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George Y. Shevelov Papers, 1922-2001

Summary Information

Abstract

The papers comprise correspondence, writings, memoirs, personal documents, research notes, printed materials, photographs of Iurii Shevel'ov, prominent scholar, Slavic linguist, philologist, literary historian, and literary critic, longtime professor of Slavic philology at Columbia University.

At a Glance

Call No.: BA#0401
Bib ID 4078070 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Shevelʹov, I︠U︡riĭ ; Sherekh, I͡Uriĭ
Title George Y. Shevelov Papers, 1922-2001
Physical Description 15 linear feet (30 document boxes)
Language(s) Russian , Polish , English , Ukrainian , German .
Access

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located on-site.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in five series.

Description

Scope and Content

The bulk of the collection consists of Iurii Shevel'ov's professional and personal correspondence, his manuscripts and research notes. There are also documents, biographical and background materials, photographs, and writings by other authors. The material in the collection is arranged in five series.

Shevel'ov corresponded with many prominent scholars, writers, and literary critics including Peeter Arumaa, Ivan Bahrianyi, Vasyl' Barka, Dmytro Chyzhevs'kyi, Petr Grigorenko, Roman Jakobson, Milan Kundera, Horace Lunt, Mihajlo Mihajlov, George Szell, Boris Unbegaun, Wiktor Weintraub, and many others.

The collection contains Shevel'ov's writings in a variety of genres, such as his early poetry, professional articles, monographs, reviews, and essays (including works of his student years), memoirs, etc. Files include published and unpublished works, extensive drafts and research notes, fragments and uncompleted manuscripts.

Photographs in the collection primarily are Shevel'ov's photos of 1970s-1990s but there are also photos of other people including such prominent figures as Hanna Nakonechna and Vasyl' Simovych, his family and friends.

There are cross-references provided throughout the finding aid. When the cross-reference refers to another item within the same series, the reference includes the specific name or title and box and folder number (this also applies to the references within same subseries and sub-subseries). If the cross-reference is to an item in another series, the reference includes the series number, series name, folder title, and box and folder numbers (this also applies to references to the items in another subseries and sub-subseries).

  • Series I: Correspondence, 1950-2001

    The series consists of Shevel'ov's professional and personal correspondence with various people and organizations and includes letters from many prominent figures. Correspondence may include various related materials, such as manuscripts and clippings. Organized into two subseries.

  • Series II: Writings, 1926-1990s

    The series comprises articles, monographs, papers presented at conferences and congresses, talks, memoirs, reviews, poetry, extensive research notes and drafts. Arranged in six subseries.

  • Series III: Documents, Biographical and Background Materials, 1945-2000

    Documents include some MUR related documents and acknowledgement and certificate of 1990s. Biographical and background materials include articles about Shevel'ov, reviews on his writings, and bibliography of his works.

  • Series IV: Photographs, 1922-1994

    This series contains color prints of group and individual Shevelov's photographs. There is also black and white prints of Vasyl' Simovych and his family and friends photographs dated 1922-1923.

  • Series V: Writings by others, undated, 1970s-2001

    Contains typescripts and holograph manuscripts of writings by various authors and books edited by Shevel'ov; many with authors' inscriptions.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located on-site.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); George Y. Shevelov Papers; Box and Folder; Bakhmeteff Archive, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accrual

No additional materials expected

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Correspondence Accessioned 1981.

Correspondence Accessioned 1982.

Correspondence Processed 09/--/81.

Correspondence Revised 05/--/83.

Papers Processed Katia Shraga 07/--/2010.

Finding aid Written Katia Shraga 07/--/2010.

Revision Description

2010-10-14 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memoirs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Alsop, Joseph, 1910-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Andii︠e︡vsʹka, Emma Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Andrukhovych, I︠U︡riĭ, 1960- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Arumaa, Peeter, 1900-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bahri︠a︡nyĭ, Ivan Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Baley, Virko Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barka, Vasylʹ Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Belot︠s︡erkovskiĭ, Vadim, 1928-2017 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bilet︠s︡ʹkyĭ, Leonid, 1882-1955 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bilinsky, Yaroslav Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bilokinʹ, Serhiĭ Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bohachevsky-Chomiak, Martha Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bondar-Tereshchenko, Ihor Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Borman, Arkadiĭ, 1891-1974 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Boĭchuk, Bohdan Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Boĭko, I︠U︡riĭ Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Carynnyk, Marco Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chaplenko, Vasylʹ Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Cholhan, Ilarion Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Chubatyĭ, M. (Mykola), 1889-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Criticism -- Ukraine Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Demkovych-Dobri︠a︡nsʹkyĭ, Mykhaĭlo Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Drach, Ivan Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Dzi︠u︡ba, Ivan, 1931- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Emigration and immigration -- Soviet Union -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fedenko, Panas Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fishbeĭn, Moĭseĭ, 1946- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fizer, John Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Frant︠s︡uz︠h︡enko, Mykola Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Garde, Paul Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Giedroyc, Jerzy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Grabowicz, George G. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Grigorenko, P. G. (Petr Grigorʹevich), 1907-1987 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Halle, Morris Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hamm, Josip Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hirni︠a︡k , Ĭosyp, 1895-1989 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hnativ, I︠A︡roslav Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hnizdovsky, Jacques, 1915-1985 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hordynsʹkyĭ, Svi︠a︡toslav, 1906-1993 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hryshko, Vasylʹ I., 1914-2008 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Humenna, Dokii︠a︡ Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Hüttl-Folter, Gerta Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Izarsʹkyĭ, Oleksa, 1919-2007 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
I︠A︡niv, Volodymyr Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Jakobson, Roman, 1896-1982 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kachurovsʹkyĭ, Ihor Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Karpovich, Michael, 1888-1959 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Keis, Vitalii Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Klynovyĭ, I͡Uriĭ, 1909-1985 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Koneski, Blaže Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Korotych, Vitaliĭ Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kosach, I︠U︡riĭ Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Koshelivet︠s︡ʹ, Ivan Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kravt︠s︡iv, Bohdan, 1904-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kubiĭovych, Volodymyr, 1900-1985 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kundera, Milan Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kuzeli︠a︡, Zenon, 1882-1952 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kysilevsʹkyĭ, K. (Kostʹ) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lawrynenko, Jurij Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Linguistics Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Livyt︠s︡ʹka-Kholodna, Natali︠a︡ Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Li︠a︡turynsʹka, Oksana, 1902-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Luckyj, George S. N., 1919-2001 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lunt, Horace G. (Horace Gray), 1918-2010 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lyman, Leonid, 1922-2003 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mazon, André, 1881-1967 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mihajlov, Mihajlo, 1934-2010 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Moroz, Valentyn, 1936-2019 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mosely, Philip E. (Philip Edward), 1905-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mykhalevych, Mykhaĭlo, 1906-1984 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nakonechna, Hanna Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Nytchenko, Dmytro Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Obolenskīĭ, Dmitrīĭ Dmitrīevich, kni︠a︡zʹ Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Odarchenko, Petro, 1903-2006 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ohloblyn, Oleksander, 1899-1992 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Osʹmachka, Todosʹ, 1895-1962 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Paliĭ, Lida Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pavlychko, Dmytro , 1929- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pavlychko, S. D. (Solomii︠a︡ Dmytrivna) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pavlyshyn, Marko Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pevnyĭ, Bohdan Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Philologists -- Ukraine Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pochept︠s︡ov, G. G. (Georgiĭ Georgievich) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Polański, Kazimierz, 1929-2009 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Poltava, Leonid, 1921-1990 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pritsak, Omeljan Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pyziur, Eugene, 1917-1980 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Raeff, Marc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rubchak, Bohdan Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rudnytsky, Ivan L. (Ivan Lysiak), 1919-1984 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rymaruk, Ihor Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Samchuk, Ulas Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Senn, Alfred, 1899-1978 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Shlemkevych, Mykola, 1894-1966 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Simmons, Ernest J. (Ernest Joseph), 1903-1972 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Simovych, Vasylʹ, 1880-1944 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Slavic languages -- Grammar Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Slavic languages -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Slavic philology Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Slavutych, I︠A︡r, 1918-2011 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Smal-Stocki, Roman, 1893-1969 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Soloviĭ, I︠U︡riĭ Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stefanovych, Oleksa, 1900-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Struk, Danylo Husar, 1940-1999 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sversti︠u︡k, I︠E︡vhen Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Szell, George, 1897-1970 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tarnavsʹkyĭ, I︠U︡riĭ Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tschižewskij, Dmitrij, 1894-1977 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ukrainian Americans Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ukrainian language Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ukrainian language -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ukrainian literature -- History and criticism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ukrainian philology Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Unbegaun, Boris Ottokar, 1898-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Vasmer, Max, 1886-1962 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Vernadsky, George, 1887-1973 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Vetukhiv, Mykhaĭlo Oleksii︠e︡vych, 1902-1959 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Vovk, Vira, 1926- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Weintraub, Wiktor Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wynar, Lubomyr Roman, 1932-2017 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zabuz︠h︡ko, O. S. (Oksana Stefanivna) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zalesʹka Onyshkevych, Larissa M. L. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zhuravlev, V. K. (Vladimir Konstantinovich) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Zui︠e︡vsʹkyĭ, Oleh, 1920-1996 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ševčenko, Ihor Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Iurii Shevel'ov (aka George Y.Shevelov, pseudonyms Iurii Sherekh, Hryhorii Shevchuk, and others), Slavic linguist, philologist, essayist, literary historian, and literary critic; full member of the Shevchenko Scientific Society since 1949 and of the Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1945, was born 17 December 1908 in Kharkiv (some sources, however, indicate Łomża, Poland, then part of the Russian Empire). He studied under Leonid Bulakhovsky at Kharkiv University, graduated and lectured there in Slavic linguistics (1939–1943). He emigrated to Germany during the war and received his Ph.D. degree frоm the Free University of Munich in 1949. He taught there from 1946 to 1949, and then at the University of Lund, Sweden form 1950 to 1952. He was one of the organizers of émigré literary life in Germany and was a vice-president of the literary association "MUR" (1945–1949). After settling in the United States, he served as lecturer in Russian and Ukrainian at Harvard University (1952–1954), associate professor (1954–1958) and professor of Slavic philology at Columbia University from 1958 to his retirement in 1977. He was a founding member of the "Slovo", Association of Ukrainian Writers in Exile. From 1959 to 1961 and from 1981 to 1986 Shevel'ov served as President of the Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences in New York, and editor in-chief of the Ukrainian émigré journal Suchasnist' (1978–1981). In 1991, Shevel'ov became a foreign member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Iurii Shevel'ov is the author of numerous books and articles on Slavic philology and linguistics and the history of literature and literary criticism. He died 12 April 2002 in New York.