Fonds AM993 - Forwin Bogdan collection

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Forwin Bogdan collection

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  • Textual record
  • Photograph

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8.4 m of textual material

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Forwin Bogdan was born in 1900 in the Ukraine. In 1924 he came to Canada from Hamburg, Germany. From 1927 to 1962 he ran his own painting and decorating business in Vancouver. As a prominent member of the Ukrainian community he documented Ukrainian cultural, religious and educational events for over six decades. He died in 1990.

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Donated to the city of Vancouver Archives in 1988 and 1990 by Forwin and Mary Bogdan.

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The collection consists of programmes, brochures, newsletters, Christmas cards, certificates and photographs.

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  • English
  • Ukrainian

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