Päts (Pats), Konstantin, Papers

Finding Aid



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

Descriptive summary

Dates: 1930s-1999
Abstract: First President of Estonia. Newspaper clippings, brochures, programs, speeches, commemorating events, '77 rpm record - speech dedication of monument
Quantity: 1 lin. ft.
Language: Estonian, English,
Collection ID: IHRC3499


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.


23.02.1874 - 18.01.1956 Kalinin oblast, Russia (buried in Metsakalmistu, Tallinn, Estonia in 1990) Born in Tahkuranna, Estonia. Politician. First President of Estonia. One of three members of the Salvation Committee that issued the Estonian Declaration of Independence on 24.02.1918. Arrested and deported by Soviets in 1940


Collections is organized into 14 folders: 1. Three letter sent by K. Päts from imprisonment (copies from photocopies), transcriptions in Estonian, translations to English 2. Official correspondence between Estonian World Council and International Committee of the Red Cross to find out about the fait of K. Päts in 1974, appeal to the delegates of the fourth Assembly of the World Council of Churches 1968 3. Newspaper clippings and copies from newspapers about K. Päts I 4. Same II 5. Clippings from 1930s, postcard issued in 1944 with picture of K. Päts by his brother Voldemar Päts 6. Clippings from 1999 7. Magazine "Aja Pulss" 1990/23 with pictures of reinterring K. Päts in Metsakalmistu, Tallinn; article "The Archaeology of Terror. Archaeological excavations of mass-murder sites in the Soviet Union" from magazine "Fennoscandia archaeologica" 1991/VIII by Vello Lõugas (about finding and excavating the burial place of K. Päts) 8. Prints (brochures, programmes, speech by K. Päts 1940, speech by E. Tambek 1974 about K. Päts, etc.) 9. Biographical data (copies from encyclopedias, etc) 10. Copies from articles about K. Päts, copy of speech by K. Päts 19.02.1937 11. "Konstantin Päts. Eluaastad kodumaalt eemal" serie of articles by V. Pool (copy) 12. "K. Päts ja Eesti tulevik" by Fr. Toomus (copy of a book) 13. Brochure and memorabilia by Estonian Cultural Heritage Society to celebrate the reopening of memorial statue of K. Päts in 1989 14. '77 rpm record - speeches by K. Päts


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The Päts (Pats), Konstantin Papers, Estonian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota


Personal collections in the National Archive of Estonia: ERA.1278; EFA.24 (audiovisual, photos)