Title Summary
Acadian Club documents
The Acadian Club in Waterloo, Ontario was a social club for single and married men of German background. On May 5, 1916, the club rooms were raided by members of the 118th Batallion for the purpose of removing a bust of the Kaiser and in the course of the raid the club sustained damage to property and premises. This file contains photocopies made for K.M. McLaughlin by the National Archives of Canada of documents pertaining to the Acadian Club raid and the attempt to gain restitution from the government.
Concordia Club fonds
The Concordia Club originated as the Concordia Male Choir in October, 1873. The majority of the archives of the Concordia Club were destroyed either as a result of the ransacking of the club by the 118th Battalion in 1916, or as a result of the fire of Nov. 17, 1971. Thus the majority of the materials in the fonds document the history of the Concordia Club since the 1950's, and include artifacts, audiovisual material, clippings, correspondence, ephemera, financial records, legal documents, membership records, minutes of meetings, photographs, publications, and scrapbooks.
Dunke, Edwin P. fonds
Material accumulated and kept by Edwin Dunke, including accounts of the German Baptist Church from 1894-1923 and annual reports and financial statements ca. 1919-1930 from the Benton St. Baptist Church. Also included are the "day books" of the Dunke and Co. grocery store from 1896 to 1930.
Fischer, Henry Schwaben Heimatbuch collection
This collection includes over 115 Heitmatbücher (German for "home books") that document the stories and histories of the villages that were inhabited by the Danube Swabians (German: Donauschwaben) in Central Europe: Romania, Hungary, and the former Yugoslavia.
Keffer, Ivan W. fonds
Ivan W. Keffer (1890-1965) was an executive of the F.W. Woolworth Co. Fonds consists of material created and accumulated mainly by Ivan W. Keffer that documents the lives and activities of the Keffers, especially during the time they lived in Germany (1927-1939). Includes diaries, correspondence, photographs, souvenir postcards and other ephemera, personal documents, reports, clippings, and other material.
Prayer books, Manuscript, German.
Three prayer books, written by hand, each containing many examples of Fraktur art. 1783, 1844, and late 1800s.
Riehl, Margareta birth certificate Margareta Riehl was born in Mühlhausen Germany in 1807. She immigrated to Canada and married Jacob Hailer with whom she had six children, including Catharine Hailer, who would marry Philip Ludwig Breithaupt. The fonds consists of Margareta's birth-and-baptismal certificate (Geburts-und-Taufschein). The certificate is in German and is a Fraktur text featuring examples of decorative calligraphy and artwork.
Rowntree, Kenneth Germany collection Materials were collected by Kenneth Rowntree while he was in the Canadian Army Dental Corps from 1947-1949 in France and Germany. The collection includes materials primarily created in Oldenburg including a scrapbook relating to the Hitlerjugend, propaganda photographs, a playbill, and a brochure for the Beaver Club.
Schneider family collection

The descendants of Johann Christoph Schneider played active roles in business, politics, the cultural and social life of the area from the nineteenth century to the present day. Fonds consists of material relating to descendants of Johann Christoph and Anna Elizabeth Schneider, their families, friends and activities. It also contains genealogical information about the Schneider and Ahrens family origins in Germany and relatives there. Includes clippings, correspondence, ephemera, films, manuscripts, photographs, slides, etc.

There is some material relating to J.M. Schneider Inc. (correspondence, clippings, ephemera, newsletters, photographs, etc.), but the official corporate archives remain with the company.

Schwaben music collection
The collection consists of 11 albums (78 rpm) of Schwaben music and sketches. Albums were left at the Schwaben club and donated by a member.