|Abstract:||Magazines, newspaper clippings, Aleksander Tõnisson's and Helja Meindok-Kersten's documents.|
|Quantity:||2.5 linear in.|
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.
Born in Estonia 1933, emigrated to Germany in 1944. 1949 went to New York, USA. After that to Genoa, Ohio. In 1955 became U.S. citizen. Attended Bowling Green State University, BA in history. MA degree in library science at Case Western Reseve University. Worked as a media specialist in Lakewood, Ohio.
Daughters: Monica and Norma Father: Osvald (policeman)
Archive consists of 9 folders.
The Nõukas-Staaf (Noukas-Staaf), Lia collection is available for public research.
The Nõukas-Staaf (Noukas-Staaf), Lia collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota.
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The Nõukas-Staaf (Noukas-Staaf), Lia Papers, Estonian American Collection, IHRC Archives, University of Minnesota
|FOLDER 1. Magazine "The Lutheran" letter to Lia Staaf and copy of Lia Staaf's commentary published in the magazine 1997|
|FOLDER 2. Newspaper "Westlife Newspaper" and "Alpha Phi Quarterly" consisting articles about Lia Nõukas-Staaf 1999|
|FOLDER 3. Newspaper clippings about Estonian boat refugees' arrival to Miami 1946-1947 and their life onwards (newspapers Miami Daily News and The Miami Herald) 1946-1976|
|FOLDER 4. Estonian Students Body in USA bulletin "Alma Mater" (1952?)|
|FOLDER 5. Brochure Cleveland Cultural Gardens 1981, program of dedication of the Estonian Cultural Garden June 19, 1966; map of the Cleveland Cultural Garden|
|FOLDER 6. Journal Estonian Labour and Youth nr 4, 1990 (Stockholm); K. Jaak Roosaar's CV and commercial calendar for the Estonian Parliament elections in 1999 1990-1999|
|FOLDER 7. Magazines: The Saturday Evening Post Aug. 27, 1949; McCall's Dec. 1993; National Geographic May 1993; Alpha Phi Quarterly spring 1994 1949-1994|
|FOLDER 8. Aleksander Tõnisson's biography (written down by his wife Silvia Tõnisson), A. Tõnisson's rehabilitation certificate, copy of an invitation to interrogation from the KGB, copy of a deportation certificate 1959. Documents sent to Lia Nõukas-Staaf by Silvia Tõnisson 1959-1990s|
|FOLDER 9. Documents and incomplete memoirs collected by Helja Meindok-Kersten about the I Girls Gymnasium (copies), 3 poems by Helja Meindok-Kersten (1990) 1990s?|