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This is a synthetic collection of 1/4" open-reel audio tapes which were assembled from unknown sources at an unknown date. It contains live recordings of literary events, religious services, and concerts, primarily in the New York-New Jersey area from the 1950s to the 1970s. This collection is not processed, and is not yet directly accessible to researchers. 

 

The Holovna Rada Khresta Symona Petliury was the body responsible for awarding the military order of the Cross of Symon Petliura to all eligable veterans of the Ukrainian War of Independence. This collection principally contains submitted application forms containing biographical information and military service histories of individual applicants who wished to obtain the Cross.

 

John Jowa was a Ukrainian post-World War II refugee to the United States from the Soviet Union, where he was persecuted for being a member of a landowning family during Stalin's forced collectivization. He was active in two associations of former Ukrainian political prisoners in New York City. The collection contains records of those organizations, as well as his autobiographical and historical writings.

Joseph Marmash was an active member of the Baltimore, MD Ukrainian-American community over many decades. He was born to members of the first wave of Ukrainian immigrants to the US, and his involvement with the Ukrainian-American Citizens Club and other organizations and causes began in the 1930s. This collection documents some of these activities, as well as his extensive work helping to resettle Ukrainian Displaced Persons after World War II.

 

Kira Arkhimovych was a Ukrainian and Ukrainian American botanist who specialized in tomato breeding. Thе collection consists of a photograph album, original botanical drawings, and her doctoral thesis 

 

Liudmyla Kovalenko Ivchenko (Людмила Коваленко Івченко) was a Ukrainian and Ukrainian American writer and radio journalist at the Ukrainian service of the Voice of America. This collection contains radio scripts and other Voice of America records, as well as manuscripts, proofs, and translations of some of her later literary works.

Marie Halun Bloch is best known for her Ukrainian-themed children's books, but also was a writer and translator on a variety of subjects. She did considerable research into her family history and the history of her ancestral villages. She travelled to Ukraine and Eastern Europe beginning in the 1960s through the 1990s, and wrote extensively about her experiences. This collection contains her published and unpublished writings on her genealogy, the history of her ancestral villages, travel accounts, research notes, correspondence, and photographs.

 

Metropolitan Oleksander was bishop of the Polish Autocephalous Orthodox Church, and played a key role in the rebirth of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC). His papers contain correspondence and records related to the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Poland and the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church during the periods of Soviet and Nazi occupation of what is now northwestern Ukraine and southern Belarus.

 

This collection is not processed, and is not yet directly accessible to researchers. Mykola Francuzenko was a Ukrainian-American writer (under the pseudonym Mykola Virnyi), translator, theatrical director, radio journalist, and social activist. His literary output includes over 400 works, and he was a writer and broadcaster for the Ukrainian services of both Radio Liberty and the Voice of America during the Cold War.

 

Mykola Kulikowskyj was a lieutenant colonel in the army of the Ukrainian People's Republic during the Ukrainian War of Independence who immigrated to the United States as a refugee in 1950. This collection contains his correspondence, photographs, and a variety of personal documents.

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