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Metropolitan Corporation Photographs and Materials

Series consists of photographs created, commissioned, or otherwise collected by the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg for promotional and internal use, as well as some accompanying textual material. Photographs are primarily prints, but also include negatives and slides. Photographs consist largely of Winnipeg parks, streets, bridges, city employees, Metro Councilors and Administration. Most promotional photographs have cut lines or captions provided for publication purposes.

A very small number of photographs were taken before and after the Metropolitan Corporation era (1960-1971). The older photographs were gathered for promotional purposes and the more recent photographs were likely added by the Information Services section.

Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg (Man.). Information Officer

Oversized Items

Series consists of a scrapbook commemorating the opening of the Grace hospital, a photograph collage of Winnipeg recreation spaces, and large photographs of Parks Board employees.

A City at Leisure

Series consists of photographs collected by Catherine Macdonald and used to author the book, “A City at Leisure: An Illustrated History of Parks and Recreation Services in Winnipeg, 1893-1993”. The book was coordinated by the History and Archives subcommittee of the 100th Anniversary Committee of the Parks and Recreation Department to celebrate the department’s 100th anniversary. The subcommittee began its work in 1993 and the book was published in 1995. The photographs were reproduced from various sources including the Archives of Manitoba.

Agreements and Contracts

Forms part of Fonds 15. Series consists of numbered contracts and agreements entered into by the Greater Winnipeg Water District. Contracts and agreements are typically for the supply of building materials such as steel rails, steel splice bars or telephone lines, as well as for specific projects like the construction of a gate house or for clearance of a right-of-way. Plans and specifications are included with some contracts. The series is incomplete.

Greater Winnipeg Water District

By-laws

Series consists of 269 numbered by-laws of the Greater Winnipeg Water District. Two indices are available: Index to By-Laws 1-163 and Index to By-Laws 164-258. The last eleven by-laws are not included in either index. The indices list by-laws in number order and provide a description of their purpose. By-laws were drafted for a variety of reasons, including appointments to District boards, to define duties of District officers, to borrow and/or spend money, to establish rates for municipalities served by the District, and to repeal existing District by-laws.

Greater Winnipeg Water District

Public Safety Building Time Capsule

Series consists of the following: 1) copper time capsule with tin/lead solder 2) audio recording of the laying of the cornerstone ceremony held on November 30, 1965, 3) envelope submitted by the Police Department containing a list and photos of employees and a photo of the Rupert Avenue Police Station (now demolished), 4) envelope submitted by the Fire Department containing a list and photos of employees, cap badges, uniform buttons, and a procedure manual, 5) envelope submitted by the Signals Department containing a list of employees, 6) envelope submitted by the City Magistrate containing a list and photos of employees and court statistics from 1964.

Winnipeg (Man.)

Mayoral Portraits

Subseries consists of portraits of the Mayors of Winnipeg. They are of various sizes, generally 30-50 inches by 30-50 inches. The portraits began to be painted in 1902 and were subsequently painted as each Mayor sat in office.The first 29 portraits were painted by V.A. Long. The rest were painting by various artists.

Winnipeg (Man.). Mayor's Office

Press Releases

Subseries consists of press releases issued by the office of Mayor Stephen Juba and related documentation, including correspondence and proclamations (1956-1970). Not all of the press releases are final or official copies. A number of them are unsigned. Some draft copies and miscellaneous records on file.

The Mayor’s Office issued press releases as a means of distributing information to the media and the public. Press releases record announcements and statements on a range of topics, such as special occasions, current events, and city projects.

Winnipeg (Man.). Mayor's Office

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

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