Papers, 1895-1955 (inclusive), 1918-1954 (bulk) .
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1 collection (14 boxes (5 linear feet))
The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondence to Tokarzewski-Karaszewicz which is arranged alphabetically by correspondent, although some correspondence is addressed to his wife, Oksana Lototska-Tokarzewski. Most of the letters were written during their years in exile in Paris, Rome, and London. The correspondence is addressed to him from leaders of the Ukrainian government-in-exile O. Shulhyn (Choulguine), A. Livytskyi, S. Petliura, and V. Prokopovych, and includes letters from other Ukrainian political figures such as D. Doroshenko, V. Lypynskyi, M. Ieremieiv (Jeremijew), P. Shandruk (Chanedroucq), Ia. Stetsko, and M. Tyszkiewicz, as well as French political figures such as F. D'Esperey, J. Noulens, and G. Tabouis. The correspondence also consists of letters from prominent civic leaders, artists, journalists, scholars, and writers: P. Kholodnyi, V. Perebyinis, D. Chaikovskyi, V. Kedrovskyi, D. Dontsov, V. Derzhavyn, G. Genocchi, Ie. Glovinskyi, E. Insabato, R. Iendyk, F. Mazade, Iu. Rusov (Roussow), R. Smal-Stotskyi (Smal-Stocki), and I. Svientsitskyi. Important religious figures represented in the correspondence include most notably Andrii Sheptytskyi, Greek Catholic archbishop of Lviv and Greek Catholic metropolitan of Halych; Polikarp Sikorskyi, Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church; T. Halushchynskyi; and Josaphat J. Jean. Family correspondence comprises letters from Tokarzewski-Karaszewicz's sister, Hélène Gromnicka, and her family, as well as Tokarzewski-Karaszewicz family members living in Lviv. Much of the rest of the correspondence pertains to personal friends and his research in heraldry. Any letters with unidentifiable signatures are filed according to the first letter of the last name, if distinguishable, and if not, are filed at the end of the series.
The series of subject files principally regard Tokarzewski-Karaszewicz's diplomatic work in Istanbul as adviser and then consul general for the UNR mission (1919-1921). These files include correspondence, reports, and statutes. Other subjects in this series relate to the Black Sea alliance, Catholic dignitaries, the famine, the Schwartzbard trial, and statutes of the Ukrainian National Republic.
Writings include both manuscripts and published articles by Tokarzewski-Karaszewicz and his wife, Oksana. His writings are on topics such as Ukrainian foreign relations, geography, history, heraldry, and politics. Most of his articles were published in ABN Correspondence, Holos molodi, France-Orient, Tryzub, Ukrainets-chas, Ukrainska dumka, and Vyzvolnyi shliakh. Oksana Lototska-Tokarzewski published articles on Ukrainian affairs as well which appeared in Conquiste, Corriere Diplomatico e Consolare, L'Idea di Roma, L'Osservatore Romano, and Vistnyk (Lviv). This series also holds Tokarzewski-Karaszewicz's research notes on various heraldries including his own.
The final series, personal files, comprises documents (i.e. birth and marriage certificates, diplomas, official governmental appointments, etc.), identifications (i.e. passports, visas, etc.), photographs (Abdulhac Hamid and Mme Ferid Bey, Louis de Bourbon, Wilhelm Habsburg-Lothringen, Simon Petliura's funeral, Tokarzewski-Karaszewicz, ABN conference, UNR government (1922)), and miscellaneous papers, pins, badges, stamps, and seals.
Biographical / Historical
In the years 1922-1924 Tokarzewski-Karaszewicz became director of the Ministry of External Affairs for the UNR government-in-exile which was first in Poland (Tarnów from 1920-1923 and Warsaw from 1923-1939). In Paris (from 1924) he headed the International Heraldic Institute and supported the Promethean Movement; in Rome (from 1936) he worked in the Vatican Archives; and in London (from 1948) he was a leading member of the Anti-Bolshevik Bloc of Nations. His writings included numerous articles in Polish, French, Italian, German, and English on Ukrainian history, literature, and heraldry, as well as the unpublished monograph
Istoriia ukrainskoi dyplomatii. Tokarzewski-Karaszewicz died in London on November 18, 1954.
- I. Correspondence, 1908-1954 [Boxes 1, 2, 3]
- ___A-G [Box 1]
- ___H-O [Box 2]
- ___P-Z [Box 3]
- II. Subject files, 1918-1948 [Boxes 4, 5]
- ___A-I [Box 4]
- ___K-Z [Box 5]
- III. Writings, 1923-1954 [Boxes 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
- IV. Personal files, 1895, 1906-1954 [Boxes 11, 12, 13, 14]
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Tokarzewski-Karaszewicz, Jan. Papers, 1895-1955 (inclusive), 1918-1954 (bulk): A Finding Aid.
- Ukrainian Research Institute
- EAD ID
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