Series CRS-1 - Council minutes

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Council minutes

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CA CVIC Series CRS-1

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  • 1862-1996 (Creation)
    Victoria (B.C.). City Clerk

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6.30 m of textual records

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Series consists of the minutes of City Council meetings. The original minute books are stored in City Hall and access is limited. There are microfilm copies available in the Archives starting with the 1862 meetings and continuing until 2000. Duplicate hard copies of the minutes of most years from 1977 to 1994 can be found in the Archives. The early minutes were handwritten and are sometimes difficult to read. Beginning with the 1927-1928 volume, the page numbers are listed on the spine of the volumes, and are sequential throughout the subsequent volumes until 1978.
The index to this series (CRS 2) uses the page numbers as references.
There is one volume of minutes of special and closed Council meetings (CRS 48) 1896-1900) which contains only 27 pages but includes, among other things, information relating to Council's actions regarding the collapse of the Point Ellice Bridge.
The Council minutes can be accessed in several manners: through the index to Council minutes (CRS 2), the topical indexes (CRS 15), and through a subject card index created by the Archives staff covering the years 1862 to 1870

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BCAUL control number: CVIC-CRS-1

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