Primary source documents of investigations made by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) during the massive immigration wave of 1880-1930. The files cover Asian immigration, especially Japanese and Chinese migration, to California, Hawaii, and other states; Mexican immigration to the U.S. from 1906-1930, and European immigration. There are also extensive files on the INS’s regulation of prostitution and white slavery and on suppression of radical aliens.
Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Series A: Subject Correspondence Files:
Part 1: Asian Immigration and Exclusion, 1906-1913
Part 1: Supplement: Asian Immigration and Exclusion, 1898-1941
The collection features 179 black/white and hand-colored images of the lantern slides, which were created and provided by the Nippon Rikkokai Foundation 日本力行会. The main images of the lantern slides at this site are lives of those immigrants to Americas, mainly to Brazil, in late 19th and early 20th century.
Presents thousands of unique original sources focusing on the growth of colonisation companies during the nineteenth century, the activities of American immigration and welfare societies, and the plight of refugees and displaced persons throughout the twentieth century.
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Updated quarterly (until completed). Provides a view of what it meant to immigrate to America and Canada between 1800 and 1950. When completed, will include more than 100,000 pages of personal narratives including letters, diaries, pamphlets, autobiographies, and oral histories. Currently contains 342 authors and approximately 37,500 pages of information.
This digital collection of historical materials from Harvard's libraries, archives, and museums documents voluntary immigration to the United States from the signing of the Constitution to the start of the Great Depression. Concentrating heavily on the 19th century, the collection includes more than 2,200 books, pamphlets, and serials; over 9,600 pages from manuscript and archival collections, more than 7,800 photographs
The Immigration History Research Center Archives in the University of Minnesota Libraries (IHRC) is a renowned archives and library for the study of immigration, ethnicity, and race. The Digitizing Immigrant Letters Project aims to make available online letters from the IHRC Archives and other collections that were written between 1850 and 1970 both by immigrants (the so-called “America letters”) and to immigrants (“homeland letters”).
The Hmong Oral History Project consists of nine interviews with Hmong men and women from the Twin Cities metropolitan area who have immigrated to Minnesota from Laos or Thailand. The interviews are made up of personal stories that describe their experiences both before and after their immigration.
Series B: Selections from the Louisiana andLower Mississippi Valley Collections, LouisianaState University Libraries:
Part 1: Louisiana Sugar Plantations
Part 2: Louisiana Cotton Plantations
Part 3: Louisiana Sugar Plantations (BayouLafourche and Bayou Teche)
Part 4: Mississippi Cotton Plantations
Part 5: Albert Batchelor Papers
Part 6: Weeks Family Papers
Series C: Selections from the South CarolinaLibrary, University of South Carolina:
Part 1: The Hammond Family Papers
Part 2: Selected Collections