Through analysis of 400 private letters, Families, Lovers, and their Letters by Sonia Cancian takes the reader into the passionate hearts and minds of ordinary people caught in the heartbreak of Italian postwar transatlantic migration to Canada.
May 2010 Archives
Please visit the web pages featuring a set of newly digitized, transcribed and translated letters written by immigrants or their loved ones. All letters included in this pilot project for an intended large research initiative by the IHRC can be found in the Center's archival collections.
Explore the Digitizing Immigrant Letters Pilot Project
Patrons planning to use IHRC historical collections are reminded to make appointments for collection services during the UMN-Twin Cities semester intersession of May 17-21. The IHRC will host The Migration Letter Conference May 17-18, and collections staff will participate in research projects with visiting scholars throughout the week.
Poster projects from the spring 2010 class "Writing Studio" (WRIT 1201) taught by Molly Rojas Collins are currently on display afternoons in 308 Andersen Library through May 17. The variety in topics shows the diversity in subjects researched by the students.
The IHRC has completed another phase of the A. William Hoglund Collection processing project. IHRC undergraduate research assistant Adam Grant has recently described his experience working on the project: "I've been working on the Hoglund collection for two years, starting off with the books that were donated, ..."