ProQuest History Vault Immigration

Via Alexa Pearce: “The Library has trial access to the Proquest History Vault’s Immigration collection, comprising records of the Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS) from 1880-1930. The collection consists primarily of correspondence among Bureau of Immigration and INS workers and other federal agents, case files, and investigative reports.”

This database consists of:

  • A large collection of primary source documents including case files, investigative reports by agents, documents by groups advocating or opposing immigration laws and practices, and correspondence.
  • Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Series A: Subject Correspondence Files, Part 1: Asian Immigration and Exclusion, 1906-1913
  • Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Series A: Subject Correspondence Files, Part 1: Supplement: Asian Immigration and Exclusion, 1898-1941
  • Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Series A: Subject Correspondence Files, Part 2: Mexican Immigration, 1906-1930
  • Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Series A: Subject Correspondence Files, Part 3: Ellis Island, 1900-1933
  • Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Series A: Subject Correspondence Files, Part 4: European Investigations, 1898-1936
  • Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Series A: Subject Correspondence Files, Part 5: Prostitution and White Slavery, 1902-1933
  • Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Series A: Subject Correspondence Files, Part 6: Suppression of Aliens, 1906-1930
  • Voices from Ellis Island: An Oral History of American Immigration

To access the database, use this link: http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30747

The trial runs through November 21, 2013. Please send feedback to Alexa Pearce (alexap@umich.edu)

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