This academic year, 2013/2014, the IHRC Archives selected five recipients of the annual Grant-in-Aid awards, two from the U.S. and three from abroad. The awards are financed by individual ethnic studies funds established by the IHRC and sustained by generous contributions from its supporters. The $500 or $1,000 awards are intended to assist with travel and accommodations expenses related to one- or two-week research visits.
The following researchers will visit the IHRC Archives in the coming months to conduct research for their projects:
Paivi Hoikkala (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona) - Finnish Americans, socialism and the labor movement in the early 20th century: The role of women.
Laura Ciglioni (Universita degli Studi della Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy) - The Order Sons of Italy in America and the image of Italy in the United States in the early 1960s.
Maarja Merivoo-Parro (Tallinn University, Estonia) - Estonian American community of WWII displaced persons through the eyes of the Second generation.
Volodymyr Iushkevych (Taras Shevchenko University, Kyiv, Ukraine) - Unfortunate children: The problem of national identification of Ukrainian "Displaced Children," 1945-1953.
Ramona Holmes (Seattle Pacific University) - Estonian Song Festivals in WWII Displaced Person Camps.
Congratulations to all! Looking forward to your visits!