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A Heart Connects Us: The Experience of Migration and the 'Minnesota School' of Immigration History

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What: Exhibit
When: February 14 - April 8, 2011
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library
Free and open to the public

In pursuing his dream of a collaboration that would collect immigrant letters in Europe and America, Theodore Blegen worked to reveal "grassroots history" through his scholarship at the University of Minnesota and other institutions. The Immigration History Research Center makes that dream come alive in a multi-media project that constructs emotional portraits of immigrants through Finnish, Italian, Russian, and Ukrainian letters from the IHRC's ethnic collections. The exhibit includes selections from Blegen's personal papers drawn from the collections of the University Archives.