Explore our curated collections with items from IHRCA's collections.
Digitized oral histories with immigrants.
Leaving Europe: A new life in America
IHRCA contributed photographs and curatorial support to this online exhibit by the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and Europeana.
Foundational collection of immigration oral histories
A rare and unique content on national racial and social justice histories, and on education and immigration. These interviews, on the formation of the intercultural education movement and the work of early social service agencies, thus discuss multiculturalism, race, and ethnicity in America. These interviews are with pioneering immigration historians and the leadership of the Common Council for American Unity (and its important publication Common Ground) and include topics such as African Americans, antisemitism, Communism, International Institutes, and prominent individuals such as Louis Adamic and Langston Hughes.
Juhla! Celebrating 150 years of Finnish Immigration to Minnesota
This exhibit presents eleven topics that reflect our archival collection strengths on Finnish Americans.
Digitizing Immigrant Letters Project
This project presents digitized postal-era letters from our and other collections (private individuals, partner institutions) that were written both by immigrants (the so-called “America letters”) and to immigrants (“homeland letters”). The website encourages scholars, teachers, students and the public to interpret letters that express emotion and intimacy among loved ones separated by migration.