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County of Waterloo fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1829-1973, predominant 1852-1972

Fonds consists of the County of Waterloo records, which document the activities of successive county administrations beginning in 1852 through to dissolution in 1972.

The records document the development of the County of Waterloo from a predominantly rural to an increasingly urbanized community. The records include letterbooks, council and committee minutes and reports, by-laws, correspondence, assessment records, property deeds and sales, and financial registers. They comprise bound books, handwritten and typed records, ledgers, and registers. Fonds also includes several photographs of council members. The fonds is arranged into the following series.

County of Waterloo Clerk/Treasurer letterbooks, 1852-1909
County of Waterloo Auditors' abstracts and statements, 1864-1970
County of Waterloo Financial day books, 1852-1919
County of Waterloo Accounting ledgers, 1852-1971
County of Waterloo accounts, 1851-1968
County of Waterloo Treasurer's cash books, 1852-1972
County of Waterloo committee reports, 1866-1972
County Engineer and Roads Superintendent records, 1861-1972
County of Waterloo property sales and taxe records, 1853-1948
County of Waterloo census records, 1966-1967
County of Waterloo Financial records, 1852-1971
County of Waterloo Assessment Commissioner records, 1951-1967
County of Waterloo Clerk-Treasurer's correspondence A, 1939-1972
County of Wateloo council minutes, 1852-1972
County of Waterloo Roads and Bridges Committee records, 1907-1972
Suburban Road commissions records, 1917-1972
County of Waterloo committee minutes, 1861-1971
County of Waterloo budgets, 1966-1972
Court house building, 1957-1966
County of Waterloo journals of proceedings, reports and by-laws, 1852-1972
County of Waterloo Centennial records, 1952
County of Waterloo Clerk-Treasurer's correspondence B, 1943-1973
County of Waterloo land deeds, 1829-1972
Waterloo Area Local Government Review records, 1966-1972
Association of Counties and Regions of Ontario convention records, 1967-1971
County of Waterloo Clerk-Treasurer's correspondence C, 1956-1973
County of Waterloo Assessment rolls, 1854-1968
Old Age Pension and Mothers' Allowance Local Board records, 1920-1949
Indigent hospitalization records, 1942-1973
Waterloo County forests records, 1943-1968
County of Waterloo Weed Inspector records, 1950-1970
County of Waterloo Clerk's Return and Declaration of Office records, 1950-1970
Children's Aid Society records, 1934-1972
County of Waterloo by-laws, 1852-1972
Waterloo County Board of Education records, 1965-1972
House of Industry and Refuge records, 1869-1972
Waterloo County Court house records, 1858-1871
County of Waterloo corporate seal, n.d.
County of Waterloo photographs, 1890-1972
Waterloo County Hospital Planning Council records, 1971
Waterloo County Area Planning Board records, 1964-1972
Ciounty of Waterloo Clerk's records, 1950-1974
County of Waterloo Committee of Adjustment records, 1965-1979
Regional Jail Sub-Committee records, 1965
County of Waterloo directories, 1971-1972
Waterloo County Library records, 1956-1975
Marriage Returns to the County Clerk, 1858-1969
County of Waterloo Warden's Dinner programme. 1972

Waterloo (Ont. : County)

Marvin C. Smith fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1850-1980

The Marvin C. Smith fonds consists of photographs and textual records related to Marvin Smith's family history and the history of St. Jacobs, Ontario. Featured are photographs of the Oscar J. Smith Shoe Store which operated in St. Jacobs from ca. 1898 - 1950. Several of the photographs in the Marvin C. Smith fonds were featured in Virgil Emerson Martin's book "The Early History of Jakobstettel" (1979). The book provides contextual historical information about the Smith family and items featured in the fonds.

Marvin Carl Smith was born on February 24th, 1910 in Waterloo County, Ontario and passed away in 2000. His parents were Oscar John Smith (January 1st, 1879 - June 1963) and Clara (Cress) Smith (June 24th, 1878 - October 12th, 1969). Oscar John Smith owned and operated the Oscar J. Smith Shoe Store in St. Jacobs, Ontario. The store was established in 1898, renovated in 1906 and served the community until the 1950's.

Marvin Carl Smith

Ayr Farmer's and Mechanic's Institute

  • CA ON00247 AFMI
  • Fonds
  • 1856-1870

This fonds contains a minute book from the Ayr Farmer's and Mechanic's Institute. The minute book records the activities the Institute engaged in, the names and duties of members, the election of the executive and their proceedings and resolutions.This fonds consists of a single series.

Town of Elmira fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1887-1981, predominant 1887-1972

Fonds consists of administrative records of the Town of Elmira: assessment rolls, collector's rolls, by-laws, birth death and marriages registers, list of voters, correspondence as well as other legal records and agreements, taxation documents, accounts and receipt ledgers and council and committee minutes. Fonds is comprised of the following series:

Elmira Town Clerk, 1887-1936
Elmira Town Treasurer, 1887-1936
Elmira Town Clerk-Treasurer, 1937-1973
Elmire Municipal Council, 1887-1972
Elmira Union Cemetery Company, 1884-1926
Elmira Public Utilities Commission, 1908-1977
Elmira Local Board of Health, 1897-1919
Elmira Arena Citizens Advisory Committee, 1979-1981
Elmira fire insurance plans, 1923, 1937
Elmira architectural and cartographic records, 1933, 1971
Unemployment Relief Committee, 1930-1936 C
Elmira Committee of Adjustments, [ca.1965]-1972
Elmira Library Board, 1905-1967
Elmira Planning Board, 1947-1972
Elmira Welfare Board [ca.1936]-[ca.1941]
Elmira Centennial Committee, 1966-1967

Elmira (Ont. : Town)

Elmira Public Library fonds

  • CA ON00247 2009A004
  • Fonds
  • 1888-2008, predominant 1888-1988

The fonds consists of records from the Elmira Mechanic’s Institute, Elmira Public Library, Elmira Branch of the County of Waterloo Library and Elmira Branch of the Region of Waterloo Library. These records document the activities of the different forms of the Library from 1888 until 1988. The records were created by the Elmira Mechanic’s Institute Board, Elmira Public Library Board and librarians. The records consist of minute books, cash books, reports, membership lists, roll and record books, accession books, letters, notes, invitations, receipts, posters, printing plates, newspaper clippings, plans, drawings, specifications, library cards, book bags, photographs and negatives. The fonds is arranged into 9 series.

Fonds is comprised of the following series: Library Board minutes, 1888-1956; Financial records, 1915-1942; Reports, 1918-1974; Membership, 1888-1968; Accession books, 1908-1969; Building and ground plans, 1910-1995; Library history, 1912-2008; Artifacts, 1967-2008, Oral histories, 1974-1983.

Elmira Mechanic's Institute

Regional Municipality of Waterloo Water Services fonds

  • CA ON00247 Series 61
  • Fonds
  • 1894-2002, predominant 1960-1989

Fonds consists of records of water usage in the Region of Waterloo; instructions for machinery; memorandums to staff; staff time sheets and daily logs; photographs of activities, staff and facilities; and reference material for Water Services staff. Fonds is comprised of the following series:

Water Services photographs
Well maintenance correspondence
Reservoir tanks
West Montrose–Granbridge Water reports
Card catalogues
Employee schedules, attendance & benefits
Notes & correspondence
Water levels & usage
Water evaluation
Employee safety
Staff recreation and reference
Activity log books
Machinery information and records
Certification records
Well information Unions & legislation

Regional Municipality of Waterloo. Water Services

Ayr Public Library Board

  • CA ON00247 APLB
  • Fonds
  • 1899-1968

This fonds contains records of the activities of the Ayr Public Library Board, collected over the Board's lifetime from it's creation in 1899 to its dissolution in 1968. This fonds contains records relating to the Board's routine operation, as well as their role in the construction of the Ayr Library's original Carnegie building. This fonds contains two series.

Ayr Travel Club

  • Fonds
  • 1911-1979

Fonds consists of records relating to the operation and history of the Ayr Travel Club. The fonds contains minute books, annual programs and reports, financial records, the club Constitution, papers relating to individual members and keepsakes from the Club's anniversaries. This fonds is arranged into eight series.

Blenheim-Dumfries Farm Women's Club

  • CA ON00247 BDFWC
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1982

This fonds contains records from the Blenheim-Dumfries Farm Women's Club. The fonds contains records relating to the operation and history of the Club, and include annual reports, financial records, a written history of the club, minute books and several documents relating to the history of the Club and its 50th Anniversary in 1970. This fonds contains six series.

Craig A. Campbell fonds

  • CA ON00247 CC
  • Series
  • 1922 - 2012

The Craig A. Campbell fonds consist of research of threatened and endangered flora and fauna in the Region of Waterloo. Textual records consists of research related to conservation, botany, herpetology, mammalogy and ornithology, observational records, correspondence related to research and naturalist organizations, published articles and books, field notes, records created by Gerald W. Knechtel and Willard H. Schaefer. Graphic records include photographs and photograph negatives of amphibians, birds, plants, mammals, Environmentally Sensitive Areas etc. Fonds also includes cartographic records and botany diagrams.

Campbell, Craig

Ayr Women's Hospital Aid Association

  • CA ON00247 AWHAA
  • Fonds
  • 1927-1956

This fonds contains records relating to the operation of the Ayr Women's Hospital Aid Association. These records include minute books, financial and annual reports, receipts, their constitution, questionnaires from the Freeport Sanitarium and newspaper clippings. This fonds is arranged into eight series.

Ayr Craftman's Club

  • CA ON00247 ACC
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1947

This fonds contains records from the Ayr Craftsman's Club. This fonds contains a book of financial records and minutes of annual meetings for the years 1930 to 1947. The minutes of the annual meetings contain the names of members, an account of the proceedings and motions carried, a notice of who was elected to the executive and recordings of their activities and to whom they rented the Hall. At the rear of this book are finanical records, showing a chronological listing of expenses and revenues, which were mostly from the rental of the Hall.

Townline Community Club

  • CA ON00247 TCC
  • Fonds
  • 1933-1967

This fonds contains records relating to the operation and history of the Townline Community Club, a club that was active in the areas of Dumfries and Blenheim townships between 1929 and 1967. The fonds includes minute books, a history of the Club written by its members and a set of yearly programmes showing the activities of the club. This fonds contains three series.

John A. Thackeray Fonds

  • CA ON00247 JT
  • Fonds
  • 1938-1942

The fonds consists of negatives created by John Allen Elbridge Ivison Thackeray while he lived in Waterloo County. The images include a variety of subjects: people; the Royal visit to Kitchener on June 6, 1939; a tank parade; camping; buildings; the beach at Owen Sound; and objects.

John Allen Elbridge Ivison Thackeray

Baden Public Library

  • CA ON00247 BPL
  • Fonds
  • 1958-1990

This fonds contains records from the Baden Public Library. These records include a handwritten history of the Baden Library from its beginnings to the time that it became part of the County of Waterloo Library, a set of Librarian's reports from that same period and newspaper clippings about the library. This fonds consists of three series.

Regional Municipality of Waterloo Chief Administrative Officer fonds

  • CA ON00247 Series 11
  • Fonds
  • 1960-2000, predominant 1973-1997

The fonds consists of files generated by the Chief Administrative Officer's department at the Region of Waterloo. These files contain correspondences between the Chief Administrative Officer and Regional directors, internal and external committees, the province of Ontario and external organizations. Included with the correspondences are original and file copy reports, minutes, memorandums, charts, maps, plans, agreements, proposals, newsletters and photographs. A small portion of these records are on microfilm. The fonds also contains photographs, slides and negatives created between 1991 and 2000 by staff photographer, Earl Evens of the Chief Administrative Officer's department. These images cover a wide range of topics from the everyday business of the Region to special events.

Regional Municipality of Waterloo. Chief Administrative Officer

Waterloo Region Social Resources Council fonds

  • CA ON00247 96A003; 4-20/SRC
  • Fonds
  • 1974-1995, predominant 1978-1995

The fonds consists of records generated by the Social Resources Council and its various standing, advisory, special and ad hoc committees in the course of local planning for voluntary and government social services in Waterloo Region from 1974 to 1995. Fonds is comprised of the following series:

Social Resource Council annual reports and publications, 1978-1995
Social Resources Council meeting packages, 1978-1995
Social Resources Council standing committee records, 1978-1995
Planning group and advisory committee records, 1979-1995
Special and dd hoc committee records, 1981-1990
Annual Think Tank records, 1980-1994
Joint Health and Social Services Committee recordss, 1979-1985
Reorganization records, 1984-1986
Social planning and Council history records, 1974-1989
Personnel records, 1981-1995
Financial records, 1988-1993
Health and Social Planning Steering Committee agendas and minutes, 1974-1977

Waterloo Region Social Resources Council

Ayr Seniors Club

  • Fonds
  • 1986-2004

This fonds contains documents related to the activities of the Ayr Seniors Club. An association of retirees from the area around Ayr, Ontario, they met for dinners, games, rallies and general meetings. They also attended talks, picnics, day trips, mock weddings and parties at member's homes. Photographs of the club at their activities and newspaper clippings recording what they were doing were collected by a member, Helen Paton, between 1986 and 1999, with obituaries of members being saved through to 2004. Also saved was a set of humorous vows to be read during mock weddings. This fonds contains three series.

Fred Kent fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1994-2003, predominant 1998-2003

Fonds consists of project records collected by Fred Kent and accumulated during the daily business of the Councillor’s Office at the Region of Waterloo from 1994 to 2003. The records in this series consist of originals and copies of letters, memorandums, reports, maps, drawings, newspaper clippings, newsletters, media releases, conference packages, and meeting notes, agendas, minutes, and supporting documentation.

These records document Fred Kent’s involvement in the Planning and Works, and Administration and Finance committees, including his work with the Cambridge Area Route Selection Study (CARSS), and the Growth Management Strategy.

Kent, Fred

Township of Waterloo fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1855-1973

Fonds contains records created by the Township of Waterloo from 1850 to 1972. The records include agendas, minutes, journals of proceedings and by-laws, financial records, assessment rolls, collector's rolls, by-laws, contracts, agreements, correspondence, voters lists, dog tax lists, tavern petitions, and public notices. The fonds is comprised of the following series:

Township of Waterloo Committee of Adjustment minutes, 1963-1972
Township of Waterloo Committee of Adjustment applications for consent, 1965-1972
Township of Waterloo Committee of Adjustment administrative records, 1962-1970
Township of Waterloo journals of proceedings and by-laws, 1889-1896
Township of Waterloo minutes of meetings for selection of jurors, 1879-1886
Township of Waterloo Committee of the Whole minutes, 1965-1972
Township of Waterloo Standing Committee minutes, 1854-1964
Waterloo Township Planning Board minutes, 1948-1972
Statutes of Upper Canada, 1853
Township of Waterloo roads ledger, 1945-1972
Township of Waterloo journal of transactions and explanations, 1966-1972
Township of Waterloo consolidated by-laws, 1913
Township of Waterloo by-laws, 1854-1972
Township of Waterloo road by-law index cards, ca. 1972
Township of Waterloo assessment rolls, 1853-1970
Township of Waterloo assessment field books, 1956-1960
Township of Waterloo collector's rolls, 1854-1960
Township of Waterloo election material, 1899-1948
Township of Waterloo debentures, 1920-1978
Township of Waterloo contract and agreements, 1855-1914
Clerk Gordon Cooper correspondence, 1973-1976
Township of Waterloo auditor's reports, 1970
Township of Waterloo accounts ledger, 1953-1972
Township of Waterloo road operations, 1967-1972
Township of Waterloo collector's report to treasurer of taxes received, 1944-1956
Township of Waterloo women voters assessment rolls, 1921-1922
Township of Waterloo voters lists, 1855-1879
Township of Waterloo dog tax list, 1866-1867
Township of Waterloo Council minutes, 1879-1972
Township of Waterloo Clerk’s Department, 1855-1973
Local Board of Health for the Township of Waterloo minutes, 1891-1960
Local Board of Health for the Township of Waterloo correspondence, 1952
Township of Waterloo petitions for licensing inns and tavers, 1853-1854
Township of Waterloo receipts, 1850-1853
List of Quakers, Menonites, [sic], and Tunkers liable to pay exempt money, 1852

Waterloo (Ont. : Township)

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