Department of Library Special Collections
Western Kentucky University
American Association of University Women
Archive, 1949–76, 21 items. Comprises the papers of Aina Raits (b. 1913), a Latvian native. Following the Soviet occupation of her homeland and World War II, she became a displaced person. The Bowling Green branch of the AAUW adopted her and her family. In 1951 the family emigrated to Michigan. Includes 15 letters, 1949–52, 2 photographs, and an explanatory note, 1976, concerning these matters and mentioning the treatment the refugees received from the Russians in World War II.
Clarence U. McElroy (1847-1928)
Papers, ca. 1856–1928, 17 ft. Bowling Green lawyer. Includes 2 letters to him from Joseph W. Krueger, a member of the American Relief Administration, concerning a client of McElroy, Samuel Cristal (1861–1944). The letters, 8 and 25 May 1922, are in response to inquiries McElroy made on behalf of the Odessa-born Cristal, who was trying to help some of his family to emigrate to America.
Frank Leslie Chelf (b. 1907)
Papers, 1897–1971, 8.3 ft. U.S. representative from Kentucky. He was a member of a congressional committee reviewing conditions in Europe and the USSR after World War II. Includes his diary in which he writes of his trip to Moscow, 15–18 August 1945, gives his impressions of Moscow, and notes relationships with the Russian people.