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Polish-Canadian Periodicals at LAC, 1908-2005: Annotated Bibliography

March 2005

See also: The Polish-Canadian Press: Historical Overview


Introduction

The following is an annotated bibliography of Polish-Canadian periodicals (1908-2005) available at Library and Archives Canada (LAC). Included here are descriptions of periodical content and coverage, target audience and unique publication elements. This resource is designed to assist LAC clients with an interest in genealogical, historical and sociological research.


Bibliography

41. Nowy Kurier Polish-Canadian Independent Courier

AMICUS No.

8844394 Serial

Published:

Semi-monthly/biweekly in Toronto, (May 11, 1989)

Publisher:

(May 11, 1989) - June 8, 1989 Jolanta Cabaj
(June 28, 1989) - (June 21, 1992) Jolanta Cabaj, Stanislaw Cabaj
(Jan. 1, 1996) - (Feb. 16, 1996) Jolanta Cabaj
(Jan. 1, 1998) - (July 1, 1999) Jolanta Cabaj
July 15, 1999 - (Oct. 15, 2001) Jolanta Kowalewska-Cabaj, Zbigniew Koprowski

Editor:

(May 11, 1989) - June 8, 1989 Jolanta Cabaj
(June 28, 1989) - (June 21, 1992) Jolanta Cabaj, Stanislaw Cabaj
(Jan. 1, 1996) - (Oct. 15, 2001) Jolanta Cabaj

Text:

In Polish

Continues:

Nowy Kurier Polsko-Kanadyjski, AMICUS No. 10239806 and 7975946

Notes:

Many issues between 1992 and 1997 are missing

Information included:

  • News from Poland, Canada and the world
  • Articles and interviews on social and political issues
  • Variety, sport
  • Ads

42. Polonia Voice / Glos Polonii

AMICUS No.

9725668 Serial

Published:

Monthly in Winnipeg, February 1990 - July 1991

Publisher:

February 1990 Ethnographic Publications March 1990 - July 1991 Tadeusz Sosnowski

Editor:

February 1990 - July 1991 Tadeusz Sosnowski

Text:

In Polish and English

Continued by:

Glos Polonii, AMICUS No. 11031243

Notes:

The issues February 1990 to March 1991 are double issues including Polonia Voice in English and Glos Polonii in Polish. Some content overlaps but they are two separate issues. Polonia Voice is aimed at the younger, Canadian born generations of Poles to help them learn about their heritage. Glos Polonii is published to help new immigrants learn about Canada.

Information included:

  • Political and social articles and commentaries
  • Some community news
  • Some news from Poland
  • Literature and arts
  • Ads

43. Glos Polonii / Polonia Voice

AMICUS No.

11031243 Serial

Published:

Semimonthly/weekly in Winnipeg, June 15, 1991 - Feb. 6, 1993
Semimonthly June 15, 1991 - (July 2, 1992)
Weekly Sept. 5, 1992 - Feb. 6, 1993

Publisher:

Tadeusz Sosnowski

Editor:

June 15, 1991 - Nov 7, 1992 Mirek Bielewicz
Nov. 14, 1992 - Feb. 6, 1993 Tadeusz Sosnowski

Text:

In Polish and English

Continues:

Polonia Voice/ Glos Polonii, AMICUS No. 9725668

Continued by:

Polonia, AMICUS No. 13037956

Information included:

  • Political and social articles and essays
  • Community news and announcements
  • Calendar of events
  • News from Poland
  • Section for children
  • Ads

44. Przelom / The Breakthrough Dwutygodnik Spoleczno-Kulturalny

AMICUS No.

11183331 Serial

Published:

Biweekly in Toronto, April 14, 1990

Publisher:

Century Publishing Company Ltd.

Editor:

April 14, 1990 - (June 28, 1993) Roman Buczek

Text:

In Polish

Information included:

  • Social and political articles, interviews
  • Arts and entertainment
  • Ads

45. Tygodnik Polski Polish Weekly Ethnic News

AMICUS No.

11471332 Serial

Published:

Weekly in Vancouver 1990

Publisher:

Windfall (Nov. 3, 1990)

Editor:

(Nov. 3, 1990) Jacek Olszewski

Text:

In Polish

Notes:

Only issue available Nov. 3, 1990

Information included:

  • Community news
  • News from Poland
  • General interest articles
  • Ads

46. Korespondent

AMICUS No.

15373818 Serial

Published:

Weekly in London, Ont. Sept. 11, 1992 - Sept.25, 1998

Publisher:

Klex Print. / A. Korczy´nski

Editor:

Jerzy Szlachetka

Text:

In Polish

Continued by:

Korespondent i Wiadomosci, AMICUS No. 22471755

Information included:

  • Community news

47. Polonia

AMICUS No.

13037956 Serial

Published:

Monthly/weekly in Winnipeg, April 1993
Monthly April 1993 - (March 1994)
Weekly (Jan. 30, 1999) - (Oct. 30, 1999)

Publisher:

Tadeusz Sosnowski

Editor:

(Jan. 30, 1999) - (Oct. 30, 1999) Tadeusz Sosnowski

Text:

In Polish, some in English

Continues:

Glos Polonii, AMICUS No. 11031243

Notes:

Issues No. 69 - 86 are not part ot LAC collection (a gap of about five years).

Information included:

  • Political and social articles and commentaries
  • Some community news
  • Some news from Poland
  • Literature and arts
  • Ads

48. List Oceaniczny Dodatek Literacki Gazety

AMICUS No.

20554931 Serial

Published:

Monthly/quarterly in Toronto, (Oct.. 1993) - Nov. 2000 issue
Monthly, Oct. 1993 - June 2000
Quarterly, Nov. 2000

Publisher:

(Oct. 1994) - (June 2000) Z. Belz
Nov. 2000 - List. Inc. Daniel Karpinski

Editor:

(Oct. 1994) - (June 2000) Aleksander Rybczynski

Text:

In Polish

Supplement to:

Gazeta AMICUS No. 8376472

Notes:

A literary supplement to Gazeta. In Nov. 2000 became a separate publication List Oceaniczny: Kwartalnik Kulturalny.

49. Gazeta Montrealska

AMICUS No.

13906019 Serial

Published:

Semi-monthly/monthly in Montreal, 1993

Publisher:

Piotr Deptula

Editor:

Iwona Slowinska

Text:

In Polish

Notes:

Only two issues available: Nov. 25, 1993 Vol.1 No. 5 and May 12, 1994 Vol. 1 No. 12

Information included:

  • News from Poland, Canada and the world
  • Community news
  • Entertainment and sports
  • Ads

50. Polonika Miesieczny Magazyn Ottawski

AMICUS No.

23837645 Serial

Published:

Monthly in Ottawa, 1993

Publisher:

Promyk

Editor:

Krystyna Gladysz

Text:

In Polish

Notes:

Organ Wydawnictwa-Publishing Promyk
Only February 1995 (No. 26) issue is available

Information included:

  • Community news and announcements
  • Obituaries
  • Ads

About the Author:

Violette Stepaniuk is a freelance writer and editor. She began compiling the Polish-Canadian Periodicals at LAC, 1908-2005: Annotated Bibliography as a Journalism Intern at Library and Archives Canada. She lives in Ottawa.