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Immigrants -- United States

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 21 Collections and/or Records:

Committee on Women, Population and the Environment records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00768
Abstract

The collection contains the business records of the Committee on Women, Population,& the Environment (CWPE), a multi-racial alliance that works on the local, regional, national, and international levels to oppose population control policies that blame overpopulation for poverty, hunger, environmental degradation and political volatility.

Dates of Materials: 1979 - 2012

Department of Immigration and Foreign Communities minutes and reports, 1910-1931

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 357, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents The Department of Immigration and Foreign Communities of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for oversight of the programs and services for immigrants including YWCA International Institutes. The department undergoes several name changes and reorganizations as the YWCA of the U.S.A. reorganizes but its main functions remain the same. These duties include developing the program and emphases for work with foreign born women, assessing the needs of the foreign born women and her community,...
Dates of Materials: 1910-1931

Eva Kollisch papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00510
Abstract Eva Berliner Kollisch (1925-) is an author and activist. She taught at Sarah Lawrence for thirty years, during which time she and Gerda Lerner and Joan Kelly created the Women's Studies Program. A significant portion of the collection pertains to Kollisch's years of teaching at Sarah Lawrence College, as well as to the writing and publication of her book, Girl in Movement: A Memoir (2002). Kollisch's interest in and involvement with several peace,...
Dates of Materials: 1942 - 2013

Housing, human relations, immigration and insurance, 1951-1960

 File — Box 3: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156015], Reel: 234, microdex: 8
Scope and Contents

Documents concerning the YWCA of the U.S.A.'s housing, human relations and immigration programs and policies, correspondence and pamphlets concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. insurance. Housing, human relations and immigration materials include statements on inclusivity, segregation and race relations in the United States, program overviews and program reports. Insurance documents concern insurance policies and claims for employees of the YWCA of the U.S.A. 

Dates of Materials: 1951-1960

Immigration, 1940-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 99, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Documents concerning immigration issues and the YWCA of the U.S.A. including immigrant registration, "enemy aliens", Asian immigrants and Asian Americans, cooperation with other organizations, and displaced persons. Alien registration documents include a manual from the National Refugee Service, Inc. regarding regulations applying to emigres of "enemy" nations during World War II. Enemy aliens materials address regulations and policies affecting people of German, Japanese, and Italian...
Dates of Materials: 1940-1950

Immigration, 1916-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 99, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning immigration and the YWCA of the U.S.A. including foreign groups, legislation, native language, National Citizenship Education Program, and the National Council on Naturalization and Citizenship. The "Handbook on Racial and Nationality Backgrounds" examines six nationalities and backgrounds discussing the history, religion, and culture of the country of origin, immigrant experiences in America, expression through art, literature, food, and music, and teaching aids for...
Dates of Materials: 1916-1950

Immigration, 1910-1947

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 100, microdex: 1
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,...
Dates of Materials: 1910-1947

Immigration, circa 1910-1950

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 100, microdex: 2
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous immigration materials concerning the YWCA program, outreach, and education regarding immigrants and displaced persons. Materials address United States laws and public policy, social welfare issues faced by immigrant populations, employment barriers and treatment, and social acceptance and perceptions. Cooperation between YWCA international institutes and other YWCA associations is addressed through the education materials and numerous pamphlets intended to educate women of the...
Dates of Materials: circa 1910-1950

International institutes, 1923-1944

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 101, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents

International Institute studies including, "Study of a place and future of International Institutes", "Study on the status of International Institutes", and additional local studies. Studies provide descriptions of goals and outcomes, make recommendations for the future of international institutes in the YWCA, analyze survey results, and include survey questions distributed. Local studies are arranged alphabetically by state and city. 

Dates of Materials: 1923-1944

International institutes, 1928-1948

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 100, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents Documents concerning international institutes, YWCA of the U.S.A. associations for immigrant women including materials on adult education programs and the American Federation of International Institutes. Adult education materials include citizenship training, social program availability, English language coaching, home life adjustments, preserving cultural heritage, discussions of social and cultural differences, and other topics aimed at helping women new to the United States adjust to...
Dates of Materials: 1928-1948

International institutes, 1924-1938

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 100, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents Newsletters, quarterly bulletins, and technical bulletins concerning international institutes, YWCA of the U.S.A. associations for immigrants to the United States. Bulletins address immigration law and policy, announce lecture series and events, provide case studies regarding living conditions around the world, announce personnel matters, and relay other information important to the international institutes. In addition, bulletins discuss issues of race, prejudices, social standing, and YWCA...
Dates of Materials: 1924-1938

International institutes, 1930-1943

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 100, microdex: 5
Scope and Contents Conference proceedings and minutes for national institute conferences. International institutes are YWCA of the U.S.A. associations for immigrant women in the United States. Issues addressed include, Japanese Americans and internment, war refugees, immigration and naturalization difficulties, administration of international institutes, and social and economic problems. Documents also address and discuss migration issues and practices globally. In addition, conference materials describe...
Dates of Materials: 1930-1943

International institutes, 1917-1928

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 100, microdex: 6
Scope and Contents Conference proceedings and minutes for international institute conferences. International institutes are YWCA of the U.S.A. associations for immigrant women in the United States. Conference materials discuss immigration and naturalization difficulties, administration of international institutes, immigration law, employment for immigrants, and social and economic problems. In addition, conference materials describe methods and initiatives for serving the international communities of women....
Dates of Materials: 1917-1928

International institutes, 1910-1945

 File — Box 2: Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156023], Reel: 101, microdex: 1
Scope and Contents Documents concerning YWCA of the U.S.A. international institutes, clubs for immigrant women in the United States. Documents include materials on conference with the Foreign Community Department and Nationality Community Department, a proposal for an ethnographic museum, folk festivals and the history of the institutes. International institute conference materials include minutes, reports, and correspondence. Documents concern the administration and organization of institutes and departments,...
Dates of Materials: 1910-1945

Italian Immigrant Women in New York City's Garment Industry Oral Histories

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00556
Abstract

Italian immigrants; Garment workers. Nine oral history interviews of Italian immigrants (primarily women) who worked in the U.S. garment industry from 1880 to 1950. Transcriptions and audio recordings.

Dates of Materials: 1976-1978

Katharine Asher Engel papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00055
Abstract

President, National Council of Jewish Women; President, New York Council of Jewish Women; Civic leader. Papers include memorabilia, minutes, news clippings, reports, speech texts, and high school yearbook. Bulk of material dates from 1941-57 and consists of notes and texts of speeches given by Engel and material related to her tenure as President of the National Council of Jewish Women.

Dates of Materials: 1916-1957

Lora Jo Foo papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00561
Abstract

Lawyer; Labor organizer. Materials documenting Foo's activism in advocating for the rights of immigrant workers in the U.S., primarily via the Asian Law Caucus and Sweatshop Watch; plus published writings, speeches, and interviews.

Dates of Materials: 1973 - 2009

National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00586
Abstract Advocacy group which focuses on the rights and needs of Asian and Pacific Islander American Women. Records include administrative files, correspondence, conference and retreat materials, reports, newsletters, articles, photos, videos, and research files. Major topics include women's rights, reproductive rights, women's health, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender rights, immigration reform, domestic violence, human trafficking, labor reform, economic justice, voter registration initiatives, and...
Dates of Materials: 1995 - 2019

Rosenbloom family papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SSC-MS-00562
Abstract

Homemaker; Physician. Correspondence of Carl. W. Rosenbloom, M.D. and his fiancee (later his wife), Lena Berinstein, written while Carl pursued further medical training in Europe and Lena remained in Holyoke, Massachusetts. There are also a few photographs (reproductions).

Dates of Materials: 1914-1926

War Work Council Committee on Foreign Born Women minutes and reports, 1917-1920

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 381, microdex: 3
Scope and Contents The Committee on Foreign Born Women of the War Work Council of the National Board of the YWCA of the U.S.A. is responsible for coordinating programming and relief work with foreign-born women in the United States. These activities and programs include translation services, advisory and training services to local associations working with foreign communities, the development of the Polish Grey Samaritans program for relief work in Poland, assisting men and women in securing information...
Dates of Materials: 1917-1920

War Work Council Hostess House Committee minutes and reports, 1917-1920

 File — Box 4: Series 1; Series 2; Series 3 [Barcode: 310183630156007], Reel: 381, microdex: 4
Scope and Contents The Hostess House Committee of the War Work Council is responsible for the oversight of the hostess house program of the YWCA of the U.S.A. during World War I. Hostess houses are established as a safe place for women visiting military camps to rest, eat and entertain their loved ones. Committee meeting minutes include updates from hostess houses and their needs, requests for new hostess houses, discussion of staff duties and the management of the hostess house and procedures for the hostess...
Dates of Materials: 1917-1920