Monday, April 27, 2009

Immigration in the United States, 1789-1930

Harvard's Open Collections Program offers yet another web-based collection: Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930. This collection includes "approximately 1,800 books and pamphlets as well as 9,000 photographs, 200 maps, and 13,000 pages from manuscript and archival collections" and offers insight into the immigrant experience.

Some examples of material I found while browsing the collection include: a 1908 circular from the Immigration Restriction League; a 1904 pamphlet for persons of Irish Birth and Descent; and a lecture from 1870 on Chinese Labor in America.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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