University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

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University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

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  • Archives of the Ukrainian Canadian Experience


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Elizabeth Dafoe Library University of Manitoba 25 Chancellors Circle





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R3T 2N2







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The University of Manitoba has had a long tradition and relationship with the Ukrainian community in Manitoba. In 1949, the Department of Slavic Studies was established. This subsequently led to the creation of a separate Slavic Collection within the Elizabeth Dafoe Library. The Ukrainian portion of the collection forms a significant segment of the overall collection. In 1964, St. Andrew’s College, the theological seminary for the Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church in Canada, moved to its current building on the University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus. Since 1981, the college has been the home of the Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies, offering courses in language, literature, history, geography, and folklore.

The Archives of the Ukrainian Canadian Experience enriches the Slavic Collection, one that is renowned and familiar to the community. The University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections also houses many rare Ukrainian and other Slavic language books and manuscripts in its Rare Book Room. Most of the collection was acquired by the founder of the university’s Slavic Studies program, Dr. Jaroslav B. Rudnyckyj. The Archives of the Ukrainian Canadian Experience, and the Slavic books and manuscripts held in the Rare Book Room, support courses and research in the Department of German & Slavic Studies, and the Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies.

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The mission of the Archives of the Ukrainian Canadian Experience is the identification, acquisition, preservation, and interpretation of the Ukrainian Canadian community’s records. These individual collections will complement the efforts of other local and national institutions in preserving the Ukrainian culture in Canada.

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The holdings include:
individual, family, and organizational records
textual records (both hand-written and electronic)
video and audio recordings

Collections/fonds of interest include:
Alpha Omega Alumnae fonds
Alexander Baran fonds
Petro Danyliuk fonds
Victor Deneka fonds
June Dutka fonds
Alexander Ewanchuk fonds
Michael Ewanchuk fonds
Oleh Gerus fonds
Maara Haas fonds
Hluschak Family fonds
Mykola Hnatiw fonds
Stella Hryniuk fonds
Henry Kalen fonds
Anton and Patty Kirk fonds
Robert Klymasz fonds
Klymkiw Family fonds
George Knysh fonds
Irene Knysh fonds
Olga Kuplowska fonds
Edward Ledohowski fonds
Bill Lobchuk fonds
J. Nicholas Mandziuk fonds
Manitoba Eastern European Heritage Society fonds
Melnyk Family fonds
Michalchyshyn Family fonds
Leo Mol fonds
Halyna and John Muchin fonds
Parks Canada fonds (Elk Island National Park Photographs)
Leona Radchuk fonds
Oksana Rozumna fonds
Walter Rudnicki fonds
J.B. Rudnyc'kyj fonds
Borys Shkandrij
Myroslav Shkandrij fonds
Anne Smigel fonds
Frederick G. Stambrook fonds
Iraida Tarnawecky fonds
Michael Tataryn fonds
Ukrainian Male Chorus of Winnipeg fonds
Ukrainian Professional and Business Club of Winnipeg
Ukrainian Reading Association (Chytal'ni Prosvity) fonds
Mary Wawrykow fonds
William Wsiaki fonds
Anne Yanchyshyn fonds
Roman Yereniuk fonds
John Yuzyk fonds
Frederick Samuel Zaplitny fonds
Slavic Rare Book Collection
Slavic Collection
Ukrainian Pamphlet Collection
Ukrainian Literary Avant-Garde Periodical Collection
J.B. Rudnyckyj Distinguished Lecture Series
Slavic Studies Blog

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  • Clipboard

Primary contact

Elizabeth Dafoe Library
University of Manitoba
25 Chancellors Circle
Winnipeg, Manitoba
CA R3T 2N2