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box 1

Biographical File, 1945-1968.

Scope and Content Note

Bibliography, concert program, credentials, and sheet music, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box/Folder 1 : 1

Bibliography. Sprudzs, Adolf, "Dr. Alfred Bilmanis' Writings," in Adolf Sprudzs and Armins Rusis, eds., Res Baltica, Leyden, Netherlands, 1968.

Scope and Content Note

Photocopy
Box/Folder 1 : 2

Concert program, 1945

Box/Folder 1 : 3

Credentials. Photocopy of State Department accreditation of Bilmanis as Envoy Extraordinary, Minster Plenipotentiary, and Consul General of Latvia, 1947.

Scope and Content Note

Also includes photocopies of three supplemental pages detailing the continued recognition by the United States of its treaties with independent Latvia
Box/Folder 1 : 4

Sheet music. Typescript copy of the Latvian national anthem, by Kārlis Baumanis, in English, n.d.

box 1

Correspondence, 1940-1948.

Scope and Content Note

Letters, telegrams, and enclosures, largely relating to Bilmanis's diplomatic service in Washington, D.C., arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent. Includes copies of letters sent to Bilmanis which are neither addressed to him nor written by him
 

General, 1940-1947

Box/Folder 1 : 5

A-M

Box/Folder 1 : 6

N-Z

Box/Folder 1 : 7

Unidentified, 1941-1947.

Scope and Content Note

Includes typescript draft of letter to Soviet ambassador(?), 1944
Box/Folder 1 : 8

Acheson, Dean, 1944-1946

Box/Folder 1 : 9

American Red Cross, 1944-1945

Box/Folder 1 : 10

Baltic American Delegation (Constantine R. Jurgela), 1944.

Note

See also Lithuanian American Information Center
Box/Folder 1 : 11

Berzinsh, A., 1945

Box/Folder 1 : 12

Brynes, James F., 1945-1946

Box/Folder 1 : 13

Budrys, Jonas, 1945

Box/Folder 1 : 14

Čamans, Joseph, 1945

Box/Folder 1 : 15

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Nicholas M. Butler, Malcolm W. Davis, James T. Shotwell), 1943

Box/Folder 1 : 16

Chicago Latvian Club (John Skudris), 1945

Box/Folder 1 : 17

Cicognani, A. G., 1941-1945

Box/Folder 1 : 18

Danzis, Gustav, 1944

Box/Folder 1 : 19

Ekis, L., 1943

Box/Folder 1 : 20

Encyclopedia Britannica (E. H. Powell), 1942

Box/Folder 1 : 21

Estonia. Saatkond voi esindus (United States), 1941-1946

Box/Folder 1 : 22

Feldmans, Jules, 1945-1946

Box/Folder 1 : 23

Graham, Malbone W., 1943

Box/Folder 1 : 24

Grew, Joseph C., 1945

Box/Folder 1 : 25

Grosvald, O., 1940-1945

Box/Folder 1 : 26

Gruszka, S., 1943

Box/Folder 1 : 27

Halifax, Viscount, 1942

Box/Folder 1 : 28

Hermanson, Richard, 1941-1945

Box/Folder 1 : 29

Hollyday, Worthington, 1943

Box/Folder 1 : 30

Hull, Cordell, 1941-1942

Box/Folder 1 : 31

Kaan, Herbert von, 1943

Box/Folder 1 : 32

Kalni"ņš, V., 1945

Box/Folder 1 : 33

Kraus, René, 1942

Box/Folder 1 : 34

Lasmanis, Kārlis, 1945

Box/Folder 1 : 35

Latvian Central Committee (Latviesu Centrala Komiteja), 1946

Box/Folder 1 : 36

Latvian Refugee Committee, 1945

Box/Folder 1 : 37

Law, John, 1945

Box/Folder 1 : 38

Lenow, John, 1943-1945

Box/Folder 1 : 39

Liepins, R., 1945

Box/Folder 1 : 40

Lithuania. Legacija (United States), 1941-1946

Box/Folder 1 : 41

Lithuanian American Information Center (Constantine R. Jurgela), 1945-1948

Box/Folder 1 : 42

Margolin, A., 1943

Box/Folder 1 : 43

Moon, Vika, 1943

Box/Folder 1 : 44

Nash, Walter, 1944

Box/Folder 1 : 45

Overseas News Agency (Jacob Landau), 1943

Box/Folder 1 : 46

Peterson, R. J., 1942-1945

Box/Folder 1 : 47

Pudsell, Frederick, 1945

Box/Folder 1 : 48

Schwager, Charles, 1943

Box/Folder 1 : 49

Senn, Alfred, 1942

Box/Folder 1 : 50

Sulzberger, Arthur Hays, 1942-1946.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence relating to coverage of Latvia by The New York Times
Box/Folder 1 : 51

Svensk-Lettiska Hjälpkommittén (Kārlis Lasmanis, Harry Wallin), 1945.

Note

See also correspondence with Kārlis Lasmanis
Box/Folder 1 : 52

Thomsen, Hans, 1941.

Scope and Content Note

Relates to the declaration by Bilmanis of the existence of a state of war between Germany and Latvia, subsequent to the German invasion of the Soviet Union, and includes a copy of a supporting letter to Secretary of State Cordell Hull
Box/Folder 1 : 53

Tilmanis, Arturs, 1945

Box/Folder 1 : 54

Valters, Miķelis, 1943-1945.

Scope and Content Note

Includes materials relating to displaced persons' camps in Germany
Box/Folder 1 : 55

Vitols, Hugo, 1945

Box/Folder 1 : 56

Zalcmanis, Janis, 1945

Box/Folder 1 : 57

Zarinš, Kārlis (Charles Zarine), 1940-1946.

Scope and Content Note

Includes materials sent to, and prepared by, Zarinš in his capacity as head of the Latvian Legation in London
Box 2

Speeches and Writings, 1941-1948.

Scope and Content Note

Aide-mémoires, articles, book, letters to the editor, and reports, arranged chronologically by title
Box/Folder 2 : 1

"Latvia and Other Baltic States Were Paying Propositions," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 2 : 2

"The Latvians and Latvia," n.d.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 2 : 3

Press statement on parliamentary elections in Latvia, 1940 July 13.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 2 : 4

"Latvia: A Victim of Unprovoked Aggression by Soviet Russia," New York Times, 1940 July 23.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 5

Statement made to Secretary of State, Washington, D.C., 1941 June 25.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 6

"Swastikas on the Latvian Airplanes," letter to the editor, PM, 1941 August 12.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 2 : 7

Latvia and Her Baltic Neighbors: Three Stars between the Anvil and Hammer, Washington, D.C., 1942.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 8

Aide-mémoire, 1942 February 24.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 2 : 9

"Latvians are Not 'Bolshevik Brothers'," letter to the editor, Evening Star, 1942 May 3.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript text and cover letter
Box/Folder 2 : 10

"Latvians Declared Never Hostile to Jews," New York World-Telegram, 1942 June 9.

Scope and Content Note

Typescripts of telegram and Bilmanis's text, and printed copy of article to which he was responding
Box/Folder 2 : 11

"General-Directorate Imposed on Latvia by Nazi-Germans – Illegal, Null and Void and Violates Sovereign Rights of Latvia," 1942 July 28.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy of press statement
Box/Folder 2 : 12

Press statement, 1942 November 13.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 2 : 13

The Baltic States and the Freedom of the Baltic Sea, Washington, D.C., 1943.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 14

"Baltic States' Second Occupation during this War," in Latvia under German Occupation, Washington, D.C., 1943.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 15

Letter to the editor, Evening and Sunday Star, 1943 January 10.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript of Bilmanis's text, and printed copy of article to which he was responding
Box/Folder 2 : 16

Letter to the editor, Christian Science Monitor, 1943 February 23.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 2 : 17

Letter to the editor, PM, 1943 March 3.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript letter and reply from John P. Lewis
Box/Folder 2 : 18

Letter to the editor, Life, 1943 April 10.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy and typescript copy of additional letter by the Polish ambassador, Jan Ciechanowski
Box/Folder 2 : 19

Speech, Polish Constitution Day, Washington Irving High School, New York City, 1943 May 2.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 2 : 20

Letter to the editor, Christian Science Monitor, 1943 October 26.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 2 : 21

Letter to the editor, Washington Post, 1943 October 29.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript and printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 22

Letter to the editor, New York Post, 1943 November 19.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 2 : 23

"The Foreign Policy of Russia," speech, 1944 March 21.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
Box/Folder 2 : 24

"Latvian Minister Says His People Want Atlantic Charter Freedom," Evening Star, 1944 October 17.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 25

"Baltic States Stand Firm," New York Herald Tribune, 1945 January 28.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 26

"Latvian History," Washington Post, 1945 March 11.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 2 : 27

Latvia as an Independent State, Washington, D.C., 1947.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy of review by Edgars Andersons in Sauksme, no. 11/12, 1947. Folder contains entire serial issue
Box/Folder 2 : 28

Latvia: Country and People, Washington, D.C., 1948.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
box 3

Latvian Legation Office File, 1934-1946.

Scope and Content Note

Aide-mémoires, lists, and memoranda and reports, arranged alphabetically by physical form
Box/Folder 3 : 1

Aide-mémoires, 1941-1944.

Scope and Content Note

Includes materials pertaining to the Latvian Legations in Washington and London, and whose authorship is uncertain. Typescripts
 

Lists, 1934-1946

Box/Folder 3 : 2

Latvian place names, 1934

Box/Folder 3 : 3

Latvian refugees and missing persons, 1940-1946.

Scope and Content Note

Includes names of Latvians in Brazil, Canada, China, and the United States
Box/Folder 3 : 4

Latvian officials deported into the Soviet gulag, 1941

Box/Folder 3 : 5

Latvian diplomats abroad, 1946

 

Memoranda and reports, 1935-1944

Box/Folder 3 : 6

General, 1943

 

About Latvia and the Baltic states

Box/Folder 3 : 7-8

General, 1935-1944.

Scope and Content Note

Unattributed writings; may include some authored by Alfreds Bilmanis
 

Written by L. Elkis for the Latvian Legation, Washington, D.C.

Box/Folder 3 : 9

Latvia: Economic Resources and Capacities, Washington, D.C., 1942.

Scope and Content Note

Printed copy
Box/Folder 3 : 10

"Russian Bolshevistic Atrocities in Latvia," 1943 April.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript
box 3-4

Subject File, 1920-1948.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, correspondence, pamphlets, reports, and serial issues, arranged alphabetically by subject
Box/Folder 3 : 11

Baltic States--Politics and government, 1940-1945.

Note

See separate headings for each country for more materials regarding individual histories.

Scope and Content Note

Includes photocopy of secret instructions, in Russian, to Soviet security agents regarding the arrest of "anti-Soviet elements" in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia
Box/Folder 3 : 12

Estonia--Politics and government, 1940-1991

 

Latvia

Box/Folder 3 : 13

Economic conditions, 1945

 

Foreign relations

Box/Folder 3 : 14

Soviet Union, 1929-1944

Box/Folder 3 : 15

United States, 1928

Box/Folder 3 : 16

Latvian Red Cross, 1945

Box/Folder 3 : 17

Latvian Social Democratic Workers Party, 1944

Box/Folder 3 : 18

Latvijas Centrala Padome (Latvian Central Council), 1944-1945.

Scope and Content Note

Materials pertaining to underground resistance in Latvia during World War II, and to the activities of this organization, based in Sweden
Box/Folder 4 : 1

League of Nations, 1920-1939.

Scope and Content Note

Copies of published proceedings concerning the three Baltic States, and copies of various international treaties to which they were signatories, as recorded by the League of Nations
Box/Folder 4 : 2

Lithuania--Politics and government, 1940-1991.

Scope and Content Note

Includes copies of instructions to Soviet security forces, in Lithuanian and in English translation, regarding the handling of "anti-Soviet elements" in Lithuania
Box/Folder 4 : 3

Merchant ships--Latvia, 1942.

Scope and Content Note

Includes materials relating to the sinking of Latvian cargo ships during World War II, and to postwar litigation concerning the Soviet nationalization of the Latvian Shipping Company
 

Refugees

Box/Folder 4 : 4

Germany (West), 1945-1948.

Scope and Content Note

Materials relating to refugees from the three Baltic States, primarily those from Latvia, living in displaced person camps in occupied Germany following the Second World War
Box/Folder 4 : 5

Sweden, 1945-1946.

Scope and Content Note

Materials pertaining to the situation of Latvian refugees after World War II, especially those subject to repatriation to the Soviet Union in 1945, and to protests concerning such relocation
Box/Folder 4 : 6

Soviet Union--Politics and government, 1942-1943

box 4-8 and 10

Printed Matter, 1944-1948.

Scope and Content Note

Clippings, pamphlets, and serial issues, arranged alphabetically by physical form and therein by title
Box/Folder 4 : 7-9

Clippings

Box 5

Latvian serial issues.

Scope and Content Note

Most titles originating from Germany or Austria represent the publishing efforts of Latvian refugees in displaced person camps
Box/Folder 5 : 1

Atbalss (Canada), no. 2, 1948 June 30

Box/Folder 5 : 2

Atbalss (Germany), 1948 January-June

Box/Folder 5 : 3

Auseklis (Germany), no. 171, 1947 December 13

Box/Folder 5 : 4

Baltiešu Ziņas Austrija (Austria), nos. 95, 119, 120, 121, 122, 132, 134, 1947-1948

Box/Folder 5 : 5

Ceļs (Germany), no. 7/8, 1947

Box/Folder 5 : 6

Cī"ņa (Latvia), nos. 243, 253, 258, 279, 281, 290, 305, 1947; no. 4, 1948

Box/Folder 5 : 7

Dienas Zi"ņas (Germany), nos. 8 (incomplete), 44, 45, 72, 77, 84, 100, 101, 103, 1946; nos. 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 1947

Box/Folder 5 : 8

Dzimtene (United States), 1940 October

Box/Folder 5 : 9

Dzimtenes balss (Sweden), nos. 7-8, 1946; nos. 2-4, 6, 1947; nos. 2-3, 1948

Box/Folder 5 : 10

Gana balss (Sweden), nos. 1-5, 1945; nos. 4-7, 1946; nos. 1-7, 1947; nos. 1-2, 1948

Box/Folder 5 : 11

Ilustrētas Vārds (Germany), nos. 16-18, 1947; no. 26, 1948.

Scope and Content Note

Includes some articles in English
Box/Folder 5 : 12

Jaunadze (Germany), nos. 68-72, 1947

Box/Folder 5 : 13

Labietis (Sweden), nos. 1-2, 1946

Box/Folder 5 : 14

Lapa (Germany), nos. 6-8, 1947

Box/Folder 6 : 1

Latgola (Germany), nos. 34, 37-40, 1947; nos. 57-59, 61-62, 75-77, 1948

Box/Folder 6 : 2

Latviešu studentu centrālās savienības biļetēns (Germany), no. 1, 1948

Box/Folder 6 : 3

Latviešu Ziņas (Germany), nos. 90, 93, 95-97, 1947; 1, 4, 9-10, 12-17, 43-44, 1948

Box/Folder 6 : 4

Latvija (Argentina), nos. 123-124, 1947

Box/Folder 6 : 5

Latvija (Camp Churchill, Germany), nos. 325-328, 335-336, 1947; nos. 337-340, 1948

Box/Folder 6 : 6

Latvija (Günzburg/Donau, Germany), no. 79, 1947; nos. 7, 10-14, 42-45, 1948

Box/Folder 6 : 7

Latvju Vārds (Sweden), nos. 13-21, 1948

Box/Folder 6 : 8

Latvju Zinas (Sweden), nos. 14-21, 46, 48-51, 1948.

Note

See also OVERSIZE MATERIALS
Box/Folder 6 : 9

LCK Informācija Biļetens (Germany), no. 6, 1948

Box/Folder 6 : 10

Londonas Avīze (Great Britain), nos. 37, 40, 42, 1945; nos. 93-95, 110, 1948

Box/Folder 6 : 11

Londonas Latviešu Vestnesis (Great Britain), nos. 49-52, 68, 1948

Box/Folder 6 : 12

Meža Vēstis (Germany), nos. 8 and 12, 1948

Box/Folder 6 : 13

Pax Romana (Germany?), nos. 6-8, n.d.

Box/Folder 7 : 1

Sauksme (Germany), nos. 1-4, 9/10, 1947

Box/Folder 7 : 2

Svētdienas Zi"ņas (Germany), nos. 56-60, 73-74, 1948

Box/Folder 7 : 3

Tāvu zemes calendars (Germany), 1948

Box/Folder 7 : 4

Tēvzeme (Germany), no. 80, 1947; nos. 6, 7-8, 10-11, 13-15, 18, 43-45, 1948

Box/Folder 7 : 5

Tiesībniks (Germany), nos. 1 and 3, 1947

Box/Folder 7 : 6

Valkas Ziņas (Germany), nos. 2-3, 6-17, 42-45, 1948

Box/Folder 7 : 7

Vēstnesis (Germany?), nos. 1-2, 1945

Box/Folder 7 : 8

Ziņas (Germany), nos. 156-167, 203-209, 1948

Box/Folder 7 : 9

Latvian miscellany. Fragments of bulletins, largely from DP camps in Germany, 1945-1948.

Scope and Content Note

Includes one newssheet from Sweden
Box 8

Publications in languages other than Latvian

Box/Folder 8 : 1

Balt-Press, no. 15, 1946

Box/Folder 8 : 2

Baltic Review, no. 1, v. 2, 1947

Box/Folder 8 : 3

The Beacon, 1947 October

Box/Folder 8 : 4

Oras, Ants, Deportations in Estonia, n.d.

Box/Folder 8 : 5

Im Ausland, nos. 2, 4, 22, 1948

Box/Folder 8 : 6

Izvestia, 1947 October 15

Box/Folder 8 : 7

K. Silinis: Paintings, Frankfurt am Main, 1947

Box/Folder 8 : 8

La Lettonie et les autres états baltes dans la politique internationale, 1946 August 10

Box/Folder 8 : 9

Lithuanian Bulletin, no. 12, 1947; nos.1/2, 1948

Box/Folder 8 : 10

Svensk Tidskrift, v. XXXIV, 1947

Box/Folder 8 : 11

Trud, 1947 December 4

Box/Folder 8 : 12

Vytis, 1948 March

box 9-10 and map case

Oversize Materials, 1919-1947.

Scope and Content Note

Clipping, correspondence, diary, maps, photograph, and serial issues, arranged by size
Box/Folder 9 : 1

Clipping and photograph relating to the sinking of Latvian cargo ships, 1942 February 2

Box/Folder 9 : 2-4

Serial issues, Latvju Ziņas (Sweden), nos. 1-65, 1945; nos. 1-99, 1946; nos. 1-100, 1947

Box/Folder 10 : 1

War diary kept by Kārlis Birkaivs during a military campaign in Kurzeme, Latvia, 1919.

Scope and Content Note

Includes letters and telegrams, relating to this diary, 1919-1947
Box/Folder 10 : 2-3

Maps, drawn by Kārlis Birkaivs, showing telegraph lines used by the Latvian army in Kurzeme, 1919

Container Map case

Four maps, drawn by Kārlis Birkaivs, showing telegraph lines used by the Latvian army in Kurzeme, 1919