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Title Elga Sprogis-Pone Interview Transcript
Author Klees, Michelle
Date 11 Jan 2001
Document Type Personal Account
Reference IHRC1223, Box 1, Folder 7
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name Klees, Michelle Papers, c.1940-1990
Description Elga Sprogis-Pone discusses the traditional Latvian pagan religion and describes the holidays and traditional foods eaten. Elga talks about Latvian folk songs and keeping these traditions alive in the United States.
Series Description Eleven oral history transcripts produced in conjunction with MA thesis "Persevering Endurance: Latvians in Minnesota", University of Northern Colorado, 2002. The interviews conducted by Michelle Klees between 2000 and 2001 focus on the experiences of Latvian displaced persons after World War Two and their immigration to the United States. Covered are also Latvian traditions, the issue of maintaining one's ethnic culture after resettlement, and the activities of the Latvian American community in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
Theme(s) Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations; Displaced Persons and Refugees
Country (from) Latvia
Country (to) United States of America
Places Daugavpils, Latvia; Des Moines, California, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Iowa, United States; Montreal, Canada; Estonia
Nationality Latvian; European
People Sprogis-Pone, Elga
Keywords immigration, Second World War, conflict, refugee, displacement, cultural identity, community relations, history, culture, foreign occupation, biography, family, history, communism, relocation camp, relocation, religion, clubs, music, entertainment, sponsored migration, school, artisans, societies, holidays and celebrations, Lutheranism, Jewish, industry, food, agriculture, education, literature, family reunion
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Immigration History Research Center Archives catalogue.
Catalogue Link Immigration History Research Center Archives Catalogue
Language English
Copyright Copyright is held by Michelle Klees