Continuing a tradition which began in 2009, two archivists from the National Archives of Estonia in Tallinn are currently working at the IHRC Archives. Peeter Valjas and Aet Tonissoo will be with us for a month.
Recently in Collections Category
IHRC has recently worked with the Digital Public Library of America and the Europeana Digital Library to contribute images of items from the collections of the IHRC Archives to a new on-line exhibition "Leaving Europe: A new life in America."
New on-line exhibit of materials documenting integration of immigrants in their new communities has been created as part of the IHRC's participation in a workshop for educators to be held at the University of Minnesota.
On August 10, the IHRC formally received the Philip M. Hamer and Elizabeth Hamer Kegan Award from the Society of American Archivists at its annual meeting held in San Diego, California this year.
The IHRC will temporarily stop accepting microfilm duplications orders as of Aug. 15, 2012, so that a new quality vendor can be located and ordering processes can be restructured.
The IHRC is fortunate to be able to welcome Ego Ahaiwe, graduate student at the UCL's Department of Information Studies.
Explore the new Sheeko website to hear the voices of Somali youth. Topics include: leaving Somalia, experiences in refugee camps, journeys to the West, living in the Somali diaspora, and adjusting to new places.
In the spring of 2011, Student Assistant Mia Overly working with IHRC archives staff processed the papers of Carl Ross, labor activist and historian of Finnish American immigration. A new finding aid is now available on the IHRC web site.