File 62-1408 - University of Waterloo, Convocation

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University of Waterloo, Convocation

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  • July 07, 1962 (Creation)
    Kitchener-Waterloo Record

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69 photographs : b&w negatives ; 35 mm

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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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Added to Waterloo Digital Library.
Scanned as TIF files August 2022.

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62-1408_002, 62_1408_023, 62-1408_046, 62-1408_053 and 62-1408_065 appeared in the Monday, July 9, 1962 edition of the newspaper. See "Retain Daring, Engineers Told" clipping in File 1962-4a in University of Waterloo Archives Vertical files collection.

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Photo caption from published version of 62-1408_002: "Graduates share a proud moment, as they inspect result of five years of effort"

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Photo caption from published version of 62-1408_023: "Kieth Hymmen, university administration member, wasn't the only one to mop his brow as the gowns added to the swelter."

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Photo caption from published version of 62-1408_046: "Douglas Hopkins Jr. of Kitchener gives daddy's degree an inspection while mother looks on."

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Photo caption from published version of 62-1408_053: "First to receive a U of W engineering degree, Frank Anrep of London poses with his wife."

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Photo caption from published version of 62-1408_065: "The camera catches (left to right) Dean Douglas Wright, Otto Holden, G.N. Patterson, H.R.L. Streight."

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Photo from same series as 62-1408_045, 62-1408_046 and 62-1408_047, likely negative number 31, missing from envelope appeared in the July 9, 1962 edition of the London Free Press with the caption: "GREAT DAY - It was a great day for the Hopkins family of Port Elgin at the fourth convocation of the University of Waterloo Saturday as 64 engineering students received degrees, the first to be granted. Here Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Hopkins, are with their son Douglas Jr., 4. More than half of the graduating class was married." See clipping in File 1962-4a in University of Waterloo Archives Vertical files collection.

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