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Bundza, Maira

 Person

Biography

After receiving a degree in psychology from Cornell, Maira moved to Ohio to work in a psychiatric hospital, but ended up opening a small-town bookstore. Then, the Latvian Studies Center in Kalamazoo called with a job. Following her ethnic roots, she worked there for fifteen years and created the largest Latvian library in North America at that time. After Latvia regained its independence, she redistributed the collection and eventually became a faculty member at WMU Libraries.

She has been a reference librarian for many years, teaching students to use library resources. Currently, she is in the Research Services Department at the University Libraries. Main responsibilities include managing our institutional repository, ScholarWorks, and developing an Open Education Resources Initiative at WMU. Research interests have included web management, web archiving and institutional repositories with an ongoing interest in Baltic libraries and archives around the world, access to Baltic resources and the preservation of Baltic diaspora archival materials.

Biography adapted from text on the University Libraires directory page for Maira Bundza.

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

Greater German Reiches, 1941, 1941

 File — Box: 1: Series 4 (O), Folder: 15, Object: 1
Identifier: Folder 15
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The Miscellaneous Ephemera series includes several small donations of materials made by various donors: WWII period maps and postcards from Germany and Eastern Europe and ephemera from the post-WWII American occupation of Japan (the former donated by WMU Librarian, Maira Bundza, and the latter donated by WMU alumnus (Class of 2012), Tyler Baker.

Dates: 1941

Latvian Photos #1

 File — Box: 1: Series 4 (O), Folder: 8, Object: 1
Identifier: Folder 8
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The Miscellaneous Ephemera series includes several small donations of materials made by various donors: WWII period maps and postcards from Germany and Eastern Europe and ephemera from the post-WWII American occupation of Japan (the former donated by WMU Librarian, Maira Bundza, and the latter donated by WMU alumnus (Class of 2012), Tyler Baker.

Dates: 1904-1964; bulk 1918-1945; Other: Date acquired: 1986, 1988, 2010

Latvian Photos #2

 File — Box: 1: Series 4 (O), Folder: 9, Object: 1
Identifier: Folder 9
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The Miscellaneous Ephemera series includes several small donations of materials made by various donors: WWII period maps and postcards from Germany and Eastern Europe and ephemera from the post-WWII American occupation of Japan (the former donated by WMU Librarian, Maira Bundza, and the latter donated by WMU alumnus (Class of 2012), Tyler Baker.

Dates: 1904-1964; bulk 1918-1945; Other: Date acquired: 1986, 1988, 2010

Lubeck Postcards #1

 File — Box: 1: Series 4 (O), Folder: 10, Object: 1
Identifier: Folder 10
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The Miscellaneous Ephemera series includes several small donations of materials made by various donors: WWII period maps and postcards from Germany and Eastern Europe and ephemera from the post-WWII American occupation of Japan (the former donated by WMU Librarian, Maira Bundza, and the latter donated by WMU alumnus (Class of 2012), Tyler Baker.

Dates: 1904-1964; bulk 1918-1945; Other: Date acquired: 1986, 1988, 2010

Lubeck Postcards #2

 File — Box: 1: Series 4 (O), Folder: 11, Object: 1
Identifier: Folder 11
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The Miscellaneous Ephemera series includes several small donations of materials made by various donors: WWII period maps and postcards from Germany and Eastern Europe and ephemera from the post-WWII American occupation of Japan (the former donated by WMU Librarian, Maira Bundza, and the latter donated by WMU alumnus (Class of 2012), Tyler Baker.

Dates: 1904-1964; bulk 1918-1945; Other: Date acquired: 1986, 1988, 2010

Lubeck Postcards #3

 File — Box: 1: Series 4 (O), Folder: 12, Object: 1
Identifier: Folder 12
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The Miscellaneous Ephemera series includes several small donations of materials made by various donors: WWII period maps and postcards from Germany and Eastern Europe and ephemera from the post-WWII American occupation of Japan (the former donated by WMU Librarian, Maira Bundza, and the latter donated by WMU alumnus (Class of 2012), Tyler Baker.

Dates: 1904-1964; bulk 1918-1945; Other: Date acquired: 1986, 1988, 2010

Lubeck Postcards #4

 File — Box: 1: Series 4 (O), Folder: 13, Object: 1
Identifier: Folder 13
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The Miscellaneous Ephemera series includes several small donations of materials made by various donors: WWII period maps and postcards from Germany and Eastern Europe and ephemera from the post-WWII American occupation of Japan (the former donated by WMU Librarian, Maira Bundza, and the latter donated by WMU alumnus (Class of 2012), Tyler Baker.

Dates: 1904-1964; bulk 1918-1945; Other: Date acquired: 1986, 1988, 2010

Lubeck Postcards #5

 File — Box: 1: Series 4 (O), Folder: 14, Object: 1
Identifier: Folder 14
Scope and Contents From the Series:

The Miscellaneous Ephemera series includes several small donations of materials made by various donors: WWII period maps and postcards from Germany and Eastern Europe and ephemera from the post-WWII American occupation of Japan (the former donated by WMU Librarian, Maira Bundza, and the latter donated by WMU alumnus (Class of 2012), Tyler Baker.

Dates: 1904-1964; bulk 1918-1945; Other: Date acquired: 1986, 1988, 2010

Maurus, Hans; Stegmann, Arnulf

 File — Box: 1: Series 4 (O), Folder: 7, Object: 1
Identifier: Folder 7
Scope and Contents

Photographs (donated by Maira Bundza).

Dates: 1904-1964; bulk 1918-1945; Other: Date acquired: 1986, 1988, 2010

Mountains Eibsee, Obersalzberg and Matterhorn

 File — Box: 1: Series 4 (O), Folder: 16, Object: 1
Identifier: Folder 16
Scope and Contents

Greeting cards and post cards.

Dates: 1904-1964; bulk 1918-1945; Other: Date acquired: 1986, 1988, 2010