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  • Collection Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical/Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Collection Summary

    Title: Eduards Kraucs papers
    Dates: 1945-1977
    Collection Number: 78028
    Creator: Kraucs, Eduards, 1898-
    Collection Size: 1 manuscript box, 1 envelope, 1 album box, 474 filmstrips, 3 motion picture film reels (2.4 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution Archives
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Autobiographical sketch, scrapbook, motion picture film, and photographs, relating primarily to Latvian refugees in Germany and the United States. Includes translations.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: Latvian

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Eduards Kraucs papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1978.


    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 online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical/Historical Note

    A Latvian-American photographer and television cameraman, Eduards Kraucs was born in Riga on August 21, 1898. During World War I his family was evacuated to Moscow, where he graduated from high school and the Geological Institute. In 1921 Kraucs returned to Latvia, where he enlisted in the army as a volunteer and began taking photographs and motion picture footage for Latvian news organizations. When Russians and later Germans occupied Latvia, his filming was used by both organizations. In the late 1940s, Kraucs and his wife worked as farm laborers in Displaced Persons camps in Hochfeld, near Augsburg, West Germany, where he filmed the inhabitants of the camp. In 1948 he made a film for the International Refugees Organization on the screening and emmigration of refugees to the U.S. for CBS. In 1950, the Kraucs immigrated to the U.S., settling in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where Kraucs worked for the Alexander Film Company, later acquired by CBS and renamed KKTV-11. Kraucs worked for KKTV-11 for 26 years, arranging for many Latvian broadcasts and interviews through the 1960s and 1970s.
    See also the biographical sketch in box 1.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Autobiographical sketch, scrapbook, motion picture film, and photographs, relating primarily to Latvian refugees in Germany and the United States. Includes translations.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Latvians--United States.
    Motion pictures.