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Alexander Sas-Jaworsky Papers

Collection 125

Sas-Jaworsky, Alexander (1916-1939).  Papers, 1939-1984

3 ½ feet

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, Louisiana 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 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 causes. 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 1-01 through 2-11
B. Writings 2-12 through 3-11; 7-01
C. Personal  
  1. Biographical 3-12 through 4-07; 7-02 and 7-03
  2. Book Promotion 4-08 through 4-10; 7-04
  3. Political Campaigns 4-11 and 4-12; 7-05
  4. Veterinary Work 4-13 through 4-15
  5. Miscellaneous 4-16 through 5-03
D. Photographs 5-04 through 5-11
E. Other  
  1. Political writings 5-12 through 6-06; 7-06
  2. High school Curriculum 6-07 through 6-10
  3. Miscellaneous 6-11 and 6-12
F. Artifacts Box 7

Inventory:

A. Correspondence
1-01 1956 - 1959: January - July
    Ukrainian nationalism; Captive Nations
1-02 1959: August
    Ukrainian nationalism; Captive Nations
1-03 1959: September - December
    $64,000 Question
1-04 1960 - 1966
1-05 1967
1-06 1968 - 1969
1-07 1970
    Congressional campaign
1-08 1971 - 1972
1-09 1973 - 1974
    state education curriculum on communism
    [See also: 6-07 thru 6-10]
1-10 1975
1-11 1976 - 1977
1-12 1978
    publication of Sas-Jaworsky Papers
1-13 1979: January - May
    publication of Sas-Jaworsky Papers
1-14 1979: June - December
    publication of Sas-Jaworsky Papers
2-01 1980: January - June
    publication of Sas-Jaworsky Papers
2-02 1980: July - December
2-03 1981: January - June
2-04 1981: July - December
2-05 1982 - 1985
2-06 Undated
2-07 Ukrainian: 1958
2-08 Ukrainian: 1959
2-09 Ukrainian: 1960, n.d.
2-10 Ukrainian: 1961 -
2-11 Ukrainian: 1978 - 1978
    the Sas-Jaworsky Papers
     
B. Writings
2-12 "The Way I See It": number 1-39
2-13 "The Way I See It": number 40-
2-14 "The Way I See It": unnumbered
   
3-01 clippings
7-01 clippings: mounted
     
3-02 "Essay and Recommendations on Improvements of Education in History and Geography Subjects of Schools in Louisiana," n.d.
3-03 Education article: notes
3-04 "Appeasing the Unappeasable - An Analysis of US-USSR Foreign Relations from Franklin D. Roosevelt to the Present," n.d.
3-05 Foreign policy article: notes
3-06 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.
3-07 Miscellaneous writings
    drafts of letters-to-the-editor; press releases; essay on foreign policy; suggestions to 1980 Republican Platform Committee; partial items
3-08 Miscellaneous
    handwritten jottings (some in Ukrainian)
3-09 The Best Answer Is America: draft
    typed; sections; not complete
3-10 The Best Answer Is America: 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 Chêne
3-14 Certificates and resolutions
7-02 Certificates and resolutions
4-01 Clippings and articles: 1958-1970
4-02 Clippings and articles: 1971-1978
4-03 Clippings and articles: 1978-1980
4-04 Clippings and articles: 1981-
4-05 Clippings and articles: n.d.; Ukrainian
   
4-06 Biographical: family members
7-03 Biographical: family members
   
4-07 Programs, bulletins, announcements, etc.
   
C. Personal
  2. Book Promotion
4-08 Material on The Best Answer Is America
    mainly promotional items
     
4-09 The Sas-Jaworsky Papers: records, December, 1977 – December, 1978
4-10 The Sas-Jaworsky Papers: records, 1979-
  [See 4-03 for reviews (clippings); see 1-12 thru 2-04 for correspondence]
7-04 The Sas-Jaworsky Papers
     
C. Personal
  3. Political Campaign
4-11 Promotional materials: 1963, 1970
4-12 Clippings: 1970
7-05 Clippings
     
C. Personal
  4. Veterinary Work
4-13 Records (scattered): 1971-1980, n.d.
4-14 Daily record sheets: 1981, January - June
4-15 Daily record sheets: 1981, July - December
   
C. Personal
  5. Miscellaneous
4-16 Documents related to suit against T. W. Padfield, 1968
5-01 Documents related to accident of 2 August 1979
5-02 Johani Awareness Model
    done by one of children
5-03 Miscellaneous
    includes Americanism Forum Flyer
     
D. Photographs
5-04 Individual
    (includes speaking to group)
5-05 Family: parents, wife
5-06 Family: children
5-07 $64,000 Question
5-08 $64,000 Question
5-09 Groups (with Sas-Jaworsky)
5-10 Medals
5-11 Miscellaneous
     
E. Other
  1. Political Writings
5-12 Pamphlets, serials, etc.: 1962-1968
5-13 Pamphlets: 1969-1979
5-14 American Opinion pamphlets
   
5-15 Clippings
    some in Ukrainian or German
7-06 Clippings
     
6-01 Rarick, John R.: Congressional Record
6-02 Rarick, John R.: press releases
   
6-03 Congressional Record: others
   
6-04 Resolutions
    Captive Nations; Roy R. Theriot memorial
     
6-05 Other political writings
    speeches; press releases; etc
    includes material on American Party, 1968
     
6-06 Photocopies: excerpts
     
E. Other
  2. High School Curriculum
6-07 Study Guide, "Two Worlds in Conflict," 1974
6-08 Resolutions, correspondence, evaluations, etc.
  See also: 1-09, 3-01 and 3-02
6-09 Textbook evaluation: Louisiana
6-10 Textbook evaluations: other states
   
E. Other
  3. Miscellaneous
6-11 Clippings
   
6-12 Other
   
F. Artifacts
Box 7 Keys to Louisiana Cities
    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)
  Charcoal drawing of camellia by Dora W. Dixon, 1958
    (inscribed on obverse), (encapsulated)
     
[Note:  Died on the morning of 7 April 1989.]