Kink, Antoni, Salme, and Niine, Papers

Finding Aid

VITRAGE

IHRC

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

Descriptive summary

Abstract: Empty photo album; documents; correspondence; obituary; programs; newspaper clippings; certificates; political material.
Quantity: 2.5 linear in.
Collection ID: IHRC3551

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

Antoni Kink was born on 04.07.1909 in parish Urvaste, Võrumaa, Estonia and died in 1977 in USA. He studied in J.Vestholm Boys Gymnasium (graduated in 1927), and with breaks in Tartu University from 1927 until 1944 in faculty of medicine, philosophy and law. In 1944, he fled to Germany and in 1949 to USA. He participated in corp. Fraternitas Liviensis. Salme Kink (maiden name Treial) was born on 14.11.1909 in parish Sootaga, Tartumaa, Estonia and died in July 1991 in USA. She studied at the Tartu Girls Gymnasium (graduated in 1929) and at University of Tartu faculty of philosophy (1929) and faculty of medicine (1929-1936). In 1944, she fled to Germany and in 1949 to USA. She participated in corp. Fraternitas Liviensis. Niine (Antonina) Kink was a public servant at the Consulate General of Estonia in New York (1946-1988).


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Kink, Antoni, Salme, Niine collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Kink, Antoni, Salme, Niine 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 Kink, Antoni, Salme, Niine Papers, Estonian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

RELATED COLLECTIONS

Related to the documents in The National Archives of Estonia : ERA.1608.2.2272; ERA.1608.2.2273; EAA.2100.1.16811; EAA.2100.1.5035


Detailed Description of the Collection

BOX 1.

FOLDER 1. Antoni Kink's Estonian passport and documents about military service 1929-1930 1927-1941
FOLDER 2. Papers of Niine (Antonina) Kink 1958-1985
Certificate of Pilgrimage of Antonina Kink to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and other Holy Shrines (1960's); invitations to receptions and other to events of the Estonian Consulate General and International Rescue Committee (New York); signed photo of Johannes Kaiv – Consul General of Estonia, obituary and song sheet of funeral services of J. Kaiv; newspaper clippings; booklets of International Rescue Committee.