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Latvian Song Festival records

Identifier: IHRC1346


Budget and planning documents, correspondence, newspaper clippings, programs and flyers.


  • 1970-1976

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Biographical / Historical

The Sixth West Coast Latvian Song Festival was held in Seattle, WA from July 3-7, 1975. The festival was attended by about 3,000 Latvian-Americans from across the United States. The program included a fine arts and crafts exhibition, theater performances, performances by Latvian folk dancers, and a grand choir concert. National song festivals were first held in the Latvian capital city of Riga in 1873. A number of Latvian-Americans had fled their homeland following Latvia's incorporation into the Soviet Union during World War II, seeking refuge in the US to live freely. The West Coast Latvian Song Festival, first held in 1962, was formed as a continuation of past Latvian celebrations of their cultural heritage through folk songs, music, and dances.


5 linear inches

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Inventory of the Latvian Song Festival records.
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