Teodor Koda fonds. — 1926-1972. — 1 cm. — 1 photographs.
Teodor Koda was born on Feb. 27, 1908 in Gorlice, Krakow, Poland and named Theodous by Austrian parents Joannes and Christinna as shown by a baptism records of 1926. In 1928, Teodor immigrated to Canada and made his home in the Volin area and then Rycroft. He received his Canadian Certificate of Naturalization in 1937 and applied for the land SE 20-79-4 W6 in 1942. A Duplicate Certificate of Title for the land description PT. W1/2 7-79-4 W6 was issued in 1950. He was the Secretary Treasurer of the Volin Community Association in 1938 and wrote the government for a timber permit to allow the community to cut lumber to build their community hall. In 1939, letters show he ordered a suit of clothes from a Montreal tailor and also from a tailor in Bluesky. A letter in 1972 from the Alberta Health Care Insurance Commission reminds him that he omitted to provide proof of age on the questionnaire sent to him.
The records were donated to the South Peace Regional Archives by Jerry Petryshyn in 2011.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of a records of baptism (1926), a Polish – American dictionary, A Canadian Pacific Railway booklet, a 1928 passport including a photograph of Teodor, a card from the steamer “Baltonia” dated May 11, 1928, an immigration identification card from the ship “Empress of France”, a Certificate of Naturalization (1938), 2 ration books issued to “Fred” Koda, correspondence from Alberta Government offices (1938-1972) , a Duplicate Certificate of Title for his farmland, raffle tickets supporting a Ukrainian Summer Festival in Palmero, Ont., 1962, a life insurance cerificate from the Rycroft Co-operative Association, coupons from The Royal Crown Soaps and 2 postcards from businesses.