Fonds 20-015 - Slovak Studies Association (SSA) fonds

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Slovak Studies Association (SSA) fonds

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CA ON0034 20-015

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  • 1964-2002 (Creation)
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    Slovak Studies Association (SSA)

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83.5 cm of textual records
15 photographs
2 drawings

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(1977-)

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The Slovak Studies Association (SSA) was founded in 1977 in Washington, D.C. during the National Conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS). Attending this first meeting were Thaddeus Gromeda, Richard Liba, Thomas Marzik, Jozef and Renee Mikuš, Mark Stolárik, Anthony X. Sutherland and Edward Tuleya. The purpose of this first meeting was to discuss a tentative constitution, enabling the secretary-treasurer, Mark Stolárik, to write its first draft, and to elaborate the procedures for the election of SSA’s officers. Procedures pertaining to the election of SSA officers were also elaborated during this reunion.

The SSA promotes interdisciplinary research, publications and teaching relating to worldwide Slovak experience. This scholarly organization assists scholars interested in Slovak studies, sponsors panels on Slovak history and themes (i.e. “14 March and the Slovak State“ and “Slovak Literature as a Mirror of National Awakening“), and issues a bi-annual newsletter. In addition, the SSA “conducts all of its activities in accordance with academic freedom and completely devoid of partiality to any philosophical, political, or religious orientation“. The SSA is affiliated to the Association for Slovak, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEES) (formerly the Association for Advancement of Slovak Studies). In 1983, the SSA was incorporated to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a non-profit scholarly organization.

Custodial history

These records were donated to the University of Ottawa Archival and Special Collections by Dr. Mark Stolarik in 2002.

Scope and content

This fonds consists of documents collected by Professor Mark Stolárik during his work as Slovak Studies Association (SSA)'s secretary-treasurer and editor of Newsletter from 1977 to 1991, detailing the formative years and activities of the SSA, its work in worldwide Slovak studies in the academic world, the publications Newsletter and Slovakia and the SSA’s recognition as a non-profit scholarly organization. This fonds contains curriculum vitae, clippings, correspondence, by-laws, election results, biographical sketches, a draft of proposed by-laws, original copies of the SSA's Newsletter, various Internal Revenue Agency (IRS)'s forms, account ledgers, business cards, receipts, membership forms, expense reports, a minute book, books reviews, programs, flyers, leaflets, 15 photographs, 2 drawings, receipts, articles, photocopied newspaper clippings, abstracts, the Slavic Arts and Book catalogue, order forms, obituaries, a certificate of appreciation, guidelines, the booklet Slovak Heritage Festival: centennial dedicated to General Milan R. Štefanik and membership lists.

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The majority of the fonds is open and accessible, however, some files are restricted for a predetermined period of time. Please ask ARCS staff for further information.

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CA

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ON0034

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Final

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Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised in September 2017

Language of description

  • Czech
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Slovak

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  • Hebrew
  • Latin

Sources

Newsletter, Slovak Studies Association, vol. 1, no. 1, October 1977. "Statement of Purpose of the Slovak Studies Association", Slovak Studies Association, 5 April 2001. Web. 6 April 2011. "Slovak Studies Association", Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (formerly the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies). Web. 6 April 2011.

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