Volodymyr Komaryns'kyi papers

Volodymyr Komaryns'kyi was a Ukrainian social and political activist and lawyer, and was involved in the early organization of the Plast scouting movement in Transcarpathia in the 1920s. The collection consists primarily of his memoirs of that time period.

Summary Information

Creator Komaryns'kyi, Volodymyr, 1906-1987
Title Volodymyr Komaryns'kyi papers
ID g.49
Dates 1948-1981 and undated
Dates (bulk) 1970s-1981
Quantity 0.2 Linear Feet, 2 folders
Languages Ukrainian
Repository Ukrainian History and Education Center Archives

Biographical / Historical

Volodymyr Komaryns'kyi was a Ukrainian social and political activist and lawyer. He was involved in the early activities of the Plast scouting organization in Transcarpathia.

Komaryns'kyi was born in the city of Sokal' (today L'viv oblast', Ukraine) in 1906. In 1920 he moved with his family to Khust. He attended the gymnasium in Berehove, where he also joined the local Plast troop. In 1922 he founded a Plast division ("stanytsia") in Khust.

He obtained a law degree from Charles University in Prague in 1928, served in the Czechoslovak army, and began legal practice. During Carpatho-Ukrainian autonomy in 1939, he was named Director of Radio Broadcasting and Propoganda and was elected to the Soim (legislature).

After the annexation of Carpatho-Ukraine by Hungary, he continued his legal practice in Bratislava. As a displaced person in Germany, he served as legal advisor to the Ukrainian Central Committee in their interactions with the International Refugee Organization (IRO).

After resettling in the United States in 1950, he taught law at the Ukrainian Technical Institute in New York City, and was involved in the Carpathian Alliance and other Ukrainian American organizations.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of Komaryns'kyi's memoirs related to the early history of the Plast scouting organization in Transcarpathia. It also includes several letters.

Зміст фонду

Фонд складається в основному з мемуарів, у яких Комаринський розповідає про ранньою історію Пласту на Закарпатті. У фонді також кілька листів.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

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

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for researcher use and has been digitized. Please contact the archivist (archives@ukrhec.org) for more information and to make arrangements.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Processing Information

This collection consists of materials separated on the basis of inferred provenance from materials initially attributed to Vikentii Shandor. It is likely that these items were given to Shandor by Komaryns'kyi.

Controlled Access Headings


  • Plast ukraïnsʹka skavtsʹka orhanizat͡sii͡a


  • Ukraine--Zakarpatsʹka oblastʹ


  • Personal narratives

Container List

Letters and writings
  • box 1 folder 1-2