James Mace Memorial Library

James E. Mace (1952–2004) was an American historian, professor, columnist, political analyst, and researcher who focused on the Holodomor, a tragic famine in Ukraine. He also served as the executive director at the U.S. Commission on the Ukraine Famine. In 1993, he moved to Ukraine and was invited to teach in newly established University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy.  

James Mace's collection of books and archives found a new residence in the library of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. This transfer happened between 2005 and 2010, as per Mace's wishes. Termed the "James Mace Memorial Library and Archive" this repository now occupies room in the University building No. 4. It boasts over 2,700 distinct book titles, comprising more than 3,600 copies and 159 multiprints. The archival segment encompasses 1,095 files with over 4,000 documents, and some museum artifacts. Natalia Dzyubenko-Maсe continues contribute to this collection.  

Primarily focused on literature pertaining to the history and political landscape of Russia and Ukraine in the 20th century, this library stands as a unique resource, encompassing nearly all European and American publications concerning the Ukrainian Famine. Its shelves also house important works on topics like genocide and totalitarianism. Thanks to James Mace's time in Ukraine, the collection also includes publications from Ukraine authored in the Ukrainian language.  

The archives within James Mace's repository serve as a chronicle of the evolution of his research pursuits, providing insight into a period when the Soviet Union imposed prohibitions on certain scientific inquiries and when Western scholarly interest in Ukrainian history remained limited. Methodically categorized into distinct sections comprising scientific and creative materials, biographical records, correspondence, visual resources, and materials curated by Mace himself to support his research, these archives complement the library's collection.  

Link to the collection in library catalogue 

Full list of book titles  

Archive collection inventory