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Title American Committee on Italian Migration Correspondence and Papers, 1955
Author Donanzan, Reverend Caesar; Wycislo, Reverend A J; Persegati, Walter; Fitzgerald, Reverend Joseph P; Meehan, Reverend T A; DeSerto, Joseph
Date Mar-Dec 1955
Document Type Correspondence; Ephemera
Reference IHRC159, Box 1, Folder 3
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name American Committee on Italian Migration, Chicago, Illinois Chapter
Description Includes call to action letters, telegrams, memorandum, lists of Italian refugees, membership lists for 1955, a seating list for the ACIM 1955 Annual Awards, list of media outlets for publicity and correspondence related to the number of visa applicants from Italy.
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
Country (from) Italy
Country (to) United States of America
Places Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nationality Italian; European
People Gerety, Pierce J; Scalabrini, Bishop John Baptist
Keywords immigration, societies, legislation, visa, tailor, employment, Refugee Relief Act, religion
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; Italian
Copyright Reproduced by kind permission of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans.