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Reports, Speeches, Pamphlets

Forms part of Collection 9: Series consists of reports, speeches and pamphlets created or acquired by Chief Commissioner Richard Frost during his tenure with the Board of Commissioners of the City of Winnipeg. The records are in chronological order. Also included are communications and reports with file codes and communications and reports without associated file codes.

The records document high level planning undertaken by the Board of Commissioners for the City of Winnipeg. Issues and subject areas covered include: workforce structure and human resource planning; financial analysis; performance analysis; professional development; capital project planning; taxation analysis; city planning; emergency planning; flood management; governance issues.

Frost, Richard L. (Rick)

Bound Correspondence

Forms part of Collection 9: Series consists of 21 bound volumes of correspondence created or received by Chief Commissioner Richard Frost during his tenure with the Board of Commissioners of the City of Winnipeg. The correspondence is in chronological order.

The correspondence documents the leadership role of the Board of Commissioners and contains advice to Council on key issues; proposed and initiated administrative changes and improvements; crisis management; executive mentorship; fiscal management; coordination of service delivery; financial performance; professional development; capital project planning; city planning; flood management; and, governance issues.

Frost, Richard L. (Rick)

Class recital programs

Forms part of Collection 10. Series consists of records showing the recitals performed by Alice Weir’s students and their locations. Each year Weir’s students performed at various locations throughout the City of Winnipeg.

Weir, Alice

International performances pamphlets

Forms part of Collection 10. Series includes programs of different recitals and performances attended by Weir during her time as a dance instructor. She attended these performances with her mother in such places as New York City, Paris and London.

Weir, Alice

Class and recital photographs

Forms part of Collection 10. Series consists of various photographs of Alice Weir and the many students who attended her classes. The photographs of performers in different themed costumes demonstrate the varied ages of Weir’s students. The costumes were designed and created by Weir’s mother.

Weir, Alice

Biographical information

Forms part of Collection 10. Series primarily consists of local newspaper clippings regarding Weir and her dance studio in Winnipeg. It also includes handwritten notes by Weir with her instructions for dance recitals and classes. Series contains a biography of Weir written by her daughter as well.

Weir, Alice

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

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

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