Kargaja, Viktor, Papers

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VITRAGE

IHRC

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

Descriptive summary

Abstract: Papers about Estonian banking system, Estonian Students Society (house rules, correspondence, reports, lecture texts) and EELC in USA (correspondence, financial documents, reports, minutes, printed matter).
Quantity: 1 linear ft.
Collection ID: IHRC3677

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

Viktor (Viktor-Andreas) Kargaja was born on 06.10.1886 in parish Karula, Valgamaa, Estonia and died on 07.11.1968 in New York, USA. He studied in Parish School of Karula, Aleksander Gymnasium in Tartu (1896-1906), University of Tarty faculty of law (1906 - 1909) and University of Moscow (1909 - 1912). He worked as a assistant attorney of Jaan Poska in Tallinn (1912-1913), Tallinna Vastastikuse Krediitühisuse (credit union in Tallinn) procurator, Krediit Pank in Tallinn (credit bank) board member and director (1919-1932), Pikalaenu Panga (credit bank) in Tallinn director (1933-1940), head of the Kohila Paper Mill Department of Planning (1941), during the German occupation he worked in banking. 1944 he left to Germany, 1949 to USA. Social activities: Eesti Üliõpilaste Selts= Estonian Students Society (since 1906 member, since 1955 honorable alumnus, Eesti Üliõpilaste Selts Augsburgi Koonduse = Estonian Students Society Augsburg Chapter chairman in 1948-1949, Ameerika Ühendriikide Koonduse=USA Chapter chairman in 1950-1959, elders council board member in 1961-1965), Estonian Association board member, Estonian Red Cross Headquarter member, EELC Consistory in Estonia secular assessor, Tallinn City Council member and vice-director (1919-1923), chairman of the Estonian National Committee Board of Election in USA (1952). Acknowledgment: Estonian Red Cross Commemorative decoration I class II rank (1929). He was married in 1915 to Eugenia Kargaja (maiden name Linnamägi, 1894-1994). They had son Hans-Ilmar (1920- ).


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Kargaja, Viktor collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Kargaja, Viktor collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Kargaja, Viktor Papers, Estonian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

RELATED COLLECTIONS

Related to documents of The National Archives of Estonia: EAA.402.1.11569; EAA.402.1.11570; EAA.5302.1.24


Detailed Description of the Collection

BOX 1.

FOLDER 1. Manuscript by V. Kargaja: Historical overview of Estonian banking system in 1920`s -30`s with collected background data from various publications; Dec. 12Th 1944 letter from V. Kargaja to V. Reiman about the Estonian banking system during German occupation
FOLDER 2. House rules of Eesti Üliõpilaste Selts = The Estonian Students Society (Tartu, 1933, reprint: Stockholm, 1952)
FOLDER 3. Manuscripts of reports and lectures by V. Kargaja in the meetings of the Estonian Students Society Chapter in the USA 1959-1960
FOLDER 4. Correspondence with H. Lender about the members of the Estonian Students Society; lists of members of the Society 1954-1968
FOLDER 5. Printed matter: Eesti Evangeeliumi Luteri Usu Kiriku Põhimäärused = Charter of The Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church (Stockholm, 1949)
FOLDER 6. Private correspondence with the clerics of the EELC 1949-1963
FOLDER 7. Correspondence with the Archbishops J. Kõpp and J.O. Lauri, members of the Consistory of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Abroad and other clerics 1950-1967
FOLDER 8. Correspondence with Archbishop J. Kõpp and other clerics about the work of the Commission for Co-operation Between the EELC Deaneries in the USA to resolve conflict between EELC congregations in Chicago 1958-1959


BOX 2.

FOLDER 9. Correspondence with Archbishop J. Kõpp and other clerics about the work of the Commission for Co-operation Between the EELC Deaneries in the USA 1961-1963
FOLDER 10. Correspondence with clerics about the conflict between EELC congregations in Chicago 1958
FOLDER 11. Copies of letters from R. Jaagund to the members of the Consistory of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Abroad and other clerics about the conflict between EELC congregations in Chicago 1966-1970
FOLDER 12. Annual reports and financial accountings of the Consistory of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church Abroad and EELC congregations in the USA; correspondence 1955-1963
FOLDER 13. Annual reports and financial accounting of the EELC Deanery in Chicago; correspondence 1958-1962
FOLDER 14. Minutes of the meetings of the Synod of the EELC First Deanery in the USA; correspondence; song sheets and booklets 1956-1964
FOLDER 15. Printed matter: "EELK Chicago Pauluse Koguduse Teated" = Newsletter of the EELC Chicago Congregation of St. Paul 1957-1958 1957-1958
FOLDER 16. Printed matter
Practical English Grammar with Exercises I (Geislingen[?]); Practical English Grammar with Exercises II (Geislingen[?]); United Nations General Assembly "Reservations to the Convention on the Prevention" (17.09.1951); 83rd Congress, 2nd Session House report No. 2684, Part 6; Report of the Subcommittee to Investigate Communist Aggression in Latin America.