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Archiwa i biblioteki na świecie c.d.
 Myron Momryk, Polskie zbiory archiwalne w Bibliotece i Archiwum Kanady, w: Archeion, t. 107, wyd. NDAP, Warszawa 2004, ss. 377-390
"Myron M o m r y k , Polish archival materials in the Library and Archives Canada. From the earliestyears, the Public Archives of Canada (the predecessor of the National Archives of Canada and theinstitution under the name of the Library and Archives Canada established in 2003) documented theCanadian „nation-building” experience focused mainly on the political and constitutional history ofCanada. Since many of the colonial and post-colonial records had disappeared or were incomplete, thePublic Archives acquired two main categories of records: government records and private records.In the 1960’s, there was a significant change in the Canadian policy — the federal policy ofmulticulturalism was announced in 1967. In accordance with this policy, all Canadian cultures shouldbe considered as an integral whole. In 1972, the Public Archives of Canada established the NationalEthnic Archives Program to acquire archival material in the non-official languages from ethniccommunities. The Polish Archives Program was its integral part. In the late 1970’s, the NationalArchivists of Canada addressed most Polish organisations and community leaders inviting them todonate their records to the Public Archives. By 1987, there was a growing collection of Polish archivalfonds with a guide published in a bilingual format.The historic events in 1989–1990 had a profound impact on the acquisition policy of the PolishArchives Program. The Polish community in Canada had to reorient their goals and activities. Almostall organisational activities were directed towards Poland and little attention was devoted to thedevelopment of the community in Canada, and this concerned archival material as well. Acquisitions,however, continue within the currently limited scope of the Polish Archives Program — also affectedby the relative decline in priority of the Canadian government policy of multiculturalism — mostlyfocused on additions to existing fonds, as it is only rarely that new fonds are acquired. Activities arealso carried out related to the processing of archival material that has accumulated over the last threedecades."     Źródło: Archeion, t. 107 
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