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Elsa and Leo Karist papers

 Collection
Identifier: IHRC3715

Abstract

Programs of various events in Germany and USA, personal documents, memoirs from 1944, ration book, ship newspaper Sturgis News, 1950.

Dates

  • 1942-2003

Language of Materials

Estonian, English, German

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

Elsa Karist (nee Otsus) Sept. 12, 1907- Jan. 26, 2008, married to Leo Karist (May 17, 1908 - ?). Emigrated to Germany, were in Altenstadt DP camp. Leo Karist participated in the activities of Estonian Committee at Kempten, was a member of Fraternity Ugala and New York Male Chorus. Elsa and Leo were members of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church New York congregation. They lived in Fort Montgomery, New York. Two daughters: Mare (Mary) and KadiFather: MihkelMother: AnnaStepmother: RainaSisters: Velda Otsus, Marta

Extent

2.5 linear inches

ORGANIZATION OF MATERIALS

Archive consists of 4 folders.

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 2012. Gristel Ramler and Tiina Trumberg of the National Archives in Tallinn, Estonia, worked with IHRC staff on the project.
Author
IHRC Archives
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

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