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Mykola H. Haydak Papers, 1932-1963

Summary Information
Title: Mykola H. Haydak papers
Dates: 1932-1963
Creator: Haydak, Mykola H., 1898-1971.
Extent: 2 boxes (2.0 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: uarc 91
Collection contains the papers of Mykola H. Haydak, professor emeritus of entomology at the University of Minnesota.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. University of Minnesota Archives

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only.


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.

Preferred Citation:

Mykola H. Haydak papers, University Archives, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

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 bee nutrition.

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.

Related Material

Division of Entomology and Economic Zoology, Beekeeping records

Division of Entomology and Economic Zoology, Entomology records

Separated Material

Mykola Haydak papers, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota.

Subject Terms
Index Terms
  • 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 headings.
  • Haydak, Mykola H., 1898-1971 -- Archives.
  • University of Minnesota. Division of Entomology and Economic Zoology.
  • Bee culture.
  • Entomologists.
Detailed Contents
 Location  Title
Box 1
Miscellaneous notecards, undated.  Box 1
Box 1-2
Notebooks, 1930s-1950s. (114 volumes)  Box 1-2
Note Includes primarily beekeeping research and notes; also includes a few miscellaneous notebooks, which may be class notes.
Box 2
Correspondence, biographical information, reprints, and miscellaneous research, 1930s-1960s. (7 folders and 2 loose drawings. )  Box 2