September 2009 Archives

Karni Scholarship Offers Support for Finnish-American Collection Research

The Michael G. Karni Scholarship provides up to $850 to support IHRC research about Finnish-American experience. The deadline for the 2010 funding cycle is November 1, 2009.

Thank You to Collections Intern & Public Services Assistant for Summer 2009

Recent University of Minnesota graduates Addie Mrosla and Ann Brigl contributed during summer 2009 to the IHRC as a collections intern and public services student assistant, respectively.

IHRC Awards 16 Grants in Aid to Visiting Scholars

Sixteen scholars have been awarded 2009-2010 grants in aid to support travel to and research in the historical collections of the Immigration History Research Center. Award recipients include doctoral candidates, independent scholars, creative artists, and heritage preservation personnel, with topics ranging from gender violence and refugee policies to Greek identity in the American Midwest.

Philip Khuri Hitti (1886-1978) Papers at the IHRC

During the spring semester of 2009, the IHRC conducted a processing project that resulted in a new finding aid for the Hitti collection. Student assistant Mary George worked with Daniel Necas to complete the project. The finding aid as well as a new web feature showcasing selected items from the collection are now available on-line. More ...

Newly published

The 2 volume set Daily Life in Immigrant America 1820-1870 (by James M. Bergquist) and Daily Life in Immigrant America 1870-1920 (by June Granatir Alexander) is being released in soft cover. Readers will find the approach similar to David Kyvig's Daily Life in the United States, 1920-1940.