|Dates:||1930s - 1980s|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of 1 linear foot of mostly archival material in Estonian (with a small percentage of documentation in English), mixed with some print (books by Mari Raamot and Uno Plank). The bulk of the material is from the 1930s to the 1980s. There is a folder containing biographical information including personal records from Estonia (baptism, school records) and an obituary. Also one folder of materials pertaining to Raag's activities in the DP camps in Germany, especially the publication of the newsletter for Estonians, "Far Home," which was distributed in DP camps in Bavaria. Additionally, there is correspondence related to the "Eesti Kirjanike Kooperatiiv" in Lund, Sweden, as well as Raag's personal correspondence. One folder of newspaper clippings. Included are also typescripts of Raag's books - "Ulear Une" and "Labi Varemete."|
|Quantity:||1 lin. ft.|
|Language:||Estonian, English, Russian|
Collection transferred to the IHRC from the Estonian Archives in the U.S.A. (EAU) of Lakewood, New Jersey, in 2003-2005.
Arno Raag (1904-1985) studied law at Tartu University in Estonia. Later, he worked as journalist with the "Postimees" newspaper in Estonia. After leaving Estonia at the end of World War II (1944), he was involved in publishing the "Eesti Rada" periodical in the Augsburg Displaced Persons camp in Germany. In 1949, he immigrated to the United States. Author of several books - poetry, biography, novels.
The Raag, Arno collection is available for public research.
The Raag, Arno collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota.
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The Raag, Arno Papers, Estonian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota