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Karl Laantee personal archive at the University of Tartu Library

Thumbnail Union of Swedish Estonians in Stockholm. The Tartu University main building in 2017. The Tartu University Library main building in 2017.

The collection contains documents about Estonian emigré communities in the West, primarily on political and religious subjects. Additionally, it includes material in the Estonian language about the Voice of America radio station. Furthermore, the collection boasts extensive material about the dissident movement in Estonia in the 1980s.



  • Estonian
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Name of collection

  • Karl Laantee personal archive

Provenance and cultural activities

Description of content


  • grey literature (regular archival documents such as brochures, bulletins, leaflets, reports, intelligence files, records, working papers, meeting minutes): 10-99
  • legal and/or financial documentation: 10-99
  • manuscripts (ego-documents, diaries, notes, letters, drafts, etc.): 10-99
  • photos: 10-99
  • publications (books, newspapers, articles, press clippings): 10-99


Place of founding

Creator(s) of content

Access type

  • completely open to the public


  • Laantee, Karl. 1994. Lootus vabaduse taevavõlvi ülalhoidjana: kõnesid ja kirjutisi vabaduse, inimõiguste, iseseisvuse, rahvuslikel ja rahvusvaheliste suhete teemadel ajadokumentidena aastast 1948-1994 [Hope as holder of the firmament of freedom: speeches and writings abut freedom, human rights, independence, national and international relationships. Historic documents from 1948-1994]. Tartu: Greif.

Author(s) of this page

  • Koppel, Taavi


Bernotas, Aili. 2013. Fond 184 Laantee, Karl. Inventarinimistu [190-?] – 2007. Tartu University Libary.

Väliseesti isikulooline andmebaas (VEPER). 2017. "Laantee, Karl." Accessed April 19.

Bernotas, Aili , interview by Koppel, Taavi , May 03, 2017. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection

Last edited on: 2020-02-26 17:22:44