Fonds ACC. 2018-41 - Hungarian United Church fonds

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Hungarian United Church fonds

General material designation

  • Textual record

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description

Fonds

Reference code

CA UCA ACC. 2018-41

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area

Date(s)

  • 1906 - 1916 (Creation)
    Creator
    Hungarian United Church
    Place
    Manitoba--Winnipeg

Physical description area

Physical description

.9 m of textual records.

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

(1906-2016)

Administrative history

The Hungarian Reformed Congregation was formed in 1906 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Until the First World War it was supported and had strong ties with the Reformed Church in Hungary. The Church struggled during and after the First World War, and requested to join with a larger protestant denomination. It became part of the Presbyterian Church, and later became a Home Mission charge of the United Church of Canada.
In the 1920s and 1930s, the Mission was housed first in the McDougall Memorial United Church on Main St., then Point Douglas United Church, and finally in a building bought on Wellington and Victor, which was sold in 1945. From 1945 to 1956, a house (280 Young St.) was bought and served as Church and manse. The arrival of Hungarian refugees to Winnipeg in 1956 had a tremendously significant impact on the life and demographics of the Church.
From 1956 to 1960, the Church was housed at the Sunday School Hall of Young United Church on Broadway. In 1961, the Fort Garry United Church donated their old building to the Hungarian United Church located at Brandon and Nassau. The Church building was expropriated in 1968 by the city of Winnipeg for their bus garage. From 1968 to 1970, the Church was housed at Rosedale United Church. From 1970 to 2014, the Church was located at 732 Ellice Ave. In 2014, the Church building on Ellice was sold, and the congregation was housed at St. Andrew’s River Heights.
The Hungarian United Church was part of the United Church Ethnic Ministries Council. For many years, the Church was an active participant of Folkorama. The Church had close tries with other Hungarian cultural and religious organizations in Winnipeg.
The Hungarian United Church disbanded in 2016.

Custodial history

The records (acc. 2018-41) were donated to the Archives in October 2018 by Rozaila Kovacs, a member of the congregation, who had stored them in her house since the congregation disbanded.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of baptism, marriage, and burial registers; communion rolls and membership lists; minutes of annual meetings, the Board, the Independent Hungarian Club, the Ladies Aid, [United Church Women?], and committees; newsletters and annual reports; constitution; histories; Church bulletins; social notices and event guestbooks; and correspondence related to Church work, Hungarian Diaspora, Hungarian Cultural Associations, and Hungarian refugees.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Arrangement

Records arrived at the Archives with minimal order. Order was maintained where possible and records were arranged by archivist when necessary. Published material not created by HUC, duplicates, and transitory records were removed from fonds.

Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Access to some records is restricted.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Finding aid and file level inventory available.

Uploaded finding aid

Associated materials

Accruals

Further accruals expected.

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier

Rules or conventions

Status

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created: March 26, 2019
Added to MAIN: July 24, 2019

Language of description

  • English

Script of description

Sources

Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related places

Related genres