Digitizing Immigrant Letters

Andersen Library is closed until January 19th. We continue to provide scans of requested research materials when possible. Contact ascref@umn.edu or the curator of the collecting area you wish to use for assistance. 

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.