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LEVEL OF DESCRIPTION: Fonds
No.: PR3399
TITLE: Trifon Fedoruk fonds
CREATOR: Trifon Fedoruk
DATE RANGE: 1917-1980
EXTENT: ca. 10,000 transparencies and other material
Includes ca. 4700 negatives, ca. 3100 photographs, 119 audio reels, 185 films, 152 postcards, 27 audio discs, 0.60 m of textual records and 11 posters.
ADMINISTRATIVE
HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH: Trifon Fedoruk was born April 14, 1897 in Ukraine; he was the oldest son of Filimon and Maria (Batrenowski) Fedoruk. The family immigrated to Canada in 1902, settling in Shepenitz of the Northwest Territories (later Alberta). In 1918 he married Senafta Werenka, and they had three children, William, Michael and Elsie (1922-1928). Senafta died in 1924. In 1925, Trifon married Mary Karpowich and the family moved to Vegreville, Alberta. Trifon and Mary had two children, Ernest and Lola. In Vegreville, Trifon worked as a mechanic, and was projectionist for Kieryluk's theatre (Vimy Theatre) for a number of years. He also operated Fedoruk's Photo Studio in Vegreville and toured films to the surrounding area under the name Fedoruk's Travelling Show. In 1941, the family moved to Edmonton, Alberta where Trifon worked as a machinist for Standard Iron Works, until retiring in 1962. He continued to work as a projectionist while in Edmonton. Trifon Fedoruk died October 1984.
CUSTODIAL HISTORY:Michael Fedoruk, Trifon Fedoruk's son, donated the records to the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1991.
SCOPE AND CONTENT: The fonds consists of films, photographs, sound recordings, textual material and negatives that document the life, business, family and friends of Trifon Fedoruk, in all the life of a rural photographer and theatre owner.
LANGUAGE NOTE: The material is in English and Ukrainian.
ASSOCIATED MATERIAL: See also the Trifon Fedoruk collection at Library and Archives Canada. The records for one of Trifon Fedoruk's sons can be found at the Glenbow Archives in the William Fedoruk fonds.
GENERAL NOTE: Information for the biographical sketch is taken from Our Crossing: River to Road and Vegreville in Review, which are available in the Provincial Archives of Alberta Reference Library, 971.233 Ou7 and 971.233 V528v respectively, and from the records. The images can be located in the FE file of the Provincial Archives of Alberta reference prints.
RELATED FILES: Display FileList
RELATED ITEMS: PR1991.0374.0093 (Home movie: Edmonton Exhibition (midway rides, animals); bicycle race; Scottish bagpipe band and Highland dancers, sailor’s jigs; muddy roads; funeral at Shepenitz cemetery)
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