« 2019. #2 (146)

The Ethnology Notebooks. 2019, 2 (146), 510—520

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Doctor of Historical Sciences.

Senior Research Fellow,

Head of the Department of Ukrainian Literature

Krypyakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies

National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine,

Kozelnytska Street 4, 79026, Lviv, Ukraine.

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Abstract. Jubilee article is devoted to commemorating the 80th anniversary of the birth of the recognized Ukrainian historian, ethnologist, archivist, teacher of higher education, doctor of historical sciences, professor of the department of ethnology, of the faculty of history, of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv Oksana Omelyanivna Franko.

As an archeographer, she prepared the texts and comments for print and published a number of source publications. It is worth mentioning the collection of documents and materials «Kyrylo-Mefodiyivs’ke Tovarystvo» [«Cyril-Mefodius Society»] and publication «O.F. Kistyakivs’kyi. Shchodennyk (1874—1885)» [«O.F. Kistyakivs’kyi. Diary (1874—1885)»], which under the general serial name «Ukrainian National Renaissance in Documents and Memoirs» in 1996 were nominated for the State Prize of Ukraine in the field of science and technology. In 1998 the publication «O.F. Kistyakivs’kyi. Shchodennyk (1874—1885)», was awarded with the Mykhailo Hrushevs’kyi’s Prize of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Franko is the author of more than 200 scientific, scientific-popular, methodological works, chapters, paragraphs in educational textbooks on ethnology, encyclopedic articles, etc. Among other works, it is advisable to focus an attention on two most important monographs «Fedir Vovk» (New York: UVAN, 1997) and «Fedir Kindratovych Vovk — a scholar and public figure» (Kyiv: European University edition, 2000).

Oksana Omelyanivna has research publications in France, England, USA, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland and other countries. O. Franko is working effectively and enthusiastically in the Scientific society of T. Shevchenko (NTSh), she takes an active part in the historical, ethnological, archaeological, art-study international and Ukrainian scientific conferences and in the forums devoted to the study of Ivan Franko’s creative work.

Scholar interests of our professor: the study of the history of Ukrainian ethnology, the research of sources for the history of Ukraine, the scientific heritage of F. Vovk, I. Franko, Vadym and Danylo Shcherbakivs’kyi and other scholars.

The article focuses on the social and public activities of the O. Franko as the initiator and co-organizer of the I. Franko Family Museum in Kalush (1992). The author of this article emphasized the active participation of our researcher in the social and political movement of the 70ts and 80ts years of the twentieth century, her government awards.

Keywords: 80-year anniversary of Oksana Franko, history, ethnology, Fedir Vovk, Vadym and Danylo Scherbakivs’kyi, Shevchenko Scientific Society, Ivan Franko Family Museum in Kalush.

Received 20.03.2019


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