New York; Ukrainian Congress Committee, 1944. Item #33658
Original Wrappers. 4to. 28 pages. 28cm. First Edition. Community bulletin containing wartime information regarding Ukraine and Ukrainian American immigrants. Featuring an article titled "The Ukrainian Struggle for Freedom" by noted American historian William Henry Chamberlin. "The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA) was founded in 1940 to provide authoritative information about the plight of Ukrainians, as well as to represent the interests of the Ukrainian American community. [...]Throughout its history, the UCCA has raised U. S. Awareness of Ukraine as well as represented the interests of Ukrainian Americans before the government. Of its many achievements over the years, some highlights include: its work for the enactment of the law admitting displaced persons from Europe to America, which was adopted by Congress in 1948 and resulted in 110, 000 Ukrainians being admitted into the United States; its support for the establishment of Ukrainian language services at the Voice of America and Radio Free Liberty; and its initiative of a Public Law within the House and Senate to erect a monument to Taras Shevchenko, the bard of Ukraine, in Washington, D. C. , which was unveiled in 1964 by former U. S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower." (ucca.org) Subjects: Ukrainians in the United States -- Periodicals. World War II. OCLC lists 1 copy worldwide. (NYPL) Light soiling, previous owner marking on wrappers. Very good + condition. Scarce (UKR-1-7) xx.