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Title American Committee on Italian Migration Correspondence and Papers, 1965-1966
Date 1965-1966
Document Type Correspondence; Ephemera
Reference IHRC159, Box 3, Folder 18-25
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name American Committee on Italian Migration, Chicago, Illinois Chapter
Description Collection of correspondence and leaflets which focus primarily on modifying the 1952 Immigration and Nationality Act and a new bill proposed by Congressman Feighan. Other themes include fundraising, requests for support, labour shortages, quotas and flood victims. Congressional Record copies and minutes from a meeting of the ACIM Board of Directors are also included.
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
Country (from) Italy
Country (to) United States of America
Places Chicago, Illinois, United States; Istria, Croatia
Ports Trieste, Italy
Nationality Italian; European; Macedonian
People Feighan, Michael A; Annunzio, Frank; Donanzan, Caesar; Johnson, President Lyndon B
Keywords American Committee on Italian Migration, Congress, immigration, refugee, legislation, labour shortage, employment, finance, ImMigration and Nationality Act, quota, family, fundraising
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.