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Arnold Joonson papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: IHRC3554


Personal and financial correspondence with the members of the Estonian World Council E.Vallaste and A.Anderson. By-laws, minutes, projects of the treaties, resolutions and statements of the Estonian World Council.


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Language of Materials

English, Estonian, and German


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


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Joonson (Johnson), Arnold was born on 03.07.1904 in Audru, county Pärnu, Estonia and died on 18.01.1989 in Heidelberg, Germany. He studied at the Pärnu Gymnasium and in the 1924-1929 in the University of Tartu faculty of law. He was a member of the corp. Vironia, he was a instructor and a officer of the Defense League, 1938-1939 the representative of the Defense League in Poland. He worked as a journalist in newspapers "Kaja", "Võitlus", "Päevaleht" and "Eesti Sõna". He was mobilized into German Army in WW II and since 1944 he was in Germany. He was a head of the British Occupation Region of the Estonian Central Committee Documentation Bureau, head of the Lübek refugee camp (this is electable position). Since 1952 he was a chief editor of the newspaper "Võitleja", member of the Representative Council of the Estonian Society in Germany, deputy chairman of the Central Committee and the chairman of the Permanent Court of Honor of the Estonian Society in Germany.


2 linear inches


Collection transferred to the IHRC from the Estonian Archives in the U.S.A. (EAU) in 2003-2005.


Related documents are in National Archives of Estonia EAA.2100.1.3673, ERA.1.3.1222 and ERA.495.7.1280

Processing Information

Collection 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 2011. Gerli Raadik and Peeter Valjas of the National Archives in Tallinn, Estonia, worked with IHRC staff on the project.

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