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Kitchener-Waterloo Council of Friendship fonds.

  • SCA104-GA76
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1971, predominately 1960-1969

Fonds contains a notebook and records collected by Minnie O'Hara Maines from 1948 to 1971 in her capacity as a member of the Executive of the Kitchener-Waterloo Council of Friendship. There are blank forms regarding tax deductions and employment contracts for English-speaking classes, along with newspaper clippings that cover registration for and advertisements of these classes in Kitchener. The fonds also includes other promotional pamphlets and cards for the classes and for the Council in general, along with lists of winners for the Council's scholarship funds and names of contributors.

Kitchener-Waterloo Council of Friendship

Gordon Fraser wedding photographs.

  • SCA253-GA264
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1948

23 photographs from the wedding of Gordon Fraser and Olive A. Rennie, June 20, 1946 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Includes photographs of the church interior, as well as of the bridal party at the reception at the bride's home at 35 Fairview Ave., Kitchener. Also includes one mounted photograph of the wedding of George Biehn to Elva Capling, in which Gordon Fraser was best man.

Fraser, Gordon

Herbert Johnston fonds.

  • SCA80-GA50
  • Fonds
  • [19--?]

Large quantity of maps, drawings etc., largely unlisted at this time.

Johnston, Herbert

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

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

Women and Work Collection.

  • Book Collection

The Women and Work collection consists of 74 contemporary British and European imprints which focus upon women and the workplace.

Included are autobiographical accounts, which range from Dorothy C. Keeley's The Crowded Stairs: Recollections of Social Work in Liverpool 1919-1940 (London: National Council of Social Services, 1961) to Sex work: Writings by Women in the Sex Industry (London: Virago Press, 1987). Other personal accounts include: The Life and Writing of a Working Woman (London: Virago Press, 1984) by Ada Nield Chew, which describes her work in the Women's Trade Union League and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom; and Front Line Heroines: Stories of Ten Soviet Women (Soviet War News, 1945).

Commentaries on women in the workplace are represented by such titles as Women in Industry: a Marx House Syllabus (Southampton: Lawrence and Wishart Ltd., [n. d.]); Helping Women at Work: the Women's Industrial Council, 1889-1914 (London: Hutchison, 1985); and Willing Hearts and Ready Hands: the Labours and Triumphs of Earnest Women (London: Nelson, 1883).

Hogarth Press and Virginia Woolf Book Collection.

  • Book Collection

This collection is made up of 25 first or early editions of the 35 titles by Virginia Woolf as well as 62 titles printed by the Hogarth Press. 47 of the Hogarth Press items date from the 1917-1938 period during which Virginia Woolf was associated with the Press.

Highlights of the collection include a first edition of Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own, and its sequel, Three Guineas, and first editions of her last two novels.

This is a representative collection that contains one example from each of most of the different series (for example, the Day to Day series, Hogarth Letters, Hogarth Essays), and examples of very early printings of some 20th century writers, such as Robert Graves, Edith Sitwell, and Gertrude Stein.

Hogarth Press

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

William Blake Collection.

  • Book Collection

The William Blake Collection consists of more than 200 titles of which the majority are facsimiles of Blake's works or privately-printed reprints and editions containing facsimiles of the illustrations. The collection also forms part of a larger collection devoted to joint painter-illustrator-author books that include followers of Blake, e.g. Palmer & Calvert, William Morris, Eric Gill, and David Jones.

One of the highlights of the William Blake Collection is the 1951 Trianon Press edition of William Blake's Jerusalem.

Blake, William

Thomas P. Stowell mathematical notebooks.

  • SCA352-GA404
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1826-July 18, 1860

Three notebooks kept by Thomas P. Stowell with mathematical problems, solutions, and notes.

Stowell, Thomas Pollard

Emma Clough diary.

  • SCA337-GA382
  • Fonds
  • 1884

Fonds consists of one diary maintained by Emma Clough of Hudson, New York from the period January 10-March 19, 1884. Emma travels to Washington after visiting friends in New York city and her diary details her tourist activities in both cities. In Washington she meets President Arthur as well as Blanche K. Bruce the first Black Senator, Frederick Douglass, Belva Lockwood, Helen Gougar, Susan B. Anthony and others. Along with shopping, visiting acquaintances and attending social functions, in early March of 1884 Emma begins to attend suffrage meetings which are detailed in the diary.

Clough, Emma

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

Bill Thomson fonds

  • SCA271-GA292
  • Fonds
  • 1953-2009

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by Bill Thomson relating to his professional life. Includes materials relating to projects that he consulted on, materials relating to teaching responsibilities at the University of Waterloo, and speeches given at a variety of events.

Thomson, William

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.

David H. Snyder fonds

  • SCA87-GA57
  • Fonds
  • 1907-1948

Fonds consists of twelve daily diaries, intermittently spanning between 1907 and 1948, that contain entries pertaining to daily farm operations. Included, though unrelated, are two ledgers from a Berlin (Kitchener), Ontario general store for the years 1893 and 1907. Accounts listed include purchases by John King, father of William Lyon Mackenzie King, that help document the lifestyle of the King family while living at Woodside, now a National Historic Site.

Snyder, David H.

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.

Bernt Vik fonds.

  • SCA177-GA152
  • Fonds
  • [194-]

Eight handbound volumes. Bernt Vik attended a textile school in Sweden, possibly in Gothenburg. He and his classmates created handbound books of their notes and handouts because affordable texts from Europe and Scandinavia were not available. The volumes consist of mimeograph handouts of text, plus pasted in diagrams and illustrations. Some of the illustrations are mimeograph handouts, some are published illustrations or photographs. Also included are hand-drawn weaving diagrams as well as textile and wool samples.

Vik, Bernt

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

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.

G. Desrat fonds

  • SCA85-GA55
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1880]

A small notebook containing clippings of reviews, advertisements, and articles from Journal des Bals, La Danse and manuscripts of articles by G. Desrat regarding various types of dance (such as ancient Greek dancing, Scottish dancing, the cotillion, waltz, minuet, and the quadrille), along with handwritten notes. Also included in the fonds are three leaves of documents relating to the origin of the notebook and sources of the article clippings contained inside.

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

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-

William Kindree fonds.

  • SCA218-GA204
  • Fonds
  • [ca 1966]-1990, predominant 1967-1971

Fonds consists of material relating to William Kindree's involvement in the WATFOR 360 group and material relating to the 25th anniversary of WATFOR. Includes Kindree's notes (design and general) and draft documentation, guides and other publications about WATFOR, photocopied conference proceedings and published papers, correspondence, a newsletter, and a photograph of the WATFOR team.

Kindree, William

English family fonds.

  • SCA221-GA208
  • Fonds
  • 1916-1923, 2002

Fonds consists of material related to the family of J.B. English of Plattsville, Ontario. Includes a store ledger dated 1916-1923; two 19th century photographs; and a folder of genealogical information including a family tree.

English Family

William Wilfred Campbell fonds

  • SCA30-GA17
  • Fonds
  • ca. 1886 - [19-?]

Documents and published poems written by William Wilfred Campbell, dating to the late 19th century. Some of the poems are autographed while others have written annotations and corrections. Also a letter by J.S. McCuaig, dated May 17, 1886, about a request for the Crown's recognition of John A. Macdonald. The letter came with attached resolutions about a meeting of the Liberal Conservative Association at Town Hall Cherry Valley in 1886. Photocopy of pamphlet titled “The Dominion Campaign!: Sir John Macdonald on the Questions at Issue Before the People: The Premier's Great Speech Before the Workingmen of Toronto”.

Correspondence:
1. to My Dear Sir from J. S. McCuaig re recognition by Crown of Sir John A. Macdonald. May 17, 1886

Poems:
2. Untitled [part of "The Last Ride"]
3. "An August Reverie"
4. "The Children of the Light"
5. "A Day in June" [autographed]
6. "The Dread Voyage"
7. "Life"
8. "The Were-Wolves"[autographed, unpublished?]
9. "Winter"
10. "The Cloud Maiden" [autographed], 1892

Published material:
11. "Premonitions"
12. "The Dead Leader", June 10, 1891

Leaflet:
13. Resolutions [Came attached to correspondence 1]

Pamphlet:
14. "The Dominion Campaign. Sir John MacDonald on the Question at Issue before the People. The Premier's Great Speech before the Working men of Toronto"

Campbell, William Wilfred

Artists books

  • Book Collection
  • 1934-2017

Artists’ books (defined as: books or book-like objects over the final appearance of which an artist has had a high degree of control; where the book is intended as a work of art in itself) can be located using the library catalogue. Authors include Palmer & Calvert, William Morris, and David Jones.

All items in this collection are located in Special Collections & Archives and are non-circulating.

Fine bindings

  • Book Collection
  • 1630-1973

Many of the holdings of Special Collections & Archives represent fine bindings, unique bindings and the works of famous printers and binders. Examples include signed bindings, metal, velvet and papier-mache bindings, and bindings by well-known bookbinders such as Joseph Zaehnsdorf, and Sangorski & Sutcliffe.

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

Arthur Gordon Shoosmith fonds.

  • SCA176-GA151
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1912

Fonds consists of two sketchbooks relating to A.G Shoosmith's studies at the Royal Academy Schools in London, England.

Shoosmith, Arthur Gordon, 1888-1974

John Ivan Rempel fonds.

  • SCA203-GA181
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1938]-1983

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by John Ivan Rempel that document his professional life and activities in architecture and architectural heritage, primarily relating to his work "Building with wood." Includes materials relating to his activities; manuscripts and research materials; and photographs of wood construction.

Rempel, John I.

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

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

British Women's Periodicals Collection

  • Book Collection
  • 1893-1977

The British Women's Periodicals Collection is made up of some 35,000 issues of British women's magazines published from 1893 to 1977. The majority of titles were published by the Amalgamated Press and publishers which it absorbed, and many copies are, in fact, copies from the publishers' own archives. Most titles in the collection are very rare.

Because these magazines were aimed at a mass market audience, the British Women's Periodicals Collection offers a unique opportunity to examine the interests and concerns of British women during the time period covered. The collection's content is primarily "popular" fiction written for a female audience, but magazines for children and youth are also well represented. Cooking, crafts, advice columns, fashion, health, and inspirational topics are also featured. Of particular interest are the advertisements, which illustrate contemporary attitudes in a vivid manner.

Bechler family fonds.

  • SCA153-GA126
  • Fonds
  • [18--]-1945

The Bechler family fonds contains records created and accumulated by the Bechler family documenting life in Berlin (later Kitchener). Records include textual records and graphic material, predominantly photographs from an album. Records also contain confirmation certificates, marriage certificate, press clippings, and cards.

Bechler family

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

Dixon, Ross

Canadian Suffrage Association letters patents.

  • SCA267-GA288
  • Fonds
  • 1910-1912

Fonds consists of two letters patents for the Canadian Suffrage Association. One is dated October 20, 1910 and incorporates Suffrage Headquarters Limited and the other dated April 12, 1912, incorporating the Canadian Suffrage Association.

Canadian Suffrage Association

Robert Alden Sanborn fonds

  • SCA4-GA2
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1962

Fonds consists of unpublished typescripts and manuscripts by Robert Alden Sanborn. Influenced by the work of Carl Jung, the unpublished works are predominantly related to Sanborn's interest in the social development of children and several of the drafts consist of narratives about young girls referred to as "Little Anna" and "Bunty". Also included is collected ephemera and correspondence between Sanborn and his family, colleagues and publishing contacts, including his editor Olive Burchfiel (1888-1960), as well as writing by Sanborn's mother, Mary Farley Sanborn, including a published version of "The Valor Ranch" (1914); a typescript version of the poem "My Eighth of May"; and a clipping of the poem "The Barrel-Stave."

Sanborn, Robert Alden

Canadian Obesity Network Student and New Professional University of Waterloo chapter fonds.

  • SCA330-GA374
  • Fonds
  • 2013-2016

Fonds consists of materials created by the Canadian Obesity Network Student and New Professional University of Waterloo chapter documenting their organizational history and activities. Includes constitution, meeting minutes, photographs, and more.

Canadian Obesity Network Student and New Professional University of Waterloo chapter

George Pattinson Woollen Mill fonds.

  • SCA230-GA227
  • Fonds
  • 1884-1992, predominant 1884-1951

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by the George Pattinson Woollen mill and its predecessors. Includes primarily financial and account information for the mill, including journals, account books, and a ledger. Also includes photographs and ephemera.

George Pattinson Woollen Mill

Sofie Gauthier collection.

  • SCA382-GA446
  • Collection
  • 1882-1977

The Sofie Gauthier collection contains records created and accumulated by Sofie Gauthier relating to Spiritualism. Records include lectures on Spiritualist practices, automatic writing, a newsletter from the National Spiritualist Association of Churches, and an OAHSPE bible.

Gauthier, Sofie

Sommer family fonds.

  • SCA344-GA393
  • Fonds
  • [1918?]-February 15, 2008

A compilation of personal correspondence consisting mostly of letters exchanged between members of the Sommer family, and occasionally their friends, in Canada or Germany. These letters are interspersed with details of family life and contain observations about the Sommer family’s immigration to Canada, educational pursuits, health and well-being, relationships, finances, businesses and careers, and more. Additionally, these letters contain commentary on contemporary social and political events including the aftermath of World War II, Quebec separatism, and German politics during the 1970s and 1980s. The fonds also incudes photographs, greeting cards, postcards, pamphlets and related ephemera likely exchanged alongside the letters between family members and friends.

Sommer family

B.M. Bower Western Novels Collection.

  • Book Collection
  • 1910-1950

The B.M. Bower Western Novels Collection, acquired in 2015, consists of over 70 American western novels written by Bertha Muzzy Sinclair (known as B.M. Bower) and her husband Bertrand Sinclair. Many of the books in this collection also feature pictorial cover art.

Bower, B.M.

Gustav Seide Jakob Lorber mysticism collection

  • Book Collection
  • 1961-[2015]

Collected by Gustav Seide, this collection includes primarily works by 19th century German mystic Jakob Lorber and his circle such as Gottfried Mayerhofer. Also included are works by other mystics including Emanuel Swedenborg and religious texts including the Bhagavad Gita. Of particular note is a complete set of Lorber’s seminal work “Das große Evangelium Johannis” of the Great Gospel of John.

Seide, Gustav

Forbes family fonds.

  • SCA388-GA453
  • Fonds
  • 1876-2017

The Forbes family fonds contains records related to the Forbes, Buck, Land, Wilson, and Kaufman families, predominately created, and accumulated by Betty Forbes. The material primarily documents the personal lives of Millicent Lyall Forbes, George Alexander Forbes and their twin daughters Betty Forbes and Peg Forbes in Hespeler (now Cambridge), Ontario. This includes items related to their education, careers, and recreational activities such as camping. In addition, the fonds contains material related to extended family members and friends. Records include correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs and photograph albums, press clippings, ephemera, diaries, and notebooks.

Forbes, Betty

Cameron Clare Hill fonds.

  • SCA195-GA424
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1939-2017]

Material created or accumulated by Cameron Hill and his family during the Second World War and in the years following. Includes records related to Cameron’s military training, uniform and personal gear, and service overseas. Also contains records related to Cameron’s time held in custody as a prisoner of war as well as his liberation and repatriation home to Canada and his life in later years.

Hill, Cameron Clare

1936 Olympics collection.

  • SCA386-GA451
  • Collection
  • 1936

A collection of materials relating to the 1936 Winter and Summer Olympics held in Berlin and Garmisch-Partenkirchen Germany.

Charette family collection

  • SCA319-GA359
  • Collection
  • [19--]

Collection consists of a handwritten recipe book kept by members of the Charette family, primarily Helen Charette and Ann Lauzon. The book also includes pasted and set in recipes taken from magazines and newspapers. Many of the recipes are indicated as being from other women, and names include Mrs. Baker, Bertha, Mrs. McDonald, Mrs. McCollough, Mrs. Duchene, Mémé Langlois, Mrs. McKee, Mrs. Laramie, Mrs. Martin, Mrs. McClelland. All of the recipes are for food, excepting one which is a remedy for rheumatism. The Five Roses Cook Book is also included. The collection also includes personal passports of Ann Lauzon and Helen Lauzon.

Charette family

Kaufman Family collection.

  • SCA173
  • Collection

Consists of fonds related to the personal and professional lives of A.R. Kaufman and W.H. Kaufman, and the family-run business Kaufman Footwear.

Kaufman Family

Schwaben music collection.

  • SCA260-GA272
  • Collection
  • 1927-1930

Collection consists of 11 albums of Schwaben music and sketches. Note that in the titles of the albums the word "Nazi" does not relate to the National Socialist German Workers' Party. Nazi is an abbreviation of the name Ignatz, a colloquialism used to signify someone who is clumsy or foolish.

Spiritualist manuscript collection.

  • SCA372-GA431
  • Collection
  • 1924-1945, predominant 1924-1925

Includes a manuscript notebook that records the details of séances held by a group of individuals in Weston-super-Mare, England between April 16, 1924 and February 27, 1925. Also includes a handwritten poem and a photograph.

Pagesmith, Mr. and Mrs.

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