Fonds F 2118

Stephen Rosocha fonds

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Stephen Rosocha fonds
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

11.2 metres of textual records

ca. 2000 photographs

10 posters

1 audio cassette (ca. 10-15 min.)

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of the personal and professional records created, received and collected by Stephen Rosocha.

The fonds includes personal correspondence with Rosocha's daughter Natalie, his son Walter, and relatives and friends in the Ukraine. As well, there also is correspondence regarding tenants from his rental properties in Beamsville, Ontario.

Fonds also includes correspondence, financial records, minutes, clippings and reports pertaining to the various journalist, newspaper and publishing associations with which Rosocha was involved. These organizations include the Association of Ukrainian Journalists in Canada; the Association of Ukrainian Journalists in Exile; the Association of Ukrainian Journalists in the Emigration (Regensburg); the Canada Ethnic Press Foundation; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, International Branch (Ukrainian section); and newspapers such as "New Pathway," "Vilne Slovo," as well as Letters Patent, minutes, share certificates and financial records of the Boyko Publishing Company.

The fonds also includes records such as correspondence, financial records, minutes, clippings and reports related to many Ukrainian nationalist organizations 1912-1984. These groups include the Association of Ukrainian Political Prisoners; the Chotymyr Society; the Committee to Assist Carpatho-Ukraine in Windsor; the Organization for the Rebirth of Ukraine; Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists; Presidium of the All- Ukrainian National Council; Presova Referentura Tovarystvo Ukrainkykh Politviazniv; Provid Ukrainskykh Natsionalistiv; the Ukrainian Canadian Committee; the Ukrainian Main Liberation Council; Ukrainian National Council in Europe; the Ukrainian National Federation; the Union of Fellow Countrymen of Toronto.

The fonds also includes material such as correspondence, financial records, minutes, clippings and reports pertaining to a number of Ukrainian veterans' associations 1918-1986. These include the Carpatho-Ukrainian War Veterans' Association; National Defence of Carpatho-Ukraine; Royal Canadian Legion, Ukrainian Branch #360; Ukrainian Canadian Veterans' Association; Ukrainian Free Cossacks; Ukrainian Sich Riflemen; Ukrainian War Veterans Association of Canada; Union of Ukrainian Combatants in Regensburg.

The fonds also includes records related to a number of community organizations 1922- 1986. Included are the following: Committee of the Friends of the Ukrainian Folk Dancers of the School of Vasile Avramenko; Committee to Assist Carpatho-Ukraine in Windsor; Cultural Museum of Ukrainian Canadians of Ontario; Higher Education Scholarship Foundation; Shevchenko Scientific Society; Stefczyk Credit Union; Trident Ukrainian Sports Club; Ukrainian Business and Professional Federation; Ukrainian People's Home; Ukrainian School Society of Toronto.

The fonds also includes 10 posters, promoting films of Vasile Avramenko.

Fonds includes 1 audiocassette, featuring CBC Radio interview with Stephen Rosocha, ca. 1964.

Fonds also includes ca. 2000 photographs, 1911-1986. Subjects include Ukrainian political and nationalist groups and activities; Ukrainian religious scenes and personalities; Ukrainian art and musical groups; Canadian politicians; Ukrainian military and veterans' groups; Ukrainian women's groups; Ukrainian sports groups; Ukrainian urban and rural scenes; monuments, displays and buildings.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

Stephen Rosocha (1908-1986) was a journalist and publisher who lived in Czechoslovakia and Canada, and was active in Ukrainian and Canadian-Ukrainian nationalist, social and political affairs.

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Rosocha, Stephen, 1908-1986

Restrictions on Access
Access to some records in this fonds is subject to restrictions. Consult finding aid for F 2118 for details.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright held by creator. These materials cannot be published without permission of the copyright holder.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Fonds was donated to the Archives of Ontario in 1990 by Natalie Dudycha and Walter Rosocha.
Related Material

A small amount of material relating to Stephen Rosocha can be found in F 1405-56-101, Stephen Rosocha textual records.

Availability of Other Formats

Reference copy of audio cassette is available.

Title based on contents of fonds.

Audio cassette is in Ukrainian language.

Former Codes

Accession number 24232.

Finding Aid
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