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Baltimore Eesti Selts (Baltimore Estonian Society) records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: IHRC3085


Box 1:

1. Constitutions and by-laws

2. Minute books (10 pcs, originals) 1936-1995

3. Annual reports 1964-2001

4. Overview of the history of the Baltimore Estonian Society until 1950s

Box 2:

5. Questionnaires to the members of the society

6. Proclamations

7-26. Correspondence and circular letters 1938-1974

27. Rendition texts

28. Guest books (2 pcs) 1973-1997

29. Material concerning the presidential and parliamentary elections in Estonia 1992

Box 3:

30. Correspondence with US government institutions and personnel

31. Correspondence about receiving help and information after World War II

32. Correspondence with individuals and organizations

33. Correspondence with individuals and organizations 1960-1961

34. Correspondence with individuals and organizations 1967

35. Correspondence with individuals and organizations 1971

36. Register book of letters and overview of the contents of the letters

37. Greetings for the 50th anniversary of the Estonian Republic 1968

38. Correspondence concerning the 30th anniversary of the society

Box 4:

39. Bulletin of Baltimore Estonian organizations 1965-1977

Box 5:

40. Bulletin of Baltimore Estonian organizations 1978-1985

Box 6:

41. Bulletin of Baltimore Estonian Organizations 1990-2003

Box 7:

42. Programs, bulletins, invitations etc


  • Creation: 1936-2001


Language of Materials

Estonian, English


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


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The Baltimore Estonian Society was founded in 1936 by 8 Estonians in America, and incorporated in 1945. It was founded as a politically neutral organization, with the objective to promote Estonian cultural events and good will, cooperative help and assistance, to cultivate better understanding among its nationality etc.


4.75 Linear Feet


Constitutions, minutes, reports, correspondence, bulletins


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.

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