Ivask, Ivar, Papers

Finding Aid

VITRAGE

IHRC Archives

Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Dates: 1960-1994
Abstract: Ivar Ivask's collection consists mainly of the documents, books and magazines collected by Olga Berendsen and the Estonian Archives in the U.S about Ivar Ivask. Correspondence, bulletins, programs, scholarly papers, notes on 8 publications, exhibitions, announcements, biographical info.
Quantity: 1 linear ft.
Language: Estonian, English, German, Spanish, Finnish, French, Latvian, Italian, Swedish
Collection ID: IHRC3796

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 2012. Gristel Ramler and Tiina Trumberg of the National Archives in Tallinn, Estonia, worked with IHRC staff on the project.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

December 17, 1927 Riga, Latvia – September 23, 1992 Fountainstown, Ireland

Estonian poet and literary scholar. Emigrated from Estonia to Germany in 1944. Graduated from Wiesbaden Gymnasium in Germany in 1946, 1946-1949 studied comparative literary science and art history in Marburg University, Germany. From 1949 onwards lived in the USA. 1950 MA degree from University of Minnesota, master's thesis "Gottfried Benn als Lyriker". PhD From University if Minnesota 1953, doctoral thesis "Hugo von Hofmannsthal als Kritiker der deutschen Literatur". 1952-1957 St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, lecturer of German language and literature. 1958-1967 St. Olaf College head of department in the department of German language and literature. 1954-1956 served in the U.S Army Medical Corps. From 1967 Ivask worked as a professor of Modern languages and literatures in the University of Oklahoma, writing mainly on Spanish language literature. From 1967 to 1991 he was the editor-in-chief of the international literary quarterly World Literature Today (formerly Books Abroad) and directed its two affiliated biennial literary programs, the Neustadt International Prize for Literature (1970- ) and the Puterbaugh Conferences on Writers of the French-Speaking and Hispanic World (1968- ), later known as Puterbaugh Conference on World Literature. From 1991 lived in Ireland. He was married to Latvian poet and translator Astrid Ivask (married 26.02.1949 in Marburg).

Father: Vidrik Ivask (1892-1975) Mother: Ilze Marija (n. Gūters; 1895-1937) Stepmother: Herta Jākobsone Sister: Sulamite (1923-1998) Half-brother: Ernst Fishers (1915-1994) Half-sister: Hilli


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ORGANIZATION OF MATERIALS

Archive has been organized into 2 series. 1st series consists of 8 folders of documents sent by Ivar Ivask to various addressees and about Ivar Ivask. 2nd series consists of prints: Ivar Ivask's poetry collections, magazines that published Ivar and Astrid Ivask's articles, magazines with articles about Ivar Ivask' s creative work.


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Ivask, Ivar collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Ivask, Ivar collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota.

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


CITE AS

The Ivask, Ivar Papers, Estonian American Collection, IHRC Archives, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Estonian
Displaced persons

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. Collected documents about Ivar Ivask.

SERIES 2. Print materials

Mostly books and magazines concisting Ivar and Astrid Ivask's poems, Ivar Ivask's articles and writings about Ivar Ivask

 

 



Detailed Description of the Collection

SERIES 1. Collected documents about Ivar Ivask.

BOX 1.
FOLDER 1. Invitation to the Estonian Bibliophilic Science Conference sent to Ivar and Astrid Ivask (1990) and a print sent by Peeter Olesk about the history of literary criticism with Peeter Olesk's dedication to Ivar Ivask (1989)
FOLDER 2. Ivar Ivask's speeches and articles (including a small anthology about the poetry of occupied Estonia 1956-1965, Chapel talk on Dec. 3, 1965) and copies of Ivar and Astrid Ivask's poems published in the journal "Litaunus" 1965-1977
FOLDER 3. Copies of Ivar and Astrid Ivask's correspondence with the members of "Veljesto" (Linda Raun, Hildegard and Evald Rink). Copy of the manuscript of H. Rink's memoirs about Ivar Ivask 1971-1994
FOLDER 4. Prints, articles and letters sent by Ivar Ivask to Mall Jürna 1962-1970
FOLDER 5. Prints and letters sent by Ivar Ivask to Olga Berendsen 1981-1989
FOLDER 6. Collected materials related to Ivar Ivask's proffessional activity at the University of Oklahoma and the journal "World Literature Today" 1969-1987
brochures, copies from newspapers, programs
FOLDER 7. Collected newspaper clippings about Ivar Ivask 1979-1993
FOLDER 8. Heino Taremäe's letters to Olev Berendsen (1981) and Hildegard Rink (1994) about Ivar Ivask's works


SERIES 2. Print materials

Mostly books and magazines concisting Ivar and Astrid Ivask's poems, Ivar Ivask's articles and writings about Ivar Ivask
BOX 2.
FOLDER 9. Books
FOLDER 10. Magazines
FOLDER 11. World Literature Calendar 1986, 1988, 1990 1986, 1988, 1990
FOLDER 12. Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies. Directory of members. Summer 1974 1974