museum and for other purposes. Includes correspondence and memoranda (some faxed and some e-mail print-outs), ms. notes, photographs of consumer products and Electrohome facilities, reprinted and photocopied historical advertisements, press clippings (some photocopied), photocopies of radio scripts and research reports, print-outs of photographs, ephemera, and other documents.

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Century of success : Exchange Magazine for Business.

File consists of three copies of volume 17, number 3 of Exchange Magazine for Business, containing an article (pages 13-23) about Electrohome entitled "Century of success". John A. Pollock is pictured on the front cover.

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Administration : Financial Files

Series consists of financial reports for Electrohome and the various segments or groups within the company as well as some subsidiaries (Robotel and Fakespace). Reports cover the years 1985-1989 and 1991-2000, and some reports include memoranda to the board of directors. Some of the records probably belonged to J.G. Gingerich, vice-president, finance, and later corporate controller, and then chief financial officer and treasurer.

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Paracorp.

File consists of material relating to business conducted with Paracorp (Sacramento, CA). Includes correspondence (some photocopied and some e-mail print-outs), photocopies of invoices and cheques, and other material.

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Administration : Facilities

Series consists of records relating to the properties and buildings of Pollock-Welker, the Phonola Company of Canada, Grimes Radio Corporation, and Electrohome. Includes appraisals, reports, agreements (including drafts), correspondence (some faxed), memoranda, proposals, forms, lot and site plans and surveys, and other material.

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505 Conestoga Boulevard, Cambridge, land : Whitney Reality development marketing.

File consists of material relating to the listing of the Electrohome property at 505 Conestoga Boulevard in Cambridge, ON, for sale with Whitney & Company Realty Limited (Waterloo, ON). Includes correspondence (some faxed), memoranda, ms. and typed notes, signed copies of Multiple Listing Service agreement forms, and a flier.

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The Deilcraft guide to quality wood furniture : correspondence.

File consists of material relating to a request by Conestoga College (Kitchener, ON) for permission to reproduce the book The Deilcraft guide to quality wood furniture, originally published by Electrohome in 1987. Includes a letter from the college and two drafts of a letter from John A. Pollock.

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Early products and development of Electrohome museum (file 2 of 3).

  • SCA207-GA186-46-2659b
  • File
  • [1930]-2000, predominant 1994-2000
  • Part of Electrohome fonds.

File consists of material relating to the work of William McGregor in developing a company museum, collecting historical Electrohome products, and preparing historical information for use in the museum and for other purposes. Includes correspondence and memoranda (some faxed and some e-mail print-outs), ms. notes, photographs of consumer products and Electrohome facilities, reprinted and photocopied historical advertisements, press clippings (some photocopied), photocopies of radio scripts and research reports, print-outs of photographs, ephemera, and other documents.

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Letterhead.

The letterhead for Pollock Manufacturing Company and Dominion Electrohome Industries.

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Notes.

various handwritten notes created by John Koegler on the history of Electrohome.

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Pollock, Carl Arthur.

Materials relating to the life of Carl Pollock, as well as materials created by Pollock and accumulated by John Koegler.

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Welker, Alex.

Materials relating to the life of Alex Welker.

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Electrohome fans operating instructions.

operating instructions for Electrohome fans. The instructions are printed on A small tag with A hole that appears to have been made to attach to the fan.

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Cowie, Bruce E.

File consists of three copies of a portrait of Bruce E. Cowie.

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Wright, Dan.

File consists of three copies of a portrait of Dan Wright.

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Material from George Found.

File consists of material relating to the restoration of radios and television sets by George Found of Grandpa's Radio Shop (Kitchener, ON). Includes photocopies of rough sketches of radio and television sets and of instructions for applying reproduction brand name decals, ms. notes, and decals for Viking, Electrohome, and Phonola.

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Original processing cards (file 2 of 2).

File consists of index cards containing ms. notes. Cards were created by Nicola McLaughlin in her work of processing items in the Electrohome museum and archives.

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Photograph information.

File consists of ms. notes about photographs in Electrohome's museum and archives. The notes identify people in the photographs.

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Scanning project.

File consists of a photocopy of the golden anniversary issue (volume 14, issue 1, February, 1957) of the employee newsletter Sparks and Chips.

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Research : product literature (file 2 of 2).

File consists of advertising and publicity materials relating to Electrohome and several of its subsidiaries and divisions, including Electrohome Europe, Electrohome Electronics, Projection Systems and Display Systems divisions, CAP Communications (CFRN-TV), and Lightening Circuits. Includes company brochures, single-sheet advertisements, product brochures, portfolios of company information and product literature, and issues of internal publications.

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Employees : award winners.

File consists of eight snapshots of individuals receiving plaques at five separate occasions. One occasion is the Quality Award of the Year award (1987) for Display Systems, accepted by Don Harrold. Some photographs include John A. Pollock. File also includes an ms. note.

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Pollock, John A. : contract signings.

File consists of nine photographs of John A. Pollock and other senior executives from Electrohome and from other companies signing contracts or other documents. Inlcudes photographs from four separate occasions, including the signing of a contract with Xerox.

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Computer Disks

Series consists of computer disks originally found in other files. Includes 5 1/4 " and 3.5" computer disks.

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Metal parts (file 2 of 2).

File consists of eight unidentified metal parts that may or may not belong together, and a blue cloth bag labelled "Seagram's" in which the pieces were originally found.

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Electrohome badge.

File consists of a yellow, red, and blue felt badge containing the logo for Electrohome/Est.1907.

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Medallions.

File consists of two medallions, probably belonging to Carl A. Pollock. One medallion is from Rotary International (Osaka West Rotary Club) and one is from The Dominion Life Assurance Company commemorating the first billion dollars of life insurance in force (1960).

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Information used for sales meeting video made by Aldel.

File consists of material relating to historical products manufactured by Electrohome and other aspects of Electrohome history, possibly compiled for use in a sales meeting video made by Aldel [last name unknown]. Includes slides of Electrohome products and employees, photographs of Carl A. Pollock and of a meeting, photocopies of photographs of historical products, a booklet about the Electrohome members' group insurance plan, and other material.

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Folsom Research.

File consists of an agreement relating to business conducted with Folsom Research Inc. (Rancho Cordova, CA).

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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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Spatialight Inc.

File consists of a faxed agreement relating to business conducted with Spatialight Inc.

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SportsView Group.

File consists of a faxed agreement relating to business conducted with The SportsView Group.

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Texas Instruments Inc. : non-disclosure agreement.

File consists of material relating to business conducted with Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas, TX), and also with Minolta Co. Ltd. (Osaka, Japan) and Haywood International Corp. (Tokyo, Japan). Includes agreements and correspondence (some faxed).

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809 Wellington Street property.

File consists of material relating to the property at 809 Wellington Street in Kitchener, ON; a zone change application and the potential purchase of parts of the property by Northport Landing (Waterloo, ON); and the purchase of parts of the property by First Gulf Development Corporation (Mississauga, ON).

Includes correspondence and memoranda, ms. notes, maps and folded site plans (and some photocopies of same), photocopies of extracts of zoning by-laws, copies of forms, a draft purchase agreement, and other material. Plans depict part 2 of lot 32 and 34, reg. plan 763, reference plan 58R-3130, in the City of Kitchener.

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181 Cooper Avenue, Tonawanda, NY : tenancy.

File consists of material relating to Suite 100 at 181 Cooper Avenue in Tonawanda, NY, which Electrohome leased from the Uniland Development Company (Amherst, NY). Includes correspondence, faxed memoranda, photocopies of invoices, and ms. notes.

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Photographs : album 1.

  • SCA207-GA186-19-626
  • File
  • [195-]-[199-], predominant [195-]-[196-]
  • Part of Electrohome fonds.

File consists of photographs orignally in an album created to illustrate the history of CAP Communications and CKCO-TV. Subjects of photographs include: television production equipment and facilities, television personalities on set, special events (including a visit from Pierre Elliott Trudeau in 1968, the extension of highway 401 to Kitchener ca. 1960, and the Queen's visit to Kitchener in 1959), and studio technicians at work. Some photographs include identification on verso and some include typed captions.

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Advertisements

Series consists of advertising material, including advertisements distributed to Electrohome dealers for publication in local media, advertisements prepared for publication in national magazines and newspapers in Canada and the US, point-of-purchase advertisements, and advertisements and clippings collected in scrapbooks. Series also includes advertisements that did not belong in the category of product literature (Series 38-41). Advertisements cover the range of Electrohome products, including appliances, television and stereo, display monitors, projection systems, and service.

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Plant 6 and Plant 10.

File consists of negatives and contact sheets depicting the interior and exterior of Plant 6 (Kitchener industrial park) and Plant 10 (Cambridge).

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