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Biographical materials

The series contains the following materials:

  • Handwritten autobiographical notes in Ukrainian (1950s-1970s)
  • Typed autobiographical materials (1960s-1970s)
  • Newspaper clippings with P. Lazarowich's biographical materials in Ukrainian and English (1930s-1990s)

Lazarowich, Peter John

Documents of the Ukrainian Greek-Orthodox Church of Canada

Peter Lazarowich was a member of the Consistory of the Ukrainian Greek-Orthodox Church of Canada from 1953 to 1970. His collection contain the following documents:

  • Statute and regulations of the Ukrainian Greek-Orthodox Church of Canada, 1956
  • Proposed Act of Incorporation of the Ukrainian Greek-Orthodox Church of Canada, 1928, 1960
  • Draft bill on incorporation of the Ukrainian Greek-Orthodox Church of Canada
  • Extracts from by-law and regulations (canons) of the Ukrainian Creek-Orthodox Church of Canada, 1960-1
  • Charter of the Ukrainian Greek-Orthodox Church of Canada, 1967
  • Proposed act of amend the act of the Ukrainian Greek-Orthodox Church of Canada, 1980
  • Addresses of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church to the Ukrainian Greek-Orthodox Church of Canada, 1947
  • Brochure by S.V.Savchuk, Основні засади української греко-православної церкви в Канаді, 1950
  • Materials of Consistories of the Ukrainian Greek-Orthodox Church of Canada, including programs, minutes, letters, notes, and corresponding newspaper clippings, 1952-1976
  • Statute of the J.W.Stechishin Memorial Fund
  • St. Andrew's College materials, Winnipeg, 1975-6, 1980
  • Materials of Golden Jubilee of the Ukrainian Greek-Orthodox Church of Canada, 1968
  • Materials of the Ukrainian Greek-Orthodox Church of Canada, Winnipeg, 30 July - 2 August, 1970
  • Clipping from the Herald (Вісник), Winnipeg, 1969
  • Western Diocese of the Ukrainian Greek-Orthodox Church of Canada, 1976
  • Materials related to the Metropolitan Andrew (Metiuk), 1963, 1968-9, 1974-6
  • Materials of the Western Diocese of the Ukrainian Greek-Orthodox Church of Canada, 1976
  • Materials dealing with the St. John Ukrainian Orthodox Parish, Edmonton, 1969, 1971, 1973
  • Speech of Walter Saranchuk on the need of introduction English language into the Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church's service, 1968, 1975
  • Rev. F. Kernisky, "The Epiphany: the Great Blessing of the Water," 1976
    *Paper by Father D. Luchak, "Priest with Youth and Among the Youth" (in Ukrainian)
  • Legal records related to the Ukrainian Autocephalic Orthodox Church of St. Volodimir, Inc., New York, 1966

Lazarowich, Peter John

Personal documents

  • A copy of Last Will and Testament, 1975
  • Office name tag "Peter J. Lazarowich"
  • Peter Lazarowich's two Canadian passports, 1954-1959, 1966-1971
  • Mykhailo Lazarowich's wedding invitation, 1933
  • The Union of Ukrainian Scout Emigrants' invitation to the Plast Academy in 1936
  • Invitation to the Ukrainian Free University rector O.Kolessa's 70th birthday celebration in 1937
  • Letters of reference and introduction, 1965-1977
  • Appreciation letter, 1945
  • Berezivs'kyi coat-of-arms prepared by Vasyl Niniowsky, 1969
  • Newspaper clippings about Zonia Lazarowich, 1941, 1955
  • A portrait of Peter Lazarowich
  • Three collective photos from the Ukrainian Canadian Congress in 1943, 1957, and 1962
  • Two photos from the work on a farm, 1920s-1930s,
  • 10 photos of Dmytro Doroshenko's visit to Edmonton and Saskatoon in 1937
  • A portrait with an inscription of Judge Jaroslaw Arsenych, also Arsenych's bio and newspaper clipping with an obituary
  • A funny postcard "Для мами від тата"

Lazarowich, Peter John

Ukrainian Self-Reliance Association (USRA/TYC), Union of Ukrainian Community Centres (SUND), and Ukrainian Canadian Youth Association (SUMK)

The series consists of materials collected by Lazarowich who was the National President of USRA/TYC and SUND in 1958-1963 (parts of USRLC). In particular it contains:

  • USRA/TYC statute and by-laws 1961, 1966, 197?
  • USRA/TYC circular letters and bulletins, 1960-3, 1973
  • USRA/TYC correspondence, 1963, 1973
  • Lists of USRA/TYC local branches, 1950s-1970s
  • Alberta Provincial Executive, 1963, 1966, 1970-4
  • USRA/TYC Edmonton branch, membership lists, 1957-9,1961, 1964
  • USRA/TYC Edmonton branch correspondence, 1956, 1966, 1975
  • Panel discussion "The governing and administrative structure of the Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church of Canada," USRA/TYC Edmonton branch, 1975
  • SUND statute and correspondence, 1962-3
  • SUND, "New European War and Ukrainian Problem," 1939
  • SUMK, National Executive, 1970s

Lazarowich, Peter John

Ukrainian Canadian Congress

  • Materials of the 6th Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Winnipeg, 1959
  • Materials of the 7th Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Winnipeg, 1962
  • Materials of the 9th Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Winnipeg, 1969
  • Materials of the 10th Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Winnipeg, 1971
  • Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Edmonton Branch, various materials including minutes of the Centennial Committee and Lazarowich's correspondence related to the centennial celebrations, 1964-7

Lazarowich, Peter John


  • I. Goresky's translation of the first two chapters of J.W.Stechishin's book, "History of the Ukrainian-Canadians"
  • English translation of the article "Ukrainians in Canada and their future" by Yaroslav Halytskiy, 1971

Lazarowich, Peter John

Peter John Lazarowich collection

  • CA BMUFA 0282
  • Collection
  • 1928-1993, predominant 1932-1980

The collection comprises personal and official documents collected by Peter Lazarowich during his career as a student of the Charles University and the Ukrainian Free University in Prague, Canadian lawyer and Ukrainian community leader. It includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, the creator's diaries and passports, minutes of organizations, photographs, etc.

Lazarowich, Peter John

Other briefs, declarations, speeches, reports, and addresses

  • Brief Submitted to the Commission on Education planning. Prepared and presented by the Ukrainian Language Association affiliated with the Modern and Classical Language Council of the Alberta Teachers' Association, 1970
  • A brief submitted to the Government of Alberta on the Ukrainians, the new Canadian constitution, the laws of Alberta and the policies of the Government of Alberta. Prepared and presented by the Ukrainian Professional and Businessmen's Club of Edmonton, April 14, 1971
  • Brief to the Honorable Paul Martin, Secretary of State for External Affairs, 1965
  • Addresses by John N. Decore at the University of Alberta convocation and on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Ukrainian Professional and Business Club in Edmonton, 1980
  • Community Folk Art Council of Toronto, briefs and conference materials, 1964
  • Notes for remarks by the Prime Minister to the Ukrainian-Canadian Congress, Winnipeg, October 9, 1971
  • Noes for a speech by the Hon. Martin O'Connell to the Polonia of Tomorrow Conference, Winnipeg, October 10, 1971
  • The Ukrainian Predicament on Canada, speech, author unknown
  • An address by Frank Underhill "The Future of Canadian Political Thought," Saskatoon, 1964
  • A handwritten address, "Native School"
  • Ukrainian problem by the Representative Committee of Ukrainian Canadians, Declaration, 1939
  • Typewritten coly of a speech on people with non Anglo-Saxon names in Canada, 1945
  • Ukrainian Students Survey Conducted at the University of Alberta in February, 1968
  • A tribute dinner in honor of Mr. Justice John N. Decore on the occasion of his retirement as Chief Judge of the District Court of Alberta, 1979
  • Congressional Record: Proceedings and debates of the 92nd Congress, First Session, Washington, 1971. - Re. Introduction of the Ethnic Heritage Studies Centers Act of 1971

Lazarowich, Peter John

Ukrainian Self-Reliance League of Canada

The series contains materials collected by Lazarowich, who was an influential individual in the USRL/CYC family organization, founding member of USRL/CYC in 1927, elected Dominion President of the USRLC in 1936-1940.

  • Correspondence, 1956-1974
  • Executive, circular letters and minutes, 1959-1973
  • Memorandum, 1939
  • Organization aims, objects, and structure, 1960s
  • USRLC Statute, 1960;
  • USRLC bulletins, 1965-1968
  • Materials of annual conventions and preconvention meetings in Saskatoon 1935, 1936; Winnipeg and Edmonton 1958; Toronto 1960 and 1967; Edmonton 1962 and 1969; Winnipeg 1963 and 1973
  • Materials of USRLC provincial congresses in Alberta in 1960, 1961, 1967, 1972
  • Materials of the SUS Foundation of Canada, 1964, 1971-1973
  • Information about USRLC's cultural and educational projects, 1960s-1970s
  • A letter from Lazarewich to John Syrnick (former USRLC president), 1956, and materials dealing with J. Syrnick, 1967, 1972, 1974
  • Statement made by Lazarowich on behalf of UCC and USRLC, Edmonton, 1964
  • Materials related to the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Mohyla Institute, Saskatoon, 1976, and other materials 1958, 1965
  • Materials related to St. John's Institute, Edmonton, 1973
  • Materials and a photo of the Ukrainian Voice 60th Jubilee Committee in Edmonton, 1970-1971
  • Materials of the USRLC conference held in Saskatoon in 1971, paper by Yaroslaw Lozowchuk, "The Role of Voluntary Ukrainian Canadian Organizations and the Future of the Ukrainian Ethnic Group in Canada: an Exploration of Possibilities"
  • Paper by George Foty, "To the Issue of Necessity of Increasing Studying Ukrainian Language by the Youth"
  • Programs of concerts dedicated to T. Shevchenko and S. Petliura, Winnipeg, 1948
  • Dissertation by H. Udod "The Ukrainian Self-Reliance League of Canada," Saskatoon-Munich, and the dissertation reviews, 1975

Lazarowich, Peter John

Addresses and debates on bilingualism and multiculturalism

The series consists of materials touching upon issues of bilingualism, biculturalism, and multiculturalism. In particular it includes:

  • Multiculturalism and Ukrainian-Canadians, House of Commons debates and addresses, 1971, 1973
  • Speeches and presentations by the Hon. Paul Yuzyk on multiculturalism and Canadian-Soviet relations, 1964, 1965, 1969, 1971
  • Addresses by professor M. Lupul on bilingualism, biculturalism, multiculturalism and education, 1964, 1971, 1977
  • Royal Commission on bilingualism and biculturalism, briefs, submissions, statements and other materials1960s -early 1970s
  • Address "A new cultural policy for the Province of Alberta" by Hon, Harry E. Strom, Premier of Alberta, at the Alberta Multicultural Conference, July 16, 1971

Lazarowich, Peter John