Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies records, 1967-2018  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies
Title
Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies records
Dates
1967-2018 (inclusive)
Quantity
40.45 cubic feet (41 boxes)
Collection Number
5572
Summary
Records of an international educational and scholarly organization which promotes research and education in Baltic Studies
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Portions of the collections are restricted as indicated. Contact the Special Collections division of the University of Washington Libraries for details.

Languages
English, Latvian, Lithuanian, Estonian, French, German, Russian
Sponsor
Funding for the processing, arranging and description of Accession No. 5572-001 provided through a grant by the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The Association of for the Advancement of Baltic studies (AABS) was officially established on December 1, 1968, following the conclusion of the first conference on Baltic studies organized by the founding members of the AABS and held at the University of Maryland. As stated in the AABS Constitution, the Association’s basic aim is “the promotion of research and education in Baltic studies.” Further, it encourages “the organization of interested scholars to increase the quality of research” through the sponsorship of “meetings and conferences for the exchange of professional views and the evaluation of research.”

The Association was founded and administered early on by a largely volunteer Board of Directors, elected officers and staff, including its Administrative Executive Director, Janis Gaigulis, who served in this capacity from 1968 through his retirement from the position in 1992. He remained an active Senior Advisor to the AABS until his death in 2005. His dedication to the administration and success of the AABS throughout his life led to the moniker “Mr. AABS”.

Another active leader of the AABS was Valters Nollendorfs, who held various positions within the AABS, including President 1976-78, Chairman of the Research Committee 1978-1984, Vice-President of Conferences 1984-1986 and Academic Executive Director 1992-1996. Many prominent Baltic studies intellectual leaders and community advocates have been involved in the AABS over the past 40+ years, including Ulo Sinberg, Gundar King, Valdis Zeps, Rein Taagepera, Tonu Parming, Vaira Vikis-Freiberga, Toivo Raun and Ivar Ivask to name just a few who are represented within the collection.

For the first two decades of the AABS, the intellectual focus was primarily on communication and exchange of ideas and research within the West, including conferences sponsored by the AABS which were held exclusively within North America. While efforts were made to promote exchange with the international community, including an association with the Baltische Historische Kommission in the late 1970s and 1980s, it wasn’t until the independence of the Baltic States in the early 1990s that a new focus of international scholarly exchange was possible.

Unique challenges in the promotion of scholarly exchange were faced by AABS during the Soviet-era occupation of the Baltic States including the ability of information and scholars to travel outside of the Baltic region. The AABS tried to further the exchange of ideas in the 1970s and 1980s through invitation of Baltic scholars to join their biannual conferences in North America while in some instances sponsoring their visas, at times with limited success.

Throughout the history of the Association it has been challenged to remain an apolitical scholarly organization, even when significant and historic events within the Baltic states could have dictated otherwise. Leaders within the AABS actively reiterated its goals and purpose to outside individuals and organizations to remain a scholarly organization while still promoting the expression of new research through the publication of its Journal of Baltic Studies and many monographs considered significant to the furthering of Baltic humanistic studies.

Internationalizing the AABS’s scholarly activities became a priority from independence of the Baltic states forward including the opening of the Baltic Academic Center in Riga, Latvia on May 15, 1992 (in a joint venture with the International Research and Exchanges Board); the Commission for Academic Reform in the Baltic States; and the application of the AABS in 1991 for membership in the American Council of Learned Societies, which was accepted on April 30, 1992.

By 1998, through a need to sustain the AABS financially and academically, the Association made the decision to re-organize its executive leadership structure including a move of the administrative office to Portland, Oregon from its long-time residence in New York. The re-organization included the move from an entirely volunteer organization to professionalizing several of the staff positions, including the provision of salaries for some key positions.

The late 1990s and early 2000s saw the AABS at a “crossroads” with membership falling and the long-time core of the organization both retiring from active involvement as well as passing away. The Association sought a new physical home for its executive administration and turned to the University of Washington, where the Association’s Executive Office is now based.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Contains correspondence, notes, by-laws, constitution, minutes, reports, publications, administrative files, conference files, grant files, subject files, marketing material, member lists, donor lists, clippings, institutional agreements, technical documentation, press releases, publications, photographs, audio tapes, microfilm and bound copies of the Journal of Baltic Studies.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Accession No. 5572-001: Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies records, 1967-2005Return to Top

18.65 cubic feet (22 boxes)
35 photographic prints
6 photographic negatives
11 audio cassette tapes
19 reels microfilm

Restrictions on Access: Open to all users, with the exception of donor files and scholarship files which are restricted to AABS use.

Acquisition Info: Guntis Smidchens for the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies, 09/30/2010

Arrangement: Accession No. 5572-001 is arranged in five primary series with associated sub-series. Original content of folders was retained where possible and fit into the arrangement schema. This is indicated by folder titles with quotations in the title. Efforts were made during arrangement to sort non-English language materials according to their intellectual context within the collection. Due to the significant quantity of material, full review and interpretation of all non-English language documents was not possible.

Scope and Content: The bulk of the collection is comprised of correspondence to and from members of the AABS, in particular with Janis Gaigulis who was the Executive Director of the AABS from 1968 through his retirement from the position in 1992. He remained an active Senior Advisor to the AABS until his death in 2005. The core of the collection are his personal business files accumulated through the administrative functions of the AABS. Additionally, the collection appears to contain a portion of the administrative files of Valters Nollendorfs who held various positions within the AABS, including President 1976-78, Chairman of the Research Committee 1978-1984, Vice-President of Conferences 1984-1986 and Academic Executive Director 1992-1996. The records document the creation, development and administration of the AABS from the beginning of Association’s official inception in 1968 through 2005.

Processing Info: Accession No. 5572-001 was processed in 2011 by Paula Little. All records were arranged, re-foldered and re-boxed and described. Photographic materials were encapsulated and retained in situ with the records collection. Audio cassette tapes are originals and will need further processing for use.

Container(s) Description Dates
Administration
Scope and Content: The Administrative Series contains the records documenting the activities involved in the administration of the Association. Included are the correspondence, notes, papers, reports and other textual & photographic material recording the establishment and ongoing administrative activities of the AABS. Each sub-series of the Administrative Series contains material which is arranged in a general chronologic order.
Constitution & By-laws
Scope and Content: Includes revisions, addendums, proposed changes and legal issues concerning the AABS constitution and its by-laws.
Box/Folder Accession
1/1 5572-001
Constitution & By-laws - Originals
1969-1998
1/2 5572-001
By-law revisions
1969-1974
1/3 5572-001
By-law revisions
1978-1997
1/4 5572-001
By-law revisions
1984-1997
1/5 5572-001
Statutes, by-laws, constitution, creation & legal revisions
1969-1974
Minutes, Agendas, Board Meetings
Scope and Content: Includes meeting minutes, notes, meeting and agenda correspondence, meeting minutes addenda, meeting logistics. Also includes 8 audio cassettes labeled as Board Meetings which took place in conjunction with the 2nd AABS bi-annual Conference in San Jose, California.
Box/Folder Accession
1/6 5572-001
Board Meetings - General material
1969-1973
22 5572-001
Board Meetings
1970
1/7 5572-001
Board Meetings - General material
1974-1976
22 5572-001
Board Meetings
1974
1/8 5572-001
Board Meetings - General material
1976-1978
1/9 5572-001
Board Meetings - General material
1979-1981
1/10 5572-001
Board Meetings - General material
1982-1983
1/11 5572-001
Board Meetings - General material
1984-1991
1/12 5572-001
Board Meetings - General material
1992-1995
1/13 5572-001
Board Meetings - General material
1996
1/14 5572-001
Board Meetings - General material
1997
1/15 5572-001
Board Meetings - General material
1998
1/16 5572-001
Board Meetings - General material
1999
1/17 5572-001
Board Meetings - General material
2000
1/18 5572-001
Board Meetings - General material
2001
1/19 5572-001
Board Meetings - General material
2002
20 5572-001
Board Meetings - General material
2003
21 5572-001
Board Meetings - General material
2004-2005
Strategy, Goals, Objectives of AABS
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, memos and notes on statements of purpose, future planning and Quo Vadis or "where are you going".
Box/Folder Accession
2/1 5572-001
Strategy, Goals, Objectives of AABS - General material
1969-1988
2/4 5572-001
Strategy, Goals, Objectives of AABS - General material
2000-2005
2/2 5572-001
"Future Planning"
1974-1975
2/3 5572-001
"AABS Strategic Options"
1995-1998
2/5 5572-001
"Quo Vadis AABS"
2001-2004
State of the Association
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, memo, reports, statements and status reports, executive reports, annual administrative reports.
Box/Folder Accession
2/6 5572-001
State of the Association - general materials
1969-1984
Membership
Scope and Content: Includes member directories, correspondence for invitation to become a member, membership inquiries, dues requests, member addresses and disciplines, membership recruitment materials, member meeting notes, general membership announcements, founders lists.
Box/Folder Accession
2/7 5572-001
Sponsoring Founders list
1969-1970
2/8 5572-001
Membership Directory
1969-1978
2/9 5572-001
Membership - General material
1968-1972
2/10 5572-001
Membership - General material
1972-1974
2/11 5572-001
Membership - General material
1973
2/12 5572-001
Membership - General material
1975-1984
2/13 5572-001
Membership - General material
1985-1987
2/14 5572-001
Membership - General material
1988-2005
Biographies/Curriculum Vitae/Memorials
Scope and Content: Includes biographical information on AABS members, prominent Baltic community persons & scholars.
Box/Folder Accession
2/15 5572-001
Biographies/Curriculum Vitae/Memorials - general material
1977-2003
Board Elections & Board Membership
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, memos, notes and ballot returns regarding appointments, elections, resignation letters and materials regarding the re-organizing of the Executive Office in the late 1990s.
Box/Folder Accession
2/16 5572-001
Board Elections/Board Membership - General materials
1969-1979
2/17 5572-001
Board Elections/Board Membership - General materials
1980-1995
2/19 5572-001
Board Elections/Board Membership - General materials
1996-1999
3/2 5572-001
Board Elections/Board Membership - General materials
2000-2005
2/18 5572-001
Executive Reorganization - General materials
1996-1998
2/20 5572-001
"Search for AABS Administrative Executive Director"
1997-1998
2/21 5572-001
"Re-construction of AABS Executive Office"
1997-1998
3/1 5572-001
Executive Re-organization
1998-2003
Board Correspondence
Scope and Content: Correspondence between members of the AABS board of executives.
Box/Folder Accession
4/9 5572-001
Board Correspondence
1969-1978
4/10 5572-001
Board Correspondence
1979-2005
Events
Scope and Content: Correspondence, memos, notes on social events hosted by the AABS, events honoring Baltic community members, events attended by AABS executive members including AABS anniversary banquets, AABS Champagne Reception for Baltic Studies Fund & Honoring Gunnar Birkerts, Ivar Ivask, Tomas Venclova; invitation to a White House event for the National Medal of Arts & Humanities.
Box/Folder Accession
3/3 5572-001
Events - General material
1975-1997
3/4 5572-001
" AABS Special Events Committee" materials
1984-1986
Press/Public Relations
Scope and Content: Correspondence, notes, memos, news articles and press releases on press and public relation activities performed by the AABS.
Box/Folder Accession
3/5 5572-001
Press/Public Relations - General material
1968-1979
3/6 5572-001
Press/Public Relations - General material
1980-1982
3/7 5572-001
Press/Public Relations - General material
1983-1996
Marketing/Advertising
Scope and Content: Includes materials for the advertisement of the AABS including newspaper advertisements, fact sheets, general AABS recruitment brochures.
Box/Folder Accession
3/8 5572-001
Marketing/Advertising - General material
1977-2003
Finance
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, memos, reports, invoices, statements and notes on budgets, investments, expenses, insurance policies, annual financial reports.
Box/Folder Accession
3/9 5572-001
Finance - General material
1969-1974
3/10 5572-001
Finance - General material
1973-1979
3/11 5572-001
Finance - General material
1980-1985
3/12 5572-001
Finance - General material
1985-1998
3/13 5572-001
Finance - General material
1986-1995
3/14 5572-001
Finance - General material
1996-2001
3/15 5572-001
Finance - General material
2002-2005
Technical
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, notes, memos and reports regarding technology use by the AABS and its executives and executive office such as the creation, use and updates of the AABS membership and donor database, AABS website development, content and implementation and administrative technical support for the AABS offices.
Box/Folder Accession
4/1 5572-001
Technical - General material
1976
4/2 5572-001
Technical - General material
1990-2001
4/5 5572-001
Technical - General material
1998-2005
4/3 5572-001
AABS Database Design
1991-1998
4/4 5572-001
"AABS - Gopher" - Web Content Development
1995-1998
4/6 5572-001
AABS Information System
2000-2005
20/5 5572-001
Database Guide
Restrictions on Access: Restricted material due to donor information contained in the technical examples.
1996-2001
AABS Australia
Scope and Content: General correspondence and notes regarding the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies Australian branch.
Box/Folder Accession
4/7 5572-001
Australia - General material
1970-2003
AABS Canada
Scope and Content: General correspondence and notes regarding the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies Canadian branch.
Box/Folder Accession
4/8 5572-001
Canada - General materials
1970-2001
Baltic Office
Scope and Content: Correspondence, notes, memos, reports and office diagrams, on the intellectual and logistical establishment and administration of the AABS office in Riga, Lativa, also called the Baltic Academic Center (BAC). Includes annual reports on the BAC. Also includes scholarly exchanges between the United States-based AABS members and those located in the Baltic region.
Box/Folder Accession
14/11 5572-001
Baltic Office "AABS - IREX - Riga Office"
1991-1994
14/12 5572-001
Baltic Office "AABS - IREX - Riga Office"
1993-1997
4/11 5572-001
"AABS-Riga-Office Development"
1995-1997
14/13 5572-001
Baltic Office "Salaries"
1996-2001
14/14 5572-001
Baltic Office
1997-2004
4/12 5572-001
Baltic Office - General material
1998-2004
14/15 5572-001
Baltic Office - General material
2000
Miscellaneous Records & Correspondence
Scope and Content: Includes general administrative materials such as office logistics, administrative calendars, incoming letters and greeting cards, non-academic issues.
Box/Folder Accession
4/13 5572-001
Office Administration - General Correspondence
1969-1989
4/16 5572-001
Office Administration - General Correspondence
1990-1999
4/18 5572-001
Office Administration - General Correspondence
1999-2003
4/14 5572-001
General Incoming Correspondence
1973-1994
4/15 5572-001
"Correspondence to Valters Nollendorfs from Edgar Aavik"
1976
4/17 5572-001
Non-Academic Issues
1997-2000
18/5 5572-001
Non-English Language Material
1972-2001
20/4 5572-001
General Administrative Material
Restrictions on Access: File has restricted access due to financial information including check numbers and account information.
1972-2002
AABS Sponsored Bi-annual Conferences
Scope and Content: The Conference Series is arranged chronologically by date and conference number. The series includes papers, reports and abstracts proposed and presented, marketing material & programs, logistics & local arrangement documentation, surveys/questionnaires of conference participants, attendee and presenter lists, registration forms, financial statements for conference expenses, notes & minutes of membership meetings which were held in conjunction with conferences, grant applications for funding conferences, travel grant awards to attendees, news clipping, payment logs, general correspondence and audio cassette tapes of conference sessions in 1974. The volume of material from each conference varies greatly, with the bulk of records from the first few conferences in which Janis Gaigulis was more actively involved in their planning and execution.Conferences by location and date are as follows:1st Conference – University of Maryland, Nov 28 - Dec 1, 19682nd Conference – San Jose State College, Nov 26-29, 19703rd Conference – University of Toronto, May 11-14, 19724th Conference – University of Illinois at Chicago, May 15-18, 19745th Conference – Columbia University, New York, May 20-23, 19766th Conference – University of Toronto, Canada, May 11-14, 19787th Conference – Georgetown University, Washington D.C., June 5-8, 19808th Conference – University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, June 17-19, 19829th Conference – University of Montreal, Canada, June 14-16, 198410th Conference – University of Wisconsin at Madison, May 29-31, 198611th Conference – University of Maryland, June 8-11, 198812th Conference – University of Washington, Seattle, June 21-23, 199013th Conference – University of Toronto, Canada, June 10-13, 199214th Conference – University of Illinois at Chicago, June 8-11, 199415th Conference – Bentley College, Waltham, Massachusetts, June 27-29, 199616th Conference – Indiana University, June 19-21, 199817th Conference – University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, June 200018th Conference – John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, June 6-8, 200219th Conference – University of Toronto, Canada, June 3-5, 200420th Conference – George Washington University, Washington D.C., 2006
1st Conference
Box/Folder Accession
5/1 5572-001
1st Conference Materials
1967-1969
5/2-5/5 5572-001
1st Conference Materials
1968
5/6-7 5572-001
1st Conference Follow-up & 2nd Conference Preparation
1969
5/8 5572-001
1st Conference Summary Proceedings - Edited Edition
1969
5/9 5572-001
1st Conference Edited Papers
1969
5/10 5572-001
1st Conference Follow-up & 2nd Conference Materials
1970
5/12 5572-001
1st & 2nd Conference Materials
1970
2nd Conference
Box/Folder Accession
5/11 5572-001
2nd Conference Preparation & Materials
1970
22 5572-001
2nd Conference, Dinner, Introduction - Dr. Anderson; Keynote Speech - Dr. Treadgood
1970
22 5572-001
2nd Conference, Luncheon Speech - Dr. Varys
1970
5/13-14 5572-001
2nd Conference Materials & 3rd Conference Preparation
1971
3rd Conference
Box/Folder Accession
6/1-2 5572-001
3rd Conference Materials
1972
6/3 5572-001
3rd Conference Follow-up & 4th Conference Preparation
1973
4th Conference
Box/Folder Accession
6/4 5572-001
4th Conference Materials
1974
6/5 5572-001
4th Conference Follow-up & 5th Conference Preparation
1974-1976
5th Conference
Box/Folder Accession
6/6 5572-001
5th Conference Preparation
1975
6/7-8 5572-001
5th Conference Preparation
1975-1976
6/9 5572-001
5th Conference "Silenieks, Planakas, King, Noonan, Dinas, Robinson Correspondence"
1975-1976
17/3 5572-001
"Art Panel" - 5th Conference on Baltic Studies
1975-1976
6/10 5572-001
5th Conference Session Reports
1976
6/11-12 5572-001
5th Conference Materials
1976
6/13 5572-001
5th Conference Follow-up & 6th Conference Preparation
1977
6th Conference
Box/Folder Accession
6/14 5572-001
6th Conference Materials & Follow-up
1977-1978
6/15, 7/1-2 5572-001
6th Conference Materials
1978
7/3 5572-001
6th Conference Follow-up & 7th Conference Preparation
1979
7th Conference
Box/Folder Accession
7/4 5572-001
7th Conference Materials
1980
7/5 5572-001
7th Conference Follow-up & 8th Conference Preparation
1981
8th Conference
Box/Folder Accession
7/6 5572-001
8th Conference Preparation
1981
7/7 5572-001
8th Conference Preparation & 9th Conference Preparation
1981
7/8-10 5572-001
8th Conference Materials
1982
7/11 5572-001
8th Conference Materials & 9th Conference Preparation
1982
7/12 5572-001
8th Conference Materials & Follow-up
1982
7/13 5572-001
8th Conference Follow-up & 9th Conference Preparation
1983
9th Conference
Box/Folder Accession
7/14 5572-001
9th Conference Preparation & Materials
1984
8/1 5572-001
9th Conference Materials & Follow-up
1984
8/2 5572-001
9th Conference Follow-up & 10th Conference
1985
10th Conference
Box/Folder Accession
8/3 5572-001
10th Conference Materials "Correspondence from Edgar Aavik"
1986
8/4 5572-001
10th Conference Registration Forms
1986
8/5-7 5572-001
10th Conference Materials
1986
11th Conference
Box/Folder Accession
8/8 5572-001
11th Conference Planning
1987
8/9 5572-001
11th Conference Planning & Materials
1988
12th Conference
Box/Folder Accession
8/10 5572-001
12th Conference Planning
1988-1989
8/11 5572-001
12th Conference Planning
1989
8/12 5572-001
12th Conference Planning
1989
8/13 5572-001
12th Conference Planning
1990
8/14 5572-001
12th Conference Planning & Materials
1990
8/15 5572-001
12th Conference Follow-up
1990
13th Conference
Box/Folder Accession
9/1 5572-001
13th Conference Materials
1991-1992
14th Conference
Box/Folder Accession
9/2 5572-001
14th Conference Materials
1993-1994
9/3 5572-001
14th Conference Follow-up
1995
15th Conference
Box/Folder Accession
9/4 5572-001
15th Conference Materials & Follow-up
1996-1997
16th Conference
Box/Folder Accession
9/5-6 5572-001
16th Conference Materials & 17th Conference Planning
1998
17th Conference
Box/Folder Accession
9/7 5572-001
17th Conference Planning
1999
9/8 5572-001
17th Conference Planning
2000-2001
18th Conference
Box/Folder Accession
9/9 5572-001
18th Conference Planning & Materials
2002
9/10 5572-001
18th Conference Follow-up, 19th Conference Materials & 20th Conference Planning
2003-2004
Conference Programs
Box/Folder Accession
9/11 5572-001
Conference Programs, Conferences #1 - #7
1968-1980
9/12 5572-001
Conference Programs, Conferences #8 - #18
1982-2002
Fund-raising
Scope and Content: The Fund Raising Series includes general administration of the fund raising efforts of the AABS which includes correspondence, notes, financial material, grant application and proposal materials submitted by the AABS to various organizations. In the beginning of the Association’s history, fund raising was geared mainly toward the organization and administration of the AABS biannual conferences and the production of its main publication, the Journal of Baltic Studies. As the Association matured, the fund raising efforts expanded to support project-based activities like the Commission for Academic Reform in the Baltic States and the Baltic Academic Center (administered jointly with International Research & Exchanges Board -IREX) in Latvia. Fund raising efforts have included various applications and receipt of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, including the “Challenge Grant” and The Andrew M. Mellon Foundation grant. Monies acquired from these grants, in addition to donations from individuals, have supported the Association’s Baltic Studies Fund (BSF) among other projects. The BSF allocates money to aid in publications, research and related academic activities (see also series Grants, Scholarships, Prizes).
General Administration
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, notes, applications and reports by the AABS, grant administration from grants received, bequest programs, sample grant applications from other organization. Also includes materials pertaining to events for fund raising purposes.
Box/Folder Accession
9/14 5572-001
Administration - Grant applications
1978-1981
9/15 5572-001
Administration - Grant sample applications
1983-1986
9/13 5572-001
Administration - General materials
1969-1989
9/16 5572-001
Administration - General materials
1985-1986
9/17 5572-001
Administration - General materials
1985-1987
9/18 5572-001
Administration - General materials
1988-1997
10/1 5572-001
Administration - General materials
1991-1994
10/2 5572-001
Administration - General materials
1995-1999
10/4 5572-001
Administration - General materials
2000-2004
10/3 5572-001
Fund raising event
1991
11/5 5572-001
Non-English Language materials
1969-2000
National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant
Box/Folder Accession
10/5 5572-001
NEH Proposal
1977-1979
10/6 5572-001
NEH Application and correspondence
1977
10/7 5572-001
NEH Application and correspondence
1985-1986
10/8 5572-001
Administration - General materials
1996-1998
10/10 5572-001
"Guide for planning a gift"
1981-1985
10/11 5572-001
"Board of Regents" correspondence
1983-1985
10/12 5572-001
Promotion/Press Releases
1984-1986
Baltic Studies Fund
Box/Folder Accession
10/13 5572-001
Administration - General materials
1985-1986
10/14 5572-001
Administration - General materials
1996-1997
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant
Box/Folder Accession
10/15 5572-001
Administration - General [Binder #1, 1 of 2]
1994-1996
10/16 5572-001
Administration - General [Binder #1, 2 of 2]
1994-1995
10/17 5572-001
Administration - General [Binder #2, 1 of 2]
1994-1997
10/18 5572-001
Administration - General [Binder #2, 2 of 2]
1994-1997
10/19 5572-001
Administration - General [Binder #3, 1 of 2]
1998-2003
10/20 5572-001
Administration - General [Binder #3, 2 of 2]
1997-1998
11/1 5572-001
Administration - General [Binder #4]
1996-1997
11/2 5572-001
Administration - General [Binder #5]
1998
11/3 5572-001
Administration - General [Binder #6]
1995-2003
11/4 5572-001
Administration - General
1995-2003
Donor Material
Scope and Content: Includes correspondence, notes, memos and lists or donors and donation amounts, donor database lists, donation request letters.
Restrictions on Access: Restricted due to presence of individual donor material.
Box/Folder Accession
19/1 5572-001
General Donor Material
1968-1971
19/2 5572-001
General Donor Material
1972-1977
19/3 5572-001
General Donor Material
1979-1996
19/4 5572-001
General Donor Material
1983-1998
19/5 5572-001
General Donor Material
1985-1999
19/6 5572-001
General Donor Material
1992-2000
19/7 5572-001
General Donor Material
2000-2003
19/8 5572-001
General Donor Material
2004
Grants/Scholarships/Prizes
Scope and Content: The Grants, Scholarships and Prizes series contains general administration correspondence, notes, financial material and grant applications for the awards granted by the AABS to selected applicants.
Restrictions on Access: Restricted due to the confidential material contained in the grant applications.
Administration
Box/Folder Accession
20/1 5572-001
General Material
1978-2005
20/2 5572-001
"Stahnke" - Grant Application
1980
20/3 5572-001
"Baltic Studies Fund Grants"
1984-1985
Scholarly Exchange
Scope and Content: The Scholarly Exchange series documents the Association’s activities in the pursuit of the exchange of scholarly information with regards to the advancement of Baltic Studies within the United States and internationally. Exchanges are between AABS members, especially Janis Gaigulis, Valters Nollendorfs and other AABS executives, with scholars, researchers, elected officials and intellectuals from a multitude of academic and professional associations and institutions.The sub-series of Governor's Commission on Eastern European & Captive Nation History was the New Jersey commission on which Janis Gaigulis served to "conduct a thorough study of public school curriculum, including textbooks and the pertinent materials dealing with the history of the peoples of Eastern Europe...determine whether the history of these people is fairly and accurately presented in our public schools and their curricula....and make recommendations it deems appropriate." Included are correspondence, notes, memos, scholar lists and reports.The majority of the Scholarly Exchange series contained in the General Exchanges sub-series is unsorted, but arranged in a general chronologic order. Contained in the series are the following topics and items of note: records pertaining to Baltic Studies student exchange programs & study abroad including BALSSI [Baltic Studies Summer Institution], national & international conferences attended by or co-sponsored by the AABS and its members, formalized contracts/agreements of information exchange between the AABS and academic institutions and other associations, academic reform programs, travel notes and correspondence by AABS members in the pursuit of scholarly exchange in the Baltic States, the Baltic Academic Center [Riga, Latvia] & IREX [International Research & Exchanges Board], the Baltische Historische Kommission, library reform & expansion in the Baltic states, exchange of published material & booklists, foreign language news clippings and records documenting Janis Gaigulis’s involvement in the New Jersey Governor’s Commission on Eastern European and Captive Nation History. Includes as well individual correspondence by scholars, students, elected officials, and Baltic community members.The sub-series of Subject Files (approximately 2.5 c.f. of material) retains the original file titles and content designated by Janis Gaigulis with regards to information on scholarly exchanges. Approximately one additional cubic foot of material was most likely created by Valters Nollendorfs and retains its original file titles and contents. All files in this sub-series are organized by subject.
General Exchange
Box/Folder Accession
11/6 5572-001
Exchanges - General
1968-1973
22 5572-001
Exchanges - "Dr. E. Anderson"
28 Feb 1970
11/7 5572-001
Exchanges - General
1971-1972
11/8 5572-001
Exchanges - General
1971-1973
11/9-10 5572-001
Exchanges - General
1973
11/11 5572-001
Exchanges - General
1974-1975
11/12 5572-001
Exchanges - General
1974-1976
11/13 5572-001
Exchanges - General
1976-1977
11/14 5572-001
Exchanges - General
1976-1978
11/15 5572-001
Exchanges - General
1978
11/16 5572-001
"News Articles in Estonian"
1978-1980
12/1 5572-001
Exchanges - General
1979
12/2 5572-001
Exchanges - General
1980
12/3 5572-001
"Exchanges"
1980-1989
12/4 5572-001
Exchanges - General
1981
12/5 5572-001
Exchanges - General
1982-1983
12/6 5572-001
Exchanges - General
1984-1985
12/7 5572-001
Exchanges - General
1985-1989
12/8 5572-001
Exchanges - General
1986-1989
12/9 5572-001
Exchanges - General
1987
12/10 5572-001
Exchanges - General
1989
12/11 5572-001
Exchanges - General
1990
12/12-13, 13/1-2 5572-001
Exchanges - General
1991-1992
13/3 5572-001
Exchanges - General
1991-1993
13/4-5 5572-001
Exchanges - General
1992-1993
13/6 5572-001
Exchanges - General
1993-1994
13/7-8 5572-001
Exchanges - General
1993-1995
13/9 5572-001
Exchanges - General
1994-1995
13/10-11 5572-001
Exchanges - General
1994-1996
13/12 5572-001
Exchanges - General
1995-1997
13/13 5572-001
Exchanges - General
1995-1998
14/1 5572-001
Academic Reform
1996-1997
14/2 5572-001
Exchanges - General
1996-1999
14/3 5572-001
Exchanges - General
1998-2003
14/4 5572-001
Exchanges - General
2000-2003
14/5 5572-001
Exchanges - General
2003-2005
14/16 5572-001
Non-English Language Material
1978-2004
Governor's Commission on Eastern European & Captive Nation History
Scope and Content: The New Jersey commission on which Janis Gaigulis served as a commission member. Includes correspondence, notes, memos, reports, scholar lists regarding the commission.
Box/Folder Accession
14/6 5572-001
Governor's Commission - General Material
1980-1989
14/7 5572-001
Governor's Commission - General Material
1984-1986
14/8 5572-001
Governor's Commission - General Material
1984-1986
14/9 5572-001
Governor's Commission - General Material
1984-1987
14/10 5572-001
Governor's Commission - General Material
1984-1989
17/4 5572-001
"Commis Directory List" - Governor's Commission on Eastern Europe and Captive Nation History - Resource Directory Follow-up survey list
1986
Subject Files
Scope and Content: Contains the subject files created by Janis Gaigulis & Valters Nollendorfs. Files retain their original titles, including numbering system, and contents. Materials include correspondence, notes, memos and reports on the exchange of scholarly information.
Box/Folder Accession
15/1 5572-001
"670 U.S. Libraries"
1988-1989
15/2 5572-001
"670-A Academic Exchange Comm. - Internal Correspondence"
1989-1992
15/3 5572-001
"670-B Academic Exchange Comm. - External General Correspondence"
1987-1990
15/4 5572-001
"671 Library Exchanges"
1987-1990
15/5 5572-001
"Library of Congress"
1990-1992
15/6 5572-001
"672-B Academic Exchange Comm. - Latvian Scientists Assoc."
1989-1991
15/7 5572-001
"673-A Academic Exchange Comm. - Estonian Academic Inst."
1989-1990
15/8 5572-001
"673-B & C Academic Exchange Comm. - Latvian & Lithuanian Acd. Institutions"
1989-1991
15/9 5572-001
"674-A Joint Baltic Committee- Washington"
1991
15/10 5572-001
"674-B - AABS Academic Exchange Comm. - American Latvian Association"
1989-1990
15/11 5572-001
"675-A AABS Academic Exchange Comm. - United States Information Agency"
1984-1991
15/12 5572-001
"675-B AABS Academic Exchange Program, IREX"
1989-1992
15/13 5572-001
"675-D AABS Academic Exchange Comm. - SOROS"
1984-1989
15/14 5572-001
"675-H Hudson Institution"
1991
15/15 5572-001
"675 USA Support Agencies, various"
1990-1991
15/16 5572-001
"676-A Baltic Professional Organizations"
1991
15/17 5572-001
"677-A German Institutions"
1990
15/18 5572-001
"678-B AABS Academic Exchanges Comm. - TOEFL and other tests"
1989
15/19 5572-001
"678-E Electronic Communication
1991-1992
15/20 5572-001
"679-A Academic Exchange Comm. - Individual Supporter, Dr. Roland Paegle"
1988-1991
15/21 5572-001
"679-X Individual Exchange Proposals, various"
1989-1992
15/22 5572-001
"680-A Academic Exchanges, Projects, Economics"
1988-1991
15/23 5572-001
"680-C PLU/USIA, Samantha Smith"
1990
15/24 5572-001
"680-D Business Schools"
1991
15/25 5572-001
"681 Academic Institutional Contracts"
1988
15/26 5572-001
"683 Academic Exchanges, Resumes"
1989-1991
15/27 5572-001
"690 Baltic Academic Reforms, General"
1980-1991
15/28 5572-001
"690-A Project #1" - Baltic Academic Reform Assistance Program
1990-1992
15/29 5572-001
"690-B Project #1, Budget" - Baltic Academic Reform Assistance Program
1990-1991
15/30 5572-001
"690-C/1 Project #1, US Support, Govt" - Baltic Academic Reform Assistance Program
1990-1991
15/31 5572-001
"690-C/2 Project #2, US Support - Addresses"
1990-1992
15/32 5572-001
"AABS-IREX Delegation 1991"
1991
15/33 5572-001
"692-B BAC Riga, IREX matters" - Baltic Academic Center
1991-1992
16/1 5572-001
"East European History Comm."
1984-1986
16/2 5572-001
"Ideas for Academic Programs"
1972-1974
16/3 5572-001
"Bibliographies"
1971-1972
16/4 5572-001
"Research Projects"
1974
16/5 5572-001
"AABS - Riga Office Development"
1994-1995
16/6 5572-001
"AABS - Riga Office Development"
1995-1996
16/7 5572-001
"Consortium" - Baltic Studies Consortium
1990-1996
16/8 5572-001
"Consortium" - Baltic Studies Consortium
1992-1996
16/9 5572-001
"Janis Gaigulis" - 350th Anniversary of the University of Tartu
1982
16/10 5572-001
"Gen. Adv. Riga 16 July 2003" - General Advising - Riga, Latvia
2003
16/11 5572-001
"951 Addresses, Latvian Academic Organizations"
1969
16/12 5572-001
"950 Estonian Academic Organizations"
circa 1970
16/13 5572-001
"Participants at the II Conf. on Baltic Studies, Non-Members, AABS"
Scope and Content: [lists of participants from the conference on Baltic Linguistics at Penn. State Univ.]
1969
16/14 5572-001
"Libraries - Finland"
1970
16/15 5572-001
"Academic Institutions & libraries - USSR"
circa 1970
16/16 5572-001
"920 Addresses - Universities, Institutions abroad"
1973
16/17 5572-001
"Alberta Project (Dudaravicius)" - Alberta Institute of Central & East European Studies
1978
16/18 5572-001
"ACLS-AABS Rep"
1994
16/19 5572-001
"Reform - Jakubauskas" - Resume, Edward B. Jakubauskas
1995
16/20 5572-001
"CEIS - Olsen" - Dr. Judy K. Olsen
1992
16/21 5572-001
"Herder - Institut" - Johann Gottfried Herder Institut
1977
16/22 5572-001
"Schmalstieg" - William R. Schmalstieg
1982
16/23 5572-001
"BI - 7th Conf '83" - Baltiska Institutet
1982
16/24 5572-001
"August 1995 - VNS"
1995
16/25 5572-001
"BS Summer Institute"
1993
16/26 5572-001
"Curione" - Maryann Curione
1982
16/27 5572-001
"Skrupskelis" - Viktoria Skrupskelis
1982-1983
16/28 5572-001
"BALSSI '95" - Baltic Summer Institute
1995
16/29 5572-001
"AAASS" - American Assoc. for the Advancement of Slavic Studies
1980
16/30 5572-001
"King" - Gundar King
1981
16/31 5572-001
"Research Com." - Gale Research Company
1982
16/32 5572-001
"Baltiska Institutet, Marandi/Rebane"
1972-1978
16/33 5572-001
"AABS - Academic Reform Project"
1990-1991
16/34 5572-001
"Baltic Trip Jan 1992" - by Valters Nollendorfs
1992
16/35 5572-001
"Chronicle of Higher Education"
1991
16/36 5572-001
"Evensen" - Bruce J. Evensen
1992-1993
16/37 5572-001
"Ethnic Studies Program"
1976
16/38 5572-001
"Thaden - Project" - Ford Foundation, Edward C. Thaden
1975
16/39 5572-001
"Baltische Historische Komm"
1977
16/40 5572-001
"NR/IR Letters" - Academic Reform Project
1991
16/41 5572-001
"BALSSI" - Baltic Summer Institute
1997
16/42 5572-001
"Symposia in Baltics"
1997
16/43 5572-001
"Baltica in Microform" - by Valdis J. Zeps
1981
16/44 5572-001
"AABS 1976 Presidential Panel"
1973-1976
16/45 5572-001
"5. Coop & Coor Meet" - Baltic Cooperation & Collaboration
1976
16/46 5572-001
"Israeli Travel Fund"
1975-1976
16/47 5572-001
"1988" - Visa Issues, photos
1978-1988
17/1 5572-001
"2. Conference on Baltic Literature" - conference co-sponsored by AABS
1972
17/2 5572-001
"3. Conference on Baltic Literature" - conference co-sponsored by AABS
1976-1977
Publications
Scope and Content: The Publication Series contains correspondence, notes, financial documents, and general administrative material including requests for copies, production costs/invoices/administration, receipt of publication notices, published material subscription information & requests, editorial board correspondence and publication lists (sponsored/co-sponsored by AABS).The main publication of the AABS is the Journal of Baltic Studies, first published as the Bulletin of Baltic Studies in 1970, which ran under this title for eight issues through 1971. The new title was adopted in 1972 and continues to the present as the Journal of Baltic Studies. The Baltic Studies Newsletter was first issued in 1976. Other publications by the AABS include Summary Proceedings of various early conferences (1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 8th and 9th conferences – See Conference Series for publication drafts, correspondence, general administration documentation of publishing) as well as individual author volumes on a variety of Baltic studies topics.Material in the Publication sub-series are divided by dominant publication type. General publication and documentation spanning all publications are contained in the general administration sub-series.
General Administration
Box/Folder Accession
17/5 5572-001
Administration - General material
1969-1973
17/6 5572-001
Administration - General material
1972-1973
17/7 5572-001
Administration - General material
1974-1976
17/8 5572-001
Administration - General material
1977-1980
17/9 5572-001
Administration - General material
1981-1985
17/10 5572-001
Administration - General material
1986-1996
17/11 5572-001
Administration - General material
1997-2004
18/4 5572-001
Non-English Language Material
1969-1997
Journal of Baltic Studies
Box/Folder Accession
17/12 5572-001
Administration - General material
1972-1985
17/13 5572-001
Administration - General material
1986-1999
17/14 5572-001
Administration - General material
2000-2005
21 5572-001
JBS v.11 - v.17
1980-1986
21 5572-001
JBS v.19 - v.24
1988-1993
22 5572-001
JBS v.25 - v.28
1994-1997
22 5572-001
JBS v.30 - v.31
1999-2000
Newsletters
Box/Folder Accession
17/15 5572-001
Administration - General material
1976-1995
18/1 5572-001
Administration - General material
1996-1999
18/2 5572-001
Administration - General material
2000-2003
Bulletin
Box/Folder Accession
18/3 5572-001
Administration - General material
1969-1973

Accession No. 5572-002: Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies records, 1968-2010Return to Top

20.52 cubic feet (18 boxes)

Scope and Content: Records of the Association.

Restrictions on Access: Closed until processed or by permission of AABS.

Restrictions on Use: Copyrights retained by creator. Contact University of Washington Libraries Special Collections for details. Restrictions may exist on copying, quotation, or publication. Contact University of Washington Libraries Special Collections for details.

Acquisition Info: Irena Blekys for Guntis Smidchens, AABS Executive Office, 2015-12-04

Accession No. 5572-003: Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies records, 2007-2018Return to Top

1.28 cubic feet (1 box)

Scope and Content: Newsletters, bylaws, meeting minutes, board member biographies and Journal of Baltic Studies

Restrictions on Access: No restrictions on access.

Restrictions on Use: Copyrights retained by creator but the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections can grant use permissions.

Acquisition Info: Guntis Smidchens, AABS, 2019-09-05

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Accession
1 5572-003
Baltic Studies Newsletter #106
2003
1 5572-003
BSN #105
2003
1 5572-003
BSF #105
2003
1 5572-003
Newsletter #104
2002
1 5572-003
580 Baltic Studies Newsletter
2002
1 5572-003
Baltic Studies Newsletter #101
2001
1 5572-003
BSN #103
2001
1 5572-003
Baltic Studies Newsletter
2002
1 5572-003
Catalyst
2008-2009
1 5572-003
Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies (AABS) Newsletters/Reports
2009-2016
1 5572-003
Baltic Studies Summer Institute
2009-2012
1 5572-003
AABS Mailings - December Fundraising Letters
2008-2015
1 5572-003
Board Elections & Bylaws
2008-2016
1 5572-003
Board member biographies
undated
1 5572-003
Membership Meetings
2008-2014
1 5572-003
Membership Dues Letters
2008-2015
1 5572-003
Board letterhead, application for Membership and other membership information
undated
1 5572-003
Gift Planning Infromation and Fact Sheets
undated
1 5572-003
Journal of Baltic Studies contact info, Bylaws, Form 990
undated
1 5572-003
Travel Policy, Check signing procedures, Contacts and AABS files from Anita Juberts
2007-2010
1 5572-003
AABS Website
undated
1 5572-003
Journal of Baltic Studies
Scope and Content: Volumes 38-49
2007-2018

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)
  • Corporate Names :
  • Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies--Archives
  • Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies--Records and correspondence
  • Geographical Names :
  • Baltic States--Congresses
  • Baltic States--History--Sources