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North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories

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Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus) Database available to authorized IU Bloomington users (on or off campus)
Alexander Street Press
Alexander Street Press
1840 to present

Personal narratives including letters, diaries, pamphlets, autobiographies, and oral histories dating from around 1840 through the present, focusing heavily on the period from 1920 to 1980, with much of the material being previously unpublished. Also includes indexed and searchable Ellis Island Oral History interviews, and some image and audio files.

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Unlimited simultaneous users
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Marsh, Moira
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IUB Library Subjects:
  • Jewish Studies
  • Folklore
  • American Studies
  • History
  • English and American Language and Literature

Library of Congress Subjects:

Immigrants--United States--Correspondence.
Immigrants--United States--Diaries.
Oral history.