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Immigrants -- United States

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Carl Salo Oral History

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Identifier: LOH002334
Abstract In 1985 professor Betty Chmaj conducted an interview with Carl Salo, a Finnish immigrant who came to Detroit to work in the auto industry. Collection consists of interview recording. Salo discusses Finnish participation in the labor movement, his early life in pre-World War I Finland, and his experiences as an immigrant in the United States and his work in the automotive and tool and die industries.

Elmer Makela Oral History

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Identifier: LOH002213
Abstract In 1975, Betty Ch'maj interviewed Finnish immigrant Elmer Makela, likely as part of a series of additional interviews with immigrants and their work and life experiences. Collection consists of a recording of Ch'maj summarizing a series of three interviews she conducted with Makela between July and August 1975 at Loon Lake. She describes Makela talking about the Detroit Finnish Co-operative Summer Camp (or "Finn Camp"), including its history and importance in terms of recreational and...

Folklore Archive: Greek-American Family Life Oral Histories

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Identifier: WSOH002712
Abstract The Folklore Archive, established in 1939 by WSU English professors Emlyn Gardner and Thelma James, contains the oldest and largest record of urban folk traditions in the United States. Between 1983 and 1984, the Department of Greek and Latin at Wayne State University, in conjuction with the university's Folklore Archive and funded in part by a grant from the Michigan Council for the Humanities, undertook a project, "The Greek-American Family: Continuity Through Change," to document the Greek...

Folklore Archive: Studies and Research Projects Records

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Identifier: WSR001731
Abstract The Folklore Archive, established in 1939, contains the oldest and largest record of urban folk traditions in the United States. To document these traditions, Wayne State University students conducted field research projects covering a broad range of topics. The archive is strong in modern industrial and occupational folklore, reflecting the rich ethnic diversity and work-oriented heritage of Detroit and southeastern Michigan. The Folklore Archive: Studies and Research Projects Records contain...

Frank Felt Oral History

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Identifier: LOH002322
Abstract In 1975, professor of American studies Betty Ch'maj, with assistance from Dennis East, interviewed Frank Felt, a Finnish-American worker in the tool and die industry. Collection consists of a recording of the interview. Felt talks about Finnish contributions the labor movement in Finland and the United States, as well as his own experiences as a tool and die tradesman.

International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit Records

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Identifier: UR001004_Det
Abstract In 1911, the national board of the YWCA established the first International Institute branch in New York City to assist the growing number of immigrant women, and in 1919, the Detroit branch opened. The purpose of the International Institute is to promote the welfare, education, and social integration of immigrant and minority peoples, both permanent residents and visitors. The papers of Part I of the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit consist of minutes, correspondence, reports,...

JCA: Jewish Family Service Records

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Identifier: UR002349
Abstract Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit (JFS) is a social service organization for the Detroit area Jewish community. Founded in 1928, the organization was created from the joining of the Hebrew Ladies Sewing Circle and the Self Help Circle. JFS mostly aided Jewish families new to America until the aftermath of the WWII. After the war, JFS worked towards the resettlement of Holocaust survivors and Jewish refugees displaced by the Soviet Union. Today, JFS performs a variety of social...

Joe Placentia Papers

 Collection — Box Small Processed Collections, Box 16, Folder: 16
Identifier: LP000853
Abstract Joe Placentia was born in Los Angeles (East). He worked with the UAW for 41 years, including serving as President of UAW local 808, as international representative of Region 6, and as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention 4 times. Placentia retired from the UAW on July 31, 1989.

This collection contains reports, correspondence, and perspectives on immigration and illegal immigration dated 1975-1977, particularly in regard to Southern California.

UFW Information and Research Department Records

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Identifier: LR002435
Abstract The UFW grew out of several farm workers organizations in the 1960s and was led for over thirty years by Cesar Chavez. The Information and Research Department serves as the research center for the union, collecting materials of interest in many areas importantin to the organization. Their records reflect the range of services which the union provided for its members, including legal and immigration assistance, workman's compensation claims, healthcare, and grievance mediation. Other subjects...

Valery Burati Oral History

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Identifier: LOH002320
Abstract Valery "Val" Burati, a specialist in international labor relations, was interviewed in February 1988. Interviewer is unidentified, but is presumed to be Philip Mason. The interview was meant to be the first in a series of interviews about Burati's life and work. Collection consists of an audio recording. Burati talks at length about his early life, including his early childhood in Austrian Tyrol (now part of Italy), his family's immigration to America, and his time growing up in New England...