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Title American Committee on Italian Migration Correspondence and Papers, 1961-1965
Date 1961-1965
Document Type Correspondence; Financial Papers; Ephemera; Pamphlet
Reference IHRC159, Box 2, Folder 11-17
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name American Committee on Italian Migration, Chicago, Illinois Chapter
Description Various documents relating to immigration quotas and a planned amendment to the Immigration and Nationality Act. Includes letters regarding donations and employment, with ephemera from various fundraising events, several State Department bulletins and various pamphlets relating to new US immigration legislation.
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) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Politics, Legislation and Governance; Displaced Persons and Refugees
Country (from) Italy; Macedonia
Country (to) United States of America
Places Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nationality American; Italian; European
People Kennedy, President John F; Donanzan, Caesar; Johnson, President Lyndon B
Keywords American Committee on Italian Migration, finance, reunion, immigration, family, refugee, quota, entertainment, skilled emigration, garment industry, adoption, ImMigration and Nationality Act, legislation, fundraising, clergy, congress, American Committee on Italian Migration
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.