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1950 flood photographs

Subseries consists of photographs collected and maintained by the City Engineering Department as a record of the 1950 flood. Photographs primarily document flooded areas in Winnipeg, showing street views, buildings, bridges, and other details related to the built environment. All photographs were taken by Harold K. White Studio.

ATC By-laws

Forms part of Fonds 1, Series 154. Sub-Series consists of traffic by-laws, including annotated and/or consolidated versions of by-laws no. 14213 and 14932 (1936-1947).

Series is arranged numerically (or chronologically by date of creation). All by-laws were kept in their original books.

ATC Correspondence

Forms part of Fonds 1, Series 154. Sub-Series consists of all surviving correspondence and reports for the Advisory Traffic Commission (1936-1947).

Series is arranged numerically (or chronologically by date of creation).

ATC Minutes

Forms part of Fonds 1, Series 154. Sub-Series consists of all surviving minutes for the Advisory Traffic Commission (1936-1947).

Series is arranged numerically (or chronologically by date of creation). All minutes were removed from their original binders and placed in acid free folders.

Aerial photographs [1950 flood]

Subseries consists of black and white aerial photographs, maps, and communications that were created, collected and/or maintained by the City Engineering Department as a record of the 1950 flood. Aerial photographs provide a comprehensive view of Winnipeg and surrounding areas. They capture details related to flooding, the street system, and the built environment. Smaller details like the condition of buildings and signs are not visible. Aerial photographs were taken in May 1950 by an unknown photographer. A key grid for the aerial photographs is included.

A few letters and reports from City Engineer W.D. Hurst appear in this series, including a copy of his report The Red River Valley Flood Problem (March 31, 1949).

Winnipeg (Man.). City Engineer

Building Inspection, Demolished Buildings, Plans

Subseries consists of architectural plans submitted to the City of Winnipeg by persons proposing to construct new buildings or renovate existing structures, all of which have since been demolished. Included are plans for such notable buildings as the Eaton's store on Portage Avenue, the Merchant's Bank on Lombard Avenue, the old Children's Hospital at Redwood and Aberdeen, as well as plans for a variety of schools, theatres, factories and odd civic structures like comfort stations (public washrooms).

Atchison, John D.

By-laws

Forms part of Series 26, Fonds 1. Subseries consists of By-laws passed by the Public Parks Board and the Winnipeg Board of Parks and Recreation.

Committee on Finance Claims

Forms part of Series 54. Subseries consists of the packfiles of the Committee on Finance Claims, a sub-committee of the Committee on Finance. Packfiles include communications records. Minutes for the sub-committee may be found within the Minute books of the Committee on Finance.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Finance

Communications

Forms part of Series 176. Subseries consists of Communications packfiles of the Committee on Public Utilities, as well as Communications records of the Committee on Utilities and Personnel which was formed in 1960 to perform the combined functions of the then former Committees on Public Utilities and Personnel and Legislation. Communications files contain letters sent and received, blueprints, and reports relating to city utilities and local improvements.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Public Utilities

Communications

Forms part of Series 179. Series consists of the communications packfiles of the Committee on Public Safety. Records include letters sent and received, plans, photographs, petitions, reports, printed copies of by-laws, and reports on transit routes.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Public Safety

Communications

Series consists of the communications packfiles of the Committee on Legislation and Reception, and Committee on Personnel and Legislation, as the Committee was later named. Records include letters sent and received by the Committees, reports of committees, files on royal visits, copies of telegrams, petitions about adult suffrage, nominations for Employees' representative on the Employer-Employee Advisory Board.

Legislation files typically consist of correspondence with City Council and the provincial government and occasionally with the governments of other jurisdictions in Canada as well as draft copies of legislation and correspondence with members of the public.

Personnel files include staffing and salary recommendations from City departments, negotiations with unions as well as various reports on employee salaries and working conditions. These include information about specific employees as well as about general positions and job classes.

Files relating to receptions may include correspondence with visitors, invoices from suppliers, programs and menus, photographs, architectural drawings or artefacts such as buttons and ribbons.

In 1958 the duties of the Committee on Personnel and Legislation were taken over by the Committee on Finance. In 1960 the Standing Committee on Utilities and Personnel was formed by By-Law 18236 to perform the combined functions of the former Committee on Personnel and Legislation and Committee on Public Works.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Legislation and Reception

Communications

Forms part of Series 181. Subseries consists of the communications packfiles of the Committee on Public Improvement its predecessors for the years 1903-1971. Records include blueprints, petitions, correspondence sent and received, and reports on applications for public improvements.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Public Works

Communications

Forms part of Series 1. Subseries consists of all surviving correspondence directed toward the Committee on Public Health and Welfare. The correspondence dates from the first year of the City of Winnipeg's incorporation, 1874, until its final year as a unique entity, 1971. The correspondence covers a wide variety of topics including matters relating to health and welfare and the Health Department after it was formed in 1900, but also the formation and management of markets, bath houses and comfort stations; library operations and staffing; licensing issues and inspections; complaints about noise, smoke and other nuisances; and, Health Department staff appointments, requests for leave and general staffing issues.

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

Communications

Forms part of Series 11, Fonds 1. Subseries consists of correspondence, reports and architectural and site plans regarding housing availability, construction and maintenance for housing under the control of the City of Winnipeg. It also contains information on various programs of municipal, provincial and federal governments as they tried to address housing scarcity issues; for example, Wartime Housing Ltd. In later years, family and individual case histories for people seeking shelter are included in the files. The records are in chronological order.

Winnipeg (Man.). Special Committee on Housing Conditions

Communications

Forms part of Series 54. Subseries consists of Communications packfiles from the Committee on Finance. Packfiles include letters, estimates, and reports from other committees and organizations.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Finance

Communications

Forms part of Series 26, Fonds 1. Subseries consists of bound letter press volumes and loose correspondence of the Winnipeg Board of Parks and Recreation.

Communications

Forms part of Series 98. Subseries consists of Communications packfiles from the Committee on Urban Renewal and Redevelopment. Packfiles include plans, photographs, petitions, reports, letters sent and received, printed copies of by-laws and reports on transit routes.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Urban Renewal and Redevelopment

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.

Fact Finding Board on Housing Conditions

Forms part of Series 11, Fonds 1. Subseries consists of minutes, correspondence, reports on housing availability and costs for emergency housing, transcripts of public meetings and a copy of the final report of the Fact Finding Board. The records are in chronological order.

Winnipeg (Man.). Special Committee on Housing Conditions

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