University of Minnesota
Immigration History Research Center

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For more information on ways to give, contact:

Eva Widder
CLA External Relations
225 Johnston Hall
101 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Eva Widder







Phone: 612-626-5146
For other giving options, visit the U of M Foundation.

The Immigration History Research Center is a world-renowned interdisciplinary research center of migration, with a focus on immigration to the United States. Throughout the year the IHRC sponsors various events with university researchers and their international peers highlighting contemporary and past immigration issues. In addition, the IHRC is home to one of the most important collections of materials documenting U. S. immigration and refugee life, bringing to the University of Minnesota scholarly researchers from around the world.

Your generous support for the IHRC is more critical than ever. It helps us keep, attract and retain the very best scholars and students even as state funding declines.

Our top fundraising priority is the Rudolph J. Vecoli Endowed Chair in Immigration History Research. We seek to complete fundraising for the $1 million permanent endowment. Funds from the Vecoli Chair allow us to remain competitive and make strategic investments in the center. The Vecoli Chair, held by the director of the IHRC, provides for research, curriculum support, and bringing in outstanding faculty and student researchers from around the world to participate in conferences and utilize the research collection. Recent projects supported by the endowed chair include

The IHRC General Fund provides valuable funding to the center in the form of unrestricted support, allowing the center to make key strategic investments in high-priority areas when opportunities and critical needs arise.

Your gift can help preserve and share immigrant and ethnic heritage for generations to come.

Learn more about IHRC fundraising efforts