Zimmerman, Alice, Papers

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

Descriptive summary

Dates: 1931-1995
Abstract: Personal correspondence, song book, programs, newspaper clippings
Quantity: 5 lin in
Language: Estonian, English
Collection ID: IHRC3596


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.


19.02.1908 - 03.06.1995 Whiting, NJ, USA Born in Tallinn, Estonia. Husband: Arthur Zimmerman; son: Arthur Zimmerman, Jr. (1933-1985). Leader of Folks' Dance Group of New York Estonian Educational Society from 1930s. 1939 graduated the Swedish Institute of Physiotherapy in New York, USA


Collections is organized into 14 folders: 1. Personal documents (educational certificates, funeral service sheets) 2. Correspondence with family 3. Correspondence with organizations and private persons 1934-1985 4. American Common World's Fair 1940 in New York (organizing correspondence, etc.) 5. Estonian Folks' Dance Group (correspondence 1934-1976) 6. Estonian Folks' Dance Group 1950-1963 (notes and lists of members/dancers) 7. Descriptions of folk dances 8. Music sheets of folk dances 9. Manuscripts of articles and speeches: "Eesti Rahvatanst", "Rahvatantsu rakendamas", "Eestlasist ja nende kultuurist" by August Meikup; "Õnnitlus Ferdinand Rikka'le" by A. Zimmerman; three unsigned manuscripts about Estonian folk dance 10. Programs and booklets about Estonia 1938: magazin of ÜENÜ (Üle-Eestiline Noorsooühing) "Ühismõtted" 1938/6; programme of Estonian Gymnastics (Eesti Mängud) 1938; "Visit Estonia" booklet, 1934 11. Programs, booklets, catalogues 1936-1961, also about activites of Estonian community before 1950s 12. Newspaper clippings and copies about Estonians and A. Zimmerman (1931-1935), magazine "Meie Tee" 1951/1 13. Miscellaneous: Collected funeral service sheets, common announcement of New York Estonian organizations 1951, conspect in typewriting "Usust ja usutunnistusest" 1938, song book "Piuks" [i.a] 14. Collected materials about Arthur Zimmerman, Jr. Writings by Maarda Lepp-Utuste from this collection transfered to the collection of Maarda Lepp-Utuste, 07.11.1990


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The Zimmerman, Alice Papers, Estonian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota