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City of Winnipeg (1874-1971) Series
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Advisory Traffic Commission

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of minutes, by-laws, correspondence and reports for the Advisory Traffic Commission (1936-1947).

Newspaper clippings were pasted into volumes by the creator or attached to pages with tape. Series is arranged numerically (or chronologically by date of creation).

Series consists of three sub-series:

Sub-Series 27: Minutes, 1936-1947
Sub-Series 28: By-Laws, 1936-1947
Sub-Series 29: Correspondence, 1936-1947

Winnipeg (Man.). Advisory Traffic Commission

Better Housing Commission

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series documents implementation of The Minimum Standard of Housing By-law through the Better Housing Commission. Records consist of Orders of Non-Conformance to owners of residences, appeals made by building owners, and letters regarding decisions on appeals made by the Commission. The records are generally in chronological order, but not entirely. Some documents with various dates were originally stapled together as cases were heard at specific meetings.

Winnipeg (Man.). Better Housing Commission

Board of Control

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of the Minutes and corresponding packfiles, and communications files, of the City of Winnipeg's Board of Control.

Groups of records in this series include bound minute books (1907-1918) which record the minutes of Board of Control meetings, and refer to corresponding Packfiles which contain detailed records of the many responsibilities and transactions of the executive body of the city council. These numbered files include letters sent and received, board of valuation and revision forms, blueprints, accounts, financial reports and weekly water statistics.

A second group of Packfiles consists of Communications records (1906-1915), which correspond with Letter Registers.

A third group of Packfiles consists of the Board of Control Appropriation Balances.

Bound volumes include the Board of Control Claims Committee, Board of Control Costs Records, Record of Works Ordered, and Letter Registers.

Winnipeg (Man.). Board of Control

By-laws

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of by-laws for the City of Winnipeg pre-unicity (1874-1971). By-laws are municipal laws that were passed or amended by City Council. By-laws relate to City land development, regulations, local improvements, street names/openings/closings, authorization of agreements, finance/taxation, governance/administration, and amendments to previous by-laws.

Original by-laws dating 1874-1971 exist in a set of trifolds and are numbered 1-19876. By-laws are numbered chronologically according to date created.

Winnipeg (Man.)

City Engineer

Part of City of Winnipeg (1874-1971) fonds. Series consists of records created and maintained by the City Engineer and Engineering Department.

City Engineering Department flood scrapbooks and photographs

Series consists 6 subseries:

Subseries 53: Scrapbook A, 1948, 1950
Subseries 54: Scrapbook B, 1950
Subseries 55: Scrapbook [1950 flood photographs], 1950
Subseries 56: Scrapbook [1956 flood clippings], 1956
Subseries 57: Aerial photographs [1950 flood], 1949-1950
Subseries 58: 1950 flood photographs, 1950

Winnipeg (Man.). City Engineer

City Hall Press Cards

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of a handwritten list of the names of journalists issued press cards from circa 1959 until 1977. Included are thumbnail photographs of radio, print and television journalists and a few signed press cards. The entries are chronological.

Winnipeg (Man.). City Clerk's Department

City Surveyor

Series consists of correspondence, all of which relates to personnel matters including recommendations about specific individuals, wages and classifications, employment policies such as the so-called “Slave Pact” implemented after the strike in 1919, seniority lists and related staffing policies and practices.

Winnipeg (Man.). City Surveyor

Civic Charities Endorsement Bureau

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of reports, forms and documentation submitted by organizations seeking permission to solicit funds from the citizens of Winnipeg. Included are application forms, annual and financial reports of organizations, correspondence directed to and sent from the Civic Charities Endorsement Bureau, minutes and verbatim reports of Bureau deliberations, telephone poll results regarding requests from organizations, and police reports on unsanctioned solicitation or suspected cases of fraud. For the most part, files are arranged alphabetically by organization name and cover a wide range of organization types from community clubs to service clubs, health care agencies, hospitals, homes for seniors and orphaned children, and organizations formed in aid of disasters in other countries. A secondary series of files labeled Miscellaneous, "A", "B", "C", etc. contains alphabetical files and correspondence from obscure groups or organizations. Bureau minutes are in chronological order, with minutes numbered sequentially each year. Early files of the Bureau were destroyed.

Winnipeg (Man.). Civic Charities Endorsement Bureau

Committee on Finance

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of the minutes, communications, and reports of the Committee on Finance, and the records of its sub-committee, the Committee on Finance Claims.

The minutes, communications, and reports of the Finance Committee contain a wide range of information relating to works undertaken by the City, program administration, policy implementation, employment practices, and fiscal accountability of the City for the provision of services under Committee jurisdiction.

The records consist of 4 subseries:

Subseries 34: Minutes, 1883-1906, 1919-1971.

Subseries 35: Communications, 1874-1971.

Subseries 36: Reports, 1874-1903.

Subseries 37: Committee on Finance Claims, 1954-1971.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Finance

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