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Gust Rakus (1916- 2003) was a Greek immigrant who came to the Pacific Northwest in 1933. He collected books, photographs, newsletters, and memorabilia of Greek Americans in the Pacific Northwest. Rakus graduated from the University of Washington in 1940 and began a career as an educator and foreign language teacher that spanned more than thirty years. He was active in the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) and the Greek Orthodox parish of Saint Demetrios.
The bulk of the materials relate to the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) at national, district, chapter, and individual levels. The AHEPA National materials include reports, handbooks, minutes, programs, and promotional materials. AHEPA Firwood District #22 materials include bylaws, convention minutes and reports, convention programs, convention yearbooks, photographs, and other items. A small amount of material pertains directly to the AHEPA-Juan de Fuca Chapter #177 and also to the AHEPA-Gladstone Chapter. This collection also includes some AHEPA-related material derived from the papers of Nicolas Carras, Peter Conom, Gust Rakus, and Thomas Rakus; however, personal and family papers for Gust and Thomas Rakus are represented as well. Finally, the collection contains one folder of items relating to the establishment of the Hellenic Studies program at the University of Washington.
Creator's literary rights have been transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.
|1||AHEPA - National
Includes budgets, conference programs, handbooks (including" Secret Ritual Handbooks" from 1930 and 1960), newsletters, and other materials.
|1||AHEPA - Firwood District #22 - bylaws, budgets, conference files|
|2||AHEPA - Firwood District #22 - Convention Minutes/Reports||1952-2002|
|2||AHEPA - Firwood District #22 - Convention Programs||1948-1986|
|3||AHEPA - Firwood District #22 - Convention Programs||1987-2002|
|3||AHEPA - Firwood District #22 - Convention Yearbooks||1962-1987|
|4||AHEPA - Firwood District #22
Includes Daughters of Penelope, Sons of Pericles, and Maids of Athens materials, including photographs, and other local AHEPA photographs.
|4||AHEPA - Juan de Fuca Chapter
Includes newsletters, programs for "Installation of Officers" ceremonies, invitations, and pamphlets.
|4||AHEPA - Gladstone Chapter - pamphlet|
|4||AHEPA - Nicholas Carras - photographs, clippings and documents|
|4||AHEPA - Peter Conom - Correspondence||1963-1972|
|4||AHEPA - Peter Conom - Clippings||1954-1968|
|4||AHEPA - Peter Conom - Papers||1959-1972|
|4||AHEPA - Gust P. Rakus - Certificates of Merit||1967-2000|
|4||AHEPA - Gust P. Rakus - Correspondence, Outgoing||1969-1991|
|4||AHEPA - Gust P. Rakus - Correspondence, Incoming||1975-2000|
|4||AHEPA - Gust P. Rakus - Correspondence, Circulated||1956-2002|
|4||AHEPA - Gust P. Rakus - Writings||1977-1984, undated|
|4||AHEPA - Gust P. Rakus - Clippings, newsletters, and miscellaneous|
|4||AHEPA - Gust P. Rakus -The Order of AHEPA, 1922-1972
Inscribed to Gust P. Rakus by his son, Thomas Rakus
|April 23, 1976|
|4||AHEPA - Thomas Rakus - Correspondence||1997-2002|
|4||AHEPA - Thomas Rakus -Greek Americans: Struggle and Success
Inscribed to Tom Rakus from author, Charles C. Moskos
|4||Rakus Family - Personal Papers||1977-1984, undated|
|4||Rakus Family - Farm Photographs||undated|
|4||Rakus Family Photographs||undated|
|4||Hellenic Studies Program at the University of Washington|
|5||AHEPA - Oversize rolled photograph||undated|
|5||AHEPA - Plaque presented to the Daughters of Penelope by CARE||May 1986|
|5||AHEPA - artifacts: buttons, nametags, crafts|