Alexander Ewanchuk:

An Inventory of His Papers at the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Inventory prepared by Vladimira Zvonik
University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Finding aid encoded by Vladimira Zvonik (2005)
Finding aid written in English.

Revision History

  • July 26, 2005 - Mss 193 (A.04-130) converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (sy2003-10-15).

Collection Summary

University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections,
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Alexander (Alec) Ewanchuk

Alexander Ewanchuk fonds


10 cm of textual material

Mss 193 (A.04-130)


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Biography of Alexander Ewanchuk

Alexander Ewanchuk was born on June 23, 1915 in Gimli, Manitoba. His parents Wasyl and Paraska Ewanchuk, Ukrainian pioneers, came to Manitoba in 1902. They had five children (Nettie, John, Michael, Peter and Alexander). Alexander attended the Dnister School in Gimli. After completing the grade XII in Teulon, he went into teaching. His first school was Sky Lake School in Gimli. He took two extra courses in physical education and shops and in 1945 became a physical education teacher in West Kildonan Collegiate. There he coached a champion junior hockey team with Frank Bathgate as a player. Alexander was a very good baseball player and enjoyed Ukrainian dancing. During the WWII got a Royal Canadian Air Force certificate - Air Cadet, Pilot Officer. After the war he completed B. A. (1953) and B. Ed. (1956) at the University of Manitoba. In 1957 he moved to Toronto and taught at the Forest Hill Collegiate, there he contacted pneumonia and died on May 5,1958. Alexander Ewanchuk, Michael Ewanchuk’s (a local historian) brother, was an educator and Ukrainian pioneer who contributed substantially to the Ukrainian community in Canada.

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Scope and Contents of the Papers

His fonds consists of teacher’s certificates; contracts; yearbooks; course papers; correspondence; and articles.

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Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into five series

  • Biography
  • Education
  • Correspondence
  • Career
  • Work

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Restrictions on Access

No restrictions on access.

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Custodial History

This fonds was donated to the University of Manitoba Archives and Special Collections by Bob Bohonos in 2004.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

11 Biography: []

In Memoriam - A. Ewanchuk, 1993, obituaries, newspaper clippings, Lord Selkirk School, 1955 - one photograph

2 Paraska Ewanchuk:

old age pension form

3 Teacher's certificates, [ 1937-1955 ]
4 Teacher's contracts, [ 1937-1954 ]
21 Royal Canadian Air Force certificate - Air Cadet, Pilot Officer, [ 1944 ]

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15 Provincial Normal School - yearbook (autographed by students), [ 1937 ]
6 United College - graduation dinner, [ 1953 ]
7 University of Manitoba - Summer School - Bulletin, [ 1954 ]
8 University of Manitoba - papers - course #201, [ 1955 ]
9 University of Manitoba - papers - "Case studies of students of Lord Selkirk School", [ 1955 ]
10 University of Manitoba - papers - course #228, [ 1955 ]

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Correspondence []
111 Correspondence, [ 1937-1957 ]

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112 Examinations, schedules - High School, [ 1955 ]
13 West Kildonan Collegiate - yearbooks - "Green & White", [ 1945-47 ]
14 Forest Hill Collegiate, Toronto - conference [ 1957 ]

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115 Ukrainian Voice article; "The Canadian Ukrainian - Ch. H. Young" by Alexander Ewanchuk

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