Information has been used a weapon during conflicts from the Cold War to the recent EuroMaidan protests in Kyiv.

Joseph Marmash was an active member of the Baltimore, MD Ukrainian-American community over many decades. He was born to members of the first wave of Ukrainian immigrants to the US, and his involvement with the Ukrainian-American Citizens Club and other organizations and causes began in the 1930s. This collection documents some of these activities, as well as his extensive work helping to resettle Ukrainian Displaced Persons after World War II.

Archival documents can provide literal voices from the past in the form of letters and other documents. This telegram tells a scary tale about religious persecution in the early days of Stalin's regime.

The Joseph Marmash Papers contain a curious letter from somebody named "Alex" in the US Army. Can you help us figure out who Alex was, and help us learn his story?

There are many things that pass through our hands every day that are intended to be thrown away. Individually, these items have relatively little value, but if one assembles a comprehensive collection, then they can suddenly take on significant importance as documentation of a given time, place, or community.

The Oleksii Matuch Papers contain what appears to be a comprehensive collection of ephemera related to the Ukrainian-American community in Buffalo, NY during the late 1950s and early 1960s, as well as some correspondence and personal documents.

Winter 2012

Contents: 
  • Archives storage improvements
  • New museum acquisitions
  • Educational and outreach activities

 

This collection contains material relating to the lives of Vasyl' and Liudmyla Serdiuk. It primarily documents their work in the theater in Western Ukraine and the United States through correspondence, programs, and photographs. It also documents the activities of the St. George Ukrainian Orthodox parish in Yardville, NJ in an extensive collection of photographs.

This collection contains material relating to the life of Oleksii Balabas and his family in the Kuban' region of Russia, Prague, Germany, and Chicago. It includes six volumes of diaries from the 1940s and '50s, official and legal documents, correspondence, writings on Kuban' history, and photographs.

We in the West have gotten used to the idea that farmhouses are physically separate from the "barn", where livestock and grain are kept. This was not the case for traditional village houses in Ukraine.

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