Book movement in camps for interned Ukrainian soldiers of Ukrainian People's Republic Army in Poland (1921 – first half of 1924)

Срібняк, Ігор Володимирович and Палієнко, М.Г. and Голованов, Сергій Олександрович (2023) Book movement in camps for interned Ukrainian soldiers of Ukrainian People's Republic Army in Poland (1921 – first half of 1924) Рукописна та книжкова спадщина України: археографічні дослідження унікальних архівних та бібліотечних фондів (30). pp. 326-345. ISSN 2222-4203

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The article highlights the dynamics of the book movement in camps for the UPR Army interned Ukrainian soldiers in Poland (1921-1924) and covers the importance of the Ukrainian book for boosting morale among Ukrainian soldiers in the circumstances of camp isolation. The author proved that the Ukrainian book in camps for interned Ukrainian soldiers greatly influenced camp residents by helping significantly in learning, and also becoming a solace in their difficult camp everyday life. Thanks to the initiatives of the UPR Army headquarters, non-governmental, and charity organizations, libraries were founded in every camp where internees could read the news. The article shows that the then library expenses, particularly periodicals subscriptions, were covered by funds from the UPR Army division commanders. The replenishment of library funds was thanks to the UPR Ministry of Education initiatives and donors’ efforts. With the establishment of printers and publishing associations in camps, part of the printed materials was transferred to camp and division libraries. The Ukrainian book laid the long-term groundwork for national and statehood mindsets for internees, while remaining the most crucial knowledge source in Ukraine’s history, geography, and culture.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ukrainian interned soldiers; camp; library; athenaeum; book; the Ukrainian People’s Army; Poland
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
Статті у наукометричних базах > Scopus
Статті у наукометричних базах > Web of Science
Статті у журналах > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Факультет суспільно-гуманітарних наук > Кафедра всесвітньої історії
Depositing User: професор Ігор Володимирович Срібняк
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2023 06:54
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023 11:41

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