Collection consists of original photo from Vilnius events during January 1991. The photo is taken by V.Usinavichus and has the title: "Lithuanians make a futile attempt to stop Soviet tank from crushing a fellow protester." This photo was published in many local and international newspapers and it was also used by the American Baltic Freedom Committee as anti-Soviet propaganda. Materials also include documents ( originals) which deal with Latvian exile communities and their leaders who signed lettters to president Bush, senators Riegle, Wolpe, Levin, congressman Upton ( January 14,15,1991), Council of the Republic of Russia Boris Yeltsin (January 18,1991), Church leaders (January 23, 1991) and a letter from Latvian Youth in USA to M. Gorbachev.Included are also press releases, some anti-Soviet propaganda sheets and flyers (January, February 1991) containing information about the situation in the Baltics and a request to visit churhes and pray for Baltics. Papers cover also some articles and essays in newspapers: The Holand Sentinal ( January 13,1991), Kalamazoo Gazzete (January 13,1991), New York Times (January 14 and January 31, 1991), The Plain Dealer (February 1,1991) about recent (1991) events in Baltics and political situation there, as well as USA and USSR politics. Maps of Kalamazoo ( issued 1985) with some notes and marked districts were signatures on a petition were collected are also included in this collection.Papers comprises some letters (January 23,30,1991) from some individuals and churches who signed the petition and a of addresses from envelopes from petition.Also included are faxes ( January 9, 11, 13, 14,1991), to and from ALA, LSC, Estonian American National Counsil and politicty active individuals. Faxes describing in detail the events and activities in the Baltics between January 15 and 18, 1991 which were sent from Estonia to American Baltic Freedom Committee from a person whose nickname was Krievs. Papers also have petitions to president George H.W. Bush (see text in historical sketch).
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