December 2009 Archives

Recently Published

Book: Italians of Lackawanna, NY: Steelworkers, Merchants, and Gardeners by John Andreozzi

Chapter: "'From St. Paul to Minneapolis, All the Hands Clap For This': Hip-Hop in the Twin Cities" by Justin Schell (in Hip Hop in America: A Regional Guide, Mickey Hess, Editor)

Hmong Publications from IHRC Affiliates

The Minnesota Historical Society Press will soon release Paul Hillmer's A People's History of the Hmong (2009), and the Hmong Studies Internet Resource Center has just issued volume 10 of the online Hmong Studies Journal.

Prof. Caesar Farah, 1929-2009

The IHRC regrets to announce the passing of Professor Caesar Farah, an exceptional scholar of Middle Eastern and Islamic history. Dr. Farah's distinguished career and commitment to fostering scholarship in these fields at the University of Minnesota provided invaluable support for the IHRC's formation of and growth in Near Eastern collections. His influence on a generation of scholars and in advocating for engagement in order to move forward on critical issues in the Middle East will long be remembered.

Winter Break Service Hours

Elmer L. Andersen Library will be closed Dec. 24-5, Jan. 1 and Jan. 18. The IHRC will have limited services for collection requests through January 19, 2010, to allow staff to work on administrative projects during the winter break. As always, please consult in advance with collections staff about requests in order to decrease the wait time for materials.

Don Pafko Named Slovakia's Honorary Consul in MN

Don Pafko, long-time IHRC supporter and former president of Friends of the IHRC, has been named as Honorary Consul for Slovakia, with Minnesota being the newest addition to the Slovakian consular network in the United States.

Limited Researcher Services at IHRC Dec. 10-11, 2009

The IHRC will have limited researcher services on Thursday, Dec. 10, and Friday, Dec. 11, due to staff training. Kindly notify staff in advance of your visit in order to reduce your waiting time and to ensure that requested materials will be available.

Heritage Organization of Romanian Americans Holds Inaugural Meeting

Congratulations to the organizing committee of Heritage Organization of Romanian Americans (HORA) for a well-attended and enthusiastic inaugural meeting of this new ethnic association in Minnesota.

IHRC Partner MN Humanities Center Wins Regional Emmy

The Minnesota Humanities Center production "Iron Range: Minnesota Building America" has received a Regional Emmy Award. IHRC staff and collections provided assistance in the production of this important film and accompanying educational materials.

Nelly Ortiz speaks at St. Cloud State University

Nelly Ortiz shares a first hand account of migration to the United States. (see flyer)
Date and Time: Friday, 12/04/09 at 2:00 p.m.
Location: Atwood Theater at St. Cloud State University