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Digitized immigrant letters from IHRC Archives available in DPLA

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) has recently made content from the Digitizing Immigrant Letters (DIL) project accessible through its search portal. Building on a collaboration with the DPLA and Europeana digital libraries begun in 2012, the present inclusion of the IHRCA's digital archives in the DPLA will make the materials accessible to more researchers and in a wider context.

Appointments with archival collections staff strongly encouraged

Please make an appointment to use our collections in advance of your visit. E-mail to set up an appointment and to request material. Our ability to serve walk-in researchers is currently limited. Thank you.

Limited services December 22 - January 2

IHRC Archives will have very limited or no staffing during the last two weeks of 2014. The University is closed Thursday and Friday, December 25-26, 2014 and also Thursday-Friday, January 1-2, 2015. If you intend to visit the archives during the two-week period, it is necessary to contact us ( by December 17 to ensure availability of materials in the reading room. We will be unable to serve walk-in researchers. Thank you for your cooperation.

IHRCA Curator on archival study abroad

IHRCA Curator Ellen Engseth introduced a group of future archivists to the work of colleagues at several archival repositories in Scotland as part of a study abroad course. Read more about it on the blog of the International Archival Affairs Round Table (Society of American Archivists).

Please join us as we gather together the friends of the Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives, Immigration History Research Center & Archives, the Kautz Family YMCA Archives, and the Social Welfare History Archives.

Visit with the staff and each other, meet our new colleague Ellen Engseth, and enjoy some light refreshments.

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Juhla: Celebrating 150 years of Finnish immigration to Minnesota

Save the dates for events happening at the end of October in the Andersen Library:
Exhibit opening for Juhla: Celebrating 150 years of Finnish immigration to Minnesota. The exhibit will feature items from the rich Finnish American holdings of the IHRC Archives. The opening reception also kicks off the symposium "From Emigration to Immigration: Historical and Contemporary Finland," which will be held on Thursday and Friday, October 30 and 31, 2014.

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Exhibit at the IHRC Archives: The Papers of Alexander Granovsky.

The Immigration History Research Center Archives is hosting an exhibit of selections from the papers of Professor Granovsky, which reflect his lifelong work with Ukrainians in the United States and the diaspora. During his life, Granovsky worked tirelessly to further knowledge of Ukrainian culture and heritage, and his collection provides a wealth of information to today's researchers.

Location: Andersen Library, hallway exhibit case outside of Andersen 311. Dates: June 11, 2014 - August 31, 2014

Paivi Hoikkala - "Finnish Immigrant Women in the Labor Movement"

On Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at 12 p.m. in conference room 308 of the Andersen Library, visiting researcher Paivi Hoikkala from California State Polytechnic University - Pomona will present her research-in-progress talk. Dr. Hoikkala is one of the Grant-in-aid award recipients for 2013-2014. Free and open to the public.

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