As a result of a collaborative project with the University of Vienna's Collection of Women's Personal Papers (Sammlung Frauennachlässe), a set of letters from that repository's collection of Emilie Wehle Papers has now been included in the digital archive developed by the IHRC/A.
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During October 28-30, 2013, Ave Maria Blithe, a new archivist from the Estonian Archives in the USA (EAU) in Lakewood, New Jersey, visited the IHRC Archives for training and consultation regarding archival collection management.
This academic year, 2013/2014, the IHRC Archives selected five recipients of the annual Grant-in-Aid awards, two from the U.S. and three from abroad. The awards are financed by individual ethnic studies funds established by the IHRC and sustained by generous contributions from its supporters. The $500 or $1,000 awards are intended to assist with travel and accommodations expenses related to one- or two-week research visits.
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.
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.