University of Minnesota
Immigration History Research Center
ihrc@umn.edu
612-625-4800


Immigration History Research Center.

The Immigration History Research Center and Archives share a mission to promote interdisciplinary research on migration, race, and ethnicity in the U.S. and the world; develop archives documenting immigrant and refugee experiences, especially in the U.S.; and support public programming and outreach efforts that connect U.S. immigration history research to contemporary issues and communities.

IHRC

Research Projects

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Notices

  • IHRC Archives hours during December 23, 2014 - January 3, 2014

    Research assistance and services will be suspended during the last week of December and the first week of January due to University holidays and staff absences. Andersen Library will be closed December 23-25, 2013, and January 1, 2014.
    Normal hours and services will resume on Monday, January 6, 2014.

    (Continue Reading)December 11th, 2013
  • Friends of IHRC/A Annual Meeting - November 2013

    The annual meeting of the Friends of the Immigration History Research Center and Archives will be held on Saturday, Nov.2, 2013, 5:00pm-9:00pm, at St.Mary's Greek
    Orthodox Church (Terrace Hall) 3450 Irving Ave.So., Minneapolis,MN. The cost for the dinner and program is $30 per person. Advance reservations are required.

    (Continue Reading)September 5th, 2013
  • Friends of IHRC/A Annual Meeting - November 2013

    The annual meeting of the Friends of the Immigration History Research Center and Archives will be held on Saturday, Nov.2, 2013, 5:00pm-9:00pm, at St.Mary's Greek
    Orthodox Church (Terrace Hall) 3450 Irving Ave.So., Minneapolis,MN. The cost for the dinner and program is $30 per person. Advance reservations are required.

    (Continue Reading)September 5th, 2013

IHRC Archives

Collections Quick Search

Archives

Finding aids are online guides to the collections in the IHRC Archives.

  • On site research? Register first in Room 219 Andersen Library.
  • Consultations with collection staff by appointment. IHRC Hours

Digital Sources

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Search thousands of photographs, illustrations, texts, and other archival materials selected from the IHRC collections using the UMedia Archive.

  • On site research? Register first in Room 219 Andersen Library.
  • Consultations with collection staff by appointment. IHRC Hours

Books

IHRC books are catalogued by the University of Minnesota Libraries and their bibliographic records are accessible in the online public access catalogue MNCAT.

  • On site research? Register first in Room 219 Andersen Library.
  • Consultations with collection staff by appointment. IHRC Hours

Periodicals

  • On site research? Register first in Room 219 Andersen Library.
  • Consultations with collection staff by appointment. IHRC Hours

Collection Notes

  • IHRC/A welcomes new Curator

    As of December 19, 2013, Ellen Engseth is the new Curator of IHRC Archives. Her position also includes responsibilities for three additional archival units of the University of Minnesota Libraries' Department of Archives and Special Collections in the Andersen Library. Ellen Engseth will serve as Head of the newly created Migration and Social Services Collections (IHRC Archives, Social Welfare History Archives, Upper Midwest Jewish Archives, YMCA Archives).

    (Continue Reading)December 19th, 2013
  • New addition to the Digitizing Immigrant Letters project website

    As a result of a collaborative project with the University of Vienna's Collection of Women's Personal Papers (Sammlung Frauennachlässe), a set of letters from that repository's collection of Emilie Wehle Papers has now been included in the digital archive developed by the IHRC/A.

    (Continue Reading)December 4th, 2013
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