Wynar, Lubomyr

Image - Lubomyr Wynar's book on Andrii Voinarovsky (cover design by Robert Lisovsky).

Wynar, Lubomyr [Винар, Любомир; Vynar, Ljubomyr], b 2 January 1932 in Lviv, d 16 April 2017 in Parma, Ohio, USA. Historian and bibliographer; member of the Shevchenko Scientific Society and the Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences in the United States; brother of Bohdan Wynar. He earned degrees in Munich at the Ukrainian Free University (PH D, 1957) and in Cleveland (bibliographic studies) and then taught at the Case Institute of Technology (1959–62), the University of Colorado (1962–5), and Bowling Green State University (1956–9) in Ohio before becoming a professor of ethnic studies and library science at Kent State University (since 1969) in Ohio. He was a cofounder of the Ukrainian Historical Association (1965), which he served as academic secretary and headed from 1981. He was also the founder and director of the Bibliographical Research Center at Bowling Green State University (1965–9) and the Center for the Study of Ethnic Publications at Kent State University (from 1971). He headed the scholarly council of the World Congress of Free Ukrainians in 1984–8.

Wynar was the editor of Ukraïns’kyi istoryk from 1963. He established ‘Ethnic Forum’ (now an independent journal) in the Journal of Ethnic Studies and edited it from 1970, and was the editor of the Ukrainian-Jewish Studies Series (from 1984), Hrushevs'kiana (from 1980), and Social Sciences Reference Guide (from 1986). He wrote extensively on a variety of Ukrainian historical and bibliographic topics. Among his more important works are a monograph on Ostap Hrytsai (1960), Andrii Voinarovs'kyi: Istorychna studiia (Andrii Voinarovsky: A Historical Study, 1962), History of Early Ukrainian Printing 1491–1600 (1962), Kniaz’ Dmytro Vyshnevets'kyi (Prince Dmytro Vyshnevetsky, 1964), Istorychnyi atlas Ukraïny (A Historical Atlas of Ukraine, 1980), Mykhailo Hrushevs'kyi, 1866–1934: Bibliographical Sources (1985), Naivydatnishyi istoryk Ukraïny, Mykhailo Hrushevs'kyi (1866–34) (The Most Eminent Historian of Ukraine, Mykhailo Hrushevsky [1866–1934], 1986), and Ukrainian Scholarship in Exile: The DP Period, 1945–52 (1989). He also prepared a variety of guidebooks to and compilations of source materials on ethnic groups in the United States of America and contributed to the Encyclopedia of Ukraine.

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[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]

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