IHRC Archives

Digitizing Immigrant Letters

The Digitizing Immigrant Letters Project aims to make available on-line 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”). Global and multilingual in scope, the project encourages scholars, teachers, students and the public to interpret letters that express emotion and intimacy among loved ones separated by migration.



View DIL map with locations of letter writers and recipients

VIew and search all letters (follow link, click on "Expert Search." At "Limit search to the following collections," select "Digitizing Immigrant Letters" which is located under "Immigration History Research Center Archives."

About the project