Domanytsky, Viktor

Domanytsky, Viktor [Доманицький, Віктор; Domanyc'kyj], b 6 January 1893 in Kyiv gubernia, d 24 March 1962 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Brother of Vasyl Domanytsky; agronomist, sociologist, co-operative movement organizer, and community figure. He emigrated from Ukraine in 1922 and lived in Czechoslovakia, Germany, and the United States. From 1924 he was a professor of agriculture and botany at the Ukrainian Husbandry Academy in Poděbrady (later the Ukrainian Technical and Husbandry Institute, which he reorganized in 1945 in Munich, serving for two years as rector) and professor of sociology at the Ukrainian Free University in Prague. Domanytsky was a full member of the Shevchenko Scientific Society. His major works are Problema orhanizatsiï staloho hospodarstva v stepu (The Problem of Organizing a Permanent Economy in the Steppe, 1927), Metodyka suspil’noï agronomichnoï pratsi v tsaryni pasichnytstva (The Methodology of Community Agronomic Work in the Area of Apiculture, 1935), and Zasady ukraïns’koho urbanizmu (The Principles of Ukrainian Urbanism, 1940). He also published scientific articles and popular books on plant cultivation.

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

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