April 2007 Archives

Change in IHRC research office hours

The IHRC will be closed for research on Wednesday and Thursday, May 2 and 3, from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. The Center will remain open to on-site researchers 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on both days.

Sucheng Chan Collection at the IHRC

The IHRC has recently received the initial shipments of materials from Professor Sucheng Chan, scholar of Asian American studies. This is the first installment of a large amount of published and unpublished materials that are scheduled to arrive over the next couple of years. The recent shipment comprises 15 linear feet of contemporary as well as older scholarship on Asian Americans (including copies of dissertations from universities nation-wide), fiction by Asian Americans, periodicals and research source files, particularly pertaining to Professor Chan's research on Cambodian refugees.

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Previous collections updates

Immigrants and Industrialization in the United States, 1880 to 1920

Minnesota Population Center Seminar Series: Speaker: Charles Hirschman, Ph.D. (Department of Sociology and Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, University of Washington). Date: Monday, April 30, 12:15-1:15 in 50 Willey Hall. Continue reading for the abstract.

Lecture by Prof. Trica Keaton, Friday, April 20, 2007 at 4:00 p.m. in Room 125 Nolte (U of M)
Presented by the Department of French and Italian (U of M)

Voices from Silence: Policies and Narratives Post-9/11

This panel discussion will address how the events of 9/11, and subsequent legislation such as the USA Patriot Act, have affected the lives of refugee, immigrant and religious minorities. Monday, April 23, 2007 (7:00-9:00 p.m.), Location: Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Institute, 301--19th Ave. S., Minneapolis MN. Free and open to the public. Further information on panelists and co-sponsors.

Great Conversations: Global Immigration Issues

Donna Gabaccia, Director of the Immigration History Research Center, traces global immigration issues with Ruben Martinez, award-winning journalist and author of The New Americans and Crossing Over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail. May 8, 7:30 p.m. Ticket and location information.