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Inventory of the Latvian Oral History Project Interviews
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  • Title: Latvian Oral History Project interviews
    Date (inclusive): 1999-2000
    Collection Number: 99028
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: In Latvian and English.
    Physical Description: 1 manuscript box (0.4 linear feet)
    Abstract: Sound recordings of interviews of Latvian political leaders, governmental officials, and others, relating to political, social and economic conditions in Latvia. Includes transcripts of questions and some related printed matter. Project sponsored by the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. Interviews conducted by David Jacobs.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives


    Collection is open for research. Use copies of all sound recordings in this collection are available.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Latvian Oral History Project interviews, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1999.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    These interviews were conducted in 1999-2000 by David Jacobs of the Hoover Institution Archives in an attempt to document political and social conditions, as well as cultural trends, in Latvia at the time. Each interviewee was asked a set of prepared questions designed to elicit information on leading issues of the day in a country that had become independent again in 1991, following the breakup of the Soviet Union. Topics covered in the interviews include Latvia's relations with the Russian Federation, its efforts to join the European Union (a goal that Latvia achieved in 2004), and the status of the sizeable Russian minority in the country. The role of business interests in Latvian politics was also addressed in a number of the interviews, as were questions of regional and social inequalities in the country. The interviews were recorded on compact sound cassettes.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace.
    Jacobs, David.
    Latvia--Economic conditions--1991-
    Latvia--Politics and government--1991-
    Latvia--Social conditions.