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Andriy Nahachewsky Brazil collection

  • CA BMUFA 0045
  • Collection
  • 2009-2010

Andriy Nahachewsky travelled to Brazil for 6 months (Nov 2009 – May 2010), and worked intensively to document the traditional culture of the Ukrainian community there (some 400,000 people, rural and urban). He visited some 40 communities with a significant Ukrainian population in the states of Parana, Sao Paulo and Santa Catarina. He recorded over 250 interviews, took approximately 12,000 photographs and recorded 53 hours of video recordings. He collected a small number of artifacts of traditional life, and amassed a library of approximately 200 books (either hard copy or electronically as pdf). Research methods included audience/participation, unstructured, and semi-structured interviews, as well as work in personal and institutional archives.

Since this was the first substantial ethnographic/folkloristic documentation of this community, Andriy cast the project’s mandate quite broadly, collecting diachronic and synchronic information on material culture (farming practices, foodlore, traditional crafts, folk architecture, religious painting), as well as oral traditions (dialectal speech, songs, legends, personal experience narratives), customary lore (particularly weddings, Christmas, Easter and other calendar holidays), spiritual culture (formal religion as well as folk beliefs, folk medicine, etc), performing arts (music and dance) and local history. In all cases, he was interested in continuity from the European heritage, but also particularly in hybridity and change in the community’s traditions.

The main goal of the project was to collect materials to write a book comparing Ukrainian traditional culture on three continents. People from western Ukraine emigrated to both Canada and Brazil from the same villages (mostly from the province of Galicia in what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire), at the same time (largest wave of migration from 1891 until 1914), and for the same reasons (scarcity of farmland in Galicia, while Canada and Brazil were both hoping to settle newly opened agricultural territories quickly).

The traditions of the community in Brazil are rich and conceptually interesting. They are similar to Canadian traditions in many ways, but also quite different. The data raise numerous issues in ethnic symbolism, cultural continuity, and the relationship between traditions and their environment. Key strengths in the data relate to wedding traditions, personal history narratives, ethnic dance traditions, religious art, and calendar customs. There is good new information on regional diversity within the Ukrainian communities in Brazil.

Nahachewsky, Andriy

Greg Robinson ethnographic collection

  • CA BMUFA 0101
  • Collection
  • 1985

This collection includes an essay written by Greg Robinson for the course Ukrainian 499.

Robinson, Greg

Irene Scharabun ethnographic collection

  • CA BMUFA 0068
  • Collection
  • 1978-1979

The collection consists of verses collected in Canada from various pioneers from western Ukraine, and a collection of jokes, proverbs, New Year's verses and texts of other folk songs.

Scharabun, Irene

Marijka Kopan ethnographic collection

  • CA BMUFA 0144
  • Collection
  • 1982-1984

This collection includes essays on Ukrainian customs in Canada, korovai as a folk art, and the Ukrainian Museum of Canada. Also included is an article review.

Kopan, Marijka

Myra Petriw ethnographic collection

  • CA BMUFA 0066
  • Collection
  • 1978

A collection of songs and customs collected from Alberta residents: Mariia Mykytiv, Hafiia Ianyshevs'ka, Iustyna Visniuk, Maria Husak, Marusia Kuz'o-Hura, Ol'ha Hladun, includes carols (koliadky i shchedrivky), spring songs (haivky), kolomyiky, religious songs, love songs, wedding songs, Easter songs, harvest songs, as well as descriptions of wedding customs and rituals.

The audio cassettes contain carols, shchedrivky, religious songs; wedding songs; folk songs; ballads; kolomyiky; obzhynkovi songs; Easter songs recorded by Myra Petriw from Ol'ha Hladun, Maria Kuzio-Hura, Iustyna Visniuk and Maria Husak.

Petriw, Myra

Nadia Dmitriuk ethnographic collection

  • CA BMUFA 0070
  • Collection
  • 1978-1979

The collection consists of fieldwork materials collected by Nadia Dmitriuk for her Ukrainian Folklore courses at the University of Alberta and include proverbs and sayings, as well as wedding songs and other traditional songs.

Dmitriuk, Nadia

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

Roman Brytan ethnographic collection

  • CA BMUFA 0065
  • Collection
  • 1978-1981

The collection consists of field materials collected by Roman Brytan while taking Ukrainian Folklore courses at the University of Alberta. It covers the following topics: Ukrainian folk songs both from Ukraine and Canada, ritual songs, and superstitious recollections.

Brytan, Roman