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Iurii and Ol'ha Perkhorovych were Ukrainian immigrants from the Volyn' region who moved to Brooklyn, New York in the 1950s. The collection primarily consists of extensive correspondence with family, friends, and prominent individuals, and materials related to Iurii's avocational historical research and his activities with Volyn'-related organizations. It also contains materials from when Iurii and Ol'ha were in displaced persons camps in Germany, as well as personal documents, pocket diaries, and ephemera from their life in Brooklyn.
Dates: 1917-1999 (Bulk, 1946-1990)
Quantity: 12 Linear Feet
Oleksii Balabas was an "ordinary man" whose life encapsulates in microcosm a great deal of the history of Ukrainians in the first half of the 20th century. This collection contains six volumes of diaries from the 1940s and '50s, official and legal documents, correspondence, writings on Kuban' history, and photographs.
Quantity: 1 Linear Feet, 3 bound volumes, 2 boxes