Mykola H. Haydak Papers,
Mykola H. Haydak
Haydak, Mykola H., 1898-1971.
2 boxes (2.0 cubic
Language: Collection materials in
Collection contains the
papers of Mykola H. Haydak, professor emeritus of entomology at the University
Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives
Access and Use
Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house
Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision
of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be
arranged with the University of Minnesota Archives.
Mykola H. Haydak papers, University Archives, University of Minnesota,
Biographical Sketch of Mykola H. Haydak (1898-1971)
Mykola Haydak, Ingeneur of Agronomy degree, Polytechnic Institute at
Praha (Ukraine); Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (1933). Professor of entomology
at the University of Minnesota (1933-1966). World renowned expert on bees and
Mykola Hryhor Haydak was born on 12 May 1898 in the Ukraine. He
graduated with distinction from the College of Agriculture and Forestry at the
Polytechnic Institute (Praha, Ukraine). He earned the equivalent of a master's
degree from the Agricultural Academy at Podebrady, Czechoslovakia. Haydak
worked for almost three years at the State Bee Culture Institute of
Czechoslovakia as a scientific aide. He immigrated to the United States in 1930
and received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1933.
Haydak joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 1933 as
professor of entomology and economic zoology. He was known throughout the world
for his research on bee nutrition. He retired in 1966, but continued to conduct
research at the University. Mykola Haydak died on 12 August 1971.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The collection contains the professional papers of Mykola Haydak,
primarily composed of over 100 beekeeping notebooks which track his research at
the St. Paul campus, Rosemount, and the Fruit Breeding Farm in Zumbro Heights.
Also includes correspondence, miscellaneous notebooks, and reprints. While
Haydak was fluent in 5 languages, and could read fluently in 13, the collection
contents are almost entirely in English.
All personal papers, such as diplomas and awards, and notebooks from
Haydak's education at the University of Wisconsin, were transferred to the
Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota.
Division of Entomology and Economic Zoology, Beekeeping records
Division of Entomology and Economic Zoology, Entomology records
Mykola Haydak papers, Immigration History Research Center, University
- This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog
of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about
related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these
Mykola H., 1898-1971 -- Archives.
- University of
Minnesota. Division of Entomology and Economic Zoology.
- Bee culture.
Miscellaneous notecards, undated. Box 1
(114 volumes) Box 1-2
Note Includes primarily beekeeping research and notes; also includes a
few miscellaneous notebooks, which may be class notes.
Correspondence, biographical information, reprints, and
miscellaneous research, 1930s-1960s.
(7 folders and 2 loose drawings.
) Box 2