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Interview with Zenon Wasyliw

Contributor

Wasyliw, Zenon ; Eggleston, Dillon ; Palumbo, Grace

Description

Zenon Wasyliw is a professor of History at Ithaca College. He is a member of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church here in Johnson City, New York. Both of his parents emigrated from Ukraine at the end of World War II after his father had been offered a position in the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Binghamton as a choir director. He and his wife live together in Ithaca, and make the hour long drive to Johnson City each week to attend mass, although his wife is not of Ukrainian descent. He has traveled to Ukraine and Russia multiple times to tour the hometowns of his parents and do dissertation work at Kiev University.

Date

2016-04-10

Rights

In Copyright

Date Modified

2016-04-18

Is Part Of

Ukrainian Oral History Project

Extent

54:15

OHMS Object

Date of Interview

2016-04-10

Interviewer

Dillon Eggleston and Grace Palumbo

Interviewee

Zenon Wasyliw

Biographical Text

Zenon Wasyliw is a professor of History at Ithaca College. He is a member of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church here in Johnson City, New York. Both of his parents emigrated from Ukraine at the end of World War II after his father had been offered a position in the Ukrainian Catholic Church in Binghamton as a choir director. He and his wife live together in Ithaca, and make the hour long drive to Johnson City each week to attend mass, although his wife is not of Ukrainian descent. He has traveled to Ukraine and Russia multiple times to tour the hometowns of his parents and do dissertation work at Kiev University.

Duration

54:15 minutes

Digital Publisher

Binghamton University

Interview Format

audio

Subject LCSH

Wasyliw, Zenon. --Interviews; Ukrainians--United States; Diaspora, Ukraine—History; Ukrainian; Migrations; Church; Ethnic identity; Culture; Ukrainian cooking; Broome County (N.Y.)

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Keywords

Interviews; Ukrainians; Ukrainian diaspora; Immigrants; Soviet Union; Ethnicity; Historians ; Ukrainian Orthodox Church; Ukrainian Catholic Church; Ethnic identity

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Collection Description

The Ukrainian Oral History project consists of a collection of undergraduate student interviews with immigrants from East Central Europe, particularly the lands of what is now Ukraine. Four interviews took place in New York City and record the memories of Jewish immigrants. A few interviews testify to specifically Russian… More

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“Interview with Zenon Wasyliw,” Digital Collections, accessed February 27, 2024, https://omeka.binghamton.edu/omeka/items/show/559.