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Immigration History Research Center

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About IHRCA's finding aids

The level of description in the IHRC's finding aids differs according to the degree to which the materials have been processed:

  1. At least a basic record (examples) is provided for all collections.
  2. For the majority, a collection level description (examples) derived from a MARC record is available (and all MARC records for IHRC archival collections can also be searched - along with records for catalogued print holdings - in MNCAT),
  3. Detailed finding aids with descriptions (inventories) including container lists (examples) are provided for selected collections.
  4. Some inventories contain links to digital images of items (examples) selected from the individual folders.

For advanced searching of IHRCA's finding aids as well as those from other archives and special collections at the University of Minnesota, please use the central "Online Finding Aids" search (powered by DLXS).

All items that have been selected from the IHRCA's collections (both archival and print holdings) and have also been digitized can be searched in the IHRCA's online database of images in U Media Archives.

(On-line version of the published "IHRC: Guide to Collections" from 1991(and reflecting the IHRC holdings as of then) is available here. Includes about 800 collections.)

Even more about IHRCA's finding aids