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Alexander Wallace Yaremko papers

Identifier: IHRC2865


Papers (1924-1969) of Alexander Wallace Yaremko include biographical information, personal correspondence, materials pertaining to Ukrainian American organizations and cultural activities; historical material on Ukraine and Ukrainians in America, and miscellany. Included are papers, programs, clippings, yearbooks, etc. relating to the Ukrainian Youth League of North America, Ukrainian participation in the Chicago and New York World's Fairs, Ukrainian Catholics, art, ballet, music, and film in the United States and Canada, Carpatho-Ukraine and Ukraine, and poetry.


  • 1924-1929


Language of Materials

Mainly in English; some Ukrainian


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


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Alexander W. Yaremko was born in Pennsylvania. He attended high school in Northampton, Pennsylvania where he won recognition as an all-around athlete. Subsequently, Mr. Yaremko moved to Philadelphia and attended Pierce School and Lincoln Prep. He attended evening school at Temple University where he studied journalism, and eventually was employed by the United States government. Mr. Yaremko is known for his contributions to Ukrainian organizations in Philadelphia, particularly youth and sports groups. He was organizer and founder, supervising director and president of the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Philadelphia, a youth organization established around 1935. He also co-founded and edited the Ukrainian Chronicle, a newspaper published with support from the Ukrainian Cultural Center. Actively involved with the Ukrainian Youth League of North America (UYLNA) since its inception in 1933, he served as its Sports Director from 1934-1936, and continued to organize local and national sports events in later years.

A recognized figure in the Philadelphia Ukrainian community, Mr. Yaremko has lectured and published articles about Ukraine and Ukrainians, including material regarding Ukrainian contributions in amateur and professional athletics. In addition to his work with youth organizations, Mr. Yaremko co-founded the Ukrainian Information Bureau, served as vice-president of the United Ukrainian Organizations of Greater Philadelphia, and participated in the Ukrainian Institute of Philadelphia.


10 linear inches

Processing Information

The papers of Alexander W. Yaremko were deposited by the donor in the Immigration History Research Center in January, 1970. The collection is predominantly in English, and consists of 10 linear inches of papers, correspondence, programs, yearbooks, and newspaper clippings. The collection was processed by Marina Korchynsky, a volunteer research assistant during the summer of 1976.

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