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Volunteer Aid and Relief Fund Committee

Series consists of two reports to Council regarding fund raising efforts and distribution of relief funds to the families of volunteers serving with the 90th Winnipeg Battalion of Rifles and the Winnipeg Field Battery during the North-West Rebellion (North-West Resistance) of 1885.

Winnipeg (Man.). Volunteer Aid and Relief Fund Committee

Special Committee to Enquire into the Employment of Married Women

Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of communications and detailed reports from City Departments noting the names of all City employees, identifying in particular married women employed by the City and City employees who were not residents of the City. The records are contained in one folder and cover the period July - September of 1924.

Winnipeg (Man.). Special Committee to Enquire into the Employment of Married Women

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

Souvenir Programme of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers meeting

A promotional souvenir programme of the 1926 union meeting of the Canadian Divisions of the International Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, held in Winnipeg on July 27-30, 1926. Booklet contains promotional information about and histories of the union, photographs of and statements made by union members and local politicians, and advertisements.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Legislation and Reception

Letter from H. H. Clark to City regarding donation of embroidered badge of 27th Winnipeg Battalion

Letter from G. L. Gardner, City Clerk, to the Committee on Finance, enclosing a letter addressed to Mayor Stephen Juba from Herbert H. Clark of the 27th Winnipeg Battalion, regarding his wish to donate an embroidery he made of the battalion’s badge. Clark also included a photo of himself during his service in the First World War.

Clark, Herbert Henry

Memo regarding Strike and Robson Investigation

Memo from G. Champion, Superintendent of the Public Parks Board, to Theo. A. Hunt, City Solicitor, containing information for the Robson investigation into the General Strike, including information on re-employment, intimidation, and causes of the strike.

Winnipeg (Man.). Board of Parks and Recreation

J.H. Blackwood to Park Constable regarding loyalty pledge

A letter from J.H. Blackwood, secretary of the Public Parks Board, to D.C. White, Assiniboine Park Constable, informing him of the Park Board’s decision requiring him, as an employee, to sign a loyalty pledge (sometimes called the “Slave Pact”) stating that he will not engage in strike action.

Winnipeg (Man.). Board of Parks and Recreation

J.H. Blackwood to Retail and Wholesale Clerks Association regarding charity sale for women displaced by General Strike

A letter from J.H. Blackwood, Secretary of the Public Parks Board, to N. Shaw, President of the Retail and Wholesale Clerks Association, regarding a request by the latter to use Kildonan Park to sell food and drinks to benefit women whom the strike left unemployed.

Winnipeg (Man.). Board of Parks and Recreation

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