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Bezmutko family

Mike Bezmutko was born September 15, 1866 in Poland. His wife Mary Zuhajewych was born April 16, 1868 in Poland. They had seven children. According to Homestead Patent dated 1907, they obtained entry for their homestead in 1904, built their house and started their residence in 1903, their address at that time was New Ottawa, Saskatchewan. They got their naturalization in 1906 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

Bibliography

The series consists of a bibliography compiled by Jason Golinowski in the course of his research, as well as newspaper clippings and copies of articles related to history of Ukrainian festivals in Canada, and theoretical approaches to studying festivals.

Biographical records

The series contains biographical materials and information concerning Dr Medwisky's early life, education, and academic career. Materials include his personal correspondence, church and religious activities, philanthropic activities, investments, personal documents, and professional documents.

Chapters & Verses

The series consists of the documentary film about Wasyl directed by his daughter Oksana Kuryliw, a video of the introduction to the first screening, and a poster of the screening event in Edmonton.

Cherweniuk family

Yelena Cherweniuk's (the wife of Petro Yakemchuk) two brothers George and Nikola Cherweniuk followed their sister to Canada (1912). George Cherweniuk left a wife (whom he later divorced) and a family behind in Bukovina. Two brothers worked together for a time in Winnipeg, Manitoba, saving money for a farm, however, Nikola elected to return to his homeland, leaving behind his share of the money in return for George's farm in Ukraine. George bough a farm near his sister Yelena, in Andrew. He married Magdelena Fedorak, sister of Lena Fedorak (who became Vasil Yakemchuk's wife). Unfortunately, she died with their infant daughter in childbirth, after which, George moved to Smoky Lake, Alberta.

George Cherweniuk married Domka Wedenivski, who journeyed to Canada by herself in 1926. Her uncle, Sam, owned a hotel in Smoky Lake, Alberta, and she worked there for three years until she met George.

Community engagement

This series includes receipts from Tovarystvo Narodnoho Domu v Edmontoni and Novyny from 1918-1928; a postcard from the Canadian Ukrainian Publishing company to Alex Zarsky (1924); membership cards with the Ukrains'kyi Narodn'ii Dim, Edmonton for Oleksa and Kateryna Zarsky; correspondence from the Ukrains'kyi Narodn'ii Dim; a commemorative ribbon; "Adresnyi lyst" to Orest and Emelia Zarsky from the Ukrainian Sporting Sitch Association of Canada (Edmonton, Alberta), October 14th, 1939; Certificate to honoured member Mrs. Emilia Zarsky from the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League. This series also contains records from the Ukrainian Catholic Women's League (Edmonton)

Edmonton area

This series includes materials from interviews collected with people living in the Edmonton area. This series includes transcripts and audio recordings from interviews and photographs.

Franko poems

The series consists of sheets of paper with poems of Ivan Franko handwritten on them by Wasyl Kuryliw.

Funeral related materials

The file includes funeral photographs of family members of Wasyl and Anna sent to them from Ukraine, as well as two telegrams from the family in Ukraine to the Kuryliws about family members' passing.

General folklore studies

This series contains records related to Dr. Medwidsky activities within the Folklore Studies Association of Canada, including his term as a President, as well as in the American Folklore Society. Various information about folklore studies in North America has been compiled by Bohdan Medwidsky and later adapted and used for the Ukrainian Folklore Program at the University of Alberta. His connections with known folklorists such as Robert Bohdan Klymasz and Michael Taft (later of the Library of Congress) are also reflected in this series.

Girl in red dress tango

Gordon Gordey documents his dance concepts and libretto, including performance photographs, for the creation of the original dance theatre work Girl in the Red Dress TANGO. Created for the Ukrainian Shumka Dancers of Canada.

First Draft Concept/Libretto was created in 2006.
Premiere Performance, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton: November 10, 2007.

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