Ukrainians began arriving in Canada perhaps as early as the 18th century, however the mass immigration began in 1891. By 1914 there were 170,000 Ukrainians in Canada, most of which were specifically desirable to Canada as farmers experienced in working in a similar environment. They were joined by another wave of 68,000 immigrants during the inter-war years, and regular immigration thereafter continued to swell their numbers. As of 1911, 94% of Ukrainian-Canadians lived in the prairie provinces. This concentration produced an active ethnic and religious environment from which numerous publications emerged. The collection found here includes magazines, newspapers, newsletters, calendar-almanacs and books that document the development of a specifically Ukrainian-Canadian culture. The materials are largely in Ukrainian with some English texts.
Collection contributed by: University of Calgary Library