|Work Paper #12 (August 1973)
A report on the proceedings of the Fourth International Convention of AHSGR held in Portland, Oregon. Major articles include the principal address by Matthias Hagin of Berlin, "Life in the Volga Colonies From 1921-1941", translated by Emma S. Haynes with a biographical sketch of Dr. Hagin; an address by Albert W. Wardin, Jr., on "The Contributions of the German Russians to Russian Protestantism"; and the keynote address by President David J. Miller, "Past Accomplishments and Future Opportunities." This issue includes full reports of all regular and special committees, words of greeting from Karl Stumpp, the text of a telegram sent by the convention to President Nixon urging U.S. involvement in securing civil rights of emigration for German citizens of the Soviet Union and access to Soviet archives for genealogical research. Also included is a description of "A Doll Exhibit" by Ruth Nuss. Regular features include a genealogy report with passenger lists and a surname exchange plus a report on the convention by newly elected AHSGR President, Ruth M. Amen.