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Title American Committee on Italian Migration Correspondence and Papers, 1958
Date Jan-Dec 1958
Document Type Correspondence; Leaflet
Reference IHRC159, Box 1, Folder 7
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name American Committee on Italian Migration, Chicago, Illinois Chapter
Description Includes copies and drafts of correspondence sent to charities, the Italian Legation in New York, and ACIM internal documents. Contents largely cover securing employment for migrants, lobbying for reform of immigration law, the quota system, and requests for assistance.
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) Displaced Persons and Refugees; Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences; Motives for Emigration; Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations
Country (from) Italy; Serbia; Croatia Hungary; Austria; Great Britain
Country (to) United States of America; Great Britain
Places Chicago, Illinois, United States; London, Great Britain; Rome, Italy
Ports New York, United States
Nationality Italian; Serbian; Croatian; Hungarian; European
People DeSerto, Joseph; Barbera, Joseph
Keywords orphan, refugee, displaced person, eligibility, unemployment, charity, fundraising, philanthropy, quota, lobbying, child migration, donation, employment, finance, money
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.