Jeremias Tamm papers
An eclectic but systematic collector of clippings, postcards referring to Estonians in general and Estonian independence period from 1918 to WWII, continued to DP camps and USA. Collection includes hand-copied maps indicating routes of Estonian and Finno Ugri groups around Lake Peipsi.
Language of Materials
Estonian, Russian, German, English
Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.
OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS
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14.05.1890 - 30.08.1972 New York, USA Born in Karula, Võrumaa, Estonia. Brother: Juhan Tamm; wife: Ella-Johanna Tamm (nee Tärn, married in 1915); daughter: Agnes Tamm-Kuusk; wife: Aliide-Hildegard Tamm (nee Lyra, married in 1928). Family Tamm moved to province Pihkva (Russia) in 1894 and to Petseri (Russia) in 1899. Clerk, accountant. Participated in WWI. Emigrated to Germany in 1944 (Freiberg, Geislingen) and to the U.S. in 1949, gained citizenship in 1955. 1950-1966 employed as a sexton by St. Jacobus Evangelican Lutheran Church
6 Linear Feet
Collection is organized into four series and 58 folders:
Series I Personal documents
Series II Albums compiled by J. Tamm (clippings - photos mostly, postcards, handouts) with comments and dates
Series III Albums of Estonian History compiled by J. Tamm (clippings - photos mostly, prints, postcards, contains also personal documents)
Series IV Estonians abroad
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.
- Inventory of the Jeremias Tamm papers.
- IHRC Archives
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding Aid in English
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Immigration History Research Center Archives Collecting Area