Collection 0288 - John Yaremko and Mike Kotyk collection

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John Yaremko and Mike Kotyk collection

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    CA BMUFA 0288

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    • 1917-2003, predominantly 1920s-1930s (Creation)
      Yaremko, John

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    • 2 cm of textual records
    • 1 photograph
    • 0.3 cm of postcards

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    John Yaremko (Іван Яремко) was born in 1892 in Bridok village, Bukovyna, Austro-Hungary and passed away on February 5, 1987, in nursing home in Barrhead. Rose Kotyk, a daughter of Yaremko's nephew Mike Kotyk, wrote his biography which is part to the Yaremko and Kotyk collection.

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    Yaremko's correspondence was kept by his nephew Mike Kotyk and, later, by Kotyk's daughter Rose Kotyk who donated the materials to UCAMA through Aleksandr Makar.

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    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.

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        Created 2021-07-08 by MM

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