Korp! Wäinla USAs (Estonian Student Fraternity 'Wäinla' in the United States) records
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Fraternity Wäinla was founded in 1924 in Danzig as an all-male academic corporation to unite Estonian male students who studied abroad. The members of the fraternity studied in Danzig, Brno, Vienna, Budapest, Dresden, Paris, etc., and also a chapter in Tallinn was established. The activity of the fraternity was interrupted by the World War II. By the time the war ended, many of the member of the fraternity had fled from Estonia, and the organization could continue its existence in exile with many chapters in different countries.
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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 2010. Margit Laanemets and Kristel Tammik of the National Archives in Tallinn, Estonia, worked with IHRC staff on the project.
Collections in the National Archives of Estonia: ERA.2035
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