Joonson, Arnold, Papers

Finding Aid

VITRAGE

IHRC

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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Board of the Estonian World Council
Dates: 1974-1978
Abstract: 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.
Quantity: 2 linear in.
Collection ID: IHRC3554

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, New Jersey), the National Archives of Estonia (NAE), and the IHRC in March 2011. Gerli Raadik and Peeter Väljas of the National Archives in Tallinn, Estonia, worked with IHRC staff on the project.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Arnold Joonson (Johnson) 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 fraternity 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.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Joonson, Arnold collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Joonson, Arnold collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Joonson, Arnold Papers, Estonian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

RELATED COLLECTIONS

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


Index Terms

Estonian

Detailed Description of the Collection

BOX 1.

FOLDER 1. A.Joonson corrapondence with the members of the Estonian World Council E.Vallaste and A.Anderson 1974-1978
FOLDER 2. The chairman of the Estonian World Council E.Vallaste correspondence with A Joonson 1977-1978
FOLDER 3. Treaty project of the Estonian World Council, Latvian World Council and the President of the Ukraine Peoples Republic in exile, documents of the Human Rights and Self-Determination Laws European Conference. 1978