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City Clerk's Department, Election Records, Election Working Papers

Forms part of Series 2, Fonds 1: Sub-series consists of records created, accumulated and used by the City Clerk’s Department to run elections for Mayor, Councillors (Aldermen) and School Trustees for Winnipeg School Division No. 1. The records document the process of managing elections including the development of voting procedures, sample ballots and forms, the identification of sites for polls, hiring and training of election workers, complaints, and public notices and publicity for elections.

City of Winnipeg (1874-1971), City Clerk's Department

City Clerk's Department, Election Records, Voters Lists

Forms part of Series 2, Fonds 1: The sub-series consists of Voters Lists or Lists of Electors which were compiled for each civic election and used to determine eligibility to vote. Lists were compiled using assessment information. Lists are arranged by ward and poll and offer limited information such as the names of all those eligible to vote. In certain years, the occupation of each eligible voter is also recorded.

City of Winnipeg (1874-1971), City Clerk's Department

Committee on Public Health and Welfare, Reports.

Forms part of Series 1, Fonds 1. The sub-series consists of Health Department Reports submitted to the Committee on Public Health and Welfare. Reports are present for every year with the exception of 1932, for which there are no surviving reports. Annual reports appear for every year except 1939-1947, however complete monthly reports are present for that entire period, and beyond. A monthly periodical, Bulletin, was issued by the Department of Public Health beginning in August, 1911 and continued until at least 1921; copies are present 1911-1918. Photographs are plentiful in the volumes for 1908-1926. Special Reports reflect the health concerns of the time, and include research which was compiled to address health and welfare issues. The name of the department changed periodically over the years:

1908-1918 Department of Public Health
1919-1928 City Health Department
1929-1938 Health Department
1939-1952 City Health Department
1953-1971 Health Department.

City of Winnipeg (1874-1971), Committee on Public Health and Welfare.

City Clerk's Department, Election Records, Nominations and Results

Forms part of Series 2, Fonds 1: Sub-series consists of records created, accumulated and used by the City Clerk’s Department to run elections for Mayor and Councilors (Aldermen) and, after 1891, for School Trustees for Winnipeg School Division No. 1. The records document the nomination process for candidates in all three races, procedures for voting on money by-laws and plebiscites, and the various methods and administrative tools developed to count the vote – from 1920 on, the City of Winnipeg used proportional representation and records trace methods used to calculate quota and transfer votes until a candidate was elected. Records also document judicial recounts, basic administrative processes like ballot destruction after election results were official, and recording Oaths of Office for elected members of Council.

City of Winnipeg (1874-1971), City Clerk's Department

Committee on Public Health and Welfare, Minutes.

Forms part of Series 1, Fonds 1. The sub-series consists of minutes for the Committee on Public Health and Welfare, a standing committee of Council. Committee responsibilities changed periodically over the years. As well, the name of the committee changed several times, and this is reflected in the minutes. Minutes typically follow a Council year, as standing committees were struck at the first meeting of each new Council.

1876-1878 Board of Health
1879-1882 Health, Relief and Cemetery Committee
1883-1886 Committee on Health and Relief
1887-1905 Health, Market and License Committee (sometimes Market, License and Health Committee)
1905-1908 Public Health Committee
1909-1957 Committee on Health
1958-1971 Committee on Public Health and Welfare

City of Winnipeg (1874-1971), Committee on Public Health and Welfare.

Committee on Public Health and Welfare, Communications.

Forms part of Series 1, Fonds 1. The sub-series consists of all surviving correspondence directed toward the Committee on Public Health and Welfare. The correspondence dates from the first year of the City of Winnipeg’s incorporation, 1874, until its final year as a unique entity, 1971. The correspondence covers a wide variety of topics including matters relating to health and welfare and the Health Department after it was formed in 1900, but also the formation and management of markets, bath houses and comfort stations; library operations and staffing; licensing issues and inspections; complaints about noise, smoke and other nuisances; and, Health Department staff appointments, requests for leave and general staffing issues.

City of Winnipeg (1874-1971), Committee on Public Health and Welfare.

Winnipeg Board of Parks and Recreation, Minutes, Standing and Special Committees.

Forms part of Series 26, Fonds 1. This sub-series consists of minutes of the Standing Committees of the Public Parks Board for the City of Winnipeg: the Finance Committee, Boulevards and Tree Committee, Parks Committee, Cemetery Committee, Recreation Committee and Golf Committee. It also contains Special or sub-committee minutes which addressed specific issues.

City of Winnipeg (1874-1971), Winnipeg Board of Parks and Recreation.

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