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City Engineer

Part of City of Winnipeg (1874-1971) fonds. Series consists of records created and maintained by the City Engineer and Engineering Department.

City Engineering Department flood scrapbooks and photographs

Series consists 6 subseries:

Subseries 53: Scrapbook A, 1948, 1950
Subseries 54: Scrapbook B, 1950
Subseries 55: Scrapbook [1950 flood photographs], 1950
Subseries 56: Scrapbook [1956 flood clippings], 1956
Subseries 57: Aerial photographs [1950 flood], 1949-1950
Subseries 58: 1950 flood photographs, 1950

Winnipeg (Man.). City Engineer

City Hall Press Cards

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of a handwritten list of the names of journalists issued press cards from circa 1959 until 1977. Included are thumbnail photographs of radio, print and television journalists and a few signed press cards. The entries are chronological.

Winnipeg (Man.). City Clerk's Department

City Solicitor

Forms part of Fonds 12. Series consists of correspondence and working papers of the City Solicitor for St. Boniface. The records document a wide variety of subject matter, including charter revisions, claims against the city, land and property matters, issues relating to rail transportation, social welfare and hospital cases.

Most of the records are in subject files and are generally in chronological order. In addition to subject files, there are files labeled “General Correspondence” that cover the period 1933 through to 1971. Each of these files contains correspondence on a variety of issues.

The social welfare files, 1934-1954, contain correspondence and case histories presented before the St. Boniface Juvenile Court for children in care; correspondence, case histories and decisions rendered by the Municipal Commissioner for hospitalization and expenses including liens for repayment; correspondence and case histories under the Wives and Children's Maintenance Act and the Child Welfare Act; correspondence and case histories regarding children under the care of the Children's Aid Society of Eastern Manitoba. The hospital file, 1937-1952, includes case histories as well as correspondence regarding actions by the City of St. Boniface to collect on delinquent hospital accounts.

St. Boniface (Man.)

City Surveyor

Series consists of correspondence, all of which relates to personnel matters including recommendations about specific individuals, wages and classifications, employment policies such as the so-called “Slave Pact” implemented after the strike in 1919, seniority lists and related staffing policies and practices.

Winnipeg (Man.). City Surveyor

City Treasurer

Forms part of Fonds 10. Series consists of files belonging to Alan Gill that record his various activities and responsibilities as City Treasurer of St. Vital. Following the City’s creation, Gill was appointed Treasurer in July 1963. Prior to that date this role was carried out by the Secretary-Treasurer and, for a brief time, the City Clerk. Council passed by-laws 7800 and 7801 in June 1964 that appear to formalize the separation of Clerk and Treasurer. After amalgamation with the City of Winnipeg in 1972, the Community of St. Vital continued to maintain this filing series.

According to The Municipal Act, the duties of the treasurer were to receive and safely keep all moneys belonging to the municipality, and pay out those moneys to such persons and in such manner as provided in the Act, and as the by-laws or resolutions of the council direct. Responsible for financial management, the City Treasurer maintained accounts and generated financial information as a means of advising council and others on financial matters.

Series arranged into three groupings. Copies of reports appear first, followed by two correspondence series. The latter series has a distinct alpha-numerical filing system in which the letter signifies the subject (ie: A for Acquisition of Land) and the number signifies the order. Other subjects include capital projects, development agreements, estimates, land sales, levies and assessment, Metropolitan Corporation, planning proposals, school board and zoning. Records related to departmental finances, personnel and hospital accounts also appear throughout this series.

St. Vital (Man.)

Civic Charities Endorsement Bureau

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of reports, forms and documentation submitted by organizations seeking permission to solicit funds from the citizens of Winnipeg. Included are application forms, annual and financial reports of organizations, correspondence directed to and sent from the Civic Charities Endorsement Bureau, minutes and verbatim reports of Bureau deliberations, telephone poll results regarding requests from organizations, and police reports on unsanctioned solicitation or suspected cases of fraud. For the most part, files are arranged alphabetically by organization name and cover a wide range of organization types from community clubs to service clubs, health care agencies, hospitals, homes for seniors and orphaned children, and organizations formed in aid of disasters in other countries. A secondary series of files labeled Miscellaneous, "A", "B", "C", etc. contains alphabetical files and correspondence from obscure groups or organizations. Bureau minutes are in chronological order, with minutes numbered sequentially each year. Early files of the Bureau were destroyed.

Winnipeg (Man.). Civic Charities Endorsement Bureau

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

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

Committee on Finance

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of the minutes, communications, and reports of the Committee on Finance, and the records of its sub-committee, the Committee on Finance Claims.

The minutes, communications, and reports of the Finance Committee contain a wide range of information relating to works undertaken by the City, program administration, policy implementation, employment practices, and fiscal accountability of the City for the provision of services under Committee jurisdiction.

The records consist of 4 subseries:

Subseries 34: Minutes, 1883-1906, 1919-1971.

Subseries 35: Communications, 1874-1971.

Subseries 36: Reports, 1874-1903.

Subseries 37: Committee on Finance Claims, 1954-1971.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Finance

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