New Archival Fellowship Announced at CIUS
(l‒r) Danylo Husar Struk, John Stashuk, Stephania Bukachevska-Pastushenko, and Manoly Lupul. Courtesy of Natalka Husar.
4 February 2015—The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) at the University of Alberta announces the establishment of a new archival fellowship in Ukrainian (including Ukrainian-Canadian) studies. CIUS invites applications for one or more archival fellowships in this field. The value of one fellowship cannot exceed $24,000.
The fellowship is open to applications from students, graduate students, or scholars wishing to collect archives or assist existing archival institutions to catalogue and microfilm (make digital copies of) their Ukrainian archival collections. Archives may include primary source materials in art, folklore, ethnography, or primary source samples of language development obtained through linguistic fieldwork. Other proposals related to the organization and description of archival collections will be considered.
“The Ukrainian community in Canada has a history of just under 125 years; in the United States, just over 130 years,” notes Dr. Bohdan Klid, CIUS assistant director. “During this period, many documents and archival collections related to community life in Canada and ties of Ukrainians in Canada to their ancestral homeland have accumulated. Some are to be found in community-run museums and institutions, as well as in universities and government-run archives. By advertising this fellowship, we hope to receive applications from individuals who would collaborate with such institutions to catalogue, describe, or otherwise work with some of these archival collections.”
The fellowship is made possible through the support of the Stephania Bukachevska-Pastushenko Endowment Fund. This endowment was established by Ms. Bukachevska-Pastushenko at the Canadian Foundation for Ukrainian Studies in Toronto with an initial gift of $100,000. In January 1987, CFUS transferred the funds to CIUS to be matched two-to-one by the Government of Alberta. Income from the fund has supported archival research, the cataloguing of existing collections, and publication of research aids at CIUS. The publication of many of the institute’s 65 research reports was funded from its proceeds.
Ms. Bukachevska-Pastushenko was born in Skala, western Ukraine. After completing a teacher education course at the seminary of the Basilian Sisters in Stanyslaviv (now Ivano-Frankivsk), she taught in Konin, Poland, and left for Germany in 1944. She immigrated to Canada in 1948. The donor dedicated the endowment to the memory of her mother, who valued learning and encouraged knowledge of one’s cultural heritage. It was her intention to help students and scholars study the Ukrainian heritage by encouraging the collection and preservation of the archival holdings on which scholarly work depends.
Applicants are required to submit the following to CIUS: (1) a proposal containing a description of the project; (2) budget; (3) curriculum vitae; and (4) two letters of support; if the proposal is to catalogue or make copies of collections from an existing archival institution, one letter must be from a representative of that institution. All documentation must be sent by 1 March to: Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, 430 Pembina Hall, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2H8; tel: (780) 492-2972; fax: (780) 492-4967; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.