|Abstract:||Estonian sailor who escaped N. Khrushchev's ship "Baltika" for freedom in 1960. Personal data, bulletins, correspondence (political, personal , postcards), periodicals, clippings, newspapers, phonograph (45 RPM)|
|Quantity:||2.5 ln in|
|Language:||Estonian, English, Russian|
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 Tallin, Estonia, worked with IHRC staff on the project.
1931 - n.a. Born in Estonia. Sailor who escaped from Khrushchev's ship "Baltika" on its visit to the U.S. in 1960 and was granted political asylum. Employed as machinist in Brooklyn in the 1960s. Obtained U.S. citizenship in 1967
Collection is organized into seven folders: 1. Personal documents: Tax papers, photo, speech, clippings 2. Official correspondence (mostly letters to or about V. Jaanimets after his escape, some responses) 3. Personal correspondence (mostly letters from supporters, some responses) 4. Bulletins 5. Magazines 6. Newspapers, clippings 7. Phonograph (45RPM) : An Open Letter to Mr. Khrushchev. Don Meehan. Special Intro By The Sailor Who Jumped The Baltika For Freedom - Viktor Jaanimets. Joy Records Corp, New York [1960?]
The Jaanimets, Viktor collection is available for public research.
The Jaanimets, Viktor collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota.
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The Jaanimets, Viktor Papers, Estonian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota