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Karl Laantee collection at the Estonian Cultural History Archives

The Karl Laantee collection at the Estonian Cultural History Archive is part of the large archival legacy of Karl Laantee, an émigré Estonian religious activist, and announcer with the Voice of America radio station. 



  • English
  • Estonian
  • German

Name of collection

  • Collection of Karl Laantee

Provenance and cultural activities

Description of content

  • In this collection, 2,330 files from the period between 1939 and 1990 are stored. A large part of the collection is formed of material from the Voice of America radio station, where Laantee worked for a long time.


  • artifacts: 0-9
  • 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.): 500-999
  • music recordings: 0-9
  • photos: 0-9
  • 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


Miljan, Toivo. 2015. Historical dictionary of Estonia. Lanham [etc.]: Rowman & Littlefield. Page 55.
Noorhani, Piret. 2007. "Eesti Kultuurilooline Arhiiv." In Paar sammukest XXIII. Eesti Kirjandusmuuseumi aastaraamat, edited by Mare Kõiva, 405-428. Tartu: Eesti Kirjandusmuuseumi Teaduskirjastus.

Asmer, Vilve , interview by Koppel, Taavi , August 11, 2017. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection

Last edited on: 2020-02-06 08:55:48