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City of Winnipeg (1874-1971)

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  • Fonds
  • 1871-1971

Fonds 1 consists of administrative, legislative, financial and photographic records documenting the operation of the City of Winnipeg prior to amalgamation.

A substantial part of the fonds consists of records documenting the debates and decisions of Council, such as Council minutes and by-laws. Also included are minutes of the Board of Control, as well as minutes and reports of other standing and special committees of Council. These records cover a wide range of municipal functions, including finance, land use planning, public works, social services and other municipal services.

Some municipal responsibilities are documented in greater detail in departmental records or records of various boards and commissions. These include parks and recreation, public health and planning. General information about the City of Winnipeg, including elected representatives, history, and statistics can be found in City Clerk's Department records.

Records that document the financial history of the City include tax assessment records, auditors reports and financial statements.

Photographic records document the growth of the City and activities of elected officials, municipal employees, and citizens.

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.

D. W. (Bud) Steuart

Detached from page 152 of Water Works Scrapbook. A photograph of City employee D. W. (Bud) Steuart. Likely worked for the Water Works Department at one point. This black and white photograph shows Steuart posing in a residential area at winter time. Inscription (on recto): "Bud". Caption: "D. W. Steuart, Entered Service 28 May 1911, Left Service June 5, 191[7], On Active Service for King & Country." Date of photograph is approximate, [ca. 1917].

Members and Officials of the Council of the City of Winnipeg, 1874

Photograph shows Francis Cornish, Mayor, Alderman James Ashdown, Alderman John Cameron, Alderman William Gomez Fonseca, Alderman John Higgins, Alderman Alexander Logan, Alderman James McLenaghan, Alderman John More, Alderman Robert Mulvey, Alderman Thomas Scott, Alderman Andrew Strang, Alderman Herbert Swinford, Alderman William Thibadeau, Alderman Archibald Wright. Mr. A.M. Brown, City Clerk, Lyster Hayward, Chamberlain, James S. Ramsay, Chamberlain, Henry (Harry) Kirk, Messenger, Alex Brown, Assessor, D. M. Walker, Solicitor, Colin F. Strang, Auditor, D.B. Murray, Chief of Police, Willoughby Clark, Assessor, (unreadable), Auditor, Thomas Parr, City Engineer.

Civic Strike of 1918

Contains letters from various different people and organizations related to the civic strike that took place from May to June, 1918.

Winnipeg (Man.)

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