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.

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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.

Juhla: Celebrating 150 years of Finnish immigration to Minnesota

Save the dates for events happening at the end of October in the Andersen Library:
Exhibit opening for Juhla: Celebrating 150 years of Finnish immigration to Minnesota. The exhibit will feature items from the rich Finnish American holdings of the IHRC Archives. The opening reception also kicks off the symposium "From Emigration to Immigration: Historical and Contemporary Finland," which will be held on Thursday and Friday, October 30 and 31, 2014.

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Immigrant Stories Instructor Open House

The IHRC will host an Immigrant Stories Open House for University of Minnesota instructors considering using Immigrant Stories in their courses. Instructors will be able to see some of the digital stories already collected, view Immigrant Stories curricular materials, and discuss their course's particular needs with IHRC staff.

Exhibit at the IHRC Archives: The Papers of Alexander Granovsky.

The Immigration History Research Center Archives is hosting an exhibit of selections from the papers of Professor Granovsky, which reflect his lifelong work with Ukrainians in the United States and the diaspora. During his life, Granovsky worked tirelessly to further knowledge of Ukrainian culture and heritage, and his collection provides a wealth of information to today's researchers.

Location: Andersen Library, hallway exhibit case outside of Andersen 311. Dates: June 11, 2014 - August 31, 2014

Paivi Hoikkala - "Finnish Immigrant Women in the Labor Movement"

On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at 12 p.m. in conference room 308 of the Andersen Library, visiting researcher Paivi Hoikkala from California State Polytechnic University - Pomona will present her research-in-progress talk. Dr. Hoikkala is one of the Grant-in-aid award recipients for 2013-2014. Free and open to the public.

Laura Ciglioni presents her research project

One of this year's recipients of the Grant-in-Aid awards given by the IHRC Archives, Dr. Laura Ciglioni, Professor of Italian Culture for the University Studies Abroad Consortium at the Università degli Studi della Tuscia, in Viterbo - Italy, will present her research-in- progress talk "Across the Atlantic. The image of Italy in the USA in the early Sixties," on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at 12 p.m. in conference room 308 of the Andersen Library. Free and open to the public.

IHRC Archives - limited services June 12-13

On Thursday, June 12, 2014, and on Friday, June 13, 2014, IHRC Archives will have limited services available to researchers, especially walk-in visitors. The reading will remain open for researchers who currently have their materials there. Regular hours will resume on Monday, June 16. Apologies for any inconvenience.