Arno and Elli Raag papers
Arno Raag (1904-1985) studied law at Tartu University in Estonia. Later worked as journalist with the "Postimees" newspaper in Estonia. After leaving Estonia at the end of World War II (1944), he was involved in publishing the "Eesti Rada" periodical in the Augsburg Displaced Persons camp in Germany. In 1949, he immigrated to the United States. Author of several books - poetry, biography, novels.
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Estonian, English, German, Russian,
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Raag, Arno/ Arnold Johannes/ ( 1904 Vesneri v., Tartu county, Estonia- 1985 - Melbourne, Florida, USA) - writer, literature historian, journalist. Studied in basic school in Väägvere, in 1916-1925 was student of Tartu H. Treffneri Gymnasium and after that a student in Law faculty of Tartu University Member of editorial staff of newspaper "Postimees" 1928-1940 and 1941-1943; 1928-1929 - editor of "Narva Postimees" in 1944 was hiding from Germans . 1944 escaped to Germany, in 1945-1946 leader of Estonian Committee in Kempten, Altenstadt and Geretsried Displaced Persons camps in Germany, 1947-1949 editor of the Estonian newspaper "Eesti Rada" published in Augsburg. 1949 immigrated to the USA, where worked as a factory worker and on other manual jobs. Actively participated in life of Estonian diaspora - was on leading positions in Estonian organizations and contributor to the Estonian language newspapers. Since 1925. published poetry, novels, literary articles and monographies. During his exile wrote memoirs. Organizations: Eesti Üliõpilaste Selts = Estonian Students Society (member) 1928 married Elli Veske, sons Helmo, Arno and Valvo.
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ORGANIZATION OF MATERIALS
Archive consists of 30 folders organized into 2 series
Collection acquired from the Estonian Archives in the U.S.A., Lakewood, New Jersey, in 2003-2005. It was processed in May 2013 by Peeter Väljas and Aet Tran-Tõnissoo of the National Archives of Estonia in Tallinn, working with IHRC Archivist Daniel Necas.
National Archives of Estonia . EAA.2100.1.12478 - personal file of student of Tartu University
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