June Dutka:

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

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

Finding aid encoded by Marta Dabros (June 2013)
Finding aid written in English.



Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library

Creator:
June Dutka

Title:
June Dutka fonds

Dates:
1932-2012

Quantity:
0.6 m of textual materials, 28 photographs

Identification:
MSS 392, PC 337, A12-119

English, Ukrainian

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Biography of June Dutka

June Dutka was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1943, the daughter of Michael Philip and Olga Andrusyshen Dutka. She has one brother, Michael Joseph Dutka. She attended St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic School, currently named Immaculate Heart of Mary School, and Sisler High School.

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She received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba in 1964, and a Bachelor of Library Science from the University of British Columbia in 1966.

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June joined the University of Manitoba Libraries in July 1966 as a Librarian in the Reference Department, Elizabeth Dafoe Library. Shortly thereafter, she became Head of the Government Documents Collection and Bibliographer for the Departments of Political Studies and Economics, a position she held until 1995 when she was appointed as the first full-time Libraries Development Officer, a position she maintained until her early retirement in 1998.

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Mid-career, June held a national presence in the area of government documents. She contributed substantially to the study and growth of government publications and government information as an important source of data in Canada. She was the recipient of various awards, including the University of Manitoba President’s Award on University Outreach. In 2001, she was appointed Librarian Emeritus, the first librarian within the University of Manitoba Libraries to receive this title.

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In addition to numerous journal articles, book reviews, and conference papers, June authored two books. In the summer of 2000, June’s first book, "The Grace of Passing: Constantine H. Andrusyshen, the Odyssey of a Slavist," was published (Edmonton: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press). In this biographical sketch of her well-known uncle, a Winnipeg-born linguist, literary scholar, translator, and head of the Slavic Department at the University of Saskatchewan from 1945-1975, she illustrated throughout the very high value that the pioneer generation placed on education.

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She also authored "St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church: Celebrating 100 Years: Together for Tomorrow" (Winnipeg: St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 2006), a commemorative centennial history of her parish church, which was awarded second place at the Manitoba Historical Society Awards event in 2007. In addition, she wrote the biographical sketches about Marie Negrycz McIntyre, Eudoxia Shewchuk, and Anna Yonker for inclusion in "Extraordinary Ordinary Women – Manitoba Women in History" (Manitoba Clubs of the Canadian Federation of University Women, 2000).

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June belonged to a local book club for over ten years, is a long-time member of Alpha Omega Alumnae, Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Canadian Library Association, and Manitoba Library Association. She was Convenor of Armchair Travel at the University Women’s Club of Winnipeg and a board member of the St. Paul’s College Foundation. For a number of years, June sat on the Board of the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Winnipeg and the Scholarship Committee of the University Women’s Club of Winnipeg.

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June has traveled extensively, exploring numerous parts of North and South America, Asia, Europe, and the Baltic countries.

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She lives in Winnipeg.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The fonds consists of records relating to Dutka’s career at the University of Manitoba Libraries, her publications, records relating to her community involvement, records she collected about community members (including obituaries of University of Manitoba staff and faculty and their families), records about Patty and Anton Kirk, cultural and community event brochures, and various outside publications.

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The fonds also consists of photographs documenting the 2 Millionth Volume event at the University of Manitoba Libraries and the interior of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church, taken by Ms. Dutka as part of her submission to CBC's "Seven Wonders of Canada" contest.

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The fonds contains two oversize items: a calendar and a commemorative plaque.

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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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Custodial History

The records were transferred to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by June Dutka in 2012.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Career - University of Manitoba Libraries [ 1976-2009 ]
BoxFolder
11 School Open House Program 1985-1993
2 June's publications - 1 1978-1989
3 June's publications - 2 1986-1988
4 June's publications - 3 1978-1991
5 University of Manitoba Libraries - Events brochures 1996, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007
6 University of Manitoba Libraries - One Millionth Volume Event April 12, 1976
7 University of Manitoba Libraries - Two Millionth Volume Event November 4, 1997

22 photographs of the event are located in PC 337, Box 1, Folder 1.

BoxFolder
21 Work project documentation and references - 1 1983-1989
2 Work project documentation and references - 2 1982-1992
3 Work project documentation and references - 3 1982-1991
4 Work project documentation and references - 4 1990-1992
5 Work project documentation and references - 5 1985-1991

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Community Involvement 1932-2012
BoxFolder
31 June's submission to CBC's "Seven Wonders of Canada" Contest - St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church 2007

6 photographs of the church interior are located in PC 337, Box 1, Folder 2.

2 University Women's Club of Winnipeg - Armchair Travel 2005-2010
3 Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Winnipeg - Programs 1997, 2000, 2002-2012
4 Obituaries - University of Manitoba Libraries staff and families 1993-2012
5 Obituaries - University of Manitoba faculty and other 1976-2012
6 Obituaries - Saskatchewan 2000-2012
7 Patty Kirk - Graduation and teaching certificates, biographical information, obituary 1932-1995
8 Anton Kirk - Interviews, correspondence, biographical information, obituary 2005-2008

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Community Events 1964-2012
BoxFolder
41 Cultural and community events - brochures and programs 1964-1993
2 Cultural and community events - brochures and programs 1996-2012

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Publications 1973-2012
BoxFolder
51 Ukrainian Canadian Review November 1973
2 Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Winnipeg Newsletter - "Titipu Times" 1991-2012
3 Ukrainian Catholic Women's League of Canada Newsletter - "Nasha Doroha" 1998-2011
4 Ex Libris Association - Libraries that Built Canada - 2004 Calendar 2004
5 Shevchenko Foundation - Annual Reports; Books of Legacy and Remembrance 2009-2012
6 Ukrainian Catholic News - "Progress" 2009, 2012
7 Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre - Annual Report 2011
8 Ukrainian Canadian Congress - Annual Reports 2008-2009
9 Ukrainian Canadian Congress Newsletter - "Visnyk" 2010-2012

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PC 337 - Photograph Collection 1997-2007
BoxFolder
11 University of Manitoba Libraries - 2 Millionth Volume Event November 4, 1997
2 June's Submission to CBC's "Seven Wonders of Canada" Contest - Photographs of St. Mary's Ukrainian Catholic Church 2007

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Oversize material 1992, 1997
BoxFolder
1 Oversize material - 2 items: 1 calendar ("Spirit of Ukraine: 500 Years of Painting - Selections from the State Museum of Ukrainian Art, Kiev", 1992 Calendar); 1 commemorative plaque ("University of Manitoba Libraries 2 Millionth Volume Event, November 14, 1997") 1992, 1997

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