Valgemae (Valgemäe), Parfeni, Papers

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

Descriptive summary

Abstract: Obituary. Programs (2 folders), sheet music, Estonian schoolbooks from DP camps in Geislingen (13 items).
Quantity: 5 linear in.
Collection ID: IHRC3593


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 2011. Gerli Raadik and Peeter Valjas of the National Archives in Tallinn, Estonia, worked with IHRC staff on the project.


Parfeni Valgemäe was born on 13.11.1909 in Penuja, Viljandi, Estonia, and died on 03.07. 1977 in Lakewood, New Jersey, USA. He was a cellist and a music teacher. He studied at the Boys' Gymnasium of Science in Viljandi, graduated from the Conservatory of Tallinn and in 1933 from the Pedagogical School in Tallinn. In 1933-1940 he worked at the Carl Robert Jakobson Gymnasium as mathematics and music teacher in Viljandi, Estonia. In Gesilingen DP camp he was director of Estonian School. In 1949, he emigrated to USA. In Lakewood he worked in construction. Social activities: Estonian Girl and Boy Scout Support Societies Union in USA (member); Orthodox Church of Estonia Holy Trinity Congregation of New York (member); Estonian Society of Lakewood (board member), conductor of the Lakewood Estonian Male Chorus.



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The Valgemae (Valgemäe), Parfeni Papers, Estonian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Detailed Description of the Collection

BOX 1. Parfeni Valgemae

FOLDER 1. Minutes of the meeting of the Board of the Estonian Girl and Boy Scout Support Societies Union in USA (17.02.1963, New York)
FOLDER 2. P. Valgemäe obituary; newspaper clippings of articles about him 1957-1977
FOLDER 3. Concert programmes from DP camps in Germany 1946-1948
FOLDER 4. Concert programmes and booklets with artists signatures 1957-1976
FOLDER 5. Postal stamps [?] sketch: "Lakewood Estonian Stamp Club Salutes New Jersey´s 300th Birthday" by Kirsimägi [?] 1964