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EELK Los Angelese Kogudus (Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church in Los Angeles, California) records

 Collection
Identifier: IHRC3115

Abstract

Collection consists of records from different institutions: Estonian congregation in Los Angeles (correspondence, congregation's bulletins "Vastutuuli" and "Koguduse Teated", booklets of church services), Estonian St. Peter's congregation in Los Angeles (bulletins), Estonian Ap. Orthodox Church in Los Angeles (congregation's bulletin "Jumala Abiga", youth bulletin "Noorte Leht"), Estonian Ev. Lutheran Congregation in San Francisco (booklets, bulletins) and various records (correspondence, invitations to social events, information sheets) mostly from the Estonian House in Los Angeles and Los Angeles Estonian Society.

Dates

  • 1954-2003

Creator

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

EELK (Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church) Los Angeles Congregation was formed in 1950 by the initiative of Rein Neggo who also served as a pastor in 1966-1994. Oskar Pastik was elected as the first pastor and he served the congregation until 1955. The church had several guest pastors in late nineties until Jüri Pallo was appointed pastor in 2000. Heino Nurmberg headed the Church Council the same year.

Extent

5 linear inches

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), 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.

RELATED COLLECTIONS

IHRC3123 - Neggo, Rein, IHRC3559 - Laan, Bruno
Title
Inventory of the EELK Los Angelese Kogudus (Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church in Los Angeles, California) records.
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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