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Immigrant Arrivals: A Guide To Published Sources

General Works on Immigration

Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies. Research Library.
A Guide to Manuscript and Microfilm Collections of the Research Library of the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies.
Compiled and edited by Monique Bourque and R. Joseph Anderson. Philadelphia, Pa.: The Institute, 1992. ix, 129 p., ill., index.
LC call number: Z1361 .E4B35 1992
LC control number: 92245473

Established in 1971, the Balch Institute is a privately endowed independent research library that "endeavors to document and interpret all of the county's racial and ethnic groups." Holdings include published works, manuscript collections, microforms, audiovisual materials, photographs, artifacts, and works of art. The guide lists collections by country of origin. The full text of the guide, including updated material since the 1992 publication, is available on the Balch Institute web site (under the link "Manuscript guide").

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The Cambridge Survey of World Migration. Edited by Robin Cohen. Cambridge, New York:Cambridge University Press, 1995. 570 p., ill., index.
Emigration and immigration history.
LC call number: JV6021 .C35 1995
LC control number: 95016842

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Colletta, John Philip.
They Came in Ships: A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor's Arrival Record
. 2nd ed., rev. and enl. Salt Lake City, Utah: Ancestry, 1993. xv, 93 p., ill., bibliography.
LC call number: CS49 .C63 1993 LH&G
LC control number: 93026835

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Daniels, Roger.
Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life.
New York: HarperCollins, 1990. xii, 450 p., ill., maps, bibliographical references, index.
LC call number: E184 .A1D26 1990 MRR Alc
LC control number: 89046524

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Dictionary of American Immigration History. Edited by Prancesco Cordasco. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1990. xxv, 784 p., bibliography.
LC call number: JV6450 .D53 1990 LH&G; MRR Alc
LC control number: 89037041

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Forgotten Doors: The Other Ports of Entry to the United States. Edited by M. Mark Stolarik. Philadelphia: Balch Institute Press, 1988. Bibliographical references, index.
LC call number: JV6450 .F67 1988
LC control number: 87062319

An essay in each of 8 chapters is devoted to a "forgotten" U.S. port of entry followed by comments of a different author. The ports include Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Miami, New Orleans, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. ". . . different kinds of immigrants came to these port cities and gave each a distinctive character, one that would print the fabric of these urban areas and make them very different from one another."

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Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups. Edited by Stephan Thernstrom. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1980. xxv, 1076 p., maps, bibliographies.
LC call number: E184 .A1H35 LH&G
LC control number: 80017756

Includes "Groups and Definitions," a "Thematic Essay," "Maps," and "Tables." The compilers identify and define approximately 120 ethnic groups in the U.S., and provide essays on a variety of related subjects such as "Family Patterns," "Immigration: History of U.S. Policy," "Loyalties: Dual and Divided," and "Resources and Research Centers," etc. Maps and tables show distribution of ethnic groups and their occupations.

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Kraut, Alan M.
The Huddled Masses: The Immigrant in American Society, 1880-1921.
Arlington Heights, Ill.: Harlan Davidson, 1982. xi, 212 p., plates, ill., index, bibliography.
LC call number: JV6450 .K7 1982
LC control number: 81017488

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Reimers, David M.
Still the Golden Door: The Third World Comes to America.
2nd ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992. xii, 362 p., bibliography, index.
LC call number: JV6455 .R45 1992
LC control number: 91032758

Emigration to the U.S. in the 20th century.

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Tepper, Michael.
American Passenger Arrival Records: A Guide to the Records of Immigrants Arriving at American Ports by Sail and Steam.
Updated and enl. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1993. 142 p., bibliography.
LC call number: CS49 .T46 1993 LH&G
LC control number: 93070370

Discusses types of extant passenger and emigration lists from the Colonial period to the modern era.

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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; foreword by Rudolph J. Vecoli. New York: Greenwood Press, 1991. xxiii, 446 pp., ill., bibliographies.
LC call number: Z1361 .E4U58 1991 LH&G; MRR Alc
LC control number: 91016262

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