- 1923-1997 (Creation)
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Arkadii Liubchenko, born 7 March 1899 in Staryi Zhyvotiv, Uman county, Kiev gubernia; died 25 February 1945 in Bad Kissingen, Germany. Liubchenko was active in the literary movement of the 1920s and 1930s, as secretary of the literary association Hart, co-founder and permanent secretary of Vaplite, and co-founder of Prolitfront and the almanac Literaturnyi iarmarok. He edited the State Publishing House of Ukraine editions of V. Vynnychenko's selected works (1927) and V. Stefanyk's selected works (1928). He also worked in the editorial office of the newspaper Vil'na Ukraina in Kharkiv (1941-2). He began to publish his work in 1918, including the neoromantic-impressionist collections of stories and novels Buremna put' (The Tempestuous Road, 1927), Vona (She, 1929), and Vitryla tryvoh (The Sails of Anxieties, 1932), as well as articles, essays, and translations of the French authors A. Daudet and F. Mauriac. His Shchodennyk (Diary, 1951) was published posthumously.
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Consists of correspondence received by Liubchenko from writers, translators, theatre administrators, directors, actors, film studios and editors; records of the literary groups HART and VAPLITE and PROLITFRONT; correspondence and other records dating from WWII; manuscripts and typescripts of Liubchanko's novels, short stories, reports and articles; notes; photographs; books; newspaper clippings; and records relating to the Liubchenko Archive.
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