The Hoover Institution’s Ukrainian holdings cover its emergence and development as an independent state since 1991, as well as earlier periods when it was a national republic of the USSR and a region divided between the Russian and Austro-Hungarian Empires. Numerous collections relating to the Russian Civil War, especially the  Vrangel’ collection, describe the political situation in Southern Russia, the Crimea, Odessa and throughout much of the geographic area of the contemporary Ukraine in 1917-1921. The papers of Lev Dobriansky are an extraordinary resource for understanding the role of Ukrainian émigrés in formulating anti-communist policy. For the period of independence, researchers will find much of value in the Taras Kuzio and Kost’ Bondarenko papers, as well as the Ukrainian subject collection, with its rich holdings of political ephemera, party publications and election campaign materials from the 1980s to the present.

Hoover Institution Archives Poster Collection, GE 419

Materials on the German and Soviet occupations

Photograph by Hoover Institution curator Anatol Shmelev, 2014

Materials from 1882 to today


Vrangel’ Collection

Commander in chief of the Armed Forces of Southern Russia and Russian Army

Lev E. Dobriansky Papers

Ukrainian American economist

Taras Kuzio Papers

Director, Ukrainian Press Agency and Ukrainian Peace Committee

K. Bondarenko Papers

Ukrainian political consultant and activist

Sonja Schmid Interviews

Related to the Chernobyl nuclear accident, 1986

Ivan Petrushevich Papers

Ukrainian journalist

Ukrainian Pictorial Collection

Various photographs, 1989–2004

Ukrainian Subject Collection

Miscellaneous materials

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Kost Bondarenko

The Hoover Institution acquires the papers of Ukrainian political consultant Kost Bondarenko

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

The origins of the current Ukrainian political turmoil lie in the country's recent path of development, and in particular the electoral contests that resulted in the Orange Revolution of 2004 and the election of Viktor Yanukovych as Ukrainian president in 2010. The Hoover Institution has recently acquired an important collection of papers that help to document this period and will be useful to all researchers seeking to understand the state of Ukrainian politics today.



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