Recently in Collections Category

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.

Laura Ciglioni presents her research project

One of this year's recipients of the Grant-in-Aid awards given by the IHRC Archives, Dr. Laura Ciglioni, Professor of Italian Culture for the University Studies Abroad Consortium at the UniversitĂ  degli Studi della Tuscia, in Viterbo - Italy, will present her research-in- progress talk "Across the Atlantic. The image of Italy in the USA in the early Sixties," on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at 12 p.m. in conference room 308 of the Andersen Library. Free and open to the public.

Archivists from Estonia

As every spring since 2009, two archivists from the National Archives of Estonia in Tallinn arrived at the end of April to assist the IHRC Archives with processing Estonian American collections. They will be with us for a month.

IHRC/A welcomes new Curator

As of December 19, 2013, Ellen Engseth is the new Curator of IHRC Archives. Her position also includes responsibilities for three additional archival units of the University of Minnesota Libraries' Department of Archives and Special Collections in the Andersen Library. Ellen Engseth will serve as Head of the newly created Migration and Social Services Collections (IHRC Archives, Social Welfare History Archives, Upper Midwest Jewish Archives, YMCA Archives).

New addition to the Digitizing Immigrant Letters project website

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.

Archivist from Estonian Archives in the USA visits IHRC Archives

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.

IHRC Archives Grant-in-Aid awards

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.