Chykalenko-Keller, Hanna

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Chykalenko-Keller, Hanna [Чикаленко-Келлер, Ганна; Čykalenko-Keller], b 22 October 1884 in Pereshory in Kherson gubernia, d 19 October 1964 in Tübingen, West Germany. Journalist, librarian, women's movement leader; daughter of Yevhen Chykalenko and sister of Levko Chykalenko. Chykalenko-Keller studied in Odesa, Lausanne, Edinburgh, and Geneva, specializing in science, history, and library science. Before the First World War she contributed articles to Rada (Kyiv) and Literaturno-naukovyi vistnyk. In 1918–20 she was a member of the Ukrainian diplomatic mission in Switzerland. She participated in many international women's conferences. She translated works of foreign literature into Ukrainian and works of Ukrainian literature into French. In 1931 she settled in Tübingen and worked at the university library in the incunabula department. She discovered one of the two known copies of the first edition of Prenosticon by Yurii Drohobych (or Drohobytsky).

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]




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