Collection C13 - City of Winnipeg Archives Photograph collection

Main Street, looking north from Portage Avenue Demolition of Winnipeg City Hall, Clock tower coming down Watercolour depicting early Winnipeg (Fort Garry) General Hospital - Winnipeg, Man. Pavement construction Project M, Henderson Highway (between Slater Avenue and McLeod Avenue), Sep... Corner of Portage Avenue and Main Street looking east towards Bank of Montreal Demolition of Winnipeg City Hall, Demolition worker standing by crane House flanked by wooden sidewalks Osborne Street Bridge, showing the Dome of the Parliament Buildings, Winnipeg, Manitoba Pavement construction Project M, Henderson Highway (between Slater Avenue and McLeod Avenue), Sep...
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City of Winnipeg Archives Photograph collection

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CA COWA C13

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  • 1871-1997 (Creation)
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    Winnipeg (Man.). City Clerk's Department. Archives and Records Control Branch

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ca. 5200 photographs.

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(1978-)

Administrative history

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).

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Collection consists of photographs and related records created by a wide variety of sources and collected by the City of Winnipeg Archives and Records Control Branch. The photographs were originally collected as part of a proposed Winnipeg museum; further records were added to the collection after being transferred from various City of Winnipeg departments or received as unsolicited donations from the public. The photographs depict municipal government activities and infrastructure, geographical features, business and personal activities. In addition to municipal governments, creators of the photographs include professional photographers, private individuals and various publishers.

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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.

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