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Nominations and Results

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 and Councilors (Aldermen) and, after 1891, for School Trustees for Winnipeg School Division No. 1. The records document the nomination process for candidates in all three races, procedures for voting on money by-laws and plebiscites, and the various methods and administrative tools developed to count the vote; from 1920 on, the City of Winnipeg used proportional representation and records trace methods used to calculate quota and transfer votes until a candidate was elected. Records also document judicial recounts, basic administrative processes like ballot destruction after election results were official, and recording Oaths of Office for elected members of Council.

Winnipeg (Man.). City Clerk's Department

Voters Lists

Forms part of Series 2, Fonds 1: Subseries consists of Voters Lists or Lists of Electors which were compiled for each civic election and used to determine eligibility to vote. Lists were compiled using assessment information. Lists are arranged by ward and poll and offer limited information such as the names of all those eligible to vote. In certain years, the occupation of each eligible voter is also recorded.

Winnipeg (Man.). City Clerk's Department

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.

Election Records

Forms part of Fonds 1: Series consists of records created, accumulated and used by the City Clerk's Department to run elections for Mayor, Councilors and School Trustees and to record the vote on money by-laws, referenda and plebiscites. The records document the development of election processes including those designed to implement proportional representation in 1920; disputes regarding the counting of the vote and judicial recounts; nomination papers and oaths of office; staffing of election polls; preparation of voters lists; sample posters, ballots and other documentation created to facilitate the electoral process; and voters lists.

The records consist of three sub-series:

Sub-Series 4:Nominations and Results, 1874-1970

Sub-Series 5: Election Working Papers, 1874-1970

Sub-Series 6:Voters Lists, 1881-1970

Winnipeg (Man.). City Clerk's Department

Rover Street Sub Station

A photograph of the Rover Street hydro station, surrounded by water, during the 1950 flood. A group of people are walking on the sandbag dike that surrounds the building.

Harold K. White Studio

Rover Sub Station

A photograph of the Rover Street hydro station, surrounded by water, during the 1950 flood.

Harold K. White Studio

Foot of Robert Street (Galt Ave)

A photograph of the Eaton's printing plant and warehouse on Robert Street (Galt Avenue) during the 1950 flood. The building is surrounded by a sandbag dike and water.

Harold K. White Studio

106 River Avenue

A photograph taken during the 1950 flood, showing 105 River Avenue. Item is 8 of 8 photographs on page 87 of scrapbook.

128 River Avenue

A photograph taken during the 1950 flood, showing 128 River Avenue. Item is 6 of 8 photographs on page 87 of scrapbook.

[Legislative Assembly of Assiniboia]

Photograph shows (Front row, L-R): Robert O'Lone, Paul Proulx. (Centre row, L-R): Pierre Poitras, John Bruce, Louis Riel, John O'Donoghue, Fran'ois Dauphinais. (Rear row, L-R): Bonnet Tromage, Pierre de Lorme, Thomas Bunn, Xavier Page, Baptiste Beauchemin, Baptiste Tournond, Joseph (Thomas?) Spence. (Source: Library and Archives Canada / PA-012854).

Photograph is dated [1870] and taken by Joseph Langevin.

Recording of cornerstone laying ceremony taken at the time of placing the stone

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Item consists of an audio recording of the laying of the cornerstone ceremony held on November 30, 1965 at the Public Safety Building. It records the voices of Mayor Stephen Juba, Chief Constable George Blow, Fire Chief Cecil Leckie, City Signals Engineer Jack Clarke, Deputy Mayor and Ald. Edith Tennant, Ald. Leonard Claydon, Ald. J. Cropo, Ald. Joseph Zuken, Ald. Slaw Rebchuk, and Contractor Cecil Rilkoff. It was recorded by the City Signals Engineer, Jack Clarke.

Clarke, Jack

Winnipeg Council Minutes - Volume 1 - part 1 (1874)

First 218 pages of bound, handwritten volume of minutes of Winnipeg's City Council between January 19 and December 28, 1874. The minutes briefly recount the proceedings of meetings and are the official, legal record of decisions made by Council. Recorded decisions reveal municipal governance, resource allocation, and service delivery. Minutes also refer to topics debated, reports considered, by-laws introduced, communications received, decisions reached and votes taken during council meetings.

Individual minute passages are marked with numbers in the margins that correspond with a hand-written index.

Winnipeg (Man.). City Council

Winnipeg Council Minutes - Volume 1 - part 2 (1875)

Last 384 pages of bound, handwritten volume of minutes of Winnipeg's City Council between January 11 and December 25, 1875. The minutes briefly recount the proceedings of meetings and are the official, legal record of decisions made by Council. Recorded decisions reveal municipal governance, resource allocation, and service delivery. Minutes also refer to topics debated, reports considered, by-laws introduced, communications received, decisions reached and votes taken during council meetings.

Individual minute passages are marked with numbers in the margins that correspond with a hand-written index.

Winnipeg (Man.). City Council

City of Winnipeg Council Minutes - Volume 1

Bound, handwritten volume of minutes of Winnipeg's City Council between January 19, 1874 and December 25, 1875. The minutes briefly recount the proceedings of meetings and are the official, legal record of decisions made by Council. Recorded decisions reveal municipal governance, resource allocation, and service delivery. Minutes also refer to topics debated, reports considered, by-laws introduced, communications received, decisions reached and votes taken during council meetings.

Individual minute passages are marked with numbers in the margins that correspond with a hand-written index.

Winnipeg (Man.). City Council

Council Minutes

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series includes City of Winnipeg Council Minutes dating 1874-1971, which briefly recount the proceedings of council meetings and are the official, legal record of decisions made by Council. Recorded decisions reveal municipal governance, resource allocation, and service delivery. 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.

Minutes dating up until 1912 are handwritten.

Handwritten indices begin in 1878 for early minute books.

Winnipeg (Man.). City Council

9 Blanchard

A photograph taken during the 1950 flood, showing 9 Blanchard. Item is 2 of 2 photographs on page 111 of scrapbook.

Harold K. White Studio

115 Westgate

A photograph taken during the 1950 flood, showing 115 Westgate. Item is 1 of 2 photographs on page 109 of scrapbook.

Harold K. White Studio

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