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Americans for Human Rights in Ukraine (AHRU) was formed in 1979 with the mission of drawing attention to human rights problems in the Ukrainian SSR. It was instrumental in lobbying for the creation of the US Congressional Commission on the Ukraine Famine in 1984, and in helping to defend John Demjanjuk. Lubow Jowa served as Treasurer and active member of the AHRU in the 1980s. The collection consists primarily of newspaper clippings, brochures, reports, and ephemera related to AHRU activities, as well as some correspondence and other organizational records.

This "micro-collection" contains a small group of sermons and notes written by the first bishop of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in America.

This collection contains documents related to the Bp. Platon's activity in the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church as Bishop of Rivne in Nazi-occupied Ukraine and as the Secretary of the Synod of Bishops in exile in post-war western Germany.

This collection contains records of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church parishes in the Displaced Persons Camps in Munster-Lager and Fallingbostel, Germany, including official correspondence, sacramental records, relief aid distribution records, and a remarkable DP camp census list.

This collection houses the personal and professional papers of Fr. Gregory Chomicky, a "first wave" (pre-World War I) Ukrainian immigrant to the United States. It contains material related to his work as a clergyman, both as a parish priest and as a member of the leadership of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in America and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. It also documents his personal and family life as well as parish and Ukrainian-American community activities.

Material collected by Fr. Nicholas Kostetsky relating to his experiences in the Ukrainian National Chorus in the 1920s, which inspired the American Christmas mega-hit "The Carol of the Bells".

This collection contains three notebooks of hand-written sermons by Fr. Oleksander Pihulevs'kyi, who was a Ukrainian Orthodox clergyman in the greater Sydney area of Australia. The sermons date to just before and after his ordination as a priest in 1954.

 

This collection houses the personal papers of Fr. Petro Stel'makh, a Ukrainian Orthodox clergyman who was active in German displaced persons camps, and played a significant role in the breakaway "Conciliar" Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church. It also contains administrative records of the UAOC(C), and records from Ukrainian Orthodox parishes in German displaced persons camps.

 

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.

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