Aas, Priit, Papers

Finding Aid

VITRAGE

IHRC

Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Dates: 1914-1957
Abstract: Personal papers, passports.
Quantity: 2.5 linear in.
Language: Estonian, English, German
Collection ID: IHRC587

PROVENANCE

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, NJ), 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.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

03.10.1898 - n.a. Father: Mihkel Aas; mother: Eva Aas (Siil); wife: Emilie Aas (Klaar, married in 1938, Põltsamaa); son: Ilmar Aas Occupation - locksmith, mechanic. Had a workshop of his own in Estonia, Põltsamaa. 1941-1942 compatriot in Estonia, emigrated to Germany in 1944 and in 1949 to USA. Worked also in Augsburg DP camp (Haunstetten) from 1946 to 1947 as a mechanic. Served in the Labour Service of the US Army from 1947 to 1949 as an auto-mechanic. Member of YMCA Died in Long Island, USA


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION

Collection is organized into five folders:

1. Biographical documents - identity cards, passports, certificates, occupational certificates, health certificates, seal of his workshop in Estonia

2. Emilie Aas (26.08.1903-16.08.1974) - identity cards, passports, certificates, documents from DP camp in Germany, health certificates

3. Various - correspondence, prints, invitations, newspaper clippings, fotocopies of list of persons authorized to emigrate to Argentina

4. Friedrich Sinka - correspondence, notes, personal documents

5. Friedrich Sinka - business documents, contracts, house plans


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Aas, Priit collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Aas, Priit collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota.

For further information regarding the copyright, please contact the IHRC.

CITE AS

The Aas, Priit Papers, Estonian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota