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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.

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.

Wedding book

Book contains information on wedding gifts to Bohdan and Ivanka Medwidsky. All other pages are left blank.

Ukrainian bilingual education in Alberta

This file contains materials related to Dr Medwidsky’s efforts to establish English-Ukrainian bilingual programs in various cities and schools throughout Alberta. Materials include letters to superintendents, letters to partner organizations, reports from various organizations, newspaper articles regarding bilingual programs, and studies on bilingual programs. While the materials apply to all of Alberta, particular emphasis is on Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Grand Prairie, and Vegreville. There are also newspaper clippings bringing attention to various Ukrainian bilingual programs throughout Alberta.

Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village

This file contains materials relating to Dr Medwidsky’s involvement with the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village (UCHV) and associated organizations. He was on the UHCV Advisory board for a number of years as well as the UHCV board of directors. He was also heavily involved with the Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society. In this file are reports and meetings from various organizations related to the UCHV on operations and financing as well as research and outreach. Communications with various government officials regarding the village are also contained in this file. The file also contains materials describing job and volunteer opportunities.

Ukrainian community organizations

This file contains materials relating to Dr Medwidsky’s involvement and correspondence with numerous Ukrainian Community Organizations. The organizations in this file are primarily located in Alberta, though a number exist at the national level. The focus of these organizations include development and aid for the Ukrainian community as well as academic and educational development. Such organizations include the Shevchenko Scientific Society, the Ukrainian Free University, Alberta Ukrainian Dance Association, Ukrainian Professional and Business Club, Fort Edmonton Historical Foundation, Ukrainian Canadian Committee (now Ukrainian Canadian Congress), Ukrainian Pioneer’s Association, Ukrainian Canadian Writers’ Association “Slovo”, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, Ukrainian Canadian Social Services, Canadian Ukrainian Immigrant Aid Society, and more. Documents contained are correspondence, minutes for meetings, financial documents, and newsletters and government briefs.

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.

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.

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.

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