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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

Polish Women's War Relief Committee fonds

  • CA OPMA A-2017-02
  • Fonds
  • 1934-1949

The fonds consists of correspondence (including letters of appeal from Poles seeking material aid and correspondence related to the organization and shipment of outgoing goods), receipts showcasing the types of items purchased for shipment abroad, and organizational records such as notes and ledgers tracking the Committee’s activities. The fonds also includes receipts and some financial records of the Polish Women’s Federation a.k.a. Związek Polek in Winnipeg from 1934 to 1939, a photograph, and a small number of personal records of the Rybak Family.

Polish Women's War Relief Committee, 1939-1949

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

Papal Visit 1984 collection

  • CA OPMA A-2017-05
  • Collection
  • 1966-1984

The collection consists of materials related to the day of the Pope's visit to Manitoba ,such as promotional material, organizational material for event organizers, organizer badges, shuttle stubs, and information booklets.
The collection also contains church bulletins from Holy Ghost Parish and St. Andrew Bobola Parish in Winnipeg; newspaper clippings; and external publications relating to Pope John Paul II. There is also a handmade poster that had been created for and used during the Papal visit to Manitoba.

Wladyslaw (Walter) Wazny fonds

  • CA OPMA A-2018-02
  • Fonds
  • 1921-1995

The fonds consists of personal records of Wladyslaw Wazny, including birth certificate and baptismal record, military records, personal identification card, and emigration card. The fonds also contains correspondence from various family members and friends in Poland addressed to Wladyslaw Wazny, including letters from the Wazny, Bundyra, Rebizant, and Kudyba families. Finally, the fonds consists of six photographs of members of Wladyslaw's family in Poland.

Wazny, Wladyslaw (Walter), 1927-1996

Stefan Balinski fonds

  • CA OPMA A-2018-04
  • Fonds
  • 1927-2010

The fonds consists of some personal records of Stefan Baliński, including a copy of his birth certificate and baptismal record; records relating to his military service and participation in the Warsaw Uprising; records relating to his receipt of various military medals and other awards and recognitions; some records relating to his work with Radio Polonia on CKJS 810 in Winnipeg; newspaper clippings and various ephemera collected by Stefan Baliński; some correspondence; and a few event programs for events hosted by the Winnipeg branch of the Polish Canadian Congress (Kongres Polonii Kanadyjskiej) from the 1970s. Finally, there is a number of photographs of Stefan Baliński dating back to his time in the Second World War; however, these are only rough copies of the originals, as the originals themselves were not included in the donation.

Balinski, Stefan, 1927-2010

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

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

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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