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Eesti-Amerika Kodanike Ühing (Estonian American Citizen Association) records

 Collection
Identifier: IHRC3183

Abstract

Minutes, constitutions, correspondence, lists.

Dates

  • 1951-1965

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

In 1951 a committee was established to start coordinating the activity of the so called old Estonians in the United States. The outcome of was the foundation of the Estonian American Citizen Association in New York in 1952. The Association (originally named also Estonian American Citizen League) united US citizens with Estonian provenance to centralize their activity. The objective of the organization was to represent and protect the members of the organization and to support the principles to ensure freedom and independence to small nations, especially Estonia.

Extent

2.5 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), 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.
  • Community life Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Estonian Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Title
Inventory of the Eesti-Amerika Kodanike Ühing (Estonian American Citizen Association) 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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