UA SC 14
Title: Files Lost in the Flood of 1950 fonds
Extent: 0.5 cm of textual records
Historical Note: When more snow added to an already
above-average snowfall in April of 1950, residents of Manitoba began
to realize that the Red River could flood. After the Cheval Creek
flash-flooded, the low-lying areas of St. Vital, West Kildonan,
St. Boniface and Winnipeg were evacuated. In the week after April
27, many highways were shut down and half of Winnipeg was under
water, including the University of Manitoba. Although approximately
80 000 people were evacuated, an entire city evacuation was deemed
unnecessary. The crisis lasted for 51 days and the period between
May 5 to May 15, was considered the most crucial. On June 10 the
Red River dropped to below its flood level of 18 feet.
Scope and Content: The fonds consists of two copies
of an incomplete list of student files, predominantly H-S, ca. 1933-1950,
that were lost in the flood of 1950.
Source of Supplied Title: Title based on contents
Restrictions: There are no restrictions on this
Finding Aid: Finding aid is currently unavailable.