The Lemko Association was founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1929 in order to preserve Lemko history, culture, customs, and traditions. The society adopted the English translation of its name in 1931. The Lemko Association initially used the printing services of the Rusyn-language newspaper Karpatska Rus in New York. In 1939 the two organizations joined forces in Yonkers, New York. This union lasted until 2010. The Lemko Association is likely to have been the most secular of the Carpatho-Rusyn brotherhoods and societies and it didn't provide life insurance as did the others.
Lemko Association almanacs were published during the period 1929 to 1971. Publication resumed briefly in 1987 with Alexander Vostok as editor. After this 1987 issue, he began another, but it was not completed until 1991. The back cover of this 1988-1991 almanac was the front cover of a dual almanac with English language material.
Some articles that were too long to be included in the almanacs were published as separate booklets.
The Lemko Association's 1939 10th Anniversary Booklet, "Памятна Книжка" is included here among the almanacs. This booklet contains an interesting article, "Карпаторусска Емиграция в Америкі" which provides a short history of Carpatho-Russian emigration to America.
Access to many of the Lemko Association almanacs has been provided by Paul Best, president of the Lemko Association. Additional material was provided by Bogdan Horbal.
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