Yaroslav J. Chyz papers
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.
- Creation: 1929-1958
- Chyz, Yaroslav, 1894-1958 (Person)
Language of Materials
English, Polish, and Ukrainian
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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.
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