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Alexander Bunka papers

 Collection — Box: Oversize 1
Identifier: IHRC379

Abstract

Papers (1916-1970) of Alexander Bunka (1899- ) consist of correspondence with editors and congressmen concerning Ukrainian political and social issues; a scrapbook pertaining to Ukrainians in Tucson, Arizona, and correspondence with congressmen and government officials; newspaper clippings pertaining to Ukrainian folk art and Ukrainian dissidents; photographs; and materials pertaining to churches and Ukrainians in Fish Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Dates

  • 1925-1970

Creator

Language of Materials

English and Ukrainian

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Alexander Bunka (1899- ) was born in Fish Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada, of Ukrainian-Canadian immigrants. He served as a Ukrainian-English interpreter for John G. Diefenbaker (later prime minister of Canada) until 1922. In 1928, Bunka came to the United States after several years of farming. He was employed as a mechanic with the Santa Fe railroad, and later as a federal inspector of diesel locomotives. He also developed a ranch in the Mojave desert. In 1962, Bunka retired to Tucson, Arizona, where he served as vice president of the Tucson Ukrainian Society.

Extent

4 linear inches

PROVENANCE

Collection acquired from Alexander Bunka in 1974.
Author
IHRC Archives
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding Aid in English

Collecting Area Details

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