University of Minnesota

Kipel, Vitaut, Papers

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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Kipel, Vitaut
Dates: ca. 1950-2000
Abstract: Papers of Vitaut Kipel (b. 1927), a Belarusian-American author, New York Public Library librarian, cultural and political activist. Kipel’s papers include bibliographical notes, manuscripts, correspondence, paper clippings, books and magazines, postcards pertaining to the Belarusian (1993) and English (1999) versions of his book "Belarusans in the United States", various articles and publications by and about Dr Kipel. Kipel’s papers contain information regarding to history of Belarus, Belarusian immigration to the North America, activities of the Belarusian American organizations and religious communities, Ethnic relations in the USA, Belarus and former Soviet Union.
Quantity: 20 lin.ft.
Language: Belarusian, English
Collection ID: IHRC1210

PROVENANCE

Collection acquired from Dr. Vitaut Kipel in 2004. It was processed by Ihar Labacevich in 2010.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Vitaut Kipel was born on May 30, 1927 in Minsk, Belarus. His parents Maria Zubkouskaja and Jauchim Kipel, both graduates of the Belarusian State University, were well involved in the Belarusian cultural and political activities and mother was teaching in numerous schools in Minsk while father was associated with the Institute of Belarusian Culture (Inbelkult) where he also served as the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Resources and Economics. Vitaut's father was arrested as a National Democrat in June of 1930 and was sentenced for 5 years of exile to Russia (Vyatka region); in 1935 the father was arrested again and sentenced for additional 5 years of imprisonment in the Baikal-Amur forced labour camps near the city of Svobodny (former Alekseyevsk in the Far East). Vitaut's mother Maria was denied a passport in Minsk and was told to leave Belarus and go to Russia. She also selected the Viatka region. Maria and Vitaut resided in Russia from 1933 to 1942 in cities such as Nalinsk, Viatka and Orel. On October 3, 1941 the city of OreI was occupied by the German Army and Kipels were able to return to Belarus in the summer of 1942.

Vitaut Kipel's residences since 1942 were as follows: 1942-1944:Belarus; 1944-1949:Germany; 1949-1955:Belgium; Dec.1955-present: USA. He married Zora Savionak in 1956 and they have two children: Alice and George. Education: 1935-1941: schools in Orel 1942-1944: schools in Minsk 1945-1948: Janka Kupala Belarusian Secondary School in West Germany 1948-1949: University of Tübingen 1949-1955: Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium 1961-1963: Rutgers, the State University, USA Degrees: Licencie en Sci. Geologiques, 1953; Ph.D. in Mineralogy, 1955; MLS(Librarianship), 1963, USA. Honorary Doctorate, University of Horadnia, Belarus, 1993. At various periods member of Societe de Geologie, Belgique; SLA(Sp.Lib); Geological Society of America. Presently member: American Association for Advancement of Slavic Studies. Publications in geology, librarianship and Belarusian research. Complete listing of publications is in: Zapisy, Belarusian Institute of Arts and Sciences, New York, vol. 28, 2005. pp.40-92. The volume covers also some periods of life and activities. Work: 1956-1960 geologist with various companies and institutions on geological projects. Did extensive reviews and translations from Russian into English on advances in geological research in Siberia (and occasionally in Belarus) and publish extensively in Chemical Abstracts, the Engineering Index and the Economic Geology (until mid-seventies).

Since 1962 professionally involved entirely with the New York Public Library (NYPL) in the Slavic/Baltic Division first and since 1964 with the Science/Technology Research Center, NYPL at various levels and capacities. For 15 years held the position of the First Assistant, the function of which was to supervise daily operations of the Center, mainly reference desk, distributing selection tools among librarians etc. Retired from the position "Acting Chief" in 1985.

From 1982 to 1984 served as the editor of the publication "New Technical Books" (est. 1915). Major involvements with the Belarusian communities: Belarusian Scouting organization in West Germany 1945-1949. Numerous leadership positions. The association with scouting remained: from 1967 to 1977 became involved with the Boy Scouts of America, served as a Scoutmaster, Troop 161, Tamarack Council, NJ (1974-1977) Troop 161 is the sixth oldest in the country, it was chartered 1910. 1949-55 - active in Belarusian students organizations and in the Union Of Belarusians in Belgium. Vice-chairman of the organization 1951-1953. 1963-70 - involved in purchasing of Belarusian resort Belair-Miensk where had numerous positions, incl. vice-chairman, and organized several summer camps for youth. 1976,1977,1979 - Chairman of Belarusian Festivals, Garden state, N.J. Festival committees included hundreds of activists and the festivals were very successful events; attracted thousands of spectators and did an outstanding job for popularizing Belarus. 1974-1976 - Chairman of NJ Republican Heritage Groups, member of NJ Republican Heritage Groups Federation, affiliated1 with RNC. 1973-6, editor Heritage Review. 1978-1982 Chairman, NJ Governor's Ethnic Advisory Council (Democratic Gov. Brendan T.Byrne. Developed ethnic curricula in schools, ethnicity in the media, etc. Editorial Board: European Heritage (ARNO Press) 1982 - Honorary Citizen of Cleveland In 1982 was elected to Chairman of Belarusian Institute of Arts and Sciences. Developed and initiated many new programs of publications series such as Belarusian poets and writers abroad, to the history of Belarusian immigration etc. Since 1991 extensive cooperation with the Homeland: conferences, publications, exhibitions. Presently actively involved with the "Memorial to the Victims of Communism", Washington, D.C. and works on several publications of the BINIM.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION

The Kipel papers (20 linear ft., ca. 1950-2000) consist of personal notes, correspondence, research materials pertaining to Belarus and the Belarusan American community. It is the most complete collection of primary source information known to be available for this small but visible immigrant community. Also included are photographs, periodical clippings, posters, and broadsides, including extensive and unique visual documentation of cultural festivals during the most active years of the 1960s-70s "ethnic revival."

The collection is organized into four basic categories: I. Personal and biographical materials of the Kipel’s family, articles by Vitaut, Zora and Alesia Kipel (Series 1) II. Manuscripts, personal notes, papers and correspondence and materials used by V. Kipel in his work on the book Belarusans in the United States (Series 2, 3, 4, 5). III. General correspondence, newspaper clippings, etc.: materials related to but not limited by the Belarusian history, politics and culture both in Belarus and abroad and Belarusian activities in the West (Series 6, 14) Materials in section II were divided by chapters according to Kipel’s book, Belarusans in the United States. In some instances it was impossible to do that, because the author used certain materials in many chapters or there was no possibility to establish a precise connection between the materials and the published book. Section III: General correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, books, etc. Materials arranged with subject division, include information on Belarusian history, art, politics, religion, etc.


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Kipel, Vitaut collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Kipel, Vitaut collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota.

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


CITE AS

The Kipel, Vitaut Papers, Belarusian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

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Index Terms

Belarusian Americans
Ethnic relations
Belarusian

Description of Series

This section briefly describes each series in the collection. A more detailed description of the contents of each series may be found in the following section.

SERIES 1. Personal and biographical materials of Kipel’s family.

Articles and publications by Vitaut, Zora, and Alice Kipel not related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”. Newspaper and magazine articles and book reviews about the Kipel family and their activities.

SERIES 2. “Belarusans in the United States”,1999

Bibliographical materials, manuscripts and other documents related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, English version, 1999.

SERIES 3. “Belarusans in the United States”, 1993

Bibliographical materials, manuscripts and other documents related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian version, 1993.

SERIES 4. “Belarusans in the United States”, sources

Various newspaper clippings, articles and other materials related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.

SERIES 5. Various letters related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.

SERIES 6. Various materials related to Belarusian cultural and political life in the West.

SERIES 7. Belarus-related cultural, academic and political events in the USA

Belarus-related cultural, academic and political events in the USA including but not limited to the Belarusian events at the NYPL, Kennan Institute conference, Belarusian collections in the American libraries and other institutions, etc.

SERIES 8. Materials related to the cultural and political activities of Belarusian organizations in various regions of the USA.

Activities of the local Belarusian organizations in the USA

SERIES 9. Materials related to the cultural and political activities of Belarusian organizations in Canada, Europe, South America and Australia.

Local Belarusian organizations and notable personalities in Canada, Europe, South America and Australia.

SERIES 10. Belarusian History

Materials related to the history of Belarus, general country information, politics, demographical and ethnic studies.

SERIES 11. Ethnic and demographical studies of the immigration to the USA

Ethnic studies, general history of immigration to the US and the demographics of the USA.

SERIES 12. Belarusian Religious Life

Material related to the religious life in Belarus and to the Belarusian Orthodox Church, Belarusian Catholics in the West and other denominations/religions in Belarusian context.

SERIES 13. Personalities

Notable Belarusian personalities in the West.

SERIES 14. Postcards, postal stamps and photographs

Various Belarusian diaspora postcards, postal stamps and photographs


Detailed Description of the Collection

SERIES 1. Personal and biographical materials of Kipel’s family.

Articles and publications by Vitaut, Zora, and Alice Kipel not related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”. Newspaper and magazine articles and book reviews about the Kipel family and their activities.
BOX 1.
FOLDER 1. Dr Kipel’s activities and achievements
Letters, event invitations, photographs and other documents reflecting Dr Kipel’s activities and achievements. Includes copies of the Hrodna University Doctor honoris causa Diploma, Ethnic Advisory Council certificate, V.Kipel’s middle school notebook, Maria Kipel’s School Teacher’s qualifications diploma, her life membership of the Belarusian-American Veterans Association and other materials. Copy of the Belarusian version of the book "Belarusans in the United States".
FOLDER 2. Articles and clippings about Dr Kipel’s activities.
Articles and clippings from various American, Ukrainian, Polish and Belarusian newspapers and magazines (“Herald News”, “South Bergenite”, “Daily news”, “The Record”“Ukrainian weekly”, “Mahilouskaiia Prauda”, “Naviny”, “Krynica”, “Homielski Universytet” and others) about Dr Kipel’s activities. Programmes of the International conferences “Rome-IV” (Hrodna, Belarus 1993) and “Belarusian-American Historical-Cultural Relations” (Minsk, 1994), of the International Congress of Belarusian studies (Minsk, 1991), Dr Kipel’s paper presented at the latter congress and other materials related to Dr Kipel life and activities.
FOLDER 3. Articles and conference papers by Dr Kipel.
Articles and conference papers by Dr Kipel. Includes 1956 work “Les Lépidolites de la Pegmatite de Manono (Katanga)” by J.Thoreau, M. Van Meerssche and V. Kipel (extract from the Bullitin de la Classe des Sciences, Académie royale de Belgique), scripts of radio programmes, notes, etc
FOLDER 4. "Belarusian Statehood. Reader and Bibliography"
Materials used in the "Belarusian Statehood. Reader and Bibliography", Ed.: Vitaut Kipel and Zora Kipel, Byelorussian Institute of Arts and Sciences, New York, 1988.
FOLDER 5. Publications, manuscripts, articles, conference and lecture scripts, presentations, letters and notes by Zora Kipel.
Includes: “Folk Dances, Annotated list of Audio-Visual Materials”, “Molly-Penelope” (presentation for the Comparative Literature Seminar), “Belarusian Art Literature Collections”, exhibition materials “Christmas traditions in Byelorussia” (part of the Holiday heritage program), Belarusian wedding play script, “Poviiazi Rechytsy z Amerykaii na pachatku 17-ha stagoddziia” (Connections of Rechytsia and America in the beginning of the 17th century, “Prablemy raspausiiudzhanniia Belaruskaii infarmacyi” (Problems of dissemination of the Belarusian information), “Local Ethnic Elements in the 16th Century Byelorussian Tristan”, “Two unique 16th Century Byelorussian povesti: Tristan and Tundal”, “Image of Tristan in a 16th Century Byelorussian Tristan”.
FOLDER 6. Two essays by Alesia Kipel.


SERIES 2. “Belarusans in the United States”,1999

Bibliographical materials, manuscripts and other documents related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, English version, 1999.
BOX 2. Box 2
Bibliographical materials, manuscripts and other documents related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, English version, 1999.
FOLDER 1. Introduction chapter “Conceptualizing Belarus”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript of the Introduction chapter “Conceptualizing Belarus”
FOLDER 2. Introduction chapter “Conceptualizing Belarus”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript of the Introduction chapter “Conceptualizing Belarus”
FOLDER 3. Introduction chapter “Conceptualizing Belarus”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript of the Introduction chapter “Conceptualizing Belarus”
FOLDER 4. Introduction chapter “Conceptualizing Belarus”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript of the Introduction chapter “Conceptualizing Belarus”
FOLDER 5. Introduction chapter “Conceptualizing Belarus”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript of the Introduction chapter “Conceptualizing Belarus”
FOLDER 6. Introduction chapter “Conceptualizing Belarus”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript of the Introduction chapter “Conceptualizing Belarus”
FOLDER 7. Introduction chapter “Conceptualizing Belarus”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript of the Introduction chapter “Conceptualizing Belarus”
FOLDER 8. “Research, Publications, and Pertinent Statistics on Belarusan Emigration/Immigration”
Materials in this folder consist of the arts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 1 “Research, Publications, and Pertinent Statistics on Belarusan Emigration/Immigration”
FOLDER 9. “Research, Publications, and Pertinent Statistics on Belarusan Emigration/Immigration”
Materials in this folder consist of the arts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 1 “Research, Publications, and Pertinent Statistics on Belarusan Emigration/Immigration”
FOLDER 10. “Research, Publications, and Pertinent Statistics on Belarusan Emigration/Immigration”
Materials in this folder consist of the arts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 1 “Research, Publications, and Pertinent Statistics on Belarusan Emigration/Immigration”
FOLDER 11. “Research, Publications, and Pertinent Statistics on Belarusan Emigration/Immigration”
Materials in this folder consist of the arts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 1 “Research, Publications, and Pertinent Statistics on Belarusan Emigration/Immigration”
FOLDER 12. “Research, Publications, and Pertinent Statistics on Belarusan Emigration/Immigration”
Materials in this folder consist of the arts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 1 “Research, Publications, and Pertinent Statistics on Belarusan Emigration/Immigration”
FOLDER 13. “Research, Publications, and Pertinent Statistics on Belarusan Emigration/Immigration”
Materials in this folder consist of the arts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 1 “Research, Publications, and Pertinent Statistics on Belarusan Emigration/Immigration”
FOLDER 14. “Research, Publications, and Pertinent Statistics on Belarusan Emigration/Immigration”
Materials in this folder consist of the arts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 1 “Research, Publications, and Pertinent Statistics on Belarusan Emigration/Immigration”
BOX 3.
FOLDER 1. “Research, Publications, and Pertinent Statistics on Belarusan Emigration/Immigration”
Materials in this folder are related to the Chapter "Research, Publications, and Pertinent Statistics on Belarusan Emigration/Immigration"
FOLDER 2. “Some Ethnic Characteristics of Belarusans”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 2 “Some Ethnic Characteristics of Belarusans”
FOLDER 3. “Some Ethnic Characteristics of Belarusans”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 2 “Some Ethnic Characteristics of Belarusans”
FOLDER 4. “Some Ethnic Characteristics of Belarusans”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 2 “Some Ethnic Characteristics of Belarusans”
FOLDER 5. “Some Ethnic Characteristics of Belarusans”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 2 “Some Ethnic Characteristics of Belarusans”
FOLDER 6. “Some Ethnic Characteristics of Belarusans”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 2 “Some Ethnic Characteristics of Belarusans”
FOLDER 7. “Waves and causes of Emigration from Belarus”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 3 “Waves and causes of Emigration from Belarus”
FOLDER 8. “Waves and causes of Emigration from Belarus”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 3 “Waves and causes of Emigration from Belarus”
FOLDER 9. “Waves and causes of Emigration from Belarus”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 3 “Waves and causes of Emigration from Belarus”
FOLDER 10. “Waves and causes of Emigration from Belarus”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 3 “Waves and causes of Emigration from Belarus”
FOLDER 11. “Waves and causes of Emigration from Belarus”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 3 “Waves and causes of Emigration from Belarus”
FOLDER 12. “Waves and causes of Emigration from Belarus”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 3 “Waves and causes of Emigration from Belarus”
FOLDER 13. “Waves and causes of Emigration from Belarus”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 3 “Waves and causes of Emigration from Belarus”
FOLDER 14. “Distribution. First Jobs.”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 4 “Distribution. First Jobs.”
FOLDER 15. “Distribution. First Jobs.”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 4 “Distribution. First Jobs.”
FOLDER 16. “Distribution. First Jobs.”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 4 “Distribution. First Jobs.”
FOLDER 17. “Distribution. First Jobs.”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 4 “Distribution. First Jobs.”
BOX 4.
FOLDER 1. “Initial contacts with Organizations and the Beginning of Ethnic Awareness.”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 5 “Initial contacts with Organizations and the Beginning of Ethnic Awareness.”
FOLDER 2. “Initial contacts with Organizations and the Beginning of Ethnic Awareness.”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 5 “Initial contacts with Organizations and the Beginning of Ethnic Awareness.”
FOLDER 3. “Initial contacts with Organizations and the Beginning of Ethnic Awareness.”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 5 “Initial contacts with Organizations and the Beginning of Ethnic Awareness.”
FOLDER 4. “Initial contacts with Organizations and the Beginning of Ethnic Awareness.”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 5 “Initial contacts with Organizations and the Beginning of Ethnic Awareness.”
FOLDER 5. “Initial contacts with Organizations and the Beginning of Ethnic Awareness.”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 5 “Initial contacts with Organizations and the Beginning of Ethnic Awareness.”
FOLDER 6. “Initial contacts with Organizations and the Beginning of Ethnic Awareness.”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 5 “Initial contacts with Organizations and the Beginning of Ethnic Awareness.”
FOLDER 7. “Initial contacts with Organizations and the Beginning of Ethnic Awareness.”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 5 “Initial contacts with Organizations and the Beginning of Ethnic Awareness.”
FOLDER 8. “Origins and Development of Belarusan Organizations”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 6 “Origins and Development of Belarusan Organizations”
FOLDER 9. “Origins and Development of Belarusan Organizations”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 6 “Origins and Development of Belarusan Organizations”
FOLDER 10. “Origins and Development of Belarusan Organizations”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 6 “Origins and Development of Belarusan Organizations”
FOLDER 11. “Origins and Development of Belarusan Organizations”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 6 “Origins and Development of Belarusan Organizations”
FOLDER 12. “Origins and Development of Belarusan Organizations”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 6 “Origins and Development of Belarusan Organizations”
BOX 5.
FOLDER 1. “The Belarusan Masses Prior to World War II, and the War Years”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 7 “The Belarusan Masses Prior to World War II, and the War Years”.
FOLDER 2. “The Belarusan Masses Prior to World War II, and the War Years”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 7 “The Belarusan Masses Prior to World War II, and the War Years”.
FOLDER 3. “The Belarusan Masses Prior to World War II, and the War Years”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 7 “The Belarusan Masses Prior to World War II, and the War Years”.
FOLDER 4. “The Belarusan Masses Prior to World War II, and the War Years”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 7 “The Belarusan Masses Prior to World War II, and the War Years”.
FOLDER 5. “The Belarusan Masses Prior to World War II, and the War Years”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 7 “The Belarusan Masses Prior to World War II, and the War Years”.
FOLDER 6. “The Belarusan Masses Prior to World War II, and the War Years”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 7 “The Belarusan Masses Prior to World War II, and the War Years”.
FOLDER 7. “The Belarusan Masses Prior to World War II, and the War Years”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 7 “The Belarusan Masses Prior to World War II, and the War Years”.
FOLDER 8. “The Belarusan Masses Prior to World War II, and the War Years”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 7 “The Belarusan Masses Prior to World War II, and the War Years”.
FOLDER 9. “The Belarusan Masses Prior to World War II, and the War Years”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 7 “The Belarusan Masses Prior to World War II, and the War Years”.
FOLDER 10. “The Belarusan Masses Prior to World War II, and the War Years”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 7 “The Belarusan Masses Prior to World War II, and the War Years”.
BOX 6.
FOLDER 1. “The Post-World War II Wave of Belarusan Immigration”.
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 8 “The Post-World War II Wave of Belarusan Immigration”.
FOLDER 2. “The Post-World War II Wave of Belarusan Immigration”.
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 8 “The Post-World War II Wave of Belarusan Immigration”.
FOLDER 3. “The Post-World War II Wave of Belarusan Immigration”.
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 8 “The Post-World War II Wave of Belarusan Immigration”.
FOLDER 4. “The Post-World War II Wave of Belarusan Immigration”.
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 8 “The Post-World War II Wave of Belarusan Immigration”.
FOLDER 5. “The Post-World War II Wave of Belarusan Immigration”.
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 8 “The Post-World War II Wave of Belarusan Immigration”.
FOLDER 6. “The Post-World War II Wave of Belarusan Immigration”.
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 8 “The Post-World War II Wave of Belarusan Immigration”.
FOLDER 7. “Religious Structures”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 9 “Religious Structures”
FOLDER 8. “Religious Structures”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 9 “Religious Structures”
FOLDER 9. “Religious Structures”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 9 “Religious Structures”
FOLDER 10. “Religious Structures”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 9 “Religious Structures”
FOLDER 11. “Religious Structures”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 9 “Religious Structures”
BOX 7.
FOLDER 1. “Activities”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 10 “Activities”
FOLDER 2. “Activities”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 10 “Activities”
FOLDER 3. “Activities”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 10 “Activities”
FOLDER 4. “Activities”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 10 “Activities”
FOLDER 5. “Activities”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 10 “Activities”
FOLDER 6. “Activities”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 10 “Activities”
FOLDER 7. “Publishing, Belarusica in Print media, Readership, Records, Radio, and TV Coverage”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 11 “Publishing, Belarusica in Print media, Readership, Records, Radio, and TV Coverage”
FOLDER 8. “Publishing, Belarusica in Print media, Readership, Records, Radio, and TV Coverage”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 11 “Publishing, Belarusica in Print media, Readership, Records, Radio, and TV Coverage”
FOLDER 9. “Publishing, Belarusica in Print media, Readership, Records, Radio, and TV Coverage”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 11 “Publishing, Belarusica in Print media, Readership, Records, Radio, and TV Coverage”
FOLDER 10. “Publishing, Belarusica in Print media, Readership, Records, Radio, and TV Coverage”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 11 “Publishing, Belarusica in Print media, Readership, Records, Radio, and TV Coverage”
FOLDER 11. “Publishing, Belarusica in Print media, Readership, Records, Radio, and TV Coverage”
Materials in this folder consist of the author’s notes, articles from various American, Russian, Polish, Ukrainian and Belarusian newspapers and other sources related to the Belarusian presence in America. These materials were using in preparation of the Chapter 11 “Publishing, Belarusica in Print media, Readership, Records, Radio, and TV Coverage” of the book “Belarusans in the United States”.
BOX 8.
FOLDER 1. “Belarusian-American Heritage and Relations”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 12 “Belarusian-American Heritage and Relations”.
FOLDER 2. “Belarusian-American Heritage and Relations”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 12 “Belarusian-American Heritage and Relations”.
FOLDER 3. “Belarusian-American Heritage and Relations”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 12 “Belarusian-American Heritage and Relations”.
FOLDER 4. “Belarusian-American Heritage and Relations”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 12 “Belarusian-American Heritage and Relations”.
FOLDER 5. “Belarusian-American Heritage and Relations”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 12 “Belarusian-American Heritage and Relations”.
FOLDER 6. “Belarusian-American Heritage and Relations”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 12 “Belarusian-American Heritage and Relations”.
FOLDER 7. “Belarusian-American Heritage and Relations”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 12 “Belarusian-American Heritage and Relations”.
FOLDER 8. “Belarusian-American Heritage and Relations”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 12 “Belarusian-American Heritage and Relations”.
FOLDER 9. “Belarusian-American Heritage and Relations”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 12 “Belarusian-American Heritage and Relations”.
FOLDER 10. “Belarusian-American Heritage and Relations”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 12 “Belarusian-American Heritage and Relations”. ”, materials related to the Belarusian-American Literary connections.
FOLDER 11. “Acquired characteristics of Belarusan-Americans”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 14 “Acquired characteristics of Belarusan-Americans”.
FOLDER 12. “Acquired characteristics of Belarusan-Americans”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 14 “Acquired characteristics of Belarusan-Americans”.
FOLDER 13. “Acquired characteristics of Belarusan-Americans”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 14 “Acquired characteristics of Belarusan-Americans”.
FOLDER 14. “Acquired characteristics of Belarusan-Americans”
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the chapter 14 “Acquired characteristics of Belarusan-Americans”.
FOLDER 15. "Conclusion"
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the Conclusion chapter.
BOX 9.


SERIES 3. “Belarusans in the United States”, 1993

Bibliographical materials, manuscripts and other documents related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian version, 1993.
BOX 9.
FOLDER 1. “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian version, 1993.
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian version, 1993. Copies of articles from the Slavonic Encyclopaedia, NY 1949, copies of pages from the “Russia” by Hans von Eckardt, NY 1932
FOLDER 2. “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian version, 1993.
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian version, 1993. Contains copies of pages from newspapers “Ranitsa”, “Kryvich”, “Belaruskaya Trybuna”, copies of certificates issued by the Council of the Belarusian Democratic Republic to Jan Charapuk, of the letter of the Council President Piotra Krecheuski to Jan Charapuk.
FOLDER 3. “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian version, 1993.
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian version, 1993. Documents of the Council of the People’s Commissariat of the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic pertaining to the rules of emigration (dated 1925), various obituaries of the Belarusian émigré activists (1920 - 1965).
FOLDER 4. “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian version, 1993.
Materials in this folder consist of the parts of the manuscript and bibliographical materials of the “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian version, 1993. Copies of articles from the “Novii Mir”, 1935.


SERIES 4. “Belarusans in the United States”, sources

Various newspaper clippings, articles and other materials related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
BOX 10.
FOLDER 1. materials related to the Belarusian immigration to the US used the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Materials in this folder consist of the author’s notes on Belarusian literature, clippings from “Popular Science monthly”, “Nasha Niva”, “Gwiazda Polarna”, “Dictionary of Races and Peoples” published by the Immigration Commission in 1911, articles and other materials related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
FOLDER 2. materials related to the Belarusian immigration to the US used the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Materials in this folder consist of the author’s notes, copy of an interview of Jazep Varonka (member of the Belarusian government in exile) to the newspaper Rassvet (The Dawn) February 26, 1936, and other materials related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
FOLDER 3. materials related to the Belarusian immigration to the US used the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Materials in this folder consist of the author’s notes, clippings, articles and other materials related to the general history of Slavic immigration to the USA, including US Census official reports used as the sources for the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
FOLDER 4. materials related to the Belarusian immigration to the US used the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Materials in this folder consist of the author’s bibliographical notes, clippings from the “Novii Mir” newspaper, articles and other materials related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
FOLDER 5. materials related to the Belarusian immigration to the US used the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Materials in this folder consist of the author’s bibliographical notes, clippings from the “Nasha Niva” newspaper, articles and other materials related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
FOLDER 6. materials related to the Belarusian immigration to the US used the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Materials in this folder consist of the author’s bibliographical notes, clippings from local US newspapers related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
FOLDER 7. materials related to the Belarusian immigration to the US used the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Materials in this folder consist of the author’s bibliographical notes pertaining the demographical information about Belarusian diaspora used in the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
FOLDER 8. materials related to the Belarusian immigration to the US used the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
: Materials in this folder consist of copies of the “Summary of DP Population” published by the International Refugee Organization and other materials related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
FOLDER 9. materials related to the Belarusian immigration to the US used the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Materials in this folder consist of the author’s notes, clippings various American and Belarusian newspapers, articles and other materials related to the Belarusian immigration to the US used the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
FOLDER 10. materials related to the Belarusian immigration to the US used the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Materials in this folder consist of the author’s notes, clippings various American and Belarusian newspapers, articles and other materials related to the Belarusian immigration to the US used the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
BOX 11.
FOLDER 1. materials used the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Materials in this folder consist of the articles from Belarusian and foreign sources related to the economical history of Belarus.
FOLDER 2. materials used the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Materials in this folder consist of the articles from American and foreign sources related to the early Slavic immigration to America.
FOLDER 3. materials used the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Materials in this folder consist of the articles from “Russkii Vestnik” newspaper and other Russian language American sources related to the Belarusian presence in America, especially among the Anarchists.
FOLDER 4. materials used the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Materials in this folder consist of the articles from “Russkoe Obozrenie” newspaper (Chicago) and Dr Kipel’s bibliographical notes.
FOLDER 5. materials used the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Materials in this folder consist of the articles from various American periodical covering activities of the Belarusian organizations in America.
FOLDER 6. materials used the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Materials in this folder consist of the articles from “Chrysciianskaja Dumka” and “Bielaruskaiia Krynica” newspapers and Dr Kipel’s bibliographical notes regarding early Belarusian immigration to the USA from the Western Belarus.
FOLDER 7. materials used the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Materials in this folder consist of the articles from “Chrysciianskaja Dumka” and “Bielaruskaiia Krynica” newspapers and Dr Kipel’s bibliographical notes regarding early Belarusian immigration to the USA from the Western Belarus.
FOLDER 8. materials used the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Materials in this folder consist of the articles from various American periodical regarding scientific and cultural achievements of Belarusian-Americans and their social and political activities, in particular Prof. V. Siaduara, Gen. F. Kushal and others.
FOLDER 9. materials used the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Materials in this folder consist of the articles from American, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Russian and Georgian émigré newspapers covering Belarusian affairs and Dr Kipel’s bibliographical notes.
FOLDER 10. materials used the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Materials in this folder consist of the articles from American, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Russian and Polish émigré newspapers covering Belarusian political and cultural affairs.
BOX 12.
FOLDER 1. materials used the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Materials in this folder consist of the articles from the “Ethnic American News” newspaper covering Belarusian political and cultural affairs.
FOLDER 2. materials used the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Materials in this folder consist of the articles from various newspapers covering Belarusian political and cultural affairs. Includes a copy of the “Litaratura i Idealahichnaya Baracba” (Literature and the Ideological Struggle) book by M. Mushynski, Minsk, 1987; extracts from “The New Eastern Europe” by R. Butler, London, 1919; “Politicheskiie Partii in Poland, Western Belarus and Western Ukraine”, ed. By S. Skulski, Minsk, 1935.
FOLDER 3. materials used the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
: Materials in this folder consist of the articles covering Belarusian political and cultural affairs.
BOX 9.
FOLDER 5. materials related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999
Materials in this folder consist of the author’s notes, various newspaper clippings, articles and other materials related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
FOLDER 6. materials related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999
Materials in this folder consist of the author’s notes related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
FOLDER 7. materials related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999
Materials in this folder consist of the author’s notes, Ukrainian newspaper “Amerika” clippings related to the Belarusian community in America (1948), articles and other materials related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
FOLDER 8. materials related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Materials in this folder consist of the author’s notes related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999. Folder 9: Materials in this folder consist of the author’s notes, Belarusian newspaper “Backauscyna” clippings, other materials related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
FOLDER 9. materials related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Materials in this folder consist of the author’s notes, Belarusian newspaper “Backauscyna” clippings, other materials related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
FOLDER 10. materials related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999
Materials in this folder consist of the author’s notes related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
FOLDER 11. materials related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999
Materials in this folder consist of the author’s notes, clippings from “Congressional record” related to Belarusian and Soviet affairs, two special reports by the Select Committee on Communist Aggression of the House of Representatives and the Committee on the Un-American Activities, and other materials related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
FOLDER 12. materials related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Materials in this folder consist of the author’s notes, clippings, articles and other materials related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
FOLDER 13. materials related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Materials in this folder consist of the author’s notes, clippings, articles and other materials related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
FOLDER 14. materials related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Materials in this folder consist of the author’s bibliographical notes, clippings, articles and other materials related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999 pertaining to the religious life in Belarus and among Belarusians in the USA. Also contains a copy of the conference of the young academicians of Belarus, series “History, linguistics and literature”, 1963; fragments of the American Eclectic magazine, May 1841, copies of the pages from the “Belaruski Kalendar Nashai Nivy” 1913 (Belarusian Calendar of the Nasha Niva newspaper, 1913), of the Weekly News Bulletin (Moscow, 1929).etc.
FOLDER 15. materials related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Materials in this folder consist of the author’s bibliographical notes, clippings from the “Novii Mir” newspaper, articles and other materials related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
FOLDER 16. materials related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Materials in this folder consist of the author’s notes, clippings, articles and other materials related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.


SERIES 5. Various letters related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.

BOX 12.
FOLDER 4. Various letters related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Various letters related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999. Correspondents include: M.Senka, H. Kachanouski, V. Merlak, S. Shupa, O. Latyszonek, W. Rakuc, B. Kit, F. Budzka, W. Puntus, Rev. J. Chevedden S.J., M. Kreta, C. Najdziuk, K. Kazhan, prof. V. Nikifarovich, W. Choruzy, prof. A. Maldzis, V. Baltrushevich, V. Rusak, and others.
FOLDER 5. Various letters related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Letters of M. Debeck to Dr Kipel related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
FOLDER 6. Various letters related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Letters of A. Asipchyk-Asipovich to Dr Kipel related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
FOLDER 7. Various letters related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Letters of A. Asipchyk-Asipovich to Dr Kipel about the Belarusians in the ROOVA Farms, which include the Russian Herald newsletters.
FOLDER 8. Various letters related to the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.
Correspondence of Jan Czarapuk (Charapuk), Belarusian-American activist and member of the Belarusian government in exile used in the book “Belarusans in the United States”, Belarusian and English versions, 1993 and 1999.


SERIES 6. Various materials related to Belarusian cultural and political life in the West.

BOX 13.
FOLDER 1. Various materials related to Belarusian cultural and political life in the West.
General information about the Belarusian organizations: certificates of incorporation, letterheads, extracts from various encyclopaedia and directories.
FOLDER 2. Various materials related to Belarusian cultural and political life in the West.
Material related to the Belarusian organizations in the USA: newsletters, letters, event invitations, etc.
FOLDER 3. Various materials related to Belarusian cultural and political life in the West.
Materials relating to Belarusian radio stations in the West: Radio “Vyzvalennie”, radio “Free Europe/Liberty”.
FOLDER 4. Various materials related to Belarusian cultural and political life in the West.
Material related to the Belarusian refugee organizations in the DP camps: newsletters, letters, petitions, event invitations, etc.
FOLDER 5. Various materials related to Belarusian cultural and political life in the West.
Official documents of the Belarusian (Whiteruthenian) American Relief, Inc: statutes, letters, petitions, event invitations, etc.
FOLDER 6. Various materials related to Belarusian cultural and political life in the West.
Materials related to the Biennial Conventions of Belarusians of North America: programmes, invitations, newsletters.
FOLDER 7. Various materials related to Belarusian cultural and political life in the West.
Materials in this folder consist of newspaper articles, notes and letters pertaining to the history of the Russian Consolidated Mutual Aid Society of America (ROOVA) and participation of Belarusians in this organization.
FOLDER 8. Various materials related to Belarusian cultural and political life in the West.
Materials in this folder consist of newspaper articles related to the erection of the monument to the Belarusian poet Yanka Kupala in the Russian Consolidated Mutual Aid Society of America (ROOVA) park (“ROVA farms” were organized in the 1930's as a "bit of the old country in the new country" for Russian immigrants and also attracted numerous Belarusian and Ukrainian immigrants, which was a controversial issue in itself due to the ethnic hostility between Belarusians and Ukrainians on the one hand and Russians on the other).
FOLDER 9. Various materials related to Belarusian cultural and political life in the West.
Financial documents, statutes, various correspondence related to the Belarusian resort “Bel-Air” in Glen Spey, NY.
FOLDER 10. Various materials related to Belarusian cultural and political life in the West.
Newspaper articles, extracts from various books, Dr Kipel’s notes regarding the Belarusian participation in anarchist and left-wing movements of the early XX century.
BOX 14.
FOLDER 1. Various materials related to Belarusian cultural and political life in the West.
Materials related to the activities of the Belarusian Central Council (Bielaruskaiia Centralnaiia Rada), Belarusian Liberation Front (Bielaruski Vyzvolny Front) and Belarusian Military Union in the USA (Bielaruskaiie Vaiskovaiie Abiiadnanne u Amerycy).
FOLDER 2. Various materials related to Belarusian cultural and political life in the West.
Official correspondence, newsletters and other materials related to the Belarusian (Whiteruthenian) Medical Association.
FOLDER 3. Various materials related to Belarusian cultural and political life in the West.
Correspondence and other materials related to the Belarusian Students Union, 1920 – 1930s.
FOLDER 4. Various materials related to Belarusian cultural and political life in the West.
Official correspondence and minutes, statutes, newsletters, magazine “Byelorussian Youth”, various invitations, event programmes and posters and other materials related to the Belarusian Youth Association of America.
FOLDER 5. Various materials related to Belarusian cultural and political life in the West.
Letters and documents related to the Belarusian-Indian (Native American) Association, Homiel, Belarus.
FOLDER 6. Various materials related to Belarusian cultural and political life in the West.
Official correspondence and minutes, statutes, newsletters, letterheads, various invitations, event programmes, lists of publications, commemorative stamps printed on the occasion of the 450th Anniversary of printing in Belarus (1972), and posters and other materials related to the Belarusian Institute of Arts and Sciences (BINIM). (BINIM was founded after the World War II and still plays a major role in promoting Belarusian arts, letters and sciences in the West.)


SERIES 7. Belarus-related cultural, academic and political events in the USA

Belarus-related cultural, academic and political events in the USA including but not limited to the Belarusian events at the NYPL, Kennan Institute conference, Belarusian collections in the American libraries and other institutions, etc.
BOX 14.
FOLDER 7. Belarus-related cultural, academic and political events in the USA
Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies 1988 report, 1964 World Fair Belarusian (Byelorussian) day programmes and invitations.
FOLDER 8. Belarus-related cultural, academic and political events in the USA
Materials related to the Belarusian participation in the Captive Nations week celebrations: programmes of events, newsletters, Proclamations by various US presidents.
FOLDER 9. Belarus-related cultural, academic and political events in the USA
Materials related to the Belarusian participation in the USA Bicentennial Celebrations (1976): an article, newsletters.
FOLDER 10. Belarus-related cultural, academic and political events in the USA
Newsletters “GOP Nationalities News”, letters, election materials, blank letterheads of the “Byelorussian American Republican Federation” and other materials related to the Belarusian participation in the US Republican party.
FOLDER 11. Belarus-related cultural, academic and political events in the USA
Correspondence and other materials related to the Belarusian participation in the US Democratic party.
BOX 15.
FOLDER 1. Belarus-related cultural, academic and political events in the USA
Correspondence, articles, notes and other materials related to the Belarusian collections in various American libraries. Includes manuscripts of Dr Kipel’s papers “Byelorussia at the New York Public Library” and “Resources of Byelorussian Materials in American Libraries”. Also includes a paper by L. Martin, Ph.D. entitled “Michael Z. Vinokouroff: A profile and inventory of his papers (Ms 81) and Photographs (PCA 243) in the Alaska Historical Library.
FOLDER 2. Belarus-related cultural, academic and political events in the USA
“450 years of Belarusian printing” exhibition at the NYPL, 1967. Contains invitations, notes, newspapers and letters related to this event.
FOLDER 3. Belarus-related cultural, academic and political events in the USA
“450 years of Belarusian printing” exhibition at the NYPL, 1967. Contains posters related to this event.
FOLDER 4. Belarus-related cultural, academic and political events in the USA
“450 years of Belarusian printing” exhibition at the NYPL, 1967. Contains photographs, photocopies and facsimiles of old and modern Belarusian prints, maps, books.
FOLDER 5. Belarus-related cultural, academic and political events in the USA
“Bards of Byelorussian Literature” exhibition at the NYPL, 1982. Contains posters, newspaper reviews and newsletters.
FOLDER 6. Belarus-related cultural, academic and political events in the USA
Contains invitations and notes related to the “Byelorussian Evening in Commemoration of the 500th Anniversary of the Birth of Frantsysk Skaryna”, NYPL, October 3, 1990.
FOLDER 7. Belarus-related cultural, academic and political events in the USA
“The Uprising in Byelorussia” exhibit information labels.
FOLDER 8. Belarus-related cultural, academic and political events in the USA
Appreciation letter of the Belarusian government in exile, poster and a label related to the “Landmarks of Byelorussian Literature” exhibition at the NYPL, 1957.
FOLDER 9. Belarus-related cultural, academic and political events in the USA
Posters, NYPL newsletters, photographs related to “A Half-Millennium of Contributions in Science and Technology, A Book Exhibit”, “Copernicus-500”, “Mendeleev Centennial”, “Visitors from Outer Space”, “Modern Maps in a Changing World”. Also includes an issue of the “Backaushchyna” newspaper with the review of the NYPL exhibition “Yaukhim Karski, 100th Anniversary”.
FOLDER 10. Belarus-related cultural, academic and political events in the USA
Posters of the “Dissident Literature of the Soviet Union” NYPL exhibition.
FOLDER 11. Belarus-related cultural, academic and political events in the USA
NYPL “Staff news”, Events programme, an article on the NYPL collection from the “Guide to the Research Collections of the New York Public Library” by S.P. Williams.


SERIES 8. Materials related to the cultural and political activities of Belarusian organizations in various regions of the USA.

Activities of the local Belarusian organizations in the USA
BOX 16.
FOLDER 1. Chicago early period
Materials related to the history of the Belarusian-American Council of Chicago, Slavic Congress, copies and transcripts of letters of I. Lobatch, Rev. John Tarasevich O.S.B., J. Charapuk, newspapers and other documents. Notes by Dr Kipel related to the Belarusian life in Chicago.
FOLDER 2. Chicago II
Contains newspaper clippings, various letters, official newsletters related to the activities of the “Belarusian Coordinating Committee of Chicago”, “Organization of the Belarusian-American Youth of the state of Illinois”, and other Belarusian organizations in Illinois. Also includes material and a manuscripts of the Dr Kipel’s article on Belarusians in Chicago and the Directory of Chicago Craftsmen and Artisans, March 1981.
FOLDER 3. Chicago III: activities
Contains posters and invitations related to the activities “Bielarusian Coordinating Committee of Chicago”, “Organization of the Belarusian-American Youth of the state of Illinois”, and other Belarusian organizations in Illinois.
FOLDER 4. California
Materials related to the cultural and political activities of Belarusian organizations in California: newspaper clippings, newsletters, posters, event programmes, articles, publications of the California Republican Heritage Groups Council, letters of Cheslav Najdziuk and photographs of various events.
FOLDER 5. Colorado
Dr Kipel’s letter related to the Belarusians in Colorado.
FOLDER 6. Connecticut
Materials related to the activities of Belarusian organizations in Connecticut.
FOLDER 7. Maryland
Materials related to the cultural and political activities of Belarusian organizations in Maryland: Towson State College conference on Ethnicity, issues of the Baltimore’s Ethnic Identity newsletter, Slavic American National Convention Festival programme and related letters by Zora Kipel, letters of V. Mielianovich, correspondence of Dr Kipel with Mr. P. Fenchak, articles and other documents.
FOLDER 8. Massachusetts
Materials related to the cultural and political activities of Belarusian organizations in Massachusetts: an article by Dr and Mrs Kovalsky.
BOX 17.
FOLDER 1. Michigan
Materials related to the cultural and political activities of Belarusian organizations in Michigan: newspaper clippings, various letters, official newsletters related to the activities of the Belarusians in Michigan, including but not limited to the Statutes of the ‘Association of Belarusians and Little Russians in Grand Rapids’, MI (1914), letters of Dr Jazep Sazyc, the President of the Council of the Belarusian Democratic Republic in exile, Dr George Simmons of the University of Detroit, Rev. Jan Brutski (later a metropolitan of the Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church), Mr. Mikola Pruski, minutes of the first meeting of the Belarusians of Detroit, an article “Belarusians in Detroit” by Dr Kipel and other documents.
FOLDER 2. New York
Materials related to the cultural and political activities of Belarusian organizations in New York: newspaper clippings, various letters, official newsletters, event invitations, related to the activities of the Belarusians in New York, including letters of Paul Nedwell, a Ukrainian writer and poet, to Halina Tumash, an official letter of the Union of the Belarusian combatants, Dr Kipel’s notes, and other documents relevant to the history of Belarusians in New York.
FOLDER 3. Pennsylvania
Materials related to the cultural and political activities of Belarusians in Pennsylvania: newspaper clippings, various letters, official newsletters, event invitations, related to the activities of the Belarusians in New York, including programmes of the Penn State Slavic Folk Festivals, Correspondence with Mr Chester Kulesa, Curator of Collections of the Anthracite Heritage Museum in Scranton, PA, some articles on early Slavic presence in Pennsylvania.
FOLDER 4. Ohio
Materials related to the cultural and political activities of Belarusians in Ohio: newspaper clippings, various letters, official newsletters, event invitations, related to the activities of the Belarusians in Ohio. Includes Dr Kipel’s notes, documents relevant to the activities of the Belarusian organizations in the US Republican party, correspondence with Mr S. Karnilovich and Mr W. Duniec, newsletters and programmes of the Belarusian Orthodox Saturday school in Cleveland, minutes of the Annual meetings of the Belarusian Youth Association in Cleveland, an article on history of the Cleveland chapter of the Belarusian American Association, short information about the Belarusian-American Women’s association in Cleveland.
BOX 18.
FOLDER 1. New Jersey I
Materials related to the cultural and political activities of Belarusians in New Jersey: newspaper clippings, various letters, official newsletters, event invitations. Includes Dr Kipel’s notes, posters and letters of the Preparatory committee of the Belarusian Festival in New Jersey, Annual Belarusian Exhibitions of Arts and Crafts, invitations and other documents.
FOLDER 2. New Jersey II
Materials related to the Belarusian participation in various ethnic events in New Jersey.
FOLDER 3. New Jersey III
Articles and clippings from American English and Ukrainian language newspapers related to the Belarusian activities in New Jersey.
FOLDER 4. New Jersey IV
Materials related to the Belarusian participation in various ethnic events in the Bergen county, New Jersey.
BOX 19.
FOLDER 1. Ethnic life in New Jersey: Belarusian Participation
Letters, notes, newsletters and paper clippings related to the Belarusian participation in the events sponsored by the New Jersey state Ethnic Advisory Committee and the Garden State Arts Center Cultural Fund, including the Bicentennial Multi-Ethnic Festival at the William Pattersom College, New Jersey annual Heritage Festivals, Rutgers University Conference on Ethnic Affairs, etc.
FOLDER 2. Liberty Park/Weekend participation
Materials related to the Liberty Park Festivals and the Liberty Weekend commemorating 100th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.
FOLDER 3. Ethnic life in New Jersey
Posters and letters related to the Conference “The Forgotten, Ethnic Americans” sponsored by the Jersey City State College, “The New Jersey Experience” edited by Barbara Cunningham and the Ethnic Directory of New Jersey compiled by Zora Kipel.
FOLDER 4. Belarusians in South River, New Jersey
Materials related to the Belarusian life in South River, NJ: letters, notes and newspaper clippings.
FOLDER 5. Belarusian arts in the West
Biographies, posters, newspaper articles, exhibition and conference programmes and invitations related to the works of Belarusian artists, musicians and writers in the West and other Belarus-related events. Conferences and events: 450th Anniversary of the Statute of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (Cleveland State University, August 1980), Book Studies in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe (Library of Congress and the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, October 30, 1985), “Formation and Development of the Belarusian ethnic consciousness”, Maladziechna, Belarus, 1992, “An Evening with Byelorussian Writers” at Queens College, Flushing, NY, 1976-1986, New Jersey state Conference for teachers, administrators and the community :Eastern Europe in the Schools of New Jersey”, Jersey State College, October 1989; “Rus-Litwa-Belarus, problems of national consciousness in historiography and cultural studies”, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 1996 Exhibitions: Annual Arts and Crafts of Belarusian-American Artists, Various years; The Children of Chernobyl, An Exhibition of Recent Works of Art by Belarusian Children Affected by the 1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Accident (Chicago, January 1994), Concerts: Peter Koniuch, New York, December 1957; Byelorussian Students Ensemble, London 1954; Nadine Grode and Peter Koniuch with prof. M. Kulikovich (date and place unknown); Mentioned artists: Tamara Staganovich, Irene Rahalevich, Viktar Zauniarovic, Peter Mironovich, Anatoly Kaplan


SERIES 9. Materials related to the cultural and political activities of Belarusian organizations in Canada, Europe, South America and Australia.

Local Belarusian organizations and notable personalities in Canada, Europe, South America and Australia.
BOX 19.
FOLDER 6. Australia
Materials related to the cultural and political activities of Belarusian organizations in Australia: newspaper clippings, various letters, official newsletters, event invitations, related to the activities of the Belarusians in Australia, including letters of the Preparatory Committee for 7th Reunion of Byelorussians of Australia in Melbourne, an article from “Nasha Slova” newspaper about the Belarusian presence in Australia.
FOLDER 7. Canada
Materials related to the cultural and political activities of Belarusian organizations in Canada: newspapers, newspaper clippings, various letters, official newsletters, event invitations and programmes, related to the activities of the Belarusians in New York, including the Belarusian presence at the Canadian National Martyr’s shrine, newsletters of the Belarusian-Canadian Coordinating committee, Byelorussian Radiation Relief Appeal, Belarusian Canadian Alliance, correspondence of Dr Raisa Zuk-Hryskievic with Canadian government officials regarding the 1981 Census and other problems of the Belarusian-Canadian community and other documents related to the history of Belarusians in Canada.
BOX 20.
FOLDER 1. Argentina
Newspaper articles related to the cultural and political activities of Belarusian organizations in Argentina.
FOLDER 2. European countries
Documents related to the Belarusian life in Western European countries: Czech Republic, France and Sweden.
FOLDER 3. Belarusian immigration to America: history.
Articles, paper clipping and other sources related to the history of Belarusian immigration to the USA: extracts fro the books “Maladaya Belarus”, St. Petersburgh, 1912, “Bielarusian Language in the schools of Belarus” (Bielaruskaja mova u skolach Bielarusi) by Rev. A. Stankiewic, “Advices to the Emigrants who are going to America with a short Belarusian-English Phrasebook” (“Rady dlia emihrantau, katoryiia iieduc u Ameryku, a takzhe razmovy belaruska-anhlickiie”) by J. Okolovitch, Vilnia, 1912, and other relevant publications.


SERIES 10. Belarusian History

Materials related to the history of Belarus, general country information, politics, demographical and ethnic studies.
BOX 20.
FOLDER 4. General information about Belarus
Materials related to the general information about Belarus, historical changes in the name of the country in English and the confusion resulting from these changes.
FOLDER 5. Demographical studies
materials related to the demographical studies of Belarus. Includes various letters, paper clippings, articles in English, Belarusian and Russian.
FOLDER 6. history of emigration from Belarus
materials related to the history of emigration from Belarus. Includes various letters, paper clippings, articles and some statistical information in English, Belarusian and Russian; a letter from a Belarusian historian A. Tsikhamirau and the transcript of documents from St Petersburg, Moscow, Minsk and Vilnius archives related to the early Belarusian emigration to America.
FOLDER 7. Polish and Russian ethnic policies in Belarus
materials related to the status of the Belarusian language in Belarus and the history of Russification and Polonization of the Belarusian masses. Includes various letters, paper clippings, articles in English, Belarusian and Russian.
FOLDER 8. Maps
geographical and historical maps of Belarus.
FOLDER 9. pre-1917 Belarusian History
Materials related to the history of Belarus before the fall of the Russian Empire in 1917. Includes “Rosyjskie Rządy na Białej Rusi” (Russian Governing of Belarus) by Dr. T. S. Grabowski, and other articles.
BOX 21.
FOLDER 1. 1917 - 1922 period in Belarus
Materials related to the Soviet-Polish and the Russian Civil wars in Belarus and the consequences of the Riga and Brest-Litovsk agreements for Belarus. Includes: copies of the newspaper “Belaruski Zvon” (Belarusian Bell), 1921-1922; “Struggling Russia” New York, 1919-20; various articles in English, Belarusian and Russian.
FOLDER 2. Belarusian Democratic Republic (1918)
Materials related to the proclamation of the Belarusian Democratic Republic (1918) and the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic (1919). Includes various articles, copies of the official letters of the Belarusian Democratic Republic government, brochures, Dr Kipel’s notes.
FOLDER 3. Slucak anti-Bolshevik uprising (1920).
Materials related to the history of the Slucak anti-Bolshevik uprising (1920).
FOLDER 4. Belarus in 1920-1940.
Articles on history of Belarus in 1920-1940. State lottery tickets (USSR, 1940), brochure by A. Litskevich “Za 25-c Hadou” (For the last 25 years).
FOLDER 5. Belarus in the World War II
Belarus in the World War II: articles, notes, newspaper clippings.
FOLDER 6. John Loftus’s book “Belarus Secret”, NY, 1982.
Materials related to the publicity surrounding John Loftus’s book “Belarus Secret”, NY, 1982.
FOLDER 7. Belarus from 1945 to 1988.
Belarus after 1945 until 1988. Materials related to human rights in Belarus: articles, newspaper clippings, campaign postcards, etc.
FOLDER 8. Belarusian struggle for independence (1988-1991).
Materials related to the Belarusian struggle for independence (1988-1991). Includes newspaper articles and clippings, brochures, etc.
BOX 22.
FOLDER 1. Political and cultural life in Belarus during the period between 1991 and 1999.
Materials illustrating political and cultural life in Belarus during the period between 1991 and 1999. Includes newspaper articles and clippings, brochures, etc.
FOLDER 2. Soviet Stalinist genocide in Belarus
Materials related to the history of Stalinist genocide in Belarus, especially to the 1988 discovery of the Kurapaty mass graves in Minsk, Belarus. Includes newspaper articles and clippings, brochures, etc.
FOLDER 3. Chernobyl Nuclear disaster and its consequences for Belarus.
Materials related to the history of Chernobyl Nuclear disaster and its consequences for Belarus. Includes newspaper articles and clippings, brochures, etc.
FOLDER 4. history of the Belarusian Democratic Republic and its government in exile.
Materials related to the history of the Belarusian Democratic Republic and its government in exile. Includes photos, articles and a presentation for the 75th Anniversary of the Proclamation of the Belarusian Democratic Republic.
FOLDER 5. history of the Belarusian Democratic Republic and its government in exile.
Materials related to the 14th Session of the Council of the Belarusian Democratic Republic.
FOLDER 6. history of the Belarusian Democratic Republic and its government in exile.
Materials related to the 15th Session of the Council of the Belarusian Democratic Republic.
FOLDER 7. history of the Belarusian Democratic Republic and its government in exile.
Materials related to the 16th Session of the Council of the Belarusian Democratic Republic.
FOLDER 8. history of the Belarusian Democratic Republic and its government in exile.
Materials related to the 20th Session of the Council of the Belarusian Democratic Republic. Also contains various letters, articles, minutes related to the history of the BDL.
BOX 23.
FOLDER 1. relations between the Belarusian American community and various state and non-governmental organisations in Belarus
Materials related to the relations between the Belarusian American community and various state and non-governmental organisations in Belarus. Includes letters and financial reports of the Belarusian Language society American chapter, letters of the World Association of Belarusians, newspaper clippings, brochures “The State programme Belarusians in the World”, press-release “Belarusian Diaspora”, reference book “Belarusian Diaspora”.
FOLDER 2. Ethnic relations in Belarus
Materials related to the Ethnic relations in Belarus. Includes: articles from various newspapers, magazines and books published in the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic; parts of the monograph “Aspects of Contemporary Belorussia”, University of Chicago, 1955; S. M. Horak’s paper “Non-Russian Nationalities of the USSR in American Studies”; V. Czartorysky and R. Mardarewich’s paper “Byelorussians in America” and other documents.
FOLDER 3. Soviet Ethnic Policies in Belarus
Materials related to the Ethnic relations in Belarus and the Soviet Ethnic policies. Includes: a chapter on Belarus from the book by W. M. Mandel “Soviet but not Russian”; an article by R. Szporluk “National History as a Political Battleground: the Case of Ukraine and Belorussia”, Dr Kipel’s notes, etc.
FOLDER 4. Belarusian Jewry
Materials related to the history of Belarusian Jewry and Belarusian-Jewish relations. Includes: Articles from the Encyclopaedia Judaica; various articles on Jewish literature, Jewish life in Belarus; articles by Maurice Hindus, a Jewish-American writer of Belarusian origin, foreign correspondent, lecturer and authority on Soviet and Central European affairs; newspaper clippings, a brochure by Zmitrok Biadula (Samuel Plawnik) “Zhydy na Bielarusi” (“Jews in Belarus”)
FOLDER 5. Belarusian-Lithuanian relations
materials related to the history of the Belarusian-Lithuanian relations. Includes: newspaper clippings; articles from the Encyclopedia Lituanica; programme of the “Lietuvos Didzoi Kunigaikstyste ir jos Palkimas” (Grand Duchy of Lithuania and its heritage) conference, Trakai, September 1994; documents related to the historical name of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and Vilnia-Vilnius question. Books: “Gudu klausimas Versales Taikos Konferencijos metu” (in Lithuanian, OCLC: 250963501) and the photocopy of the “Belorusskii vopros k momentu Versalskoii Mirnoii Konferenciii” (the same book in Russian) by J J Voronko, “Ministerstva belaruskich sprau i za 10 mesjacau istnavanniia” by M Zasecki (photocopy), “Protocoles officiels des conférences polono-lithuaniennes à Souwalki; aide mémoire concernant les négociations de Souwalki depuis le 30 septembre jusqu'à au 5 octobre 1920”.
FOLDER 6. Belarusian-Polish relations
materials related to the history of the Belarusian-Polish relations and of the Polish presence in America. Includes: newspaper clippings; articles from various newspapers and books; Dr Kipels notes, book “Bielorussy i poliaki: dokumenty i fakty iz istorii okkupatsii Bielorussiii poliakami v 1918-1919 godakh”, by K Ezovitov, 1919. Belarusian-Ukrainian relations: newspaper clippings.
FOLDER 7. Belarusian-American relations
Belarusian-American relations: contemporary cultural and sport exchanges, etc. Includes newspaper clippings.
FOLDER 8. Polish-Belarusian-Lithuanian early Americana
materials related to the Polish-Belarusian-Lithuanian early Americana. Includes: an issue of the Polish magazine “Kultura”; an essay by Arthur L. Waldo “First Poles in America” 1608-1958; articles on the participation of the former Grand Duchy of Lithuania citizens in the American revolutionary war; etc.


SERIES 11. Ethnic and demographical studies of the immigration to the USA

Ethnic studies, general history of immigration to the US and the demographics of the USA.
BOX 24.
FOLDER 1. US Ethnic relations I
US Ethnic relations, Constitution of the American Conference of Slavic Learned Societies, Belarusian-American election committee, Guide to Nationality Observances 1979, various festivals and conferences programs.
FOLDER 2. US Ethnic Relations II
US Ethnic relations, documents of the National Confederation of American Ethnic groups, Immigration Commission (1911), various article and paper clippings.
FOLDER 3. New Jersey Ethnic activities
Material related to the New Jersey Ethnic Advisory Council and the New Jersey Ethnic Communities’ congress, Inc.
BOX 25.
FOLDER 1. US Census
Documents related to the US Census. Reports by the United States Department of Commerce, an article by P. R. Magosci.
FOLDER 2. Ellis Island Foundation
Documents related to the activities of the Ellis Island Foundation: letters, brochures, events programmes.


SERIES 12. Belarusian Religious Life

Material related to the religious life in Belarus and to the Belarusian Orthodox Church, Belarusian Catholics in the West and other denominations/religions in Belarusian context.
BOX 25.
FOLDER 3. 19th Century Belarusian Jesuits in America.
Materials related to the 19th Century Belarusian Jesuits in America. Includes: Dr Kipel’s notes; copies of letters of a Jesuit priest Romuald Suszynski to Fr F. Dzierozynski, 1835; and article “Catherine of Russia and the Jesuits” by W.B. Faherty, S.J.; other relevant articles.
FOLDER 4. state of religious affairs in Belarus under Soviet occupation and during the first years of Independence (early 1990s)
Materials related to the state of religious affairs in Belarus under Soviet occupation and during the first years of Independence (early 1990s). Includes various articles by Guy de Picarda and Vera Rich which appeared in The Tablet (London, UK); Keston Institute publications and other materials.
FOLDER 5. Belarusian catholic presence in the USA.
Articles, letters, newspaper clippings related to the Belarusian catholic presence in the USA. Contains information on Belarusian priests Fr. Francishak Charniauski, Fr. Athanasius Reszec, OSB, Fr. John Tarasewich, OSB; letters of the President of the Belarusian-American National Association J. Varonka to various Belarusian priests; an envelope containing letters of Fr F. Charniauski, Dr. S. Stankievich, Y. Vitsbich and A. Shukielojc to Monsignor Piotra Tatarynovich;
FOLDER 6. Christ the Redeemer Belarusian Byzantine Catholic Church, Chicago
“Millennium of Christianity in Bielarus” festivities programme at the Christ the Redeemer Belarusian Byzantine Catholic Church, Chicago, June 5, 1988 and other related documents; parish silver jubilee celebration invitations, church bulletins, Bishop Vladimir Tarasevich’s Episcopal ordination memorabilia; newspaper clippings related to the Christ the Redeemer Belarusian Byzantine Catholic Church, Chicago.
BOX 26.
FOLDER 1. Liturgical translations of Mr Vatslav Panutsevich.
This folder contains the liturgical translations of Mr Vatslav Panutsevich, a Belarusian cultural and religious activist in Chicago, Il.
FOLDER 2. Belarusian Catholic activities in the US and Canada
Collection of articles by Belarusian Benedictine priests from the Voice of the Church magazine, published by the Lisle Abbey in Illinois. Articles from Belarusian Catholic magazine “Znič”; invitations and programmes of events related to pilgrimage to the Belarusian Cross at the Martyrs’ Shrine in Midland, ON; photos of the Belarusian cross; icon cards, etc.
FOLDER 3. Religious and political activities of Uladzislau Ryzy-Ryski and his followers.
Religious and political activities of Uladzislau Ryzy-Ryski and his followers. Includes: copies if diplomas issued by Mr Ryzy-Ryski, letters of L. Halubovich, documents and paper clippings related to the New York state attorney decision to forbid issuing of college diplomas and degrees by Mr Ryzy-Ryski’s “Cathedral of Learning” organization. Report of the Special Commission of Pittsburgh Presbytery to consider Licensure and Ordination of Dr. Ryzy-Ryski.
FOLDER 4. Belarusian Protestants
An article :Baptists in Belarus”, letter of the American Bible Society in regards of the Belarusian Bible project.
FOLDER 5. Beginnings of the Orthodox Church in America
Beginnings of the Orthodox Church in America, documents reflecting Belarusian presence in the Russian Orthodox Church and the Orthodox Church in America. Includes newspaper clippings, church anniversary books, Dr. Kipel’s notes.
FOLDER 6. Documents related to the history of the Belarusian Orthodox life in America.
Documents related to the history of the Belarusian Orthodox life in America. Includes: an article “Belarusian Orthodox Church in Emigration”, Icon cards with handwriting of the Abbot Joseph Strok, newspaper clippings, Dr Kipel’s notes, letter and documents of Very Rev. Karp Star, Belarusian Church calendars.
FOLDER 7. Belarusian Orthodox Parish in Detroit
An article on history of the Belarusian Orthodox Parish in Detroit, parish articles of association, newspaper clippings.
FOLDER 8. St. Cyril of Turau Belarusian Orthodox Church in Richmond Hill, NY.
Newsletters, brochures, event invitations reflecting the history of the St. Cyril of Turau Belarusian Orthodox Church in Richmond Hill, NY.
FOLDER 9. Documents reflecting the history of the St. Eufrosynia of Polatsk Belarusian Orthodox Church in South River, NJ.
Newsletters, brochures, event invitations, newspaper clippings, letters of Mr. M. Senka and other documents reflecting the history of the St. Eufrosynia of Polatsk Belarusian Orthodox Church in South River, NJ.
FOLDER 10. St. Mary of Zyrovitsy Belarusian Orthodox Church and the Belarusian Saturday School in Cleveland, OH.
Newsletters, brochures, event invitations, newspaper clippings, reflecting the history of the St. Mary of Zyrovitsy Belarusian Orthodox Church and the Belarusian Saturday School in Cleveland, OH.
FOLDER 11. St. George’s Belarusian Orthodox Church in Chicago, Il.
Newsletters, brochures, event invitations, photographs, letters of Mr. M. Latuszkin, the Church Committee secretary, church council meeting minutes, reflecting the history of the St. George’s Belarusian Orthodox Church in Chicago, Il.
FOLDER 12. St. Cyril of Turau Belarusian Orthodox Church in Toronto, ON.
Newsletters, brochures, letters reflecting the history of the St. Cyril of Turau Belarusian Orthodox Church in Toronto, ON.
FOLDER 13. Various conflicts within the Belarusian Orthodox community in America.
Letters, newspaper clippings, US District of New Jersey court’s order in a case of Rev. V. Kendysh v. St Mary’s Church in Highland Park, NJ; materials of the Supreme court of New York St Cyril’s Cathedral v . Michael Tomas et al case; other materials reflecting the history of various conflicts within the Belarusian Orthodox community in America.


SERIES 13. Personalities

Notable Belarusian personalities in the West.
BOX 27.
FOLDER 1. Barys Kit
Materials related to personality and activities of Barys Kit (Barys Uladzimiravich Kit, a Belarusian by origin, famous American mathematician and rocket scientist, he was in charge of mathematical support of communications systems for American mission to the Moon which created a satellite broadband communications system (48kbs), transmitting live video from the Moon around the World in July 1969.) Includes newspaper clippings, letters, etc.
FOLDER 2. newspaper clippings, letters and other documents related to the notable Belarusians in the West and Belarus
Includes newspaper clippings, letters and other documents related to the notable Belarusians in the West and Belarus: V. Tserashkova (First woman in space), Volha (Olga) Korbut (gymnastics Olympic Gold medalist), Halina Rusak (Belarusian American artist and Rutgers University librarian), General Mikola Dziamidau (head of the Belarusian American Organization in Chicago and a commander of the Fisrt Belarusian Battalion of the Belarusian Democratic Republic in 1921), John Stankievich (Belarusian linguist and author), and others.
FOLDER 3. Dr. Matthew B. Smorstok (Belarusian spellings: Smarszczok, Smarshchok)
Material related to life and activities of Dr. Matthew B. Smorstok (Belarusian: Smarszczok) (02/19/1915 - 06/20/2008) (Biographical note: Dr. Smorstok was born on February 19, 1915 to Basil and Anna Smorsczok in Podlesie, Belarus. He was united in marriage to Stella Mary Krzywiec sixty-six years ago, and the couple have made their home in Monticello since 1950. Dr. Smorstok was instrumental in helping establish the Monticello-Big Lake Hospital and Nursing Home, and he served as Medical Director of the nursing home for many years. He was an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota involved in research on the heart. He also did medical transcriptions for other physicians at the U of M as he was fluent in several languages. He was also an Honorary Staff Physician at the St Cloud Hospital. Dr. Smorstok served as Chairman of the Monticello School District for 13 years. He was also an Honorary Member of the Monticello Rotary Club. Dr. Smorstok was also a published poet and author in Belarus and the USA using the pen name Anatol Biarozka).
FOLDER 4. Dr. Leonid Hrebien
Materials related to personality and activities of Dr. Leonid Hrebien. Includes his Curriculum Vitae and academic publications.
FOLDER 5. Dr John Piotrowski, Dr Eugen Wierbicki, Alexandra Walusschko, J. Mierlak and engineer Vasil Rusak.
Materials related to the academic and scientific achievements of Dr John Piotrowski, Dr Eugen Wierbicki, Alexandra Walusschko, J. Mierlak and engineer Vasil Rusak.
FOLDER 6. Dr.N. Sudzilovsky-Russel, (Belarusian: Мікалай Судзілоўскі, Mikałaj Sudziłoŭski also known as Nicholas Russel, December 15, 1850 - April 30, 1930).
Materials related to personality and activities of Dr.N. Sudzilovsky-Russel, (Belarusian: Мікалай Судзілоўскі, Mikałaj Sudziłoŭski also known as Nicholas Russel, December 15, 1850 - April 30, 1930). He was a revolutionary and scientist. Sudzilovsky was born in Mogilev to a noble family. He entered the St. Petersburg University law department but dropped out on the next year and entered medical department of the Kiev University where he did not finish his studies. He began to get involved in political activity being one of the organisers of the Kiev commune, a left-wing student organisation in 1873-1874. Getting a job of medical assistant at the Nikolayev prison, he tried to arrange mass escape of the prisoners, but his plot failed and he had to flee from Russia escaping arrest in 1875. In 1876 under the pseudonym Nicholas Russel, Sudzilovsky took part in the Bulgarian April Uprising against the Ottoman Empire. In 1877 he graduated from medical department of Bucharest university. Russel was one of the organisers of the socialist movement in Romania, published a socialist paper, and carried out socialist propaganda among the Russian troops during the Russo-Turkish war. Romanian authorities expelled him from the country. In 1887, Sudzilovsky moved to San Francisco and later Hawaii, becoming an American citizen. There he became a founder of the Hawaii Homerule Party in 1892 which opposed Hawaii's joining the USA. In 1900 under the name Kauka Lukini, Sudzilovsky was elected Hawaii Senate President. During the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905 Sudzilovsky actively conducted socialist propaganda among Russian prisoners of war. Following the demands of Russia's foreign minister, the US government revoked his citizenship. Sudzilovsky spent the last years of his life in the Philippines and China. He was author of several works on medicine and sociology and was member of the American Genetics Society.)
FOLDER 7. Vatslau Panutsevich’s immigration to the USA
Papers and documents related to Mr Vatslau Panutsevich’s immigration to the USA: letters of the DP camp officials, Polish Immigration Committee, sponsorship letters, inventory of belongings of the Panutsevich’s family, baggage declaration, birth, baptismal and marriage certificates.
FOLDER 8. Guy R. Picarda (1931 - 2007)
Article by Guy Reginald Picarda “The Allegorical Heraldry of Francis Skaryna” and his letter to Mrs Zora Kipel.


SERIES 14. Postcards, postal stamps and photographs

Various Belarusian diaspora postcards, postal stamps and photographs
BOX 28.
FOLDER 1. Postcards and postal stamps
Postcards, postal stamps and other materials of Belarusian Philatelic interest.
FOLDER 2. Photographs
Photographs: photographs used as illustrations for the “Belarusans in the United States” book, photos of various Belarusian cultural and political events in the United States, etc.
FOLDER 3. Commemorative buttons (badges)
an envelop with the 75th Anniversary of the Belarusian Democratic Republic badge and 50th Anniversary of the Belarusian Country Defence forces (Minsk, 1944).



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