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Title Events of the American Committee on Italian Migration [Folder 2]
Date 1954-1967
Document Type Correspondence; Newspaper; Legal Papers; Ephemera
Reference IHRC159, Box 6, Folder 43-50
Library / Archive Immigration History Research Center Archives, University of Minnesota
Collection Name American Committee on Italian Migration, Chicago, Illinois Chapter
Description Material relates to the Victory Banquet of the American Committee on Italian Migration, 1966 and the meeting of the House of Representatives on 24 July 1963 to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952. Includes a copy of a bill 'To Amend the Immigration and Nationality Act, and for other purposes', and a programme for the Benefit Cocktail Party held at the Graemere Hotel on 3 October 1954 including sponsors, photographs and articles relative to the event and the Committee's resettlement of refugees.
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
Country (to) United States of America
Places Chicago, Illinois, Washington, United States
Nationality Italian; European; Asian
People DeSerto, Joseph; Halpern, Seymour; Tsicouris, Thomas; Feighan, Michael A; Reeves, Willis R; Rovetto, Joseph; Nekolny, Miles; Failla, Victor J; Terlap, Donale E; Puscemi, James; Kennedy, John F; Wycislo, Alyosius J; Rubinelli Dr Mario O; Faustini, Anthony; Ponticelli, Nicholas; Ponticelli, Francis A
Keywords American Committee on Italian Migration, imemigrant, immigration, administration, entertainment, legislation, discrimination, civil rights, equality, petition, congress, ImMigration and Nationality Act, quota, regulations, emigrant selection, skilled emigration, labour, newspaper, politics, religion, sport, women, industry, employment, immigration agent, national identity, dance, holidays and celebrations, Catholicism, contract, music, tax, biography, accounts, expenses, refugee, housing, history, migration, Christianity, charity
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
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Copyright Reproduced by kind permission of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans.