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Oleksandr Pankieiev's interview with Bohdan Medwidsky

  • CA BMUFA 0232
  • Collection
  • 5 December 2013

On December 5, 2013, Oleksandr Pankieiev interviewed Dr. Bohdan Medwidsky at the Kule Folklore Centre, University of Alberta. The interview covered Dr. Medwidsky's childhood in Europe, his reunion with the family at the age of 12, his "becoming" a Ukrainian, their immigration to Canada, and life and activities in various religious and community organizations, as well as the establishment of the Ukrainian Folklore program at the University of Alberta. Later, the article based on this interview was published on historians.in.ua http://www.historians.in.ua/index.php/intervyu/986-bohdan-medvidskyi-meni-i-dali-tsikavo-shcho-take-buty-ukraintsem and on Prostir http://prostir.pl/journalism/богдан-медвідський-мені-й-далі-цікав/

Medwidsky, Bohdan

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

Olha Jurkiw folklore collection

  • CA BMUFA 0083
  • Collection
  • 1977

The collection consists of an essay which analyzes folkloric and symbolic elements in seven ballads by Taras Shevchenko.

Jurkiw, Olha

Onufrijchuk family collection

  • CA BMUFA 0027
  • Collection

This is a collection of folklore materials and family archives from Roman Onufrijchuk, a key leader in the 1970s and 1980s "Cultural Immersion Camps" organized by CYMK, which involved many future leaders of the Ukrainian community across Canada. This unique and large collection highlights one family's experience in Ukraine, in the Displaced Camps in Europe, and in Canada. The Onufrijchuk fonds includes family photographs, correspondence, souvenirs, publications and a large collection of embroideries.

Onufrijchuk, Roman

Opryshko family collection

  • CA BMUFA 0047
  • Collection
  • 1945-1975

Collection consists of correspondence between Opryshko family in Canada and in Poland and Ukraine.

Opryshko family

Orest Semchishen photograph collection

  • CA BMUFA 0001
  • Collection
  • 1970s - 1980s

Collection consists of photographs depicting Byzantine rite churches in rural Alberta.

Semchishen, Orest

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

Paska workshop documentation project

  • CA BMUFA 0061
  • Collection
  • March 13, 2010

Paska Workshop Documentation Project was a project by Natalie Kononenko that aimed to document a workshop conducted by Nadia Cyncar, a community leader, at the Ukrainian Catholic Parish of St. George. Attendees learned about Easter traditions, as well as how to bake paska (Easter bread), how to decorate it, symbolism of decorations, etc.

The cooking was done by Joyce Sirski-Howell. The collection consists of a video recording (raw footage), audio recording and photographs of the workshop. The team who documented the event consisted of: Natalie Kononenko, Maryna Hrymych, Svitlana Kukharenko, Maryna Chernyavska and Peter Holloway.

Kononenko, Natalie

Patricia Pelech Carrow Ukrainian folk art collection

  • CA BMUFA 0035
  • Collection
  • 1976-1981

In the summers of 1976-1981 inclusive, Patricia Pelech (Olsen) Carrow taught Ukrainian Folk Weaving at the Banff School of Fine Arts, now the Banff Centre, in their Visual Arts Department as part of its Weaving/Textile Arts program (later called Fibre Arts). She and her mother, Fiona Pelech, did extensive research in developing visual presentations for this course. They prepared over one thousand slides to present to the students as reference material. The sources for the slides are unknown.

Included in the slides are images pertaining to Ukrainian weaving, embroidery, costuming, baking, ceremonial occasions and photographs of the class participants in Banff.

Pelech Carrow, Patricia

Peter and Doris Kule collection

  • CA BMUFA 0114
  • Collection
  • 1936-2012

The collection consists of various certificates granted to Peter and Doris Kule: those awarded for their work in the community, as well as professional and educational ones.

Kule, Peter and Doris

Phyllis Kalmantovich ethnographic collection

  • CA BMUFA 0106
  • Collection
  • 1979

The collection consists of songs and verses collected in Edmonton from the informants Joe Olinyk, Anna Olinyk, Mrs. Helena Pinkyj, Mrs. Eva Kurylo, Mrs. Maria Stratychuk, Mrs. Annie Kapach, and Mrs. Mary Lagoski, some of whom grew up in Galicia or Bukovina and immigrated to Canada.

Kalmantovich, Phyllis

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

Poster collection

  • CA BMUFA 0022
  • Collection
  • 1960-2016

The Poster collections consists of 919 posters advertising various dance events as well as Ukrainian community events across Canada: festivals, dance and choir concerts, lectures and presentations, and many other.

Rena Hanchuk Ukrainian folk medicine collection

  • CA BMUFA 0111
  • Collection
  • 1984-1990

This collection includes analyses on the wax ceremony performed by Ukrainian Canadians as folk medicine as research for her Master's thesis at the University of Alberta.

Hanchuk, Rena Jeanne

Rena Hanchuk ethnographic collection

  • CA BMUFA 0110
  • Collection
  • 1981-1985

This collection includes written assignments such as book reviews, diachronic studies, and folklore terminology guidelines completed by Rena Hanchuk for her folklore classes at the University of Alberta, as well as interviews.

Hanchuk, Rena Jeanne

Robert Klymasz fieldwork collection

  • CA BMUFA 0009
  • Collection
  • 1964-1965

Collection consists of Ukrainian folk songs and stories recorded by R. Klymasz during 1964-1965 at various locations in the Prairie Provinces and Ontario.

Klymasz, Robert Bohdan

Rodyna Ensemble collection

  • CA BMUFA 0112
  • Collection
  • 2012-2017

The collection consists of the history of the Rodyna Ensemble written by Roman Varenica, a musical CD of their songs, a copy of lyrics of the song "Rodyno" handwritten by Mihajlo Ljahovič 17.08.2012, and a copy of the song "Kalena" also authored by Mihajlo Ljahovič.

Rodyna Ensemble

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