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Title Delegate's Kit: Fourth National Symposium on Italian Immigration
Date 16-18 May 1965
Document Type Correspondence; Ephemera
Reference IHRC159, Box 7, Folder 60
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name American Committee on Italian Migration, Chicago, Illinois Chapter
Description Assorted correspondence relating to the fourth national symposium, including greetings, a programme of events, an invitation to register and a list of contact information for delegates. The bulk of the correspondence is addressed to politicians sitting in the House of Representatives, including Donald Rumsfeld.
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
Country (to) United States of America
Nationality Italian
People Rumsfeld, Donald
Keywords American Committee on Italian Migration, immigration, foreign policy, Catholicism, religion, legislation, politics, government, congress
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
Copyright Reproduced by kind permission of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans.