MSS SC 90
Title: Red River Flood fonds
Extent: 1 cm of textual records
Historical Note: In the spring of 1950, the Red
River flooded to a level matched only by the 1997 flood as a result
of heavy winter precipitation and a quick thaw. From Grand Forks,
North Dakota to Winnipeg, Manitoba, cities and town were flooded
and thousands were forced to evacuate.
Custodial History: The fonds was formerly held
by the Reference department of the University of Manitoba Libraries.
It was transferred to Archives & Special Collections in 1983.
Scope and Content: The fonds consists of an eleven
page daily summary of the progress and devastation of the 1950 Red
River Flood, and comparative analysis of other floods compiled by
the Manitoba Department of Mines and Natural Resources, Water Resources
Branch. It includes river levels in Fargo, Grand Forks, Emerson
and Winnipeg, daily weather conditions, and daily summaries of activities.
Source of Supplied Title: Title based on contents
Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this
Related Material: Donald E. Guard fonds (MSS SC
Finding Aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.