IHRC Archives will close at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2013, due to staff visiting a partner archival institution. Assistance to researchers will be available 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. The reading room will be open until 4:30 p.m. for researchers who will have requested their materials by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23rd.
Researching and Archiving the Estonians in America. A joint symposium of the Immigration History Research Center and Baltic Heritage Network. Wednesday, May 15 2013 at 1210 Heller Hall, University of Minnesota.
The symposium will bring interested parties together to share their experience, expertise and ideas as well as map and discuss future scenarios for growth, development and cooperation in researching and archiving the Estonians in America.
The Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota is home to the largest collection of archival materials about Estonians in the United States. It has become a popular destination for diaspora scholars and archivist alike.
Baltic Heritage Network (est. 2008) is a non-profit with a mission to foster cooperation between national and private archives, museums, libraries, institutions of research, public associations and organizations collecting and studying the cultural heritage of the global Baltic diaspora.
Please join us at the IHRC and IHRC Archives Awards and Appreciation Ceremony honoring staff, faculty, students, and volunteers!
May 8, 2013
4:00 to 6:00 pm
120 Elmer L. Andersen Library
Career Achievement Award
Prof. Katherine Fennelly
Certificates of Appreciation
Congratulations to Donna Gabaccia for being selected as been selected as one of two honorees to receive the 2013 University of Minnesota Outstanding Community Service Award--Faculty from the Office of Public Engagement.
This award is the one of highest honors the University gives to a faculty member for service to the community and recognizes the substantial and significant contributions Prof. Gabaccia made to her work at the IHRC building University-community partnerships and programs benefit university students, faculty, staff, community partners and citizens across the state and provide an exemplary model of a publicly engaged professional.
Continuing a tradition which began in 2009, two archivists from the National Archives of Estonia in Tallinn are currently working at the IHRC Archives. Peeter Valjas and Aet Tonissoo will be with us for a month.
The IHRC is co-sponsoring the 2013 Immigrant of Distinction Award Ceremony and a community forum on immigration reform.
- Hear from advocates on the ground regarding current developments in immigration reform efforts
- Celebrate the achievements of the winners of the 2013 Immigrant of Distinction Award
- Unite and strategize with fellow advocates
RSVP by Friday, March 8, 2013 : http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5601105056
CLA Outstanding Service Award Winner Haven Hawley!
Congratulations to the IHRC's Haven Hawley for being one of the recipients of the College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Service Awards! Every year, the college invites nominations to recognize and reward outstanding service by academic professional and administrative employees. IHRC staff, Director Erika Lee, and former Director Donna Gabaccia collaborated on the nomination and praised Haven's many talents. The major challenge in nominating Haven for this award, Lee says, "was choosing among her many outstanding contributions as IHRC Program Director. She has consistently provided outstanding service, dedication, professionalism, and vision in all of her multiple roles at the IHRC. As such, she exemplifies the very best of our center, the College, and the University." Congratulations to Haven! We could not be more proud!
IHRC has recently worked with the Digital Public Library of America and the Europeana Digital Library to contribute images of items from the collections of the IHRC Archives to a new on-line exhibition "Leaving Europe: A new life in America."