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Stanley Balzekas


Stanley BALZEKAS (b.1924), businessman, born in Chicago, Illinois, on Oct. 8, 1924. He studied business administration at De Paul University, receiving a master’s degree in 1951. At present he is president of Balzekas Motor Sales. In 1966 he founded in Chicago a Museum of Lithuanian Culture, the basis for which is a collection of Lithuanian amber, coins, stamps, maps and ethnographic exhibits gathered by M. Račkus (q.v.). The museum also has an extensive art collection and a library (Lithuanian language, literature, history, numismatics, archaeology, etc.). The museum from time to time organizes art shows and other exhibitions and publishes a non-periodic Museum Review.

Text from the ENCYCLOPEDIA LITUANICA I-VI.  Boston, 1970-1978