The IHRC is continuing its successful collaborative efforts with the Estonian Archives in the U.S.A. based in Lakewood, New Jersey, and with the National Archives of Estonia in Tallin. In March 2009, Gristel Ramler and Birgit Nurme of the National Archives of Estonia added descriptive information for 101 archival collections that the IHRC had received from Lakewood. With support from all three institutions, the project resulted in significantly improved access to these collections of personal papers. The finding aids are available on-line.
Since March 8th of this year, Kristel Tammik and Margit Laanemets of the National Archives of Estonia have been processing archival collections of organizational records received also from Lakewood in the previous years. The two archivists have two more weeks until April 6 to assist the IHRC in making an additional large portion of the materials from Lakewood more accessible.