Fonds PR1218 - Vladimir J. Kaye and Isidore Goresky fonds

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Vladimir J. Kaye and Isidore Goresky fonds

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    PR1218

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    • Copied 1981 (Creation)

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    0.09 m of textual records

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    (1896-1976)

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    Vladimir Julian Kysilesky, more commonly known as Vladimir J. Kaye, was born in 1896 in the province of Galacia, in what was then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He received a Ph.D. in 1924 from the Institute of East European Studies at the University of Vienna. He then moved to Paris, and subsequently to Canada.

    From 1928 until 1930, he was the editor of Western News, a weekly Ukrainian newspaper published in Edmonton, Alberta. In 1931, he returned to Europe, to England, for postgraduate studies at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at the University of London. While in London, he also served as Director for the Ukrainian Press Bureau, and then with the British Ministry of Information.

    Kaye returned to Canada in 1940, and held a position with the information branch of the Department of National War Service. The branch became part of the Department of the Secretary of State in 1946, and in 1950, became the newly established Department of Citizenship and Immigration. In 1950, Kaye was appointed an associate professor at the University of Ottawa.

    He retired in 1961, but continued his research into the beginnings of Ukrainian settlement in the Canadian North-West. Kaye's books on the subject include Early Ukrainian Settlements in Canada. 1895-1900: Dr. Josef Oleskow's Role in the Settlement of the Canadian Northwest, and Ukrainian Canadians in Canada's Wars, as well as being editor and compiler for Dictionary of Ukrainian Canadian Biography: pioneer settlers of Manitoba, 1891-1900 and Dictionary of Ukrainian Canadian biography of pioneer settlers of Alberta, 1891-1900.

    Kaye passed away in Ottawa in 1976 before the Dictionary of Ukrainian Canadian biography of pioneer settlers of Alberta, 1891-1900 was completed and published.

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    (1902-1999)

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    Isidore Goresky was born November 1902 in Bukovyna, Austria (now part of the Ukraine). His father, Basel Goresky came to Canada in 1905, and Isidore came out with his mother, Victoria (Eustafiewich) Goresky, and brother, Victor, the following year. The family settled in Stony Mountain, Manitoba.

    Isidore taught school for a number of years in Manitoba, and married Anne Paly on June 18, 1921 in Rosa, Manitoba. He obtained his bachelor of arts with majors in English and History in 1926 from the University of Manitoba and his master of arts in 1929 from the University of Alberta. In 1926 he and Anne moved to Alberta and Isidore became the principal in Smoky Lake, Alberta.

    He was elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for the United Farmers of Alberta in the constituency of Whitford, from 1930 to 1935. He helped in compiling a history of the Ukrainian presence in Alberta, which was undertaken in cooperation with the Ukrainian Pioneer Association of Alberta. Isidore wrote the preface for Vladimir J. Kaye’s Dictionary of Ukrainian Canadian biography of pioneer settlers of Alberta, 1891-1900.

    He died in Edmonton in 1999.

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    The fonds consists of records relating to Vladimir J. Kaye’s Dictionary of Ukrainian Canadian biography of pioneer settlers of Alberta, 1891-1900 including a photocopy an earlier draft of the work and additional biographical information about Ukrainian families that was not included in the book compiled by Isidore Goresky.

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    Isidore Goresky allowed the records to be copied by the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1981.

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        The material is in English and Ukrainian.

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Information for the biographical sketch of Vladimir J. Kaye is from Early Ukrainian Settlements in Canada. 1895-1900: Dr. Josef Oleskow’s Role in the Settlement of the Canadian Northwest, which can be found in the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library, 305.891791 K182. Information from the biographical sketch of Isidore Goresky is from the records, from the Canadian Parliamentary Guide, which is located in the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library, 328.71 C1601 PAA, and from http://www.smokylake.com/history/schools/igoresky.htm, accessed October 14, 2004.

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        Includes accession PR1981.0145.

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