University of Minnesota

Panchuk, John, Papers

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Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Panchuk, John, b.1904.
Dates: 1933-1965
Abstract: Papers of John Panchuk consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other materials pertaining to the American Slav Congress (Detroit, Mich. and Pittsburgh, Pa.), Ukrainian War Relief, Inc., United Ukrainian American Relief Committee, displaced persons, displaced persons in Michigan, the Matthew Stachiw case, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA), and the Committee for Hungarian Refugee Relief in Michigan. Bulk of the papers pertain to the UUARC. Included is information on its establishment, election of officers, staff, fundraising, relations with other relief agencies, reports, resolutions, other activities of the agency. Also included are materials on the Michigan Committee on Displaced Persons, the Ukrainian Youth League of North America, the Bandurist Chorus, and correspondence and photographs pertaining to publications on Ukrainian settlers and settlements in Canada, including the Panchuk family.
Quantity: 2.7 linear ft.
Language: Mainly in English.
Collection ID: IHRC2029


A lawyer, Panchuk was born in Gardenton, Manitoba. His pioneer parents were natives of Bukovina. Panchuk was educated in Canada and the United States; he received his L.L.B. from the University of Michigan. After graduating, he was general counsel and secretary of Federal Life and Casualty Company (Battle Creek, Mich.). Panchuk was active in the Ukrainian American community. He was president of the Ukrainian War Relief, Inc., and of the United Ukrainian American Relief Committee. He also served as a representative of the United States State Department at the International Refugee Office Resettlement Conference (1948, Geneva, Switzerland) and was chairman of the Michigan Commission on Displaced Persons. Panchuk had an active interest in Ukrainian folklore and traditions.



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The Panchuk, John Papers, Ukrainian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota


A related collection at the IHRC is Records of United Ukrainian American Relief Committee.

Index Terms

Ukrainians--Canada--Societies, etc.
Ukrainian Americans--Societies, etc.
Ukrainian American women--Societies and clubs.

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