Fonds F02587 - Lubomyr Luciuk fonds

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Lubomyr Luciuk fonds

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  • [194-?]-2012 (Creation)
    Luciuk, Lubomyr

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8.06 m of textual records and other material

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Lubomyr Luciuk was born and raised in Kingston, Ontario. He is a graduate of Queen's University (BSc 1976, MA 1979) and the University of Alberta (PhD, 1984) and has held post-doctoral fellowships at University of Toronto and Queen's University. He is currently a full professor in the Department of Politics and Economics at the Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston. Lubomyr Luciuk specializes in the political geography of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, refugee studies, and the ethnic and immigration history of Canada. Luciuk has served as a Member of the federal Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada and as a founding member and director of research for the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association (UCCLA).

Luciuk has published numerous articles, op-eds, scholarly books and popular texts on the Ukrainian Canadian experience in Canada. His books include:The Holodomor and the Holy See (2011), In Fear of the Barbed Wire Fence: Canada's First National Internment Operations and the Ukranian Canadians, 1914-1920 (2001), Searching for Place: Ukrainian Displaced Persons, Canada and the Migration of Memory (2000), Canada's Ukrainians: Negotiating an Identity (1991), Creating a Landscape: A Geography of Ukrainians in Canada (1989), Internment Operations: the Role of Old Fort Henry in World War I (1980).

Luciuk was a leading champion of the Ukrainian Canadian community's request that the Government of Canada acknowledge what happened to Ukrainians and other Europeans during Canada's first national internment operations of 1914-1920, a campaign that took some 20 years to succeed and in May 2008 resulted in the signing of an agreement establishing a $10 million endowment within the Ukrainian Canadian Foundation of Taras Shevchenko. Luciuk currently sits as a member of the Endowment Council of the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund, the council that oversees the endowment.

Luciuk has been recognized for his various activities through a number of awards: John Sopinka Award for Excellence in Ukrainian Studies; various Doctoral/Postdoctoral Fellowships; Canada Research Fellowship; and the Shevchenko Medal for Education from the Ukrainian Congress of Canada.

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The fonds predominantly consists of textual material created and maintained by Luciuk that reflects his activism on, and campaigning for, Ukrainian Canadian issues such as war crimes, redress and recognition. There is a small amount of personal and academic material within the fonds as well. The fonds has been arranged in the following series: Deschênes Commission, Personal, Professional, Subject files and Press.

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Donated by Lubomyr Luciuk - 2011.


The material was packed by the donor and came in from a number of locations in no particular order although pockets of order were discerned. The main organizational scheme applied by the donor was alphabetical with some series clearly delineated. The alphabetical files from various locations were consolidated into the subject files series, as there was a fair amount of duplication as well as an apparent cohesion between materials held in the various locations. The current arrangement of the material was decided upon in consultation with the donor.

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  • English
  • Ukrainian

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2319.15110.3SR1160-SR1160.11F3 B3.55138.2

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Records open with written permission of the donor during the donor's lifetime. Open without condition 10 years after donor's death.

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Copyright conditions apply. Please consult archivist.

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Description created on 23/11/2011. Last updated 25/01/2017.
Archivist(s): Heather Home

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  • Shelf: 2319.1
  • Shelf: 5110.3
  • Shelf: SR1160-SR1160.11
  • Shelf: F3 B3.5
  • Shelf: 5138.2
  • Shelf: 2192.2
  • Shelf: 2291.10