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".
Kostetsky, Nicholas, 1886-1971
Fr. Nicholas Kostetsky photographs and ephemera
0.1 Linear feet, 2 folders
English, Ukrainian, and Spanish.
Ukrainian Historical and Educational Center Archives
Nicholas Kostetsky was a member of the Ukrainian National Chorus (originally, the Ukrainian Republican Capella) who toured with the chorus in Europe and the US. He left the chorus and settled in western Pennsylvania. He served as garden cartaker at the Phillps Mansion in Butler, PA for many years, and at some point was ordained to the clergy.
Scope and Contents
Collection of photographs, and ephemera related to the Ukrainian National Chorus (formerly, the Ukrainian Republic Capella). Contains photographs from Ukraine and Western Europe, as well as concert program from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The collection is arranged in two series:
Published citations should take the following form: Identification of item, date (if known); Fr. Nicholas Kostetsky Photographs and Ephemera; box number; folder number; Ukrainian Historical and Educational Center Archives, Somerset, New Jersey.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for researcher use. Please contact the archivist (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information and to make arrangements.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright restrictions may apply.
Nicholas Kostetsky to Gretchen Moore to Lovie Tymkiw.
Controlled Access Headings
Ukraïnsʹka respublikansʹka kapela.
Series 1. Photographs and postcards
Box 1 Folder 1
Series 2. Ephemera
Box 1 Folder 2
Finding aid prepared by Michael Andrec.
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit
on 2014-01-10 at 18:08-0500.