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Barber, Don.

File consists of three copies of a portrait of Don Barber.

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Boehmer, Jack R.

File consists of material relating to Jack R. Boehmer and the announcement of his appointment as Director of Human Resources. Includes a portrait of Boehmer, correspondence, a news release, and a photocopied press clipping.

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Buccino, Joe.

File consists of a portrait and two photographs of Joe Buccino.

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Buglass, D.

File consists of two portraits of D. Buglass.

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Cowie, Bruce E.

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

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Douglas, S.M.

File consists of three portraits (plus duplicates) of S.M. Douglas of Flexsteel Industries (Canada) Ltd. One portrait has been mounted on board.

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Ellis, William.

File consists of two copies of a portrait of William Ellis.

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Findlay, Peter.

File consists of two portraits (plus duplicates) of Peter Findlay.

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Fowler, G.

File consists of three copies of a portrait of G. Fowler.

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Gies, Len.

File consists of two portraits of Len Gies.

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Hansen, Kent appointment : May 1989.

File consists of material relating to Kent Hansen and an announcement of his appointment to Group Vice-President, Motors. Includes correspondence (some faxed), a press clipping, draft and final versions of a news release, and three copies of a portrait of Hansen

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Hohert, Robb.

File consists of two copies of a portrait of Robb Hohert.

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Holmes, James.

File consists of material relating to the appointment of James Holmes as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Includes two portraits (plus duplicates) of Holmes, news releases, correspondence, a memorandum, and a typed biography.

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Jones, Myrdin.

File consists of two portraits (plus duplicates) of Myrdin Jones, and a memorandum announcing his appointment of General Manager of the Consumer Marketing Division.

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Klein, James F.

File consists of material relating to James F. Klein. Includes two portraits (plus duplicates); and a letter, memorandum, and news release relating to his appointment as Assistant General Manger of the Consumer Service Division.

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LaPier, Herb.

File consists of material relating to Herb LaPier, including announcement of his appointments to various positions within Electrohome. Includes six portraits (plus duplicates) of LaPier, memoranda, draft and final versions of news releases, press clippings (some photocopied), and biographical information.

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Leclair, Guy

File consists of material relating to an announcement about the appointment of Guy Leclair as General Manager of the Deilcraft Home Furnishings Division. Includes two portraits (plus duplicates), memoranda, correspondence, and news releases.

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Lowater, David.

File consists of material relating to David Lowater's career at Electrohome and his appointment to Printed Circuit Board Operations in the Electronics division. Includes eight portraits and a photograph of Lowater, edited draft and final versions of a news release, memoranda and correspondence, a press clipping, and Lowater's biography. Includes multiple copies of some photographs.

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McCuaig, D.R.

File consists of four portraits (plus duplicates) of D.R. McCuaig.

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Monteith, Maurice.

File consists of four portraits (plus duplicates) of Maurice Monteith.

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Moss, Stan.

File consists of two portraits (plus duplicates) of Stan Moss.

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Penson, Doug.

File consists of two portraits (plus duplicates) of Doug Penson.

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Poduch, A.J. (Tony).

File consists of material relating to A.J. (Tony) Poduch and the announcement of his appointment to Manager, North American Sales (Display Systems). Includes draft and final versions of a news release, memoranda, photocopies of press clippings, a resume, and a portrait of Poduch.

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Reed, Ken.

File consists of copies of two portraits (plus duplicates) of Ken Reed.

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Resigned personnel (file 2 of 2).

File consists of photographs (plus duplicates) of senior personnel, including nine portraits, seven contact prints, three photographs, and one printing proof.

Personnel identified are: Ted Turner, David E. Corbett, John Murray, F.A.O. Banks, George Eitel, and J.G. Tufts.

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Reutz, Harold J.

File consists of material relating to Harold J. Reutz. Includes 5 portraits (plus duplicates) of Reutz and a contact print of Reutz standing with four unidentified men, a news release, a letter, ms. notes, and biographical information. One of the portraits is mounted in a cardboard frame.

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Rudd, Frank.

File consists of material relating to an announcement about the appointment of Frank Rudd as Manager, Pacific Regional Service. Includes two portraits and a half-tone negative of Rudd, a memorandum, and copies of a news release.

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Rush, Grant A.

File consists of material relating to an announcement about the appointment of Grant A. Rush as Manager, Distribution Services. Includes two portraits (plus duplicates), memoranda, a news release, and a letter.

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Senior personnel (file 1 of 4).

File consists of 48 portraits (plus duplicates) of senior personnel, 2 photographs of employees, and a half-tone print of one of the portraits. The personnel in the portraits are all identified:

  • Robert Babin,
  • Ken Brown,
  • Bob Cronk,
  • Hugh Bauld,
  • Leo F. Fitzpatrick,
  • E.A. Greenwood,
  • A. Cooper,
  • Ken De Coppell,
  • Grant McVey,
  • Ian J. Main,
  • H. Wedderbern,
  • J. Wright,
  • Donald R. Steele,
  • Paul Richmond,
  • L. Tiengo,
  • John Rideuot,
  • L. Shaub,
  • G. Lenner,
  • Bob Moore,
  • E. Stobart,
  • Ken Kerr,
  • J. Kochin,
  • Pat Kent,
  • Jim King,
  • Doug Jamison,
  • G. Glennie, and
  • W. Hemphill.

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Shier, Keith.

File consists of material relating to an announcement about the appointment of Keith Shier as Sales Manager, Major Accounts for Electrohome Consumer Electronic Products. Includes two portraits (plus duplicates), correspondence, a memorandum, a news release, and typed notes.

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Simpson, Kenneth.

File consists of a memorandum regarding the appointment of Kenneth Simpson to the position of Audiophile Sales Manager.

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Sutherland, Tom.

File consists of two photographs of Tom Sutherland, one posing with [Ken?] Mitchell and the ECP Graphics projection system.

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Sykes, Donald S.

File consists of material relating to Donald S. Sykes and his appointment as the Chairman of the Board of Directors upon the retirement of Carl A. Pollock. Includes nine portraits and photographs (plus duplicates) and one printing proof of Sykes, news releases, and a biography.

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Woodhouse, A.

File consists of two portraits (plus duplicates) of A. Woodhouse.

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Wright, Dan.

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

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Appliances : electric heating.

File consists of four photographs of Electrohome portable heaters. Some photographs contain product identification on verso.

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Association of Professional Industrial Designers of Ontario : industrial design competition, June, 1968.

File consists of material relating to the Association of Professional Industrial Designers of Ontario's (APIDO) 1968 industrial design competition, in which Electrohome's Gordon Duern (Design Manager) won in the category of home decor with his design for the Circa 705 stereo. Includes news releases, a photocopied press clipping, and photographs (some in duplicate) and descriptions of the submissions and the judges.

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Calgary branch : official opening of new location.

File consists of seven photographs (plus duplicates) taken at the official opening of the new location of the Electrohome branch in Calgary, AB. Includes photographs of Carl A. Pollock cutting the ribbon and posing with Western sales staff. File also includes a press clipping.

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Christmas party : 1960-1966.

File consists of 36 photographs of Electrohome employee Christmas parties. Includes photographs of children with Santa Claus and receiving gifts, an employee dinner and dance, and performers on stage for a talent show. Includes a photograph of Carl A. Pollock seated at an organ with an unidentified man.

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Conferences and seminars : 1964.

File consists of seven photographs taken at various Electrohome seminars and sales conferences during 1964. Some of the photographs include descriptions on verso.

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Containerization.

File consists of 11 photographs (plus copies) of the inter-plant trucking system implemented in 1963, in which light-weight portable containers replaced tractor-truck units.

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Credit union.

File consists of 71 photographs relating to the Electrohome Employees Credit Union. Includes snapshots of an open house at the Credit Union, of a staff appreciation dinner, and of the Credit Union building; snapshots of Credit Union staff and the board of directors; and portraits of some staff members. Includes a snapshot of Carl A. Pollock at the open house. Some photographs include descriptions on verso, and some have tracing paper taped to them. Duplicate photographs may be present.

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Dealer information.

File consists of photographs of Electrohome dealers and their stores and showrooms in Canada and the U.S., some of which were taken for the newsletter E Dealer News. File also includes photographs of Marantz products and Marantz and Electrohome managers shaking hands. Some photographs include identification on verso.

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Deilcraft : personnel.

File consists of two photographs and two portraits of employees from the Deilcraft division of Electrohome. Some photographs include identification on verso.

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Electrohome World : 1963-1964.

File consists of 50 photographs probably collected for use in the company publication Electrohome World during 1963 and/or 1964. Includes photographs of Electrohome dealers and sales staff in Canada and the U.S.; merchandise displays at dealer stores; dealers at conferences, dinners, and on a plant tour; Carl A. Pollock and H.W. Main together with dealers and other people. File also includes two memoranda, blank news release printing forms, and a negative containing the text "How dealer ingenuity sells Electrohome line."

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Electronic organs : products and press conference.

File consists of 18 photographs and 1 negative of Electrohome electronic organs, a press conference introducing the Allegro organ and featuring musician Paul Berg, and a customer with her organ strapped to the top of her car. Other organs identified in the photographs include Clarion, Cathedral, Canterbury, Richelieu, Concord, and Rhythm King. Some photographs were taken for use in company publications including Sparks and Chips. Some photographs have typed cutlines stapled to them. Duplicate photographs are present. File also includes a ms. organ price list.

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Electronics : phonographs.

File consists of photographs and copy negatives of Electrohome phonographs. Some photographs include product identification on verso. Duplicate photographs are present.

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Motors : production.

File consists of photographs of employees at work on motor production lines. Some photographs inlcude typed cutlines. One photograph has been mounted on board and retouched by hand. Most of the employees on these production lines are women.

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Photographs not used.

File consists of 37 photographs and snapshots of US dealers' stores, product displays, groups of employees posing with trophies, a meeting and tour of Electrohome, production lines, and other subjects. Some photographs include Carl A. Pollock and some include typed cutlines. File also includes ms. notes and memos.

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Plants and product testing facilities.

File consists of photographs and negatives of Electrohome plants and product testing facilities. Includes photographs of the Morristown, TN, plant; the Electrohome (U.S.A.) Inc. branch in Ontario, CA; an aerial photograph of Plant 10 (Cambridge, ON); and photographs of employees testing television and video monitors. One photograph has been mounted on board and retouched.

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Production pictures : 1962-1964.

File consists of four photographs of employees posing with equipment and products at various stages of production. One photograph contains annotation on verso "Sparks & Chips - April 1962, Electrohome first with optical scanner".

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Profit-sharing retirement plan.

File consists of photographs relating to Electrohome's profit-sharing retirement plan. Includes photographs and snapshots of employees, some receiving cheques and awards, and photographs taken at an event to celebrate the passing of the $1,000,000 mark by the plan trust fund. Several photographs include Carl A. Pollock. Some photographs were taken for use in the employee newsletter Sparks and Chips and some include identification on verso.

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Quarter Century Club.

File consists of photographs and one copy negative relating to events and members of the Quarter Century Club. Includes group photographs, photographs of employees at work, and photographs taken at club social events and dinners. File also includes photograph of Carl A. Pollock on his 40th anniversary with Electrohome and a typed note from the club to Pollock on the company's 70th anniversary. There are duplicate photographs present. Some photographs include identification on verso.

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Retirements : Bertha Becker.

File consists of photographs of Bertha Becker upon her retirement. Includes photographs of Becker at a company dinner, playing an organ, and shaking hands with Carl A. Pollock.

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Shareholders' meeting.

File consists of six photographs taken at an unidentified Electrohome shareholders' meeting.

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Suggestion plan.

File consists of photographs of Electrohome employees receiving suggestion awards from managers. Some include identification on verso, and some include typed cutlines.

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Tour groups and visitors.

File consists of nine photographs of tour groups and visitors to Electrohome's plants and showroom. Some of the photographs include descriptions on verso.

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U.S. dealers and conferences.

File consists of 13 photographs (plus duplicates) taken at Electrohome dealer stores, conferences, and trade shows in the U.S. Subjects of photographs include: Carl. A. Pollock with other senior managers, dealers, and politicians, and various showrooms and store windows. Some photographs have ms. cutlines and some contain descriptions on verso. File also includes a memorandum.

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Viewpoint photos.

File consists of photographs of Electrohome employees, taken for use in the "Viewpoint" column in the employee newsletter Sparks and Chips. Some photographs contain identification on verso.

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Electrohome design lecture series, 1973 (1) : section 1 : overall.

File consists of the material contained in the first section of the binder Electrohome Design Lecture Series, 1973 (1), relating to the planning of the lecture series. This section is divided by the following tabs: Overall, Dr. L.B. Archer, and Robbins Elliott. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, memoranda, draft itineraries and budgets, schedules of events, and typed notes.

Dr. L.B. Archer of the Royal College of Art (London, UK) was the guest lecturer for the series, and Robbins Elliott was the General Director of the Office of Design, Department of Industry, Trade and Commerce.

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Electrohome design lecture series, 1973 (1) : section 3 : Montreal.

File consists of the material contained in the third section of the binder Electrohome Design Lecture Series, 1973 (1), relating to the planning of the lecture series, and in particular the events and participants in Montreal. This section is divided by the following tabs: Jacques Daoust, Mme. Michelle Lejeune, V.O. Marquez, J. St. Jaques, Pierre Lefrancois, and General. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence with the participants and a typed copy of a paper by V.O. Marquez entitled "Economic necessity for effective design practice in Canadian secondary manufacturing" (17 leaves).

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Electrohome design lecture series, 1973 (1) : section 4 : Vancouver.

File consists of the material contained in the fourth section of the binder Electrohome Design Lecture Series, 1973 (1), relating to the planning of the lecture series, and in particular the events and participants in Vancouver. This section is divided by the following tabs: R.R. Jackson, Warnett Kennedy, R.D. Southern, Dean P. H. White, and General. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence with the participants, memoranda, and a schedule of events.

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Electrohome design lecture series, 1973 (1) : sections 6 and 7: Winnipeg.

File consists of the material contained in the sixth and seventh sections of the binder Electrohome Design Lecture Series, 1973 (1), relating to the planning of the lecture series. The tabs are labeled: Biographies and Reservations (hotel and air). Includes correspondence, copies of biographical histories and curriculum vitae of participants, memoranda, requisitions for air travel reservations, and travel and expense vouchers.

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Electrohome design lecture series, 1973 (2) : section 2 : publicity.

File consists of the material in the second section of the binder Electrohome Design Lecture Series, 1973 (2), relating to the planning of the lecture series, and in particular the publicity arrangements and press conferences. This section is divided by the following tabs: Publicity, O.F.M.A./C.M.A. [Ontario Furniture Manufacturers' Association/Canadian Manufacturers' Association], and Press invit. releases. Includes correspondence, memoranda, ms. notes, lists of press contacts, news releases, and two copies of the lecture series program.

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Electrohome design lecture series, 1974 (1) : section 4 : Montreal.

File consists of material from the fourth section of the binder Design lecture series, 1974 (1), relating to the planning of the 1974 lecture series, particularly the events in Montreal. This section is divided by the following tabs: Montreal, Speakers, Ducharme, Hacker, Nelson. Includes correspondence, memoranda, ms. notes, a schedule of events, biographies of speakers, a lecture series program, two copies of keynote speaker George Nelson's introductory talk entitled "Design: the universal necessity" (30 leaves), and several copies of a photograph of Nelson.

File also includes a reprint of an article by Nelson in the October 2, 1971 issue of Saturday Review of Literature entitled "Design, technology, and the pursuit of ugliness".

George Nelson was president of George Nelson and Company, Designers and Planners (New York, NY) and a partner in the architectural firm of Nelson and Chadwick.

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Electrohome design lecture series, 1974 (1) : section 5 : press invites, news releases.

File consists of material from the fifth section of the binder Design lecture series, 1974 (1), relating to the planning of the 1974 lecture series, particularly the publicity arrangements. Includes correspondence, copies of a news release, programs for the 1973 and 1974 lecture series, and two issues of the Design Canada newsletter (v. 2, no. 3 and no. 4, 1974).

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Expenses : 1973 lecture series.

File consists of material relating to the expenditures from the 1973 design lecture series. Includes original and copies of invoices, receipts, cheque requisition forms, and travel and expense vouchers; expense statements; correspondence and memoranda; a press clipping, an invitation list, and a typed copy of D.R. Steele's outline notes from his talk at the Waterloo lecture, entitled "The management of design in an industrial community". File also includes photographs of two of the speakers in the series.

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Press invitation and second pre-lecture release.

File consists of material relating to the announcement of Electrohome's co-sponsorship of the 1973 lecture series and the speakers presenting throughout the series. Includes draft, final and carbon copies of news releases, correspondence, handwritten notes, ephemera, lists of press contacts, and a brochure and registration form for the event.

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Publicity : External Publications

Series consists of material about Electrohome, its history, its divisions, and its facilities, produced for publicity purposes and intended for distrubtion outside of the company. Includes brochures, leaflets, interim reports to shareholders, and other material.

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Canada's largest cabinet plant.

File consists of a fold-out brochure about Electrohome's Deilcraft cabinet plant (Plant 6) in Kitchener's industrial park.

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Electrohome : famous firsts since 1907.

File consists of four copies of a brochure containing a timeline of significant milestones in the life of Electrohome from 1907 to 1971. One copy contains annotations.

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News releases : 1974-1976 (file 1 of 2).

File consists of news releases issued during the years 1974-1976. File also includes a portfolio of material relating to projection screen television, annotated on the cover "dealer show press kit, master".

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News releases : 1988.

File consists of news releases issued in 1988, divided by the following tabs: Financial, Electronics, and Deilcraft.

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News releases : 1990.

File consists of news releases issued in 1990. Includes multiple copies of some releases.

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News releases : 1991.

File consists of news releases issued in 1991. Includes multiple copies of some releases.

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News releases : 1992.

File consists of news releases issued during 1992. Includes multiple copies of some releases.

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News releases : 1998.

File consists of news releases issued by Electrohome during the period from January to June 1998. File also includes two news releases issued by Telegram Corporation and Baton Broadcasting Incorporated.

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Electrohome press kit : 1964-1965 home entertainment product line.

File consists of three portfolios of material relating to Electrohome's 1964-1965 home entertainment product line. Includes news releases, photographs of products with typed cutlines, and company brochures. One portfolio is annotated "Bob Lovell" and also contains press clippings (some photocopied), correspondence, and carbon copies of a press preview schedule. The portfolios are not identical and some appear incomplete.

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Electrohome press kit : home entertainment products 1973-1974.

File consists of a portfolio of material relating to the 1973-1974 range of home entertainment products for Canadian and export markets. Includes news releases and six photographs of television sets and stereo consoles. Photographs have typed cutlines taped to them with details about the products, including price information.

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Montreal Furniture Mart : Electrohome press kit.

File consists of a portfolio of material relating to the introduction of new furniture designs at the 1974 Montreal Furniture Mart. Includes news releases and a photograph and two glossy prints of line drawings with typed cutlines taped to them with details about the products and design, including price information.

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Press kit : Electrohome consumer electronics : 1979/1980.

File consists of two portfolios of material relating to the range of electronic products for Canadian markets in 1979-1980. Includes news releases and six photographs (plus duplicates) of products, including television sets, microwaves, and stereo consoles. Some photographs have typed cutlines taped to them with details about the products, including price information. Portfolios are not identical in content.

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Publicity : Internal Publications

Series consists of company newsletters and bulletins, produced and distributed for internal communications and publicity purposes.

The employee newsletter Sparks and Chips was begun by Carl A. Pollock to foster inter-employee relationships and management-employee relations. The first issue was published on December 18, 1942, with Pollock as the first editor. It ran until ca. 1977. In 1980, a new company newsletter, Electrohome Update, was introduced to provide employees news on company people, products, and policies. In 1990, this newsletter was merged with Electrohome World, which contained news of the corporation's marketing activities for the dealer/distributor network in North America and abroad; the new Electrohome World was published for employees and dealer/distributors. Sparks and Chips: the next generation was introduced in 1994 as an informal newsletter for reporting plant activities, news, and ideas.

Several other internal newsletters and bulletins were published over the history of Electrohome.

Publications in the series include: Sparks and Chips (employee/company newsletter), 1943-1977, 1994-1997 Super-News (supervisor's newsletter), 1946-1962 Electrohome World/E World (dealer/distributor newsletter), 1963-1964, 1968-1974, 1983-1989 E Dealer News (US dealers), 1967-1968 AV E News (US commercial distributors), 1973 E Service Now (Electrohome Service newsletter), 1974 Cambridge Capers (Plant 10 newsletter), 1975-1977 Electrohome Update (company newsletter), 1980-1989 AABEXpress (AABEX newsletter), 1983 Electrohome International (international marketing bulletin for distributors), 1985-1987 Motor Mania (Plant 10 newsletter), 1985 CAPsule (CAP Communications newsletter), 1985 Electrohome Display Systems (Display Systems newsletter), 1986 Electrohome World/E World (company newsletter), 1990-1992

Series may not include a complete run of any one publication, and some issues may be missing.

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Electrohome Update : 1980.

File consists of the company newsletter Electrohome Update from 1980. Includes three issues: vol. 37, no. 1, 2, and one unnumbered issue.

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Electrohome Update : 1981.

File consists of the company newsletter Electrohome Update for 1981. Includes four issues: vol. 38, no. 2-4, and one unnumbered issue.

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