Kuri, Jaak and Salme, Papers

Finding Aid

VITRAGE

IHRC Archives

Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Dates: 1956-1991
Abstract: Bibliographic guide to Estonian Studies by Salme Kuri in typewriting, table of contents of Salme Kuri's Bibliographical Guide to Estonian Studies (1963); copy of James T. Patterson's extension of remarks about Salme Kuri's bibliography (1956); Library of Congress Information Bulletin from April 8, 1991. Includes an article about Salme and Jaak Kuri.
Quantity: 3 linear in.
Language: English
Collection ID: IHRC3622

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

Kuri, Salme 05.01.1914 Taganrog, Russia – 23.09.1989 Clearwater, Florida, USA

Law scientist, library scientist. Graduated from Estonian Education Society's Viljani Gymnasium (Viljandi Eesti Haridusseltsi Tütarlaste Gümnaasium) in 1932. 1939-1944 studied law in University of Tartu. 1946-1948 continued her studies in Göttingen, Germany. Dr. jur from Freiburg University in Germany in 1949 (doctoral thesis “Die verfassungsmässige Stellung der politischen Parteien in den modernen Demokratien”). 1949 emigrated to USA with her son.1952 M. S. in library science from the Catholic University (USA). 1952 – 1959 librarian in the Library of Congress in Washington. 1959 – 1967 head of department in the Bureau of Census, US Department of Commerce. 1963 – 1967 lecturer in U.S. Department of Agriculture Graduate School, 1967 – 1969 head of department in Library of Congress in Washington. 1968 – 1979 professor of library science in the University of Maryland, 1974 – 1976 head of Bureau of Census in US Department of Commerce. Her husband was an Estonian army officer who was sent to a gulag in Siberia.

Bibliography: Bibliographical guide to Estonian studies. [s.l.] : American Council of Learned Societies, 1964. Estonia : a selected bibliography / Library of Congress, Slavic and Central European Division ; compiled by Salme Kuri. Washington : Library of Congress, 1958. Estonia: a selected list of references with a brief historical survey. Compiled. by Salme Kuri. Washington, 1955

Kuri, Jaak (Jack) born 1942 in Estonia - April 29, 1967 Vietnam

Son of Salme Kuri Emigrated to USA in 1949 with his mother, Salme Kuri. Attended the Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia. In 1962, Jaak Kuri started working in the Library of Congress as a filing assistant in the Catalog Maintenance and Catalogue Publication Division. In 1966 started psychology studies at George Washington University, but his educational plans were cut short, as he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He trained in Fort Jackson, S.C. And became a qualified rifleman and grenadier. In February 1967, Jaak was assigned to Vietnam, as a member of the "Wolfhounds" on the 27th Infantry regiment. He died in Vietnam on April 29, 1967.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Kuri, Jaak and Salme collection is available for public research.

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CITE AS

The Kuri, Jaak and Salme Papers, Estonian American Collection, IHRC Archives, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Estonian
Displaced persons

Detailed Description of the Collection

BOX 1.

FOLDER 1. Bibliographical guide to Estonian Studies by Salme Kuri in typewriting, 250 pages. 1963
FOLDER 2. Table of contents of Salme Kuri's Bibliographical Guide to Estonian Studies (1963); copy of James T. Patterson's extension of remarks about Salme Kuri's bibliography (1956); Library of Congress Information Bulletin from April 8, 1991. Includes an article about Salme and Jaak Kuri. 1956-1991