May 2007 Archives

Following negotiations between former IHRC Head of Research Collections/Associate Director Joel Wurl and Janusz Krzyzanowski, President of the Polish American Immigration and Relief Committee (PAIRC) in 2005-2006, the Immigration History Research Center has recently received ca. 100 linear feet of archival records of the PAIRC. The collection spans the years 1946-2001.

Read more and view digitized samples from the collection

Previous collections updates

The College of Liberal Arts (UM) has made diversification and internationalization top priorities. Diversification and internationalization will be achieved through interdisciplinary collaborations of faculty, students and community. Global REM is designed to strengthen an existing cluster of interdisciplinary research centers, departments, programs and faculty that have made substantial contributions to the diversification of research and teaching. U.S.-focused in its earlier iterations, this cluster is now poised to undertake a new initiative by internationalizing its focus.

Ethnic Studies Grants-in-aid at the IHRC

Thanks to the generosity of donors during the recent Endowment Campaign, the IHRC now offers small grants of $250 to support travel costs of researchers needing to consult its ethnic studies collections for a minimum one-week period. Grants are open to graduate students, faculty and independent scholars in the U.S. or internationally who live more than a day's drive from the Twin Cities.

Susan Grigg, curator of IHRC 1981-1985

Susan Grigg died May 5 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester where she was being treated for cancer. Susan received her Ph.D. in American history and archives administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her M.L.S. from Simmons College. Before coming to Minnesota, she worked at Yale; she left here to head the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College, worked at Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, MA, and then served for ten years as head of the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Jace Kahn.