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Edmund and Valli Martin papers

 Collection
Identifier: IHRC3111

Abstract

Correspondence with the Estonian American National Council, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, scripts and program brochures related to Martin's activities as a film director and producer

Dates

  • 1926-1995

Language of Materials

Estonian, English

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

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

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Edmund J Martin 13.01.1910 Pärnu, Estonia – 18. 09.2003 Nassau, New YorkBorn as a merchant's son, studied in Pärnu Gymnasium (Pärnu Poeglaste Gümnaasium), later studied economics in the University of Vienna and graduated the Vienna Film School as a film director. Worked in film production companies in Vienna and Berlin, the returned to Estonia and became the production manager in Estonian Culture Film. Later he returned to Vienna, where he also participated in the activities of the Vienna Estonian Society and helped the Estonian refugees during WWII. 1952 moved to USA, studied to be a designer and opened his own studio „Scandis Designers“. Film “Tiina” (by August Kitzberg) Director: Edmund J. Martin Main Cast: Valli Martin, 1977Bibliograpgy:Pärnumaa kõverpeegel : Pärnumaa tegelaste biograafiline leksikon sõnas ja pildis / biograafiad: Maurus-Jauram ; sharssid ja karikatuurid: Gori, Owe, Ero; kaas: Edmund Martin. Pärnu, 1933. Valli Martin 21. 03.1924 – 06. 1987 Lakewood, New JerseyActress, has acted in several of her husband's films.

Extent

5 linear inches

ORGANIZATION OF MATERIALS

Archive consists of 12 folders.

PROVENANCE

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.
  • Artists Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Estonian Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Festivals Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Title
Inventory of the Edmund and Valli Martin papers.
Author
IHRC Archives
Date
2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding Aid in English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Immigration History Research Center Archives Collecting Area

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