Buenos Aires: [Vydavnytstvo Iuliian Serediak], 1955. Original illustrated stapled wrappers. Good. Item #216
Quarto (24 x 32.5 cm). 8 pages: illustrations throughout. Text in Ukrainian. Some wrappers are worn, soiled and chipped, torn; postal stamps to back wrappers; overall good
Group of six issues includes: nos. #2(72), Feb 1955; #5(183), May 1964; #7(185), Jul 1964; #8(186), Aug 1964; #9 (187), Sep 1964; #10(188), Oct 1964.
The Broom magazine has been published in Buenos Aires (Argentina) since 1949 by a group of enthusiasts. The publisher “US” whose director was Iulian Serediak, published this journal which was published for 42 years and made a welcome contribution to organized Ukrainian life in the Diaspora. About 150 literary works have been published in different genres. Some issues were reprinted because they were so popular. Editor Iulian Serediak was very active in the Ukrainian community in Argentina. He contributed many years to the "Prosvita" society and was in the editorial board of the "Ukrainian Letter" newspaper" (OUN Archive). As most of the Ukrainian emigre publications this unique magazine was aimed at mobilizing the national spirit of all the Ukrainians in forced emigration all over the world. The magazine was quite powerful – its best anti-Soviet/communism political satires and jokes spread rapidly in various Ukrainian locations in Latin America.