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Petro Jacyk Central and East European Resource Centre at the University of Toronto (Robarts) Library

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The Centre, established in 1994 in one of the largest research libraries in North America, offers a wide array of information and services, including current publications, reference books, as well as electronic and telecommunications links to Central and Eastern Europe. Researchers and students visiting the Centre can obtain the most recent information in the TV room, which has a direct satellite feed to Eastern Europe, as well as from the in-house video library or the wide-ranging collection of publications and periodicals. Since 1997, the Centre has been housing the Potichnyj Collection on Insurgency and Counter-Insurgence in Ukraine which contains archival materials about the Ukrainian Insurgent Army. In 1999, the Centre expanded its activities by adopting a program to collect and distribute information on Central and Eastern Europe for government agencies and the media.

Petro Jacyk Endowment for Ukrainian Periodicals at the University of Toronto (Robarts) Library

In order to promote Ukrainian studies and research at the University of Toronto, the Foundation established in 1995, an endowment in the sum of $150,000 which allows Robarts Library to regularly acquire new books, journals, and newspapers dealing with Ukraine's political, social, and cultural life.

Petro Jacyk Microfilm Collection of Ukrainian Serials at the University of Toronto (Robarts) Library

Acknowledged as the best of its kind in North America, this collection is a rich source of information on Western Ukraine in the second half of the 19th-century and the first two decades of the 20th-century. It contains, among others, copies of the oldest Ukrainian periodicals to use Western Ukrainian dialect, official organs of Galician political and cultural organizations, 19th-century literary, publicistic, and scholarly journals, as well as National Liberation Movement publications from World War I.

Microfilm laboratory at the Stefanyk Scientific Library in Lviv

The equipment provided by the Foundation in 1994, allowed the Stefanyk Scientific Library to set up a high quality microfilm laboratory and to prepare microfilm copies of some of its rare materials for the University of Toronto (Robarts) Library and other Western libraries. In addition, the Foundation provided the Stefanyk Library with a new computer system.


5080 Timberlea Blvd., Suite 202, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L4W 4M2
tel: (905) 238-0467, fax: (905) 625-8445

since April 27th 1999

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