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Raimunds Caks papers

 Collection
Identifier: IHRC391

Abstract

The Raimunds Caks collection is comprised of personal papers that reflect his participation in a number of Latvian civic and cultural activities and organizations since settling in the United States after World War II. The folders include correspondence, bulletins, announcements, invitations, and reports. Though Caks is noted for his activity with Latvian scouting and journalism, this collection contains primarily documentation of his involvement with the Daugavas Vanagi, thus providing insight to the organization’s activities throughout the United States and internationally. Collection consists of correspondence, bulletins, announcements, invitations, and reports. Though Caks is noted for his activity with Latvian scouting and journalism, this collection contains primarily documentation of his involvement with the Daugavas Vanagi (Latvian Welfare Association).

Dates

  • 1951-1980

Creator

Language of Materials

English, Latvian

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.

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HISTORICAL SKETCH

Raimunds Caks was born in Latvia’s Saikava region in 1915, later moving to Riga where he served, among other activities, as the Latvian Scouting headquarters’ secretary. Caks left Latvia during World War II and lived in displaced persons camps in the French Zone of Occupied Germany. While in Germany, he continued his involvement in scouting as the Baltic Scouting representative for the French Zone and editor of the publication Trimda (Exile) Caks immigrated to the United States and settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he remained actively involved in Latvian scouting and journalism. He wrote many articles about scouting and scouting activities for Latvian publications. Caks was the editor of Daugavas Vanagu Menesraksts (a monthly publication of the national Latvian Social Welfare group, Daugavas Vanagi) from 1964-1974, and again after 1977. Caks also wrote articles and editorials as a correspondent for the Latvian newspaper Laiks.

Extent

2 Linear Feet

ORGANIZATION OF MATERIALS

Series I – Daugavas VanagiSubseries 1: Daugavas Vanagi – Centrala Valde (Central Board)Subseries 2: Daugavas Vanagi – ASV Valde (U.S. Board)Subseries 3: Daugavas Vanagi – ASV (United States)Subseries 4: Daugavas Vanagi InternationallySubseries 5: Daugavas Vanagi Reports and Publications Series II – Latvian Cultural Organizations and Activities Subseries 1: General Subseries 2: Milwaukee Subseries 3: Programs and Invitations Series III – Political Organizations and Activities Series IV – Oversize Materials

PROVENANCE

Collection donated to the IHRC by Raimunds Caks in 1981. It was processed by Astra Apsitis who also compiled an inventory to the collection that was published by the IHRC in 1994. The publication was made possible by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Division of Preservation and Access. In 2005, the inventory was included in the IHRC Collections Database, prepared for encoding and made available on the IHRC Web site by Daniel Necas.

RELATED COLLECTIONS

Records of Daugavas Vanagi
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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