The Canadian Polish Research Institute

Kanadyjsko-Polski Instytut Badawczy

Est. 1956

Publications of the Canadian Polish Research Institute

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ANDREW PAWLOWSKI.
Edward Koniuszy, the Sculptor

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This is a book about a great sculptor - Edward Koniuszy. "He belongs to the top sculptors of the twentieth century; to the distinguished group of artists that has built and continues to form our cultural heritage" (p. 6). The first part of the book is a biographical narrative, whereas the other contains descriptions of Koniuszy's sculptures. There are colour photographs that open both the "life" and "art" sections. The book includes a large number of figures that clearly illustrate the wide spectrum of Koniuszy's interests.


RYSZARD A. PIOTROWSKI
Biographies of Polish Artists in Canada

Price - $15

The book, published at the 50th anniversary of Canadian Polish Congress, is a pioneering attempt to compile the biographies of Polish artists - painters, sculptors and graphic artists - working within the Polish community in Canada. The author believes that the exposure given to the artists will help them to better coordinate the activities of the members of their artistic community. (Year of Publication: 1994)


CZESŁAW SADOWSKI, LECH RAMCZYKOWSKI
Pomniki. Indiańskie lato

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This book contains two different narratives - memoirs of two Poles, Czesław Sadowski and Lech Ramczykowski. Both present their lives, initially taking place in Poland where they were living as kids, then during the second world war when they were soldiers, and finally in Canada where they found their ultimate place on the earth. (Year of Publication: 1993)


EDWARD SOLTYS
Black Ribbon Day

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From the back cover: "August 23, 1989, the 50th anniversary of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. At 19:00 local time, close to 2,000,000 people join hands to form a human chain spanning over 600 kilometres. Demonstrations in over 50 Western cities support their cause. Black Ribbon Day 1989 was then arguably the largest peaceful protest in history. It was certainly the most consequential." (Year of Publication: 2014)


EDWARD SOŁTYS, BENEDYKT HEYDENKORN
Trwanie w walce

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The main topic of the book is the history and programme of the Polish Combatants' Association in Canada. Apart from the historical outline, the authors describe how war experiences of the Polish veterans living in Canada translate into symbols, myths, rituals etc. and how they are employed in the post-war veterans' lives. They also discover that veterans maintain a pure form of Polishness that focuses on universal values such as culture and religion. (Year of Publication: 1992)


EDWARD SOŁTYS, RUDOLF K. KOGLER, eds.
Half a Century of Canadian Polish Congress

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"The goal of this publication is a systematic, deep presentation of an extensive, 50-year old acivity of the Congress. It is a souvenir Book, which fulfills the expectations of this type of work. It includes lists of conventions, presidents and executive boards. There are numerous pictures of activists from all levels of organizational structure of the Congress. [...] We attempted to not only relate events, but also explain them, reveal their causes and correlatives. In this sense, this book is of an academic character" (p. 9). (Year of Publication: 1995)


EDWARD SOŁTYS
Parlament na obczyźnie

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This book presents an outline of the history of the Government of the Republic of Poland in Exile during the second world war and after it ended, up to 1990. However, its main focus is on the inception in 1980, development and activities of the branch of the Polish government in exile (called "Oddział Rady Narodowej RP") in Canada. (Year of Publication: 2006)

About the book on "Tydzień polski" TV Polonia [Feb. 2008]


WANDA STACHIEWICZ
Journey through History. Memoirs

Out of print

From a letter from D.L. Johnson, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, McGill University, to Mrs. Stachiewicz: "Your Memoirs constitute an exciting statement of courage, the irrepressible desire for freedom, [...] the devastating set-back of political strife and war, and the essentially redeeming qualities of human compassion and concern for the individual and for civilization. It is hard to imagine one person having lived through and overcome so many vicissitudes and changed circumstances in one life, but yours is an essentially triumphant and idealistic statement".


WIKTOR TUREK, ed.
Poles in Manitoba

Price - $16

This is a historical study on the Polish ethnic group living in Manitoba. W. Turek thoroughly analyzes background and main causes of the immigration, as well as patterns of settlement in Manitoba in both rural and urban environments. He also investigates immigrant religious life and church organizations. In his final chapter, W. Turek discusses the degree of adaptation and/or assimilation of the Polish immigrants with the Canadian nation. (Year of Publication: 1967)


WIKTOR TUREK
The Polish-Language Press in Canada

Out of Print

The study lists Polish periodicals published in Canada in a period of sixty years and it complements Polonica Canadiana by W. Turek, a publication that collects Polish-related publications from 1848 to 1957. The Polish-language Press... contains Polish periodicals regardless of whether their publishers were Polish or not. The aim of this volume is to gather in one place those publications that are a first-rate source of material for history of Polish settlement in Canada. (Year of Publication: 1962)


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