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COLLECTION Identifier: HOLLIS 009838852

Records, 1950-1966.


Records of the Federation of Ukrainian Student Organizations of America. This collection forms one part of the Ukrainian Student Movement Archive.


  • 1950-1966.

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Access is by appointment only. Contact the Institute Bibliographer/Archivist.


1 collection (7 boxes (7 linear ft.))

The records contain correspondence, minutes, resolutions, speeches, photographs, publications, and miscellaneous documents. This sub-collection of the Ukrainian Student Movement archive includes documents related to its founding congress held at Columbia University in 1953, as well as from subsequent congresses through the eighth held in Seton Hall University in 1966. The administrative files are comprised of circulars, letters, announcements, and other documents, with a number of files related to the publication of the organization's tenth anniversary book, Ukrains'ke studentstvo v Amerytsi (1963). The largest component of this collection includes material from the nearly 50 student associations and clubs at various American universities and colleges, with the most active of these being affiliated with academic communities in Chicago, Baltimore, New York City, Cleveland, and Philadelphia. There is also a significant amount of material documenting the activities of the Zarevo Ukrainian Student Association, which holds a special status in the federation. The records include a number of newsletters published by these Ukrainian student associations, as well as by the administration of the federation.

Biographical / Historical

The Federation of Ukrainian Student Organizations of America (SUSTA) was founded in 1953 during the first congress of Ukrainian students in the United States, held at Columbia University. Eleonora Kulchytska was elected the federation's first president. She and subsequent presidents helped oversee and support the interests of the 654 members of SUSTA who were scattered throughout some fifty universities and colleges in the United States. The mission of the federation is to help foster and disseminate knowledge about Ukrainian history; to strengthen the moral and spiritual values of Ukrainian Americans, and to support and preserve Ukrainian culture and traditions; to prepare students to take part in the intellectual and practical life of the United States, or a free Ukraine; to coordinate the activities of member clubs and societies; and to raise money on behalf of students.


Organized in six series:

  1. I. Congresses
  2. II. Administration
  3. III. Ukrainian student clubs
  4. ___California
  5. ___Colorado
  6. ___Connecticut
  7. ___Illinois
  8. ___Indiana
  9. ___Maryland
  10. ___Massachusetts
  11. ___Michigan
  12. ___Minnesota
  13. ___Nebraska
  14. ___New Jersey
  15. ___New York
  16. ___Ohio
  17. ___Pennsylvania
  18. ___Washington DC
  19. ___Wisconsin
  20. IV. Member societies
  21. V. Publications
  22. ___A. SUSTA
  23. ___B. Member clubs and societies
  24. VI. Unprocessed materials

Separated Materials

For other collections comprising the Ukrainian Student Movement Archive see:

Processing Information

Processed by: Ksenya Kiebuzinski

Federation of Ukrainian Student Organizations of America. Records, 1950-1966: A Finding Aid.
Ukrainian Research Institute
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Repository Details

Part of the Ukrainian Research Institute Repository

Special Collections at the Ukrainian Research Institute Library include primary sources documenting the history of Ukraine in the 20th century, and Ukrainian émigré social and cultural life in Europe, and the United States:

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