The fonds consists of records related to the administration and activities of the Municipal District of Spirit River including holding council meetings, passing by-laws, administering the M.D.’s finances, and assessing property and collecting taxes. The fonds also includes associated records containing historical information about the M.D. and vital statistics relating to the M.D.’s residents. The material dates from 1917 to 2001 and includes records such as minutes, by-laws, financial statements, cash books, general ledgers, miscellaneous financial ledgers, assessment and tax rolls and forms, tax arrears lists, miscellaneous tax ledgers, newspaper clippings, photographs, burial registers, and birth, marriage and death registers.
The fonds is divided into five series based on record type and content: Executive records, Financial records, Tax records, Historical Information, and Provincial Vital Statistics Registers. Most of the records were originally housed in binders, ledgers, and bound books, many of which have been retained in their original form. In general, the archivist has arranged these ledgers and books according to type and chronology, maintaining original order in most cases.
Municipal District of Spirit River No. 133