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Heino Taremäe (Taremae) papers

Identifier: IHRC3797


Articles and manuscripts by Taremäe, correspondence, documents regarding his work at Estonian Archives in US, Association for Advancement of Baltic Studies, Alumni Association of Tallinn Secondary School of Science, Estonian World Council. Various printed matter and newspaper clippings.


  • Creation: 1919-2000


Language of Materials

Estonian, English, German, Latvian.

Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

October 23, 1921 (Tallinn, Estonia) – February 1, 2000 (Bethlehem, PA USA). Wife: Leida Mardisoo; son: Olev. Graduated from Tallinn Secondary Science School (Reaalkool) in 1941, further studies at Tallinn University of Technology were left unfinished due to World War II where he served with the aviation squad. After the war he worked as a casual laborer in Germany - member of the editorial board of Estonian newspaper Eesti Post and an accomodation official at IRO (International Refugee Organization). Emigrated to the US in 1950. Studied economics at Rutgers University College, worked as an accountant until retirement. Chairman of Estonian Archives in the US, was appointed representative of Estonians in Germany at the Estonian World Council (1983-1989). Was a very active scout and dedicated alumna of Reaalkool. Published the magazine Realist in 1976-1998 with the aim of uniting alumni of Reaalkool all over the world. Has published several biographical works and articles, has worked with AABS (Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies), newspapers Free Estonian Word, Journal of Baltic Studies, Free Estonian, and many other magazines.


14 Linear Feet

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Processing Information

Collection was processed and described 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 Archives in September 2016. Pille Aguraiuja and Külli Niidassoo of the National Archives in Tallinn, Estonia, worked with IHRCA staff on the project.

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