Mykola Francuzenko was a Ukrainian-American writer (under the pseudonym Mykola Virnyi), translator, theatrical director, radio journalist, and social activist. His literary output includes over 400 works, and he was a writer and broadcaster for the Ukrainian services of both Radio Liberty and the Voice of America during the Cold War. He was known for his speaking and recitation, and was considered a master of the art of the Ukrainian spoken word. His archives contain scripts, working notes, photo albums, and numerous audio tapes, some of which contain unique interview recordings, recordings of poets reading their own works, live recordings of events in the Ukrainian American community, and radio programming of the Ukrainian services of Radio Liberty and the Voice of America.
Mykola Francuzenko, Radio Liberty, and Voice of America
Ukrainian Historical and Educational Center
Nonprofit group and Ethnic museum and archives
Approximately 130 open reel tapes and 200 analog audio cassettes, as well as radio scripts, photographs, and text documents
Performed music, Spoken word, Still image, Text, and Two-dimensional moving image
Analog audiocassette, Polyester open reel tape, Acetate open reel tape, Motion picture film, VHS (including SVHS and VHS-C), Data disk (floppy disk), Photographic print, Text document, and Microcassette
Audiocassette, Audiotape reel, Videocassette, Computer tape cartridge, Film reel, and Sheet
Ukrainian and English
Recorded sound items from the collection are being digitized in the course of processing, and selected materials are being made available online. Collection will be opened at the completion of processing.
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