The Immigration History Research Center and Archives share a mission to promote interdisciplinary research on migration, race, and ethnicity in the U.S. and the world; develop archives documenting immigrant and refugee experiences, especially in the U.S.; and support public programming and outreach efforts that connect U.S. immigration history research to contemporary issues and communities.
A museum exhibit in the first floor gallery of Andersen Library, cosponsored by the Friends of the IHRC, free and open to the public. The exhibit will be available from March 8 to May 7, 2007. Gallery hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The gallery is also open Saturday, May 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Directions and parking for Andersen Library.
In 1969, just months after Hubert H. Humphrey narrowly lost the Presidential election to Richard Nixon, the city where he began his political career, Minneapolis, elected a mayor with no previous political experience, no party affiliation, and no platform aside from his pledge to â€śtake the handcuffs off the police.â€? Labeled the â€śGeorge Wallace of the Northâ€? by his opponents, Charles Stenvigâ€™s 1969 mayoral victory marked a decisive shift in Minneapolisâ€™ political landscape.
Minnesota had long been a stronghold of New Deal liberalism and progressive politics as illustrated by the careers
of Humphrey, Eugene McCarthy, and Walter Mondale. Campaigning on the themes of â€ślaw and order,â€? resentment against so-called student and black militants, Christian values, and fiscal conservatism, Stenvig was elected
for three separate terms as mayor.
Finding aids are online guides to the collections in the IHRC Archives.
Search thousands of photographs, illustrations, texts, and other archival materials selected from the IHRC collections using the UMedia Archive.
IHRC books are catalogued by the University of Minnesota Libraries and their bibliographic records are accessible in the online public access catalogue MNCAT.