About

The Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences in the U.S.A. is an association of scholars dedicated to

Prof. Volodymyr Mijakowsky, one of the “founding fathers” of UVAN.

the promotion and advancement of Ukrainian studies and culture in the United States. It was established in 1950 in New York City as heir to the tradition of the All-Ukrainian Academy of Sciences of the 1920s in Kyiv (Kiev) and the Ukrainian academy-in-exile, founded in Augsburg, Germany, in 1945 and known as the Ukrainian Free Academy of Sciences (UVAN). Chapters of the Academy were also established in Detroit, Denver, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Munich, Germany.

Since 1961 the Academy is housed in its own landmark-designated Renaissance-style building, the former Bloomingdale Branch of the New York Public Library. Besides the Academy’s office and lecture hall, the building also contains a library of circa 55,000 volumes and museum-archival holdings (over 500,000 items) of Ucrainica, making it the most extensive

Prof. Doroshenko, first president of UVAN.