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Aarand Roos papers

Identifier: IHRC3821
manuscripts, correspondence, speeches, brochures, programs, clippings linguist (PhD in FinnoUgri Languages) diplomat (10 years consul N.Y., N.Y. - right hand for consul Ernst Jaakson)speaker of many languages, writer - fiction and non-fiction10 major works, numerous articles Maaja Tobias Duesberg - wife, musician son and daughter


  • 1943-2000

Language of Materials

Estonian, English, German, Swedish


Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.


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Aarand Roos - Estonian linguist, writer, diplomat and politicianBorn in1940 in Tartus Estonia. 1944 the Roos family fled to Sweden. Studied in Sweden in schools in Sunderby, Lund and in Estonian Gymnasim in Stockholm. Studied philology and phonetics in univesrities in Lund (Sweden), Uppsala (Sweden), Jyväskyla (Finland) and Szegedi (Hungary); cand. phil 1969 (University of Lund), dr. phil 1980 (University of Lund). In Sweden worked as an editor and collaborator for several Estonian language news editions1976 moved to USA1976 - 1978 worked in newsroom of "Voice of America" in Washington1980 - 1982 lector in finno-ugric institute of Lund University in Sweden1982 -1995 consul of Estonian Republic in New Yorgis1996 returned to Estonia, worked in Estonian Ministry of Foreign AffairsOrganizations: Rootsi Eestlaste Esinduskogu (deputy1966-1970)Eesti Teaduslik Selts RootsisEesti Kristliku Rahvapartei (Estonian Christian People´s Party) presidendikandidaat 2001In 1998 was bestowed Order of the National Coat of Arms, 4th class, he returned this Order in 2003 as protest to Estonian joining the European UnionHas published articles about linguistic and religious questions, fiction and poetry in Estonia, Swenden, USA and others


Archive consists of 18 folders.


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.
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