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“Second Conference on Latvian Diaspora Archives, Libraries and Material Culture.”

The Library of Congress and the American Latvian Association will co-host a conference on Thursday, September 11 at the Library of Congress:
“Second Conference on Latvian Diaspora Archives, Libraries and Material Culture.”
More information is available on the website of the American Latvian Association at http://www.alausa.org/en/ 
Day 1 of the conference will be at the Library of Congress (Thursday, September 11); 
Day 2 at the Latvian Embassy;
Day 3 (Saturday, September 13) at the American Latvian Association Center and Museum in Rockville, Maryland.
Anyone interested is encouraged to attend.  Representatives from Latvia’s national library and national archives will also speak at the conference.
This is a rare occasion when an ethnic American organization, a non-library organization, has approached us to hold a conference on library and archival materials.  The American Latvian Association has also funded a Latvian-American intern to work at the Library of Congress this summer to enhance a draft description of the Library’s Latvian collections, and we are highly pleased with the intern’s work, first of all her description of 100 early maps of Latvia, especially ones from the 1920s-40s, when borders were often at issue.

Source:
Grant G. Harris
Head, European Reading Room
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20540-4830

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