In 2011 The Lodyjensky Immigration Archive Center of Russian and Ukrainian Culture was founded in the United States. Dr. Catharine Lodyjensky collected a great deal of old documents and materials that pertained to various meetings, programs, and artistic activity of the Russian Diaspora in New York.
New York State Department of State
Division of Corporations, State Records and Uniform Commercial Code
One Commerce Plaza, 99 Washington Ave. Albany, NY 12231
CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION OF
The Lodyjensky Immigration Archive Center of Russian & Ukrainian Culture, Inc.
Under Section 402 of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law
The corporation is a corporation as defined in subparagraph (a) (5) of Section 102
(Definitions) of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law.
The purpose or purposes for which the corporation is formed are as follows:
The purpose for which the corporation is formed is to research and archive Ukrainian and Russian literature, art and history for the purpose of educating the Ukrainian and Russian American community through newsletters, a web site and events
The corporation shall be a Type B corporation pursuant to Section 201 of Not-for-Profit Corporation Law.
STATE OF NEW YORK
THE STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Albany, New York
CONSENT TO FILING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Consent is hereby given to the filing of the annexed certificate of incorporation Of The Lodyjensky Immigration Archive Center of Russian & Ukrainian Culture, Inc.
Pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Education Law, the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law, the Business Corporation Law, the Limited Liability Company Law other applicable statute.
This consent is issued solely for purposes of filing the annexed document by the Department of State and shall not be construed as approval by the Board of Regents, the Commissioner of Education or the State Education Department of the purposes or objects of such entity, nor shall it be construed as giving the officers or agents of such entity the right to use the name of the Board of Regents, the Commissioner of Education, the University of the State of New York or the State Education Department in its publications or advertising matter.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF this instrument is executed and the seal of the State Education Department is affixed.
JOHN B. KING, JR.
Commissioner of Education
By: Kathleen Marinelli
Commissioner’s authorized designee
The Lodyjensky Immigration Archive Center of Russian and Ukrainian Culture, Inc. (LIAC) is a charitable and educational 501 C 3 Not-For-Profit organization, dedicated to collecting, preserving, and disseminating the history, the culture and the heritage of Russian and Ukrainian Americans.
The goals of the LIAC are:
1. Allowing the possibility for people to become familiar with the history and culture of the Russian and Ukrainian Diaspora in the United States.
2. Finding, collecting, processing and publishing archives and historical documents.
3. Organizing educational meetings within the framework of The Pushkin Society for school and college students, as well as offering Russian and Ukrainian language, history, and culture classes.
4. Organizing meetings for elderly disabled people.
5. Presenting the creative work of different writers, poets, artists, musicians, actors.