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Title Events of the American Committee on Italian Migration [Folder 1]
Date 1958-1964
Document Type Correspondence; Legal Papers; Newspaper
Reference IHRC159, Box 5, Folder 35-42
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name American Committee on Italian Migration, Chicago, Illinois Chapter
Description Material relates to efforts of the American Committee on Italian Migration to enact revisions of immigration quotas, urge Congress to alter anti-immigration attitudes and speed up the issuance of reunion visas. Includes events held to celebrate members and their success and a copy of a bill 'To Amend the Immigration and Nationality Act', 13 June 1963.
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; Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations
Country (from) Italy; Great Britain
Country (to) United States of America; Canada; New Zealand; Australia
Places Chicago, Illinois, United States; Scotland; Athens, Greece
Nationality Italian; European; Irish; Scottish
People Profili, Dr Giacomo; Perone, Patrick; Stritch, Cardinal Samuel; Dirksen, Everett McKinley; Brosio, Manlio; DeSerto, Joseph; Douglas, Paul H; Ruspoli, Don Francesco; Spatuzza, George J; Covelli, Daniel; Pucinski, Roman C; Kennedy, John F; Lezza, Victor J
Keywords American Committee on Italian Migration, imemigrant, immigration, administration, entertainment, equality, discrimination, national identity, quota, politics, ambassador, anti-immigration, employment, economics, reunion, visa, government, food, entertainment, leisure, hotel, ambassador, petition, Catholicism, racism, ImMigration and Nationality Act, Ku Klux Klan, history, literature, culture, commerce, museum, legislation, rent, theatre, democracy, judiciary, 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
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Copyright Reproduced by kind permission of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans.