University of Minnesota

Chyz, Yaroslav J., Papers

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Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Chyz, Yaroslav, 1894-1958.
Dates: ca 1929-1958
Abstract: Papers (1929-1958) of Yaroslav Chyz (1894-1958), an authority on American nationality groups and the history of immigration, particularly of Ukrainians, consist of correspondence; newspaper clippings; reports; photographs; and writings. Included is a taped interview with Edward R. Murrow.
Quantity: 1.5 linear ft.
Language: In English, Polish, and Ukrainian.
Collection ID: IHRC446

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Yaroslav Chyz (1894-1958) was an outstanding authority on American nationality groups and on the history of immigration, especially of Ukrainians. Born in Dubliany, near Lviv, he was a civic and military leader. In 1921, he became a member of the leadership of the Ukrainian Military Organization. He then immigrated to Prague and in 1922 graduated in philosophy from Prague University. In the United States, Chyz edited the paper Narodna Volya, and in 1942 became a member of the Common Council for American Unity. He acted as advisor to the American government on ethnic affairs, and was an organizer and executive of the Committee of the President's People-to-People program.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


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OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Chyz, Yaroslav J. collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Chyz, Yaroslav J. Papers, Ukrainian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Ukrainian Americans--History.
Ethnology--United States.
Emigration and immigration--History.

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