University of Minnesota

UNWLA---Branch 47, Rochester, NY, Records

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

Descriptive summary

Creator: UNWLA---Branch 47
Dates: 1951-2003
Abstract: Collections consists of the organization's meeting minutes, correspondence, anniversary event programmes and photographic documentation, copies of branch and member award certificates. Included are also financial records (accounting, reports, fundraising activities) and annual reports.
Quantity: 4 lin.ft.
Language: English, Ukrainian
Collection ID: IHRC2958

PROVENANCE

Collection acquired in July 2003 from the UNWLA---Branch 47 President, Maria Lylak. The donating institution supplied a preliminary box container list.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

UNWLA (Ukrainian National Women's League of America - Soiuz ukrainok Ameryky, or SUA) was founded in 1925 by the merger of five women's associations in and around New York. Its purpose is to promote Ukrainian national consciousness, organize educational programs, participate in the wider women's movement, and provide aid to Ukraine or Ukrainians in need. In 1944 it began to publish the monthly "Nashe zhyttia" (Our Life). In 1993, the League had over 100 branches with a membership of approx. 3,500. Its headquarters was moved to Philadelphia in 1943 and back to New York in 1975. (abstracted from "Encyclopedia of Ukraine", Vol. V, p.411, Toronto, 1993, Danylo Husar Struk [ed.] where additional information on the subject can be found)


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The UNWLA---Branch 47, Rochester, NY collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The UNWLA---Branch 47, Rochester, NY collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The UNWLA---Branch 47, Rochester, NY Records, Ukrainian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Ukrainian
Ukrainian National Women's League of America
Charity
Social services
Women

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