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The Resurrection and The Willow - Acknowledgments



In studying the origins and meaning of the ritual use of flowering willow branches among Slavs in Europe and their descendants in North America, the author found little of use available in the local libraries or in the Internet.

With the sole exceptions of His Holiness, Alexy II, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, and His Grace, Jan Hirka, Greek Catholic Bishop of Preshov in Slovakia, whose encouragement is noted herein, other religious sources were of no value in the research. By far the most useful sources were the Slavic ethnographic institutes and museums in North America and Europe which supplied the author with many texts in the original Slavic languages. The translations from the various Slavic languages into English were carried out by Ms Larissa Tolchinsky, whose address is: 14 Hutton Street, Winnipeg, MB R2V 4K4, CANADA.

For the assistance of others who may be interested in researching ethnographic and ethnobotanical matters from original sources, the author lists below several with which he has communicated and which supplied him with relevant texts.


ChurchETHNOGRAPHIC INSTITUTES

NORTH AMERICA

The Ukrainian Museum
203 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003

Ukrainian Cultural & Educational Center
184 Alexander Avenue, East
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0L6
Canada

Ukrainian Cultural Archives & Museum
9543 110 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 1H3
Canada

BULGARIA

Ethnographic Museum
6A, Moskovska Ulitza
Sophia
Bulgaria

ChurchGERMANY

Sorbisches Institut
Bahnhofstr. 6
02625 Bautzen
Germany

MACEDONIA

Museum of Macedonia
Curciska St. Bb
91000 Skopje
Macedonia

POLAND

Panstwowe Muzeum Etnograficzne
Ul. Kredytowa
00-065 Warsaw
Poland

Instytut Archeologii i Etnologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Solidarnosci 105
00-140 Warsaw
Poland

RUSSIA

Muzei Etnografii Narodov Russii
Inzherernoya Ulitsa
Sankt Peterburg
Russia

Institute of Ethnology & Anthropology im. N.N. Miklakho-Maklaya
Leninskiy Prospekt 32/a
117 334 Moscow
Russia

ChurchSERBIA

Etnografski Muzej
Knez Mihajlova 56
11000 Beograd
Serbia

SLOVAKIA

Muzeum Ukrajinsko-Rusinskej Kultury
Ul. Centralna 258
089 01 Svidnik
Slovakia

SLOVENIA

Slovenski Etnografski Muzej
Metelkova 2 P.P. 73
1001 Ljubljana
Slovenia



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