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Guide to the Betty M. Burger papers

Collection Overview

Date Span: 1973-2009
Creator: Burger, Betty M. (1920-2007)
Extent: 2.50 linear inches.
Collection Number: IWA0792
Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Summary: Congressional caseworker from 1967 until 2007.

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Preferred Citation: Betty M. Burger papers, Iowa Women's Archives, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City.

Repository: Iowa Women's Archives
Address: 100 Main Library
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-5068
Curator: Kären Mason
Email: lib-women@uiowa.edu
Website: http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/iwa

Betty Burger's papers are primarily concerned with the case of Simas Kudirka, a Lithuanian sailor who attempted to defect to the United States in 1970 and was sent to a Siberian labor camp, gaining his release after four years due to the efforts of Burger, Illinois Senator Robert Hanrahan, and Lithuanian-American groups.  The papers include notes of phone conversations concerning the case, as well as a 1973 book about the case by Algis Ruksenas.

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Series 1: Betty M. Burger

  • Series 1: Betty M. Burger
  • Box 1:
  • Biographical information - 2007-2009
  • Simas Kudirka case - 1974
  • Algis Ruksenas, [i]Day of Shame[/i] (New York: David McKay Company, Inc., 1973)