Fonds - Royal Winnipeg Ballet Board of Directors fonds

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet Board of Directors fonds

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  • 1949-2018 (Creation)
    Royal Winnipeg Ballet Board of Directors

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1.8 m of textual material

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Administrative history

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) was incorporated as a non-profit cultural organization on February 22, 1949. The first president of its Board of Directors was Dr. A.H.S. Gillson and Lady Margaret Tupper was the first Vice-President. There were 21 members on the original Board. An Honorary Council was established in 1967, the President’s Council in 1984, and the National Council in 2006, which was divided in 2009 and an International Council was created. The purpose of these councils is to involve other influential people who are not currently Board members and/or who live outside of Manitoba or Canada in the promotion of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet through advocacy and fundraising.
The Executive members of the Board ensure that the Company are good keepers of the Public Trust and meet regularly to review the activities of the artistic and administrative staff, the various Board committees and to set policies to be taken to the entire Board. Some subcommittees have included Finance, School, Membership, Production, and various short –term fundraising committees.

Custodial history

The records of the RWB Board of Directors came to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Archives as part of several transfers of records from the Artistic and Administrative staff of the RWB.

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The RWB Board of Directors fonds includes the following series: records of the 70th Anniversary Committee (2007-2009); records of the Annual Meetings (1949-2018); records of the Audit Committee (2004); records of the Canada Council (1974-1988); records of the Capital Campaign (1987-1995); correspondence (1959-1996); development reports (1984-1985); records of the Executive (1962-1998); records of the Finance Committee (1989 – 1998); General Manager’s reports (1986-1987); job descriptions [1986-1988]; records regarding the Manitoba Opera (1998-2000); records of the Membership Committee (1966-1986); records of the General Board (1952-2018); records of the Production Committee (1962-1991); records of the Special Arrangements Committee (1995); strategic planning (1996-2016); records of the Sustaining Applause Campaign (2005); and other records (1974-2018).

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Access to the membership lists is restricted.

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The responsibility for conforming with copyright, libel and privacy legislation lies with the researcher.

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The Manitoba Archives is another custodian of the records of the RWB Board of Directors, but are now stored off-site.


Further accruals are expected.

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See also the biographical records (BBD) and photographs (PHBD) of individual members of the Board of Directors, as well as Building records (BU)

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