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105 audio cassettes.
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The A04-129 and A06-55 accruals were donated by Ewanchuk's nephew, Bob Bohonos, in 2004 and 2005 respectively.
The A12-76 and A14-80 accruals were donated by John Lehr in 2012, and 2014 respectively.
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The A90-32, A94-03, A99-72, A02-19, and A02-33 accessions contain both personal and business records reflecting Ewanchuk's career as both an educator and writer. Included are brochures, correspondence, and clippings regarding his work with the School Board as well as professional certificates held by his wife, Muriel Ewanchuk (ne Smith), handwritten and partially typed manuscripts of East of the Red, Spruce, Stone and Stamp, Pioneer Settlers: Ukrainians in the Dauphin Area 1896-1926, Pioneer Profiles: Ukrainian Settlers in Manitoba, Vertical Development Volumes 1 & 2, Vita: A Ukrainian Community, Monakh Makarii Makarenko, and East of the Red: Volumes 1 & 2. In addition to textual material, the collection contains 129 photographs which were included in Dr. Ewanchuk's various publications. In addition, 56 audio recordings with Ukrainian pioneers were included in these accessions.
The A04-129 accession consists of Michael Ewanchuk's papers pertaining to his career as the Inspector of Schools, educator and organizer of the Ukrainian curriculum at the public schools. The fonds also represents his vast interest in Ukrainian Canadian settlement in Manitoba. It contains biographical information including his degrees, numerous awards and recognitions, correspondence, Ukrainian Canadian personality files, manuscripts - Vertical Development II-III, Growing up on the Bush Homestead, newspaper articles, book reviews, newspaper clippings, scrap books, information on various Ukrainian organizations, and 1192 photographs, postcards, illustrations, and slides depicting lives of Ukrainian pioneers - farms, churches, schools, organizations. The tape collection consists of 34 audio recordings of Michael Ewanchuk's interviews and comments on the life of Ukrainian pioneers in Manitoba. The A.06-55 accession consists of Michael Ewanchuk's papers pertaining to his career as the Inspector of Schools, educator and organizer of the Ukrainian curriculum at the public schools. The photograph collection consists of 903 photographs pertaining to his early years in Gimli, as well as to his marriage to his wife Muriel (nee Smith). Also included are 15 videocasettes of his visits to Ukraine, and 15 audio recordings pertaining to this visit.
The A12-76 accession contains records pertaining to Michael and Muriel Ewanchuk, as well as his parents Wasyl and Paraska Ewanchuk and other members of the Ukrainian diaspora in Manitoba, collected by John Lehr and David McDowell as part of their research for their biographical book, "Trailblazers: The Lives and Times of Michael Ewanchuk and Muriel (Smith) Ewanchuk" (Winnipeg: Carpathia Publishers, 2011). The collection includes original documents collected by Lehr and McDowell for their manuscript (including correspondence, memoirs, farm records, business and financial records, receipts, passports and naturalization records, and obituaries), correspondence, secondary research material, and photographic material. Some of the records appear to have been assembled by Michael for his own research.
The A.14-80 accession contains some family records, and memoirs, as well as Ewanchuk's military (RCAF) records, and photographs.
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A finding aid for accessions 2006-055, A2012-076 and A2014-080 can be generated from this description.
On-line finding aids for the remaining accessions are available at the links below:
MSS 75, PC 96, TC 105 (A90-32, A94-03, A99-72, A02-19, A02-33)
MSS 75, PC 96, TC 105 (A04-129)
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