University of Minnesota

Halich, Wasyl, Papers

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Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Halich, Wasyl, b. 1896.
Dates: 1921-1971
Abstract: Papers (1921-1971) of Wasyl Halich (b. 1896), a Ukrainian American college teacher of Russian and European history, include biographical materials, materials pertaining to Ukrainian Americans, correspondence, newspaper clippings, postcards, and miscellany. Halich's papers contain information regarding, but not limited to, agriculture in North Dakota, the Catholic Church-Oriental rites, the mining industry, Protestant churches and Protestants in Ukraine, the Surma Book and Music Company, Ukrainian history, organizations of Ukrainian Americans (including minutes of the First Congress of Ukrainian Youth in the United States, 1933), and Ukrainian women. Much of the material is related to Halich's book, Ukrainians in the United States.
Quantity: 2 linear ft.
Language: In Ukrainian and English.
Collection ID: IHRC861


Wasyl Halich (b. 1896) was born in Strilbychi, on the northern slopes of the Carpathian Mountains. In 1912, he came to the United States, settling in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended Bloomfield College (Bloomfield, New Jersey) which had a course in Ukrainian, and then Dubuque College (Dubuque, Iowa), where he finished high school and received a B.A. degree. In 1929, he received his M.A., and in 1934, his Ph.D. From then until his retirement, he taught Russian and European History at Wisconsin State University (Superior, Wisconsin), pioneering the study of Ukrainians in America in his book, Ukrainians in the United States. He remained active in many professional and Ukrainian American associations, including the Shevchenko Scientific Society in the United States, the Ukrainian American University Professors Association, and the Wisconsin State Historical Society.



Organized in three sections. I. Biographical material. II. Ukrainians in the United States. III. Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and miscellany.


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The Halich, Wasyl Papers, Ukrainian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Ukrainian Americans--Societies, etc.
Mineral industries.
Protestant churches--Ukraine.
Ukrainian Americans--Wisconsin--Superior.

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