Liudmyla Ivchenko papers

Liudmyla Kovalenko Ivchenko (Людмила Коваленко Івченко) was a Ukrainian and Ukrainian American writer and radio journalist at the Ukrainian service of the Voice of America. This collection contains radio scripts and other Voice of America records, as well as manuscripts, proofs, and translations of some of her later literary works.

Summary Information

Creator Ivchenko, L. V. (Li︠u︡dmila Vasilʹevna)
Creator Voice of America (Organization)
Title Liudmyla Ivchenko papers
ID g.42
Dates 1949-1964
Quantity 1.2 Linear Feet, 5 boxes
Languages Ukrainian
Languages Ukrainian and English
Repository Ukrainian History and Education Center Archives

Biographical / Historical

Liudmyla Kovalenko Ivchenko (Людмила Коваленко Івченко) was a Ukrainian and Ukrainian American writer and radio journalist. She was born in Mariupol' (Russian Empire, now Ukraine). She studied in Kyiv, where she met and married her husband, the writer Mykhailo Ivchenko, who died as a result of the Stalin purges in 1938. She left Kyiv in 1943, spent time as a displaced person in Germany, and resettled in the United States. She worked as a writer and journalist for the Ukrainian service of the Voice of America starting in the late 1940s. She was also the author (under her maiden name Liudmyla Kovalenko) of a number of short story collections, a novel ("Tykha voda"), a collection of plays, and the science fiction fantasy "Rik 2245". She was an organizer and the first president of the United Ukrainian Orthodox Sisterhoods, and served as editor-in-chief of "Ukraina: Entsyklopediia dlia molodi", published by the UUOC after Ivchenko's death.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains radio scripts and other records related to Ivchenko's work at the Ukrainian service of the Voice of America. It also contains manuscripts, proofs, and translations of some of her later literary works.

Зміст фонду

Фонд складається з текстів радіопередач та інші матеріали, пов'язані з працею Людмили Івченко в українській службі "Голосу Америки". Фонд також містить рукописи, коректорські копії та переклади деяких її пізніших літературних творів.

Arrangement

Arranged in two series: 1) Voice of America, 2) Writings

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form: Identification of item, date (if known); Liudmyla Ivchenko papers; 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.

Processing Information

This collection contains materials that have been attributed to Liudmyla Ivchenko based on internal evidence. The material had minimal original arrangement beyond what is now the series level, and no further arrangment has been imposed.

Controlled Access Headings

Subjects

  • International broadcasting

Genres

  • Radio scripts
  • Literature

Related Materials

Additional Voice of America Ukrainian service scripts and materials can be found in the Volodymyr Kedrowsky and Mykola Francuzenko papers.

Container List

Series 1.  Voice of America, 1949-1964. 0.8 Linear Feet
 
4 folders, 4 boxes

Scope and Contents

Contains primarily radio scripts likely written or translated by Liudmyla Ivchenko as part of her work at the Ukrainian service of the Voice of America. It also contains a log book of her activities there, as well as letters and articles related to the Voice of America.

Work log notebook, 1958-1962.

Processing Information

Attributed to Ivchenko on the basis of handwriting and content.

  • box 1 folder 1
Letters, articles, and translations
  • box 1 folder 2
Radio scripts, 1949-1964.
  • box 1 folder 3-4
  • box 2
  • box 3
  • box 4
  • box 5
Series 2.  Writings 0.4 Linear Feet
 
5 folders

Scope and Contents

Manuscripts and galley proofs of writings by L. Ivchenko (under the pseudonym of her maiden name Liudmyla Kovalenko).

"Davni Dni" and other short writings
  • box 1 folder 5-6
"Ukrains'kyi Chervonyi Khrest"
  • box 1 folder 7
"Abel vs Cain: A Fairy Tale For Adults"

Scope and Contents

Two carbon copies of the typescript of an English translation of the science fiction fantasy "Rik 2245". The translation is quite polished, and therefore likely was the work of an unknown native English speaker, or Ivchenko had substatial editorial assistance.

  • box 1 folder 8-9