Fonds - City of Melfort collection

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City of Melfort collection

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  • Graphic material

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  • 1902-1986, predominant 1980 (Creation)

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Physical description

32 photographs : b&w
64 photographs : col.

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Administrative history

In July of 1902 the Melfort, Saskatchewan town-site was surveyed. Soon afterward, in April of 1904, the first ratepayers' meeting was held to discuss village affairs. The village grew quickly and in 1907 Melfort was declared a town. In the same year, on July 16th, the first local election was held and the following positions were filled: Mayor- G. B. Johnston, Councilors- Dr. Hatton, J. T. Carney, Wm Armstrong, J. J. Greenwood, and Duff Nesbitt. In 1980 Melfort was declared a city under the mayorship of Arnold Orr. Melfort currently has a population of approximately six-thousand people. The city has three standing council committees: Planning & Development, Legislative & Finance, and Works & Utilities and eight departments: Administration, Finance, Planning, Economic Development, Leisure Services, Protective Services, Public Works, Utilities.

Custodial history

The photographs were donated to the Melfort and District Museum by the City of Melfort.

Scope and content

The collection contains 32 black and white photographs and 64 color photographs dating from 1902 to 1986. All of the photographs were taken in Melfort, Saskatchewan and surrounding areas. They include photographs of local business, locations, and citizens. As well, there are a large number of images from the ceremony that was held in 1980 in celebration of Melfort's transition from town to city.

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digitized version in on-site database

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no restrictions on access

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on-site database, accession ledger, source file

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94-01, 94-04, 995-042, 996-702, 998-021, 2000-93

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