Fonds F 196 - Bohdan Kazymyra fonds

Bernard Leo Korchinski

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Bohdan Kazymyra fonds

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F 196

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  • 1894-2010 (Production)
    Kazymyra, Bohdan, 1913-2007

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Description matérielle

5.800m of textual records
267 photographs : prints, b&w, col.
1304 photographs : negatives, b&w; 35 mm
1510 photographs : negatives, col.; 35 mm
48 photographs : negatives, b&w; 110
527 photographs : negatives, col.; 110
4 photographs : negatives, col.; 6 x 6 cm or smaller
80 photographs : negatives, b&w; 14.5 x 9 cm or smaller
1 album (28 prints : b&w)
1 film reel : b&w, si.; 16 mm (37 sec.)
17 audio reels (ca. 23 hr. 4 min. 22 sec.)
12 audio cassettes (ca. 12 hr. 58 min.)
9 audio compact discs (ca. 6 hr. 39 min. 49 sec.)
6 audio discs (ca. 3 hr. 53 min.)
1 map

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Notice biographique

Bohdan Kazymyra was born in Cherniiv, a village in Western Ukraine, on 19 October 1913 to Olha Wilczek and Dmytro Kazymyra. In 1922 the Kazymyra family moved to Zolochiv, where Kazymyra completed his high school education.

Kazymyra attended the University of Louvain in Belgium from 1932 to 1935. While there he attained a Licentiate of Political and Social Sciences with distinction. Upon his return from Belgium, Kazymyra continued his studies at the Ukrainian Theological Academy in Lviv, Ukraine. He graduated in 1941 and was appointed lecturer in Sociology and Research Methodology at the Academy until the summer of 1944. As the Soviet army advanced into Western Ukraine, Kazymyra fled to Krakow, Poland and from there to Vienna, Austria. While in Vienna he enrolled in a doctoral studies program in theology at the University of Vienna. He later changed his area of study to history. He lived in Vienna until 1948 when he moved to Belgium to manage the Ukrainian Press Bureau. He was also appointed as a senior research assistant, Sociology at the University of Louvain and was active in promoting Ukrainian interests in Western Europe.

Sponsored by Bishop Vasyl Ladyka of Winnipeg, Kazymyra immigrated to Canada in 1950 to assist with work in the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Western Canada. Kazymyra married Elizabeth Dorota on June 9, 1950 in Edmonton, Alberta.

While in Edmonton, from 1950 to 1955, Kazymyra worked as the manager and editor of the magazine, "Catholic Action" and directed the affiliated radio program. He also assumed responsibilities for the "Ukrainian News" newspaper. During this time he pursued his research interests in immigration and settlement of Central Europeans in Canada. He received his PhD in 1955 from the University of Vienna.

The Kazymyras had three children, Nadia, Marta and Dmytro. Kazymyra enrolled at McGill University in 1955 and graduated with a Bachelors degree in library science in 1956. After working as a librarian for a short period at the Department of Agriculture in Ottawa, Ontario, the family moved to Regina, Saskatchewan in 1959 when Kazymyra accepted a position as librarian-archivist with the Saskatchewan Power Corporation. He remained in this position until 1967.

In August 1967 he became head of the Serials Department at the University of Regina Library and in 1978 became head of the Archives Department at the University until 1980. During this period he was also an associate professor at St. Clement's University in Rome and a sessional lecturer with the University of Regina's History Department. Kazymyra retired from the University of Regina in 1981. He continued to research and write until the mid-1990's. Kazymyra resided in Regina until his death on February 14, 2007.

Kazymyra was a member of numerous professional and community organizations, including the Association of Canada Archivists, Canadian Library Association, Saskatchewan Library Association, Canadian Historical Association, Canadian Plains Research Centre, Shevchenko Scientific Society, Ukrainian Free Academy of Arts and Sciences, Ukrainian Catholic Councils of Canada and Ukrainian Canadian Congress.

Historique de la conservation

Nadia Kazymyra, daughter of Bohdan Kazymyra, donated some of these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in three accessions between 2002 and 2013: R2002-237 (September 3, 2002); R2003-280 (October 3, 2003); and 2012-255 (November 29, 2012, March 18, 2013, September 12, 2013, and December 4, 2013).
Bohdan Kazymyra loaned some of these records for copying to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives, in one accession in 1978: R78-071 (January 10, 1978).

Portée et contenu

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by Bohdan Kazymyra of Regina, Saskatchewan relating mainly to his activities as a historian, educator, author, librarian and archivist. Personal records are included.

The fonds consists of eleven series: Correspondence; Research Material by Subject; Research Material by Archival Repository; Archival Documents; Published Material; Research Notes and Drafts of Writings; Written Works; Professional Activities; Photographs; Personal and Sound Recordings.

The types of records included are correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, publications, newsletters, research notes, published and unpublished manuscripts, certificates, diplomas, postcards, photographs, sound recordings, a moving image and a map.

The fonds includes a 1965 publication written in the Ukrainian language by Bohdan Z. Kazymyra entitled Development of the Ukrainian Catholic Group in Canada (Pamphlet File - Ukrainians in Canada) and a 1958 publication written in the English language by Bohdan Z. Kazymyra entitled Achievements of Metropolitan A. Sheptyckyj for Ukrainian Canadians (Pamphlet File - Ukrainians in Canada).

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État de conservation

The records are in good physical condition.

Source immédiate d'acquisition

Bohdan Kazymyra donated some of these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in five accessions between 1974 and 1984: 1284 (Photo R) (December 1, 1974); R77-277 (December 7, 1977); R80-575 (August 13, 1980); R80-875 (December 23, 1980); and R84-301 (August 20, 1984).
Bohdan Kazymyra donated some of these records to the Saskatoon office, Saskatchewan Archives, in two accessions in 1985: S85-137 (July 18, 1985); and S85-236 (December 18, 1985).


Arrangement reflects both original order and archival intervention. The majority of file titles were supplied by the archivist.

Langue des documents

  • anglais
  • allemand
  • ukrainien

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The records are predominately in the Ukrainian language, although some of the records are in English and a lesser number are in French, German and Italian. Some file titles have been transliterated from Ukrainian into the English alphabet with any translations listed in brackets following the original title.

Localisation des originaux

Box number(s): 1-32

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Restrictions d'accès

Records are open for research use.

Délais d'utilisation, de reproduction et de publication

Use, publication and/or reproduction are subject to terms and conditions of the Copyright Act. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.
Copyright has been transferred to the Saskatchewan Archives Board through an agreement with Nadia Kazymyra dated 10 March 2003.

To consult the records, visit or contact the Regina and Saskatoon offices.

Instruments de recherche

SAFA 105 consists of fonds and series descriptions, file listings of textual records, photographs, sound recordings, a moving image and a map.

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Éléments associés

Related material: Copies of essays written by students of History N336 class taught by Dr. Bohdan Kazymyra at the University of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus, are located in the Regina office (R-1348, Section VI and file X.A.5).
An address on records retention programming by Bohdan Z. Kazymyra, librarian-archivist with the Saskatchewan Power Corporation, presented at the meeting of the National Office Management Association, Regina Chapter on March 15, 1960 is located in the Regina office (Pamphlet File - Records (1)).

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No further accruals are expected.

Note générale

Location for retrieval: Regina - Hillsdale; Saskatoon - Murray


Restriction record identifier: 1977

Restriction record created: 2015-08-24 by KMAJOR

Status of records review:
Access to records open. Records review conclusion based on information about the accession, fonds, series, or collection.

Restrictions information:
Determination date: 2015-08-24
Expiry date: 2003-03-10

Path to rights/restrictions documentation: J:\Restrict_Rights_Assoc_Doc\Kazymyra_Bohdan.pdf


Archival staff replaced original file folders with acid-free folders and removed elastic bands, paper clips and other fasteners. If notations existed on the files folders, they were photocopied and placed in the front of the file.
Photographs were placed in plastic sleeves and acid-free envelopes.

Désignations alphanumériques

Textual records: F 196, R-E115, R-E1205, R-E1891, R-E1892, R-E1893, R-E1894, Pamphlet File - Ukrainians in Canada, S-YF 403.1, S-G 745.1 to S-G 745.6
Photographs: R-A12353, R-A25167 to R-A25236, R-A32446 to R-A32541, R-B8826 to R-B8830, R-B14197 to R-B14207, R-D2509, GM-PH-2738 to GM-PH-2744
Map: A1378
Sound recordings: SR-561 to SR-603
Moving image: MI-4660

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F 196

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Règles ou conventions

Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.



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  • anglais

Langage d'écriture de la description

  • latin


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