August 2007 Archives

Karni Scholarship application deadline Nov. 1, 2007

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, 2007 to submit an application for travel in 2008. Read the full announcement (pdf).

Community-based Organizations in Refugee Integration

The Migration Policy Institute has recently published a report under the title Bridging Divides: The Role of Ethnic Community Based Organizations in Refugee Integration.

Two examples of such organizations are documented in the IHRC collection of Refugee Studies Center Records for two of the dominant refugee groups in the Twin Cities area, from Southeast Asia and Somalia.

View digitized samples and read more

Previous collections updates

Two Receive Grant-in-Aid Awards for '07-'08

Two scholars are the recipients of IHRC Ethnic Studies Funds Grants-in-Aid for 2007-2008. With assistance from the Ukrainian American Studies Fund, Halyna Sarancha, from the University of Ternopil, Ukraine, visited the IHRC in Summer 2007 and presented her research on post-war Ukrainian migrations to the United States. Kenyon Zimmer, University of Pittsburgh, will visit the IHRC in 2008 with the support of the Italian American Studies Fund. Kenyon’s research focuses on Jewish and Italian anarchists in the twentieth-century U.S.

The next round for grant-in-aid applications will be posted in Spring 2008.