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Title American Committee on Italian Migration Photographs and Newspaper Clippings
Date 1956-1965
Document Type Photograph; Newspaper
Reference IHRC159, Box 7, Folder 62
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name American Committee on Italian Migration, Chicago, Illinois Chapter
Description Photographs and articles record biased immigration policies in America, increasing petitions to establish a non-discriminatory immigration law, and the signing of a new immigration bill.
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) Religion, Ethnic Identity and Community Relations; Responses to Immigration
Country (from) Italy; Greece; Tunisia
Country (to) United States of America; Italy; Tunisia
Places Chicago, Illinois, Washington, United States; Tunisia
Ports New York, United States
Nationality American; Italian; European; Czech; Greek; Polish; German
People Walter, Francis E; Murray, George; Chiefari, Al; Murphy, Don; DeSerato, Joe; Ligutti, Luigi; Notaro, Michael; Sbarbaro, Judge John A; Stritch, Cardinal; Marchello, Maurice R; Bounous, Dr Gustavo; McCollum, Robert S; Eisenhower, President Dwight D; Keating, Kenneth B; Symington, Stuart; Sullivan, Ed; Gerosa, Lawrence E; Schiuma, Mrs James L; hart, Phillip A
Keywords imemigrant, immigration, migration, legislation, racism, discrimination, music, entertainment, children, theatre, women, politics, steamboat, food, commerce, travel, advertisement, banking, railroad, employment, tailor, education, wages, immigration association, Catholicism, religion, finance, agriculture, labour, propaganda, anti-immigration, foreign policy, corruption, health and sickness, medical staff, judiciary, petition, politics, quota, regulations, alien, skilled emigration, refugee, relief, Refugee Relief Act, dispossession, family, forced migration, First World War, social class, citizenship, reunion, civil rights, emigrant selection, trade
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.