Michael Tataryn:

An Inventory of his papers at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Marta Dabros
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library
(May 2013)

Finding aid encoded by Marta Dabros (May 24, 2013)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba
330 Elizabeth Dafoe LibraryWinnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2

Creator:
Michael Tataryn

Title:
Michael Tataryn fonds

Dates:
1939-2006

Quantity:
0.4 m of textual records, 0.1 m of photographic records (264 photographs, 88 negatives, 1 contact sheet)

Identification:
MSS 391, PC 336 (A 12-19)

English

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Biography of Michael Tataryn

Michael William Tataryn was born in St. Norbert, Winnipeg, to Wasyl and Frances Tataryn. He served in the army in the Second World War. He met Sophia Capiak in Thunder Bay and they were married in Winnipeg in 1950 during the Red River flood. They had seven children: Oksana, Taras, Paul, Mary, Marta, Andrew, and Peter. Over the years, they made their home in Neepawa, Pine Falls, Prince George, and Dauphin, and settled in Howden, Manitoba. Michael became heavily involved with the [Assumption of the] Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church and the Taras Shevchenko Ukrainian Catholic Community Hall in St. Norbert. He extensively documented the damage from the 1997 flood to the church and hall, and dedicated himself to raising funds towards restoration efforts. The records in this collection reflect Michael’s involvement with the Ukrainian community in St. Norbert, including his work with the church and community hall.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The accession has been divided into four series.

The first series consists of records relating to the [Assumption of the] Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in St. Norbert, including a brief history of the church researched and written by Michael Tataryn; meeting minutes; church newsletters; financial, insurance, and tax records; cemetery records; bylaw records and records related to the incorporation of the church and its status as a charitable organization; and records related to the impact of the 1997 flood on the church and the surrounding community.

The second series consists of records related to the Taras Shevchenko Ukrainian Catholic Community Hall on Lot 58, which later amalgamated with St. Joseph Social Club, was moved onto Lot 49, and was renamed Howden Community Centre. These include community hall logs and miscellaneous records kept by Michael and Sophie Tataryn, hall meeting minutes, records related to community events, and records related to the impact of the 1997 flood on the community hall and surrounding community.

The third series consists of research collected by Michael Tataryn related to the Royal Municipality of Ritchot, including its history, maps of the area, certificates of title to the land for Lot 41, lists of reeves and councilors, collectors’ rolls, minutes of the council meetings, as well as records related to the Ritchot Centennial.

The fourth and final series is the photograph collection. The photographs document the extensive damage to the Taras Shevchenko Ukrainian Catholic Community Hall and the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church in the 1997 flood, restoration efforts by members of the community and by outsiders, and various other church and community hall events and members from the years 1996 to 2001.

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Arrangement of the Papers

This collection is arranged

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Restrictions on Access

There are no restrictions on access.

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Restrictions on Use

Users must abide by relevant copyright legislation.

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Related Materials

Archives of the Ukrainian Canadian Experience

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Custodial History

The records were transferred to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by Oksana Douchant (daughter of Michael Tataryn) in 2012.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

RECORDS RELATED TO THE [ASSUMPTION OF THE] BLESSED VIRGIN MARY UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN ST. NORBERT

Records related to the history and daily functioning of the church, as well as the fallout from the 1997 flood.

BoxFolder
11 Blessed Virgin Mary Church - History [198-?]
2 Miscellaneous church records 1940-2000
3 Meeting minutes; church newsletters 1952-2000
4 Financial, insurance, tax records 1945-1998
5 Cemetery records 1960-2004
6 Incorporation records, by-laws, legal records 1953, 1997
7 1997 flood 1997-1999

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RECORDS RELATED TO TARAS SHEVCHENKO UKRAINIAN CATHOLIC COMMUNITY HALL (LATER HOWDEN COMMUNITY CENTRE) 1960-2006
BoxFolder
21 Taras Shevchenko Ukrainian Catholic Community Hall - Community Hall logs, miscellaneous records 1960-1998
2 Taras Shevchenko Ukrainian Catholic Community Hall - Meeting minutes 1980-1998
3 Community events 1997-1998
4 Flood research material 1997, 2005, 2006
5 1997 flood - Fundraising and flood relief/assistance 1997-1998
6 1997 flood - North Ritchot Restoration Committee 1997
7 Air Canada Hall renovation project 1997
8 1997 Flood proofing program 1997
9 Manitoba Water Commission Public Hearing November 25, 1997
10 "Presentation to the Manitoba Water Commission on Behalf of Taras Shevchenko Hall and the Ukrainian Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church and Red River Village" December 16, 1997
11 "Funding Proposal on Behalf of the Taras Shevchenko Ukrainian Community Hall and St. Joseph Social Club in the Royal Municipality of Ritchot" December 1997
12 Taras Shevchenko Ukrainian Catholic Community Hall - Community centre constitution 1997
13 Amalgamation of Taras Shevchenko Ukrainian Catholic Community Hall and St. Joseph Social Club to form Howden Community Centre 1998
14 1997 flood - "Red River Recovery" newsletters 1997-1998
15 "Memorandum of Agreement Under The Companies Act" 1953
16 Red River Floodway Expansion Project 1998, 2005

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RECORDS RELATED TO THE ROYAL MUNICIPALITY OF RITCHOT 1980-2007
BoxFolder
31 Royal Municipality of Ritchot - History 1991
2 Royal Municipality of Ritchot - Maps of area [1987?], [1999?], [2001?]
3 St. Norbert - Certificates of title to Lot 41 (1974, 1985) Photocopied 1992
4 Royal Municipality of Ritchot - 1933 title to land Photocopied [198-?]
5 Royal Municipality of Ritchot - List of reeves and councillors, 1890-1980 [1980?]
6 Royal Municipality of Ritchot - Collectors' rolls for 1901-1905, 1915, 1925, 1930, 1940 Photocopied [198-?]
7 Research on schools in Ward 4, 1894-1916 [198-?]
8 Constitution of the St. Norbert Community Centre 1988, 1997
9 Minutes of Council meetings of Royal Municipality of Ritchot 1991, 1993, 1997-1999, 2003
10 Royal Municipality of Ritchot Centennial July 20, 1991
11 Community 2007

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PC 336 - PHOTO COLLECTION 1996-2001
BoxFolder
11 Photographs documenting 1997 flood (and damage due to flood) at Taras Shevchenko Ukrainian Catholic Community Hall in St. Norbert June, August 1997
2 Taras Shevchenko Hall - Restoration by Air Canada volunteers after1997 flood and official opening of restored hall August 22-23, 1997
3 Social event at Taras Shevchenko Hall and photographs from St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church October 2, 1997
4 Taras Shevchenko Hall - First executive meeting following flood October 10, 1997
5 Taras Shevchenko Hall - Hall meeting November 11, 1997
6 Taras Shevchenko Hall - Committee members February 1, 1998
7 Photographs of Lot 49 - New location of community hall after flood November 28, 1998
8 Taras Shevchenko Hall - Relocation to Lot 49 December 22-23, 1998; January 4-5, 1999
9 Official opening of Taras Shevchenko Hall/Howden Community Centre October 23, 1999
10 Taras Shevchenko Hall - Social at the Hall November 8,. 1999
11 Photographs documenting 1997 flood (and damage due to flood) at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in St. Norbert 1997
12 Chapel meeting; chapel blessing June, August 2000
13 Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church - Miscellaneous photographs 1996, 1998-2001
14 Negatives related to photographs in collection 1997-1999

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