The Kitchener-Waterloo Record fonds consists of material relating to the history and operations of the Kitchener-Waterloo Record, from its beginnings in 1878 to 1988. It includes historical materials on the history of Waterloo County and the Region of Waterloo such as newspaper articles, slides, photographs, and negatives, as well as materials pertaining to the operation of the newspaper. See the Kitchener-Waterloo Record fonds finding aid for more information.
The Kitchener-Waterloo Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) was founded in Berlin (now Kitchener) in . Active until 1906 when financial difficulties and limited facilities made it necessary to cease local operations, the YMCA was reconstituted in 1919 when a large fund-raising campaign resulted in the building of the structure at the corner of Queen and Weber Streets in Kitchener. This building remained its headquarters until the YMCA moved to its present locations on Carwood Ave. in Kitchener and Lincoln Road in Waterloo. See the Kitchener-Waterloo Young Men's Christian Association fonds finding aids for more information.
The Kaufman Family collection consists of fonds related to the personal and professional lives of A.R. Kaufman and W.H. Kaufman, and the family-run business Kaufman Footwear. See the Kaufman Family collection finding aids for more information.
The Lady Aberdeen collection consists of correspondence, pamphlets, scrapbooks and clippings concerning Lady Aberdeen and the National Council of Women of Canada's gift of the Lady Aberdeen Library on the History of Women to the University of Waterloo Library. See the Lady Aberdeen collection finding aids for more information.
The Parents' Information Bureau (PIB) fonds consists of records from the clinic for family planning and birth control set up by A.R. (Alvin Ratz) Kaufman of the Kaufman Rubber Company in the 1930s. The main branch of the PIB was located at 410 King Street West in Kitchener, Ontario. Between the mid-1930s and the mid-1970s the PIB published a series of numbered reports, forms, and informational pamphlets regarding birth control and sterilization. The publication numbers were reused by the PIB for revised editions and for documents containing information about related topics that were likely circulated as part of an information packet. See the Parents' Information Bureau fonds finding aids for more information.
Content note: The views expressed in PIB publications reflect the era in which they were produced. They include family planning thinking rooted in eugenics, the belief that the genetic makeup of the human population can be improved by limiting the ability of people deemed inferior from reproducing. Demeaning language about lower class and disabled people appear throughout. Information about the handling of this type of language in archival descriptions can be found on the Special Collections & Archives website.
The Women's domestic work advertisements collection consists of advertisements, primarily from the Victorian era, showing the role of women in the household and the defining gender roles of the period. Also included are 4 items from the mid 20th century that speak to the changing and expanding role of women at the time. See the Women's domestic work advertisements collection finding aid for more information.
Collection consists of 13 unused postcards concerning suffragettes and women's rights. Included are photographs of Christobel Pankhurst with Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence at a demonstration in Hyde Park, one of a suffragette in prison, a portrait of Emmeline Pankhurst, and Flora Drummond protesting opposite the English House of Common. The remainder are cartoons. Everyone in the photographs and illustrations is white. See the Suffragette postcard collection finding aid for more information.
The Schneider family collection consists of material relating to descendants of Johann Christoph and Anna Elizabeth Schneider, their families, friends and activities. It contains genealogical information about the Schneider and Ahrens family origins in Germany, the social and political involvements of Schneider descendants, including J.M. Schneider and Norman C. Schneider, and records in a variety of formats including clippings, correspondence, ephemera, films, manuscripts, photographs and slides. See the Schneider family collection finding aids for more information.
The William Dendy fonds consists of materials documenting Dendy's life and career as an architectural historian. It includes university course notes, research material for published works, research material on the history of Canadian architecture and other research interests such as Forest Hill, Hamilton, the architects Frank Darling and William Somerville, and the Massey family. Some materials relate to Dendy's teaching activities, Toronto walking tours and consultancy projects. See the William Dendy fonds finding aids for more information.
The Schantz Russell family fonds includes archival material and a book collection documenting the lives and interests of multiple generations of the Schantz Russell family including letters, photographs and maps. See the Schantz Russell family fonds finding aids for more information.