Andrusiak, Mykola

Andrusiak, Mykola [Андрусяк, Микола; Andrusjak], b 20 February 1902 in Perevolochne, Zolochiv county, Galicia, d 15 January 1985 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Historian, professor at the Ukrainian Free University, and full member of the Shevchenko Scientific Society. A veteran of the Ukrainian Galician Army and the Army of the Ukrainian National Republic, he studied (1823–28) at Lviv University where he was an active member of the Ukrainian Student Hromada and organbizer of its historical section. In 1932 he became full member of the Shevchenko Scientific Society and served as secretary of its Historical-Philosophical Section. In the 1930s he wrote numerous articles for Litopys Chervonoï kalyny (on the Ukrainian Sich Riflemen), Dilo (about Galician Russophiles and other topics), and many other periodicals. In 1937–38 he headed the people’s university organized by the Syla workers’ association. Andrusiak taught at the Ukrainian Free University in Prague (1944–45) and then in Munich (1946–48). Since 1950 he lived in the United States of America, where he lectured in a number of educational institutions.

Andrusiak’s works include the following books: Zv’iazky Mazepy z S. Lieshchyns'kym i Karlom XII (Mazepa’s Ties with S. Leszczyński and Charles XII, 1933) (on Hetman Ivan Mazepa, King Charles XII, and King Stanislaus I Leszczyński), Józef Szumlański (1934), Narysy z istoriï halyts'koho moskvofil'stva (Essays on the History of Galician Russophilism, 1935), Mazepa i Pravoberezhzhia (Mazepa and Right-Bank Ukraine, 1938), Heneza i kharakter halyts'koho rusofil'stva v 19 i 20 st (The Genesis and Character of Galician Russophilism in the 19th and 20th Century, 1941), and various studies and articles on the history of the Principality of Galicia-Volhynia, the Cossack period, and the national awakening in Galicia in Zapysky Naukovoho tovarystva im. Shevchenka and other historical journals.

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