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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

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

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

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

Existing Conditions, Corner of Graham and Donald looking East

A photograph of the southeast corner of Donald Street and Graham Avenue featuring a Moore's Taxi U Drive station in the foreground. Behind it in the background can be seen The Columbus Hall / Aragon Building with advertisements for Pepsi Cola and the Rainbow Dance Gardens, and the Tribune Building can be seen at the left. This is the present site of the Millennium Library. The back of the photo is marked: "Photograph 5. Existing Conditions, corner of Graham and Donald Looking East. Urban Renewal and Rehabilitation Board City of Winnipeg".

Winnipeg (Man.). Urban Renewal and Rehabilitation Board

Civic Centre Complex

A photograph of the Civic Centre Complex, Winnipeg's third city hall (1964-present). Council Building, Administration Building, and public transit bus in view. Taken from William Avenue and Main Street, looking northwest. Date of photograph is uncertain, [197-?]. The photographer is likely Henry Kalen.

Kalen, Henry

Metro computer installation

Photograph of the first computer installation (an IBM system 360) set-up by the Metro government. From left to right are Gerald Le Bleu, Manager of Computer Systems Department, Harvey Beemer, and Finance Division Director Andy Duncan. The cutline reads "Metro's own computer installation went into action".

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

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