University of Minnesota

Higham, John, Papers

Finding Aid

VITRAGE

IHRC

Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Higham, John
Dates: 1976-1987
Abstract: Correspondence of historian John Higham consists of letters pertaining to the Immigration History Society and to the Society's periodical THE JOURNAL OF AMERICAN ETHNIC HISTORY. Included is correspondence with numerous scholars in the fields of immigration and ethnicity.
Quantity: 5 lin. in.
Language: English
Collection ID: IHRC890

PROVENANCE

Collection donated to the IHRC by John Higham in 1991.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

John Higham, an eminent immigration historian, (b. 1920 in Jamaica, New York) received his BA degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1941, an MA degree from University of Wisconsin in 1942, and a PhD in history in 1949 also from University of Wisconsin. Higham served as vice president of the Organization of American Historians from 1972-1973 and as president from 1973-1974. He served the Immigration History Society as vice president from 1976-1979 and president from 1979-1982. His publications include STRANGERS IN THE LAND (1955) and SEND THESE TO ME: JEWS AND OTHER IMMIGRANTS IN URBAN AMERICA (1970). In 1978 Higham edited ETHNIC LEADERSHIP IN AMERICA. He has served as professor of history at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, since 1980.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Higham, John collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Higham, John collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The Higham, John Papers, General/Multiethnic Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

Index Terms

Immigration issues
College teachers
Ethnic relations


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