Jõgi (Jogi), Johanna, Papers

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

Descriptive summary

Dates: 1928-1947
Abstract: Correspondence, personal documents, clippings
Quantity: 5 ln in
Language: Estonian, English
Collection ID: IHRC3580


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, NJ), the National Archives of Estonia (NAE), and the IHRC in March 2009. Gristel Ramler and Birgit Nurme of the National Archives in Tallin, Estonia, worked with IHRC staff on the project.


Born in Tallinn, Estonia. Husband: Peeter Jõgi; daughter: Aita Jõgi. Worked in the U.S. Consular Office in Tallinn for 12 years. In 1940 was transferred to the American Embassy in Berlin, Germany. In two months, she and her daughter Aita traveled from Berlin to Barcelona and Madrid, Spain, and thence to Lisbon, Portugal, where they took a boat to the U.S., arriving in America in 1941. Husband Peeter stayed behind in 1940 while he was an Army officer and was deported to labour camp in 1942. Employed with the YWCA in Rochester, NY while she could no longer work for the State Department as an alien. She also devoted herself to help refugees in DP-camps in Germany


Collection is organized into ten folders: 1. Personal documents: Letter and clipping with biographical data to Eletha Vandenber [1946], clippings 2. Correspondence with YWCA (1942-1943, two sheets) 3. Correspondence with the Churche World Service and the National Board of the YWCA (1946) 4. Correspondence with Kenneth B. Keating (1946-1947) 5. Aita Jõgi's correspondence with consul Johannes Kaiv and the University of Rochester about scholarships for Estonians (1945) 6. Presentation about Estonian flag in 1946 7. Illustrated songbook 1947 (handwritten) 8. Prints: "Praktiline perenaine" 1930; "Estonia Past and Present" [Tallinn, 1928]; programme of celebrating the 30th anniversary of Estonian Republic in Geislingen 1948); constitution of the Worldwide Estonian Society (Ülemaailme Eesti Ühing); "ENSV valitsuse kiri kõigile välismaal viibivatele Eesti NSV kodanikele" (1947); newspaper "Rahvaleht" 04.04.1940 9. Estonian flag used in supportive events to Estonia in U.S. 10. Estonian cigarette case from the end of 1930s


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The Jõgi (Jogi), Johanna Papers, Estonian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota