Oleksandra Zhyvotko-Chernova writings

Oleksandra Zhyvotko was a writer who was active in the Ukrainian emigre communities of Prague and New York City from the 1920s to circa 1970. This collection contains typescripts of her writings.

Summary Information

Creator Zhyvotko, Oleksandra
Title Olexandra Zhyvotko-Chernova writings
ID g.58
Dates 1960s-circa 1970
Quantity 0.2 Linear Feet
Languages Ukrainian .
Repository Ukrainian History and Education Center Archives

Biographical / Historical

Oleksandra Zhyvotko (or Aleksandra Zhyvotko-Chernova; Олександра Животко-Чернова) was born in 1894 in the village of Zhukivtsi (today Kremenets' raion, Ternopil oblast', Ukraine). In 1924 she emigrated to Czechoslovakia, studied education at the Charles University in Prague, and played an active role in the cultural life of the Ukrainian community of the city. After World War II she was at the DP camp in Aschaffenburg, Germany, then resettled in the United States. She as a co-founder of the Literaturno-Mystets'kyi Kliub in New York City. She died July 5, 1973 in New York City. (http://eudusa.org/index.php?title=Zhyvotko,_Alexandra)

Scope and Contents

This collection contains typescripts (some with holograph corrections) of writings by Oleksandra Zhyvotko.

Зміст фонду

Фонд складається з машинописних текстів (деякі з рукописними виправленнями) творів Олександри Животко.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form: Identification of item, date (if known); Olexandra Zhyvotko-Chernova writings; box number; folder number; Ukrainian History and Education Center Archives, Somerset, New Jersey.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for researcher use. Please contact the archivist (archives@ukrhec.org) for more information and to make arrangements.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.

Controlled Access Headings


  • Vovchok, Marko, 1834-1907
  • Eliot, George, 1819-1880


  • Writings

Container List

"I. Spolokhy i proryvy: Marko Vovchok"

Processing Information

This file includes additional corrected typescripts of the same work that were originally bundled together with a ribbon, within which there were three sub-bundles tied together with string. The three sub-bundles have been rehoused in folders.

  • box 1 folder 1-4
"III. Vyniatky z lystuvannia (Marko Vovchok)"

Scope and Contents

Typed excerpts from the correspondence of Marko Vovchok.

  • box 1 folder 5
"IV. Perekhrestia dvokh shliakhiv, Marko Vovchok - Dzhordzh Eliot"

Processing Information

The file also includes an additional typed copy of the same work that was found paperclipped and loose among the other materials.

  • box 1 folder 6-7
"V. Provesna, Syl'vetky"
  • box 1 folder 8
"VI. Syl'vetky"
  • box 1 folder 9
"VII. Z moiei mynulosty"
  • box 1 folder 10