University of Minnesota

Latvian Welfare Association (Daugavas Vanagi)---Minnesota Chapter, Records

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Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Daugavas Vanagu Apvieniba Minesota.
Dates: 1956-1979
Abstract: Records (1957-1980) of Daugavas Vanagu Apvieniba Minesota (Latvian Welfare Association of Minnesota, Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota) include correspondence; material relating to other Latvian American organizations; newsletters; and miscellany. Included are materials of or relating to the Latvian Foundation, Inc.; Patiesibas Fonds (Latvian Truth Fund, Inc.); Latviska Mantojuma Fonds (Latvian Heritage Foundation); the American Latvian Association and World Federation of Free Latvians; and the national Daugavas Vanagi organization.
Quantity: 4 linear ft.
Language: Mainly in Latvian.
Collection ID: IHRC510

HISTORICAL SKETCH

The Minnesota branch of Daugavas Vanagi (Hawks of the River Daugava) as well as other local groups, is an outgrowth of emigration beginning in the late 1940's from the displaced persons camps in Germany and Austria. The Minnesota branch was founded in 1952. Primarily intended as a veterans' welfare organization, it has become more politically active over the years. The Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, branch is active in anti-communist activity and with other organizations in arranging ethnic events. It also has a choir and publishes an occasional bulletin.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Latvian Welfare Association (Daugavas Vanagi)---Minnesota Chapter collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Latvian Welfare Association (Daugavas Vanagi)---Minnesota Chapter collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Latvian Welfare Association (Daugavas Vanagi)---Minnesota Chapter Records, Latvian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

RELATED COLLECTIONS

A related collection at IHRC is the Records of Dauvagas Vanagi A.S.V. (Latvian Welfare Association).


Index Terms

Latvian Americans--Minnesota--Minneapolis--Societies, etc.
Latvian Americans--Minnesota--Saint Paul--Societies, etc.
Latvian Americans--Societies, etc.

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