Vahter, Leonhard, Papers

Finding Aid

VITRAGE

IHRC

Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Abstract: Personal letter. Newspaper clippings, scholarly work.
Quantity: 3 linear in.
Collection ID: IHRC3669

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 2011. Gerli Raadik and Peeter Valjas of the National Archives in Tallinn, Estonia, worked with IHRC staff on the project.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

Leonhard Vahter was born on 14.03.1896 in Kalvi manor, Virumaa, and died on 12.02.1983 in New York. He studied at 1st Science School in Tallinn (graduated in 1923), 1924-1927 at University of Tartu and graduated with MA of law. He participated in Estonian War of Independence (1918-1920). Since the year 1928 he was an officer of the 1st Infantry Regiment. He worked 1929-1931 as attorney of law of J.Kuuski, 1931-1934 as assistant of A.Osman and since 1934 attorney of law in Narva. He was a member of the National Council. In 1944, he fled to Germany and in 1949 emigrated to USA. He was editor in "Baltic Review" and he also published his works about Soviet law and history of philosophy.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Vahter, Leonhard collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Vahter, Leonhard collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota.

For further information regarding the copyright, please contact the IHRC.

CITE AS

The Vahter, Leonhard Papers, Estonian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

RELATED COLLECTIONS

Related to documents in The National Archives of Estonia: EAA.2100.1.17513; ERA.1622.2.80; ERA.5009.1.25; ERA.R-1066.1.170; ERA.2120.1.211


Detailed Description of the Collection

BOX 1.

FOLDER 1. Letters from V. Saarsen 1969-1979
FOLDER 2. Letters from various respondents 1960-1980
FOLDER 3. Photocopies, clippings and reprints of articles by L. Vahter
FOLDER 4. Copies of Estonian organization´s appeals to the heads of states and international organizations 1953-1967