July 2008 Archives

Student Receives UROP Grant for IHRC Research

Undergraduate student Bahjo Mahamud has received a UROP grant for a creative historical project at the IHRC that combines scholarly research and the strong oral history tradition of the Somali community.

MN History Center Displays "Ellis Island Portraits"

An exhibition opening July 4 at the Minnesota Historical Society features striking photographs of new immigrants at Ellis Island in their native costumes, taken by an untrained, yet highly gifted, registry clerk at the turn of the century.