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Nadia Orapchuck and Chris Knasiak Collection

Identifier: JM062

Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence from Nadia Orapchuck's era (1960s-1980s), photographs, slides, a typed carbon copy of "Mitch the Witch" with his notes, autographed posters (Iberia), and the actual red stamp (original). There are six boxes of correspondence, two boxes containing biographical materials about Michener, manuscripts of some of his writings, financial information, and other materials as well as one box of photographs and one box of original newspapers. Nadia Orapchuck was Michener's secretary during the 1960s-1980s. Chris Knasiak is Nadia Orapchuck's daughter.


  • 1933, 1960 - 1998
  • Bulk 1970s-1980s
  • Existence: Date acquired: 2004


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research unless restrictions are noted.

Source of Acquisition

The library purchased this collection from Chris Knasiak in 2004.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. Please contact the UNC University Libraries Archival Services Department at

Biographical or Historical Information

Nadia Orapchuck was James A. Michener's secretary during the 1960s-1980s. Chris Knasiak is Nadia Orapchuck's daughter.


7.00 Box(es)

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This collection is organized into the following series: Series 1:Correspondence Series 2:Biography, Manuscripts & Other Items Series 3:Clippings Series 4:Photographs

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Nadia Orapchuck Collection, ca. 1968-1972 (JM035).
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Northern Colorado Repository

University Libraries
James A. Michener Library L119
Campus Box 48
Greeley CO 80639