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Rubber Machinery Shops fonds.

  • SCA227-GA217
  • Fonds
  • [19--]-][20--]

The fonds contains materials relating to the history, products, employees, equipment and manufacturing processes of the Rubber Machinery Shops of the Dominion Tire Co. Ltd, and its parent companies from ca. 1914 to ca. 2004.

Includes over 1600 photographs of staff at work, receiving awards and at leisure; manufacturing processes and machines; products made by RMS for used in their parent companies and for contracts; interior, exterior and aerial views of Dominion Rubber facilities across Canada; and photographs taken for publication in RMS and parent company newsletters as well as local media.

Also included is information on company history, including newspaper clippings, press releases, leaflets and in-house publications; sales and marketing materials including advertisement proofs, brochures, leaflets, and major equipment listings; company publicity materials including parent company publications, and company portfolios; and RMS created office files including salary and company organizational charts, and industrial relations materials.

Rubber Machinery Shops

The art of Raymond Souster

  • SCA84-GA54
  • Collection
  • [19-]

Collection consists of a corrected carbon typescript of a review article. The article, written by Acorn Milton, discusses the writings of Al Purdy and Irving Layton, as well as the use of poetics in writing.

Acorn, Milton

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

A.R.H.

  • SCA328-GA372
  • Collection
  • 2017

Fonds consists of four prints titled "A.R.H." by Olivia Carvalho. The prints feature a portrait and handwriting of Alice Riggs Hunt.

Carvalho, Olivia

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

Ontario gravel pit plans collection.

  • SCA333-GA378
  • Collection
  • 1972-2015

Collection consists of 82 plans of gravel pits in Ontario. The plans have been collected by Wayne Caston, and he was involved in consulting in many of the projects. The records in this finding aid consist of information taken from an Excel spreadsheet created by Caston with details on each of the plans. A printout of the spreadsheet is also present in the collection. Plans are listed in the order originally provided by the donor on the spreadsheet.

Caston, Wayne

Paul S. Burtness and Warren U. Ober Pearl Harbor research collection.

  • SCA251-GA261
  • Collection
  • 1960-2013

Collection consists of materials created and accumulated by Paul S. Burtness and Warren U. Ober relating to their research on the events surrounding the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II. Includes correspondence with prominent members of the U.S. Forces during World War II, as well as published articles that came out of the research.

Burtness, Paul S.

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

Henry Fischer Schwaben Heimatbuch Collection.

  • Book Collection
  • 1918-2008

Original accession includes over 115 Heitmatbücher (German for "home books") that document the stories and histories of the villages that were inhabited by the Danube Swabians (German: Donauschwaben) in Central Europe: Romania, Hungary, and the former Yugoslavia. Many of these books also contain genealogies, some dating back to the 18th century. The Heimatbücher are a unique and rich resource for anyone interested in the history and migration of the Donauschwaben people.

An addition to the Henry Fischer Schwaben Heimatbuch Collection contains 13 items documenting the history and genealogy of Donauschwaben people living in southeastern Europe. Many of the titles are rare, having been created by and for the communities and published in only small print runs.

A genealogist, Mr. Fischer has devoted much of his life to documenting the history of his people and to collecting these Heitmatbücher.

Bernard Suits fonds.

  • SCA248-GA251
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1937]-2007

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by Bernard Suits over the course of his education and teaching career. Includes materials created as a student such as class notes and exams, materials created as a professor at the University of Waterloo including course outlines and exams, published and unpublished fiction and non-fiction works, correspondence, meeting minutes, and audio and visual recordings of Suits' lectures.

Suits, Bernard

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

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-

Donald D. Cowan fonds.

  • SCA190-GA165
  • Fonds
  • [196-]-[2004?]

Fonds consists of records documenting the career of Donald D. Cowan.

Cowan, Donald D.

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.

Innis Family fonds.

  • SCA329-GA373
  • Fonds
  • [195-]-2002

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by members of the Innis family including by Anne Innis Dagg, Donald Innis and Harold Innis. Includes essays, photographs, clippings, and materials relating to the Mary Quayle Innis Foundation.

Innis family

Dana Harris Porter fonds.

  • SCA231-GA228
  • Fonds
  • 1905-2001

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulate by Dana Porter during his personal and professional career, as well as materials collected posthumously and created and accumulated by his wife and children. Includes photographs, correspondence, research notes, essays and other writings, ephemera, scrapbooks and clippings.

Porter, Dana Harris

Mary Roe fonds.

  • SCA166-GA140
  • Fonds
  • 1987-2001

Fonds consists of material relating to Mary Roe's work on the Board of Directors of the YWCA of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. Includes clippings, committee minutes and agenda, correspondence, ephemera, notes, publications and working papers.

Roe, Mary

The Petworth Project fonds.

  • SCA162-GA136
  • Fonds
  • 1979-2000

Consists of material relating to the research for, writing and publication of two volumes relating to the Petworth Emigration Scheme: Assisting Emigration to Upper Canada : the Petworth Project, 1832-1837 / by Wendy Cameron and Mary McDougall Maude, and English immigrant voices : labourers letters from Upper Canada in the 1830's, both of which were published by McGill-Queen's University Press in 2000.

The files retained by the Project fall into three broad categories :

1) the "results of genealogical research in England and the family history files used in creating the list in Part 2 of Assisting emigration;
2) files relating to research in Canadian genealogical resources;
3) files dealing with the process and creation of the books."

Included are correspondence among the primary researchers and to and from individuals relating to families and individual emigrants, data sheets and electronic databases relating to Petworth emigrants and sponsors, photocopies of original correspondence and documents, research notes, drafts and working papers relating to the editing of the final manuscripts.

The Jackman Foundation

Little Women postcard.

  • SCA315-GA351
  • Collection
  • [19--]

One postcard showing a scene from the Boston Majestic Theatre production of Little Women.

Thomas Austen Brown print.

  • SCA308-GA344
  • Collection
  • [19--?]

Fonds consists of one print of a work by Thomas Austen Brown. The drawing shows ships in the water at night underneath a moon. Signed by the artist.

Brown, Thomas Austen

Charcoal drawing of the old mill.

  • SCA314-GA350
  • Collection
  • [19--]

Fonds consists of one charcoal drawing of a George Barrie print titled "The Old Mill." There is no signature on the drawing. Also includes a print of The Old Mill.

Damaris Isabella Smith fonds.

  • SCA14-WA8
  • Fonds
  • [18--]-[19--]

Two scrapbooks, the first compiled by Damaris Smith containing clippings, engravings, stamps and seals, obituaries and biographies of prominent suffragists, literary, political and social women, some British. The second, compiled by her daughter Gertrude, contains an article written by Damaris Smith entitled "Pioneer Wife". As well, it documents the history of the Smith family and contains photographs and a pencil sketch of the "Mountain Hall" homestead.

Smith, Damaris Isabella

Jerzy Pindera fonds.

  • SCA232-GA230
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1999

Fonds consists of materials relating to the life and career of Jerzy Pindera, with a specific focus on his time in World War II and as a prisoner of war in Sachsenhausen concentration camp during the Holocaust. Includes correspondence, articles, war records and short stories, as well as tapes of interviews conducted with Pindera.

Pindera, Jerzy Tadeusz

Barbara Smucker fonds.

  • SCA95-GA65
  • Fonds
  • 1965-1997

Materials created and accumulated by Barbara Smucker relating to her professional activities. Primarily includes materials relating to her various published works including research, reviews, and manuscripts and typescripts.

Smucker, Barbara

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest Inc. fonds.

  • SCA110-GA83
  • Fonds
  • 1969-1997

The records of K-W Oktoberfest document all aspects of the growth and day-to-day operation of the festival from its beginnings in 1969. They consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence, committee minutes and reports, publications, ephemera, audio-visual materials, and other material created or received by the Corporation in the course of its business. Records from 1969-1983 are incomplete.

K-W Oktoberfest Inc.

Personal Studio fonds.

  • SCA208-GA187
  • Fonds
  • 1946-1996

Fonds consists of negatives and proof prints taken by Robert T.G. Nicol under the name of Personal Studio between 1946 and 1996. Studio, home portraits and candid photography of families and weddings, as well as commercial jobs for many local industries and businesses document comprehensively the growth and changes in the way of life in the Waterloo Region in the post-war era. Many nationally important companies employed Nicol, some as their "house photographer": these include B.F. Goodrich, Budd Automotive, Mutual Life Insurance Co., Bell Telephone, Electrohome, Raytheon, IBM and Greb Shoes. Many types of businesses are represented: storefronts and interiors of banks, clothing, department, music, furniture and grocery stores, dairies, factories, restaurants, hotels and motels, churches, service stations, car dealerships, service industries, construction trades and more.

Personal Studio

Lloyd Stamp fonds

  • SCA125-GA98
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1995

Fonds consists of four large albums, entitled "Pan Politae and Friends", that contain photographs, ephemera and text, both original and copies, relative to the history of the Pan Politae Club, as well as photographs and biographical information about its members from 1938 to 1995.

The history of Pan Politae is documented through current and historical portraits, as well as photographs of activities such as reunions. The albums include photographs of fundraising projects like the Christmas tree sales and service projects events held with the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) camps. Photographs depict service work done primarily in Camp Wabanaki at its original location on Beausoleil Island, Georgian Bay, which was destroyed by fire in ca. 1970.

These albums were compiled to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Kitchener-Waterloo YMCA. Included are portraits of and information about K-W YMCA Presidents, influential members, former staff, and information about awards and recipients. Also included is correspondence addressed to Lloyd Stamp from former members of the Pan Politae Club where they discuss their experiences and reflections from their time in the club.

Stamp, Lloyd

Mary Quayle Innis fonds.

  • SCA154-GA127
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1995

Contains materials by and about Mary Quayle Innis. Includes correspondence written mostly to her daughter, Anne Innis Dagg from 1956 to 1968, notes kept while Dean of Women at University College, 1954-1961. Also present are files compiled by Anne Innis Dagg, including a biographical essay on Mary Quayle Innis and files relating to a proposed collection of her short stories and pieces with an introduction by Anne Innis Dagg.

Innis, Mary Quayle

Marilyn Dippell fonds.

  • SCA192-GA167
  • Fonds
  • 1984-1993

Material relating to administration and operation of the K-W YWCA, its programs and services, consisting of the files kept by Marilyn Dippell through her term as President. Includes correspondence, ephemera, memoranda, minutes of meetings, ms. notes and document drafts, etc.

Dippell, Marilyn

Rev. J. H. Shoults fonds

  • SCA137-GA110
  • Fonds
  • 1870-1884, [19--], [1993?]

Fonds consists of nineteen diaries kept by the Rev. J. H. Shoults for the period 1870-1884. It also includes printed materials and a publication by Udelle Wood entitled Our Christian Heritage, both of which focus on the history of the Christian Church in Canada.

Shoults, J.H., Rev.

Helen Edmonds sketchbook

  • SCA183-GA158
  • Collection
  • July 1991

Sketchbook belonging to Helen Edmonds, dated July 1991, containing sketches in the style of Virgil Burnett. Most sketches are drawn with brown ink and feature people, landscapes, buildings, and sculptures. The sketchbook also includes watercolour sketches accompanied by notes and quotations.

Edmonds, Helen

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

H.B.N. Hynes fonds.

  • SCA219-GA205
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1990

Fonds consists of material relating to the career of H.N.B.Hynes, from his work as a student at the Univeristy of London in the late 1930s through his time as a professor of biology at the University of Waterloo until his retirement in the 1980s. Includes material relating to his work on stonefiles in the British Isles, his work for the British government in Trinidad and East Africa, his time at the University of Liverpool including work on river pollution, and his career at the University of Waterloo, including his sabbaticals in Australia.

Fonds includes notebooks containing field notes, ms. and ts. notes, publications authored by Hynes and by others, reports, correspondence, maps, and photographs.

Hynes, H.B.N.

Luella Creighton fonds.

  • SCA126-GA99
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1990, predominant 1950-1990

Fonds contains a small amount of material documenting Luella Creighton's student days at Victoria College, University of Toronto, 1924-1926. Her personal life is further documented through a series of diaries, 1963-1990. Most of the textual material in the fonds, however, relates to her career as a writer of both fiction and non- fiction, and consists of correspondence with her publishers and readers, reviews, manuscripts and typescripts of both published and unpublished works.

Creighton, Luella Bruce, 1901-

Motz family fonds.

  • SCA107-GA80
  • Fonds
  • 1848-1990

Materials relating to the personal and professional life of the Motz family spanning over one hundred and fifty years and four generations. Also included is materials relating to their family work in the newspaper industry in Kitchener. Includes personal records of John Motz, his son William John, and his grandchildren John George and John Edward as well as their respective wives. Also includes materials related to Rittinger and Motz, and the various newspaper that were owned and operated by the company. Materials include photographs, biographical records, correspondence, clippings, legal documents, stationary and a scrapbook.

Motz Family

Herbert Odd fonds.

  • SCA180-GA155
  • Fonds
  • 1950-1990

Fifty-five sketchbooks by Herbert Odd containing pen and ink drawings, with some watercolour sketches and some pencil sketches.

Odd, Herbert

Jo Davis fonds

  • SCA108-GA81
  • Fonds
  • 1959-1990

Fonds primarily focuses on Jo Davis' work as co-founder, vice-president, etc., of the Canadian women's group known as the "Voice of Women". Davis was actively involved from 1960 to 1963. The group still exists but Davis is no longer involved.

Included here are correspondence, memos, briefs, speeches and clippings which document the change in focus of the group from its early years--a change which ultimately resulted in Davis' resignation (January 22, 1963). Included on many folders or individual pieces of correspondence are Davis' notes, done in 1990, which reveal a unique perspective of early events.

The fonds also contains groups of papers documenting Davis' interests prior to her work with the Voice of Women (World Refugee Year), projects concomitant with VOW activities (Canadian Peace Research Institute and lnternational Cooperation Year) and projects subsequent to VOW activities (Harold King Farm and French Week). Small amounts of materials relate to Davis' current interests such as The Turnaround Decade Group.

Davis, Jo

Emily Murphy fonds.

  • SCA24-WA13
  • Fonds
  • 1917-1989, predominant 1917-1933

Material by and about Emily Murphy, particularly relating to the "persons" case, her work as a police magistrate, material relating to a biography of her by Byrne Hope Sanders, as well as biographical material assembled after her death. Includes correspondence, clippings, photographs, notebooks and petitions.

Murphy, Emily Ferguson

Ken Ledbetter fonds.

  • SCA216-GA195
  • Fonds
  • 1989

Fonds consists of a typescript script by Gary and Ken Ledbetter, based on stories by Ken Ledbetter.

Ledbetter, Ken

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark collection

  • SCA204-GA182
  • Collection
  • [18--]-1988

This collection, donated to the University of Waterloo in 1988 by the family of the late Rosa Breithaupt Hewetson Clark and Spencer Clark, includes family papers from three families, the Breithaupt family, the Hewetson family, and the Clark family; records from the Guild of All Arts in Scarborough, Ontario, founded by Rosa Breithaupt Hewetson Clark and Spencer Clark; and several smaller collections acquired by the Breithaupt family and by Spencer Clark. The personal library of Spencer Clark, which includes many books, periodicals, government documents, and ephemeral items, was donated together with the archival collections, and is particularly strong in the fields of urban planning, architecture, and Canadian art.

Breithaupt Hewetson Clark family

Kitchener-Waterloo Record fonds.

  • SCA119-GA92
  • Fonds
  • 1878-1988

Fonds consists of material relating to the history and operations of the Kitchener-Waterloo Record, from its beginnings in 1878 to 1988. Also consists of historical materials on the history of Waterloo County and the Region of Waterloo including newspaper articles, slides, photographs, and negatives. Includes legal documents, clippings, ephemera, publications, artifacts, office files, photographic materials, and films.

Kitchener-Waterloo Record

Marcel Pequegnat fonds.

  • SCA209-GA188
  • Fonds
  • 1868-1869, [ca. 1887]-1987, predominant [ca. 1887]-1961

Fonds consists of records accumulated by Marcel Pequegnat in his professional roles as superintendent of the Kitchener Water Commission, vice-chairman of the Grand River Conservation Commission, and president of the Arthur Pequegnat Clock Company; and records collected by him relating to the history of these bodies.

Records relating to the Kitchener Water Commission and its predecessor, the Berlin Water Works Company, span from ca. 1887 to 1961, and are mainly from 1898 to the 1930s. Records relating to the Grand River Conservation Commission cover the period from 1939 to 1943. Includes correspondence, contracts and other legal documents, reports, minutes, architectural and technical drawings, photographs and other visual material, press clippings, ephemera, and advertising material.

Pequegnat, Marcel

Jane Stuart Larrington fonds.

  • SCA134-GA107
  • Fonds
  • [1915?]-1986

Contains ephemera relating to the Toronto Women's Press Club, [1915?]-1922, information about Jane Larrington's membership in same, 1982, 1986, as well as photographs and ephemera from the 1955 Canadian Women's Press Club "Overseas Tour".

Larrington, Jane Stuart, 1890-1987

Henry H. Crapo Dance Collection.

  • Book Collection
  • 1604-1985

The Doris Lewis Rare Book Room houses a sizeable special collection of rare materials related to the history of dance and ballet. The nucleus of the dance collection is the 150 items donated in 1975 by Dr. Henry Crapo, a former University of Waterloo faculty member. Dr. Crapo has continued to support the collection over the years.

Dr. Crapo's donation contains some rare and beautiful works on ballet: works by Negri, Caroso, Noverre, De la Cuisse, Arena, Dumanoir, Blasis and Bakst. The subject strengths of the collection reflect Dr. Crapo's interests in choreography and dance notation.

Of the seventeenth-century materials found here, some of the finest are Negri's Nuove inventioni de balli (Milan: 1604); Caroso's Nobilita di Dame (Venice: 1605), and Du Manoir's Le mariage de la musique avec la dance (1664).

The largest addition to the dance collection was the 300-volume collection acquired with the assistance of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant in 1982. This collection, with imprints ranging in date from 1687 to the mid-twentieth century, adds a new research dimension in the form of illustrated works containing lithographs and engravings of the period of the Romantic ballet. The provenance of the majority of works in this collection--a portion of the personal library of George Chaffee--a leading dance writer of the twentieth century, accounts in part for its strength. Many of the books Chaffee consulted in his research for his most famous writings on ballet are now a part of the Waterloo collections.

In 1985, another grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council made it possible for the Library to purchase over two dozen books supportive of the Crapo Collection.

Special Collections & Archives has prepared a digital exhibit featuring some of the items from the Henry H. Crapo Dance Collection.

Marie Stopes collection.

  • SCA111-GA84
  • Collection
  • 1911-1985

Collection consists of materials relating to the personal and professional life of Marie Stopes as well as to the history of birth control. Includes biographical materials, articles and ephemera related to birth control, correspondence, and ms. drafts of a biography of Stopes by Ruth Hall.

Stopes, Marie

Isobel MacKay fonds

  • SCA124-GA97
  • Fonds
  • 1978-1983

Fonds consists of nine folders of documents kept by Isobel MacKay during her association with Community Resources for Women. These include annual reports, correspondence, minutes and agenda of the Steering Committee, news clippings, newsletters, and papers relating to workshops.

MacKay, Isobel

Rota Lister collection.

  • SCA69-WA39
  • Collection
  • 1983

Typed draft of "The Anthology of Canadian Women Writers" edited by Rota Herzberg Lister. Includes one typescript which is primarily photocopies, with some originals draft of the work composed of notes written by Rota on the various authors and excerpts from the authors' writings.

The women included in the anthology wrote between 1760-1980 and include Margaret Atwood, L.M. Montgomery, Pauline Johnson, Susanna Moodie, Mary Quayle Innis, Luella Crieghton, and others.

It does not appear that the work was ever published.

Lister, Rota Herzberg

David Hill sketchbooks.

  • SCA184-GA159
  • Fonds
  • 1947-1983

Sketchbooks and loose sketches by David Hill, American artist. Includes material relating to his death and estate, primarily correspondence to Joe Plaskett. Includes correspondence to David Hill by Virgil Burnett.

Hill, David

Elizabeth Smith Shortt fonds.

  • SCA19-WA10
  • Fonds
  • 1829-1979

This fonds documents a social and family history spanning almost one century. It revolves primarily around three women: Elizabeth Smith Shortt, and her daughters, Muriel Clarke and Lorraine Shortt. The fonds contains family correspondence, 1880 - 1970, general correspondence 1876-1970, manuscripts, diaries, typescripts, pamphlets, clippings and photographs.

Correspondence includes Cecil B. and Senator E.D. Smith, the Smith and Shortt family letters, Adam and Elizabeth Shortt love letters, but primarily correspondence during and after the war period between Elizabeth, her daughters Muriel and Lorraine, until Elizabeth's death in 1949. Letters follow Elizabeth Smith through Queen's University, her role in formation of the Queen's Medical School for women, her concern with local and national councils of women, and a variety of clubs, commissions, and organizations. Correspondents includes Augusta Stowe-Gullen, Dr. Jennie K. Trout, Eliza Fitzgerald, Lady Ishbel Aberdeen. Also present are 15 manuscript diaries kept by E. Smith Shortt covering the period from 1872-1932 (typescript available for first 8 diaries). Diaries 1892-1911 are memoirs of Shortts' European trips. 23 diaries or day books kept by Lorraine Shortt from 1912-1943 are also present.

The fonds contains also approximately 50 manuscript addresses, reports and speeches given by Elizabeth Shortt, as well as speeches by Lorraine Shortt. About 100-150 pamphlets and leaflets on a variety of subjects document Elizabeth's interests and activities, especially war period and restoration, National Council of Women, Mother's Allowance Commission, etc. Also present are clippings from 1800-1960, original and photocopied newspaper and magazine clippings and articles arranged under about 50 headings dealing with the Shortt and Smith families, and with a multiplicity of organized groups that formed at the turn of the century. Miscellaneous documents include notebooks of Elizabeth Shortt's subjects at Queen's Medical School, certificates, records of investments, bank records, war medals, autograph books, and scrapbook belonging to the family. Photograph albums and approximately 100 loose photographs of family and friends complete this fonds.

Shortt, Elizabeth Smith

Olive Ruth Russell fonds.

  • SCA6-WA37
  • Fonds
  • 1939-1979

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by Dr. Olive Ruth Russell during the course of her personal and professional life. Includes biographical information, publications and transcripts of speeches.

Russell, Olive Ruth

Isabel Ecclestone Mackay fonds.

  • SCA3-WA2
  • Fonds
  • 1891-1979

Fonds consists of materials relating to the personal and professional life of Isabel Ecclestone Mackay. Includes primarily prose and poetry by Mackay, as well as photographs, correspondence, scrapbooks and ephemera.

Mackay, Isabel Ecclestone

School of Pharmacy artefact collection

  • SCA334-GA379
  • Collection
  • [19--]-1978

Collection consists of artefacts from the School of Pharmacy, including pharmacy bottles and a register of poisons.

Also included in this collection were 36 historic pharmacy books that can be found in the catalogue

School of Pharmacy

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

Gordon Good fonds.

  • SCA247-GA250
  • Fonds
  • 1925-1976

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by Gordon Good, primarily during the time he was employed by The Kaufman Rubber Company. Includes materials from Kaufman Rubber, as well as local and national history materials accumulated by Good. Fonds contains time books, ephemera, clippings, catalogues, rubber information and strike materials from Kaufman Rubber as well as materials relating to World War Two, Kitchener history and Canadian politics.

Good, Gordon

Elaine M. Catley fonds.

  • SCA1-WA1
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1975

Correspondence, manuscripts and typescripts of poetry and prose , clippings of published work and reviews. Correspondents include Nellie McClung (2 letters), Laura Goodman Salverson (1 letter) and Charles G.D. Roberts (1 letter).

Catley, Elaine Maud

Painting of Dana Porter Library.

  • SCA336-GA381
  • Collection
  • 1975

Fonds consists of one painting by Peter Etril Snyder of the Dana Porter Library. The work was commissioned in 1975 for the home of the then President of the University, Burt Matthews.

Snyder, Peter Etril

Alice Mary Hagen fonds.

  • SCA7-WA4
  • Fonds
  • 1893-1975

Fonds consists of Alice Hagen's correspondence, clippings, articles and ephemera relating to her work in pottery and ceramics. Includes correspondence with Elizabeth Long regarding her part in painting plates for the Canadian Senate's gift of hand-decorated china to Lord and Lady Aberdeen at the emd of the former's term as Governor General of Canada in 1898.

Hagen, Alice Mary

Annie Elizabeth May Hewlett fonds.

  • SCA10-WA6
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1974, predominant 1952-1955

Fonds consists of material created, published, and accumulated by Annie Elizabeth May Hewlett. Includes a scrapbook and correspondence.

Hewlett, Annie Elizabeth May

E. Cora Hind collection.

  • SCA8-WA5
  • Collection
  • 1926, 1945, [196-], 1973

Consists of biographical information, two audio reels entitled "Between Ourselves", correspondence regarding purchase of same, and one autographed photograph.

Hind, E. Cora

Robert Forbes fonds.

  • SCA38-GA21
  • Fonds
  • 1823-1973

Fonds contains three books written by Robert Forbes. They consist of ledgers dating from 1823 to 1873 and daybooks documenting Fobes' activities as a farmer and merchant dating from 1856 to 1891. Also included are three leaflets with information about postal and farmers’ schedules from the Department of Agriculture, Ontario.

Daybook coverage:

  • January 1871 – October 1881;
  • January 1882 – December 1891; and
  • March 1856 – December 1862.

Ledger coverage:

  • July 1839 – [1858?];
  • September 1851 – December 1857; and
  • September 1823 – 1873.

Three files:

  1. 3 pamphlets; Accounts, day books, diaries (volume 1 of 3), 1839 – 1862
  2. Accounts, day books, diaries (volume 2 of 3), 1851 – 1881
  3. Accounts, day books, diaries (volume 3 of 3), 1843 – 1891

Forbes, Robert

Elizabeth Long fonds.

  • SCA25-WA14
  • Fonds
  • 1949-1971

Fonds consists primarily of materials accumulated by Elizabeth Long relating to women and women's issues. Includes clippings files on famous women and women's issues, radio letters from her programming, correspondence and materials relating to her activities.

Long, Elizabeth

Yvonne Crnko fonds.

  • SCA135-GA108
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1970

Two scrapbooks containing newspaper and magazine clippings which trace the lives of the Dionne quintuplets from 1934-1970.

Crnko, Yvonne

Presbyterian Canadian Girls in Training collection.

  • SCA276-GA297
  • Collection
  • 1967-1970

Collection consists of ephemera relating to the Presbyterian Canadian Girls in Training program. Includes song and lyric sheets, programs from the 1970 vesper service, notes on overcoming denominational difference in CGIT, a booklet by Marilyn Kalbfleisch on Christian living and a brochure for the 1967 New Hamburg relief sale.

Presbyterian Canadian Girls in Training

Sir Tyrone Guthrie letter

  • SCA54-GA30
  • Collection
  • 1970

Letter written by Tyrone Guthrie to Marvin Brown, Associate Dean of Arts at the University of Waterloo. The letter is dated May 10, 1970, and discusses Guthrie's availability and services.

Guthrie, Tyrone

Theatre playbills collection.

  • SCA199-GA176
  • Collection
  • 1918-1969

Collection consists of 353 playbills from theatres throughout the United States, primarily from the 1920s.

Colin Rankin fonds.

  • SCA6-GA3
  • Fonds
  • 1799-1968

Fonds consists of correspondence, documents, journals, and a photograph relating to Colin Rankin's activity as a Fur Trader for the Hudson's Bay Company. Included are three journals kept by Donald McKay, Fur Trader, between 1799 and 1806, which were acquired by Rankin probably during his stay in the Temiskaming district.

Rankin, Colin

Carrie Kipling collection.

  • SCA59-WA34
  • Collection
  • 1892-1968

Fonds consists of photocopies of materials created and accumulated by C.E. Carrington, the biographer of Rudyard Kipling. Includes typescript excerpts from Carrie Kipling's diary, as well as articles on the Kiplings and a list of corrections for Carrington's work "Rudyard Kipling: His Life and Work."

Carrington, Charles Edmund

Padraig O Broin poems

  • SCA91-GA61
  • Collection
  • [196-?]

Collection contains two poems. The first is a holograph poem, titled "Acceptance", which was written a short time before the death of Padraig O Broin and later published in Folio magazine. The second is a typed poem titled "Paraphrases from the Irish - James Stephens".

O Broin, Padraig

Loring & Wyle collection.

  • SCA22-WA12
  • Collection
  • [19--],1957-1965

Collection consists of material regarding Frances Loring and Florence Wyle, their careers as sculptors, and their artwork. Includes clippings, photographs, and biographical information.

Wyle, Florence

John D. Detwiler fonds.

  • SCA32-GA18
  • Fonds
  • 1914-1965

Fonds consists of material relating to biology, zoology and conservation interests and activities of Dr. John D. Detwiler from to 1919-1965. Includes documentation of Ontario fish hatchery investigations and brook trout feeding experiments. Includes correspondence, manuscripts and typescripts by himself and others, offprints and reprints, teaching materials, newspaper clippings and glass slides.

Detwiler, John D.

Ivan W. Keffer fonds.

  • SCA223-GA210
  • Fonds
  • [189-?]-1965

Fonds consists of material created and accumulated mainly by Ivan W. Keffer, and some by his wife Mary L. Keffer, that documents the lives and activities of the Keffers, especially during the time they lived in Germany. Records also relate to the career of Ivan W. Keffer at the F.W. Woolworth Co. Includes diaries, correspondence, photographs, souvenir postcards and other ephemera, personal documents, reports, clippings, and other material.

Keffer, Ivan Wilbur

Martha Louise Black fonds.

  • SCA34-WA19
  • Fonds
  • 1923-1965

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by Martha Louise Black relating to her personal life and social commitments. Includes correspondence, articles, clippings and photographs.

Black, Martha Louise

Hespeler Furniture Co. fonds.

  • SCA157-GA130
  • Fonds
  • 1901-1964

Hespeler Furniture Co. day book and journal, 1901-1904; cash book 1903-1906; 5 ledgers from 1907 to 1943, accounts payable 1936 to 1964, and eight financial statements between 1916-1940.

Hespeler Furniture Co.

Sims Family collection.

  • SCA369-GA427
  • Collection
  • 1833-1963

The Sims family collection encompasses records of the Sims and Cook, Davidson and Garden families retained by members of the two family branches that came together when Harvey James Sims and Florence Katherine Roos married in 1902. Their Sims and Davidson forbears were equally significant in the history of the Waterloo-Wellington area and in the growth and development of agriculture, education, business and government. Harvey James Sims and Florence Katherine Roos were deeply involved in their local community of Berlin, (later Kitchener) Ontario and their own records contain significant additions to our knowledge of local personalities and affairs. Harvey was a childhood and lifelong friend of William Lyon Mackenzie King; they wrote and visited each other regularly. King's sister Bella was also a close friend of Florence from school days on.

Sims family

Claire Wallace fonds.

  • SCA29-WA16
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1962

Fonds consists of materials created and accumulated by Claire Wallace. Includes scrapbooks which contain radio scripts, correspondence, clippings and other material relating to her career as a broadcaster and also to her travel bureau.

Wallace, Claire

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

Herbert Johnston fonds.

  • SCA80-GA50
  • Fonds
  • [19--?]

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

Johnston, Herbert

Beulah Misener Alloway fonds.

  • SCA5-WA3
  • Fonds
  • 1954-1960

Fonds consists primarily of correspondence, 116 letters, from Beulah Alloway to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harley Misener of Brantford, Ont. The letters describe her journey to Africa and her daily life and work as a missionary in Kenya. Also included are newsletters sent out by the Alloways, correspondence relating to Beulah's death, and 4 photographs.

Alloway, Beulah Misener

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

Margaret Schreiter fonds.

  • SCA139-GA112
  • Fonds
  • 1952-1959

Margaret Schreiter was "Camp Mother" at Camp Tinawatawa on Paradise Lake near Waterloo, Ontario between 1952 and 1959. The materials contained in this fonds include reports, the texts of presentations given by Margaret Schreiter, the outline of a discussion at a camp counsellors meeting led by Margaret Schreiter, correspondence, an ms. list, and a camp newspaper. These items help document Y.W.C.A. camping activities at the time.

Schreiter, Margaret

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

David M. Netterfield correspondence.

  • SCA20-GA11
  • Collection
  • 1958

Typescript letter regarding lumbering on Lake Huron, Ontario written by David M. Netterfield. The letter describes the history of the Spanish River Lumber Company that operated near the Sauble River, between 1882 and the 1940's, focusing on the 20th century history of the company. Account makes reference to the Spanish River Indian Reserve, Wahnapitae, Ontario, the Great Lakes Storm of 1913 and the Mississauga Timber Reserve. Also included is a business card dated July 14, 1958, for Noranda Mines Limited located in Toronto, Ontario with a handwritten note that reads: Thought this might interest you. Hope you had a good trip. Hank. 14 July/58."

Netterfield, David M.

Dominion Rubber Systems photographs.

  • SCA262-GA279
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1955

Fonds consists of 29 photographs documenting the employees, buildings and events of Dominion Rubber Systems.

Dominion Rubber Systems

International Press Bureau fonds.

  • SCA2-GA1
  • Fonds
  • 1904-1953

Fonds consists of approximately 100,000 letters dating between 1904 and 1953 to and from authors, publishers, agents, film studios, journals, newspapers, etc. concerning the use of articles, stories, and manuscripts. Some of Chapman's personal correspondence is included.

International Press Bureau

Library of George Santayana.

  • Book Collection
  • 1863-1952

The collection consists of 350 titles from the personal library of the philosopher and man of letters, George Santayana (1863-1952). The subject focus of this portion of Santayana's library, purchased by the University of Waterloo Library during the 1960's, could be characterized as interdisciplinary, with works in philosophy, literature, religion, and history. Many of the books were presented to Santayana by their authors. The collection is supplemented by reference and critical materials related to the life and work of Santayana as well as editions of Santayana's own writings. First or early editions of most of Santayana's works are included.

One of the most interesting and significant features of the Library of George Santayana is that many of the books from his personal library contain annotations in his own handwriting. These notes reveal his opinions and thoughts about the writings of others. The collection includes Santayana's own copies of his three-volume autobiography, with his corrections and notes to his publisher.

Thomas Lacey lecture collection.

  • SCA97-GA67
  • Collection
  • 1934-1951

Typescript lectures given during séances held under the supervision of medium Thomas Lacey in Waterloo, Kitchener, and Hamilton from 1934 to 1951. Some lectures and a press clipping featuring a letter to the editor against capital punishment written by Thomas Lacey are contained within a scrapbook. Lectures range from various topics including life and death, peace, Gandhi, and spiritualism.

Lacey, Thomas

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.

H. Stanley Smart fonds.

  • SCA211-GA190
  • Fonds
  • 1942-[after 1945]

Fonds consists of the correspondence of H. Stanley Smart to his family in Grassie, Ontario, written while he was stationed in England during World War II. Includes letters, airgraph letters, postcards, a telegram, and a roll of honour. The correspondence covers Smart's time in Europe from the first letter after his arrival in England (dated December 20, 1942) to the last letter before he sailed back to Canada (dated December 19, 1945), and describes his daily activities, training, social outings, leaves, health, and general news about the war.

Smart, H. Stanley

Ontario history collection.

  • SCA11-GA6
  • Collection
  • 1716-1950

Collection consists mainly of items relating to the history of Ontario, with some items relating to other parts of Canada, the United States and Europe. Includes correspondence, documents, land grants, leaflets, pamphlets, clippings, maps, photographs, etchings and ephemera.

Elizabeth Rivers prints.

  • SCA306-GA342
  • Collection
  • [194-?]

File consists of nineteen woodcut prints by Elizabeth Rivers. Some of the prints are signed and numbered and include captions.

Rivers, Elizabeth

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

Homer Ransford Watson memorial fonds

  • SCA15-GA8
  • Fonds
  • 1936-1949

Fonds documents various memorial exhibits on display after the passing of Homer Ransford Watson, and the administration of Watson's estate by Ross Hamilton. Fonds predominately consists of correspondence addressed to Ross Hamilton regarding the management or purchase of Watson's paintings. Other textual records include pamphlets, leaflets, and two scrapbooks of clippings about memorial exhibitions about his works and life. Typescripts in the fonds cover speeches and tributes to Watson during memorial exhibitions, as well as a biography of him written by Ross Hamilton.

Hamilton, Ross

Eric Partridge fonds.

  • SCA60-GA34
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1947]

Fonds consists of two notebooks containing draft manuscript versions of Partridge's work "Shakespeare's Bawdy", published in 1947.

Partridge, Eric

Kenneth Rowntree Germany collection.

  • SCA264-GA281
  • Collection
  • 1944-[ca. 1946]

Collection consists of materials collected by Kenneth Rowntree during his time in Germany as part of the Canadian Army Dental Corps at the end of the Second World War. The collection includes materials primarily created in Oldenburg including a scrapbook relating to the Hitlerjugend, propaganda photographs, a playbill, and a brochure for the Beaver Club.

Rowntree, Kenneth

Victoria Mary Sackville-West letter.

  • SCA64-WA36
  • Collection
  • 1944

Fonds consists of one holograph letter dated March 9, 1944 from Sackville-West to Mrs. Leslie Hotson discussing the effects of war on South-West England.

Sackville-West, Victoria

Marion Conroy fonds.

  • SCA122-GA95
  • Fonds
  • 1941-1944

The fonds consists of Marion Conroy's copies of material given to delegates at the National Conference of Regional Chairmen, Consumer Branch, Wartime Prices and Trade Board held in 1944, and includes the agenda and outline of issues for the Conference, as well as a separate report submitted by Kate Aitken, Supervisor of the Conservation Programme, on the establishment and progress across Canada of "Remake Centres." These centres were for teaching women to conserve new yard goods by making over existing garments.

The fonds also contains a scrapbook kept by Marion Conroy of clippings and ephemera dating from 1941-1944. As well as documenting Marion Conroy's activities, the scrapbook contains information on the organization and personalities involved in the Board and the Consumer Branch, such Donald Gordon and Byrne Hope Sanders. Also present are news accounts of the many rules and regulations applied to all aspects of the production and consumption of consumer goods, from fashion, food and drink, and housing, to the delivery and return of purchased goods.

Conroy, Marion

Jeanette Harper journalism for women scrapbook.

  • SCA327-GA371
  • Collection
  • [ca. 1941]

Fonds consists of one scrapbook created for a class by Jeanette Harper. The scrapbook deals with journalism as a career for women and includes sections on writing, types of columns, where to get information, ways of presenting stories, national journalism associations, qualities required for an editorial assistant position, suggested reference books, and more.

Harper, Jeanette

Photograph collection.

  • SCA83-GA53
  • Collection
  • [186-?]-[19--?]

Collection consists of 169 19th century American photographs. Included are 115 carte-de-visites, 40 cabinet portraits, 2 albums, 11 miscellaneous photographs and 1 envelope of miscellaneous business and greeting cards.

The photographs vary in size, but many of are 1 x 1 cm and mounted on card. Most are albumen type photographs depicting various people including infants, children, and adults. The photographs come from various studios across the United States though the majority come from studios in New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Illinois. The photographs, since rehoused, were originally housed in two albums decorated with an intricate relief on the cover and a metal clasp lock.

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