|Abstract:||Papers (1954-1979) of Nikolajs Rasins (1915-2006) include tape recordings; slides; newspaper clippings; correspondence; and financial records relating to Rasins' Latvian American broadcasting and other Latvian American community activities in Colorado Springs, Colorado and the Twin Cities, Minnesota.|
|Quantity:||2.5 linear ft.|
|Language:||In Latvian and English.|
Nikolajs Rasins (1915-2006) was born near Ludza in Latvia. After completing his education, he worked as a teacher and tax and budget inspector until World War II. During the War, he fled to a displaced persons camp in Germany and in 1949 came to the United States. He worked construction for a year in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and then for the Alexander Film Company there. He remained active in Latvian cultural activities, helped found the Colorado Springs Latvian Society, prepared radio, television and press material about Latvians, and aided resettlement of recently arrived Latvian displaced persons. In 1957, Rasins moved to Minneapolis where he worked until his retirement at KTCA-TV, the local public television station. In Minneapolis, he chaired a committee in 1967-1968 organizing the local celebration of Latvia's 50th anniversary of independence, and helped organize the Latvian Credit Union and the Latvian House.
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The Rasins, Nikolajs Papers, Latvian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota
|Latvian Americans--Minnesota--Saint Paul.|
|Latvian Americans--Colorado--Colorado Springs.|
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