Kuus, Camilla, Papers

Finding Aid

VITRAGE

IHRC Archives

Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Dates: 1946-2002
Abstract: Copies of Camilla Saarepera's personal documents, newspaper clippings about Camilla Kuus, copies and clippings of Camilla Kuus' letters to the editor (mostly to the Washington Times), letters to the Estonian Archives in the U.S. sent by Leo and Camilla Kuus, pamphlets, programs and newspaper clippings.
Quantity: 5 linear in.
Language: Estonian, English
Collection ID: IHRC3717

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

Kuus, Camilla (Saarepera-Kuus, nee Leida-Camilla Peik) 06.05.1915 Tartu, Estonia – 15.10.2006 Washington, USA

Estonian folk dance activist. Graduated from Tiina Kapper Ballet School in Tartu, Estonia. Emigrated to Geislingen, Germany during WWII, was the head secretary of the Estonian National Assembly Center in Geislingen, 1950-1956 leader of the Estonian folk dance group in Washington, D.C. In 1956 went to live in Spain, in 1960 returned to Washington, D.C. In 2007, Camilla and Leo Kuus Fund was established at the Estonian National Museum. The fund's purpose is to support Estonian National Museum's activities. The fund also supports students and scientists researching Estonian culture and folklore. Husband Leo Kuus (05.05.1915 – 29.07.2005) married 1956 in Tangier, Morocco. About Camilla Kuus: Letters from Camilla Kuus, her reader´s letters to "The Washington Times" 17.02.1973, 07.01.1988-25.07.1988.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Kuus, Camilla collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

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

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CITE AS

The Kuus, Camilla Papers, Estonian American Collection, IHRC Archives, University of Minnesota

RELATED COLLECTIONS

Estonian State Archive in Tallinn, Estonia: ERA.1608.2.1779


Index Terms

Estonian
Displaced persons

Detailed Description of the Collection

BOX 1.

FOLDER 1. Copies of Camilla (Leida) Saarepera's personal documents (certificates, recommendation) 1948, newspaper clippings about Camilla Kuus 1946-1994 1946-1994
FOLDER 2. Copies and clippings of Camilla Kuus' letters to the editor, mostly to the Washington Times 1982-2002
FOLDER 3. Letters to the Estonian Archives in the U.S. sent by Leo and Camilla Kuus in 1996, including reviews about the Estonian folk dance group in Washington 1949-1956, radio show Estonian Voice of Freedom at the Spanish National Radio in Madrid 1955-1959, World-wide Women's Club Federation exhibition in Washington 1953 etc. Incl. photos about the folk-dance group, Women's Club exhibition and the editor of Estonian-language radio shows in the Spanish National Radio 1984-1996
FOLDER 4. Pamphlets, programs and newspaper clippings 1995-1998