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Kuryliw family collection
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Certificate of Marriage

This is the marriage certificate for Bill Kuryliw and Anna Zabolotna. Ceremony conducted by Reverend Peter Kamenesky and witnessed by Peter Oleksiuk and Anne Mateyko.

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.

Chapters and Verses poster

This is a poster of the Edmonton premier of the Chapters & Verses documentary held at St. John's Institute on October 27, 2017. Oksana Kuryliw and John Leeson were in attendance to introduce their documentary and answer questions after the screening. The event was organized by the Kule Folklore Centre and Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies.

Embroidered purse

Anna Kuryliw's embroidered purse in which she kept all of her letters. She embroidered it before moving to Canada, a few years before she and Wasyl got married.

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.

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

Photographs

The series consists of three photographs of Anna and Wasyl Kuryliw including their wedding picture, and a picture of the sewing circle in Potochyshche which Anna was a part of.

Travel Document

This is a travel document certifying that Anna Zabolotna is healthy enough to travel from Poland to Canada.