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LEVEL OF DESCRIPTION: Collection
No.: PR1004
TITLE: Peter Melnycky Edmonton Weekly Newspapers collection
CREATOR: Melnycky, Peter J
DATE RANGE: 1983-2018
EXTENT: 16.90m of textual records
ADMINISTRATIVE
HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH:

Peter Melnycky was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He earned his MA in Social Sciences form the University of Manitoba where his thesis, "A Political History of the Ukrainian Community Manitoba, 1899 – 1922," was awarded the Manitoba Historical Society's Margaret McWilliams Medal for outstanding work on Manitoba History.

Since 1982 he has been a historian with Alberta Historic Sites and Museums, part of the Provincial Government of Alberta. Melnycky is also a researcher, historian, and is the author of Shelter, feed and dray: a structural history of the Radway Livery Barn and A veritable Canaan: Alberta's Victoria Settlement, is co-editor with Bohdan S. Kordan of In the Shadow of the Rockies: Diary of the Castle Mountain Internment Camp, 1915–1917, and contributor to Re-imagining Ukrainian Canadians: History, Politics and Identity. He has particular interest in fur trade, settlement, and military history.

SCOPE AND CONTENT:

The collection consists of Edmonton, Alberta weekly publications SEE Magazine #16-913 (1992-2011), VUE Magazine #1-1205 (1995-2018), the Edmonton Bullet (1983-1993), Ed Magazine (2001-2007).

The collection also consists of a complete run of the Edmonton’s Real Estate Weekly newspaper from 1983 to 2018.


The collection is divided into the following three series:
PR1004.0001 Real Estate Weekly series
PR1004.0002 SEE, VUE and Edmonton Bullet series
PR1004.0003 Ed Magazine series

ASSOCIATED MATERIAL:

Please see the Edmonton Bulletin fonds at the City of Edmonton Archives (Edmonton, Alberta).

Digitized copies of VUE Magazine are available online at https://issuu.com/vueweekly [accessed July 30, 2020].

RELATED RECORDS:

See also the Peter Melnycky Real Estate Weekly collection at the Provincial Archives of Alberta (PR1004).

Peter Melnycky also deposited the records in PR1996.0676 as a government employee of Historic Sites Services.

The Provincial Archives of Alberta holds microfilm copies of the Edmonton Journal, as well as those of other local newspapers from multiple Alberta municipalities. Please see https://provincialarchives.alberta.ca/how-to/explore-paa-research-resources/newspapers for more details [accessed August 20, 2020].

GENERAL NOTE: Information for the biographical sketch is taken from the records, accession PR1996.0676, the NEOS Library Consortium Catalogue, http://www.neoslibraries.ca/, accessed July 30, 2020 and from Athabasca University Online News Archives, http://awmp.athabascau.ca/news/past_news.php, accessed July 30, 2020.
RELATED SERIES: PR1004.0001 (Real Estate Weekly series)
PR1004.0002 (SEE, VUE and Edmonton Bullet series)
PR1004.0003 (Ed Magazine series)
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