University of Minnesota

Balkits Family Collection

Finding Aid

VITRAGE

IHRC

Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Dates: 1948-2000
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.
Quantity: 1 linear inch.
Language: Latvian, English
Collection ID: IHRC3927

PROVENANCE

Collection acquired from Ivars Balkits in 2012. Materials were created or compiled by his father, Janis Balkits.

HISTORICAL SKETCH


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Balkits Family collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Balkits Family collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota.

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


CITE AS

The Balkits Family Collection, Latvian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Latvian
Displaced persons
Refugees

Detailed Description of the Collection

BOX 1.

FOLDER 1. Janis Balkits - Naturalization 1953
FOLDER 2. Ivars Balkits - "The Story of My Father's Immigration to the United States After World War II" 1948-1953
FOLDER 3. "Gundel" Photo Album 1948
FOLDER 4. Life Story
Folder also contains a flash drive with digital copies of documents selected from the collection.


 

 


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