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Fonds AM442 - Michael Huculak fonds

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Michael Huculak fonds

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AM442

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  • 1864-1896, 1947-1984 (Creation)
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    Huculak, Michael

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  • 1 m of textual records
  • 46 photographs

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(1894-1976)

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Michael Huculak was born in Western Ukraine. In 1916 he was drafted into the Austro-Hungarian Army, in which he served for over two years. While in the ranks of the Ukrainian Galician Army, he fought for the establishment of a Ukrainian Government in Western Ukrainian territories. He came to Canada in 1948. In addition to being a collector of the arts and crafts of the Hutsuls, he promoted Ukrainian history and culture.

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The fonds consists of research notes and correspondence relating to the publication, When Russia Was in America, 1965-1975; biographies, memoirs and correspondence regarding the 50th Anniversary Committee (participants in the November 1, 1918 resurgence in the Western Ukraine); correspondence regarding Ukrainian folk art exhibit in Vancouver and donations to Museums, 1968-1970; family correspondence, memoirs and correspondence regarding British Columbia and Ukrainians. Also included is a manuscript "Ukrainians in British Columbia and their Contribution to the Cultural Life of the Province" translation, 1984.
The fonds is arranged into 6 series: 50th Anniversary, 1918-1968-Western Ukrainian resurgence; 150th Anniversary of the establishment of Canada's western boundary; British Columbia and Ukrainian research documents; Michael Huculak's correspondence and miscellaneous papers; Research notes; and Ukrainian folk art.

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Donated by Mir Huculak, son of Michael Huculak, in 1977.

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