EELK San Francisco Kogudus (Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church in San Francisco, California) records
Collection consists of correspondence, budgets and reports, the congregation's communications, booklets of church services and bulletins ("Teataja" 1950-1975 and "Koguduse Teated 1975-1995). Collection also contains records from the Estonian Society in San Francisco and the Estonian Mixed Choir (communications, budgets and reports, bulletin "Eesti by the Bay" 1997-2000).
Language of Materials
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EELK (Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church) San Francisco Congregation was founded in 1950 when reverend Karl Lipping arrived in San Francisco with his family. Karl Lipping served as the resident pastor and was also the member of the Church Council. After his death in 1985 the congregation had several pastors (Paul Maidre, Endel Ulp and others) who only served for a short time before pastor Hendrik Laur took over in the late 1990s. In 2014, members of the council include Peeter Grüner, Lia Grüner, Ilse E. Grüner, Tiiu Johnson and Heino Valvur as the president. Services have been held in the Hope Lutheran Church in San Mateo since the 1980s.
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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), 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.
IHRC3154 - San Francisco Eesti Selts (Estonian Society of San Francisco, California)
- Community life Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Displaced persons Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Estonian Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Religious life Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Inventory of the EELK San Francisco Kogudus (Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church in San Francisco, California) records.
- IHRC Archives
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding Aid in English
Collecting Area Details
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