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Ogniwo Polish Museum Archives
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Adam Jozef Zurad fonds

  • CA OPMA A-2018-08
  • Fonds
  • 1939-[1970]

The fonds consists of one scrapbook photo album, containing 218 photographs of Zurad and acquaintances and colleagues dating from the years [1939] to [ca. 1970].
The fonds also comprises a sketchbook/scrapbook, featuring drawn and painted depictions of scenes from various locations travelled by Zurad during the Second World War. The artwork was likely created by a wartime colleague or acquaintance (Miroslaw (Mirek) Radkowski) and gifted to Adam Zurad ca. 1946.

Zurad, Adam Jozef, 1915-2004

CZAS Polish Press Ltd. fonds

  • Fonds
  • 1920-2011

The fonds consists of early records related to the incorporation and purchase of CZAS, including share certificates and chattel and mortgage documents; bylaws; meeting minutes of the Executive and Board of Directors, correspondence, research material and collected material, newspaper subscription lists, financial records, and photographs.

CZAS - Polish Press Ltd., 1914-2011

Caroline Haydey fonds

  • CA OPMA A-2017-03
  • Fonds
  • 1920-1983

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.

Haydey, Caroline, 1919-2009

Celina Wiewiora fonds

  • CA OPMA A-2018-10
  • Fonds
  • 1944-1952

The collection consists of two photographs in digital form (scanned from the original). The first photograph depicts Stanislaw Iwanowski, a friend of Celina Wiewiora, ca. 1944. The second photograph depicts Celina as a young girl (aged 6 in 1952) along with her father and others at the front gates of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp.

Wiewiora, Celina

Edward Hubicz fonds

  • CA OPMA OPMA A-2019-06
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1977

The fonds consists of notes, collected materials, and correspondence relating to Hubicz’s research on Poles in Manitoba; research and correspondence relating to Poland’s millenium (1966) as well as early minutes of the Polish Canadian Millenium Fund (originally referred to as the “Millenium Committee”/”Komitet Millenium”); correspondence and records relating to Hubicz’s trip to Poland in 1966; some collected philotelic material; as well as 66 photographs of Hubicz, acquaintances, various churches and parishes, and the visit of Pope John Paul II to Manitoba in 1984.

Hubicz, Edward, 1912-1999

Jozef (Joe) Zwierzchowski fonds

  • CA OPMA OPMA A-2018-13
  • Fonds
  • 1928-1998

The fonds consists of records pertaining to Jozef Zwierzchowski’s professional career as a barber; some records relating to his membership in the Order of Foresters; personal records including passports, health records, and membership cards; a WW-II-era ration booklet; correspondence from family and friends; some financial records, and 16 photographs. The fonds also contains ephemera collected by Jozef Zwierzchowski, including prayerbooks, obituary and memorial cards, and a collection of banknotes, including Japanese government-issued Philippine centavos and pesos, a German Umlauf Gesetzt 10 Zehn Mark (WWII, Allied Occupation, 1944), a Japanese Sen banknote (ca. 1940) and a Reichsbanknotes (1910).

Zwierzchowski, Jozef (Joe), 1902-1999

Lukasz Kulczycki fonds

  • CA OPMA OPMA A-2018-03
  • Fonds
  • 1940-1950

The fonds consists of photographs of Dr. Lukasz Kulczycki and friends and acquaintances ca. 1940-1947, including photographs of Kulczycki and colleagues at the Polish School of Medicine in Edinburgh. The fonds also consists of personal and military records.

Kulczycki, Lukasz, 1911-2018

Mary Adamowska Panaro fonds

  • CA OPMA A-2017-01
  • Fonds
  • [1908]-1989

The fonds consists of 0.24 m of textual records and 0.12 m of photographic records (556 photos).
The fonds consists of personal records such as correspondence; membership cards; pamphlets or materials from events attended or presented at; collected writings and ephemera; and prayer books. The collection also includes records relating to Mary Adamowska Panaro's activities as part of Aronovitch and Leipsic; the Consulate of Poland in Winnipeg; the Catholic Women's League of Canada; Polish-Canadian Women's Federation national branch; Polish-Canadian Women's Federation Branch Ogniwo #7; Canadian Polish Congress national division; Canadian Polish Congress Manitoba Division; Polish Combatants' Association #13; the Citizenship Council of Manitoba; and the International Centre.
The fonds also contains correspondence and information regarding Mary Adamowska Panaro's receipt of the Order of Canada; papers concerning the organization of a parties and a dinner in her honour; newspaper clippings collected by Adamowska Panaro; papers concerning her nominations and awards; as well as records collected following her death, such as obituaries and memorials.
Finally, the fonds contains 556 photographs of Mary Adamowska Panaro, her family, and her associates from [ca. 1908] to 1989.

Panaro, Mary Adamowska, 1902-1989

Maslanka Family fonds

  • CA OPMA A-2020-004
  • Fonds
  • 1936-2012

The fonds consists of textual and photographic records related to the military service and resettlement/emigration to Canada of Jan Drapala. The fonds also consists of textual and photographic records related to the education and resettlement of Jozefa (nee Drapala) Maslanka. Of note are the photographs showing the living quarters at the Displaced Persons’ camp in Nazareth, Israel, where Josephine completed her schooling. The fonds also contains some handwritten biographical notes of Josephine Maslanka.

Maslanka, John Henry, 1923-2012

Nicolaus Copernicus Observance Committee Inc. of Manitoba fonds

  • CA OPMA CA OPMA A-2018-09
  • Fonds
  • 1970-1982

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

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