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Community and Race Relations Committee

Forms part of Fonds 2. Series contains records that were created, received, and managed by the Community and Race Relations Committee and its predecessors during their operations. Common record types in this series include correspondence, reports, copy of minutes, press releases, and case files.

Winnipeg (Man.). Community and Race Relations Committee

Council Minutes

Forms part of Fonds 2. Series includes City of Winnipeg Council Minute books dating 1874-1971, which briefly recount the happenings of council meetings and are the official, legal record of decisions made by Council. Decisions recorded involve how the city is governed, how resources are allocated, and how services are delivered to residents. Minutes also refer to topics debated, reports considered, by-laws introduced, communications received, decisions reached and votes taken during council meetings. Council minutes are a rich and detailed source of information about the history of the City of Winnipeg, and provide understanding of issues past and present in city politics.


Forms part of Fonds 3. Series consists of all surviving by-laws for the Rural Municipality of Charleswood (no. 1 to no. 1779*). These documents authorized and regulated the activities of Council and the running of municipal affairs. Included are agreements and contracts, urban plans, and additional textual records. By-laws were subject to provincial legislation and therefore orders of approval issued by the Municipal and Public Utility Board and, after 1959, the Municipal Board of Manitoba regularly appear.

Records were removed from bound volumes and placed in folders. By-laws are filed numerically (or chronologically by date of creation) with the contents of files 59-88 appearing in reverse chronological order.

*Missing no. 32, 84, 93, 100-141, 143-144, 156-151, 153-220, 222-226, 228-234, 236-244, 246-264, 266-299, 383, 389-391, 396, 407, 424-425, 429, 452, 522, 579, 763, 795, 802, 818, 824, 834, 853, 861-869, 936, 1046, 1102, 1125, 1128, 1351.

Charleswood (Man.)

Development Agreements

Forms part of Fonds 3. Series consists of development agreements between the Rural Municipality of Charleswood and various developers like Parklands Limited, Quality Construction, Suzuki Brothers, etc. It documents transactions related to residential development and other projects, including the construction of the Westdale Recreational Centre. File contents are predominantly textual (agreements, correspondence, etc.) but contain numerous urban plans as well. Some of the files remained active after the 1971 amalgamation and appear to have been copied and/or maintained by the City Clerk's Department.

Development agreements arranged by archivist into alphabetical order according to developer or project. Agreements between the City of Winnipeg and developers removed.

Charleswood (Man.)


Forms part of Fonds 3. Series consists of photographs collected by the Rural Municipality of Charleswood and not filed in any recordkeeping system. The majority of photographs are aerial shots but series also includes photographs of council members.

Photographs were removed from envelopes and placed in folders by archivist. The original groupings were preserved.

Charleswood (Man.)

Public Works and Local Improvements Files

Forms part of Fonds 3. Series consists of project files for various local improvements and specifications for public works projects in the Rural Municipality of Charleswood. Local improvement project files include correspondence, legal and financial records, petitions, public notices, tenders, drawings/plans, etc. Specifications for public works were assembled into packages by the Templeton Engineering Company, a consulting firm. These packages contain instructions to bidders, tender forms, agreements as well as other sections describing general conditions and special provisions. Drawings/plans commonly appear in packages.

Local improvement project files appear first, followed by specifications for public works projects. Original order was maintained by preserving the three alphabetical filing systems that comprise the local improvement project files, one of which has a distinct alpha-numeric filing system. Specifications for public works projects appear in chronological order. Files belonging to the City of Winnipeg removed.

Charleswood (Man.)

Election Records

Forms part of Fonds 7. Series consists of Voters Lists for the Town of Tuxedo. Voters lists contain the names of all persons in the assessment rolls for the town. Voters Lists for the following years are missing: 1924-1929, 1933, 1935, 1970 and 1971.

Tuxedo (Man.)


Forms part of Fonds 7. Series consists of Minutes for the Council of the Town of Tuxedo. Interfiled with the minutes are various election records including nomination papers and Oaths of Office. Audited statements are included for some years.

Tuxedo (Man.)

Financial Statements

Forms part of Fonds 7. Series consists of all surviving financial statements reflecting the financial operations of the Town of Tuxedo. The auditors’ reports and statements of accounts date from 1914 until the town’s final year as a unique entity, 1971.

Included are Annual Financial Statements and Reports sent to ratepayers with their annual tax bill.

Tuxedo (Man.)

General Correspondence

Forms part of Fonds 7. Series consists of all surviving correspondence directed toward the Town of Tuxedo. The correspondence dates from the first year of the Town of Tuxedo’s incorporation, 1913, until 1974, slightly beyond its final year as a unique entity, 1971. The correspondence covers a wide variety of topics relating to the establishment of the town, health, schools, snow removal and taxation, with the greatest attention given to land development and all related issues. The records are arranged alphabetically by subject.

Included at the end of this series is early correspondence, 1914 to 1947, relating to public works and includes seven agreements.

Tuxedo (Man.)

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