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Connecticut Soldiers Collection, Horochivsky Family Papers

Identifier: 2019-0117

Content Description

The collection includes correspondence, ephemera and a few photographs written or received by the Horochivsky brothers between 1927 and 1963 (bulk: 1844-1952) and provides a view of the lives of the brothers and their friends during two wars and peace time with details of battle and the mindset of soldiers of the period. Anecdotes include napalm bombs and demolition under heavy fire as well as descriptions of military daily life stateside and abroad, particularly in the correspondence between the brothers.

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  • Creation: undated, 1918 - 1963
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1944 - 1953

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from the owner(s) of the copyright.


.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials




Nicholas (Army), Michael (Navy), Vasil (Navy) and Alexander (Army) Horochivsky from Norwich, CT, all served in the armed forces during World War II and/or the Korean Conflict. The correspondence between the brothers, their family and friends provides documentation of the brothers' lives and their friends during two wars and peace time with some battle details. Family papers and newsclippings are also included. Nicholas is also a 1952 graduate of the University of Connecticut.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was purchased in 2019.

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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

University of Connecticut Library
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Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US