Fonds MSS 303, PC 254, TC 142, EL 42, MC 39 (A.08-113) - Manitoba Eastern European Heritage Society (MEEHS) fonds

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Manitoba Eastern European Heritage Society (MEEHS) fonds

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  • Textual record
  • Graphic material
  • Architectural drawing
  • Cartographic material
  • Sound recording
  • Technical drawing
  • Records in Electronic Form

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CA UMASC MSS 303, PC 254, TC 142, EL 42, MC 39 (A.08-113)

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  • 1982-1998 (Creation)
    Creator
    Manitoba Eastern European Heritage Society (MEEHS)
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    Manitoba

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1 m of textual materials
1.8 m of photographic materials (over 400 photographs, almost 7000 slides, close to 200 contact sheets, close to 3000 negatives)
0.1 m of audio material (25 audio cassette tapes, 2 audio tapes)
0.06 m of electronic material (1 hard floppy disk, 1 zip disk); 2 folders of oversize material

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The Manitoba Eastern European Heritage Society is a group of researchers inspired by a desire for knowledge of the architectural history as well as mutual concern for the spiritual future of Eastern European churches in Manitoba. The principal members of the Society are Stella Hryniuk, Basil Rotoff, and Roman Yereniuk. These three researchers, on behalf of the Manitoba Eastern European Heritage Society, received funding from the Historic Resources Branch of Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Recreation to travel around Manitoba documenting the architecture, art, and history of the province’s Ukrainian Byzantine-rite churches.

The group identified 140 Ukrainain Catholic and Orthodox churches across the province, plus an additional twenty Eastern European Churches. They documented eighty churches, taking into consideration the condition of the churches, prominent architectural features, and the scattered distribution of churches across the province. The project began in 1986 and with the help of student researchers was completed in 1990 with the publication of the book “Monuments to Faith: Ukrainian Churches in Manitoba.”

Stella Hryniuk taught in the Department of History at the University of Manitoba; Roman Yereniuk is an Associate professor of Religion and Theology at St. Andrew’s College; Basil Rotoff is a Senior Scholar in the Department of City Planning at the University of Manitoba.

Custodial history

The collection was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Drs. Stella Hryniuk, Basil Rotoff, and Roman Yereniuk in 2008.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of material relating to the history of Eastern European communities in Manitoba. This includes over 400 photographs, almost 7000 slides, close to 200 contact sheets, close to 3000 negatives, correspondence, maps, research notes, church directories, church inventories, and architectural evaluations of Manitoba Eastern European churches. The collection also includes taped interviews with or about various church artists or architects. Also included in the collection are records related to the research and preparation of the manuscript "Monuments to Faith: Ukrainian Churches in Manitoba," as well as miscellaneous records of the Manitoba Eastern European Heritage Society.

The collection is divided into the following series:
MSS 303 - CHURCH DOCUMENTATION
MSS 303 - MEEHS RECORDS
MSS 303 - PROJECT DOCUMENTATION
MSS 303 - RESEARCH AND PLANNING
MSS 303 - "MONUMENTS TO FAITH" - MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION
MC 39 - MAP COLLECTION
PC 254 - CHURCH DOCUMENTATION - SLIDE AND PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
PC 254 - "MONUMENTS TO FAITH" - SLIDES AND PHOTOGRAPHS FOR MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION
TC 142 - TAPE COLLECTION
EL 42 - ELECTRONIC RECORDS

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  • English
  • Ukrainian

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An on-line finding aid is available at the link below:

MSS 303, PC 254, TC 142, EL 42, MC 39 (A.08-113).

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Final

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Partial

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Andrea Martin on October 19, 2012.
Modified by Marta Dabros on April 29, 2013.

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University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections finding aids for Stella Hryniuk and Roman Yereniuk; Publication: Hryniuk, Stella, Roman Yereniuk, and Basil Rotoff. "Monuments to Faith: Ukrainian Churches in Manitoba." Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1990.

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