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Subject Guide: Migrations and Immigration

Archival and library highlights found at the Center that relate to those who experienced immigration and the organizations that helped to ease the process.

English to foreigners class, 1929. (I-337, AJHS)

History of Migrations & Immigration at the Center for Jewish History

Welcome to the Center for Jewish History's History of Migrations & Immigration LibGuide, where you will find information and materials from the exciting collections at the Center, which include books, archival materials, and objects that illuminate the cause and effect of migrations, development of international immigration laws, and the events facing refugees throughout history in the United States and abroad. This provides a basis for understanding impact of migration history on society and human rights as we know them today.

Jewish history intersects with many different periods of resettlement throughout the centuries. Resources at the Center illuminate the history of immigration through primary sources related to first-hand accounts, literary and art works, and rich photograph collections.


Please email if you have any additional questions about the thousands of books, archival collections, and multimedia available to use for research at the Center.

Montage of men, women and children's heads complied from among Kacyzne's HIAS photographs of emigrants (RG 1270, YIVO)

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