This project aims to make available on-line digitized letters from the IHRC Archives and other collections (private individuals, partner institutions) that were written between 1850 and 1970 both by immigrants (the so-called “America letters”) and to immigrants (“homeland Letters”) in languages other than English. The website encourages scholars, teachers, students and the public to interpret letters that express emotion and intimacy among separated loved ones in new ways.
Browse letters by clicking on the links below (language of letters indicated in parentheses):
|Letters from the Diego Delfino Papers (Italian)|
|Letters from the Alexander Granovsky Papers (Ukrainian)|
|Letters from the Paul Kovac Collection (Slovak)||Map with locations of letter writers and recipients|
|Letters from the Anton Nemanich Papers (Slovenian)|
|Letters from the Edward Paikens Papers (Latvian)|
|Letters from the Vaclau Panucevich Papers (Belarusian)||Survey of Minnesota repositories with immigrant letters (2010)|
|Letters from the Antonietta Petris Collection (Italian)|
|Letters from the Zdenka Rypka Papers (Czech)||Forum about letters digitization|
|Letters from the Alessandro Sisca Papers (Italian)|
|Letters from the Mike Vukasinovich Papers (Croatian)|
|Letters from the Emilie Wehle Collection (German)|
|America Letters written by immigrants from Finland (Finnish)|
More about the Digitizing Immigrant Letters (DIL) project
Back to Digitizing Immigrant Letters index page.