Lääne (Laane), Herbert, Papers

Finding Aid


IHRC Archives

Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Dates: 1945-1998
Abstract: Biographical materials, correspondence, drawings, postcards and some print materials.
Quantity: 5 linear in.
Language: Estonian, English, German
Collection ID: IHRC3712


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.


11.10.1921 Karilatsi parish, Võrumaa, Estonia – 13.08.2000 Manahawkin, New Yersey, USA Sports journalist, journalist, athlete, strongman. Graduated from Võru Gymnasium (Võru Gümnaasium) in Estonia. Emigrated to Germany in 1944, in 1949 moved to USA. Board member of the Estonian Sports Association in USA, member of Estonian Freedom Fighters Movement, member of Lakewood Estonian Fighters Association, worked in the information center Estonian Sports in Emigration. In 1996 received a diploma from the Estonian Sports Association Kalev for the publication of „Sports Bulletin“ magazine. Bibliography: Sport Bülletään / Välis-Eesti Spordi Info (V. E. S. I.) = Estonian Sport Central Bureau (E. S. I. C. B.) ; toimetus: Herbert Lääne, Anne Engel-Roolend, Agu Lääne. Barnegat (USA, New Jersey) : V.E.S.I., 1980-2000 Wife: Maret (nee Saarn, Allikas; 07.06.1916 Tallinn, Estonia -16.11.1997 Barnegat, NJ, USA) married in 1946. Son: Agu



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Index Terms

Displaced persons

Detailed Description of the Collection

BOX 1.

FOLDER 1. Personal documents and copies of personal documents 1945-1949, correspondence 1945-1991 1945-1991
FOLDER 2. Herbert Lääne's biography, copies of articles about Herbert Lääne (undated)
FOLDER 3. Collected song lyrics, manuscript for a childrens Christmas play, drawing of the Toompea castle (undated)
FOLDER 4. Various programs, postcard, book, handouts 1977-1998