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Norman Antler collection

  • S501
  • Collection
  • 1883 - 2008

The collection contains publications, synod and congregational information, correspondence, papers, photographs, notes, and other material created and accumulated by Norman Antler during his years collecting Lutheran church history.

The largest series, Series 2 – Congregations, contains histories, photographs, programs and other material about individual congregations.

Antler, Norman

Sir Wilfrid Laurier collection

  • S706
  • Collection
  • 1878-1999

The collection consists of material about Wilfrid Laurier. Includes publications and correspondence created by Laurier, and material about Laurier.

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier collection contains correspondence, photographs, publications, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, and personal papers authored by, or pertaining to, Sir Wilfrid Laurier (1841-1919).

Series 1 contains correspondence from 1889-1891 between Laurier and Quebec journalist Ulric Barthe (1853-1921), who helped to compile Laurier’s book Wilfrid Laurier à la tribune (Wilfrid Laurier on the Platform) published in 1890.

Series 2 contains personal correspondence from 1878-1917 between Wilfrid Laurier and various people and organizations, including Sir Charles Fitzpatrick (1851-1942), Francis Robert Latchford (1856-1938), the Fergus News-Record, John Wentworth Russell (1879-1959), and Louis Jacob Breithaupt (1855–1939), among others.

Series 3 contains photographs of Sir Wilfrid Laurier. Photographs include framed portraits, the unveiling of Laurier`s statue at Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Laurier and his wife Zoe, and Laurier at various political rallies.

Series 4 contains various fire and life insurance policies pertaining to Wilfrid and Zoe Laurier.

Series 5 contains programs/announcements and invitations tendered to Wilfrid Laurier by the Toronto Board of Trade in 1897. Included is also an announcement of a solemn requiem high mass in Kitchener following Laurier`s death in 1919.

Series 6 contains broadsides and political pamphlets ranging from 1896 until 1921. These pamphlets and reports pertain to the record of the Liberal government during Laurier’s time as Prime Minister and contain information on finances, the Manitoba School Question, political pointers, the Union government, the “Great Northern Railway,” the Laurier tariff, the Canadian navy, manufacturing, and also contain tributes to Sir Wilfrid Laurier.

Series 7 contains memorabilia relating to Sir Wilfrid Laurier’s political career and includes campaign and convention ribbons, a commemorative medal, decorative plates, and postage stamps.

Series 8 contains various newspaper clippings, articles, and lectures written by or pertaining to Sir Wilfrid Laurier. The Series contains audio cassette tapes of a lecture given by Senator Gratton O’Leary entitled "Wilfrid Laurier as I Knew Him,” which he gave at Wilfrid Laurier University in 1973.

William Lyon Mackenzie King collection

  • S718
  • Collection
  • 1899-1999

The collection consists of material related to William Lyon Mackenzie King. It includes publications and correspondence created by King, and other material about King.

Series 1 - C. Mortimer Bezeau Papers contains letters between King and his friend Charles Mortimer Bezeau (1871-1964), Liberal party member and mayor of Kitchener in 1931-1932. Letters from King are originals, and letters to King are copies. Some of the letters are written by King's private secretaries. Also contains correspondence between Bezeau and the CBC regarding a documentary about King. This series includes issues of Kitchener newspapers The Dawn, The Sunset and the Weekly Advertiser, which may have been published by Bezeau.

Series 2 - Hoffman Papers contains letters between King and Mrs. Hoffman (later Mrs. Heather). The letters are related to Hoffman renting her house to King and several other personal greeting letters. Includes correspondence and graphic material, including postcards and photographs. Letters from King are originals, and letters to King are copies.

Series 6 - Newton W. Rowell papers contains correspondence between King and N.W. Rowell, Liberal Party member and former MPP. The letters are strictly related to the political atmosphere in Canada in 1926. Letters from King are originals. Letters to King are copies.

King, William Lyon Mackenzie

Emily Stowe and Augusta Stowe-Gullen collection

  • S729
  • Collection
  • 1854-1997

The collection contains photographs, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and other material complied by and about Emily Stowe and her daughter Augusta Stowe-Gullen. It is arranged in the following series: Photograph and biographical information; Short histories of Emily Stowe; Family history; Teaching Certificate of Emily Jennings; Pamphlets; Blue album; Green album; Brown album; Purple binder; Sampler by Emily Howard Jennings; Augusta Stowe-Gullen papers on microfilm - Victoria University, Toronto

Stowe, Emily Howard Jennings

Tweedsmuir histories of Waterloo Region collection

  • S730
  • Collection

The fonds contains microfilm copies of Tweedsmuir histories from Women's Institutes in Waterloo Region. Women's Institutes across the province, encouraged by Lord and Lady Tweedsmuir, collected historical information about the area and communities in their district. These compilations take the form of scrapbooks, often with many photographs of buildings, farms, and people. Community histories, school section and church histories, farm histories and biographical information are some of the types of material found in Tweedsmuir Histories. The starting date and content varies with each Institute.

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