IHRC Archives will have very limited or no staffing during the last two weeks of 2014. The University is closed Thursday and Friday, December 25-26, 2014 and also Thursday-Friday, January 1-2, 2015. If you intend to visit the archives during the two-week period, it is necessary to contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 17 to ensure availability of materials in the reading room. We will be unable to serve walk-in researchers. Thank you for your cooperation.
Since 2009, a major project to bring more materials on-line has been developed - 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.
Selection of useful links to websites providing information and resources for migration studies.
Materials held by the IHRC Archives do not circulate and must only be used in the reading room. IHRCA is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m., 1-4:30 p.m. The reading room of the Andersen Library is open Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Wednesday, Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. See Patron Services for additional information about conducting research here.