of the Ukrainian Canadian Experience
The mission of the Archives of the
Ukrainian Canadian Experience is the identification, acquisition,
preservation, and interpretation of the Ukrainian Canadian community’s
records. These individual collections will complement the efforts
of other local and national institutions in preserving the Ukrainian
culture in Canada.
A Long Tradition
The University of Manitoba has had
a long tradition and relationship with the Ukrainian community in
Manitoba. In 1949 the Department of Slavic Studies was established.
This subsequently led to the creation of a separate Slavic Collection
within the Elizabeth Dafoe Library. The Ukrainian portion of the
collection forms a significant segment of the overall collection.
In 1964 St. Andrew’s College (theological seminary for the
Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church in Canada) moved to its current
building on the University of Manitoba Fort Garry Campus. Since
1981 the college has been the home of the Centre for Ukrainian Canadian
Studies, offering courses in language, literature, history, geography
The Archives of the Ukrainian Canadian
Experience enriches the Slavic Collection, one that is renowned
and familiar to the community. The University of Manitoba Archives
& Special Collections also houses many rare Ukrainian and other
Slavic language books and manuscripts in its Rare Book Room. Most
of the collection was acquired by the founder of the university’s
Slavic studies program, Dr. Jaroslav B. Rudnyckyj. The Archives
of the Ukrainian Canadian Experience, and the Slavic books and manuscripts
held in the Rare Book Room, support courses and research in the
Department of German & Slavic Studies, and the Centre for Ukrainian
What kinds of materials are collected?
The types of records that are most useful include:
individual, family and organizational records
textual Records (both hand-written and electronic)
video and Audio-recordings
The collections that are not linked have yet to be fully processed.
However, further information is available and access may be granted.
Please contact Archives staff for details.
Mandziuk, Q.C. fonds
Canada - The collection contains photographs depicting pioneers
from Alberta. (Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village near Elk Island,
Library Slavic Collection
Rudnyckyj Distinguished Lecture Series