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Veljo Areng papers

Identifier: IHRC3102


Personal documents, newspaper clippings, materials pertaining to Boy Scout, architecture, postal stamps collecting, scholbooks, exercise books, schoolwork, correspondence about ESTO, accounting papers.


  • Creation: 1940-1980

Language of Materials

Estonian, English, German


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


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Areng, Veljo was born on May, 19th 1933 in Tallinn, Estonia. Fled to Germany in 1944 from where emigrated to the USA in 1955. He studied in Estonian elementary school and gymnasium in Geislingen, Germany. In the USA he studied in Purdue University, graduated (B.S.) in 1966. Worked in the field of structural engineering, 1974-2000 was a co-owner of the Dragan-Areng Associates Inc (Silver Springs, MD). Social activities: member of the corp. Rotalia (acad. fraternity); member of the Estonian World Council; board member of the Estonian American National Council; board member and vice-chairman of the Washington Estonian Society, also participated of organizing ESTO festivals.His father was Arnold Areng (Abramson) 1896-1980, and mother was Hille Areng (1960-1955). Veljo Areng was married (1960-1992) to Krista Areng (maiden name. Brun) and had a daughter Aili (born on 1967)


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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 2011. Gerli Raadik and Peeter Valjas of the National Archives in Tallinn, Estonia, worked with IHRC staff on the project.

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