University of Minnesota

Immigration and Ethnic History Society, Records

Finding Aid

VITRAGE

IHRC Archives

Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: Immigration and Ethnic History Society
Dates: 1968-2008
Abstract: Records (1968-1988) of the Immigration History Society consist of correspondence and miscellaneous subject files accumulated by Carlton C. Qualey, former IHS treasurer and editor of the Immigration History Newsletter. Additionally, the collection contains also the IEHS organizational records generated during the presidency of Philip Gleason. Included are the IEHS by-laws, correspondence, conference-related materials, meeting minutes and treasurer's reports, correspondence and reports pertaining to various committees and their projects such as the web syllabi collection, History Day, IEHS 1997 survey. Also included are IEHS newsletters for the years 1969-2008.
Quantity: 4 linear ft.
Language: English
Collection ID: IHRC1017

PROVENANCE

Collection acquired from Carlton C. Qualey, former IHS treasurer and editor of the Immigration History Newsletter, in the early 1990s. Additional materials were donated by Philip Gleason and Betty Bergland in 2004-2008.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

The Immigration History Society was organized in 1965 "to promote the study of the history of immigration to the United States and Canada from all parts of the world..." Its membership is comprised mainly of academic specialists in the field of immigration history. It publishes the semi-annual Immigration History Newsletter and organizes sessions on programs for scholarly conferences, among other activities.

The Immigration and Ethnic History Society was founded in 1965 as the Immigration History Group. It was renamed the Immigration History Society in 1972, and was subsequently chartered as a non-profit organization in Minnesota. In 1998, the Society, which had traditionally dealt with matters of ethnicity as well as immigration, changed its name to the Immigration and Ethnic History Society. The Society's stated purpose is to promote the study of the history of immigration to the United States and Canada from all parts of the world, including studies of the background of emigration in the countries of origin; to promote the study of ethnic groups in the United States, including regional groups, native Americans and forced immigrants; to promote understanding of the processes of acculturation and of conflict; to furnish through the Immigration and Ethnic History Newsletter information as to research, organizations, meetings and publications in the field of immigrant history; to help organize sessions on immigration and ethnicity at meetings of learned societies; and generally to serve the field of immigration-ethnic history with special reference to professional scholarship. The Society numbers about 900 members, approximately evenly divided between individuals, mostly academic scholars, and institutions, mostly libraries and research institutions. The Society publishes the quarterly Journal of American Ethnic History and the semiannual Immigration and Ethnic History Newsletter (formerly the Immigration History Newsletter). It holds an annual meeting and dinner in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians. It organizes and sponsors sessions on immigration and ethnic subjects at various academic conferences. It also sponsors awards for outstanding books and articles and an award to encourage promising dissertation research. The Society is a member of the Association of North American Immigration Institutions (ANAII). (from the IEHS web site, accessed 2008/12/2, http://www.iehs.org/)


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION

Boxes 1-3 contain materials acquired from Carlton C. Qualey, Box 4 contains the 2004-2008 accessions from Philip Gleason and Bety Bergland.


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The Immigration and Ethnic History Society collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The Immigration and Ethnic History Society collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota.

For further information regarding the copyright, please contact the IHRC Archives.


CITE AS

The Immigration and Ethnic History Society Records, General/Multiethnic Collection, IHRC Archives, University of Minnesota

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Index Terms

Immigration issues
Ethnic relations
College teachers

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