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City of Winnipeg (1874-1971)
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Minutes

Forms part of Series 1. Subseries consists of minutes for the Committee on Public Health and Welfare, a standing committee of Council. Committee responsibilities changed periodically over the years. As well, the name of the committee changed several times, and this is reflected in the minutes. Minutes typically follow a Council year, as standing committees were struck at the first meeting of each new Council.

1876-1878Board of Health
1879-1882Health, Relief and Cemetery Committee
1883-1886Committee on Health and Relief
1887-1905Health, Market and License Committee (sometimes Market, License and Health Committee)
1905-1908Public Health Committee
1909-1957Committee on Health
1958-1971Committee on Public Health and Welfare

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Public Health and Welfare

Committee on Public Health and Welfare

Forms part of Fonds 1. The duties of the Committee on Public Health and Welfare were: to consider and report to Council on matters pertaining to public health, sanitation, licensing, public markets and weigh houses, comfort stations, and some library matters; to report to Council on the work of the Health Department after its formation in 1900; to act as an agent for the Dominion and/or Provincial governments; to liaise with agencies outside of Winnipeg that received or provided services; and to assist persons on social assistance to find employment.

The minutes, communications and reports of the Committee on Public Health and Welfare and the City of Winnipeg Health Department trace decision making, program administration and fiscal accountability of the City for the provision of services under Committee jurisdiction.

The records consist of three sub-series:

Sub-Series 1:Minutes, 1876-1971

Sub-Series 2:Committee on Public Health and Welfare Communications, 1874-1971. Files arranged variously in chronological or file number order.

Sub-Series 3:Reports, Monthly and Annual, Health Department, 1908-1968.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Public Health and Welfare

Reports

Forms part of Series 1. Subseries consists of Health Department Reports submitted to the Committee on Public Health and Welfare. Reports are present for every year with the exception of 1932, for which there are no surviving reports. Annual reports appear for every year except 1939-1947, however complete monthly reports are present for that entire period, and beyond. A monthly periodical, Bulletin, was issued by the Department of Public Health beginning in August, 1911 and continued until at least 1921; copies are present 1911-1918. Photographs are plentiful in the volumes for 1908-1926. Special Reports reflect the health concerns of the time, and include research which was compiled to address health and welfare issues. The name of the department changed periodically over the years:

1908-1918Department of Public Health
1919-1928City Health Department
1929-1938Health Department
1939-1952City Health Department
1953-1971Health Department.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Public Health and Welfare

Election Records

Forms part of Fonds 1: Series consists of records created, accumulated and used by the City Clerk's Department to run elections for Mayor, Councilors and School Trustees and to record the vote on money by-laws, referenda and plebiscites. The records document the development of election processes including those designed to implement proportional representation in 1920; disputes regarding the counting of the vote and judicial recounts; nomination papers and oaths of office; staffing of election polls; preparation of voters lists; sample posters, ballots and other documentation created to facilitate the electoral process; and voters lists.

The records consist of three sub-series:

Sub-Series 4:Nominations and Results, 1874-1970

Sub-Series 5: Election Working Papers, 1874-1970

Sub-Series 6:Voters Lists, 1881-1970

Winnipeg (Man.). City Clerk's Department

Special Committee on Post-War Reconstruction

Forms part of Fonds 1. The series consists of communications relating to project identification, coordination and planning for post-war reconstruction within the City of Winnipeg. The records are in three folders labeled A49, A49(2) and A49(3). Communications are arranged in chronological order.

File code (creator): A49.

Winnipeg (Man.). Special Committee on Post-War Reconstruction

St. James - Winnipeg Airport Commission

Forms part of Fonds 1. The series documents the development of Stevenson Field, which later became the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport. Records consist of communications, plans and agreements relating to the development of the airport, operation of the airport by Transport Canada, and eventual transfer of control to the Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc. in 1997. An Index to File Numbers is included. Records were organized alphabetically by subject, each of which was assigned a number, and files were organized in file number order (in practice, the letter "A" precedes the file number). Files with no file number follow those with file numbers.

St. James - Winnipeg Airport Commission

Nominations and Results

Forms part of Series 2, Fonds 1: Subseries consists of records created, accumulated and used by the City Clerk's Department to run elections for Mayor and Councilors (Aldermen) and, after 1891, for School Trustees for Winnipeg School Division No. 1. The records document the nomination process for candidates in all three races, procedures for voting on money by-laws and plebiscites, and the various methods and administrative tools developed to count the vote; from 1920 on, the City of Winnipeg used proportional representation and records trace methods used to calculate quota and transfer votes until a candidate was elected. Records also document judicial recounts, basic administrative processes like ballot destruction after election results were official, and recording Oaths of Office for elected members of Council.

Winnipeg (Man.). City Clerk's Department

Special Committee on Street Railway Transportation Matters

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of communications, rough minutes, publicity and reports relating to the City of Winnipeg's intention to lease or purchase the Winnipeg Electric Company, the Suburban Rapid Transit Co., the Winnipeg, Selkirk and Lake Winnipeg Railway Co., the Manitoba Power Co., and the Northwestern Power Co.; issues arising out of the Greater Winnipeg Transit Bill before the provincial legislature; issues arising out of Municipal and Public Utility Board reports on passenger transportation in Greater Winnipeg; competition between taxicabs and the street railway system; and the Winnipeg Electric Company's proposal for a new transportation franchise. The records are arranged in chronological order with some folders relating specifically to publicity.

File code (creator): A9.

Winnipeg (Man.). Special Committee on Street Railway Transportation Matters

Special Committee on Housing Conditions

Forms part of Fonds 1. The series consists of communications, reports and plans created and received by the Special Committee on Housing Conditions between 1933 and 1957. Included are reports and publications regarding housing issues in Winnipeg and other jurisdictions, records of the Winnipeg Housing Company Limited, minutes and report of the Fact Finding Board of 1947, reports of the Emergency Housing Department, and numerous architectural and site plans for proposed housing projects. The file code for this special committee was A19 (missing are volumes 2-11).

The records consist of 3 sub-series:

Sub-Series 18:Winnipeg Housing Company Limited, 1931-1945
Sub-Series 19:Fact Finding Board in Respect of Housing in General in Winnipeg, 1947
Sub-Series 20:Communications, 1941-1957

Winnipeg (Man.). Special Committee on Housing Conditions

Election Working Papers

Forms part of Series 2, Fonds 1: Subseries consists of records created, accumulated and used by the City Clerk's Department to run elections for Mayor, Councillors (Aldermen) and School Trustees for Winnipeg School Division No. 1. The records document the process of managing elections including the development of voting procedures, sample ballots and forms, the identification of sites for polls, hiring and training of election workers, complaints, and public notices and publicity for elections.

Winnipeg (Man.). City Clerk's Department

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