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Maimu Miido papers

Identifier: IHRC3137


No personal documents. Maimu Miido's manuscripts, memoirs and newspaper clippings about Maimu Miido, documents related to Maimu Miido's musical activities, collected materials. Documents related to Estonian choirs in Seabrook. Juta Kurman's and Lilian Esop's speech texts.


  • 1929-2001

Language of Materials

Estonian, English


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


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Miido, Maimu (also Maimo, nee Helila, also Helila-Miido, Maimu and Teder, Maimu)09.12.1915 Petrograd, Russia – 14.03.2004 New York, USAMusician, composer, conductor, organist, pianist, lecturer1934 graduated from E. Lender Gymnasium (E. Lenderi Tütarlaste Gümnaasium) in Tallinn, Estonia. 1938 graduated from Tallinn Conservatory, specializing in piano and singing (studied singing under A. Arder). 1944 emigrated to Germany, 1949 to USA. Continued her studies in Chicago Conservatory of Music and Philadelphia Academy of Music. Was the organist at Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Seabrook Congregation, member of Estonian Sound Art Center in USA, choir leader in Seabrook Estonian Choir, member of Seabrook Estonian Society. Academically a member of fraternity Fidelia (Korp! Fidelia).Husband: EndelDaughter: Helis Awards:Estonian Culture Foundation in USA award of merit for the outstanding work promoting Estonian choir music, 1996. About Maimu Miido:Kurman, Juta. 25 aastat eesti koorikultuuri Seabrookis ja Philadelphias : koorijuht-helilooja Maimu Miido jutustab // Vaba Eesti Sõna (New York) 2001, 22. Feb, nr. 8, p.4.Kurman, Juta. Dipl. helikunstnik Maimu Helila Miido pärand Eestile. // Vaba Eesti Sõna (New York, USA), 2004, 13. apr., nr. 15, p. 4-5.


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Archive consists of 3 series and 22 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.

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