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Subseries s00085 - Water Works Department Scrapbook

J. W. Swan L. E. Fenton D. W. (Bud) Steuart [Water Works employee] [Water Works employees]

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Water Works Department Scrapbook

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  • Graphic material
  • Textual record

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s00085

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  • [ca. 1916]-1932, 1946-1947 (Creation)

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Physical description

1 vol. (ca. 262 clippings, 20 photographs, 3 postcards, 2 prints, 1 drawing and various ephemera)

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Name of creator

(1874-1971)

Custodial history

Scrapbook was transferred to City of Winnipeg Archives from Corporate Finance in 2008.

Scope and content

Forms part of Series 6. Subseries consists of a scrapbook assembled by the Water Works Department. It has three distinct parts ranging in subject matter and material.

First part of scrapbook, pages 21 to 103, contains newspaper clippings (1916-1918) primarily from the Winnipeg Free Press and the Winnipeg Tribune. Subject matter covered in clippings relates to the First World War, municipal government, city workers and labour, foreign politics and other contemporary events.

Second part of scrapbook, pages 136 to 144, contains newspaper clippings, postcards, and other prints (1921-1932) relating to the Water Works Department, its employees as well as other city workers and topics.

Third part of scrapbook, pages 145 to 152, contains newspaper clippings, photographs and various ephemera (ca. 1916-1931) that document various city employees most of whom served in the Water Works Department. It profiles the following people in various levels of detail: John Wilson (Meter Reader), Sidney Holloway (Accountant), John MacTavish, H. C. Thompson (City Treasurer), William Rutherford (Head Meter Reader), Frank Lee Hanson, Robert O. White, Herbert Gray (Alderman), James W. Swan, H. Yost, Alexander Dodds (Cashier), M. Henry, M. Craig, G. L. Jackson, J. Martin, H. B. Teasdale, J. Foster, L. E. Fenton, D. C. Montgomery, G. Goodman, M. Henderson, D. W. (Bud) Steuart (Clerk), Hilda V. Mansell, William J. Jones, Miss M. Shields, J. Olsen and more.

Loose newspaper clippings (1946-1947) appear at front of scrapbook.

Pages 1 to 20 are missing; pages 104 to 135 are blank.

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Physical condition

Deterioration of binding and spine; loose papers and items; at risk for information loss.

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Restrictions on access

Extremely fragile: Call for appointment.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Researchers are responsible for observing Canadian copyright regulations.

Finding aids

A list of photographs in the scrapbook is available.

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General note

Photograph of D. W. (Bud) Steuart (Clerk, Water Works Department) used in digital exhibit, Staff Favourites, 2014 Collection. Available online: winnipeg.ca/pathways.

General note

Prepared by SJR, 2015.

Conservation

Preliminary conservation measures taken. When possible, newspaper clippings were photocopied (newsprint culled in this case). Loose items placed in mylar sleeves. Further conservation treatment recommended.

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f0001-0006-0022

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cowa

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