Manuscript Collection MS COLL 00419 - Rodion Kaliuzhnyi Papers

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Rodion Kaliuzhnyi Papers


  • 1939-1982 (Creation)

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12 boxes (4 metres)

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The Rodion Kaliuzhnyi Papers were given to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto, by Lidia-Maria Kaliuzhna in 2003. She is the daughter of Rodion Kaliuzhnyi, who served as secretary to Danylo Skoropadskyi, the son of the last Ukrainian hetman. Acknowledgment goes to Professor Robert E. Johnson of the Department of History for his important role in helping to bring the collection to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. The arrangement and description of the collection was made possible thanks to a grant from the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies.

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Gift of Lidia-Maria Kaliuzhna (daughter of Rodion Kaliuzhnyi), 2003

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The Kaliuzhnyi Papers focus on the life and activities of participants of one of the Ukrainian nationalist movements, the United Hetman Organization [Soiuz hetmantsiv derzhavnykiv], during the 1940s to 1950s. During this period the hetmanite movement was under the leadership of Danylo Skoropadskyi, who assumed the role in 1948 and served until his death in 1957. Rodion Kaliuzhnyi served as his secretary and after Skoropadskyi's death continued to be active in the movement. The collection also includes material on the activites of the Association of Ukrainian Women in Great Britain, as well as other Ukrainian emigre organizations such as the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain, the Ukrainian Catholic Women's Organization in Germany, and several publishing houses. Other aspects of Ukrainian emigre life are documented by photographs of the Ukrainian community in the displaced persons camps in Mittenwald and Aschaffenburg, Germany from 1946 to 1949.

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System of arrangement

Series 1: Correspondence
Series 2: Non-Hetmanite Records
Series 3: Photographs
Series 4: Publications
Series 5: Financial Records, Newsletters and Circulars

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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  • Czech
  • English
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Ukrainian

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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