More details to be available soon about the upcoming talks by this year's recipients of the IHRC/A Grant in Aid awards: Danielle Battisti (University of Nebraska - Omaha) - Order Sons of Italy in America; Martin Nekola (Prague) - Post-WWII political exiles from Europe; Maddalena Marinari (St. Bonaventure University - New York) - Undocumented Italian migrants; John Ryan (University of Northern Colorado) - Italian American identity in the Massachusetts immigrant press.
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Currently on display in the first floor gallery at the Elmer L. Andersen Library: "Juhla: Celebrating 150 years of Finnish immigration to Minnesota." The exhibit features items from the rich Finnish American holdings of the IHRC Archives. Open through the end of January 2015. More information.
You are invited to a research-in-progress talk by George Paganelis. Paganelis, an Immigration History Research Center Archives Grant-in-Aid recipient, will discuss an oral history project on the role and contributions of Greek Americans in the history of California agriculture, including the wine industry. Paganelis is visiting the IHRC&A to consult the papers of the eminent agricultural historian and scholar of Greek America, Theodore Saloutos. George I. Paganelis is Curator of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection in the University Library at California State University, Sacramento.
Tuesday, October 7th, 12 noon - 1 pm, in Andersen Library 308. Feel free to bring your lunch.
Awards ranging from $500 to $2,000 may be used to fund travel, housing and other needs related to research projects conducted in the holdings of the IHRC Archives and/or other collections housed in the Archives and Special Collections department of the University of Minnesota Libraries.
The IHRC will host an Immigrant Stories Open House for University of Minnesota instructors considering using Immigrant Stories in their courses. Instructors will be able to see some of the digital stories already collected, view Immigrant Stories curricular materials, and discuss their course's particular needs with IHRC staff.
On Thursday, June 12, 2014, and on Friday, June 13, 2014, IHRC Archives will have limited services available to researchers, especially walk-in visitors. The reading will remain open for researchers who currently have their materials there. Regular hours will resume on Monday, June 16. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Research assistance and services will be suspended during the last week of December and the first week of January due to University holidays and staff absences. Andersen Library will be closed December 23-25, 2013, and January 1, 2014.
Normal hours and services will resume on Monday, January 6, 2014.
The annual meeting of the Friends of the Immigration History Research Center and Archives will be held on Saturday, Nov.2, 2013, 5:00pm-9:00pm, at St.Mary's Greek
Orthodox Church (Terrace Hall) 3450 Irving Ave.So., Minneapolis,MN. The cost for the dinner and program is $30 per person. Advance reservations are required.