Vaga, Liia Linda, Papers

Finding Aid


IHRC Archives

Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Dates: 1944-1993
Abstract: Personal documents, obituary, article, programs.
Quantity: 2.5 linear in.
Language: Estonian, English, German
Collection ID: IHRC3582


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.


June 30, 1921 in Tallinn, Estonia - Nov. 17, 1983

Studied in the University of Tartu 1943-1944. Emigrated to Germany during WWII. 1947-1949 worked as a secretary-interpretor and clerk-typist in the International Refugee Organization's Assembly Center Valka in Germany. 1949 emigrated to USA. Became U.S. citizen in 1955.

Father: Alfred (art historian) Mother: Linda Vaga (nee Ingermann)



The collection is available for public research with the exception of Folder 2 which is restricted.


The Vaga, Liia Linda collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota.

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The Vaga, Liia Linda Papers, Estonian American Collection, IHRC Archives, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Displaced persons

Detailed Description of the Collection

BOX 1.

FOLDER 1. L. Vaga's personal documents (certificates, passports, certificates of naturalization, membership cards etc.). Invitation to a wedding, copy of a letter about resettling in the USA from Liia's cousin Voldemar Vaga 1944-1983
FOLDER 2. Documents related to L. Vaga's death and a copy of her will. 1975-1983 - Restricted material
FOLDER 3. L. Vaga's article "Do you remember Estonia?" and correspondence with the magazine "The Reader's Digest" about publishing the article 1965
FOLDER 4. Concert programs and theatre prospectus (1944, 1970s, 1980). Jaan Koha's "Rondo klaverile", Tallinn 1973 (with a photo of the author) 1944, 1973-1980
FOLDER 5. Card sent to Allan from Krass family. Program of Midsummer Day celebration on Long Island 1993