Register of the Ziemeļkalifornijas latviešu biedrība records

Finding aid prepared by David Jacobs
Hoover Institution Library and Archives
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Stanford University
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Title: Ziemeļkalifornijas latviešu biedrība records
Date (inclusive): 1951-2015
Collection Number: 2016C8
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: In Latvian and English
Physical Description: 21 manuscript boxes (8.8 Linear Feet)
Abstract: The Ziemeļkalifornijas latviešu biedrība (Northern California Latvian Association) records pertain to the largest organization in the Latvian community of Northern California and consist of minutes, correspondence, membership and financial records, bulletins, and printed matter relating to Latvian émigré affairs and Latvians in the United States. The records document the internal workings of the organization and its public activities, including the many cultural events sponsored by the association. There are also materials relating to efforts to keep the cause of Baltic independence alive during the Cold War, including protests over Soviet occupation of the Baltic States.
Creator: Ziemel̦kalifornijas latviešu biedrība
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives

Access

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Publication Rights

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Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 2015.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Ziemelkalifornijas latviešu biedrība records, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Historical Note

Founded in 1958, the Ziemeļkalifornijas latviešu biedrība (Northern California Latvian Association) has served as a focal point in the community life of Latvians in Northern California. The association has sponsored cultural events and organized recreational activities for young people. It sought to preserve the cause of independence for the Baltic States during the Cold War, and after Baltic independence was renewed in 1991, the association promoted assistance to newly sovereign Latvia. The association publishes Ziemeļkalifornijas Apskats.

Scope and Content of Collection

The Ziemeļkalifornijas latviešu biedrība (Northern California Latvian Association) records pertain to the largest organization in the Latvian community of Northern California and consist of minutes, correspondence, membership and financial records, bulletins, and printed matter relating to Latvian émigré affairs and Latvians in the United States. The records document the internal workings of the organization and its public activities, including the many cultural events sponsored by the association. There are also materials relating to efforts to keep the cause of Baltic independence alive during the Cold War, including protests over Soviet occupation of the Baltic States.
The records include papers relating to two earlier organizations, the Latviešu Apvienībus Oaklandē and the Latviešu Kopa Los Gatosa. There are also extensive materials concerning the building of a proposed Latvian center in Orinda, California, a project that never came to fruition. The printed matter series includes many issues of Ziemeļkalifornijas Apskats, the association's monthly publication. There are also numerous issues of Zelta Vārtu Vēstis, the publication of the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran church. Additionally, the collection contains significant materials about youth activities organized by the association.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Latvians -- United States
Latvia -- Emigration and immigration

 

Correspondence 1965-2008

box 1, folder 1

1965-1969

box 1, folder 2

1970-1971

box 1, folder 3-4

1972

box 1, folder 5-6

1973

box 1, folder 7

1974

box 1, folder 8

1975

box 1, folder 9

1976

box 1, folder 10

1977

box 1, folder 11

1978

box 1, folder 12

1979

box 1, folder 13

1980

box 1, folder 14

1981

box 2, folder 1

1982

box 2, folder 2

1983

box 2, folder 3

1984

box 2, folder 4

1985-1989

box 2, folder 5

1990-1995

box 2, folder 6

1996-1999

box 2, folder 7

2000-2003

box 2, folder 8

2004-2008

box 2, folder 9

Articles of Incorporation 1958-1988

box 2, folder 10

Rules and Procedures 1956-2013

 

Statutes and By-laws 1958-2014

box 2, folder 11, box 3, folder 1

1958

box 3, folder 2

1970-2014

 

Minutes of Meetings 1958-2014

 

Board of Directors (Executive Committee) 1959-2014

box 3, folder 3

1959

box 3, folder 4

1960-1961

box 3, folder 5

1962

box 3, folder 6

1964-1965

box 3, folder 7

1966

box 3, folder 8

1967-1969

box 3, folder 9

1970-1975

box 3, folder 10

1976-1977

box 3, folder 11

1978

box 3, folder 12

1980-1981

box 3, folder 13

1982-1983

box 3, folder 14

1984-1985

box 4, folder 1

1986-1987

box 4, folder 2

1988

box 4, folder 3

1989-1993

box 4, folder 4

1993

box 4, folder 5

1994

box 4, folder 6

1995

box 4, folder 7

1996

box 4, folder 8

1997

box 4, folder 9

1998

box 4, folder 10

1999

box 4, folder 11

2000

box 4, folder 12

2001

box 4, folder 13

2002

box 5, folder 1

2003

box 5, folder 2

2004

box 5, folder 3

2005

box 5, folder 4

2006

box 5, folder 5

2007

box 5, folder 6

2008

box 5, folder 7

2009

box 5, folder 8

2010

box 5, folder 9

2011

box 5, folder 10

2012

box 5, folder 11

2013

box 5, folder 12

2014

 

Council 1958-2014

box 5, folder 13

1958-1960

box 5, folder 14

1965-1979

box 6, folder 1

1984-1989

box 6, folder 2

1990-1999

box 6, folder 3

2000-2004

box 6, folder 4

2005-2010

box 6, folder 5

2011-2014

 

General assembly of members 1958-2014

box 6, folder 6

1958-1959

box 6, folder 7

1960-1962

box 6, folder 8

1963-1965

box 6, folder 9

1966-1968

box 6, folder 10

1970-1975

box 6, folder 11

1976-1978

box 6, folder 12

1980-1984

box 6, folder 13

1985-1988

box 6, folder 14

1993-1995

box 6, folder 15

1996-1999

box 6, folder 16

2000-2002

box 6, folder 17

2003-2005

box 6, folder 18

2006-2008

box 6, folder 19

2009-2011

box 7, folder 1

2012-2014

 

Activities File 1958-2014

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, announcements, flyers, and minutes of meetings.
box 7, folder 2

Aivars Baumanis visit 1994

box 7, folder 3

Choir 1974-1979

 

Cultural and social events 1968-2014

box 7, folder 4-5

General 1968-2010

box 7, folder 6

Baltic Day and Baltic Night celebrations 1991-1998

box 7, folder 7

Cantus concert 1995

box 7, folder 8

Choir 1974-1979

box 7, folder 9

Folk dance group, Ritenītis 1966-1969

box 7, folder 10-11

Independence Day celebrations 1985-2014

box 7, folder 12

Līča Vēji vocal ensemble 1976-1984

box 7, folder 13

Rīga Dome Boys Choir concert 2000

box 7, folder 14

Theater group 1995

box 8, folder 1

Guntis Ulmanis visit 1997

box 8, folder 2

Latvijas Atbalsta Grupa 1997-1998

box 8, folder 3

Volleyball team 1978

 

Youth Council 1958-1983

box 8, folder 4

1958-1969

box 8, folder 5

1970-1977

box 8, folder 6

1978-1980

box 8, folder 7

1981-1983

box 8, folder 8

Photographs 1981

box 8, folder 9

Ziemeļkalifornijas Apskats subscriber lists 1969-2008

 

Accounts File 1959-2009

box 8, folder 10, box 9, folder 1-3

Applications for tax-exempt status 1959-1989

 

Balances 1959-2009

Scope and Contents note

Includes itemized receipts and expenditures.
box 9, folder 4

1959-1968

box 9, folder 5

1968-1969

box 9, folder 6

1970-1971

box 9, folder 7

1972-1974

box 9, folder 8

1975-1979

box 9, folder 9

1980-1982

box 10, folder 1

1983-1987

box 10, folder 2

1988-1989

box 10, folder 3

1990-1991

box 10, folder 4

1992-1997

box 10, folder 5

1998-1999

box 10, folder 6

2000-2001

box 10, folder 7

2002-2003

box 10, folder 8

2004

box 10, folder 9

2005-2009

 

Membership Lists 1989-2014

box 11, folder 1-2

General 1989-2014

box 11, folder 3

Board members 2000-2007

box 11, folder 4

List of Latvian Students Studying at U.C. Berkeley and U.C. San Francisco 1957

box 11, folder 5

Questionnaire 1996

 

Aldis Simsons File 1991-2011

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence, notes, and annotated minutes of meetings.
box 11, folder 6

1991-1992

box 11, folder 7

1993-1994

box 11, folder 8

1995-1996

box 11, folder 9

1997

box 11, folder 10

1998

box 11, folder 11

1999

box 11, folder 12

2000

box 12, folder 1

2001-2003

box 12, folder 2

2004-2005

box 12, folder 3

2006-2007

box 12, folder 4

2008-2011

 

Latviešu Apvienības Oaklandē File 1951-1958

box 12, folder 5

Constitution and statutes 1951

box 12, folder 6

Minutes of meetings 1951-1958

box 12, folder 7

Newsletter and correspondence 1951-1958

box 12, folder 8

Commemorative album 1956

box 12, folder 9

Inventory 1951-1958

 

Latviešu Kopa Los Gatosa File 1952-1953

box 13, folder 1-3

American Latvian Association correspondence 1952

box 13, folder 4

Articles 1952

box 13, folder 5

Minutes of meetings 1952-1953

 

American Latvian Association File 1953-2010

Scope and Contents note

Includes bulletins, correspondence, and newsletters.
box 13, folder 6

1953

box 13, folder 7

1954-1958

box 13, folder 8

1961-1968

box 13, folder 9

1969-1970

box 13, folder 10

1971-1978

box 13, folder 11

1982-1985

box 13, folder 12

1986-1987

box 14, folder 1

1988-1989

box 14, folder 2

1990

box 14, folder 3

1990-1991

box 14, folder 4

1992-1993

box 14, folder 5

1994-1995

box 14, folder 6

1998-2000

box 14, folder 7

2001-2006

box 14, folder 8

2010

 

Subject File 1973-1997

box 14, folder 9

Baltic Alliance of Northern California 1991-1997

box 14, folder 10

Latvian Foundation, Inc. 1973

box 14, folder 11-12

Proposed Orinda center project 1986-1989

box 15, folder 1-6

Proposed Orinda center project 1989-1992

box 15, folder 7

CD-R, Latviešu Sanfrancisko un tās apkārtnē 2004

 

Photographs 1970-1991

box 15, folder 8

Miscellaneous 1970-1982

box 15, folder 9

18 prints depicting protest at Soviet consulate in San Francisco 1991

 

Printed Matter 1959-2015

box 15, folder 10-12

Clippings 1990-2004

 

Reports 1991-2014

box 16, folder 1

Rietumkrasta Latviešu Izglītības Centra 2012. gada pārskats 2012

box 16, folder 2

Gada Darbības Pārskats, Amerikas Latviešu Apvienība 2012-2014

box 16, folder 3

Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe 1991

box 16, folder 4

Programs 1992-1998

 

Serial issues 1959-2015

box 16, folder 5

Bitīte 1970

box 16, folder 6

Čikāgas Ziņas 2011-2013

box 16, folder 7

Dienvidkalifornijas Latviešu Informācijas Biļetens 1998-2012

box 16, folder 8

Gaŗezera Ziņas 1974

box 16, folder 9

Latvian Dimensions 2011-2013

box 16, folder 10

Latvietis Latvietim 1974-1975

box 16, folder 11

Zelta Rīts 1989

 

Zelta Vārtu Vēstis

box 16, folder 12

1960

box 16, folder 13

1961

box 16, folder 14

1968-1969

box 17, folder 1

1970

box 17, folder 2

1971

box 17, folder 3-4

1972

box 17, folder 5

1973

box 17, folder 6

2011-2012

 

Ziemeļkalifornijas Apskats

box 17, folder 7

1964-1976

box 18, folder 1

1977-1978

box 18, folder 2

1979-1981

box 18, folder 3

1982

box 18, folder 4

1982-1985

box 18, folder 5

1992-1997

box 18, folder 6

1998

box 18, folder 7

1999

box 18, folder 8

2000

box 19, folder 1

2001

box 19, folder 2

2002

box 19, folder 3

2003

box 19, folder 4

2004

box 19, folder 5

2005

box 19, folder 6

2006-2007

box 19, folder 7-8

2008

box 20, folder 1-2

2009

box 20, folder 3-4

2010

box 20, folder 5-6

2011

box 21, folder 1

2012

box 21, folder 2-3

2013

box 21, folder 4

2014

box 21, folder 5

2014-2015

box 21, folder 6

Ziemeļkalifornijas Latviešu Biedrība Apkārtraksts 1959

 

Ziemeļkalifornijas Latviešu Ev.-Lut. draudzes

box 21, folder 7

1966-1969

box 21, folder 8

1971-1972

box 21, folder 9

1974-1975

box 21, folder 10

Telephone books 1999-2014