Type of entity
Authorized form of name
Winnipeg (Man.). City Clerk's Department. Archives and Records Control Branch
Parallel form(s) of name
Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules
Other form(s) of name
- City of Winnipeg Archives
Identifiers for corporate bodies
Dates of existence
Winnipeg was established as a city in 1874 and began creating records immediately, but it did not have a city archives until 1978. Many of the surrounding municipalities that were later amalgamated into Unicity in 1972 were in a very similar situation, and their surviving records have now become part of the Winnipeg City Archives' holdings. The building at 380 William, the old Carnegie Library, was set aside for storage of records and archives. Since its formation, the Archives and Records Control Branch has been responsible for managing records in storage, developing records management policy and practice, and facilitating research access to the City’s archival collection.
The required enabling bylaw for the records and archives provisions of the City of Winnipeg Act was passed in 1996, and the Records Committee was created and first met in June 1997.
See Terry Cook, "In the Public Trust: A Strategic Plan for the Archives and Records Management Services in the City of Winnipeg," (November 29, 1999).
Functions, occupations and activities
Mandates/sources of authority
Under sections 109 and 100 of the City of Winnipeg Charter, the City is required to appoint a City Archivist and to establish a Records Management program.