Vikentii Shandor papers

Vikentii Shandor was a lawyer, author, and Ukrainian American community activist originally from Transcarpathian Ukraine. This collection contains his personal correspondence and writings, as well as records documenting his activities in the Carpathian Alliance, the government of the Ukrainian People's Republic in Exile, and other organizations.

Summary Information

Creator Shandor, Vikentiĭ, 1907-2003
Creator Carpathian Alliance
Creator Ukraïnsʹka Narodni͡a Respublika (Government-in-exile)
Title Vikentii Shandor papers
ID g.41
Dates 1949-1992
Quantity 1.7 Linear Feet, 5 boxes
Languages Ukrainian
Languages Primarily Ukrainian, with less than 10% of materials in English and other languages.
Repository Ukrainian History and Education Center Archives

Biographical / Historical

Vikentii Shandor (also Vincent Shandor, Вікентій Шандор) was a lawyer, author, and Ukrainian American community activist originally from Transcarpathian Ukraine.

He was born in the village of Baranyntsi (today Uzhhorod raion, Zakarpats'ka oblast', Ukraine) in 1907. He completed the Commerce Academy in Uzhhorod and Mukachevo, and studied law at the Charles University in Prague, where he obtained a Doctor of Law degree in 1939. He later studied economics and political science in Frankfurt, Germany and at Columbia University in New York City.

He worked for banks in Uzhhorod and Bratislava, and in 1938-1939 served as a representative of Carpathian Ukraine to the Czechoslovak government in Prague. He emigrated to the United States in 1948, where he worked for the U.S. Treasury Department and as a political science and economics advisor on the Slavic lands of the U.S.S.R. to the United Nations Secretariat. He was active in Ukrainian organizations such as the Carpathian Alliance and the Ukrainian Technical Institute, and from 1985 to 1989 served as deputy chair of the government of the Ukrainian People's Republic in Exile.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains personal correspondence and writings of Vikentii Shandor, as well as records documenting his activities in various Ukrainian and Ukrainian American organizations, most prominently the Carpathian Alliance and the government of the Ukrainian People's Republic in Exile. The latter contains correspondence, meeting and event records, and related materials.

Зміст фонду

Фонд складається з особистої кореспонденції та творів Вікентія Шандора, а також з матеріалів, які документують його діяльність в різних українських та українських організаціях. Особливо між ними це Карпатський Союз та Уряд Української Народної Республіки в екзилі. Між матеріалами кореспонденція, протоколи, інформації про заходи, фінансові звіти, та подібне.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form: Identification of item, date (if known); Vikentii Shandor papers; box number; folder number; Ukrainian History and Education Center Archives, Somerset, New Jersey.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for researcher use. Please contact the archivist ( for more information and to make arrangements.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Processing Information

File level order has been retained as found by the current processign archivist. It is not clear if this is the original order, or if it had been rearranged by a previous worker. Series structure has been imposed by the processing archivist.

Controlled Access Headings


  • Ukrainian Americans--Societies, etc.


  • Ukraine--Zakarpatsʹka oblastʹ


  • Personal correspondence
  • Business correspondence
  • Minutes (Records)

Container List

Series 1.  Correspondence and writings, 1949-1992. 0.2 Linear Feet  
Correspondence, writings, and mailings, 1949-1992.
  • box 1 folder 1-4
Writings and correspondence on Ukrainian-Jewish relations, 1951-1987.
  • box 1 folder 5-6
Series 2.  Ukrainian People's Republic in Exile records, 1978-1992 (bulk 1986-1989). 0.4 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This series contains records related to the activity of the government of the Ukrainian People's Republic in Exile and Vikentii Shandor's activity therein, including correspondence, memoranda, proclamations, and other materials. It also includes materials related to the Ukrainian National Council and the Ukrainian Congress Committee. Also included are copies of records from 1948.

  • box 1 folder 7-10
  • box 2 folder 1-10
Series 3.  Carpathian Alliance records, 1949-1978. 0.8 Linear Feet   2 boxes

Scope and Contents

Contains records related to the activities of the New York chapter of the Carpathian Alliance (Karpats'kyi Soiuz). Includes correspondence, reports, meeting minutes and notes, financial records, membership forms and member lists, event and attendence information, mailings, writings, clippings, and ephemera.

  • box 3 folder 1-11
  • box 4 folder 1-11
Series 4.  Publications, photocopies of documents, and writings by others 0.2 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

Contains periodicals and other publications, some with annotations; photocopies of documents related to the Ukrainian Sich Rifles (1914-1918); and a Master's thesis by Janko V. Sabadoš ("Uticaj odvojenog tretiranja Rusinske od ukrajinske narodnosti u SFR Jugoslaviji na njen kulturni i politički život" - in Croatian).

  • box 1 folder 11-12
  • box 5