University of Minnesota

International Institute of Erie, Records

Finding Aid

VITRAGE

IHRC

Immigration History Research Center, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota

Descriptive summary

Creator: International Institute of Erie
Dates: 1980s-1990s
Abstract: Case files dating from the 1980s to 1990s.
Quantity: 31 lin.ft.
Language: English
Collection ID: IHRC1040

PROVENANCE

Collection transferred to the IHRC in 1999-2001.

HISTORICAL SKETCH

The International Institute of Erie was established by the Erie YWCA in 1919. A degree of administrative autonomy was achieved in 1925, when the Community Chest of Erie decided to make separate appropriations to the YWCA and the Institute. Formal departure from the YWCA occurred in 1932. The Institute is an ACNS member agency today.

DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

Access to case files is restricted.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

The International Institute of Erie collection is the physical property of the Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota.

For further information regarding the copyright, please contact the IHRC.

CITE AS

The International Institute of Erie Records, General/Multiethnic Collection, Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota

RELATED COLLECTIONS

Locations of records as of 1978:

A) Mercyhurst College Archives 501 East 38th Street Erie, PA 16501

Collection: Records of the International Institute of Erie, 3 linear feet,

Description: Institute scrapbooks (1919-ca. 1970)

 

B) International Institute, 354 West 7th Street, Erie, PA 16502

Executive director: Mrs. Helen Metz

43 linear feet

Description: Minutes of International Institute Advisory Committee (1920-1932); minutes of the Board of Directors (1932-present), annual reports (1920-1960), monthly narrative reports of the Director (1917-1927) financial reports and budgets (1920-1965); various studies of Institute operations and philosophy (with related documents), including one by the local Community Chest in 1937 andone by the Erie Council of Social Agencies in 1946 (1920-1946); studies of various nationality communities in the Erie area (1922-1937); International Folk Ball records (1953-present); newsletter (1959-1967); Interpreter Releases (1965-1974); case work records (1920-1970) N.B. The Board of Direcotrs of the Erie II has authorized the transfer of the agency's non-current records (case work records excluded) to the Mercyhurst College Archives. Transfer should be completed by December 31, 1978.

Institute's website - 2010/3/16 - http://interinsterie.org/

 

C) YWCA 130 West 8th Street Erie, PA 16501

1 linear inch

Description: Annual reports (1920-1923)

Index Terms

International Institute
Resettlement
Refugees
Social services
Immigration issues


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