International Archives Day

Today, June 9th, Bohdan Medwidsky Ukrainian Folklore Archives at the Kule Folklore Centre at the U of A is celebrating the International Archives Day with other archival institutions around the world.

01 June 2015

Today, June 9th, Bohdan Medwidsky Ukrainian Folklore Archives at the Kule Folklore Centre at the University of Alberta is celebrating the International Archives Day with other archival institutions around the world.

Our contribution this year is a photograph of the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Myrnam, AB by Orest Semchishen, a prominent Canadian photographic artist.

Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church


Caption: Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Myrnam, Alberta, Canada. 1979.

Creator: Orest Semchishen

8 x 10 gelatin silver print

Description: Orest Semchishen is a prominent Canadian photographic artist. Hundreds of domed Ukrainian churches rise above the landscape in the Canadian prairies. The architecture adapted to prairie climate, materials and population. A grain elevator and large open grain fields are visible in the background.


The 9th of June is the International Council on Archives' birthday - it was founded in on that day in 1948. Happy International Archives Day!