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35 Archival description results for Ukrainian

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7 Mile Bridge

  • 91-699-22660
  • Item
  • [ca. 1936]

Item is a photograph taken at 7 Mile Bridge in Sydney River. The individuals are identified from left to right as Obie Karylak, Alex & Marlene Karyluk, Fr. Tsukuinyk & Mrs. Tsukuinky. Fr. Tsukuinky is also identified as the pastor of St. George’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church on Breton Street in Whitney Pier.

Centennial Float

  • CA BI 77-765-899
  • Item
  • 1967

Item is a photograph of the Centennial Float featuring children in Ukrainian dress as part of Sydney's Centennial celebrations.

Elizabeth Beaton-Planetta fonds

  • CA BI MG 12.198
  • Fonds
  • 1900-2005

Fonds consists of papers that reflect Elizabeth Beaton's work at the Beaton Institute and personal academic research. The materials included cover a wide variety of topics concerning Cape Breton history, especially ethnicity. Beaton's work contains extensive research on Whitney Pier's West Indian and Ukrainian population.

Beaton, Elizabeth Dr.

Float in Sydney’s 150th Anniversary Parade

  • 82-955-7655
  • Item
  • 1935

Item is a photograph of Polish float in Sydney’s 150th anniversary parade, taken in 1935. The float features fifteen girls, with one as a Polish queen and the rest as her attendants. The queen is identified as Jennie Kieć. The bottom row is identified, from left to right, as Mary Wludyka, Minnie Paruch, Louise Kiec, and Sophie Borak. The second row is identified, from left to right, as Mary Gniewek, Julia Gniewek, Annie Ardelli, Francis Zagorski, Sophie Blazy, and Elsie Gniewek. The third row is identified, from left to right, as Helen Kokoska, Mary Durkacz, Mary Kokoska, and Mary Miecznik.

Holy Ghost Parish 1912 - 1972

  • CA BI PAM 777
  • Item
  • 1972

Item is a pamphlet published in celebration of the parish's 60th anniversary with a written history of the parish and with photographs of church groups, members and leaders.

Holy Ghost Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (Sydney, N.S.)

Holy Ghost Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

  • CA BI MG 13.131
  • Fonds
  • 1912-1984

Fonds includes one parish brochure (1982) containing a brief history of the founding of the Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church in Sydney with images of congregation members. Also included is one reel of microfilm (MB 66) listing the following vital statistics for the parish :

Birth and Baptism Records 1912-1985
First Communions
Marriages 1932-1984
Deaths 1935-1984

John Huk Collection

  • CA BI MG 21.13
  • Collection
  • 1898-2004

This collection consists of textual records, photographs, sound recordings, publications and artifacts documenting the history and activities of the Ukrainian community in Cape Breton. Within the collection there is a focus on music and dance with over 1 meter of 78 and LP albums of Ukrainian music. Also included is a comprehensive collection of research related to Ukrainian immigration to Cape Breton with records pertaining specifically to the Ukrainian community in Whitney Pier. Personal papers from the Huk family are also included in the collection along with the manuscript and research related to Mr. John Huk's publication Strangers in the Land: The Ukrainian Presence in Cape Breton.

Huk, John

May Day Celebration

Item is a photograph of the interior of Holy Ghost Ukrainian Church during the May Crowning celebration.

Abbass Studios Ltd.

May Day Celebration

Item is a photographic portrait of young women, children and clergy gathered during the May Day celebration in the Ukrainian Church Hall.

May Day Celebration

Item is a photographic portrait of young women, children and clergy gathered during the May Day celebration in the Ukrainian Church Hall.

Michael Kuna Collection

  • CA BI MG 21.25
  • Collection
  • 1927-1932

Collection consists of a selection of early Ukrainian sound recordings and 1 photograph donated by Mr. Michael Kuna in 2009.

Mrs. Mary Best Interview by Toby Morrison

  • CA BI T-2191
  • Item
  • 1985

Item is an audio reel that features a sound recording of Mrs. Mary Best being interviewed by Toby Morris about the Ukrainian culture and her marriage to a West Indian man.

Track listing is as follows:
Side A:

  • Austrian-Hungarian background; Family moved to Sydney in 1930; Ukrainian-Polish neighbourhood, easy to get by without speaking English
  • Nuns were tolerant of problems facing immigrant children; Greek Orthodox went to Holy Ghost Church
  • Ukrainian festive traditions (Easter and Christmas)
  • Father experienced discrimination at open hearth, died in plant accident
  • Importance of education; Went to grade eight
  • Married West Indian, description of West Indian Culture

Side B:

  • Importance of Ukrainian language, taught at Ukrainian Hall; Loss of traditions
  • Job at Tea Gardens
  • All children born at home with a local woman as a midwife, old time remedies, doctors occasionally called
  • Homemade wines, livestock
  • Old people were good neighbours, multi-ethnic neighbourhood
  • Christmas - very holy; Food centre of celebration; Peanuts and walnuts hidden in straw
  • Baptisms were popular celebrations; Parents strict in enforcing Ukrainian language
  • Loss of Ukrainian language, spoken in stores
  • Women expected to get married and raise children
  • Crime was not a problem; no discrimination of prejudice

Paul Yavorsky Notes

File consists of notes, newspaper articles and transcribed interviews by Paul Yavorsky. The history of the Cape Breton Ukrainian community is discussed.


  • 84-163-14263
  • Item
  • 1965

Item is a photograph of children being instructed in painting Ukrainian Easter eggs (pysanky) at the Ukrainian Hall in Whitney Pier, taken in 1965. Identified in the photograph are: Michael O'Jolick, Catherine Sawka, Ann Hawrylak, Natalie Pronko, William Melnyk, Denise Mahalik.

Abbass Studios Ltd.

Sound Recordings

This file consists of sixteen Columbia Records 78 rpm recordings and six 45 rpm home recordings. Below are sound recordings available to stream:

Ukrainian Band

This item is a photograph of a Ukrainian band taken by Ostrander Studios in Glace Bay in the late 1930s. Pictured left to right are Vasyl Markew, Fedyo Hutch, Harry Segdon, and Pavlo Drabek. The tsymbaly (цимбали) , a traditional Ukrainian instrument is part of the ensemble.

Ukrainian Hall

  • 83-6405-13705
  • Item
  • 1983

Item is a photograph of the Ukrainian Hall on West Street in Whitney Pier, taken in 1983.

Wedding of Bill and Agnes

Item is a photograph of a wedding party at the Ukrainian Church on West Street. Pictured left to right: Clarence Landry, unknown, Bill Ojolick, Agnes Orychock, Anne Ojolick, and Charlotte Orychock.