Modzalevskyi, Vadim – Personal Correspondence Materials

Name Modzalevskyi, Vadim – Personal Correspondence Materials Postcard written by Mykhailo Hrushevskyi (7.12.1913) - T-MODZ 2/11
Postcard written by Mykhailo Hrushevskyi (7.12.1913) - T-MODZ 2/11
Catalog Number T-MODZ
Volume 17 inventory units; 1 archival box
State of Cataloging The collection has been fully cataloged and is freely accessible
Languages of Documents Russian, Ukrainian

Vadim Modzalevskyi (1882 Tiflis – 1920 Kiev) – a historian, genealogist and archivist. Born in a Cossack family from Chernigov. He graduated from the military school in Saint Petersburg and Kiev. Since 1906, he worked as a cadet schoolmaster in Saint Petersburg. Between 1911–1917, he served as a director of the Museum of Ukrainian Antiquity (Muzei ukraiinskoii starovyny) in Chernigov. In 1918, he became a director of Archive and Library Department at the Ministry of Education in Kiev. He also worked in the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. In his works he used materials found in Ukrainian and Russian archives. He dealt with Ukrainian political science, sociology, economy and cultural history. Together with J. Narbut and V. Lukomskyi, he collected the List of Ukrainian Coat-of-Arms in 1914. He left a large archive, a diary from 1896–1917 and correspondence. He died in 1920.

The collection contains 59 letters from Modzalevkyi’s colleagues and co-workers. It also includes 1 letters sent by him, 2 other letters and 6 thematically similar materials. The letters are from the 10s and 20s of the 20th century. The most common places they were sent from are Lvov, Kiev and Saint Petersburg. They are written in Ukrainian or Russian.

The collection was founded in the Slavonic Library in the late 1990s of the last century.


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