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Guide to Collections in the University Archives
 
Alexander Sas-Jaworsky Collection
 
Collection 125
Sas-Jaworsky, Alexander (1916-1989). Papers, 1939-1984
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Dr. Alexander Sas-Jaworsky was born on June 11, 1916 in the Ukraine. He attended the Academy of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Lwiw (Lemburg). In June, 1939 he began his veterinary practice. During World War II he lived under first Soviet and then Nazi control. The Nazis impressed him into service and carried him westward as the army retreated. The end of the war found Sas in Austria. He met Natalie Kulchycky in a Bavarian displaced persons camp. They married in a civil ceremony on December 24, 1948 and a church ceremony on January 8, 1949. On September 19, 1949, Dr. Sas and his wife immigrated to the United States. By 1951 they had settled in Abbeville, where Dr. Sas established a veterinary practice, and they raised their five children.

Dr. Sas is best known, however, for his outspoken political views. He is a staunch anti-communist and has made a career of spreading that viewpoint. He has enunciated his opinions in frequent speeches, numerous published opinion-editorial essays, a newspaper column, and in two books. Dr. Sas also gained fame as a very successful contestant on the $64,000 Question television game show in the late 1950s.

This collection reflects Dr. Sas' political activism and his dedication to his chosen cause. It also indicates his continuing and underlying concern in Ukrainian nationalism. The collection is organized into series of correspondence, writings, personal material, photographs, miscellanea, and artifacts.

The collection was donated by Dr. Sas-Jaworsky and his family.

Series

A.    Correspondence                            1-1 thru 2-11
B.    Writings                         2-12 thru 3-11; 7-1
C.    Personal            
    1.    Biographical             3-12 thru 4-7; 7-2 and 7-3
    2.    Book Promotion                    4-8 thru 4-10; 7-4
    3.    Political Campaigns                4-11 and 4-12; 7-5
    4.    Veterinary Work             4-13 thru 4-15
    5.    Miscellaneous                         4-16 thru 5-3
D.    Photographs                            5-4 thru 5-11
E.    Other
    1.    Political Writings                5-12 thru 6-6; 7-6
    2.    High School Curriculum                6-7 thru 6-10
    3.    Miscellaneous                        6-11 and 6-12
F.    Artifacts                                     Box 8



Inventory

A.    Correspondence

1-1    1956 - 1959: January-July
        Ukrainian nationalism; Captive Nations

1-2    1959: August
        same

1-3    1959: September-December
        $64,000 Question

1-4    1960 - 1966

1-5    1967

1-6    1968 - 1969

1-7    1970
        Congressional campaign

1-8    1971 - 1972

1-9    1973 - 1974
        state curriculum on communism

    See also 6-7 thru 6-10

1-10    1975

1-11    1976 - 1977

1-12    1978
        Sas-Jaworsky Papers

1-13    1979: January-May
        same

1-14    1979: June-December
        same

2-1    1980: January-June
        same

2-2    1980: July-December
        same

2-3    1981: January-June
        same

2-4    1981: July-December
        same

2-5    1982 - 1985

2-6    Undated

2-7    Ukrainian: 1958

2-8    Ukrainian: 1959

2-9    Ukrainian: 1960, n.d.

2-10    Ukrainian: 1961-

2-11    Ukrainian: 1978-1979
        the Sas-Jaworsky Papers

B.    Writings

2-12    "The Way I See It": number 1-39

2-13    Same: number 40-

2-14    Same: unnumbered

3-1    Same: clippings

7-1    Same: mounted

3-2    "Essay and Recommendations on Improvements of Education
    in History and Geography Subjects of Schools in Louisiana,"
    n.d.

3-3    Same: notes

3-4    "Appeasing the Unappeasable - An Analysis of US-USSR     Foreigns    Relations from Franklin D. Roosevelt to the     Present," n.d.

3-5    Same: notes

3-6    Miscellaneous writings, mainly on politics
        typescripts for "The Way I See It" articles; press
        releases; drafts of letters-to-the-editor; drafts
        of speeches; etc.

3-7    Same
        drafts of letters-to-the-editor; press releases; essay
        on foreign policy; suggestions to 1980 Republican
        Platform Committee; partial items

3-8    Miscellaneous
        handwritten jottings (some in Ukrainian)

3-9    The Best Answer Is America: draft
        typed; sections; not complete
3-10    Same: published

3-11    The Sas-Jaworsky Papers: published

C.    Personal
    1.    Biographical

3-12    Material before arrival in Louisiana
        documents from Nazi Germany and occupied Germany
        (drivers license, identification card, etc.)
        letter concerning immigration of Joseph Sas-Jaworsky

3-13    Biographical sketches (introductions, etc.)
        includes Bob Hamm's preface to The Sas-Jaworsky Papers;
        text for article Le Chene

3-14    Certificates and resolutions

7-2    Same

4-1    Clippings and articles: 1958-1970

4-2    Same: 1971-1978

4-3    Same: 1979-1980

4-4    Same: 1981-

4-5    Same: n.d.; Ukrainian

4-6    Same: family members

7-3    Same

4-7    Programs, bulletins, announcements, etc.

C.    Personal
    2.    Book Promotion

4-8    Material on The Best Answer Is America
        mainly promotional items

4-9    The Sas-Jaworsky Papers: records: 12/1977-12/1978

4-10    Same: 1979-

    See 4-3 for reviews (clippings)

    See 1-12 thru 2-4 for correspondence

7-4    Same



C.    Personal
    3.    Political Campaign

4-11    Promotional materials: 1963, 1970

4-12    Clippings: 1970

7-5    Same

C.    Personal
    4.    Veterinary Work

4-13    Records (scattered): 1971-1980, n.d.

4-14    Daily record sheets: 1981: January-June

4-15    Same: 1981: July-December

C.    Personal
    5.    Miscellaneous

4-16    Documents related to suit against T. W. Padfield, 1968

5-1    Documents related to accident of 2 August 1979

5-2    Johani Awareness Model
        done by one of children

5-3    Miscellaneous
        includes Americanism Forum Flyer

D.    Photographs

5-4    Individual
        (includes speaking to group)

5-5    Family: parents, wife

5-6    Family: children

5-7    $64,000 Question

5-8    Same

5-9    Groups (with Sas-Jaworsky)

5-10    Medals

5-11    Miscellaneous

E.    Other
    1.    Political Writings

5-12    Pamphlets, serials, etc.: 1962-1968

5-13    Same: 1969-1979

5-14    American Opinion pamphlets

5-15    Clippings
        some in Ukrainian or German

7-6    Same

6-1    Congressional Record: John R. Rarick

6-2    Rarick, John R.: press releases

6-3    Congressional Record: others

6-4    Resolutions
        Captive Nations; Roy R. Theriot memorial

6-5    Other political writings
        speeches; press releases; etc.
        includes material on American Party, 1968

6-6    Photocopies: excerpts

E.    Other
    2.    High School Curriculum


6-7    Study Guide, "Two Worlds in Conflict," 1974

6-8    Same: resolutions, correspondence, evaluations, etc.

    See also 1-9

6-9    Textbook evaluation: Louisiana

6-10    Same: other states

E.    Other
    3.    Miscellaneous

6-11    Clippings

6-12    Other

F.    Artifacts

Box 8 Keys to Louisiana Cities of: Alexandria (in envelope)
                             Baton Rouge (in envelope)
                             Bogalusa
                             Franklin (in envelope)
                             Opelousas (in envelope)

    Medal: D.A.R. Americanism medal (in envelope)

    Plaque from Abbeville, Louisiana Chamber of Commerce,
    1958

    Mounted card from children, 1975

    Family crest (encapsulated)

    Charcol drawing of camellia by Dora W. Dixon, 1958
        (inscribed on obverse), (encapsulated)
(Note: Died on the morning of 4/7/1989)
 

Document last revised Thursday, March 14, 2013 1:45 PM

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