Welcome to the archival database
of the Bohdan Medwidsky Ukrainian Folklore Archives (BMUFA)!

This database allows you to access descriptions of archival materials and special collections housed at the BMUFA. Use the search box or browse options to get started and discover the rich collections of the archives. This database is based on AtoM software, which stands for Access to Memory (see more http://accesstomemory.org).

From the menu on the left, you can BROWSE collections, their creators, topics and places. You can also SEARCH the Archives using the search box on top.

Please visit the BMUFA website to learn more about the Archives. The BMUFA is part of the Peter and Doris Kule Centre for Ukrainian and Canadian Folklore (Kule Folklore Centre) at the University of Alberta. More info: www.ukrfolk.ca

This site is a WORK IN PROGRESS. It is meant to become the main point of access to and discovery of the numerous collections of the BMUFA. Descriptions of collections are added continuously. Many digitized and born-digital materials will be also available through this database. The users will be able to listen to interviews, watch video recordings, and look through the photographs and documents that are part of the Bohdan Medwidsky Ukrainian Folklore Archives.

We use Canadian Rules for Archival Description (RAD) as the description standard for our archival collections, International Standard Archival Authority Record (ISAAR) for creators' descriptions, and extended Dublin Core for many of our item level descriptions and some of our digital initiatives. We also use Library of Congress/American Folklore Society Ethnographic Thesaurus for our subject terms.

If you have any questions, please contact us at ukrfolk@ualberta.ca