University of Minnesota
Immigration History Research Center

Immigration History Research Center's home page.

For the Community

The IHRC engages with many communities in the Twin Cities, and in Minnesota and beyond. It is especially qualified to bring into dialogue the many scholar-specialists from the University of Minnesota with high school students and their teachers, with print and non-print media workers, and with individuals from local immigrant and ethnic communities. The IHRC especially seeks to enrich contemporary debates—so often heated and emotional—with historical and scholarly perspectives on the meaning and the consequences of migrations and on the policies that govern and regulate movements across borders.

The IHRC also works with a community support group, the Friends of the IHRC, to offer special lectures and events. These provide an opportunity for conversation and socializing as well as a way to highlight the place of the IHRC collections in preserving the heritage and promoting the study of immigrant history.

Friends of the IHRC

Volunteer Appreciation & Special Recognition Awards

Exhibits at Elmer L. Andersen Library