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University of Manitoba
Archives & Special Collections
Identifier: MSS 75, PC 96, TC 105 (A.02-19,
A.99-72, A.90-32, A.04-129)
Title: Michael Ewanchuk fonds
Extent: 10.22 m of textual
records. -- 1321 photographs.
-- 90 audio recordings.
Biographical Sketch: Born
in 1908 in Gimli, Manitoba,
Ewanchuk was the son of pioneer settlers. Upon graduating
from Gimli High School he attended the Detroit Institute of
Technology and Detroit City College (now Wayne State
University). He received his B.A., B.Ed., and M.Ed.
degrees from the University of Manitoba - later receiving
two honorary Doctoral degrees from the University of
Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg. Upon completion
of his service with the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1946,
he was appointed Inspector of Schools. Ewanchuk served
on various curriculum committees and was chairman of a
committee that organized the introduction of Ukrainian
instruction in the high schools of Manitoba. Interested in
oral history, Ewanchuk conducted a series of interviews in
the 1930's with Ukrainian seniors and began writing oral
histories. He also wrote articles and reports for several
Ukrainian papers. He later published several books on
Ukrainians, including Spruce, Swamp, and Stone: A
History of the Pioneer Ukrainian Settlements in the Gimli
Area (1977), Vita: A Ukrainian Community (1977), and
Hawaiian Ordeal: Ukrainian Contract Workers 1897-1910
Michael Ewanchuk passed away on August 26, 2004.
Digitized Material: The digitized
material from the Michael
Ewanchuk fonds consists of records pertaining to his
immigrant family, photographs of Ukrainian immigrant
settlers, and audio recordings of his interviews
with Ukrainian pioneers.
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