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Voices from Ellis Island: An Oral History of American Immigration (Microform Collection)


This project of the Statue of Liberty – Ellis Island Foundation contains transcripts of 185 lengthy interviews conducted with individuals who either immigrated through, or worked at, Ellis Island between 1892-1924. They discuss life in their native country; describe their travels, immigrations procedures and difficulties encountered as they began to settle in the U.S.


This microfiche collection is located at call number MicFiche E184.A1 V64 1987. Check the library catalog for location.


A guide to the microform edition of Voices from Ellis Island: an oral history of American immigration. E184 .A1 D62 1988. The guide contains name and country-of-origin indexes. It is also available online at

In addition, thanks to a partnership between the online genealogy group and the National Parks Service, additional oral histories of Ellis Island immigrants are available online for free.