December 2006 Archives

A Mighty Fortress exhibit featured in Twin Cities media

New sounds inside the Mighty Fortress (by Karl Gehrke, Minnesota Public Radio, December 21, 2006) "A new exhibit at the University of Minnesota challenges the stereotype of Lutherans as staid, white Scandinavians. The recent arrival of immigrants from Latin America, Africa and Asia has created many ethnically diverse Lutheran congregations in the Twin Cities. As the exhibit demonstrates, you can hear as well as see the changes. " Continue..

UNICO National fellowship awarded for Spring 2007

Elizabeth Zanoni, a Ph.D. student in the Department of History, is the first University of Minnesota graduate student to be awarded the UNICO National Graduate Fellowship in Italian American Studies. Liz will hold the fellowship in Spring 2007. Liz is interested in the development of transnational consumer culture and the history of migration from Italy to the United States.

Testing for Citizenship

The IHRC has always collected documentation on how applicants for the United States citizenship have been tested by the government and what has been provided to help them prepare for the examinations. These volumes include various English lessons manuals, textobooks on citizenship or "Americanization" and practice questionnaires issued by the government or service organizations assisting the foreign born. The latest addition to this group of materials is the New Pilot Naturalization Exam recently released by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (November 30, 2006). The 144 questions and answers as well as more facts about the test redesign are available at the US CIS web site. See if you'd pass!

New Web Site - Ethnic Trends in Minnesota

Resources beyond IHRC holdings. A new web site has been launched providing information about the foreign-born and ethnics in Minnesota - "Ethnic Trends".

New Research Guide

A new research guide "Reparations, Reconciliation and Forced Migration" by Megan Bradley has been made available by the Forced Migration Online network at their web site.