Paul Yuzyk fonds [textual record, graphic material, sound recording]
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Paul Yuzyk fonds [textual record, graphic material, sound recording]
- Hierarchical level:
- R6782-0-4-E, MG32-C67
- Type of material:
- Textual material, Photographs, Sound recordings
- Found in:
- Archives / Collections and Fonds
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- Fonds includes:
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- Place of creation:
- No place, unknown, or undetermined
37.1 m of textual records.
16 photographs b&w.
10 audio reels (ca. 8 h).
- Language of material:
- Added language of material:
- English, Ukrainian
- Scope and content:
Fonds consists of textual records relating to Yuzyk's personal life and to his career as a professor and politician. Fonds contains the Yuzyk family papers as well as records relating to Yuzyk's early education and to his continued education at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Minnesota. Fonds also contains records accumulated as a professor at the latter university as well as at the University of Ottawa. The fonds includes records which demonstrate Yuzyk's involvement with various organizations as a youth leader and in other capacities before and after the war; his involvement with various Ukrainian organizations is also documented. His correspondence and subject files dealing with various subjects shows his involvement and interest as a Senator in education, human rights and multiculturalism and demonstrates his association with various parliamentary committees and delegations. Fonds also contains articles and publications by Yuzyk or collected by him during his career. This material provides insight into Senator Yuzyk's various roles as a leader in the Ethnic Community and within many Ukrainian organizations, his interest in the Arts, Culture and Education, his concern for Human Rights, his interest in Multiculturalism in Canada, his work on many Senate Committees, and his interest in NATO and the United Nations.
The fonds also contains photos taken by Wolf Studios, Majo, Steven Stido, John's, and Don Mar Studios relating to the political career of Paul Yuzyk and the Ukranian community in Manitoba; the Senate Science Policy Committee in House of Representatives, Washington D.C., 7 May 1969; and a photo of Rt. Hon. John G. Diefenbaker unveiling the Shevchenko Monument, Winnipeg, Man., July 1961.
Also included in the fonds are sound recordings, in English and Ukranian, including speeches, interviews and radio programs relating to multiculturalism and the career of Yuzyk.
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- Biography/Administrative history:
Yuzyk, Paul, 1913-1986 : Paul Yuzyk was born on June 24, 1913 in Pinto (near Estevan), Saskatchewan of pioneer Ukrainian parents. He was an excellent pupil in public and high school, receiving 100% on the final exam in Grade 11 mathematics and physics. After attending the Saskatoon Normal School (Teacher's Training College) from 1932-1933 where he graduated with distinction, he taught public and high school from 1933-1942 in the rural district of Hafford, Saskatchewan. In 1942 he enlisted in the Canadian Army where, as a Non-Commissioned Officer, he trained officers until discharged in 1943 to return to university to complete a B.A. degree. At the University of Saskatchewan he completed a B.A. in Mathematics and Physics in 1945, a B.A. Honours in History in 1947 and a M.A. in History in 1948. He was then offered a fellowship from the Manitoba historical Society to write a history of the Ukrainians in Manitoba. This work was published in 1953 as The Ukrainians in Manitoba: A Social History. In 1949 he entered a Ph.D. program in history at the University of Minnesota completing his course work in 1951 and his Ph.D. thesis in 1958. Yuzyk's academic career began in 1951 with an appointment to the University of Manitoba as Assistant Professor of Slavic Studies and History. In 1958 he was elevated to Associate Professor of History and Slavic Studies. During his tenure at the University of Manitoba he co-authored The Ukrainian Reader with Honore Ewach which was used as a text in public and high schools in the prairie provinces. He also served on the Manitoba Historical Society as Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President and President 1952-1963; Editor of the Society's annual transactions of historical articles 1953-1958; Co-editor on the Editorial Board of Manitoba Pageant, quarterly historical magazine 1956-1963; and Chairman of Ethnic Group Studies sponsoring several histories of Manitoba's ethnocultural groups. Yuzyk continued to teach after his appointment to the Senate (1963) as full professor on a part-time basis at the University of Ottawa from 1966-1978. There he taught courses on Central and Eastern Europe, Russian and Soviet History and Canadian-Soviet Relations. He became Director of a seven year major research project culminating in the publication of a large 840 page volume, A Statistical Compendium on the Ukrainians in Canada 1891-1976 of which he was an editor. Alongside his academic pursuits Yuzyk played an active role in numerous community organizations. To highlight a few, he was founder and first President of the Ukrainian National Youth Federation 1934-1936 and editor of its monthly magazine Holos Molodi (Youth Speaks) 1948-1949; a founder of the Ukrainian National Youth Federation 1934-1936 and editor of its monthly magazine Holos Molodi (Youth Speaks) 1948-1949; a founder of the Ukrainian Canadian University Student's Union 1953; national Treasurer of the Ukrainian Canadian Committee 1952-1955; founder and first Secretary Treasurer of the Canadian Association of Slavists 1954-1956; founder and first President of the Progressive Conservative Club of Ukrainian Canadians 1958. He also served as a member of the Y.W.C.A. Advisory Committee on Adult Education 1958-1963 and a member of the General Curriculum Committee, Dept. of Education, Government of Manitoba 1958-1959. His profile in Manitoba as historian and community leader earned Yuzyk an appointment to the Senate on February 4, 1963 by the Right Hon. John Diefenbaker whom he had known since 1935. Yuzyk's activities in the Senate were primarily in the areas of multiculturalism, human rights, external affairs and national defence. For his role in shaping the policy of multiculturalism he has been called the father of multiculturalism. He was also active in a variety of parliamentary committees as well as parliamentary delegations, particularly delegations to the United Nations, the North Atlantic Assembly (N.A.T.O.) and the Review Conferences of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (C.S.C.E.) in Belgrade, Madrid and Ottawa. As Rapporteur of the Subcommittee of the Free Flow of Information and People, 1977-1981, he was responsible for reports on the implementation of human rights on an international level and was editor of the Bulletin, published by North Atlantic Assembly. In the Senate he was closely associated with cultural and human rights organizations particularly the following: Canadian Council of Christians and Juews, Director since 1963; Acting Chairman, Canadian Parliamentary Amnesty International Group since 1974; Chairman, Human Rights Commission, World Congress of Free Ukrainians since 1967; Chairman, Canadian Folk Arts Council 1975-1980, President since 1980. He organized a number of successful cultural events on Parliament Hill such as Baltic Evening, an annual event since 1972, Ukrainian Evening in 1971 and 1981 and the Nintieth Anniversary of Ukrainian Settlement in Canada. His publications include The Ukrainian Canadians: Their Place and Role in Canadian Life, published in English, French and Ukrainian in 1967, For A Better Canada, a compilation of Yuzyk's speeches in the Senate, published in 1973 and The Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church of Canada, 1918-1951 published in 1981. He was a member of the editorial boards of 18 investigative Senate reports published by the Queen's Printer since 1970 and has numerous articles published in magazines and newspapers. Honours and medals awarded to Yuzyk include Keys to the Cities of Detroit, Buffalo and Rochester U.S.A., the Shevchenko Gold Medal, Knight-Commander of the Order of St. Gregory the Great and the Grand Cross of Knights of Malta. Paul Yuzyk died in 1986.
- Finding aid:
Textual record (Electronic) Finding Aid No. 1592 is a descriptive list at the file level. the first link describes volumes 1 to 46 and the second link volumes 47 to 139. MSS1592 (90: Open)
http://data2.archives.ca/pdf/pdf001/p000000270.pdfPhotographs: (Paper) Biography of Paul Yuzyk in DAP accession file.Sound recordings: (Electronic) See MISACS for item level descriptions.
- Additional information:
- General Note:
- Fonds donated by Senator Paul Yuzyk in 1985. Material in volumes 47-139 was received after the death of Senator Yuzyk from his Senate Office.
- Arrangement note:
- Textual records: An alphabetical arrangement has been used with certain key subjects being highlighted; with sub-subjects being given under the key subject. (ie: Ethnic Groups - Croatians).
- Language note:
- Due to Yuzyk's fluency in the Ukrainian language and his close association with various Ukrainian organizations, some of the papers are in Ukrainian. To identify the language of the files, a language column has been added to the finding aid. Titles of files with Ukrainian hadings have been transliterated using a modified Library of Congress System of Slavic Transliteration.
- Subject heading:
- Paul Yuzyk - Correspondence, [1911-1971] Brigadier General Trudeau, [1911-1971]
- Family - Records, [1911-1971] Ukrainian National Youth Federation Choir and Orchestra (Redberry, Sask.), [1928-1949]
- Canada. Canadian Armed Forces - Records and correspondence, [1911-1971] Teacher's Association of the Radisson Inspectorate, [1928-1949]
- Paul Yuzyk - Family, [1911-1971] Canada. Parliament. Senate, [1963-1982]
- Canada. Canadian Armed Forces - Ukrainian Canadians, [1911-1971] British Council Scholarship, [1940-1948]
- Saskatoon Normal School (Teachers Training School) - Students - Yearbooks, [1928-1948-194 Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre, [1940-1948]
- Saskatoon Normal School (Teachers Training School) - Students - Yearbooks, [1928-1949] "The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church of Canada", [1940-1948]
- College teachers - Canada, [19-] University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Sask.), [1940-1948]
- Legislators - Canada, [1963-1982] Veterans Training Allowance, [1948-1958]
- Contracts for work and labour - Saskatchewan, [1928-1949] Canada. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, [1948-1958]
- Paul Yuzyk - Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc., [1940-1948] Canadian Social Science Reseach Council, [1948-1958]
- University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Sask.) - Students, [1940-1948] John Diefenbaker, [1948-1963]
- Dissertations, Academic, [1948-1958] Michael Starr, [1948-1958]
- University of Minnesota - Dissertations, [1948-1958] George Simpson (mentor), [1948-1963]
- Universities and colleges - Graduate work, [1948-1958] William Morton, [1948-1963]
- University of Manitoba - Graduate students, [1948-1958] Herbert Frind, [1948-1963]
- University of Manitoba - Faculty, [1948-1963] Manitoba Historical Society, [1948-1963]
- Universities and colleges - Faculty, [1948-1963] Canadian Association of Slavists, [1948-1963]
- Lectures and lecturing - Manitoba, [1948-1963] The Ukrainians in Manitoba: A Social History, [1948-1963]
- Paul Yuzyk - Oratory, [1948-1963] University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Ont.), [1964-1981]
- Ukrainian Canadians, [1948-1963] Iwachniuk Ukrainian Studies and Research Funds, [1964-1981]
- Ukrainians - Canada, [1948-1963] A Statistical Compendium of the Ukrainian in Canada, 1891-1976, [1964-1981]
- College teachers - Retirement, [1964-1981] Ukrainian Students National Federation (U.S.N.F.), [1926-1946]
- Communism, [1926-1949] Ukrainian National Youth Federation (U.N.Y.F.), [1926-1949]
- Nationalism, [1926-1949] Ukrainian National Federation (U.N.F.), [1926-1949]
- Fascism, [1926-1949] Ukrainian Canadian University Students Union, [1951-1967]
- Citizenship, [1926-1949] Progressive Conservative Club of Ukrainian Canadians, [1951-1967]
- Ukrainian organizations - Canada, [1926-1967] C.B.C. International Service. Ukrainian Section, [1951-1967]
- Associations, institutions, etc. - Canada, [1926-1967] United Nations, [1963-1982]
- Education - Canada, [1959-1983] Education, Cultural Affairs and Information Committee of the North Atlantic Assembly, [1963-1982]
- Human rights, [1959-1983] Ukrainian Canadians: Their Place and Role in Canadian Life (French), [1963-1976]
- Multiculturalism - Canada, [1959-1983] Ukrainian Canadians: Their Place and Role in Canadian Life (English), [1963-1976]
- Canada. Parliament. Senate - Commmittees, [1963-1982] For a Better Canada, [1963-1976]
- Canada. Parliament. Senate - Biography, [1963-1982] North Atlantic Assembly (N.A.T.O), [1963-1982]
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