Luik, Silvia, Papers

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IHRC Archives

Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Dates: 1943-1964
Abstract: Personal documents, certificates, letters of recommendation passports, diplomas and translations, transcripts, doctorial dissertation.
Quantity: 3 linear in.
Language: English, German, Estonian
Collection ID: IHRC3692


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 04. 1926 Rakvere, Estonia – Sept. 02. 1965 Richmond, VA, USA

Neurologist. Studied in an elementary school in Valga, Estonia. Graduated from Petseri Gymnasium in Estonia in 1938. 1944 escaped to Germany with her family, started medical studies in Frankfurt University. 1955 Dr. med from Frankfurt University 1955 went to USA. Graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C, diploma in criminal justice in 1961 . Took medical license exams in Virginia in 1958 and in 1964. Certified by American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in April 1963. Diplomate certificate in Psychiatry 1964. Member of many medical organizations: American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, Medical Society of Women Physicians (USA), Neuropsychiatric Society of Virginia (USA), Richmond Academy of Medicine (USA), Virginia State Medical Society (USA).



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The Luik, Silvia Papers, Estonian American Collection, IHRC Archives, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Displaced persons

Detailed Description of the Collection

BOX 1.

FOLDER 1. Silvia Luik's personal documents: passports, confirmation certificate, gymnasium-graduation certificate, funeral guest book etc. 1943-1964
FOLDER 2. Documents describing Silvia Luik's education and professional career: certificates, trainee reports, diplomas, PhD certificate, photo copies of certificates, confirmed English translations of documents in German, applications, name plate etc. 1947-1964
FOLDER 3. Silvia Luik's matriculation certificate (blue book) from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University at Frankfurt am Main 1946-1954/1955 and its certified copy from German to English 1957, 1959 1946-1959
FOLDER 4. Silvia Luik's doctoral thesis "Über die Toxoplasmose und Toxoplasmoseforschung in den USA" 1955
FOLDER 5. Petseri Gymnasium reunion expense report and a letter concernig Petseri Gymnasium alumnus reunion 1963