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Vasil (William) Puntus papers

 Collection
Identifier: IHRC2206

Abstract

The Puntus papers (0.5 linear ft., ca. 1930-1990) consist of correspondence, official documents of various organizations, photographs, periodical clippings, posters and memorabilia related to Belarus and the Belarusian-American community.

Dates

  • 1950-1990

Creator

Language of Materials

Mainly in Belarusian and English with some additional materials in Polish and Ukrainian

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

Vasil (William) Puntus was a Belarusian-American activist born March 29, 1920 in Astashkevichy, Homel region in Belarus. He emigrated to the United States after World War II and settled down in Chicago, Illinois. He was a chairman of the Belarusian Coordinating Committee of Chicago (1973 - 1983), member of the Belarusan American Congress Committee, founding member and a school teacher at St. George's Belarusian Orthodox Church. He passed away in Syracuse, Indiana on July 7, 1989.

Extent

5 linear inches

ORGANIZATION OF MATERIALS

The collection is organized into two basic categories: I. Materials related to the history of Belarusian-American organizations (Series 1). II. Family correspondence and miscellaneous materials (Series 2).

PROVENANCE

Collection acquired from Kaciaryna Puntus of Indiana in 1994. It was processed in April 2013 by Ihar Labacevich who also created and encoded the finding aid.

RELATED COLLECTIONS

Related collections at the IHRC are Vitaut Kipel, Vaclau Panucevich and Raisa Zuk-Hryskievic Papers.

Title
Inventory of the Vasil (William) Puntus 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