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EELK USA Esimene Praostkond (USA First Synod of Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church) records

 Collection
Identifier: IHRC3223

Abstract

Collection consists of synod's bulletins, bulletins for children (Laste Sõber), synod's budget, financial and services reports.

Dates

  • 1954-2002

Creator

Language of Materials

Estonian

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

USA First Synod of Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (EELK USA Esimene Praostkond), chaired by Reverend Thomas Vaga, was formed on the 16th of December in 1953, and it presides over the following congregations: Baltimore St. Mark, Bergen County, Buffalo St. Paul, Chicago St. Paul, Cleveland-Ohio, Connecticut, Indianapolis, Lakewood Holy Ghost, Los Angeles, New York St. Paul, Paterson St. Paul, Philadelphia, Portland, Seattle, South Florida St. Paul. The First Synod had 2399 members in 1955, 1006 members in 2007. In 2013 USA First Synod and USA Chicago Synod were joined to create one USA Synod of Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Extent

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), 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.
Title
Inventory of the EELK USA Esimene Praostkond (USA First Synod of Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church) 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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