St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Johnstown (Pa.) records

This collection contains the parish records of St. Peter and Paul Church in Johnstown, Pa., including baptism, marriage, and funeral records; meeting minutes; financial and legal records; and photographs and ephemera.

Summary Information

Creator St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Johnstown (Pa.)
Title St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Johnstown (Pa.) records
ID r.09
Dates 1925-2018
Quantity 4 Linear Feet
Languages All records are in English except as noted in the container list below.
Repository Ukrainian History and Education Center Archives

Biographical / Historical

St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Johnstown (original name: "Moxham Ukrainian Greek Orthodox National Church of St. Peter and Paul") was founded in the early 20th century and became a part of the jurisdiction of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in the 1920s. It closed due to declining membership in July 2020.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains financial records, meeting minutes, metrical records, photographs, and other materials related to the activities of St. Peter and Paul Church in Johnstown, Pa.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form: Identification of item, date (if known); St. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Johnstown (Pa.) records; box number; folder number; Ukrainian History and Education Center, Somerset, New Jersey.

Conditions Governing Access

Access and use of this collection may be subject to restrictions, particularly regarding information related to possibly still-living individuals.

Controlled Access Headings


  • Ukrainian Americans--Religious life


  • Pennsylvania--Pittsburgh Region


  • Church records and registers
  • Minutes (Records)
  • Photographs
  • Legal instruments

Status of materials

These materials belong to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, and are on deposit with the Ukrainian History and Education Center for processing, preservation, and access.

Container List

Metrical records, 1925-2018.  
Baptism, marriage, and funeral records, 1925-1948.

Language of materials


  • box 1 volume 1
Parishioner cards, circa 1950-circa 1980.

Scope and Contents

This file consists of preprinted cards, each corresponding to a parishioner, which contain some or all of the following information: address, phone number, parent's names, birth date, marriage date, name of spouse, names of children and their religion (if not Orthodox) and place of residence, and death date and place of burial. These cards may have been used instead of formal metrical records for this record keeping period.

  • box 1 folder 1
Baptism records, 1996-2018.
  • volume 2
Funeral records, 1996-2002.
  • volume 3
Items inserted into metrical books, 1999-2018.

Scope and Contents

Contains loose certificates of baptism, marriage licenses, and clergy records of funerals.

  • box 1 folder 2
Meeting minutes and administrative records, 1949-2014.  
"Yearly Meetings", 1961-1970.
  • box 1 volume 5
Meeting minutes and letters to parish board, 1970-1972.
  • box 1 folder 3
Meeting minutes, 1971-2011.
  • box 3 volume 10
Meeting minutes, 1989-2014.
  • box 1 folder 7
Committees, officers, correspondence, and membership lists, 1972-2001.
  • box 1 folder 8
Choir Club and other parish organization meeting minutes, 1949-1970.
  • volume 6
Senior Ukrainian Orthodox League meeting minutes, 1971-1982.
  • volume 7
Junior Ukrainian Orthodox League meeting minutes, 1968-1976.
  • box 1 folder 4
Financial records, 1952-2013.  
Check register, 1979-1982.
  • box 2 volume 7
  • box 1 folder 5
Ukrainian Orthodox League treasurer's record book, 1952-1982.
  • box 2 volume 8
Ukrainian Orthodox League treasurer's record book, 1982-1987.
  • box 2 volume 9
Bank statements and cancelled checks, 1980-1987.
  • box 1 folder 6
Financial statements and reports, 1991-1993, 2012-2013.
  • box 1 folder 9
Legal records and bylaws, 1927-1988.  
Legal records, 1927-1988.

Scope and Contents

Contains deeds, mortgage documents, agreements, incorporation and name change records, bylaws, and similar official legal documents.

  • box 3 folder 1
Bylaws, 1935.

Language of materials


  • oversize 1
Photographs, correspondence, ephemera, and realia  
Photographs, printing plates, and audio-visual media

Processing Information

Includes photographs originally filed together with newspaper clippings.

Scope and Contents

Contains photograph albums, loose photographs and negatives, halftone printing plates of parish photographs, VHS video tape "Consecration SS. Peter & Paul Ukr. Orth. Church", and 2" quad video tape of parish dance ensemble.

  • box 3 folder 2
  • box 4
  • box 5
  • box 6
  • oversize 2
  • reel 1
Ukrainian National Association certificate, 1940.
  • oversize 3
Architectural drawings and posters
  • oversize 4
Correspondence and ephemera

Scope and Contents

Contains letters, ephemera, booklets, blank stationery, and ticket stubs.

  • box 3 folder 3
Commemorative books
  • box 3 folder 4
Newspaper clippings

Processing Information

Original photographs that were filed with clippings have been transferred to the "Photographs" file and labeled as separated material.

  • box 3 folder 5

Scope and Contents

Contains a rubber stamp, the official parish seal embosser, and a Sunday School donation plate.

  • object 1
  • object 2
  • object 3