Special Collections: Ukrainian

Luckyj (George S.N.) Records.

George Stephen Nestor Luckyj (1919-2001) taught at the University of Saskatchewan (1947-1949), and the University of Toronto (1952-1984), where he occupied the position of chairman of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures from 1957 to 1961. He took an active role in the establishment in 1976 and early years of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies in Edmonton, and served as associate director in charge of its Toronto office until 1982. Besides his numerous contributions as an English-language translator of Ukrainian literary and historical works, and as an editor and contributor to encyclopaedias, textbooks, and scholarly journals on Ukrainian literature, Soviet literary politics and dissent, and individual Ukrainian and Russian writers, Luckyj is best known for his books Literary Politics in the Soviet Ukraine, 1917-1934 and Between Gogol and Shevchenko: Polarity in the Literary Ukraine, 1798-1847.

Correspondence, minutes, reports, interviews, press clippings and photoprints documenting the career of George S.N. Luckyj as a professor and chair of the Department of Slavic Studies at the University of Toronto. Included is a comprehensive account of the controversy over the establishment of the Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the U. of T. (1978-80), Professor Luckyj's diaries and his memoirs (1987), and the memoirs of his paternal grandfather (1942) and his mother (1970).

Physical description:
4 boxes
Location:
University Archives
Accession number:
B1995-0017
Extent:
1939-1995
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Luckyj (George S.N.) Records.

Records documenting the activities of George Luckyj as a professor in and chair of Slavic Studies. Subjects covered include assimilation and the Ukranian diaspora; the Encyclopedia of Ukraine; and (on audiotape) the Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto (1980). Correspondents include Nikolai Tolstoy and Jewhen Swerstjuk (Ievhen Sverstiuk). Much of the remaining correspondence relates to Professor Luckyj's publications, for which there are also notes, research files, some manuscripts and reviews.

Physical description:
1 box and 2 oversized folders, and 2 audiotapes
Location:
University Archives
Accession number:
B1996-0015
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Luckyj (George S.N.) Records.

Personal correspondence, 1971, 1987-1997; correspondence with publishers regarding the History of Canadian Literature, 2nd ed. (1995-1997); letters from George Shevelov (1956-1997) and a chapter from his unpublished memoirs (1988); correspondence, notes and background material relating to the publication of selected letters of Panteleimon Kulish (1981); drafts of the first small thesaurus of the Ukrainian language (1997); photocopies of material from the Vaplite collection, Kharkiv (1925-1928).

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Physical description:
1 box
Location:
University Archives
Accession number:
B1997-0032
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Luckyj (George S.N.) Records.

Personal records of George Luckyj, professor emeritus of Slavic Studies at the University of Toronto, and consisting of: personal and family correspondence; letters of Ostap Lutskyi from the Gulag; correspondence and reviews relating to his publications, including publication projects with Kiev; course notes and MA thesis; notebooks; family photographs (1900-1994); photographs taken in Kosiv (1931-1936) and of the British Army in Germany (1945-1947); photographs for Professor Luckyj's memoirs; postcard designed by him; and four audio cassettes of 'end of year reflections' (1980, 1983) and for the making of the Encyclopedia of Ukraine.

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Physical description:
5 boxes
Location:
University Archives
Accession number:
B2000-0007
Extent:
1900-1999
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Luckyj (George S.N.) Records.

Personal records of Professor George S. N. Luckyj, consisting of baptismal certificates of his father and grandfather; other personal and professional correspondence; correspondence relating to his publications (1955-2001); material for his memoirs and drafts of other publications.

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Physical description:
2 boxes
Location:
University Archives
Accession number:
B2001-0021
Extent:
1869-2001
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Luckyj (George S.N.) Records.

Correspondence between Moira (McShane) Luckyj and her husband, George Luckyj during World War II. Personal correspondence written before and after their marriage on February 18, 1944. George Luckyj was serving in the British Army of the Rhine (1943-1947).

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Physical description:
1 box
Location:
University Archives
Accession number:
B2002-0001
Extent:
1942-1946
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Luckyj (George S.N.) Records.

Personal records of late Professor George S. N. Luckyj of the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and family. Includes correspondence, manuscripts of published and unpublished works, notes and research materials on family history, photoprints.

Physical description:
4 boxes and photos
Location:
University Archives
Accession number:
B2003-0004
Extent:
1971-2001
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Luczkiw (John) Collection of D. P. Publications, 1945-1954.

This collection of original materials was donated by the Luczkiw family in 1982.  It consists of 2,000 monograph and periodical titles published in Ukrainian Displaced Persons camps in Germany and Austria after World War II and is preserved on 86 reels of microfilm. Additional items are added on a regular basis from gift receipts.

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Call number:
mfm DK508.44 .J65 2001
Location:
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library & Media Commons
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Luczkiw (John) Collection of Pre-1950 Ukrainian Canadiana.

The Pre-1950 Ukrainian Canadiana collection contains material on Ukrainians and published in Canada from 1900-1950.  Noteworthy items in the collection include the publications of various Ukrainian printing presses and publishing houses, including the Socialist press of the inter-war period.

Call number:
Search library catalogue for call no. "luczkiw"
Location:
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Lviv Oblast Party Archive.

The collection of the L’viv Oblast Party Archive was a part of the Stalin Era Research and Archives Project (SERAP) which was undertaken by the Centre for Russian and East European Studies (now: the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs) in the 1990s. The material was collected by Jeffrey Burds, now an Associate Professor of History, and the Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Russia and the Soviet Union, at Northeastern University.

This collection consists of photocopies of documents from the former Communist Party of L’viv (now: Department of Public Associations at the State Archive of L’viv Oblast; or Viddil hromads’kykh ob’iednan’ Derzhavnoho arkhivu L’vivs’koi oblasti). Most of this material consists of reports, inquiries, memoranda, records, and meeting transcripts of secretaries of the regional, district, and city party committees of the Communist Party of Ukraine. The documents contain information from the regional party committee on the implementation of decisions of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine and the Ukrainian SSR Council of Ministers, as well reports of the L’viv Regional Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine on such activities as strengthening ideological work among the public and the fight with the Ukrainian nationalist underground movement.

Call number:
MS Coll 00696
Physical description:
12 boxes (214 folders; 4 metres)
Location:
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
Extent:
1944-1956
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Manguel (Alberto) Papers.

The author Manuguel's papers include correspondence with Myrna Kostash, a creative non-fiction writer of magazine articles, books and radio documentaries. Much of Kostash's writing is connected to her identity as a third-generation Ukrainian Canadian, a prairie-dweller, a New Leftist socialist, and a feminist. She is the author of four books, notably the classic All of Baba's Children(1977) which documents the history of Two Hills, Alberta (a Ukrainian Canadian community northeast of Edmonton), and most recently the critically acclaimed Bloodlines: A Journey Into Eastern Europe.

Call number:
Ms. Coll. 405
Physical description:
140 boxes
Location:
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
Extent:
1960-ongoing
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Mennonites in Southern Ukraine, 1789-1941: from the State Archive of the Zaporozhe Region. Harvey L. Dyck and Aleksandr S. Tedeev.. Toronto: Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Toronto, c2001..

Collection of Mennonite-related documents from the Zaporizhzhe Regional State Archive, Zaporizhzhe, Ukraine, microfilmed under the auspices of the Research Program in Tsarist and Soviet Mennonite Studies, Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Toronto.

Physical description:
125 reels
Location:
Media Commons
Extent:
1789-1941
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Millennium Collection of Old Ukrainian Books .

The Millenium Collection contains twenty-one liturgical and scriptural books printed in what is now Ukraine in the 17th and 18th centuries.  The books are from the estate of the late Paul M. Fekula of New York, and were purchased in 1984 by the Chair of Ukrainian Studies Foundation with funds donated by members of the Ukrainian community and friends of the Library.  The collection is named in recognition of one thousand years of Christianity in Rus’-Ukraine.  An annotated and illustrated catalogue by Edward Kasinec and Bohdan Struminskyj provides a detailed description of the books.

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Location:
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
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Nouwen (Henri) fonds.

Henri Jozef Machiel Nouwen (1932-1996) was a Dutch Catholic priest, professor, writer and theologian. After nearly two decades of teaching at academic institutions in the United States, Nouwen went on to work with mentally and physically handicapped people at the L'Arche Daybreak community in Richmond Hill, Ontario.

Within the Henri Nouwen fonds is a hard-bound journal, draft manuscript, and several draft typescripts entitled "Ukrainian Diary." In it, Nouwen describes his trip to Lviv, Ukraine in 1993, and his experiences there in the company of Borys Gudziak and Zenia Kushpeta. The collection also includes about 20 photographs of the trip, along with a second one taken in 1994, in a separate series (Box 386, file 112).

Call number:
CA ON-00389
Physical description:
5 cm. of textual records
Location:
John M. Kelly Library, University of St. Michael's College
Extent:
1993-1994
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Petro Jacyk Collection of Ukrainian Serials, 1848-1918.

The collection includes 175 newspapers and journals published in Western Ukraine (Galicia, Bukovina, Transcarpathia) during the former Austro-Hungarian Empire.

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Call number:
Titles are individually catalogued.
Physical description:
400 reels
Location:
Media Commons
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Potichnyi (Peter J.) Collection on Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Ukraine. Moscow: Tsentralnyi Arkhiv Vnutrennikh Voisk MVD RF, 1994.

The second group of the Peter J. Potichnyi collection of the Counter-Insurgency documents come directly from Soviet archives. This collection covers 150,000 pages of documents, covering the activities of the NkVD-NKGB, and the MVD-MGB internal forces of the Ukrainian Okrug against the Ukrainian Liberation Movement during the years 1944-1954. After Ukraine proclaimed independence in August 1990, this archive was removed to Moscow.

Call number:
mfm DK508.79 .P48 1994
Physical description:
431 reels
Location:
Media Commons
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Potichnyi (Peter J.) Collection on Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Ukraine. Warsaw: Biblioteka Narodowa, 1990?.

The Peter J. Potichnyi Collection contains two large groups of documents: those representing the insurgency and counter-insurgency in Ukraine and covering the period 1941-1954. Part one consists of insurgency documents that relate directly to the Ukrainian Liberation Movement. This collection contains documents from the Polish Ministry of Public Security (Ministerstwo Bezpieczenstwa Publicznego) for the period 1945-1948. The second part of this collection includes material from the Polish Security Archives, and contains Ukrainian underground documents captured by the Polish forces in 1947-1948.

 

Finding aid available in the PJRC.

Call number:
mfm DK508.79 .P482 1990
Physical description:
16 reels
Location:
Media Commons
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Potichnyi (Peter J.) Collection on Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Ukraine. Washington, DC: United States National Archives and Records Service, 1959-1982.

This collection is mostly from the National Archives of the United States, and represents a portion of documents that were seized by Allies at the end of World War II. This collection includes documents pertaining to the counter-insurgency activities of the German occupational forces.

Published guide and index to microfilms available in Robarts Library (see under: Guides to German records microfilmed at Alexandria, VA).  Call number D735 .A58 (particularly vols. 28, 38, 40-41).

Call number:
mfm D802 .U4 P47 1959
Physical description:
95 reels
Location:
Media Commons
Language region:

Potichnyj (Peter J.) Book Collection on Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Ukraine, 1941-1954.

The Potichnyi collection includes German, Polish, Ukrainian, KGB and other documents related to the Ukrainian underground movement. Also included are extensive correspondence, clippings and other documents pertaining to the Ukrainian underground.

Call number:
Ms. Coll. 332
Physical description:
244 boxes
Location:
Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
Extent:
1941-1954
Language region:

Prosvita Society in Kiev: the Ukrainian Struggle for Self-Identity in 1906-1920 . State Archive of the Kiev Oblast, Kiev. Minneapolis, MN: East View Information Services, 2007.

The collection comprises material on the Prosvita Society in Kyiv which was founded on 16 May 1906. The documents describe the work of the influential Kyiv branch of this important cultural and popular educational organization originally founded in Western Ukraine in 1868. Among the goals of the society were the promotion of Ukrainian culture and language through teaching, research, publications, and the creation of reading rooms, libraries, and schools. The collection of documents from the Kyiv branch includes records of the First and Second All-Ukraine Congresses of Prosvita; minutes of general meetings; statistical reports; correspondence; and the Society's memorandum to the Hetman of the Ukrainian National Republic, Pavlo Skoropadskyi, on making Ukrainian the state language.

Call number:
mfm DK508 .A3 P76 2007
Physical description:
5 reels
Location:
Media Commons
Language region: