File 61-1422 - University of Waterloo, Convocation

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University of Waterloo, Convocation

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3 photographs : b&w copy negatives ; 8 x 10 cm
36 photographs : b&w negatives ; 6 x 6 cm

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The Kitchener-Waterloo Record began with the publication of the Daily News of Berlin on February 9, 1878 and was the first daily paper in the area. It was published by Peter Moyer. Over the years it had several names and publishers: in January of 1897 it was purchased by the German Printing and Publishing Company and was amalgamated with that company's Berlin Daily Record to become the Berlin News Record, and later still the News Record, all published by William (Ben) V. Uttley. In 1918 the publishers of the German-language paper the Berliner Journal, William D. Euler (later Senator for North Waterloo) and William J. Motz, purchased the News Record and changed the name to the Kitchener Daily Record. On July 17, 1922 the Record absorbed the other daily, the Daily Telegraph. With that event, the original three daily papers (the News Record, the Berlin Daily Record, and the Daily Telegraph) became one.

The Berliner Journal began in December 29, 1859 by Frederick Rittinger and John Motz, and was located on Queen Street south, Kitchener. Motz remained editor until his death in 1899, at which time his son William acquired his father's interest. When Rittinger died in 1915 his share was acquired by William D. Euler. The weekly Journal ended on May 10, 1924. The Record’s first staff photographer was Harry Huehnergard, who worked for the paper for 49 years before retiring in 1986 as Manager of the Photographic Department.

In 1948 the Kitchener Daily Record was re-named the Kitchener-Waterloo Record, which name it retained until 1994, when it became simply The Record. In 1928 the paper moved from its home at 49 King Street west to a new building at 30 Queen Street north where it was to stay for 44 years until moving in May 1973 to 225 Fairway Road. When William J. Motz died in 1946 his son John E. Motz took over as publisher. The by-then Senator Euler sold his interest to Southam Press in 1953. John E. Motz died in 1975 and the Motz Family continued to own a controlling interest in the paper until 1990, when it was sold to Southam. In 1998, The Record was sold to Sun Media Corporation, and then in March 1999, to Torstar Corporation. In January 2005, the paper moved its offices to Market Square on King Street east in Kitchener's downtown core, and on March 11, 2008, the name was changed to the Waterloo Region Record.

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Envelope scanned as TIF files June 2022.
Added to Waterloo Digital Library.

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61-1422_005 appeared in the May [27?], 1961 edition of newspaper. See clipping in File 1961-1 in University of Waterloo Archives Vertical files collection.

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Photo caption from published version of 61-1422_005: "FAMILY AFFAIR - Two Twin City recipients of masters degrees got a helping hand from their families today at the University of Waterloo convocation. Left to right are Mrs. Stephen Vetter, Mr. Vetter, their two children, Stephen and Karen; Frank Takacs and Mrs. Takacs. Both men are electrical engineering graduates. Mr. Vetter is a graduate of the University of Prague."

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61-1422_036 appeared on the front page of Arts & Letters (Fall 2007), the Faculty of Arts Alumni Newsletter, with the caption: "Convocation 1961 - First Arts Undergraduate Class. Front row, from right: Clem Bruder, Barry Bullis, Gary Gerth, Barbara Bodnaryk (Hasman), Ginny Jans (Leon), WallyHill (2nd from left, front row)."

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Cropped version of 61-1422_018 appeared on on Page 5 of Arts & Letters (Fall 2007), the Faculty of Arts Alumni Newsletter, with the caption: "Wally Hill of Kitchener is the first Honours Arts graduate at the University of Waterloo. He his congratulated by his father Clarence, wife Gloria, and mother Gertrude."

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61-1422_033 appeared on on Page 6 of Arts & Letters (Fall 2007), the Faculty of Arts Alumni Newsletter, with the caption: "Convocation 1961 - Rev. C.L. Siegfried and first graduates of St. Jerome's College to receive degrees from the University of Waterloo. From left: Gary Gerth, Rev. Siegfried, Gerard Schell, Barry Bullis, Barbara Bodnaryk (Hausman), Ginny Jans (Leon), Clem Bruder, Kenneth Thompson."

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Honorary degree recipients recipients William John Webber, Samuel Bronfman and Barker Fairley appear in 61-1422_034 and 61-1422_035. William John Webber and Barker Fairley also appear in 61-1422_013 with J.G. Hagey.

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