Socio-cultural functions of Polish societies in Drohobych (the first third of the 20th century)

Iryna Bermes


The purpose of the article. To distinguish socio-cultural functions of Polish music societies of the first third of the twentieth century in Drohobych. Methods of research. Systematization –  to identify types of socio-cultural activities; analytical –  to reveal the essence of each function; generalization ‒ to find out the organizational and administrative experience of Polish societies under Austro-Hungarian and Polish ruling. Scientific novelty. The article was the first to classify and describe the socio-cultural functions of regional Polish music organizations based on the study of archival materials and documents, and hence, to reveal their essence. Conclusions. The socio-cultural functions of the Polish societies of Drohobych in the first third of the twentieth century are singled out. Consequently, it makes it possible to indicate their significance in a polynational, multicultural environment in specific historical conditions. The activity of Polish societies reflects the principles and interests of the Ukrainian singing and cultural-educational organizations with the aim of consolidating their own traditions and cultural dominant, uniting around the national idea.


socio-cultural functions; Polish societies; Drohobych; statute


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