University of Minnesota

International Institute of Lewiston, Maine, Records

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IHRC


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

Descriptive summary

Creator: International Institute of Lewiston (Maine).
Dates: 1917-1944
Abstract: Records (1917-1944) of the International Institute of Lewiston, Maine, consist of minutes of the Institute Committee (1937-1941), annual reports (1918-1944), monthly narrative reports (1917-1943), miscellany, and National Board Statistical Reports (1928-1930).
Quantity: 1 microfilm reel.
Language: ENG
Collection ID: IHRC1044

HISTORICAL SKETCH

As early as 1917, the Lewiston-Auburn (Maine) YWCA had appointed an immigraton secretary. In 1919, it opened the International Institute, which was maintained until 1928 in separate quarters, and was then moved into the main building. For several years, the Institute retained semi-autonomous status, but by 1941 had been reorganized as a Foreign Community department. The Department was discontinued in 1946.


DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION


ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

The International Institute of Lewiston, Maine collection is available for public research.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The International Institute of Lewiston, Maine collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Reseach Center, University of Minnesota.

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CITE AS

The International Institute of Lewiston, Maine Records, General/Multiethnic Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

RELATED COLLECTIONS

Related collections at the IHRC are Records of the American Council for Nationalities Services as well as records of individual International Institutes in New Bedford (Mass.); Biddleford-Saco (Maine); Boston (Mass.); Buffalo (N.Y.); McKeesport (Pa.); Minnesota; New Castle (Pa.); New Haven (Conn.); Niagara Falls (N.Y.); St. Louis (Missouri); Baltimore (Md.); Jersey City (N.J.)


Index Terms

Social work with immigrants--Maine--Lewiston.
Social settlements--Maine--Lewiston.
Refugees--Services for--Maine--Lewiston.

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