Private archives of Latvian American reverand, author, bibliophile and collector Rev. Richards Zariņš contains his personal
papers and the records of The Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church of New York. The materials document the life of Latvian
community in New York after the arrival of World War II refugees and show the significant role of Rev. Richards Zariņš as
a leader of community.
Rev. Richards Zariņš was born in 1913 in Latvia, in the Gaujiena parish in Northern Vidzeme. In 1938, he graduated from the
Faculty of Theology, University of Latvia. The same year, Rev. Zariņš was ordained by Dr.T. Grinbergs, Archbishop of the Evangelical
Lutheran Church of Latvia. Rev. Zariņš worked as an assistant pastor of the Dome congregation of Riga (1938-1944); taught
religion in a public school and at gymnasium (high school); edited a newspaper, "Lutheran Weekly"; and was a liturgist for
Lutheran services for the Latvian broadcasting services in Riga.
44.0 Linear feet
(96 manuscript boxes, 7 flat boxes)
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