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Balkits Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: IHRC3927

Abstract

Collection consists of the following items: a copy of Janis Balkits' application for citizenship, a paper copy of the narrative (with sources) that Ivars Balkits researched and wrote about his father's life and the voyage of the 29 Latvians across the Atlantic in 1948, a brochure of the 2000 exposition at the Occupation Museum in Riga, Latvia, about the journey of Gundel, scrapbook, Janis Balkits' 2-page "Life-story" in Latvian, a flash drive with the narrative in PDF format, plus scans of photos in the scrapbook.

Dates

  • 1948-2000

Language of Materials

Latvian, English

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

For further information regarding the copyright, please contact the IHRCA.

Extent

1 linear inch

PROVENANCE

Collection acquired from Ivars Balkits in 2012. Some materials were created or compiled by his father, Janis Balkits.
  • Displaced persons Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Latvian Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Refugees Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Author
IHRC Archives
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding Aid in English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Immigration History Research Center Archives Collecting Area

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612-625-4800