September 2006 Archives

Friends of IHRC Annual Meeting and Potluck Lunch

All interested community members are invited to attend the 29th annual meeting and potluck lunch of the Friends of the Immigration History Research Center on Saturday Oct. 21, 2006. Membership dues may be paid at the meeting. Attendees who are unable to bring a potluck contribution are welcome but are asked to make a voluntary contribution for the cost of their lunch. See flyer for more details (pdf format). FFI: Kathy Gruett, Friends president, or phone 952-894-9490

Exhibit: 1956 Hungarian Revolution

An exhibit sponsored by the Minnesota Hungarians along with the Immigration History Research Center will open in the Elmer L. Andersen Library on October 22, 2006 and remain open for 4 weeks. The exhibit depicts the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and celebrates the 50-year anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolt and its international significance. FFI: or

Labor & Immigration Conference

Date: Sept. 21, 2006 (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.), Location: Carpenters Hall, 700 Olive Street, St. Paul MN
Designed for union officers, board members, staff, stewards and activists. Sponsored by the University of Minnesota Labor Education Service in partnership with the Resource Center of the Americas and other community organizations. Pre-registration required; deadline is Fri. Sept. 15, 2006. $20 registration fee. FFI Deborah Rosenstein, or call 612-626-2034.

Karni Scholarship application deadline Nov. 1, 2006

The Michael G. Karni Scholarship award is intended to help defray expenses of visiting professors, lecturers, or graduate students from the United States or abroad using the archival sources of the University of Minnesota’s Immigration History Research Center (IHRC), with emphasis on projects relating to the Finnish American experience. The deadline is November 1, 2006 to submit an application for travel in 2007. Read the full announcement (pdf).