Open Data Catalogue

Council meeting minutes - archival

Data custodian

City of Vancouver Archives

Data currency comments

The data on this site is updated as Optical Character Recognition (OCR) errors are corrected.

Data set description

This dataset contains City Council meeting minutes and the reports filed with them for all of the Regular, Special and Inaugural Council meetings held in the 1970s. They are presented in the order in which they were originally paginated, which may not always coincide with date order. Typographical errors in the official record have been left in and will not be corrected. The data is formatted as a single text (TXT) file concatenated from 554 individual meeting files: a double-line separator (=======) has been inserted between each set of minutes. It does not contain any images present in the minutes.

Data accuracy comments

The OCR has been proofread but errors may remain. Refer to the image of the original page in the PDF version where there are discrepancies between image and OCR text.



Websites for further information

Meetings may be searched by date and resolution in the Archives' online database.

Meetings may be viewed as PDF with OCR (and other derivatives) on the Internet Archive.

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This digitization project was made possible by funding from the British Columbia History Digitization Program at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia.