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Myroslav Shkandrij fonds, 1950-1987

MSS 174, (A.02-61)

24 cm of textual records

Dr. Myroslav Shkandrij is the professor and Head of the Department of German and Slavic Studies, University of Manitoba. He was born on 17 March 1950 in Leeds, England. Dr. Shkandrij studied at the Cambridge (1972) and Toronto University, where he received his MA (1973) and his PhD (1980). He taught at the universities of Calgary and Ottawa.

Dr. Shkandrij is the author, translator and editor of many publications dealing with Ukrainian Literary History and Art. During 1977-1987, he was on the editorial board of Diyaloh, a journal of young generation of Ukrainians in the West - Ukrainian Canadian University Students. The journal was published three times per year. Ukrainian Student Group smuggled issues of their publication to Ukraine during the Cold War. During those years, Dr. Shkandrij served on the Committee in Defense of Soviet Political Prisoners and many other Ukrainian institutions and organizations in Canada (CUIS, KUK). Dr. Shkandrij lives in Winnipeg with his wife and two daughters.

The fonds was donated by Dr. Shkandrij to the Archives & Special Collections, University of Manitoba in 2002

The fonds contains issues of the underground student journal Diyaloh; correspondence; minutes of meetings; files and notes pertaining to the journals Diyaloh and Meta. It contains info about Leonid Plyushch visit to Canada in 1976 and Grigorenko meeting in Toronto in May 1978

English and Ukrainian

Initials were removed from the Minutes of Meetings, at the request of the participants

Further accruals are not expected

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