|Work Paper #24 (Fall 1977)
Devoted to the Eighth International Convention held in San Francisco, California, June 14-19, 1977, this issue offers the major addresses: Ruth M. Amen's "Looking Ahead to Our Tenth Year -- The Unlimited Possibilities"; "The Deportation of the Soviet Germans" by Emma S. Haynes; "Reports of 1942-43 From German Villages in the Ukraine" by Adam Giesinger; "Germans from Russia in Argentina" by Iris Barbara Graefe; and Dick and Lois Scheuerman's "A Summer's Journey Through Time." Reports presented at special sessions include Dennis B. Neuenschwander's address on genealogy, "German Roots in Russia Preserving Identity for the Future"; Timothy J. Kloberdanz's summary of the highlights of the folklore session; a special presentation of a Russian lottery ticket; and Mrs. Theodore E. Heinz on the AHSGR International Foundation. This convention issue also presents reports given by the various Standing Committees: Archives, Translations, Chapter Organization, Publication, Membership, Folklore, Genealogy (both international and local chapter activities), Religious History, and Research and Bibliography. Additional information is provided by accounts of the Secretary, the Nominating Committee, Convention Registrations, and an account of the Resolutions of the Eighth International Convention. Completing the issue are a book review on Fred Koch's The Volga Germans and a look at Mela Meisner Lindsay and The White Lamb by Nancy B. Holland. A genealogy section includes "Surname Exchange, "Queries," and "Passenger Lists".