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Ethnic Communities in America

Cordasco, Francesco and David N. Alloway.
American ethnic groups, the European heritage: a bibliography of doctoral dissertations completed at American universities. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1981. x, 366 p.
LC call number: Z1361.E97C67
LC control number: 80028775

Includes many citations on Central and Eastern European groups.


Harvard encyclopedia of American ethnic groups.. Stephan Thernstrom, editor; Ann Orlov, managing editor; Oscar Handlin, consulting editor. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1980. xxv, 1076 p., maps.
LC call number: E184.A1H35
LC control number: 80017756

Solid older reference work. Separate entries for over one hundred ethnic groups, including many from Central and Eastern Europe. Describes history, migration patterns, and basic terminology used to describe ethnic groups.


Miller, Wayne Charles.
A comprehensive bibliography for the study of American minorities. With Faye Nell Vowell, Gary K. Crist, et al. 2 vols. New York: New York University Press, 1976. xix, 1380 p.
LC call number: Z1361.E4M529
LC control number: 76381493

Excellent bibliography. Includes sections on all major Central and East European immigrant groups.


University of Minnesota. Immigration History Research Center.
The Immigration History Research Center : a guide to collections. Compiled and edited by Suzanna Moody and Joel Wurl; production coordinated by Judith Rosenblatt and Anne Bjorkquist Ng; foreword by Rudolph J. Vecoli. New York: Greenwood Press, 1991. xxiii, 446 p., ill.
LC call number: Z1361.E4U58 1991
LC control number: 91016262

Research focus of the Immigration History Research Center of the University of Minnesota is "second wave" of migration around 1900. Guide describes Center's collections of newspapers and manuscripts reflecting experiences of immigrants from eastern, central, and southern Europe.


Wynar, Lubomyr Roman.
Guide to the American ethnic press: Slavic and East European newspapers and periodicals. Kent, Ohio: Center for the Study of Ethnic Publications, School of Library Science, Kent State University, 1986. 280 p.
LC call number: Z6953.5.S62W96 1986
LC control number: 86018835

Lists publications that were active when guide was completed in the mid-1980s from 17 Slavic and East European ethnic groups. Many entries include library holdings of periodical titles.


Wynar, Lubomyr Roman and Lois Buttlar.
Guide to ethnic museums, libraries, and archives in the United States. Kent, Ohio: Program for the Study of Ethnic Publications, School of Library Science, Kent State University, 1978. xvi, 378 p.
LC call number: E184.A1W95
LC control number: 78624077

Lists resources classified by ethnic group. Includes name and geographical indexes.


Wynar, Lubomyr Roman.
Slavic ethnic libraries, museums, and archives in the United States: a guide and directory. With the assistance of Pat Kleeberger. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, American Library Association; [Kent, OH]: Center for the Study of Ethnic Publications, School of Library Science, Kent State University, 1980. ix, 164 p.
LC call number: Z1361.S5W9 1980
LC control number: 80018034

Lists organizations that specialize in Slavic ethnic groups.

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