EELK Patersoni Pauluse Kogudus (St. Paul Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church in Paterson, New Jersey) records
Collection consists of minutes, correspondence, reports, membership documents, bulletins and booklets of church services, and also of materials from other institutions. There are seven folders of newspaper clippings from the period 1958-1986. Collection was originally organized by Voldemar Arge.
Language of Materials
Estonian, English, German
Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.
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EELK (Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church) Paterson Congregation was founded on 01.10.1950. Oskar Lille was elected as the chairman of the Church Council and Conrad Klemmer as the pastor. Elmar Kuusler took over after the death of Klemmer in 1956 and served the congregation until 1969, followed by Max Saar in 1972. Church Council was chaired by Heinrich Viidekop, Gottfried Redi, Nigul Ermaste and Voldemar P. Arge. Paterson Congregation was incorporated in 1964. At that time the congregation had 100-130 members.
2 Linear Feet
Collection transferred to the IHRC from the Estonian Archives in the U.S.A. (EAU) in 2003-2005. It was processed as part of a collaborative project between the Estonian Archives in the USA (Lakewood, New Jersey), the National Archives of Estonia (NAE), the BaltherNet non-profit network, and the IHRC Archives in May 2014. Birgit Nurme and Pille Aguraiuja of the National Archives in Tallinn, Estonia, worked with IHRC staff on the project.
IHRC597 - Arge, Voldemar, IHRC3789 - Redi, Gottfried, IHRC3557 - Ermaste, Nigul
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- Religious life Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Inventory of the EELK Patersoni Pauluse Kogudus (St. Paul Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church in Paterson, New Jersey) records.
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