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The University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) has acquired
a major research collection on the 1932*1933 famine in
Ukraine published by Primary Source Microfilm. The
purchase of Holodomor: Famine in Ukraine, 1932*1933
(Microform HC340.19. Z9 F3 2004) was made possible
by support from the Petro Jacyk Educational Foundation,
the Seweryn Windyk Library Fund for the acquisition
of Ukrainian library materials, and the Collection
Development Department of the UTL.
The collection from the Central State Archive of Popular
Organizations in Kyiv documents this Soviet-concealed
tragedy, providing researchers for the first time
ever access to resolutions, directives, and telegrams from
the Central Committee of All-Union Communist Party,
the Soviet of People*s Commissars, and their mirror
organizations in Ukraine; correspondence from local
Party committees and executive committees of the local
Soviets; official and private appeals of the regional
party committees to higher Party authorities; memoranda
and information reports from branches of state
security, justice, and the prosecutor*s office, as well as
citizens letters.
The collection provides information about grain procurement
policies in Ukraine; the escalation of food
shortages, large-scale starvation, and mortality among
the peasantry; political attitudes and political unrest
among the peasants and some members of the grassroots
Party organizations; and measures eventually taken
by the Central Committee and the People*s Commissariat
to contain the scale of the disaster.
This acquisition will be of great benefit to the many faculty,
fellows, visiting scholars, and students involved in
Ukrainian studies at the University, as well as the greater
Toronto Ukrainian community, who wish to investigate
the true causes of this national tragedy.

Ksenya Kiebuzinski
Slavic Resources Coordinator, Robarts Library and
Head, Petro Jacyk Central and East European Resource
Centre



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