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Title American Committee on Italian Migration Correspondence and Papers, 1952-1954
Author Marchisio, Judge Juvenal; Donanzan, Reverend Caesar
Date 1 Oct 1952 - 15 Mar 1954
Document Type Correspondence; Ephemera
Reference IHRC159, Box 1, Folder 2
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name American Committee on Italian Migration, Chicago, Illinois Chapter
Description Includes a cocktail party invite, a certificate for recognition for ACIM as part of the National Catholic Welfare Conference War Relief Services, conference attendance list, congratulatory messages and legal interpretations.
Series Description This collection contains good details on potential professions for Italian immigrants and in problems caused with local professionals, such as tailors. There is much on relations with the Catholic Relief Services and the Church, and on the use of Opera and Dining as ways of expressing cultural identity and raising funds. Some of the material in the series is in Italian. There is material on loans to immigrants and on overcoming the quota system.
Biographical Note / History ACIM was founded in 1951 to assist refugees. It worked to reform the Refugee Relief Act of 1953 and aided migrants in settling in. The ACIM also played an important role in lobbying Congress for the Immigration Reform Bill of 1965.
Theme(s) Responses to Immigration; Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Displaced Persons and Refugees
Places Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nationality Italian; European
People Eisenhower, President Dwight D; Scelba, Mario; Dell'Acqua, A
Keywords religion, Catholicism, Second World War, refugee, labour, legislation, societies, visa, employment, holidays and celebrations
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Immigration History Research Center Archives catalogue.
Catalogue Link Immigration History Research Center Archives Catalogue
Language English
Copyright Reproduced by kind permission of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans.