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Immigration, 1910-1947

 File — Box: 2, Reel: 100, microdex: 1
Immigration, 1910-1947
Immigration, 1910-1947

Scope and Contents

Reports on immigration analyze social, economic, and material needs of immigrants, provide demographic information, suggest changes to programming, reports on efforts to work with immigrants at Ellis and Angel islands, and discuss the YWCA International Institutes. Reports also discuss efforts in education and training including teaching English to non-native speakers. Separated families materials discuss and report on how low immigration quotas effect displaced persons and their families, particularly the effect on children. Materials also investigate inequalities in rights given to alien husbands versus alien wives. An in-depth report studies one-hundred foreign born families and provides case studies for varying situations including families with stepchildren, and adopted children. Study materials are comprised of correspondence, reports, and questionnaires for a study on immigration from Europe. 

Dates of Materials

  • Creation: 1910-1947

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Access

From the Record Group:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

However, by agreement with the YWCA of the U.S.A., microdexes known to contain financial records or personal health information (usually on job applications) were not digitized and/or not published in our online repository as part of the CLIR Digitizing Hidden Collections grant. These microdexes may still be accessed on the original microfilm, and digital files may be made available to individual researchers upon request.


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