Dokia Humenna "Ispyt Pamiati" manuscript

Dokia Humenna was a major Ukrainian and Ukrainian American writer of over 30 books of prose. This collection consists of a typewritten manuscript of her autobiography.

Summary Information

Creator Humenna, Dokii︠a︡, 1904-1996
Title Dokia Humenna "Ispyt Pamiati" manuscript
ID g.21
Dates 1972-1974
Quantity 1 Linear Feet, 2 boxes
Languages Ukrainian
Repository Ukrainian History and Education Center Archives

Biographical / Historical

Dokia Humenna was a major Ukrainian writer of over 30 books of prose. She began her career in Soviet Ukraine, and continued it as a refugee in western Europe and New York City. She was born in the city of Zhashkiv (now Cherkasy oblast', Ukraine), and began to publish essays in the 1920s. During World War II she became a refugee, first in L'viv, then in Saltzburg, Austria. She resettled in New York City, where she was a prominent member of the vibrant Ukrainian American literary and cultural scene of the 1950s and '60s.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a typewritten manuscript of Dokia Humenna's autobiography "Ispyt Pamiati" ("A Test of Memory") - later partially published as "Дар Евдотеї: Іспит Пам'яті" ("Gift of Eudothea"). The memoir covers the time period from her childhood through 1973.

Зміст фонду

Фонд складається з машинописного рукопису автобіографії Докії Гуменни "Іспит Пам'яті", який був частково виданий під назвою "Дар Евдотеї". Спогади охоплюють період від її дитинства до 1973 року.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form: Identification of item, date (if known); Dokia Humenna "Ispyt Pamiati" manuscript; box number; folder number; Ukrainian History and Education Center Archives, Somerset, New Jersey.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Authors, Ukrainian


  • New York (State)--New York


  • Autobiographies

Related Materials

Partially published as "Dar Evdotei" (Baltymor; Toronto: Ukr. vyd-vo "Smoloskyp" im V. Symonenka, 1990.)

Container List

Manuscript of "Ispyt Pamiati"  
Seria 1

Existence and Location of Copies

Parts 1 through 6 (as numbered in this manuscript) have been published in two volumes as Dokia Humenna. Gift of Eudothea (Дар Евдотеї: Іспит Пам'яті) V. Symonenko Smoloskyp Publishers, Smoloskyp Inc., 1990.

Parts 1-2
  • box 1 folder 2
Parts 3-4
  • box 1 folder 3
Parts 5 and 6
  • box 1 folder 4
Parts 7 and 8
  • box 1 folder 5
Parts 9 and 10
  • box 1 folder 6
Seria 2 (America)  
Parts 1 and 2
  • box 1 folder 7
Part 3
  • box 1 folder 8
Parts 4 and 5
  • box 2 folder 1
Parts 6 and 7
  • box 2 folder 2
Parts 8 and 9
  • box 2 folder 3
Part 10
  • box 2 folder 4
Parts 11 and 12
  • box 1 folder 5
Ancillary documents  
Donation documents
  • box 1 folder 1
Copies of reviews
  • box 2 folder 6