Fonds 08.01, 10.06, 10.11 - Sterling Demchinsky fonds

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Sterling Demchinsky fonds

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CA UCAWA 08.01, 10.06, 10.11

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Juridiction responsable et dénomination (philatélique)

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  • 1995 - 2009 (Production)

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Description matérielle

999 photographs: colour
Positive Paper Silver – gelatine

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Nom du producteur


Notice biographique

Sterling Demchinsky is an amateur photographer, a Canadian of Ukrainian descent, born in Flin Flon, Manitoba in 1957. He moved to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1975 for university, later departing for Ottawa to work as a technical writer for the Federal Government of Canada. Two decades later, he began to photograph Ukrainian churches, in particular churches of historic interest in forgotten corners of Ukrainian settlement on the Prairies and in British Columbia. With each successive year since the inception of the project, Demchinsky has continued his efforts, methodically recording historic and modern churches in select geographic locations. In addition, he has studied iconography, and has created a website to showcase in photo and in text, the results of his efforts.

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Portée et contenu

60 mm and 35 mm photographic images taken by Demchinksy documenting Ukrainian Catholic churches across Canada. Images are primarily from Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Included with the positive images are scans and database description of the selected, photographed churches. The donated photos of Ukrainian Catholic churches in Manitoba include the geographic locations of: Alonsa, Flin Flon, Foley North, Gimli, Rossdale and Winnipeg. Those in Saskatchewan include: Alvena, Arran, Bankend, Beaverdale, Calder, Canora, Cudworth, Dana, Edmore, Foam Lake, Gronlid, Hafford, Invermay, Kamsack, Krasne, Krydor, Maryville, Meacham, Melfort, Mikado, Model Farm, Nipawin, Norquay, North Battleford, Ormside, Pelly, Preeceville, Prud’homme, Rosthern, Smuts, St. Julien, Stornoway, Vonda, Wadena, Willowbrook, Wishart, Wroxton, Wynyard, Yellow Creek. The geographical locations of Ukrainian Catholic churches photographed in Alberta include: Calmar, Daysland, Hay Lakes, Holden, Kopernick, Rabbit Hill, and Round Hill. In addition, Demchinsky donated photos of one church in Montreal, Quebec, the Ukrainian Catholic Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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État de conservation

Source immédiate d'acquisition

Since 2008, in three accruals, Demchinsky has donated prints from photos he has taken that year. In addition he has provided digital images of Ukrainian Catholic churches he has photographed prior to 2008, including database description which is continually updated and inclusionary. He is the sole creator and custodian of the records.


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  • anglais

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Délais d'utilisation, de reproduction et de publication

Copyright belongs to Sterling Demchinsky.

Instruments de recherche

Finding aid is a database created by Demchinsky, which indicates church name, location, type of church, year photograph was taken, film format, interior/exterior shot and year of church construction.

Éléments associés

Researchers will find related donations from Demchinsky at the National Archives in Ottawa, and at the Archives of the Orthodox Church of Canada in Winnipeg.

Éléments associés


Further accruals are anticipated.

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Numéro normalisé


Mots-clés - Lieux

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conservation matérielle

  • Boîte Hollinger: UCAWA PC01 Box 1 (N-1 B-1 Section 1)