Local Archival Collections : Photographs

Title Summary
The collection consists primarily of negatives taken by Charles Belair during the course of his professional career as a photographer. The images include those of local families, events and buildings in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. The collection includes some 21,000 negatives as well as in some cases accompanying prints, transparencies, and contact sheets.
One group photograph of a construction crew, purportedly for Bridgeport School. They are posed with a sign: "John V. Gray Construction Co. Ltd, General Contractors, head office Toronto ...."
58 photographs of Waterloo, Ont. left at the office of the Company of Neighbours. Predominantly 1890s to 1906.
Dominion Life Assurance Company head office photograph The Dominion Life Assurance Company was established in 1889. In 1912 Dominion Life moved to their new head office at 14 Erb Street west, a building formerly owned by the Ontario Mutual Life Assurance Company. The file consists of one 1939 photograph of the employees of the head office of the Dominion Life Assurance Company in Waterloo, Ontario.
First Mennonite Church bible school : photograph The fonds consists of one photograph of students of the First Mennonite Church bible school. Students are shown outside in front of the church building.
23 photographs from the wedding of Gordon Fraser and Olive A. Rennie, June 20, 1946 at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Includes photographs of the church interior, as well as of the bridal party at the reception at the bride's home at 35 Fairview Ave., Kitchener. Also includes one mounted photograph of the wedding of George Biehn to Elva Capling, in which Gordon Fraser was best man.
One photograph of a section of King Street, Waterloo, Ont. showing recently completed paving work by Standardite Paving. Also visible in the photograph are streetcar tracks, early street lights and automobiles.
Kitchener-Waterloo Record Photographic Negative Collection Collection consists of over 2 million negatives taken between the years 1938 and 2001 by staff photographs at the Kitchener-Waterloo Record (now the Waterloo Region Record) and its predecessors. Includes photographs documenting a wide variety of activities, such as news events, community activities, new construction, human interest stories, and sports.
Knights of Columbus entertainment committee : photograph, by L.O'Keefe, Guelph, Can. The fonds consists of one photograph of the entertainment committee of the [Guelph?] Knights of Columbus. Photograph was taken March 1, 1917.
Personal Studio fonds In 1946 Robert Nicol and an old school friend opened a photographic studio, of which Nicol was the sole owner by the fall of 1946. Fonds consists of negatives and proof prints taken by Robert T.G. Nicol under the name of Personal Studio between 1946 and 1996. Studio, home portraits and candid photography of families and weddings, as well as commercial jobs for many local industries and businesses document comprehensively the growth and changes in the way of life in the Waterloo Region in the post-war era.
Sunnyside School : photograph The fonds consists of one photograph of students at Sunnyside School, taken September 29, 1944.