Fonds MG 348 - Kathy Szalasnzyj fonds

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Kathy Szalasnzyj fonds

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MG 348

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  • [ca. 1986]-2001 (Creation)

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1.3 m of textual records

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Kathlyn Rose Marie Szalasznyj (nee Danyluk) was born in Canora, Saskatchewan and attended the University of Saskatchewan, earning her BA (1974), MA (1977) and BEd (1978). She was employed with the Saskatchewan Archives Board from 1979-1986, and served as editor of Saskatchewan History from 1990-1992. She has worked as a researcher for the city's Heritage office; the Public Library; and the Municipal Heritage Advisory Board, as well as teaching creative and life-story writing classes for a number of years. She wrote a series of fictional pieces for CBC Regina radio's "Radio Noon" program and has had several articles published. She was employed as the Outreach Archivist for the Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists and curently works at SIAST.

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This fonds contains research materials, writings, correspondence, documents and photographs relating to Szalasznyj's life, career and interests. They include information on heritage buildings, creative writing projects and courses including memoir-writing (containing the episode memoirs of approximately 60 persons who wrote assignments) and relate to a variety of organizations such as Wysla School District 4106, Laision Magazine, CBC Radio "Letters From Vantage Point" series, Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee projects and other local history projects, the Saskatoon Memory Writers Club, which she helped to found, Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, Saskatoon and the Orthodox faith in Canada, and Doukhobor interests.

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This fonds has been organized into four series:

  1. General Alphabetical Subject/Nominal
  2. Heritage Buildings Research
  3. Memory Writing
  4. Reference Materials

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One file is closed for 5 years. There are no other restrictions on access.

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