Department of Public Works, Board of Works records: registers and indexes

Available reels: 11

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Canada. Dept. of Public Works.
Department of Public Works, Board of Works records: registers and indexes
RG 11 A 2
Document source
Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
Public Works and Government Services Canada (known as PWGSC and formerly referred to as the Department of Public Works and Government Services) is the department of Canada's government that is responsible for the government's internal servicing and administration. PWGSC is one of the oldest federal departments, dating back to 1841 when it was known as the Board of Works. The position of Minister of Public Works existed as part of the Cabinet of Canada from 1867 to 1995. The current- day PWGSC was formed in 1996 with the merger of four government departments, which had been responsible for such things as producing military equipment during the Second World War and supplies for post-war reconstruction, public printing and stationery, all government voice and data telecommunications, translations, and so on. Today, PWGSC is one of the largest federal departments and provides common services to more than 100 federal departments and agencies.
Microfilm reels C-12794 to C-12795 consist of registers of letters received and sent, arranged by subject.
Microfilm reels C-12795 to C-12802 consists of registers that were prepared as each incoming letter was received. The registers are arranged in chronological order.
Microfilm reel C-12918 consists of a register of Orders-in-Council issued by the Executive Council pertaining to Public Works, 1831-1858. The register is indexed.
Microfilm reel T-4221 consists of indexes to letters received arranged alphabetically by correspondent for the following years: 1850-1853; 1854-1856; 1857-1859.