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Inventory of the Alexander Bunka papers, 1925-1970.

Summary Information
Title: Alexander Bunka papers,
Dates: 1925-1970
Creator: Bunka, Alexander, b. 1899.
Extent: 4 linear in.
Language: In English and Ukrainian.
Collection Number: UKR
Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. Immigration History Research Center

Access and Use

Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Collection Scope and Content Note

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.

Related Material

Partial inventory available online.

Subject Terms
Index Terms
  • This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Bunka, Alexander, b. 1899.
  • Tucson Ukrainian Society (Tucson, Arizona).
  • Photographs.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Ukraine--Politics and government.
  • Ukrainians--Saskatchewan--Fish Creek.
  • Railroads--Employees.
  • Ukrainian Americans--Arizona--Tucson.
  • Folk art--Ukraine.
  • Church buildings--Saskatchewan--Fish Creek.