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Ukrainian Pioneers Association of Alberta collection

  • CA BMUFA 0042
  • Collection
  • 1941-1997

The collection consists of the Certificate of Incorporation (1941), history of the organization in Ukrainian and English, meetings agenda and minutes, correspondence between UPAA and various people in Ukraine, project reports and documentation (includes two publication projects: Svarich Memoirs and Plawiuk's Ukrainian Proverbs), photographs and a ledger.

Ukrainian Pioneers Association of Alberta

Memoirs

Andrew wrote his memoirs at the urging of his granddaughter, Irene Mazurenko, in 1973 when he was 83. He sent them to her as letters. The memoirs tell about his roots, his life back in the Old country, his journey to Canada, and early years in Canada.

The memoirs were written in Ukrainian. Irene got them translated into English while preparing her family history. She inserted some explanations to the text in Italics, when she felt, they would be helpful. They come from her own memories and stories heard in the family. These five typed pages are also a part of this collection.

Mazurenko, Andrew

Zemlya/Nanaskomun collection

  • CA BMUFA 0080
  • Collection
  • 23 September 2012

On September 23, 2012, Myrna Kostash co-hosted an event in Edmonton called Zemlya/Nanaskomun (The land/We give thanks): A Ceremonial Exchange of Gifts, which meant to remind there there had once been a relationship between Ukrainians and Cree peoples. A collections consists of photographs of the event, and an article about the event by Myrna Kostash in the albertaviews. Andriy Nahachewsky and Lynnien Pawluk participated in the event. Andriy shared a story of his grandfather. Lynnien shared gifts with a representative of the Aboriginal community. See the article for detailed description of the event.

Kostash, Myrna

Interview with Peter and Doris Kule

  • CA BMUFA 0063
  • Collection
  • February 2007

The collection consists of video and audio recordings of an interview with Peter and Doris Kule conducted by Natalie Kononenko in 2007. This material was used for the Kules' biography that was included into the Champions of Philanthropy book edited by Natalie Kononenko and Serge Cipko.

Kononenko, Natalie

The New Melody Kings collection

  • CA BMUFA 0095
  • Collection
  • 2016

The collection consists of a Musical CD by the New Melody Kings titled "There's Something in the Wind". There is also a three page background story of the New Melody Kings written by Jerry Ozipko, and a one-page brief biography.

There's Something in the Wind
(Seven Selection EP)
©2016 STUDIOOZ Productions EP-01

Recording Engineer - Mike Brazeau, Reel Audio Productions

  1. Ne Teper Polka/"Not Now" (Polka) 2:29
    (Traditional Ukrainian Song)

  2. Shchos Nam Viter Naviva/"There's Something in the Wind" (Polka) & Arkan (Ukrainian Hutsul Dance) 3:06
    by Jerry Ozipko (2015)

  3. Chowen Ketaietsia/"The Rocking Boat" (Waltz) 3:33
    (Traditional Ukrainian Song)

  4. Chorney Ochi/"Dark Eyes" 2:34
    (Traditional Ukrainian Romance Song)

  5. Siyanka/"Sowing Wheat" (Kolomyjka) & Arkan (Traditional Hutsul Dance) 3:05

  6. Mazurka(Traditional Polish Dance) 3:52

  7. Hopak/"Cossack Dance" 1:55
    (Traditional National Dance of Ukraine)

The New Melody Kings

Interview with Pavlo Lopata

  • CA BMUFA 0094
  • Collection
  • 2017

The collection consists of an interview with Ukrainian Canadian artist and iconographer Pavlo Lopata conducted by Maryna Chernyavska on October 25, 2017 at the Kule Folklore Centre, University of Alberta.

Lopata, Pavlo

Cultural Immersion Camp Selo collection

  • CA BMUFA 0007
  • Collection
  • 1970s-1985

The collection consists of incorporation documents, applications and registration, reports, financial records, promotional materials, staff recruitment and program development records, and course materials.

Anna Drepko collection

  • CA BMUFA 0041
  • Collection
  • 1950s-1990s

The collection consists of pillow covers and a wall hanging embroidered by Anna Drepko, Maria's mother, and memorial cards collected by her at various funerals in Winnipeg and area.

Drepko, Anna

Studynetz

"Studynetz: The preparation of a traditional Ukrainian dish" project includes an essay and a videorecording of Mary Cherewyk of Saskatchewan where she describes the preparation of jellied pork hocks (studenetz).

Boris Radio ethnographic collection

  • CA BMUFA 0076
  • Collection
  • 1979

The collection consists of folk songs recorded during December 1979 for the UKR-422 Ukrainian Folklore course at the University of Alberta. It includes texts of 21 songs collected by Boris Radio from Mrs. T. Gural, Mrs. N. Radio, and Mrs. Hulewich, their biographical information. In addition to transcripts of the songs, Boris translated them. The audio cassette contains recording of the songs and histories of interviewees.

Radio, Boris

The Ukrainian wedding

The essay "The Ukrainian wedding: The effect of memebership in Ukrainian cultural organizations on retention of Ukrainian wedding traditions" discusses the influence of cultural groups such as the "Shumka Dancers" in preserving and reviving traditional rituals, Appendix, Project Proposal, Annotated Bibliography

Sing until you drop

"Sing until you drop: The Ukrainian folk song tradition in western Canada" analyzes 19 lyrical-lifestyle folk songs and one kolomeika (dance song) sung at two informal singing sessions by two Canadian choir groups. Includes: essay and interview index

Three genres of Ukrainian ceramics

"Ukrainian folk art and performance; Three genres of Ukrainian ceramics in Edmonton" discusses three genres of ceramic work currently being produced in Alberta: traditional - revivalist, contemporary, and decalomania. bib. Includes a Project Proposal "Proposal for Project Dealing with Ukrainian Ceramics in Edmonton: Decalomania versus other Decorative Techniques".

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