Yaroslav J. Chyz (1894–1958)
A military and civic leader, Yaroslav J. Chyz was born in Dubliany, near Lviv, Ukraine. He served as an intelligence officer in the Austro-Hungarian Army, and then, after the Russian Revolution of 1917, he helped to organize the Sich Riflemen, a paramilitary group who fought against the Bolsheviks in the Russian Civil War (1917–1922). In 1921 he joined the Ukrainian Military Organization, but was forced to seek asylum in Prague.
Chyz emigrated to the United States in 1922. In addition to his involvement in the cultural and civic affairs of American nationality groups, Chyz was an adviser to the United States government on foreign-language press and ethnic affairs.
Immigration to the US Resources
Listed below are digital resources from the Immigration to the US collection about, or related to, Yaroslav J. Chyz. These resources represent only a selection of Harvard's materials by or about this individual.
Chyz, Yaroslav J., 1894–1958. Papers, 1912–1983. Ukrainian Research Institute Library, Harvard University.
Included here are press releases written by Chyz while he was employed by the Ukrainian Burean of the US Foreign Language Information Service:
- Release #880: Whys and Wherefores of Exclusion; Release #893: Who Will Be Admitted This Year to the US. Series: II. Publications [Box 1, 2 folders]. (7 leaves)
Full Collection Citation
Yaroslav J. Chyz Papers. Ukrainian Research Institute Library, Harvard University.
Electronic Finding Aid
Chyz, Yaroslav J., 1894–1958. Papers, 1912–1983: A Finding Aid. Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.