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Ukrainian community in Wroclaw collection

  • CA BMUFA 0039
  • Collection
  • 2016

The collection consists of the photographs by Andriy Nahachewsky taken while in Wroclaw in the summer of 2016; music scores and publications collected at the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic church. There is a large Ukrainian community in this big city, which became part of Poland after WW2, and to which Ukrainians voluntarily and involuntarily moved as Poland Polonized Silesia (and de-Ukrainianized Lemkivshchyna, Chelm, Przemysl). The church is a huge cathedral. It is historically important and is a tourist destination.

The photographs depict the cathedral (Українська католицька катедра Воздвиження Чесного Хреста), Prawoslawna Parafia sw. Archaniola Michala (Orthodox Slavic Church), Ukrainian restaurants in Wroclaw, a graffito of Ukrainian trident.

Music scores are handwritten, typed or copied notation of the music sung by the cathedral choir, including church music, carols, Holodomor concert, etc.

The publications include one issue of the monthly periodical of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church in Poland "Blahovist" (Благовіст), one issue of "Khrystyians'kyi holos" (Християнський голос) - a Ukrainian religious newspaper published in Munich, and an issue of the newspaper "Nash vybir" (Наш вибір) - a newspaper for Ukrainians in Poland. There is a brochure of the Prawoslawna Parafia sw. Archaniola Michala (Orthodox Slavic Church).

Nahachewsky, Andriy

Zemlya/Nanaskomun collection

  • CA BMUFA 0080
  • Collection
  • 23 September 2012

On September 23, 2012, Myrna Kostash co-hosted an event in Edmonton called Zemlya/Nanaskomun (The land/We give thanks): A Ceremonial Exchange of Gifts, which meant to remind there there had once been a relationship between Ukrainians and Cree peoples. A collections consists of photographs of the event, and an article about the event by Myrna Kostash in the albertaviews. Andriy Nahachewsky and Lynnien Pawluk participated in the event. Andriy shared a story of his grandfather. Lynnien shared gifts with a representative of the Aboriginal community. See the article for detailed description of the event.

Kostash, Myrna

Life, dance and art of Chester Kuc

  • CA BMUFA 0058
  • Collection
  • August 20, 2003

The collection consists of an interview conducted with Chester Myroslav Kuc by Andriy Nahachewsky and Larisa Sembaliuk Cheladyn on August 20, 2003. The interview focused primarily on Chester Kuc's life story, his youth and his parents' encouragement for him to be active. It also deals with his teaching dance and the founding of Shumka and Cheremosh, and dance in general. Some information about his house and his various other arts and crafts interests: embroidery, pysanky, etc. is included as well.

Nahachewsky, Andriy

Ukrainian proverbs in Zabava Program collection

  • CA BMUFA 0037
  • Collection
  • 2011-2016

The collection consists of the audio recordings of proverbs recorded by Jason Golinowski with Andriy Nahachewsky for the Zabava program on the 840 CFCW.

Nahachewsky, Andriy

Andriy Nahachewsky Brazil collection

  • CA BMUFA 0045
  • Collection
  • 2009-2010

Andriy Nahachewsky travelled to Brazil for 6 months (Nov 2009 – May 2010), and worked intensively to document the traditional culture of the Ukrainian community there (some 400,000 people, rural and urban). He visited some 40 communities with a significant Ukrainian population in the states of Parana, Sao Paulo and Santa Catarina. He recorded over 250 interviews, took approximately 12,000 photographs and recorded 53 hours of video recordings. He collected a small number of artifacts of traditional life, and amassed a library of approximately 200 books (either hard copy or electronically as pdf). Research methods included audience/participation, unstructured, and semi-structured interviews, as well as work in personal and institutional archives.

Since this was the first substantial ethnographic/folkloristic documentation of this community, Andriy cast the project’s mandate quite broadly, collecting diachronic and synchronic information on material culture (farming practices, foodlore, traditional crafts, folk architecture, religious painting), as well as oral traditions (dialectal speech, songs, legends, personal experience narratives), customary lore (particularly weddings, Christmas, Easter and other calendar holidays), spiritual culture (formal religion as well as folk beliefs, folk medicine, etc), performing arts (music and dance) and local history. In all cases, he was interested in continuity from the European heritage, but also particularly in hybridity and change in the community’s traditions.

The main goal of the project was to collect materials to write a book comparing Ukrainian traditional culture on three continents. People from western Ukraine emigrated to both Canada and Brazil from the same villages (mostly from the province of Galicia in what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire), at the same time (largest wave of migration from 1891 until 1914), and for the same reasons (scarcity of farmland in Galicia, while Canada and Brazil were both hoping to settle newly opened agricultural territories quickly).

The traditions of the community in Brazil are rich and conceptually interesting. They are similar to Canadian traditions in many ways, but also quite different. The data raise numerous issues in ethnic symbolism, cultural continuity, and the relationship between traditions and their environment. Key strengths in the data relate to wedding traditions, personal history narratives, ethnic dance traditions, religious art, and calendar customs. There is good new information on regional diversity within the Ukrainian communities in Brazil.

Nahachewsky, Andriy

Andriy Nahachewsky ethnographic collection

  • CA BMUFA 0135
  • Collection
  • 1982

The collection consists of various course assignments submitted by Andriy when he was a master and PhD student in the Ukrainian Folklore Program at the University of Alberta. The assignments cover different topics of Ukrainian and Ukrainian Canadian traditional culture and folklore, and include field recordings as well as final essays.

Nahachewsky, Andriy