Estonian Archives In The U.S. To Receive EANC Award

August 27, 2012

The Estonian Archives in the United States has been selected to receive the Estonian American National Council’s award for “Organizational Excellence” at EANC’s 60th anniversary gala on September 29, 2012.

The Archives, located in Lakewood, New Jersey, and now also with some collections at the University of Minnesota’s Immigration Research Center, houses books, documents, and other materials about the activities of individuals and Estonian American organizations from 1920 to the present. The non-profit organization is staffed entirely by volunteers. Enda-Mai Michelson-Holland is the current director and will accept the award.

The EANC awards program was established this year and will recognize the work of Estonian American individuals or organizations in preserving and nurturing our Estonian heritage, culture, history, language, or community in the United States, or for outstanding contributions in a field of endeavor. Other award recipients for 2012 will be announced shortly.

EANC invites all to partake in this historic evening on September 29, 2012, to honor the Estonian Archives, former Ambassador Melissa Wells and other award recipients, and to celebrate our achievements over the past 60 years! Complete details about the gala at the Willard Inter-Continental Hotel in Washing-ton, DC, including registration forms and ticket information, are on EANC’s website,

For details, contact Linda Rink, EANC’s Executive Director, at (215) 546-5863, or by email at