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Julius Mark papers

Identifier: IHRC3099


Manuscripts, drafts and copies of letters sent by Julius Mark, reprint.


  • Creation: 1925-1990

Language of Materials

Estonian, English, German,Finnish, Swedish, Lappish


Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.


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Julius Mark27.03.1890 Idavere village, Haljala parish, Virumaa, Estonia – 02.03.1959 Washington, DC, USALinguist.903 – 1907 Rakvere City School (Rakvere Linnakool), 1908 – 1911 Tallinn Aleksander Gymnasium (Tallinna Aleksandri Gümnaasium), 1911-1912 studied Indo-European comparative and classical linguistics in the University of Tartu. 1912-1915 studied Finno-Ugric comparative linguistics and folklore in the University of Helsinki, Finland. 1918 Cand. Phil., 1919 M. Phil., 1923 Ph.D. in Finno-Ugric linguistics from the University of Helsinki, Finland. Participated in WWI and Estonian War of Independence. 1919-1944 professor of Uralic linguistics in the University of Tartu. Dean of the Department of Philosophy in 1924-1925, 1938-1939, 1942-1944. 1922 – 1924 chief editor of magazine “Eesti keel” („Estonian Language“). Left Estonia in 1944, lived in Germany 1944-1945 and taught Finno-Ugric languages in Halle university. 1945-1947 lived in Denmark, 1947 moved to USA. 1947 – 1948 and 1948- 1949 visiting lecturer in Harvard University, taught Russian language. From 1951 taught Finnish language in Georgetown University in Washington, DC.Chairman of the Learned Estonian Society 1929 – 1936, 1938 – 1940 vice president of Estonian Academy of Sciences. Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, member of Kalevala Society (Finland), member of Finno-Ugric Society, member of Estonian Scientific Association in USA. Academically a member of Estonian Students Society (Eesti Üliõpilaste Selts).Wife: artist Kristiine Mei (married 1921, until 1941)Daughters: Elga Mark – Kurik (1928, geologist, paleontologist), Karin Mark (1922 – 1999, anthropologist), Lüüdia Vallimäe-Mark (1925, painter)About Julius Mark:Eesti teadlased väljaspool kodumaad. Stockholm, 1984. p. 70.Alvre, Paul. Dem 100. Geburtstag von Julius Mark gewidmet. Linguistica Uralica. 1990 nr 3, 193-196


1 Linear Feet


Archive consists of 13 folders.


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), and the IHRC in March 2012. Gristel Ramler and Tiina Trumberg of the National Archives in Tallinn, Estonia, worked with IHRC staff on the project.


Estonian Historical Archives in Tartu: EAA.402.1.16868, in Mihkel Toomse personal archive correspondence 5299.1.70National Archives of Estonia in Tallinn, correspondence in Kaarel-Robert Pusta's personal archive ERA.1622.2.73

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