Boiko, Ivan Z.
Boiko, Ivan Z. [Bojko], b 2 November 1908 in Nova Hreblia, Romny county, Poltava gubernia, d 25 April 1970 in Kyiv. Bibliographer and writer. Boiko is the author of the poetry collection Paruiut' zemli (The Lands Are Steaming, 1931) and the story collections Chumchyryk (1931) and Novely zrostu (Stories of Growth, 1932). From 1938 he was the chief bibliographer of Ukrainian literature in the library of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR in Kyiv. He produced bibliographic guides—Pavlo Tychyna (1951), Leonid Ivanovych Hlibov (1952), Hohol' i Ukraïna (Gogol and Ukraine, 1952), Ivan Franko (1954, 2nd rev edn 1956), Korolenko i Ukraïna (Korolenko and Ukraine, 1957), and Ukraïns'ki literaturni al'manakhy i zbirnyky XIX–pochatku XX st. (Ukrainian Literary Almanacs and Collections of the 19th and Early 20th Century, 1967)—and contributed to the guide T.H. Shevchenko (2 vols, 1963).
[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]