Kõiv (Koiv), Erich, Papers

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Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Dates: 1943-1982
Abstract: Biographical data of Erich Kõiv (army major, scientist), newspaper clippings, pamphlets, presentations, scholarly work, documents
Quantity: 2.5 linear in.
Language: Estonian, French, English
Collection ID: IHRC3549


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.


May 21st 1900 Rõuge parish, Võrumaa, Estonia – December 29 1984 Montreal, Canada

In 1927, Erich Kõiv graduated from Estonian Higher Military School special course as an army engineer, 1927-1929 studied army engineering in France. 1931-1933 studied law in University of Tartu. 1931-1938 Estonian Higher Military School, lecturer. Was the chief of engineering in the Estonian Army, from 1940 major. Kõiv was mobilized to the Red Army in 1941, but he returned to Estonia and served in the German Army. 1944-1954 lived in Sweden. 1947-1953 worked in Uppsala University Hospital as an engineer and scientist. Worked alongside Nobel prize winner, professor A. Tiselius. In 1954 moved to Canada. 1954-1974 worked as a researcher in Hotel-Dieu Hospital in Montreal, Canada.1974-1979 Montreal Clinical Research Institute, head of department. Institute's audio-visual laboratory is named in Kõiv's honor - Erich Kõiv Audio-Visual Centre. Kõiv has been a lecturer on many international conferences in the U.S, London, Paris, Oslo and Munich. Kõiv has been a member of many organizations: Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church St. John's Congregation in Montreal, council member. Estonian Scientific Society in America, member; New York Academy of Sciences, member. Academically, member of Korp! Wäinla (Fraternity Wäinla) Spouse: Emeline (nee Tamm) born 23. July 1896 Son: Kalju, born 12. Jan. 1923 Daughter: Maimo-Mimy, born 29. Sept. 1929 Awards: Order of the Cross of the Eagle, 5th class; Montreal Estonian Fighters Society award; Republic of Latvia 10th anniversary of independence honorary medal

Books: Pioneeriasjandus jalaväele. Tallinn : Sõjavägede Staabi VI osakond, 1940 (Pioneering for infantry. Tallinn 1940) Scientific work: Hypertension (1972), L'Electrophorese Sur Papier Filtre, Les Relations Physiologiques Entre le Systeme Renine-Angiotensine et L'Aldosterone



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The Kõiv (Koiv), Erich Papers, Estonian American Collection, IHRC Archives, University of Minnesota

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Displaced persons

Detailed Description of the Collection

BOX 1.

FOLDER 1. Copy of Erich Kõiv's service record in the Estonian army 1943
FOLDER 2. Erich Kõiv's biographical information: CVs, speech texts held in the honor of Erich Kõiv in the Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montreal 1973, 1978, newspaper clippings, prints, manuscript of Ernst Lüebik's article in the occasion of E. Kõiv's 80th jubilee
FOLDER 3. Erich Kõiv's scientific work and list of publications 1952-1977
FOLDER 4. Erich Kõiv's speech and article texts, newspaper clippings of E. Kõiv's articles 1958-1982
FOLDER 5. Documents related to the Baltic Stamp Exhibition in Montreal in 1960, Erich Kõiv's speech texts, exhibition catalogue, copies of articles about the stamp exhibition 1960