Marie Halun Bloch is best known for her Ukrainian-themed children's books, but also was a writer and translator on a variety of subjects. She did considerable research into her family history and the history of her ancestral villages. She travelled to Ukraine and Eastern Europe beginning in the 1960s through the 1990s, and wrote extensively about her experiences. This collection contains her published and unpublished writings on her genealogy, the history of her ancestral villages, travel accounts, research notes, correspondence, and photographs.

Source collection: 
Mykola Francuzenko papers

Interview of Mykola Shlemkevych by Mykola Francuzenko of Radio Liberty Ukrainian Service regarding the periodical "Lysty do Pryiateliv" ("Letters to Friends") (January 3, 1964, 9 minutes). Readings by Mykola Shlemkevych of two essays from "Lysty do Pryiateliv" titled "Holosy z kraiu" and "Spovid'" in 1957-58 for the "Holos Ukrainy" radio program in Chicago under the direction of Zenon Holubets'.

Copyright is owned by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and is republished here with permission.

Date created: 
1957-1958, 1964
 

This collection houses the personal and professional papers of the writer, linguist, and editor Vasyl' Chaplenko. It documents his studies of the Ukrainian language, politics, and literature through typescripts of his articles, his correspondence, and through his large collection of annotated newspaper and periodical articles.

This blog post is dedicated to a review of the many new online resources for researchers with roots in Ukraine and Poland.

Source collection: 
Mykola Francuzenko papers

Radio program reporting on the events following the dedication of the monument to Taras Shevchenko in Washington DC in 1964, including the Youth Festival at the Washington Coliseum, a gala concert at Constitution Hall, and banquet at the National Guard Armory. Includes excerpts of interviews and speeches by Rep. Ray Madden (D-Indiana), Dr. Vasyl' Kushnir, Rep. Barratt O'Hara (D-Illinois), Rep. August E. Johansen (R-Michigan), UNR leader Mykola Livyts'kyi, poet Iar Slavutych, actors Jack Palance and Mike Mazurki, and others (Orest Buiniak, Volodymyr Biliaiev, and Iaroslava Korbutiak).

The ITS databases at the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum are a tremendous resource for learning more about family members who were in Germany during and after World War II.

 

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.

Before you book that trans-Atlantic plane ticket (or hire a local researcher), use this checklist to make sure that you have done all you can on this side of the pond.

Parish records from the former Austrian province of Galicia are scattered over a wide variety of archives throughout Ukraine and Poland. Many of these records still must be accessed in person, via correspondence, or through a researcher, and still others are stored away in USC/RAHS local vital records offices or even in parish churches. Nevertheless, you can find an increasing number of parish records online.

Source collection: 
Mykola Francuzenko papers

Recording of speeches made at the "Zustrich" ("Gathering") of members of the ODUM Ukrainian Democratic Youth Organization in 1965 on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the organization's founding.

Запис промов на ОДУМ-івській Зустрічі в 1965-му році з нагоди 15-и ліття заснування ОДУМ-у. Говорить Микола Степаненко та інші невідомі промовці.

Date created: 
1965

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