University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Guide to the Ukrainian Revolution Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator Kelleher, Laurie Curry
Collection Title Ukrainian Revolution Collection
Dates 2014
Identification 2016-046
Physical Description 0.50 Linear Feet
Repository University of Houston Libraries
M.D. Anderson Library, 4333 University Drive, Houston, TX, 77204-2000, URL:, Phone: 713-743-9750

Administrative History:

In 2014, violent protests and civil unrest in Ukraine’s capital city of Kiev erupted into a revolution that sought to remove President Viktor Yanukovych. The standing government was ousted and plans were put in place to elect an interim government and restore the previous constitution. Russia refused to recognize the revolution and began an invasion of the Crimea, which Ukraine considered sovereign territory. The European Union backed the formation of a stable governing body in Ukraine, but pro-Russian factions within the country led to continued unrest and a standoff with Russian forces occupying Crimea and Sevastopol.

Scope and Contents

This small collection contains memorabilia collected from the revolution. Included with the items are translations provided by the donor.


Conditions Governing Access:

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian. Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
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Geographic Name:
Personal Name:
Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1952-

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

Ukrainian Revolution Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. To cite a specific item from this collection, please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting.

Acquisition Information:

Donated by Laurie Curry Kelleher, May 2016

Detailed List of Contents

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1 1 T-Shirt and headband in national colors undated

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1 2 Anti-Putin magnets undated

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1 3 Radical Right magnet undated

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1 4 Stamps - Ukraine - issued for Independent Republic of Crimea before Russian occupation 2013-2014

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1 5 Tourist Item - fake driver’s license President Victor Yanukovich undated

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1 6 Ukrainian national currency 2013

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1 7 Euromaiden magnets 2014