Fonds 20-012 - Andrej Kučera fonds

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Andrej Kučera fonds

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CA ON0034 20-012

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  • 1926-1972 (Creation)
    Kučera, Andrej

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17.3 cm of textual records

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Andrej (Ondrej) Kučera was born in Radošovce, Trnava (Slovakia) on October 25, 1899. In 1926, he moved from Slovakia to Canada, eventually settling in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (Canada). Afterwards, Andrej Kučera worked for Canadian Pacific Railroad, first as a second stationman and then, as a foreman.
In December 1932, Andrej Kučera with Juraj Rošo and Pavol Sabo founded the Canadian Slovak League (CSL) in Winnipeg. This organization was to focus on the needs of Slovak Canadians. Andrej Kučera was the president of the CSL for 25 years. In 1957, he was named Honourable President for Life.
On December 26, 1974, Andrej Kučera passed away, leaving behind his wife Maria. They had two sons and a daughter: Karol, Kamil and Valerie Hačko (née Kučera). He also had a daughter and a son-in-law named Mary and Tony and two grandchildren: Mary Ann Doucette (née Hačko) and Anthony (Tony) J. Hačko. At his funeral, J. Metchler was a pallbearer.

Custodial history

In January 2006, Mary Ann Doucette and Tom Hačko, Andrej (Ondrej) and Maria Kučera’s grandchildren gave the records to Professor Mark Stolárik,the University of Ottawa's Chair in Slovak History and Culture.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of documents relating mostly to Andrej Kučera’s work in the Slovak League of America and the Canadian Slovak League (CSL) in Winnipeg and publications collected by the Kučera family during a span of approximately thirty years. It contains correspondence, articles, secretary's and financial report, publications, a booklet, account ledgers, membership, secretary and protocol books.

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Records were received from Mark Stolárik, the University of Ottawa's Chair in Slovak History and Culture in 2006


This fonds is organized into two series: Canadian Slovak League (CSL) and Publications.

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  • English
  • French
  • Slovak

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  • Cyrillic
  • Latin

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The majority of the fonds is open and accessible, however, some files are restricted for a predetermined period of time. Please ask ARCS staff for further information.

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A paper finding aid is also available.

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For conservation purposes, we have made a photocopy of the newspaper clippings and retained only the photocopy made on archival paper

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Created 2019-02-05

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Archives and Special Collections, Morisset Library, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Canada), X20-5 (Andrej Potocký Fonds), 287.32, Andrew (Ondrej) Kucera (an obituary) by Larry Larson, published [after 26 December 1974].
Slovakia and the Slovaks: a concise encyclopedia. Bratislava : Encyclopedia Institute of the Slovak Academy of Science: Goldpress Publishers, 1994 (MRT-REF DB 2707 .S45 1994).
Sutherland, Anthony X. The Canadian Slovak League: a history. Toronto (Ontario) : Canadian Slovak League, 1984 (MRT-GEN FC 106 .S64 S958 1984).

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