Fonds paa-8322 - Jim and Constance Panchuck fonds

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Jim and Constance Panchuck fonds

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PAA paa-8322

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  • 1939-1995 (Creation)
    Panchuck, Jim

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1.02 m of textual records. -- 173 photographs. -- 1 audio reel

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James David (Jim) Panchuck Junior (Jr.) was born April 1, 1921 in Hamilton, Ontario. He was the son of James David and Catherine Anastasia (Gale) Panchuck. Constance Stewart Gordon was born March 3, 1922 in Medicine Hat, Alberta. She was the daughter of Stewart and Elizabeth (Currie) Gordon. Jim and Constance were married August 22, 1953 in Buffalo, New York. They moved to California in the mid-1950s. Constance worked as a kitchen consultant with the Southern California Gas Company for over sixteen years, then in community relations for Pacific Lighting. Jim worked for Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures and later for Walt Disney Productions and associated companies. Beginning in the late 1970s, Jim and Constance organized a Panchuck family reunion, the Panchuk/Panchuck Get-Together, held in July 1980 in Edmonton, Alberta, and a second gathering in 1984 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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The fonds consists of the records of Jim and Constance Panchuck and includes one series, Panchuk/Panchuck Get-Together records, as well as the following: correspondence, newspaper and magazine articles, pamphlets and photographs related to Constance's employment with the Southern California Gas Company, copies of Constance's magazine articles and newspaper columns (in Medicine Hat News and Lloydminster Times), records relating to Jim's employment, passports, and an audio recording of "Get Smart" TV show on which Constance a guest.

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Jim and Constance Panchuck deposited the records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1985, 1986 and 1995.


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  • The material is in English.

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Access Conditions: None. Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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Other records pertaining to the Panchuck/Panchuk family are located in the Panchuk family fonds, the Gordon Richard Bohdan Panchuk fonds and the John Panchuk collection at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa, Ontario and in the Bohdan Panchuk fonds at the Archives of Ontario in Toronto, Ontario.

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Information for the biographical sketch is from the records.<br><br>Record No. Fonds consists of the following accessions: PR1985.0234, PR1986.0266, PR1995.0413<br><br>

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