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North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries and Oral Histories

This database provides a unique and personal view of what it meant to immigrate to America and Canada. It includes letters, diaries, pamphlets, autobiographies, and oral histories, beginning around 1840 and extending to the present, focusing heavily on the period from 1920 to 1980. Several thousand pages of Ellis Island Oral History interviews are included.

 

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