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Medwidsky, Bohdan
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Administrative documents

Contains materials related to Dr Medwidsky’s work as an instructor, mostly at the University of Alberta. This includes pages on professional expenses, letters from associates, staff bulletins, student reviews, an annual report of staff member, and other documents relating to his time with the University of Alberta.

Articles and drafts

This file contains articles and drafts of articles by Dr Medwidsky and others. Also in this file are correspondence concerning peer reviews of articles, conducted for and by Dr Medwidsky. Many of the articles are attached to conferences. The file also contains articles translated into English from German and Ukrainian. There are a number of reference materials contained within, such as excerpts from Ukrainian to English dictionaries and various ethnic and folk encyclopaedias.

Church and religious news

Contains a number of items related to the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in Canada and Ukraine. There are many newspaper clippings and articles detailing news and ongoings surrounding the church. Significant attention is paid to church activities under Soviet rule.

Conferences and travel

This file contains materials related to Dr Medwidsky’s involvement with and travel to various conference over the years. These materials include invitations, programs, abstracts, timetables, and workshops on topics related to the study of Ukrainian Canadians, Ukrainian culture, and Ukrainian and Slavic folklore.
Migrations is a book documenting the joint conferences in Chernivsti, Ukraine and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1990 and 1991 respectively. The conferences covered the theme of Migrations from Western Ukraine to Western Canada. This file contains documents by Dr Medwidsky and others with regards to obtaining rights from presenters for the purpose of putting their papers into the book. Also contained are documents requesting rights from various archives for the use of photographs from their collections. Also included are various logistical documents and letters related to the development of the book.

Correspondence, Personal

This file contains the personal correspondence between Dr Medwidsky and various individuals. Correspondence concern academic appointments as well as church business. There are also newspaper clippings about Ukrainian Catholic news.

Dissertation including concordance

This file contains materials related to Dr Medwidsky’s dissertation, “The Language of Stanyk’s Novellas: an Analysis of the Vocabulary” including the dissertation itself and abstract. Vasyl’ Stefanyk was a Ukrainian writer and politician that wrote, in addition to other topics, about Ukrainian emigrants heading to Canada. The file also contains other academic resources such an MLA International Bibliography of Books and Articles on the Modern Languages and Literature, and Dissertation Abstracts International.

Investments

Contains information concerning Dr Medwidsky’s investments in various funds and businesses as well as pamphlets and brochures on investments and financial planning. Such organizations include Heritage Savings and Trust Company, Alberta Energy Company Ltd., Guardian-Morton Shulman Precious Metals Inc., Merrill Lynch Canada Inc., Deloitte Haskins+Sells, and Worldwide Precious Metals (Canada) Ltd.. There are also some clippings from articles on globalization.

Personal documents

Contains materials related to Dr Medwidsky’s employment with the University of Alberta including his initial appointment and eventual tenure. Also included are letters and documents relating to other academic organizations such as the Alberta Cultural and Linguistic Award competition and the President’s Club at the University of Alberta. This file also includes letters and obituaries relating to Ivanka Medwidsky.

Philanthropy

This file contains materials regarding Dr Medwidsky’s philanthropic pursuits. He donated to the following causes: advertising for University of Alberta Ukrainian Language courses, Ukrainian Folklore Archives Endowment, University of Alberta 1991 Foundation, the Endowment Fund for Ukrainian Folklore, President’s Club, Metro Gulutsan Memorial Endowment Fund, Canadian Ukrainian Immigrant Aid Society, Kinsmen Club of Edmonton, political parties, Fort Edmonton Historical Foundation, Ukrainian Canadian Committee, and the Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society. There is also correspondence and documentation surrounding the University of Alberta 1991 Foundation.

Plast

This file contains materials relating to Plast organizations. Plast is a Ukrainian scouts organization. Materials include an auditor’s report, copies of Kometa and other publications related to Plast, letters, administrative documents, and promotional materials.

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