The fonds consists of records related to the organization of various events to mark the 500th anniversary of the birth of Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, including correspondence and photographs. The records also consist of some external publications related to the anniversary or to the work of the Committee as well as some private correspondence of Z.A.J. Baczkowski.
Nicolaus Copernicus Observance Committee Inc. of Manitoba
The records contain photographs of a number of families and individuals centred around the Cook's Creek and Lockport areas of Manitoba. There are a number of early (ca. 1920s) photographs of the Galka, Kula, and Haier families, as well as a number of later (ca. 1930s-1950s) photographs of the family of Stan and Sophie Galka. There are also a number of photographs of Mary and Joe Galka of Cook's Creek, Manitoba, and their family and acquaintances.
The fond contains a small selection of materials regarding the life and works of Anton Kirk including a copy/reproduction of a Winnipeg Telegram article covering the opening of the Pantages Theatre, a copy of the opening pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune covering the 61st Overseas Battalion and excerpts from the diary of soldier. There is also 1 prayer service programme , 1 book detailing the history of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, and 2 photographs depicting the artwork for the book cover.
This fonds contains materials regarding the life and work of John Yuzyk. This includes newspaper clippings and correspondence related to Yuzyk’s work in real estate, veteran’s affairs, and activities within the Ukrainian community. There are newsletters from Branch 141 of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Shevchenko Scientific Society. Also included are a variety of miscellaneous papers and booklets related to Yuzyk’s personal business endeavours, Legion branch operations, and programmes for holiday and celebratory events. There are also numerous membership cards to local real-estate associations, and buttons and ribbons relating to his involvement in the Legion and events within the wider Ukrainian community. The fonds also contains a number of photographs of family, friends, and fellow servicemen.
This fonds contains records related to the life and career of violinist Donna Grescoe. It is predominantly made up of newspaper clippings – both individual and contained within scrapbooks – that contain interviews with Donna, reviews, advertisements for upcoming shows, etc. The fonds also includes correspondence, programmes for concerts and recitals, a journal Donna kept during several tours, three bound scrapbooks, and two large, unboxed portfolio-style scrapbooks. The scrapbooks contain a variety of photographs and news clippings related to Donna and her life and musical career. Also part of the fonds is a unique (non-commercial) album of 78 rpm recordings of Donna Grescoe’s 1947 Towne Hall concert performance.
This fonds contains hundreds of news clippings consisting of editorial cartoons created for the Winnipeg Free Press between 1952 and 1980. This collection is non-exhaustive and includes miscellaneous clippings from other papers and sources. In addition, there are other artistic works provided for the Free Press and artwork from additional projects including illustrations for books, magazines, and teaching manuals. Photographs of himself, friends, and other individuals are also included in addition to other artwork. Several personal sketchbooks depicting examples of his portrait and landscape works, can also be found within the collection.
Series contains 8 ribbons and 8 buttons denoting Yuzyk's participation in serval cultural events including the 75th Anniversary of the Ukrainian National Association , Delegate for the Ninth Ukrainian Canadian Congress, and Ukrainian National Association Day, among others.