Linkhorst, Aksel, Papers

Finding Aid

VITRAGE

IHRC Archives

Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Dates: 1939-1979
Abstract: Aksel Linkhorst's peronal documents and clippings about A. Linkhorst, documents related to Aksel Linkhorst's professional activities, collected manuscripts, printed matter, Karl Ast's documents, Estonian Committee evacuation commission's archive. Reports from people who fled Estonia 1945-1947 with information about the situation in Estonia. Speech texts, documents of Estonian General Consulate in New York.
Quantity: 1 linear ft.
Language: Estonian, English, Russian, German, French, Portugese, Swedish
Collection ID: IHRC3793

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

Febr.1. 1912 Albu parish., Järvamaa, Estonia - Dec. 04.1980 New York, USA

Diplomat. Graduated from Tallinn Secondary Science School (Tallinna Reaalkool) in 1929. 1931-1936 studied in University of Tartu, B.A. in economics. 1937 started studies in École Libre des Sciences Politiques et Économiques in Paris. From 1935 worked in the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 1937-1938 worked in the Estonian Embassy in Paris, from 1938 in the Stockholm Embassy. 1944 official at the "Svenska Handelsbanken" in Sweden. Head of department at "Misomex AB". 01.05.1967 – 04.12.1980 consul of the Republic of Estonia in New York. Academically a member of the fraternity Fraternitas Estica (korp! Fraternitas Estica) since 1931.

Wife: Maimu Linkhorst (nee Maiste) Married 1939 Son: Jaak Robert

Member of: Estonian Committee, Estonian Relief Committee, Eesti rahvusfond (Sweden), Regional Union of Free Journalists from East and Central Europe in Sweden, Estonian red Cross etc.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ORGANIZATION OF MATERIALS

Archive consists of 6 series and 29 folders.


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Linkhorst, Aksel collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Linkhorst, Aksel 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 Linkhorst, Aksel Papers, Estonian American Collection, IHRC Archives, University of Minnesota

RELATED COLLECTIONS

Estonian State Archives in Tallinn: Eesti Peakonsulaat New Yorgis ERA.1608.2.159, ERA.1608.2.1154, ERA.1608.2.1155 ERA.1.6082.1156, ERA.1608.2.2269, ERA.1608.2.2270, ERA.1608.2.2271


Index Terms

Estonian
Displaced persons

Description of Series

This section briefly describes each series in the collection. A more detailed description of the contents of each series may be found in the following section.

SERIES 1. Aksel Linkhorst's personal documents and clippings about A. Linkhorst

SERIES 2. Documents related to Aksel Linkhorst's professional activities

SERIES 3. Collected manuscripts

SERIES 4. Printed matter

SERIES 5. Karl Ast's documents from his time as a consul in Brazil

SERIES 6. Estonian Committee evacuation commission's archive

Estonian Committee evacuation commission's mission was transporting refugees from Estonia and Finland in the autumn of 1944.

 



Detailed Description of the Collection

SERIES 1. Aksel Linkhorst's personal documents and clippings about A. Linkhorst

BOX 1.
FOLDER 1. A. Linkhorst's membership cards 1946-1966
FOLDER 2. Correspondence 1939-1976. Letters from K. Ast, A. Adson, fraternity Fraternitas Estica etc. Correspondence from 1970s is mostly related to the activites of the Konstantin Päts Fund and the Year of K. Päts 1939-1976
FOLDER 3. A. Linkhorst's speech and presentation texts 1952-1979
FOLDER 4. Notebook with information and brief biographies of Estonian public figures, notes about Estonian history (undated)
FOLDER 5. Newspaper clippings about Aksel Linkhorst, funeral sheet 1971-1972


SERIES 2. Documents related to Aksel Linkhorst's professional activities

BOX 1.
FOLDER 6. Notes and circular letters of various organizations of Estonians in exile, meeting minutes sent to A. Linkhorst, collected newspaper clippings about Estonian organizations 1944-1977
FOLDER 7. Reports from people who fled Estonia 1945-1947 with information about the situation in Estonia. Manuscripts and typewritings, partially numbered (11 pieces). Newspaper clippings about an Estonian seaman who fled Estonia in 1958
FOLDER 8. Appeal by high Estonian statesmen (to UN in 1947?); Estonian lawyers' appeal (to lawyers of international law?) with original signatures
FOLDER 9. Collected materials about the election of the Estonian Committee. Election invitation to Maimu Linkhorst, clippings, list of candidates 1951
FOLDER 10. Documents related to the activites of the New York consulate general of the Republic of Estonia: copies of correspondence, press releases, circular letters, clippings, copy of A. Linkhorst's acceptance as the consul of the Republic of Estonia in New York by the U.S. State Department on June 1st 1967 1965-1978
FOLDER 11. Documents related to the activities of Konstantin Päts Fund and announcing the Year of Konstantin Päts; K. Päts' centennial anniversary's steering committee constituent assembly minute (21.06. 1973), anniversary committee press releases, K. Päts Fund instruction, list of members of the K. Päts Fund in Canada, correspondence, newspaper clippings 1973-1974. Newspaper clippings about K. Päts from foreign press 1977 1973-1977
FOLDER 12. Photos of A. Linkhorst's reception 08.05.1967, photos of Estonian diplomatic corps events (4 pieces, undated), photos postcard of a church service in Tallinn's Dome Church, colored photos of Eedo Karrisoo's concert posters and paintings (1960s?)


SERIES 3. Collected manuscripts

BOX 1.
FOLDER 13. "Away into the Dark. The Story of a Deportation" by Martin Kuldkepp. Stockholm 1948, in Estonian. Typewriting, 39 pages 1948
FOLDER 14. Collected presentation texts: V. Kures about the situation of Finland (1951), A. Rei about the self-preservation of Estonians in migration, texts by A. Pae, E. Reisenberg and J. Simonson (1970), manuscripts by unknown authors, clippngs with synopsis of Agu Kriisa's presentation 1951-1968, manuscript by an unknown author about Estonian agriculture after WWII 1951-1970


SERIES 4. Printed matter

BOX 1.
FOLDER 15. Programs, invitations, song sheets from church services, funeral sheets etc. 1948-1978
FOLDER 16. Newspaper "Eesti Post" 1951-1952
FOLDER 17. Newspaper "Välis-Eesti" 1951-1952
FOLDER 18. Newspaper "Eesti Teataja" 1951-1953
FOLDER 19. Newspaper "Teataja" 1956-1971
FOLDER 20. Newspaper "Stimme der Freiheit" 1968
FOLDER 21. Clippings and magazine "Meie tee" nr 7-8, 1978 1953-1978


SERIES 5. Karl Ast's documents from his time as a consul in Brazil

BOX 1.
FOLDER 22. Documents related to Estonians and representing Estonians in Brazil: K. Ast-Rumor's appeal to the Brazilian minister of Foreign Affairs 19.07.1946, newspaper clippings about Estonians in Brazil 1950-1957; list of foreign representatives in Brazil 1950, 1952 1946-1957
FOLDER 23. Karl Ast's correspondence with K.R. Pusta, J. Klesment, Valev Uibopuu etc. 1956-1970


SERIES 6. Estonian Committee evacuation commission's archive

Estonian Committee evacuation commission's mission was transporting refugees from Estonia and Finland in the autumn of 1944.
BOX 1.
FOLDER 24. Estonian Committee evacuation commission's accounting documents: invoices, cash vouchers, correspondence etc. 1944-1945, 1957
FOLDER 25. Estonian Committee evacuation commission's invoices, obligations, contracts with boat owners 1944
FOLDER 26. Refugees' obligatons to the Estonian Committee, lists of refugees, copies of boat navigation permits 1944
FOLDER 27. Estonian Committee evacuation commission's account book 07.09.1944-30.04.1945
FOLDER 28. Report about evacuating Estonians from Estonia to Gotland by the Estonian Commission (undated). List of people evacuated by boats from Estonia, accounting report Sept./Oct. 1944
FOLDER 29. Aksel Linkhorst's letter to the Estonian Archives in the U.S. (7. July 1978) about the Estonian Committee evacuation commission archive and about the activities of the commission 1978