Prudentopolis: Zakhodamy Zhinochoi Organizatsii Pry KhOS, 1964. Bashchin, Kateryna (illustrator). Original publisher wrappers. The book is in fine condition. Item #303
Octavo (23 x 16 cm). 86 pages: illustrations throughout. Text in Ukrainian. A very clean copy with no defects. OCLC shows two physical copies as of December 2022 in the United States and Canada.
Organization of Ukrainian Women in Brazil (Організація українських жінок Бразилії). Women who had been active in the work of the Union for Agricultural Education (KhOS) organized themselves in 1924 into women's sections of KhOS branches in Porto União and Curitiba. Inspired by the example of the Union of Ukrainian Women in Galicia, they undertook cultural work, welfare activity, and Ukrainian Saturday school organization. After being closed for several years in the 1940s by the Brazilian dictatorship, the group resumed activity. In 1948 they established a central organization with four branches; in 1952, the organization became a charter member of the World Federation of Ukrainian Women's Organizations. It also started publishing a page of organizational and other news in the KhOS newspaper, Khliborob (Curitiba). In 1959 the organization adopted its present name (while retaining the KhOS affiliation), and in 1964 it organized a 40th-anniversary celebration of the Ukrainian women's movement in Brazil and published this book. Presidents of the organization have included Z. Yashchynska, N. Felyk, O. Horachuk, T. Bashchyn, L. Yedyn, and O. Borushenko. (Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 3, 1993).