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EELK New Yorgi Pauluse Kogudus (St. Paul Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church, New York, New York) records

 Collection
Identifier: IHRC3084

Abstract

Collection consists of minutes, correspondence, bulletins, booklets of church services, information sheets, articles, printed matter, newspaper clippings, also documents from the funeral fund (matusekassa) and accounting documents. There are also records from the Schenectady-Albany dirstrict.

Dates

  • 1949-1991

Creator

Language of Materials

Estonian, English, German

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) New York St. Paul Congregation was formed on the 17th of November, 1949 by the Reverend Aleksander Hinno. First Church Council consisted of Valter Brunberg, Meta Ebrus, Johanna Franz-Kase, Heino Kalda, Eduard Lemming, Voldemar Metsik, Kaarel Robert Pusta, Boris Rea, Leonhard Vahter. First services were held in Advent Lutheran Church in Manhattan, then in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Grace Baptist Church and finally Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church. In just a few years the congregation gained more than 1000 members though that number is decreasing. Valdeko Kangro served as the resident pastor after Aleksander Hinno, succeeded by Valter Koppermann and Thomas Vaga while Endel ReinpƵld headed the Church Council. New York Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church has two district deaneries: Schenectady-Albany and Syracuse.

Extent

4 Linear Feet

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

IHRC3798 - Hinno, Alexander; IHRC3612 - Kalda, Heino; IHRC3669 - Vahter, Leonhard; IHRC3784 - Koppermann, Valter; IHRC3232 - EELK New-York'i Pauluse Kogudus, Schenectady-Albany Pihtkond (Schenetady-Albany district of St. Paul Church in New York)
Title
Inventory of the EELK New Yorgi Pauluse Kogudus (St. Paul Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church, New York, New York) 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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