North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories provides more than 100,000 pages of personal narratives on what it means to immigrate to America and Canada.
Includes letters, diaries, pamphlets, autobiographies, and oral histories, much of them previously unpublished. Thirty thousand pages of Ellis Island Oral History interviews are included, indexed and searchable for the first time, along with 2,000 or more political cartoons. Spanning 1840 to the present, with a focus on the period 1920 to 1980, the collection covers many countries, including more recent waves of immigrants from Latin America and Asia. There are scrapbooks and selected audio files.
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