Jurisson (Jürisson), Aleksander, Papers

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VITRAGE

IHRC

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

Descriptive summary

Creator: Jürisson, Aleksander
Abstract: Priest of Estonian Eastern Orthodox Church - correspondence, articles, newspapers, clippings Christian social organizations, World Council of Churches and etc appeals for work etc Correspondence, documentation for émigrés from Estonia after WWII, DP's mostly from German
Quantity: 1 linear ft.
Language: Estonian, English, German, Russian
Collection ID: IHRC3772

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

Aleksander Jürisson was born on 07.03.1913 in parish Kaarma-Suure, Saaremaa, Estonia and died on 17.08.1990 in New York, USA. He studied in Saaremaa Gymnasium and 1934-1938 in University of Tartu, faculty of theology, 1939 he graduated theology with MA degree. Since 1938 he was a part of Orthodox Church of Estonia (EOC), also he was a secretary of Metropolis EOC and master in religion at English College in Tallinn, Estonia. 1944 he fled to Germany and 1949 emigrated to USA. There he became an Archpriest of EOC in Exile, Secretary General of The Synod and Plenipotentiary on the Foreign Relations of the EOC in Exile, Administrator of the EOC during the vacancy of the Metropolitan See (since 1953), Executive Secretary of the Division of World Relief and Interchurch Aid of The National Council of the Episcopal Church in USA. In 1935, A. Jürisson married Larissa Jürisson (maiden name Schöberg), daughter Ariadna.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Jurisson, Aleksander collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Jurisson, Aleksander collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Jurisson, Aleksander Papers, Estonian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

RELATED COLLECTIONS

Related to the document in Estonian National Archives EAA.2100.1.3988


Description of Series

This section briefly describes each series in the collection. A more detailed description of the contents of each series may be found in the following section.

SERIES 1. Personal papers and manuscripts

SERIES 2. Documents from meetings of EOC, other churches of various confessions and ecumenical religious associations.

SERIES 3. Correspondence

SERIES 4. Printed matter, newspaper clippings, miscellaneous documents.



Detailed Description of the Collection

SERIES 1. Personal papers and manuscripts

BOX 1.
FOLDER 1. Certificate of A. Jürisson ordination in priesthood; Certificate of A.Jürisson ordination in priesthood; certificates, letters of attorney and credentials of Archbishop Aleksander; licenses to ministers of religion from DP camp in Germany.
FOLDER 2. Texts of A.Jürisson religious talks in Estonian language broadcasts in United States Information Agency. 1952-1955
FOLDER 3. Writings by A.Jürisson under a pseudonym "Rev. D.R. Juniper" 1950
FOLDER 4. Printed matter includes A.Jürisson articles
Report by A. Jürisson "Operation Good Samaritan. The Resettlement of Displaced Persons 1949-1952" (Department of Christian Social Relations of The National Council of The Episcopal Church, New York). Article by A. Jürisson "Operation Good Samaritan in Connecticut" The Connecticut Churchman. Vol.45. January 1951, No.4


SERIES 2. Documents from meetings of EOC, other churches of various confessions and ecumenical religious associations.

BOX 1.
FOLDER 5. Statutes of EOC
Copy of Riigi Teataja No 48-1935
FOLDER 6. Administrator of the EOC during the vacancy of the Metropolitan See circulars to the Estonian Orthodox clergy. 1953-1955
FOLDER 7. A. Jürisson notes and papers of the Provisional Advisory Council of the EOC. 1954
FOLDER 8. Papers of The Second Assembly of the World Council of Churches (Evanston, Illinois 1954) and WCC Migration Conference (Leysin, Switzerland, June 11-16.1961).
FOLDER 9. Circulars, printed matter etc. from clerics of various eastern orthodox churches in exile and from Patriarch of Moscow and All-Russia Aleksiy. 1949-1959
FOLDER 10. Papers of the meeting of the Assembly of Captive European Nations (New York, Sept. 20Th, 1954)


SERIES 3. Correspondence

BOX 1.
FOLDER 11. Correspondence of the Metropolitan Alexander and A.Jürisson with the Archbishop of Constantinople, Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras I, Archbishop Germanos and others. 1946-1954
FOLDER 12. Letters of the Metropolitan Alexander to A.Jürisson (1947-1950) 1947-1950
FOLDER 13. Letters of the Metropolitan Alexander to A.Jürisson (1951-1953) 1951-1953
FOLDER 14. Correspondence with Rev. W. Lack - head of the Religious Affairs branch of PW & DP Division of the Zonal Executive Office in the British Zone of Germany. 1948-1949
FOLDER 15. Correspondence with the representatives of religious organizations and others about the re-settlement of the displaced persons I. 1946-1949
FOLDER 16. Correspondence with the representatives of religious organizations and others about the re-settlement of the displaced persons II. 1950
FOLDER 17. Correspondence with the representatives of religious organizations and others about the re-settlement of the displaced persons III. 1950
FOLDER 18. Correspondence with the representatives of religious organizations and others about the re-settlement of the displaced persons IV. 1950-1966
FOLDER 19. Correspondence with the World Council of Churches and the Lutheran World Federation, mostly about the re-settlement of the displaced persons. 1947-1954
FOLDER 20. Correspondence with Estonian organizations and official representatives of the Estonian Republic in exile. 1945-1955
FOLDER 21. Correspondence with the representatives of The National City Bank of New York about the employment of Estonian émigrés. 1950-1953
FOLDER 22. Correspondence of the Metropolitan Alexander and A. Jürisson with the Archbishop of Canterbury and other clergy of The Anglican Church. 1945-1949
FOLDER 23. Correspondence with the representatives of The General Synod of the Church of England in Canada and The United Church of Canada 1947-1951
FOLDER 24. Correspondence with the clergy of Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church in exile 1947-1954
FOLDER 25. A.Jürisson letters to clergy of the Finnish Orthodox Church 1953-1955
FOLDER 26. Correspondence with the editorial staff of the British Broadcasting Corporation 1948-1949
FOLDER 27. Correspondence with the Rev. E. Lepik 1950-1955
FOLDER 28. Correspondence with J. Pilberg 1953-1954
FOLDER 29. Correspondence with the Rev. N. Hindo 1947-1953
FOLDER 30. Correspondence with the Rev. D. Juurma 1948-1954
FOLDER 31. Correspondence with the Rev. T. Kolobov 1953
FOLDER 32. Correspondence with A.Kompus 1954-1955
Correspondence is about the activities of the Committee for Recording the Remembrance of Metropolitan Alexander (Metropoliit Aleksandri Mälestuse Jäädvustamise Komitee).
FOLDER 33. Correspondence with E. Kuik 1954-55
FOLDER 34. Correspondence with V. Kures 1954
FOLDER 35. Correspondence with O. Liik 1948-1957
FOLDER 36. Correspondence with N. Metslov 1953-1954
FOLDER 37. Correspondence with the Rev. N.Raag 1953-1955
FOLDER 38. Correspondence with J. Reinhold 1952-1954
FOLDER 39. Correspondence with V. Salo 1963
FOLDER 40. Correspondence with the Rev. S. Samon 1947-1954
FOLDER 41. Correspondence with the Rev. J. Välbe
FOLDER 42. Correspondence with various respondents 1946-1954


SERIES 4. Printed matter, newspaper clippings, miscellaneous documents.

BOX 1.
FOLDER 43. Newspaper clippings about the activities of A. Jürisson 1948-1963
FOLDER 44. Printed matter and a schedule of divine service devoted to the Metropolitan Aleksander 80th birthday 1952
FOLDER 45. Newspapers, clippings, printed matter and letters to A.Jürisson about the death of the Metropolitan Aleksander 1953
FOLDER 46. Newspapers and clippings 1945-1955
FOLDER 47. Printed matter about the Patriarchate of Constantinople
F.House "The Ecumenical Significance of the Patriarchate of Constantinople" (Reprint from the Ecumenical Review Vol. IX No.3, April 1957.Switzerland); A. Spatharis "The Ecumenical Patriarchate, A Many Century Old Institution" (Constantinople Greeks Center, Athens 1958)
FOLDER 48. Printed matter: religious periodicals (US), catalogues of ecclesiastical art, vestments and accessories for orthodox clergy 1951-1965
FOLDER 49. Printed matter: Estonian publications in exile
"Pagulasjõulud Saksamaal 1947.a." = "Christamas in Exile in Germany 1947". (booklet by Estonian Orthodox Church in Exile); "Eesti Ap.- Õigeusu Kiriku Kalender 1948 aastaks" = EOC church calendar for 1948; song sheet of Los Angeles Congregation of EOC; magazine "Vikerlane" 1950, No2 (Sweden); "Yearbook of The Estonian Learned Society in America I 1951-1953" (New York, 1954); postage stamps: "Freedom for the Baltic States!" (2 lists: 48 pieces).
FOLDER 50. Copies of personal papers of missionary Alexandra Adler
Alexandra Adler (b. 05.07.1899, Haapsalu, Estonia)