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Adamson family papers

Identifier: IHRC590
Collection is organized into nine folders:1. Until 1940 in Estonia:Documents from Oskar Adamson's furniture workshop and business activities2. Personal documents (originals) 1931 - 19433. Personal and commercial documents 1940 - 19414. Business documents, personal correspondence, etc. 1941 - 19445. Occupational reference books from Oskar Adamson's funriture workshop 1942-19436. Educational certificates of Jüri ja Tiiu Adamson, confirmation certificate of Jüri Adamson7. Documents from DP camp:Personal documents, correspondence8. Personal documents 1954 - 1998Correspondence, personal documents etc.9. Various documents:Prints, invitations, patche, map of Estonian War of Independence etc.


  • 1940-1998

Language of Materials

Estonian, English, German


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


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5 linear inches


Personal documentation, passports, certificates from displaced persons camps in Germany, materials pertaining to Estonian American cultural activities in New York.


Members of Adamson family:Oskar Adamson 1905 - 1983, NY (wife: Jenny Adamson, married in 1931, Tartu).Jenny Johanna Adamson (Michelson) 1908 - 1991, Bronx, NY.Jüri Adamson 1933 - 1998, Bronx, NY.Tiiu Adamson 1936 - 1998.Anna Marie Michelson (Lellep, mother of Jenny Johanna Adamson) - 08.06.1951, Lingen, Germany


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 2009. Gristel Ramler and Birgit Nurme of the National Archives in Tallinn, Estonia, worked with IHRC staff on the project.
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