The issue features 5 articles by noted Carpatho-Rusyn American scholars/specialists:
- Breaking Down Boundaries: A Brief Introduction to Carpatho-Rusyns, By Patricia A. Krafcik
Learn about the rich and fascinating history of the Carpatho-Rusyn peoples.
- The Lost World of Subcarpathian Rus’: The Searching Lens of Rudolf Hůlka, From the National Library of the Czech Republic’s Slavonic Library Collection
Get a rare glimpse, in color photographs, of Carpatho-Rusyns during the 1920s.
- Old Countrymen, New Neighbors: Early Carpatho-Rusyn and Slovak Immigrant Relations in the United States, By Richard D. Custer
Discover how the Slovak and Carpatho-Rusyn communities in the United States experienced times of cooperation and conflict which helped lead them to defining their respective identities.
- “No! We Won’t Die!”: Rediscovering Emil Kubek, By Nick Kupensky
A case study of one Rusyn immigrant and the impact he had on his community and the Carpatho-Rusyn legacy. (unabridged version is posted online)
- The Woman Behind the Artist: Andy Warhol’s Mother, By Elaine Rusinko
Take a look at how famed artist Andy Warhol was influenced by his Carpatho-Rusyn mother Julia Warhola.
I am thrilled to have my work included in this excellent set of articles by friends and colleagues in the NCSML's attractive and readable journal. Here's a partial glimpse of my article.
full Summer 2016 issue of Slovo is now online.
In July and August, the museum is hosting a variety of Andy Warhol-themed events revolving around its current Warhol exhibit, "Immortal: Warhol’s Last Works" (May 14-Aug. 11), which was also the inspiration for devoting the current issue of Slovo to Carpatho-Rusyn topics.
To visit the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library and/or join as a supporter (which includes a Slovo subscription), see their website, www.ncsml.org. Issues of Slovo are available for purchase at the Museum Store in Cedar Rapids.
Original material is © by the author, Richard D. Custer; all rights reserved.