Baltic American Freedom League records
Correspondence, BAFL conference programs, leaflets, copies of newspaper clippings.
- The Baltic American Freedom League (Organization)
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The Baltic American Freedom League (BAFL) was founded in Los Angeles in 1981 by a group of Baltic American political activists as a national organization to support the Baltic peoples' struggle to regain their freedom and independence from Soviet occupation. BAFL initiated a broad based program to inform the American government and people of human and civil right violations, religious persecutions, cultural genocide and ethnic discrimination carried on by the Soviet government in the three Soviet occupied Baltic countries. Today, the BAFL programs are designed to assist the continued development of democracy and market economies in the Baltic countries, to assure the continued security of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania from outside aggression, to increase awareness of Baltic history and culture and to promote strong, friendly and effective bilateral relations and policies between the United States and the Baltic countries. The membership of BAFL consists of individual members and organizations.
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Collection transferred to the IHRC from the Estonian Archives in the U.S.A. (EAU) in 2003-2005. It was processed as part of a collaborative project between the Estonian Archives in the USA (Lakewood, New Jersey), the National Archives of Estonia (NAE), and the IHRC in March 2010. Margit Laanemets and Kristel Tammik of the National Archives in Tallinn, Estonia, worked with IHRC staff on the project.
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