Register of the Voldemars Salnais papers

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Title: Voldemars Salnais papers
Date (inclusive): 1886-1973
Collection Number: 75069
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: Mainly in Latvian
Physical Description: 4 manuscript boxes, 2 envelopes, 1 oversize box (3.2 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, reports, clippings, printed matter, and photographs, relating to Latvian independence movements, foreign relations, and women's organizations; Latvians in Siberia (Vladivostok); and the Office of the Latvian Representative in the Far East and Siberia. Includes some materials collected by Milda Salnais.
Creator: Salnais, Voldemars, 1886-1948
Creator: Salnais, Milda
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Library & Archives


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Acquisition Information

Acquired by the Hoover Institution Library & Archives in 1975.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Voldemars Salnais Papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Biographical Note

1886 Born
1920 Vice Director, Latvian Central Bureau of Statistics
1921 Delegate to the League of Nations, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
1923 Delegate to the League of Nations
1925 Minister of Public Welfare
1926 Delegate to the International Labor Organization
1927 Director, Central Bureau of Statistics
1933 Delegate to the League of Nations
1934 Director, Central Bureau of Statistics
1937-1940 Minister to Sweden, Norway and Denmark
1940-1945 Organizer of National Underground in Baltic States
1948 Died

Subjects and Indexing Terms

World War, 1939-1945 -- Latvia
Latvia -- History -- 1918-1940
Nationalism -- Latvia
Latvia -- Foreign relations
Latvia -- History -- Soviet occupation, 1940-1941
Latvians -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia
Women -- Latvia
Latvia -- Foreign relations -- Scandinavia
Scandinavia -- Foreign relations -- Latvia


DIARIES 1935-1948

Scope and Contents

Diaries, handwritten by Voldemars Salnais, arranged chronologically by year
box 1, folder 1

Diary 1934-1938

box 1, folder 2

Diary 1939-1943

box 1, folder 3

Diary 1943-1948


SUBJECT FILE 1918-1945

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, lists, notes, clippings, printed matter, arranged alphabetically by subject
box 1, folder 4

Baltic independence 1944

box 1, folder 5

Latvian Central Council circa 1940

box 1, folder 6

Latvian National Council and Office of Representative in the Siberia 1918-1919

box 1, folder 7

Latvian women, organizations, etc. circa 1920-1930

box 1, folder 8

Latvian Young Men's Christian Association (Y.M.C.A.) in Siberia 1919

box 1, folder 10

National League of Women in Latvia circa 1925


MISCELLANY 1886-1973

Scope and Contents

Miscellaneous notes, clippings, printed matter, etc.
box 2, folder 1

Miscellany 1886-1924

box 2, folder 2

Miscellany circa 1906-1970

box 2, folder 3

Miscellany circa 1920-1940

box 2, folder 4

Miscellany circa 1921-1937

box 2, folder 5

Miscellany circa 1922-1948

box 2, folder 6

Miscellany circa 1924-1964

box 2, folder 7

Miscellany circa 1928-1942

box 2, folder 8

Miscellany circa 1937

box 2, folder 9

Miscellany 1937-1938

box 4, folder 1

Scrapbook pages 1937-1938

box 2, folder 10

Miscellany circa 1937-1947

box 2, folder 11

Miscellany circa 1940-1960

box 2, folder 12

Miscellany circa 1940-1961

box 3, folder 1

Miscellany 1970-1973

box 3, folder 2-3

Miscellany undated


Photographs 1909-1938, undated

Physical Description: circa 260 prints
envelope A

30 photos depicting Voldemars and Milda Salnais, as well as other Latvian and Baltic diplomats and statesmen undated

envelope B

30 photos depicting the Latvian Young Men Christian Association (Y.M.C.A) and the Latvian Army in Vladivostok 1918-1918

box 4, folder 2

Album fC, includes images of Voldemars and Milda Salnais and group portraits from political conferences 1909-1937

box 4, folder 3

13 portraits depicting Voldemars and Milda Salnais and others 1924-1938, undated


Formerly housed in the same box as Album fC.
box 5, folder 1-16

Loose photographs depicting Voldemars and Milda Salnais and others, circa 190 prints undated


Formerly housed in the same box as Album fC.