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Marusia and John Popovich papers

 Collection
Identifier: IHRC2163

Abstract

The Popvich papers (2 linear ft., ca. 1930-1990) consist of correspondence, official documents of various organizations, photographs, periodical clippings, posters and memorabilia related to Ukraine and the Ukrainian American community.

Dates

  • 1930-1990

Creator

Language of Materials

Mainly in Ukrainian with some additional materials in English

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

For further information regarding the copyright, please contact the IHRCA.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Ivan Popovich was a Ukrainian-American activist, a leading member of the Organization for the Rebirth of Ukraine until his death in 1978. In 1918, he joined the Ukrainian Galician Army of the West Ukrainian People's Republic. He moved to the United States of America and settled in Cleveland, Ohio in 1923 where he married Kateryna Lesko. His daughter Marusia (Maria) was born in 1924. She was an active member of the Organization for the Rebirth of Ukraine (ODVU), Ukrainian Golden Cross, Shevchenko Scientific society, League of Ukrainian Catholics and numerous other organizations. She passed away in April 1999 and is buried at the Ukrainian cemetery in Parma, Ohio.

Extent

5 Linear Feet

ORGANIZATION OF MATERIALS

The collection is organized into three basic categories: I. Personal notes and correspondence of John and Marusia Popovich (Series 1). II. Materials related to the history of Ukraine and Ukrainian organizations in Canada and United States (Series 2, 3, 4, 5, 6). III. Postal stamps, postcards (Series 7).

PROVENANCE

Collection acquired from Marusia Popovich of Ohio in 1998. It was processed in the spring of 2013 by Ihar Labacevich who also created and encoded the finding aid.

RELATED COLLECTIONS

A related collection at the IHRC is the Records of the United Ukrainian American Relief Committee. (IHRC2757)

Title
Inventory of the Marusia and John Popovich papers.
Author
IHRC Archives
Date
2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding Aid in English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Immigration History Research Center Archives Collecting Area

Contact:

612-625-4800