University of Minnesota
Immigration History Research Center
ihrc@umn.edu
612-625-4800


Immigration History Research Center's home page.

Research Collections

IHRC Archives: Learn about the collections

Search archival collections

Search for books

Browse lists of periodicals

Search digital sources (items selected from IHRCA's holdings)

Selected digitized sources have been highlighted in interpretive web display projects as "Spotlight on Selected Sources" (SOSS) to be viewed at the this link.

Recently, the Center has completed a new project - Digitizing Immigrant Letters

About the archives:

Started in the early 1960s, IHRC Archives is a unit of the Archives and Special Collections department within the University of Minnesota Libraries. Since its inception, it has had a close collaborative relationship with the Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) of the College of Liberal Arts.

The IHRCA's holdings consist of a library of published materials, a collection of serials and newspapers, and approximately 2,000 individual archival collections of personal papers and organizational records. The materials document a variety of immigrant experiences in the United States post-1848, with the bulk of the holdings pertaining to immigrants and refugees arriving between 1880 and 1980.

The IHRCA's holdings have sometimes proven useful to researchers attempting to identify immigrant ancestors. Please visit IHRC Family History pages. You may also read about the IHRCA's collections.

Other Web Resources

Selection of useful links to websites providing information and resources for migration studies.

Patron Services

Materials held by the IHRC Archives do not circulate; however, in most cases photocopies or photographic reproductions can be obtained at cost and within customary limits. See Patron Services for details.

Appointments with IHRC Staff Will Reduce Patron Wait Times

 

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