Friday, March 9, 2012

Acknowledgements, etc.

After more than two years of research, and the assistance of a number of individuals and organizations, we have collected more than 70 oral histories and are currently processing the information to prepare for the writing phase of our book project.  We couldn't have done it without the support of the Lemko communities in Poland, Ukraine and the United States.  We are grateful to all of those who assisted us, and we appreciate your continuing interest and support of this worthwhile project that seeks to preserve oral testimonials and photographic history of the Lemkos of Southeast Poland.


The TLP team would like to thank:
  • Steven Howansky & family for advice and assistance with providing leads in Poland.
  • Cynthia Homick and Omelian (Emil) Melnyk for their generous donations to our project;
  • Oksana and Victor Danyliv, Mikhailo and Anya Borsuk, Yuri Markanych, Jaroslav Mel'nyk and Taras Mel'nyk for their logistical assistance with our 2011 and 2012 fieldwork in Ukraine;
  • Dean Poloka for advertising our project on the Rusyn Radio Program in Pittsburgh;
  • Petro and Ewa Bryla for their restoration efforts in the Lemko Region, and Petro's logistical assistance while we were on location;
  • Stephen Halusczak for advertising our research in the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Institute newsletter;
  • Petro Trochanowsky, John Madzik, Anna Homick and Iryna Mel'nyk for providing information, advice and assistance for 2011 & 2012 fieldwork;
  • The Carpatho-Rusyn Society for frequent links to our blog and Facebook page on the Carpatho-Rusyn Cultural Center Facebook page;
  • The Lemko Association for advertising our project in their newsletter;
  • Everyone who provided us with leads and other helpful information in 2011; and
  • Last but definitely not least: Our family members for their unwavering support and commitment to the project
Eternal Memory:  We were extremely honored to meet and interview Kateryna Lazoryshyn Rusyn, Petro Churyk and Anna Danylo Pavlak before they passed away.  May they rest in peace.  Vichnaya Pam'yat.

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