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Italian Program Project in Sources of Immigration History

September 18, 2017

Italian Program Project in Sources of Immigration History

 
 
The Immigration History Research Center Archives on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota contain a number of documents about the experiences of both contemporary and past Italian immigrants to the United States, and particularly to Minnesota. While the archives are a wonderful resource for researchers, the Italian Immigrant Stories project was created by Doctor Susan Noakes to create a resource that would help make the documents more accessible to anyone interested in researching the experiences of Italian–Americans.
 
Information about the project and a listing of the currently indexed documents can be found at ihrca.info. The website currently contains information about over fifty documents in the archive and is being continuously updated — it currently includes information about memoirs, meeting minutes, convention records, correspondence, and other documents from Italian–American institutions and Italian–Americans themselves that are in the archive.
 
The materials in the archives do not circulate but are available for viewing at the Immigration History Research Center Archives in the Governor Elmer L. Andersen Library on the University's West Bank. The archives at Andersen Library are open on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, along with Wednesday and Thursday from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm.