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Series s00019 - Special Publicity Committee

Canadian Labor Press to Committee on Finance selling ad space Committee on Finance to Publicity Committee regarding Canadian Labor Press City Clerk to Councillors regarding appointment to Publicity Committee Christian Science Monitor soliciting City to buy ad space Canadian Municipal Journal soliciting City to buy ad space A. J. Massie Ltd bid to run City ad campaign MacDermott and Colman, Publicity Specialists, bid to run City ad campaign A. McKim Ltd bid to run City ad campaign Charles Curtis and Company bid to run City ad campaign Mitchell Advertising Agency bid to run City ad campaign The Paper Mill and Wood Pulp News soliciting City to buy ad space Morris A. Colman to Publicity Committee regarding Winnipeg's image after the General Strike Publicity Committee response to A. J. Massie Ltd regarding bid to run City ad campaign Publicity Committee response to MacDermott and Colman, Publicity Specialists, regarding bid to ru... Publicity Committee response to Charles Curtis Company regarding bid to run City ad campaign Publicity Committee response to J. J. Gibbons Ltd regarding bid to run City ad campaign Publicity Committee response to A. McKim Ltd regarding bid to run City ad campaign Publicity Committee response to Mitchell Advertising Agency regarding bid to run City ad campaign Publicity Committee to Finance regarding ad in Stock Exchange Gazette V.A. Halford of Stock Exchange Gazette regarding advertising
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Special Publicity Committee

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The City of Winnipeg was incorporated in 1873 by a charter granted by the legislature of Manitoba. At incorporation, the City established a committee system of government: while Council was the governing body for the City, it was in committee that civic policies were formed and executed. The initial task for the first and all subsequent Councils was to strike standing committees for the Council year. In addition to standing committees, Council established special committees to investigate and manage various projects, issues and questions placed before the City. Special committees were typically struck by a Council motion that outlined committee composition and responsibilities.

The Special Publicity Committee was appointed by Council in April of 1919 to consider and report on the advisability and associated cost of organizing an advertising campaign to be directed at manufacturing firms and industries that might consider locating in the City of Winnipeg. The committee consisted of three aldermen, the City Solicitor and the manager of the Light and Power Department. Members considered submissions from a number of individuals and firms regarding the proposed campaign, ultimately placing advertisements in various publications. The Special Publicity Committee adjourned in 1920.

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Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of communications referred to the Special Publicity Committee between 1919 and 1920 regarding a proposed advertising campaign for the City of Winnipeg.

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