This collection was assembled by John Luczkiw (1923-1974), a Ukrainian immigrant who arrived in Canada in 1950. It contains material on Ukrainians published in Canada from 1900 to 1950. Much of the material pertains to the first wave (1891-1914) and second wave (1919-1939) of Ukrainian immigration. The collection contains publications of various Ukrainian-language publishing houses and printing presses, including the Socialist press of the inter-war period.
John Luczkiw was a World War II refugee, born in Galicia, Western Ukraine. He pursued studies in Germany, and after arriving in Canada attended the University of Toronto. His family donated his collection to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto in 1982.
Contributed by University of Toronto Library.