The Immigrant Heritage Recipe Collection, a "deliciously tasteful�? cookbook that brings together 130+ diverse recipes from the IHRC's ethnic collections and the center's friends, is now for sale!
December 2007 Archives
Andersen Library will be closed Monday, Dec. 31 and Tuesday, Jan. 1. The IHRC will resume regular working hours on Wednesday, Jan. 2.
Haven Hawley, IHRC Program Director
Although I’ve only been on the job since late August, my work as the new IHRC program director has settled into a busy pattern of meetings, research, and friendly faces, highlighted by glimpses of the Mississippi River flowing past Elmer L. Andersen Library. Underneath the banks of that river, in caverns carved out of sandstone and limestone, the collections of the Immigration History Research Center are secure but at capacity. Dealing with the lack of space for expansion is among the most pressing of the challenges – and opportunities – on which staff will be focusing in the coming year. I find inspiration from learning about the origins of the Immigration History Research Center and the work of people like Timothy Smith.
To call attention to the lives of people now living outside their birth countries (today numbering close to 200 million), the U.N. in 2000 proclaimed December 18 to be "International Migrants Day." On that day, in 1990, the U.N. General Assembly passed an International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. For further information, see: http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/events/migrants/