Veeber, Agate, Papers

Finding Aid



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

Descriptive summary

Abstract: Graphic artist, copperplate printing-pref., wood block printing, painter, engraver, art teacher, illustrator. Biographical data, documents, medical reports, correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, copies from sketches, slides, lists of graphic art, sketch, catalogs, periodicals, programs, poster, sketch book.
Quantity: 1 linear ft.
Collection ID: IHRC3777


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.


Agate Veeber (maiden name Kanto) was born on 23.02.1901 in Tallinn, Estonia and died on 08.04.1988 in New York, USA. She studied in The Studio School of A.Laikmaa, 1933-1938 graphics in The Higher Art School Pallas (Tartu, Estonia). 1943 she fled to Austria, 1945-1949 lived in Germany. 1943-1944 she took graphic courses in Viena; in Germany she studied for two semesters in The Art School of Nürnberg. 1949 she emigrated to USA. Social activities: Estonian Center for Visual Artists in Germany (member); Society of American Graphic Artists (member). In 1973 she was awarded by the Estonian Cultural Fund in USA. She was married to Kuno Veeber (1889-1929).



Medical records in Folders 3, 4, 5 restricted. Please contact the IHRC with any questions.


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The Veeber, Agate Papers, Estonian American Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Detailed Description of the Collection

BOX 1. Agate Veeber

FOLDER 1. Biographical data
Biographical notes by A. Veeber, testament, notes about A. Veeber by Auguste Rude, obituary
FOLDER 2. Personal papers 1944-1985
Passports, identity cards, account books, certificates etc
FOLDER 3. Hospital diary 1987 - Restricted
Notes by medical personnel about patient A. Veeber
FOLDER 4. Medical reports 1966 - Restricted
FOLDER 5. Hospital bills 1986-1987 - Restricted
FOLDER 6. Bibliography of articles about A. Veeber
FOLDER 7. Personal correspondence 1944-1985
FOLDER 8. Official correspondence with organizations, museums, libraries 1949-1982
FOLDER 9. Correspondence with I. Teder, H. Läti, V. Tolli, Üprus [?] 1971-1984
FOLDER 10. Correspondence with W.J. Clelland 1980-1983
FOLDER 11. Correspondence with sister Augusta Rude (not dated)
FOLDER 12. Correspondence with sister Augusta Rude 1956-1964
FOLDER 13. Correspondence with sister Augusta Rude 1965-1969
FOLDER 14. Correspondence with sister Augusta Rude 1970-1988
FOLDER 15. Correspondence with M. Üürike, E. Kõks, E. Eerme, A. Vihalemm, A. Vilms, A. Rannit 1962-1983
FOLDER 16. Newspaper clippings: reviews of A. Veeber´s artwork 1947-1982
FOLDER 17. Newspaper clippings from „Revaler Zeitung“ with illustrations by A. Veeber 1940´s
FOLDER 18. Reproductions of A. Veeber´s artwork
FOLDER 19. "Story of a small cat" by A. Veeber (manuscript)
FOLDER 20. Slides of A. Veeber´s artwork (6 pcs)
FOLDER 21. Lists of graphic art by A. Veeber
FOLDER 22. Lists of engravings for sale
FOLDER 23. Sketches (3 sketch-books)
FOLDER 24. Sketches (33 pcs)
FOLDER 25. Postcards with A. Veeber´s artwork (26 pcs)
FOLDER 26. Catalogues of exhibitions
FOLDER 27. Newspaper clippings and photocopies of obituaries and reviews of memorial exhibitions of A. Veeber
FOLDER 28. Estonian periodicals from Germany, Sweden and Canada with illustrations by A. Veeber and articles about her 1947-1990
FOLDER 29. Estonian periodical "Kultuur ja Elu"(No 10, 1989, Tallinn) with article about A. Veeber
FOLDER 30. Poster and programs of A. Veeber´s exhibition in New York (1961) and Tallinn (1982)
FOLDER 31. Books with dedications to A. Veeber by authors: A. Rannit "Sõrmus"= "The Ring"(1972, poetry book); H. Üprus "Tartu Raekoda" = "Tartu Town Hall" (1984)