Found 15 collections related to United States -- Emigration and immigration

Wheeler, Everett Pepperrell, 1840-1925
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3307
3.5 linear feet (10 boxes)
Everett Pepperell Wheeler (1840-1925) was an American lawyer and civil service reformer. He was a founder of the New York Bar Association and served for seventeen years as chairman of the executive committee of the New York Civil Service Reform... more
Belton family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 258
1.8 linear feet (4 boxes)
Francis Smith Belton (ca. 1791-1861) was a career officer in the U.S. Army who served in the Mexican War. He was married to Harriet Kirby Belton (1798-1873); their son Winfield Scott Belton (1820-1889) fought with the Confederate Army during the... more
Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2593
.2 linear feet (1 box)
The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research was founded in 1901 in New York City by John D. Rockefeller for the advancement of medical research. Collection consists of correspondence of P.A. Levene of the Institute with displaced foreign... more
Duncan, James, d. 1848
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 859
.15 linear feet (1 v.)
James (John) Duncan (d. 1848), from Northern Ireland (County Down), emigrated to America and settled in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. He was the uncle of Canadian author Norman Duncan (1871-1916). Collection consists of Duncan's diary, copies of... more
Gershoy family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1145
2.8 linear feet (7 boxes)
Collection contains correspondence, notes, photographs, clippings, and other printed memorabilia of the Gershoy family. Correspondence, 1912-1935, consists of letters written to Miriam and Morris Gershoy from their children and relatives and... more
Bloom, Sol, 1870-1949
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 323
61.5 linear feet (62 boxes)
Sol Bloom (1870-1949) was a U.S. Congressman from New York City, 1923-1949, and served as chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, 1939-1949. Collection consists of Bloom's public papers as a member of Congress including case files, special... more
Universal Negro Improvement Association. Central Division (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-1571
8 linear feet; 6 microfilm reels
International self-help organization founded in 1914 by Marcus Garvey (1887-1940) in Jamaica. After moving to New York City in 1916, Garvey began to organize divisions of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (U.N.I.A.) throughout the United... more
Goldman, Emma, 1869-1940
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1168
1.2 linear feet (3 boxes); 2 microfilm reels
Emma Goldman (1869-1940) was an anarchist, feminist, author, editor, and lecturer on politics, literature and the arts. She was born in Lithuania and died in Canada. Her lectures and publications attracted attention throughout the U.S. and Europe.... more
Schurgast, Margarete, b. 1871
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6307
0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Margarete Schurgast was a Jewish feminist and pacifist, boardinghouse owner, and German émigré who fled Nazi rule in 1941. She was a friend and correspondent of Carrie Chapman Catt, Karin Michaëlis, and Rosika Schwimmer.
Gollobin, Ira, 1911-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 315
14 linear feet (37 archival boxes)
Ira Gollobin, an immigration rights attorney and author, served as pro bono counselor to refugees from all over the world including Nazi Germany and Duvalierist Haiti. His work with Haitian refugees, the purview of this collection, began in 1974.... more
Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank
Manuscripts and Archives Division | *R-USLHG *ZI-815 [Microfilm]
16.2 linear feet (2 boxes, 58 v.); 59 microfilm reels
The Emigrant Savings Bank was established in New York City in 1850 by the Irish Emigrant Society which was founded in 1841 for the protection of immigrants from Ireland. The bank offered a safe place to keep the immigrants' money and a way to send... more
Carr, John Foster, 1869-1939
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 477
9.75 linear feet (19 boxes)
John Foster Carr (1869-1939), lecturer and author, promoted the education and Americanization of immigrants, particularly Italian immigrants. He was founder and director of the Immigrant Publication Society; was active in the American Library... more
National Civic Federation
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2101
207 linear feet (496 boxes; 11 volumes)
The National Civic Federation (NCF) was a New York-based conservative think-tank and reform alliance with strong ties to the Republican Party. It was founded in 1900 by the journalist, editor, and economist Ralph Easley (1867-1939) and others.... more
Cooper, Madge Huntington
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18248
2.35 linear feet (8 boxes)
The Ford, Roelker, and Turle families were united by intermarriage and resided in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. The members of these families include the descendants of Gordon Lester Ford (1823-1891), a prominent businessman and lawyer,... more
Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 922
98.46 linear feet (222 boxes)
The Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars was formed in New York City in 1933 by American academicians for the purpose of employing refugee German scholars in American institutions. Many of these refugee scholars were Jews... more
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