Archeographic commissions

Image - Pamiatniki izdannye Kievskoi komissiei dlia razbora drevnikh aktov ((Memoirs Published by the #Kyiv Commission for the Study of Ancient Documents). Image - Zherela do istorii Ukrainy-Rusy (1913).

Archeographic commissions. Three archeographic commissions played a key role in the development of Ukrainian archeography: (1) the Kyiv Archeographic Commission, founded in Kyiv in 1843; (2) the Archeographic Commission of the Shevchenko Scientific Society, established in Lviv in 1895 at the initiative of Mykhailo Hrushevsky; and (3) the Archeographic Commission of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, established in Kyiv in 1919. The main serial publications of the second of these were: Zherela do istoriï Ukraïny-Rusy (1895–1924), the series Pam'iatky ukraïns'ko-rus'koï movy i literatury (1896–1930), and Ukraïns'ko-rus'kyi arkhiv, published from 1905. In 1921 the Kyiv Archeographic Commission merged with the Archeographic Commission of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. The leading member of the commission in 1924–34 was Mykhailo Hrushevsky. Its main publications were Ukraïns'kyi arkheohrafichnyi zbirnyk (The Ukrainian Archeographic Collection, 3 vols, Kyiv 1926-30) and Ukraïns'kyi arkhiv (Ukrainian Archive, 3 vols, Kyiv 1929–31). The Commission was liquidated during the Stalinist terror.

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

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