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Ukrainian Collection

Ukrainians began arriving in Canada perhaps as early as the 18th century, however the mass immigration began in 1891. By 1914 there were 170,000 Ukrainians in Canada, most of which were specifically desirable to Canada as farmers experienced in working in a similar environment. They were joined by another wave of 68,000 immigrants during the inter-war years, and regular immigration thereafter continued to swell their numbers. As of 1911, 94% of Ukrainian-Canadians lived in the prairie provinces. This concentration produced an active ethnic and religious environment from which numerous publications emerged. The collection found here includes magazines, newspapers, newsletters, calendar-almanacs and books that document the development of a specifically Ukrainian-Canadian culture.  The materials are largely in Ukrainian with some English texts.

Collection contributed by: University of Calgary Library

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Collection ukrainienne

Les premiers immigrants ukrainiens se sont probablement installés au Canada au début du 18e siècle. Toutefois, le Canada a connu sa première grande vague d’immigration ukrainienne en 1891. En 1914, on comptait 170 000 Ukrainiens au Canada, dont la majorité étaient des paysans particulièrement désirables pour le pays parce qu’ils étaient des fermiers chevronnés et ils avaient travaillé dans un environnement similaire. Suite à l’arrivée de 68 000 immigrants pendant la période d’entre-guerre, le Canada a connu une immigration régulière d’Ukrainiens. En 1911, 94% des Canadiens ukrainiens vivaient dans les Prairies. Cette concentration a favorisé la genèse d’unecommunauté dynamique au niveau ethnique et religieux, de laquelle sont nées de nombreuses publications. La collection offerte sur ce site contient des revues, des journaux, des bulletins, des calendriers et des almanachs. Ces documents décrivent le développement d’une culture canadienne ukrainienne et la plupart sont en ukrainien.

Contribution de la bibliothèque de l’Université de Calgary