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Medwidsky, Bohdan
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Ukrainian Catholic organizations

This file contains materials relating to the operation of the Ukrainian Catholic Council of Canada and its associate organizations at the national and provincial levels. The organizations that are associated include the Brotherhood of Ukrainian Catholics of Canada, Ukrainian Catholic Women’s League of Canada, Ukrainian Catholic Youth of Canada, and others. The documents include correspondence, newspaper clippings, event schedules, operational information, financial reports, policy proposals, other documents.

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.

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.

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