This excerpt of a recording of the full dedication service of St. Andrew Memorial Church that took place on October 10, 1965 consists of the speech given by then Archbishop Mstyslav. He unfortunately lost his voice partway through the reading, and the presentation of the speech is completed by Fr. Kovalenko.
 
The passage that is displayed in the exhibition in the Mausoleum can be heard beginning at 13:15.
 
 
Date created: 
1965-10-10
Source collection: 
Stefan Maksymjuk audio recordings

Recording of Dr. Mikhail Stern (Mikhail Shtern) at an event in Washington, DC during his tour of Ukrainian American communities in the United States after his release from Soviet prison and arrival in the West. His speech covers a wide variety of topics, including his work treating endemic goiter in the Ukrainian Carpathians, the circumstances of his arrest and trial, and his prognosis for the future of the Soviet Union. It is followed by a question and answer session.

Date created: 
1977-10-08
Source collection: 
Stefan Maksymjuk audio recordings

Recording of an event organized by "Human Rights Research, Inc." in Washington, DC at which Victor Stern (Viktor Shtern), son of the Soviet physician and dissident Dr. Mikhail Stern speaks about his father's imprisonment, the situation in Soviet Ukraine, and Ukrainian-Jewish relations. After the speech, he takes questions from the audience.

Date created: 
1976-05-25
Source collection: 
Stefan Maksymjuk audio recordings

Welcoming reception of Soviet dissidents Sviatoslav and Nina Karavans'kyi by members of the Washington, DC Ukrainian American community upon their arrival in the United States at Dulles Airport on December 11, 1979. This is followed by a press conference given by them at the National Press Club on December 12, 1979.

Члени української громади Вашінгтону вітають Святослава і Ніни Караванських в аеропорту Даллес 11 грудня 1979 г. Далі, прес-конференції Караванських в Національному Прес-Клубі (National Press Club) 12 грудня 1979 року.

Date created: 
1979-12

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 This collection contains her published and unpublished writings on her genealogy, the history of her ancestral villages, travel accounts, research notes, correspondence, and photographs.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 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.

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.

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