Fonds MSS 305 (A.09-52) - George Knysh fonds

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George Knysh fonds

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CA UMASC MSS 305 (A.09-52)

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  • 1991-1997 (Creation)
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    Knysh, George D.

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24 cm of textual records and other material

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(1940-)

Biographical history

George Dmytro Knysh, a professor in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Manitoba, is a son of the prominent Ukrainian political and community activist, Zinovii Knysh, and Irena Knysh, a journalist and the author of many books on the Ukrainian Women's movement. He was born on October 8, 1940 in Cracow, Poland and received his Canadian citizenship in 1955. George Knysh graduated from the University of Manitoba with a B.A. (1959) and an M.A. (1962). In 1968, he obtained a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. He is a recipient of the Snider Memorial Fellowship (1962) and the Canada Council Fellowship (1970-1971).

George Knysh is well known for his book Combat Correspondence: Selected Epistolary Confrontations on the Question of Ukrainian Identity published in Winnipeg in 1971. He also published many books on Ukrainian Christianity and Ukraine in Mediaeval times: Eastern Slavs and Christian Millennium of 1988 (1987); Mediaeval Times (1991); and Biographical Rectifications Concerning Ockham's Avignon Period (1986).

By publishing the book U 90-littia Zynoviia Knysha (1996), he honoured his father's Ukrainian patriotism. His book Michael Sherbinin and His Philanthropic Work in Winnipeg (1904-1911) paid tribute to the well known philanthropist, scholar, and theologian, Michael Sherbinin. George Knysh has also written many articles for various Ukrainian newspapers and Ukrainian Historical Associations.

As a well known historian and political analyst, he is a member of many academic institutions including the Canadian Political Science Association, Mediaeval Academy of America, and New York Academy of Science. Dr. George Knysh is fluent in many languages including Ukrainian, French, Polish, Russian, and Latin. He is currently working on Irena Knysh's correspondence regarding her numerous publications.

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The fonds was donated to University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections by George Knysh in 2009.

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The fonds consists of manuscripts, correspondence, and research material re: Rev. Michael Sherbinin, well known Winnipeg philanthropist and friend of Tolstoy, who spent three years with Doukhobors in Canada.

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This collection is arranged in three series, namely:
•Michael Sherbinin - Manuscripts
•Michael Sherbinin - Correspondence
• Michael Sherbinin - Research material and notes

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English, Ukrainian, Russian

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Created by V. Zvonik in 2009.
Quality checked by Mary Grace Golfo-Barcelona on 02 June 2017.

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