Grant in Aid recipients to give talks during spring 2015

More details to be available soon about the upcoming talks by this year's recipients of the IHRC/A Grant in Aid awards: Danielle Battisti (University of Nebraska - Omaha) - Order Sons of Italy in America; Martin Nekola (Prague) - Post-WWII political exiles from Europe; Maddalena Marinari (St. Bonaventure University - New York) - Undocumented Italian migrants; John Ryan (University of Northern Colorado) - Italian American identity in the Massachusetts immigrant press.

Appointments with archival collections staff strongly encouraged

Please make an appointment to use our collections in advance of your visit. E-mail to set up an appointment and to request material. Our ability to serve walk-in researchers is currently limited. Thank you.

Limited services December 22 - January 2

IHRC Archives will have very limited or no staffing during the last two weeks of 2014. The University is closed Thursday and Friday, December 25-26, 2014 and also Thursday-Friday, January 1-2, 2015. If you intend to visit the archives during the two-week period, it is necessary to contact us ( by December 17 to ensure availability of materials in the reading room. We will be unable to serve walk-in researchers. Thank you for your cooperation.

Juhla: Celebrating 150 years of Finnish immigration to Minnesota

Currently on display in the first floor gallery at the Elmer L. Andersen Library: "Juhla: Celebrating 150 years of Finnish immigration to Minnesota." The exhibit features items from the rich Finnish American holdings of the IHRC Archives. Open through the end of January 2015. More information.

IHRCA researcher George Paganelis on Greek Americans in California

You are invited to a research-in-progress talk by George Paganelis. Paganelis, an Immigration History Research Center Archives Grant-in-Aid recipient, will discuss an oral history project on the role and contributions of Greek Americans in the history of California agriculture, including the wine industry. Paganelis is visiting the IHRC&A to consult the papers of the eminent agricultural historian and scholar of Greek America, Theodore Saloutos. George I. Paganelis is Curator of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection in the University Library at California State University, Sacramento.
Tuesday, October 7th, 12 noon - 1 pm, in Andersen Library 308. Feel free to bring your lunch.

IHRCA Curator on archival study abroad

IHRCA Curator Ellen Engseth introduced a group of future archivists to the work of colleagues at several archival repositories in Scotland as part of a study abroad course. Read more about it on the blog of the International Archival Affairs Round Table (Society of American Archivists).

Please join us as we gather together the friends of the Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives, Immigration History Research Center & Archives, the Kautz Family YMCA Archives, and the Social Welfare History Archives.

Visit with the staff and each other, meet our new colleague Ellen Engseth, and enjoy some light refreshments.

More information

Elmer L. Andersen Research Scholars Program - apply by Sep. 26

Awards ranging from $500 to $2,000 may be used to fund travel, housing and other needs related to research projects conducted in the holdings of the IHRC Archives and/or other collections housed in the Archives and Special Collections department of the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Details about the application process.

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