University of Minnesota

Granovsky, Alexander A., Papers

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Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota

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Creator: Granovsky, Alexander A.
Dates: 1900-1976
Abstract: Granovsky's papers include a genealogy, biographical materials, diaries, family correspondence, writings, and poetry. Also included are materials pertaining to Ukrainian American organizations and Easter eggs as well as information on Ukrainians in Minnesota, the Ukrainian Congress Committee (Minnesota branch), Ukrainian Folk Ballet and Chorus of the Twin Cities, St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Minneapolis, MN), the Minnesota Commission on Resettlement of Displaced Persons, the United Ukrainian American Relief Committee of America, Inc., and many other Ukrainian American organizations. In addition, there are materials pertaining to the Immigration History Research Center Ukrainian American collection and to the Organization for the Rebirth of Ukraine, Inc.
Quantity: 112 linear ft.
Language: Ukrainian, English, some Russian and German
Collection ID: IHRC796


A Ukrainian American entomologist, also an activist and poet, Granovsky (1887-1976) was born in Berezhtsi, Ukraine, and came to the United States in 1913. He was educated at Colorado State Agricultural College and the University of Wisconsin, and taught entomology at the universities of Wisconsin and Minnesota. He became a leader in the Ukrainian American community locally and nationally and was president of the Organization for the Rebirth of Ukraine, Inc. (ODWU). In St. Paul, he was also an active member of St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Following World War II, he was active in resettlement of Ukrainian refugees.



The Granovsky, Alexander A. collection is currently being processed and unavailable for research. Expected completion of the processing project and availability of the collection for research in the spring of 2014.


The Granovsky, Alexander A. collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota.

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The Granovsky, Alexander A. Papers, Ukrainian American Collection, IHRC Archives, University of Minnesota.


United Ukrainian American Relief Committee, John Panchuk, Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (Minnesota Branch).

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