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Ülemaailmne Eesti Ühing (World Association of Estonians) records

Identifier: IHRC3825


Constitutions, minutes, correspondence, member lists, accounting documents, prints.


  • 1933-1999


Language of Materials

Estonian, English


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


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The World Association of Estonians was founded in 1940 in New York. It was established as an organization for those Estonians who honored their country of birth, their Estonian ancestry and national characteristics, and who recognized the independent existence of their country of origin as the highest national idea, regardless of political convictions or religious differences. The aims of the Association were: preservation and development of Estonian national spirit, furtherance of Estonian intellectual life, improvement of the economic conditions of Estonians, and organizations of mutual assistance. The Association's most important duty was to establish contact with persons of Estonian origin and their organizations around the world; to congregate them around the Association as well as put them in direct contact with each other; to establish and maintain an information service about Estonians abroad, and to give advice to immigrants; to inform the government of the United States, politicians and the public about the situation of Estonia.


4.25 Linear Feet


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 2010. Margit Laanemets and Kristel Tammik of the National Archives in Tallinn, Estonia, worked with IHRC staff on the project.

  • Estonian Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Exile Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Political activity Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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