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Series II. Ukrainian Nationality Room Committee Official Correspondence

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains general correspondence, vendor correspondence, RFPs for contracts, awards and declarations, brochures, and miscellaneous material.

Subseries 1. General correspondence

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains general correspondence to and from the Ukrainian Nationality Room Committee from the years 1975 through 1990. Correspondence includes letters regarding the establishment of the Ukrainian Nationality Room Committee (UNRC), documentation from the University of Pittsburgh’s Nationality Council, letters to the Pittsburgh Ukrainian community, and internal committee correspondence. Additionally, there are letters in Ukrainian from supporters all over the United States, and congratulatory notes on the eventual dedication of the Ukrainian Nationality Room in 1990. This subseries has been divided by language into English and Ukrainian sections.


Box 1
Folder 4 Correspondence in English, 1975-1987
Folder 5 Correspondence in English, 1988-1990
Folder 6 Correspondence in Ukrainian, 1975-1990

Subseries 2. Vendor correspondence

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries holds correspondence to and from vendors of the Ukrainian Nationality Room. This includes messages from the architects (Walter Boykowycz and Dahlen Ritchey), the designer (Lubomyr E. Kalynych), the wood craftsman (Anatoly Lendel), the copper artist (Rem Bahautdin), the ceramics artist (Natalia Kormeluk), and the lead researcher (George Forys). The information here includes letters, proposals, financial documents, architects’ meeting minutes, and status reports. This subseries has been sectioned into English- and Ukrainian-language documents.


Box 1
Folder 7 Correspondence in English, 1976-1978
Folder 8 Correspondence in English, 1983-1986

Box 2
Folder 1 Correspondence in English, 1987
Folder 2 Correspondence in English, 1988-1990
Folder 3 Correspondence in Ukrainian, 1975-1990

Subseries 3. RFPs for contracts

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries has two Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for the woodworking contract and the general contract for construction for the Ukrainian Nationality Room.


Box 2
Folder 4 Specifications for Woodworking Contract, March 1987
Folder 5 Specifications for General Contract for Construction, May 1989

Subseries 4. Awards and declarations

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains a declaration of “Ukrainian National Heritage Day” from the City of Pittsburgh, an award to the UNRC from the Ukrainian Technological Society, and a plaque commemorating the declaration of “Ukrainian Renaissance Fair at the Cathedral Days,” also from the City of Pittsburgh. The latter two are located in Box 15, as they are oversized documents.


Box 2
Folder 6 City of Pittsburgh declaration, June 17, 1990

Box 15
Folder 1 Award from Ukrainian Technological Society, November 25, 1989
Folder 2 City of Pittsburgh declaration, October 9-10, 1993

Subseries 5. Brochures

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries holds mock-ups and print samples of brochures printed by the Ukrainian Nationality Room Committee.


Box 2
Folder 7 UNRC brochures

Subseries 6. Miscellaneous

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains miscellaneous letters, programs, news clippings, and address lists for donor solicitations from the UNRC. Some of the materials here do not directly apply to the Ukrainian Nationality Room itself, but they are of research interest and were collected by various members of the UNRC.


Box 2
Folder 8 UNRC correspondence, miscellaneous, 1975-1993