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Federation of Ukrainian Student Organizations of America. Records, 1950-1966: A Finding Aid.

Ukrainian Research Institute
Harvard University
34 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

© 2006 Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute

Last update on 2008 November 13

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Ukrainian Research Institute Library, Harvard University
Creator: Federation of Ukrainian Student Organizations of America.
Title: Records, 1950-1966.
Quantity: 7 boxes (7 linear ft.)
Abstract: Records of the Federation of Ukrainian Student Organizations of America. This collection forms one part of the Ukrainian Student Movement Archive.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Ksenya Kiebuzinski

Access Restrictions:

Access is by appointment only. Contact the Institute Bibliographer/Archivist.

Historical Note

The Federation of Ukrainian Student Organizations of America (SUSTA) was founded in 1953 during the first congress of Ukrainian students in the United States, held at Columbia University. Eleonora Kulchytska was elected the federation's first president. She and subsequent presidents helped oversee and support the interests of the 654 members of SUSTA who were scattered throughout some fifty universities and colleges in the United States. The mission of the federation is to help foster and disseminate knowledge about Ukrainian history; to strengthen the moral and spiritual values of Ukrainian Americans, and to support and preserve Ukrainian culture and traditions; to prepare students to take part in the intellectual and practical life of the United States, or a free Ukraine; to coordinate the activities of member clubs and societies; and to raise money on behalf of students.

Arrangement

Organized in six series:

Scope and Content

The records contain correspondence, minutes, resolutions, speeches, photographs, publications, and miscellaneous documents. This sub-collection of the Ukrainian Student Movement archive includes documents related to its founding congress held at Columbia University in 1953, as well as from subsequent congresses through the eighth held in Seton Hall University in 1966. The administrative files are comprised of circulars, letters, announcements, and other documents, with a number of files related to the publication of the organization's tenth anniversary book, Ukrains'ke studentstvo v Amerytsi (1963). The largest component of this collection includes material from the nearly 50 student associations and clubs at various American universities and colleges, with the most active of these being affiliated with academic communities in Chicago, Baltimore, New York City, Cleveland, and Philadelphia. There is also a significant amount of material documenting the activities of the Zarevo Ukrainian Student Association, which holds a special status in the federation. The records include a number of newsletters published by these Ukrainian student associations, as well as by the administration of the federation.

Separated Material

For other collections comprising the Ukrainian Student Movement Archive see:

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