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At a Glance
Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, photographs, subject files and printed material of Mykhailo O. Vetukhiv (1903-1959), geneticist and founding president of the Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences in the U.S. from 1949 until his death in 1959. The correspondence includes letters from such Ukrainian scholars and emigre community leaders as Dmytro Chyzhevs'kyi, George Shevelov, Andrii and Mykola Livyts'kyi, Ivan Kedryn-Rudnyts'kyi and M. Shlemkevych. The manuscripts are of Vetukhiv's published and unpublished articles and include a considerable amount of notes. The collection also contains manuscripts of, and notes for, speeches which Vetukhiv delivered, as well as invitations, announcements and clippings regarding these lectures. The documents are primarily personal; the photographs are chiefly of public events in Ukrainian communities both in Europe and the United States. Close to half of the collection consists of subject files, including extensive material on professional meetings Vetukhiv attended, on his scientific research and on the Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences in the U.S. for the period 1949-1959. Among the printed material are articles by Vetukhiv as well as clippings of articles about him and about issues affecting Ukrainians in the United States.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Nataliia Vetukhova and Lada Turkalo. Method of acquisition--gift; Date of acquisition--1960-1964.
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Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.