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Immigrant in America (Microform Collection)


This collection covers the fields of immigration history and ethnic studies from 1820-1929. Included are songs, plays, political pamphlets, family histories, folklore and first-hand accounts of experiences of various immigrant groups. Compiled from several major archives, this collection includes books, pamphlets, government publications, serials, society publications and lesser-known ethnic newspapers. Many selections are in the native language of the immigrant group.

UB Libraries own the reels concerning the following groups:

Finns, Irish, Scotch Irish, Scots, Poles, Slovenes, Romanians, Lithuanians, Russians, Carpatho-Rusyns, Austrians, Germans, French, Italians, Swedes, Albanians, Belgians, Latvians, Croatians, Basques, Bulgarians, Icelanders, Jews, Swiss, Serbs, Dutch, and Greeks.

Items are arranged in numerical sequence on reels according to a reference number assigned by the publisher.


The Immigrant in America is located at call number MicFilm E184 .A1 I435. Check the library catalog for location information.


All titles of items in the collection are in the library catalog. The Immigrant in America: guide to the microfilm collection is available at call number E184 .A1 I435 Guide. Check the catalog for location.

Primary Source Microfilm has an online guide to the collection.