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Edmund Leetaru papers

 Collection
Identifier: IHRC3720

Abstract

Few personal documents, obituary, scholarly work, newspaper clippings, articles, pamphlets, program, song book, prints.

Dates

  • 1890-1979

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

Leetaru, Edmund (Leiten, also Leiten, Edmund Eduard)20.03.1910 Tallinn, Estonia – 13.07.1995 New York, USAMedical doctor.1928 graduated from J. Westholm Gymnasium in Tallinn, Estonia. 1928-1935 sudied in University of Tartu medical school. 1936 graduated from Estonian Military School. 1939-1941 studied in University of Tartu faculty of law, could not finish his studies. 1946 Dr. Med from J. W. Goethe University at Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Worked as a doctor in Tartu 2nd air force division, 1935-1940 was a doctor in Murru prison in Vasalemma, 1940-1941 private practice in Tallinn, 1942-1944 was the director of healthcare department in the Estonian Self-Administration. 1944 emigrated to Germany, 1949 went to USA.1951-1975 had a private practice in New York, 1975-1991 was a doctor for disabled persons in New York.Member of the fraternity Rotalia (korp! Rotalia).About Edmund Leetaru:Eesti arstid 1940-1960. [Pärnu], 2000. p. 419.Per aspera ad astra : Jakob Westholm ja tema kool. 3. Toronto ; Tln., 1999. p. 124.Pedak, Johannes. Edmund Leetaru in memoriam. // Vaba Eesti Sõna (New York, USA), 1995, 21. sept., nr. 38, p. 10-11.

Extent

3 linear inches

ORGANIZATION OF MATERIALS

Archive consists of 8 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.

RELATED COLLECTIONS

IHRC 3730 Leetaru, IlseIHRC 3708 Leetaru, Hannes
Title
Inventory of the Edmund Leetaru papers.
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

Contact:

612-625-4800