North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories *
Provides a unique and personal view of what it meant to immigrate to America and Canada. With more than 100,000 pages of personal narratives, including letters, diaries, pamphlets, autobiographies, and oral histories, the collection provides a rich source for scholars in a wide range of disciplines. Several thousand pages of Ellis Island Oral History interviews, indexed and searchable for the first time, are included, along with thousands of political cartoons. The materials begin around 1840 and extend to the present, focusing heavily on the period from 1890 to 1920.