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City of Winnipeg Archives General Strike, Winnipeg, Man., 1919
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Applications for the appointment of staff

Job applications to various City departments, many of which were submitted during the General Strike and feature the Slave Pact that required City employees to agree not to take strike action.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Finance

Letter Book

A bound collection of communications sent by the Parks Board to various recipients between December, 1918, and May, 1920. A recipient index is attached in the back. Individual pages are on thin, semi-transparent paper.

Winnipeg (Man.). Board of Parks and Recreation

General Strike, 1919

File pertaining to the General Strike of 1919, including records from various origins sent to or from the Mayor's office relating either to the strike itself or its fallout. Included are letters from citizens commending or condemning the City's actions during the strike.

Winnipeg (Man.). Mayor's Office

Employees' agreement regarding employment (Slave Pact)

Contains job applications submitted to the City Surveyor from 1919-1924, all of which feature the Slave Pact agreement that civic employees began to have to sign after the General Strike that essentially forbade them from taking any strike action.

Winnipeg (Man.). City Surveyor

Supply of Special Constable badges

Contains several requests to replace, return, or hand out new special constable badges that gave certain City staff such as inspectors their authority. Note that this does not include the Special Police Constables used during the General Strike.

Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Finance

Police Museum Collection

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  • Collection
  • 1919

Records consist of digitized copies of records held by the Winnipeg Police Museum related to the Winnipeg General Strike. These records include correspondence between the Board of Police Commissioners and Police Chiefs Donald MacPherson and Chris Newton, excerpts from the Board of Police Commissioners minute book, and excerpts from the Sargent's Arrest Log.

Winnipeg (Man.). Board of Police Commissioners

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