The IHRC invites you to join in celebrating on Tuesday, Dec. 1, the publication of My Flag Grew Stars, a book that captures the journey of Professor Emeritus Tibor Zoltai and Olga Zoltai as refugees and new Americans, with research conducted at Elmer L. Andersen Library archival collections.
Dr. Zoltai was an international pioneer in the sciences and professor at the University for more than three decades. Olga Zoltai assisted in resettling newer refugee groups in Minnesota through International Institute of Minnesota. Their own story as refugees and their contributions offer a gripping narrative as penned by their daughter, Kitty Gogins.
Olga Zoltai will be the event's honored guest, and author Kitty Gogins will speak about the experience of her parents as refugees connecting to newer arrivals.
Kitty Gogins will give author talks at 4 and 6 pm at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120. From 5 to 6 pm, she will sign books (available for purchase), and IHRC staff will lead tours of the archival cavern.
The Immigration History Research Center holds notable Hungarian-American collections and the records of the International Institute of Minnesota, and the University Archives holds the Tibor Zoltai Papers in the archival cavern beneath Andersen Library.
Refreshments will be available throughout the event, which is open to the public. Hourly parking is available near the library in an attended lot and parking structure.