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Subject Files

Forms part of Fonds 10. Series consists primarily of both incoming and outgoing correspondence created and maintained by the Rural Municipality and City of St. Vital. Files document communications and transactions between St. Vital and various parties (ie: residents, businesses, local clubs and associations, and other governments) as well as municipal administration and council business. Reports, agreements, briefs, petitions, town and building plans, and copies of minutes also appear in this series.

Series appears to have served as the central filing system for St. Vital. Most files created on the basis of subject or office of primary importance and arranged in alphabetical order. Large file groupings assembled on the Elm Park Bridge, Offers to Purchase, Province of Manitoba, Flood, Schools and Tenders as well as other records with a similar provenance were put back into this series. General correspondence with residents often filed by letter according to name of sender or recipient.

Recordkeeping appears haphazard with most files dating from the fifties and sixties and others going back to the twenties, possibly indicating previous appraisal(s). Files created after the City’s amalgamation in 1972 removed.

St. Vital (Man.)

Subject Files

Forms part of Fonds 3. Series consists primarily of both incoming and outgoing correspondence created and maintained by the Rural Municipality of Charleswood. Files relate to the main functions of the RM, including assessment and taxation, town planning, local improvements, public works, elections, municipal aid, etc. Other files document municipal administration and Council business. Many of the records document the intersections between the RM and residents of Charleswood as well as its relationship with other levels of government and both public and private bodies. Other record types include reports, agreements and legal records, petitions, town and building plans, and photographs.

Series appears to have served as the central filing system for the RM of Charleswood. Each file was given a subject heading and arranged in alphabetical order by the creator. Correspondence with individual residents or other entities was often filed by letter (ie: "A" Miscellaneous). This recordkeeping system was repeated every year from 1949-1971 with some files being carried over. Like subject headings brought together by the archivist. Files created after the City's amalgamation in 1972 removed.

Charleswood (Man.)

Town Planning Files

Forms part of Fonds 3. Series consists of files created and maintained by the Rural Municipality of Charleswood that document the town planning function. It includes minutes of the Town Planning Advisory Committee, town planning schemes, and project files. Reference files and books of sewer connection permit numbers also appear. File contents are predominantly textual but include numerous urban plans. Much of the correspondence is between the RM of Charleswood and the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Metro).

When applicable, records were removed from bound volumes and placed in folders. Minutes of the Town Planning Advisory Committee appear first, followed by general files, town planning schemes, permit numbers books, and project files. Original order of the project files was preserved. Oversized items housed in separate container.

Charleswood (Man.)

Valuation Forms

Forms part of Fonds 10. Series consists of valuation and census forms that document, in part, the property assessment function. Forms are initialed by the assessor and record details about the property and the occupants, including outlines of buildings, name and occupation of owners and tenants, assessed value of land and buildings, etc.

Series contains valuation files (1938-1947) and valuation books (1948-1957) that were organized according to township or plan. Books were taken apart and their contents placed in folders.

St. Vital (Man.)

Volunteer Aid and Relief Fund Committee

Series consists of two reports to Council regarding fund raising efforts and distribution of relief funds to the families of volunteers serving with the 90th Winnipeg Battalion of Rifles and the Winnipeg Field Battery during the North-West Rebellion (North-West Resistance) of 1885.

Winnipeg (Man.). Volunteer Aid and Relief Fund Committee

Volunteer Division

Forms part of Fonds 24. Series V consists of records created in the years 2001-2002 to serve the Division’s purpose of identifying, recruiting, and training Volunteers to serve at the 2002 NAIG. Records mainly relate to accreditation and document the activities of the Volunteer Committee.

North American Indigenous Games Host Society (Winnipeg), Inc.

Winnipeg Board of Parks and Recreation

Forms part of Fonds 1. The Winnipeg Board of Parks and Recreation was responsible for managing all public parks located in the City of Winnipeg. The Board had the power to employ appropriate staff; pass by-laws regarding the use, protection and governance of City parks; assess and levy rates to cover costs for park improvements; and to acquire, expropriate and dispose of land for park purposes. The Board was required to keep records regarding its decisions and financial transactions.

The minutes, by-laws, communications and reports of the Winnipeg Board of Parks and Recreation trace the development of public park space in Winnipeg.

The records consist of five sub-series:

Sub-Series 10:Minutes, 1893-1964

Sub-Series 11:Minutes, Standing and Special Committees, 1893-1964

Sub-Series 12:Communications, 1901-1931. Bound Letter Press volumes and loose correspondence

Sub-Series 13: Reports, 1892-1971

Sub-Series 14:By-Laws, 1928-1963

Winnipeg (Man.). Board of Parks and Recreation

Winnipeg Traffic Commission

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of minutes, correspondence, reports, by-laws and notes for the Winnipeg Traffic Commission (1954-1971). By-laws are certified true copies.

Series arranged according to original order.

Series consists of two sub-series:

Sub-Series 30: Minutes, (1954-1971).
Sub Series 31: Correspondence, (1957-1971).

Winnipeg (Man.). Winnipeg Traffic Commission

Winnipeg War Memorial Committee

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of minutes and communications of the Winnipeg War Memorial Committee and its two working committees: Site Committee and Design Committee. Included are reports, letters and newspaper clippings regarding site selection, the design competition and award, construction, unveiling ceremony, and committee wrap-up in August of 1929. The records are in chronological order.

Winnipeg (Man.). Winnipeg War Memorial Committee

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