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Prairie Immigration Experience: Anne Yanchyshyn fonds


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Institution: University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections

Collection Identifier: MSS 214, TC 113 (A.05-50)

Title: Anne Yanchyshyn fonds

Dates: 1985-1989

Extent: 10 cm of textual material. -- 11 audiotapes

Biographical Sketch: Anne Yanchyshyn was born and raised in Meleb, Manitoba. After attending Normal School in Winnipeg, she taught in several rural schools in Silver, Gilbert Plains, Lyleton, and Whytewold Beach Schools. She moved to St. Vital in 1959 and graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1968 with a BA degree (Geography, English, Philosophy). She taught in Varennes School for 24 years and after her early retirement she took Oral History workshop classes at the Provincial Archives. Anne Yanchyshyn edited the book MPC Flashbacks, a commemorative local history celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the arrival of settlers in Meleb-Park Cumming School District area. In the book she documented the local history of the Ukrainian, Polish as well as the German and Jewish pioneers in the Interlake area. She travelled many miles for interviews and recorded an oral history on eight audiotapes which she donated to the Archives & Special Collections, University of Manitoba in 2005.

Digitized Material: The digitized material from the Anne Yanchyshyn fonds consists of audio recordings of her interviews with Ukrainian and Polish pioneers in the Interlake area, plus printed summations and transcripts of those interviews.

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