University of Minnesota

Netz, Marija Skutans, Papers

Finding Aid


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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Netz, Marija Skutans
Dates: ca. 1952-2002
Abstract: Manuscript materials pertaining to the Latvian American community in Minneapolis, MN, particularly the artistic community and events related to the Republic of Latvia’s independence in 1991.
Quantity: 5
Language: Latvian, English
Collection ID: IHRC3362


Collection acquired in 2004 from Marija Skutans Netz of Fridley, Minnesota. It was processed and selected photographs from it included in IHRC COLLAGE by Erik Moore in 2004-2005. Finding aid added to IHRC VITRAGE by dAn in 2005.


Marija Skutans Netz graduated from the University of Minnesota. After receiving her master's degree, she worked as an art teacher, art consultant, painting instructor at the University of Minnesota, gallery director, and art workshop leader for art centers and colleges.


The collection of materials documents Netz's activities with Minnesota Latvian artist and theater community. The papers include numerous photographs and playbills of Minnesota Latvian theater productions through the 1950s to the 1970s. In addition, the collection also documents Latvia’s independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 and Netz’s involvement with the 1993 Republic of Latvia national election. Social and religious events within the Minnesota Latvian community are also documented with photographs. Miscellaneous materials provide information on traditional Latvian folk instruments and fabrics. Selected photographs from the collection can be viewed here:


The Netz, Marija Skutans collection is available for public research.


The Netz, Marija Skutans collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota.

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The Netz, Marija Skutans Papers, Latvian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Political activity

Description of Series

This section briefly describes each series in the collection. A more detailed description of the contents of each series may be found in the following section.

SERIES 1. Biographical

SERIES 2. Arts

SERIES 3. Religion

SERIES 4. Social

SERIES 5. Political

SERIES 6. Miscellaneous

Detailed Description of the Collection

SERIES 1. Biographical

BOX 1.
FOLDER 1. Biographical, samples of art work

SERIES 2. Arts

BOX 1.
FOLDER 2. Latvian Theater in Minnesota. The Doctor Against His Own Will (Photographs)
FOLDER 3. Latvian Theater in Minnesota. Man Wants to Live (Photographs)
FOLDER 4. Latvian Theater in Minnesota. As a Thief at Night (Photographs) 1964-1965
FOLDER 5. Latvian Theater in Minnesota. Who Are They That Were Singing? (Photographs) 1968
FOLDER 6. Latvian Theater in Minnesota. Casanova's Coat (Photographs) 1965
FOLDER 7. Latvian Theater in Minnesota. The River Carries Along (Photographs) 1959
FOLDER 8. Latvian Theater in Minnesota. Money (Photographs) 1968
FOLDER 9. Latvian Theater in Minnesota. By a Nose (Photographs) 1959
FOLDER 10. Latvian Theater in Minnesota. The Lost Son (Photographs)
FOLDER 11. Latvian Theater in Minnesota. Peter Reorganizes the World (Photographs) 1973
FOLDER 12. Latvian Theater in Minnesota. Tailor Days in Silmaci (Photographs)
FOLDER 13. Latvian Theater in Minnesota. A Student's Summer (Photographs)
FOLDER 14. Latvian Theater in Minnesota. The Sins of Trine (Photographs) 1960
FOLDER 15. Latvian Theater in Minnesota. In the Fire (Photographs)
FOLDER 16. Latvian Theater in Minnesota. Programs
FOLDER 17. Artists, Writers and Musicians (Photographs)
FOLDER 18. Artists, Writers and Musicians

SERIES 3. Religion

BOX 1.
FOLDER 19. Religious events (Photographs)

SERIES 4. Social

BOX 1.
FOLDER 20. Social events (Photographs)

SERIES 5. Political

BOX 1.
FOLDER 21. Political events (Photographs)
FOLDER 22. Latvian Independence 1989-1991
FOLDER 23. Republic of Latvia Elections

SERIES 6. Miscellaneous

BOX 1.
FOLDER 24. Latvian Folk Music and Instruments
FOLDER 25. Latvian Folk Fabrics and Patterns

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