Järvesoo (Jarvesoo), Elmar, Papers

Finding Aid



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

Descriptive summary

Dates: 1954-1977
Abstract: Articles, reviews, presentations, correspondence, scholarly work, bulletins, obituary
Quantity: 5 ln in
Language: Estonian, English, German, Polish
Collection ID: IHRC3729


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.


Järvesoo, Elmar 22.03.1909 - 07.12.1994 Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (burryed in Tartu, Estonia) Born in Pati, Pärnumaa, Estonia. Until 1935 Gerberson, Jarvesoo in the U.S. Wife: Aino Järvesoo (married in 1938). Emigrated to Germany in 1944 and to the U.S. in 1949. Scientist of agriculture.


Collection is organzied into ten folders: 1. Scholarly articles and presentations by E. Järvesoo (newspapers, magazines, manuscripts in English) 1958-1977 2. "Vabade Eestlaste Põllumajandusliidu Aastaraamat XV" ("Yearbook. Free Estonians Farmers Federation"), toimetaja (editor) E. Järvesoo (Amherst, Massachussetts, 1976), contains also three articles by E. Järvesoo (in Estonian) 3. Articles (manuscripts) and brochures by E. Järvesoo about agriculture in Sowiet Unition and in Estonia 4. Scholarly works by E. Järvesoo 1959-1969 (printed brochures, in English) 5. International Peasant Union 1955-1959: minutes, correspondence, reports 6. International Peasant Union 1966-1969: correspondence, minutes, reports, copies from newspapers 7. International Peasant Union 1967-1972: correspondence, reports, copies from newspapers, minutes, etc. 8. Eesti Demokraatlik Unioon (Estonian Democratic Union), member of IPU: "Ideoloogiast ja programmist" 1967; overview of activities 1964-1968; documents of U.S. department (minutes 1969, lists of members, E. Järvesoo's correspondence about Estonian Democratic Union, notes) 9. Polish Peasant Party (member of IPU) 1954-1955: correspondence, reports, overviews of activities, provisions of the statute, extracts from the minutes of the Supreme Executive Commitee sessions) 10. Miscellaneous: three letters (1968) about ordering newspapers and using library, copy of an article "Soviet "non-interference". Finlands current political horizon and Finno-Soviet relations" by J. Suomalainen, undated


The Järvesoo (Jarvesoo), Elmar collection is available for public research.


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The Järvesoo (Jarvesoo), Elmar Papers, Estonian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota


Personal collection of Elmar and Aino Järvesoo in EAU (IHRC): E101. Personal collection of Aino Järvesoo in the National Archives of Estonia: EAA.5396