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Sluzar music score collection

  • CA BMUFA 0020
  • Collection
  • late 1800s - late 1900s

The Sluzar Music Score is a collection of over 1,600 handwritten, copied and printed sheet music items and musical scores, and it contains more than 2,500 individual songs. It contains a unique variety of musical genres – from folk songs to opera and operetta scores, and from classical to liturgical and spiritual songs. Most of the pieces are arranged for choral performance; however, many solos, duets, quartets, and even instrumental arrangements are included as well.

The collection spans nearly a century in its compositions and publications, from the late 1800s to the end of the 20th century. Its songs reflect the incredibly rich historical legacy of the Ukrainian people and chronicle events from Cossack and chumak times all the way to the World Wars of the 1900s. The collection also strongly reflects the customs and traditions of the Ukrainian people through its assortment of folk songs – from hahilky and Kupalo songs to koliadky and shchedrivky.

Sluzar, Wolodymyr

Sharak family collection

  • CA BMUFA 0064
  • Collection
  • 1891-1976

The collection consist of personal documents (birth certificates from Audtro-Hungarian Empire, marriage certificate, military ticket from inter-war Poland), immigration documents (passports with visas, ship cards) and other personal documents of Andrew and Polly Sharak. Both Polish passports have their photographs.

Sharak family

Porayko-Kyforuk family collection

  • CA BMUFA 0002
  • Collection
  • 1895-1980s

Collection consists of correspondence, memoirs, diaries, school reports, financial documents, photographs, research notes of Sophia Kyforuk and Octavia Hall.

Kyforuk family

UCAMA presentations collection

  • CA BMUFA 0272
  • Collection
  • 1901-1992

This collection includes speeches, addresses, and public presentations, predominantly unpublished, by various community leaders. The collection contains materials of many leaders and members of women's organizations.

Ukrainian Canadian Archives and Museum of Alberta

Manoly Lupul collection

  • CA BMUFA 0265
  • Collection
  • 1903-1999, predominantly 1960s-1990s

The collection consists of various materials, newspaper clippings, manuscripts, minutes, brochures, periodicals about history, culture, Ukrainian organizations, education and bilingual programs in Western Canada collected and organized by Manoly Lupul.

Lupul, Manoly

Volodymyr Plaviuk proverbs collection

  • CA BMUFA 0237
  • Collection
  • 1908-1946

This is a typed manuscript of Ukrainian proverbs compiled by Volodymyr Plaviuk (Vladimir Plawiuk). Many have handwritten notes next to them, corrections, or translations.

Plaviuk, Volodymyr

Chester and Luba Kuc UCAMA collection

  • CA BMUFA 0266
  • Collection
  • 1911-1998, predominant 1950s-1980s

The collection consists of materials related to Chester and Luba Kuc's professional and social life. It includes materials representing dance groups founded or taught by Chester; photographs of Ukrainian costumes and dances; concert programs, music scores of Ukrainian songs, a collection of Ukrainian postcards, and some self-published educational materials of the Ukrainian youth organizations.

Kuc, Chester and Luba

Gaudun-Lakusta family collection

  • CA BMUFA 0015
  • Collection
  • 1912-2004

The collection consists of personal documents, immigration documents, photographs, audio and video recordings about a life of Nick and Stephani (nee Hretciuk) Gaudun and John Lakusta and his family.

Gaudun family

Old Ukrainian Canadian newspapers

  • Collection
  • 1914-1931
  • Ukrains'kyi holos/Ukrainian Voice, Winnipeg: 1914, 1915, 1916-1917, 1918, 1919
  • Kanadyis'kui Rusyn/Canadian Ruthenian, Winnipeg: 1917, 1918 + 7 loose issues 1-1914, 3-1916, 1-1917, 1-1918, 1-1919
  • Kanadyis'kyi Ukrainets'/Canadian Ukrainian (previously Kanadyis'kyi Rusyn): 1919-1920, 1921-1922, 1928-1931

Parasia and Wasyl Iwanec collection

  • CA BMUFA 0280
  • Collection
  • 1915-2013, predominantly 1940s-2013

The collection contains materials of an artist Parasia Iwanec such as photographs and reproductions of her paintings, reviews, newspaper articles about the artist, exhibit programs, biography, personal documents, as well as embroidered shirts and tablecloths, ceramics. A small part of the collection consists of Wasyl Iwanec papers such as official documents, memoirs, and autobiography.

Iwanec, Parasia and Wasyl

John Yaremko and Mike Kotyk collection

  • CA BMUFA 0288
  • Collection
  • 1917-2003, predominantly 1920s-1930s

The collection consists of papers accumulated over the years by John Yaremko. It includes twenty-two letters from his nephew Mike Kotyk, ten letters from Mike Zahara, letters and postcards from Makuch, M. Mузика (M. Muzyka), Jackowsky, John Diakun, В. Вернюк (William Werniuk), Mike Lazoruk, and several letters from the government. There are also other documents such as tax payment receipts, meal tickets, the Workers' Benevolent Association of Canada membership card, unemployment relief card, 'notices of distress,' a filed lawsuit, etc. Yaremko's photo was taken around 1920s. His biography was written by Rose Kotyk in 2003.

Yaremko, John

Oleh and Bozhena Iwanusiw collection

  • CA BMUFA 0273
  • Collection
  • 1918-1990, predominantly 1985-1988

The collection consists of materials related to the "Church in Ruins" project initiated and conducted by Oleh Iwanusiw. In particular the collection comprises six albums of original photographs predominantly of churches, crosses and Christian sacral places, but also important cultural events and people, scholarly papers and other textual materials related the creator's scholarly interests.

Iwanusiw, Oleh and Bozhena

Orest and Emilia Zarsky collection

  • CA BMUFA 0230
  • Collection
  • 1918-1996

The collection consists of personal documents of Orest and Emilia Zarsky, community event programs and other ephemera, publications on various Ukrainian and religious topics, badges and banners, an embroidered tray, and wedding clothes and items.

Zarsky, Orest and Emilia

UCAMA memorandums collection

  • CA BMUFA 0284
  • Collection
  • 1919-1990 (predominant 1930-1982)

This collection consists of various memorandums, briefs, and resolutions compiled by UCAMA. It was processed by UCAMA and updated by BMUFA

Ukrainian Canadian Archives and Museum of Alberta

Michael Luchkovich collection

  • CA BMUFA 0281
  • Collection
  • 1922-1995, predominant 1930s-1960s

The collection consists of personal papers, letters, addresses, translations, and scrapbooks. The documents show Michaele Luchkovich's activities as a member of Parliament and community leader. It also contains materials of his translation projects, literary discussions, and political debates.

Luchkovich, Michael

Ukrainian Canadian Plays collection

  • CA BMUFA 0229
  • Collection
  • 1926

The collection consists of two notebooks with handwritten Ukrainian plays, as well as some music scores. One notebook has a script of a comedy play titled "Лікар крутар або поневолі лікарем: комедія на 3 дії. По сюжету Молієра перелицював М. Стрільчик"; and another comedy play script titled "Розбиті надії: комедія в 5 діях зі співами, хорами і танцями - Гр. Ів. Грушевського". The second notebook (written down in Edmonton) includes a drama play script titled "Крівава відплата ляхам: драма в 4 діях. Написав Степан Субала, У.С.С."; and a comedy play script "Канадийський редактор: комедія в двох діях. На тлі новелі Марка Твейна написав Г. Тиммора. Переклад Я. Бубнюка."

Stril'chyk, M.

Peter John Lazarowich collection

  • CA BMUFA 0282
  • Collection
  • 1928-1993, predominant 1932-1980

The collection comprises personal and official documents collected by Peter Lazarowich during his career as a student of the Charles University and the Ukrainian Free University in Prague, Canadian lawyer and Ukrainian community leader. It includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, the creator's diaries and passports, minutes of organizations, photographs, etc.

Lazarowich, Peter John

Kuryliw family collection

  • CA BMUFA 0093
  • Collection
  • 1930s-2017

The collection consists of the film Chapters & Verses: Action Bill's Walk through Life - a documentary about Wasyl Kuryliw directed by his daughter Oksana Kuryliw and produced by Oksana Kuryliw and John Leeson; Sonia Holiad's introduction to the premier screening of the film on September 12, 2017 at the Spadina Theatre at Alliance Française in Toronto; poems by Ivan Franko handwritten by Wasyl Kuryliw, which he used to take with him to work around 1965-1974 in Sudbury; photographs of the Edmonton screening of the film, on October 27, 2017, and a poster of the event.

Anna Kuryliw's weeding dress with the veil is also part of this collection, as well as the wedding photograph of Wasyl and Anna. There is also a photo print of 4 women (Anna among them - 3rd from the left) with a sewing machine, which was bought by Vasyl and sent to the Old Country with the proposal to Anna to marry her. Her wedding gown was sewn with it.

Kuryliw family

Olga Vesey Ukrainian folk tales collection

  • CA BMUFA 0074
  • Collection
  • [1931-1990s]

The collection consists of 78 Ukrainian folk tales translated by Olga Vesey, two of her stories: "A Ukrainian Socrates" and "Beautiful Tyotia", eulogy by Nina Westaway, Olga's biography from her personal writing to granddaughter Margaret Olga Westaway in 1990, and family photographs. One collection of Olga's translations of Ukrainian folk tales was published in 1975 as The Flying Ship, which was an award winning children's book. Before she died in 1995, she asked her daughter Nina to publish her stories. Some of them have appeared in other English publications, but have never been published as a collection.

The collection is organized in three series: first contains Olga Vesey's biographical and autobiographical materials, second - translations of Ukrainian folk tales, and third - short stories by Olga Vesey.

The Kule Folklore Centre created an online project featuring this collection and its materials, some of them full text: http://www.ukrfolk.ualberta.ca/ProjectsandResearch/OnlineResources/OlgaVeseyFolkTales.aspx

Vesey, Olga

Nick Mischi collection

  • CA BMUFA 0029
  • Collection
  • 1932-2004

The collection consists of Nick Mischi's 90th anniversary album with cards, greetings and photographs, his 95th anniversary album, documents and photographs related to his induction to the Hall of Fame at the Vegreville Pysanka Festival, certificates of appreciation from the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, letters, and other photographs.

Mischi, Nicholai

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