IHRC/A welcomes new Curator

As of December 19, 2013, Ellen Engseth is the new Curator of IHRC Archives. Her position also includes responsibilities for three additional archival units of the University of Minnesota Libraries' Department of Archives and Special Collections in the Andersen Library. Ellen Engseth will serve as Head of the newly created Migration and Social Services Collections (IHRC Archives, Social Welfare History Archives, Upper Midwest Jewish Archives, YMCA Archives).

IHRC Archives hours during December 23, 2014 - January 3, 2014

Research assistance and services will be suspended during the last week of December and the first week of January due to University holidays and staff absences. Andersen Library will be closed December 23-25, 2013, and January 1, 2014.
Normal hours and services will resume on Monday, January 6, 2014.

New addition to the Digitizing Immigrant Letters project website

As a result of a collaborative project with the University of Vienna's Collection of Women's Personal Papers (Sammlung Frauennachlässe), a set of letters from that repository's collection of Emilie Wehle Papers has now been included in the digital archive developed by the IHRC/A.

Archivist from Estonian Archives in the USA visits IHRC Archives

During October 28-30, 2013, Ave Maria Blithe, a new archivist from the Estonian Archives in the USA (EAU) in Lakewood, New Jersey, visited the IHRC Archives for training and consultation regarding archival collection management.

IHRC Archives Grant-in-Aid awards

This academic year, 2013/2014, the IHRC Archives selected five recipients of the annual Grant-in-Aid awards, two from the U.S. and three from abroad. The awards are financed by individual ethnic studies funds established by the IHRC and sustained by generous contributions from its supporters. The $500 or $1,000 awards are intended to assist with travel and accommodations expenses related to one- or two-week research visits.

Friends of IHRC/A Annual Meeting - November 2013

The annual meeting of the Friends of the Immigration History Research Center and Archives will be held on Saturday, Nov.2, 2013, 5:00pm-9:00pm, at St.Mary's Greek
Orthodox Church (Terrace Hall) 3450 Irving Ave.So., Minneapolis,MN. The cost for the dinner and program is $30 per person. Advance reservations are required.

Friends of IHRC/A Annual Meeting - November 2013

The annual meeting of the Friends of the Immigration History Research Center and Archives will be held on Saturday, Nov.2, 2013, 5:00pm-9:00pm, at St.Mary's Greek
Orthodox Church (Terrace Hall) 3450 Irving Ave.So., Minneapolis,MN. The cost for the dinner and program is $30 per person. Advance reservations are required.

Limited staffing during the week of August 19-23, 2013.

Researchers are encouraged to contact the IHRC Archives in advance to make appointments. Due to multiple staff absences, we will not be able to serve walk-in researchers. Thank you.