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- Winnipeg (Man.). City Council
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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.
Physical condition is generally good, although the bindings of some volumes are fragile. Microfilm copies of early minute books will be made accessible to reduce wear of handling on original volumes.
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Council minutes from 1874 to 1971 are available on microfilm.
Two sets of bound and published council minutes dating 1901-2002, one of which is available in the research room for reference.
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There are no restrictions on access to these records.
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Researchers are responsible for observing Canadian copyright regulations.
Electronic indices exist for the years 1898-1980 and are available on Access Terminal in Research Room.
Council Minutes post-1990 are available (and searchable by keyword) on the City Clerk's Decision Making Information System: http://clkapps.winnipeg.ca/dmis/
No further accruals are expected.
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