Collections & Research

The UHEC Patriarch Mstyslav Museum permanent collection consists of over 15,000 objects of folk art, fine art, religious ritual objects, textiles, and icons, as well as objects that document Ukrainian and Ukrainian American cultural, religious, and political history.

The UHEC Metr. Andrew Kuschak Memorial Archives holds hundreds of collections documenting the lives and work of Ukrainian and Ukrainian American individuals, families, organizations, and parishes. It also houses a major collection of Ukrainian recorded sound, which includes thousands of LPs and shellac discs, and hundreds of one-of-a-kind magnetic records in cassette and reel-to-reel format.

The UHEC has a library collection, which is currently maintained as part of the St. Sophia Seminary Library. Access to the library is free, and no appointment is necessary to use the collections. The library catalog is available online. If you click on that link and get a login form, just enter "St Sophia Theological Library" (note there is no period after "St") as the "library name" and leave the password box blank. For more information, please contact the library at 732-356-0090 or at UHEC members have borrowing privileges of 4 weeks for most library materials. Non-circulating material (reference books, periodicals, rare books, and sheet music) must be used on-site.

The UHEC draws on these collections to present exhibitions, create programming and web content. UHEC archival collections accessible to the public by appointment.

The UHEC Nashi Predky/Our Ancestors Family History Group is (to the best of our knowledge) the only active Ukrainian genealogy group in the United States. Nashi Predky presents in-person workshops and conferences, as well as online programming and assistance for family history researchers.