IHRC Project Digitizing Immigrant Letters

December 20, 2010

This pilot project digitized letters from the IHRC (Immigration History Research Center) collections that were written between 1850 and 1970 both by immigrants ( the so-called “America letters”) and to immigrants (“Europe Letters”) in languages other than English. The website encourages scholars, teachers, students and the public to interpret letters that express emotion and intimacy among separated loved ones in new ways.

Webpage can be found here: https://wiki.umn.edu/Main/DigitizingImmigrantLetters

See also: www.mndaily.com/2010/12/07/u-digitizes-early-immigrant-letters-home