Laur, Ernst, Papers

Finding Aid

VITRAGE

IHRC Archives

Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Dates: 1957-1999
Abstract: Professional correspondence, copies of articles about Ernst Laur, history of the honorary consulate of Republic of Estonia in Los Angeles including photos of E. Laur's activities as a honorary consul in Los Angeles.
Quantity: 5 linear in.
Language: Estonian, English
Collection ID: IHRC3573

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

07.09.1920 Tartu, Estonia – June 1985 Los Angeles, USA

Emigrated to USA 1955 from Sweden. In USA assisted the honorary vice consul of Estonia Reginald Olds, later became the information official in the Estonian consulate and in 1976 became the honorary consul of the Republic of Estonia in Los Angeles, USA. Was the member of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church´s Los Angeles Congregation, was also active in the Los Angeles Estonian House.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ORGANIZATION OF MATERIALS

Archive consists of 3 folders.


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Laur, Ernst collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Laur, Ernst 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 Laur, Ernst Papers, Estonian American Collection, IHRC Archives, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Estonian
Displaced persons

Detailed Description of the Collection

BOX 1.

FOLDER 1. Copies of Ernst Laur's correspondence with Los Angeles County, City of Los Angeles and a letter from R. Nixon. Copies of proclamations and resolutions on the anniversaries of Estonia 1968-1984, the Great Seal of California 1984 1968-1984
FOLDER 2. Copies of articles about Ernst Laur 1957, 1973
FOLDER 3. The history of the honorary consulate of Republic of Estonia in Los Angeles compiled by Leili Niilus, including photos of E. Laur's activities as a honorary consul in Los Angeles 1970-1985, 1999 1970-1999