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University of Waterloo, Convocation
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May 27, 1966 (Creation)
- Kitchener-Waterloo Record
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8 photographs : b&w negatives ; 6 x 8 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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66-1388_004 appeared on Page 2 of the May 30, 1966 edition of the newspaper.
Photo caption from published version of 66-1388_004: "DEGREE FOR GENERAL - Gen. A.G.L. McNaughton (second from left) received an honorary doctor of engineering degree Saturday at the University of Waterloo convocation. With him are (left to right) Douglas V. Gonder, CNR vice-president, who accepted an honorary doctor of laws degree from Donald Gordon, CNR president; Oluremi Balogun, graduating engineer; Dean Douglas Wright and Chukuma Nwachuku, graduating engineer."
66-1388_005 appeared on Page 3 of the Saturday May 28, 1966 edition of the newspaper.
Photo caption from published version of 66-1388_005: "CONVOCATION HONORS - Dr. J.G. Hagey (left), president of the University of Waterloo, chats with Dr. Beatrice Corrigan of the University of Toronto, and Very Rev. C.L. Siegfried, former president of St. Jerome's College and now Superior of the Ontario-Kentucky province of the Congregation of the Resurrection, who were both awarded honorary degrees at the university's convocation Friday. "
66-1388_003 appeared on Page 3 of the Saturday May 28, 1966 edition of the newspaper.
Photo caption from published version of 66-1388_003: "IT'S MUTUAL - Congratulations were mutual Friday when a husband and wife, Christina and Jerome Sabat, Waterloo, both received degrees at the University of Waterloo's convocation. "
66-1388_004 appeared on Page 8 of the Compendium '66 year book.
66-1388_003 appeared on Page 5 of the University of Waterloo Quarterly (June 1966) with caption: "Congratulations were mutual when husband and wife, Christina and Jerome Sabat both received degrees at convocation."
66-1388_004 appeared on Page 5 of the University of Waterloo Quarterly (June 1966) with caption: "Gen. A.G.L. McNaughton (second from left) who received an honorary doctor of engineering degree, congratulates Oluremi Balogur [sic] (centre) and Chukima Nwachuko [sic], the first students sponsored by the African Student Foundation to graduate from the University in engineering. Looking on are Dean Wright and Douglas V. Gordon (left), CNR vice-president, who accepted a doctor of laws degree for CNR president Donald Gordon."
66-1388_005 appeared on Page 4 of the University of Waterloo Quarterly (June 1966) with caption: "Dr. Hagey (left) chats with Dr. Beatrice Corrigan of the University of Toronto and Very Rev. C. L. Siegfried, former president of St. Jerome's College. Dr. Corrigan and Reverand Siegfried received honorary degrees at convocation May 27."