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A.R. Kaufman fonds.

Fonds consists of material relating to the personal life and interests of A.R. Kaufman, as well as information about his parents and family, preserved by him. The fonds contains biographical information such as clippings, interviews and awards, scrapbooks maintained by A.R. Kaufman relating to birth control, photographs, and autobiographical accounts by A.R. Kaufman of trips taken to England and France in 1929, around the world in 1958, and to Russia in 1963. It also includes material about Jacob and Mary Kaufman in the form of clippings, biographical accounts written by A.R. Kaufman, correspondence and other material relating to their estates and photographs.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

Birth control notes from the Toronto clinic, March addition[sic], in which the social worker attends parliament to observe the members attitude to the Separate School tax question so she will be prepared for the attitude of the different representatives when a bill for birth control comes up.

One typescript (26 leaves, original) pastiche of pasted-in illustrations and typewritten text on the subject of birth control. Illustrations are largely from published illustrations by Attilio Mussino of Pinocchio, but illustrations from other sources are also present.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

Kaufman Family : biographical : clippings.

Full page clipping from The Waterloo Chronicle 80th Anniversary and Historical Edition, Dec. 1936, containing three biographical pieces: "History of Mr. Jacob Kaufman," History of Mrs. Mary Kaufman," and Report on birth control activities and procedure," by A.R. Kaufman.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

Kaufman Family collection.

  • SCA173
  • Fonds

Contains items from the A.R. Kaufman fonds, the W.H. Kaufman fonds, and the Kaufman Footwear fonds.

Kaufman Family

Kaufman, A.R. : Biographical

Series consists of biographical information about A.R. Kaufman. Includes clippings, articles, interviews and obituaries. Arranged in alphabetical order.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

Kaufman, A.R. : Kitchener Planning Commission.

Essay by Wendy Martindale, April 1975, who used an interview with A.R. Kaufman as part of her research. A.R. Kaufman was on the Planning Commission from 1919 to 1927 and was Chairman from 1922 to 1927. Includes comments in A.R.K.'s hand.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

Kaufman, A.R. : Kitchener-Waterloo YMCA.

4 l. photocopy of "Report of the President, May 12th, 1921." In this report A.R. Kaufman, outgoing president of the provisional Board of directors, summarizes two years of activity re-organizing the YMCA .

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

Kaufman, A.R. : Personal Files

Series consists of fragmentary files maintained by A.R Kaufman relating to his personal life and interests. Includes an address book, correspondence, records of awards and honours received, and a report written by him as outgoing president of the YMCA ca. 1921 summarizing two years of re-organization. Arranged alphabetically.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

Kaufman, A.R. : Photographs

Series consists of photographs, including two studio portraits of A.R. Kaufman and one of a building named in his honour.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

Kaufman, A.R. : Scrapbooks : Birth Control

Includes Mr. Kaufman's personal scrapbooks he maintained relating to birth control in general, to the Parents' Information Bureau, and to the trial of Dorothea Palmer. Also includes two scrapbooks relating to the Toronto Birth Control Clinic.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

Kaufman, A.R. : Trips

Series consists of autobiographical accounts by A.R. Kaufman of trips taken to England and France in 1929, around the world in 1958, and to Russia in 1963. A.R.K.'s trip accounts contain many personal observations on the economy, architecture, living conditions and way of life in the countries visited.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

Kaufman, A.R. : autobiographical pieces.

Contains autobiographical sketches written by A.R. Kaufman. Includes one ms. (4 l., originals) and two tss., one dated May 1953 (ts. carbon) and one dated Nov. 1969 (1 leaf, original and carbon). Some of the "scrap" paper used for composition is correspondence carbons.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

Kaufman, A.R. : correspondence.

Correspondence to and from A.R. Kaufman: one letter to him from F.W. Nicks, Bank of Nova Scotia (ts. original), and one carbon ts. from him to B.D. Sandwell re school swings.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

Kaufman, A.R. : trip around the world, 1958-1959.

Material relating to a trip by A.R. Kaufman around the world in 1958 and 1959. Consists of trip accounts, some written in the form of letters to family and friends (photocopies and carbons), ms. and ts. notes (original and carbon) as well as a list of names and addresses.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

Kaufman, A.R. : trip to Russia and Europe, July 9 to Aug. 14, 1963 : interviews.

Contains one ts. transcript of an interview for broadcast on CKCO TV (8 l., originals and carbons). Also contains a list of questions from University of Waterloo students with note by A.R.K.: "I answered at meeting in Arts Theatre Mar. 16/64." This is accompanied by a 4 l. transcript (ts., original) of questions and A.R.K.'s answers, as well as one leaf of ms. notes.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

Kaufman, A.R. : trip to Russia and Europe, July 9 to Aug. 14, 1963.

Material relating to a seminar to Russia in 1963 conducted by Dr. Jerome Davis, "Promoting Enduring Peace." Contains an itinerary and a photograph of participants. Includes a list of individuals to whom A.R. Kaufman distributed his impressions of the trip, the replies he received as well as the impresions of others sent to him in return. Includes clippings and news stories about Russia collected by A.R. Kaufman up to 1967.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

Kaufman, Jacob : biographical.

Includes biographical material written about Jacob Kaufman. One is a transcript of a "Biographical sketch" written at the time of his death in 1920 (2. l., ts.); the other is "History of Jacob Kaufman, Dec. 1, 1936" (4 l., ts. carbon), and the published version from the Waterloo Chronicle : "History of Mr. Jacob Kaufman" Also includes a letter from A.R. Kaufman to John Kaufman dated March 8, 1938.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

Kaufman, Jacob : biographical.

Includes a biographical piece of unknown authorship and date with title: "A lengthy, more personal biography of Jacob Kaufman, 1847-1920" (7. l. ts., photocopy)

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

Kaufman, Jacob and Mary

Series consists of material relating to Jacob and Mary Kaufman of Kitchener Ontario, belonging to their son, A.R. Kaufman. Includes clippings, estate correspondence and other papers, obituaries and one portrait of Jacob Kaufman.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

Kaufman, Jacob and Mary : biographical.

Biographical material about Jacob and Mary Kaufman as a couple. Includes a biographical piece of unknown authorship and date with title: "Biographical sketch of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Kaufman" (1. l. ts., photocopy). Also includes a leaflet, "Dedication service: memorial window in memory of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Kaufman." The service was held March 18, 1951 at Zion Evangelical United Brethren Church, Kitchener, Ont.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

Kaufman, Jacob.

One portrait from a painting of Jacob Kaufman "taken off large picture in office, Dec. 2, 1971".

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

Kaufman, Mary : biographical.

A biographical piece published in the Waterloo Chronicle in Dec. 1936: "History of Mrs. Mary Kaufman". Includes the original ts. (3 l.) and photocopies.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

Kaufman, Mary : estate.

Includes copy of the last will and testament of Mary Kaufman, correspondence relating to bequests, material relating to cemetary plots, legal documents relating to probate, valuation of commercial property on Water St.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

Kaufman, Mary : obituary.

Newspaper obituary of Mary Kaufman, Dec. 24, 1943 and "Tribute to Mrs. Mary Kaufman," read at the funeral service by Milton G. Geil.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

Ratz family : biographical.

Two pamphlets, each with title The Ratz family : a brief record published in 1914 and 1929 respectively, on the occasion of the Ratz family reunion. Included is a ribbon for the third reunion held July 20, 1929 in Waterloo Park. Mary Kaufman was the daughter of Henry Ratz.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

Scrapbook, started Nov. 13, 1937.

One scrapbook belonging to A.R. Kaufman, containing clippings relating to issues surrounding birth control. Many are editorials written about A.R. Kaufman and responded to by him. Includes underlining and annotations, loose clippings, ephemera and a ts. poem by A.R.K..

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

Scrapbook: "Canada" and "Trial".

One scrapbook belonging to A.R. Kaufman, containing clippings relating to birth control, primarily from Canadian newspapers. Includes cartoons, clippings from area newspapers, clippings relating to the establishment of a birth control clinic in Windsor, clippings relating to religious groups, birth control and eugenics. One section of the scrapbook contains clippings relating to the Eatview Case and the trial of Dorothea Palmer.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

Scrapbook: "Toronto" and "Statistics".

One scrapbook belonging to A.R. Kaufman, containing clippings relating to birth control, primarily from Toronto newspapers. Includes clippings relating to birth control, birth control clinics, and eugenics. Also includes coverage of the launching of the Maternal Welfare League of Toronto and of two guests, Margaret Sanger and Editj How-Martyn. Includes ms. and ts. annotations.

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)

The Kaufman Building.

One photograph of a group of six women in uniform on the steps of a building, possibly a hospital in China, with a plaque: "The Kaufman Building." Note on verso: "For Mr. Kaufman." Identifications on the verso: "One of the nurses of [Chinese characters] in P.I., the doctor who is helping us in P.I. Dr. Hau".

Kaufman, A. R. (Alvin Ratz)