Collection 0291 - Ukrainian National Hall collection

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Ukrainian National Hall collection

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  • 110 cm of textual records
  • 2 photographs

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In 1906 a “Prosvita” society reading room (читальня Товариства “Просвіта”) was founded in Edmonton that later developed into the Ukrainian National Hall (Український народний дім, UNH) organization. After erecting a UNH building in 1917, Ukrainians of Alberta at their national meetings put in place documents regulating the organization activities aimed at growing cultural and national development of the Ukrainian community of Alberta. Ukrainian National Hall in Edmonton has always worked together with the Ukrainian Catholic Unity and often operated under the double name, Ukrainian National Hall/Ukrainian Catholic Unity. Although UNH was considered an independent organization with a separate Statute, at the same time it was deemed a “grassroots unity” of the Ukrainian Catholic Brotherhood. UNH had a library and hosted many Ukrainian organizations including dance groups, educational schools, choir, orchestra, etc.

On March 9, 1969, the Ukrainian National Hall, serving the community for over fifty years, burned down. At the beginning of the 1970s Ukrainian community continued discussing whether Ukrainian organization would be interested to rebuilt the UNH through joint efforts. It is unclear when UNH ceased to exist.

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A note on a box: "Note on the original box: 'З Народного Дому' [Likely by Stadnyk]."
A note on other box: "Preliminary arrangement by R. Kotovych (green cards are not part of the original archives)." (The green cards contain a description of each folder's content).

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Documents of the Ukrainian National Hall in Edmonton

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Some of the records seem to have been in the building where there was fire. Some pages changed colour and have specific smell.

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Transfer from UCAMA


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  • English
  • Ukrainian

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Created 2021-09-23 by MM

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