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Slavic and East European Archival Collections: Community and Political Organizations

Community and political organizations

  • Archives of Belarusian American newspapers: Batskaushchyna which covers the period from 1948 to 1966 and Belarus which covers the period 1950 to 1993.
  • The records of the Rada of the Belarusian Democratic Republic which is the supreme governing body of the Belarusian Democratic Republic. Since 1919 the Rada BNR is in exile where it has become one of the most influential political organizations of the Belarusian diaspora. 
  • The records of the Belarusian Institute of Arts and Sciences which was established in 1951 by Belarusian immigrants to unite researchers of Belarusian sciences, writers, and artists.
  • The Central and Eastern European Planning Board was founded in New York in January 1942 by representatives of the exiled governments of occupied Czechoslovakia, Greece, Poland, and Yugoslavia. Its collection reflects its activities from 1942 to 1945.
  • The Federation of Russian Organizations in America was located in New York City. The collection consists of correspondence (mainly in Russian); miscellaneous clippings and printed materials in Russian, ca, 1917-1924 [bulk 1918]
  • The International Committee for Political Prisoners was founded in 1924 to agitate for the release and raise funds for the relief of political prisoners throughout the world with special attention paid to the Soviet Union and also Poland, but there re also materials pertaining to Balkan states, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Lithuania,  The records 1918-1942 [bulk 1924-1938] consist of correspondence, memoranda, minutes, typescripts, financial statements, and supporting printed matter.
  • Arkhivni materiialy delehatury UTHI v Miunkheni, 1945-50 consist of activity and financial reports, minutes, letters, curricula, list of professors and students, etc. of the Ukraïnsʹkyĭ tekhnichno-hospodarsʹkyĭ instytut (Munich, Germany)