Databases: North American immigrant letters, diaries, and oral histories

North American immigrant letters, diaries, and oral histories

The database provides a unique and personal view of what it meant to immigrate to America and Canada, beginning around 1840 and extending to the present, focusing heavily on the period from 1920 to 1980. The personal narratives, including letters, diaries, pamphlets, autobiographies, and oral histories, provide perspectives both on North America and on the immigrants' countries of origin. In selected cases, users will be able to hear the actual audio voices of the immigrants.