Title and statement of responsibility area
City Council minutes
General material designation
- Textual record
Other title information
Title statements of responsibility
- Source of title proper: Title taken from records schedule.
- Variations in title: Formerly titled as "Council minutes"
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Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)
Dates of creation area
- Vancouver (B.C.)
1886 - 2021-12-14 (Creation)
Physical description area
58m of textual records (512 vol.)
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Archival description area
Name of creator
Official custodian was the Office of the City Clerk
Scope and content
Series consists of the minutes of City Council meetings, the official record of the discussion and decision-making of the governing body of the City of Vancouver. Series is complete from incorporation in April 1886. The minutes are arranged chronologically by meeting and organized into bound volumes numbered 1 through 508. Series also includes supporting documents included as attached reports to the associated Council meetings, or in separate files in series 20 (Subject files) and series 62 (Operational subject files).
Immediate source of acquisition
The first accrual was transferred from the Office of the City Clerk in 1973; now accruals occur on a regular basis.
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Location of originals
Availability of other formats
Also available on microfilm: see MCR 1.
For Council minutes dated from 2012, microfilm is no longer available.
Restrictions on access
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
File list available. Additional finding aids are: the Office of the City Clerk's volume by volume indexes (1886-1988, series 32, filmed with the minutes at MCR 1); the Archives' internal database of indexing (please consult an archivist for a search), 1959-2007.
City Council minutes supporting documents are filed primarily in the following series: "Subject files - including Council supporting documents" (1886-1976, series 20); then, starting 1975, in "Operational subject files - including Council supporting documents", series 62. The "Council 'in camera' minutes" are series 35; the "Council 'in camera' supporting documents" are series 56.