Immigration College Course (1800s to the present) Key site! Course created by Professor Thomas J. Archdeacon at U.Wisc. Madison entitled "Ethnicity in 20th Century America." Excellent site for information and further links on immigration. Includes images, statistical information, and maps. Archdeacon is the editor of the Immigrant Heritage of America Series for Twayne Publishers. He is also the general editor of a recently released a CD-ROM on "The Immigrant Experience" (Primary Source Media, 1997).
A list of sites prepared by Janyce. There are some good links to
sites about German, Jewish and Irish family history. If nothing else,
this is a good place to get family names.
Immigration History Research Center Located at University of Minnesota. Resource for data on U.S. immigration and ethnic history. Can look up listings, but collection not online.
Migration & Ethnic Relations Virtual Library Exhaustive listing of institutions, groups, organizations, etc. that conduct research, provide information on immigration. Primarily contemporary, but many interesting sites.
Immigration Immigration into the US: statistics and reasons for.
Site no longer being updated.
Immigration Museum. Various links organized by immigration topic
provided. Some graphic information. Note that some links are
of Immigrants on the Lower East Side of NYCity at the Turn of the Century.
Excellent site for articles written during the period by the major proponents
of reform during the time (Riis included). Covers such topics as
child labor, execrable tenement conditions, and immigrant life in the city.
Museum of the City
of San Francisco. List organized by topic, scroll down to Chinese
for primary source articles, cartoons.
of Chinese Immigration. Brief excerpt from Knowledge Adventure
Act, 1882 Verbatim text of act.
Resource links to China sites Primarily contemporary sites/ articles listed.
to Missouri Text of a lecture.
Immigration and Passenger Lists This is a lengthy review of two books,
German Immigrants and Germans to America. While there
are no passenger lists here, there are many charts giving statistics of
German immigration, names of ships and captains, ports of origin,
and the duration of the voyages.
Immigrants in Winona, Minnesota
and Irish Immigration to the US in mid-nineteenth century America.
List of sites supporting genealogical research, including sites
that provide lists of passengers on ships.
List of links
for German immigration. Genealogical search.
on Germany. Including one on German immigration.
in Winona, Minnesota
Descriptions of three different periods of Jewish immigration
Pictures of Jewish
of Jewish Immigration Timeline and photographs of Vilna
of the Jews in Russia What daily life was like in the shtetl,
the little Jewish town. This site has an excellent text history and
photographs of people, occupations, clothing, habitations.
Research. Well organized site on how to conduct genealogical
research and sources of passenger lists.
The Jewish Museum (New York).
Excellent site for information on Jewish life in America, New York in particular.
YIVO Center for Jewish Research.
Includes photo collection on Eastern European Jewish immigration to the
Eastern European Jewish resources.
Khazaria center site that lists by region various sites on Jewish history,
Jewish life in
the 19th century. Primarily about Jews in the Civil War, but
contains biographical information and primary source documentation. Difficult
site to download (takes time).
Irish Family History
Foundation This is a commercial site which helps people of Irish
ancestry research thistory of their families for a fee. One screen
lists all the counties in Ireland in alphabetical order.
Traditional Irish Cloaks
and Capes Photographs of traditional cloaks and capes for sale
Sample lesson on Famine From Classroom Connect Magazine. Good basic plan, needs to be adapted. Lists some good sites for students (see below).
Extensive Collections of Famine Materials
Famine 1. Good site for students: contrast w/ earlier site since
this one gets into more of the science of the blight.
A Wee Bit of the
Irish+ A comprehensive site, including audio, about Irish Immigration
Fiona Hyland's Home Page Lots of good data, including culture, names and many links to other Irish sites. http://www.people.cornell.edu/pages/fch2/index.html
Great Famine Commemoration (by Conrad Bladey) Ideas for commemorating
famine. Info on fungus, etc.
Views of the Famine (University of Virginia) Two diaries from the period
along with Irish newspaper articles from the time period.
History: The 'Famine' (Jackie Dana) A list of related sites.
Some are maps which include statistics and related articles to the particular
area highlighted on map.
The National Archives
of Ireland List of information available for research. Does not
provide any documentation though.
For 1847: Resources and Summation (by Christina Roden) Provides information/
lists on non-print (music, films) and other print materials on the famine
(poetry, books.). Also links to other famine related sites.
Short Descriptions of the Famine
The Irish Potato Famine:
1846-1851 (Bryan Emerson) Historical overview, w/ a few links.
Irish Famine: 1845-9 (Marjorie Bloy, Brown University) Political overview.
The Irish Potato
Famine (Broome County, NY Genealogy site) Reasons for Irish immigration
and Irish achievements in America.
History (Cleveland Hill Schools, Cheektowaga, NY) Good brief overview
for students: includes photos, diary excerpts. Includes interesting facts
such as communal coffin.
Potato Famine (by Joel O'Connor, Greenwich Village Gazette) Survey
of topic w/ print images.
Famine (Danny Brown) Series of images w/ commentary on images. Includes
Queen Victoria on Ireland issue.
News Articles & General Essays: Current Perspectives
Irish Studies Professor Cites Lingering Effects of Blight (Science News
press release) Psychological impact of famine on Irish.
Famine in Mayo History of famine in Mayo County.
Great Famine in County Fermanagh (from The Clogher Record, 1994) Excellent
site for County's history, includes exceprts from local newspaper articles
and statistics on agriculture and emigration from the period along with
articles on causes, factors influencing impact of famine.
Non-Print Media Productions
Ground : The Potato Famine (Recordings produced by EMI Records) Notes
on songs, history, and artists contributing to album. No audio.
Famine (song by
Sinead O'Connor) Lyrics to song/ contemporary take on Ireland.
Poetry & Fiction
The Journal of
Maggie O'Connell Journal from 1845 of 12 year old girl as emigrates
to Tennessee. (fiction?)
(by Róisín Hambly) Poem about man who sees family starving
and commits desperate act. Good poem to use w/ early adolescent students.
the Great Famine (Université Rennes, France) Listing of books,
resources on the famine.
Famine Bibliography (Conrad Bladey) Listing of many print, non-print
Immigration. Site created by 5th graders--covers influences and
immigration of Scandinavian people. Good basic site.
emigration. Overview of history of Swedish emigration to the
U.S. along with links to other sites.
List of sites to search for names, ancestors.
immigration Letter from LM to grandmother indicating how proud LM is
of Italian heritage after researching Italiam immigration to US. Good example
of second generation letter and as reading that can be used to extract
Starting site for genealogical research.
to Pittsburgh. Brief history of Russian immigration to that city.
Map Web Sites
Library Map Collection
The Digital Classroom- primary
sources, etc. for educators and students
in American history gopher menu
Historical Documents Chronological index and access to significant
U.S. historical documents eg. Constitution, etc.
Making of America Library &
Journal Collection. Massive site that contains digital library
of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period
through reconstruction. The collection contains approximately 1,600 books
and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. The Making of America
collection is made up of images of the pages in the books and journals.
When you find something you want to look at, you will see a scanned image
of the actual pages of the19th century volume.
Internet Library of Early
Journals. Digitally scanned journals from 1700/ 1800s.
Titles include Blackwood's & Gentlemans' Magazine.
Electronic Historical Publications.
Online versions of various publications from England, primarily, published
from the 1800s onward. Most relevant is Penny Magazine published
in London for the working class in 1800s. Problem w/ the site is
that one cannot search by topic or keyword.
Electronic Text Center (University
of Virginia). Many volumes online, organized by subject.
Hanover College History
Texts. Organized by world region. Also has good list of
other electronic collections on the web as well as other sites of interest
Detroit Publishing Company Photographs Home Page This collection of photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company Collection includes over 25,000 glass negatives and transparencies as well as about 300 color photolithograph prints, mostly of the eastern United States. A small group within the larger collection includes about 900 Mammoth Plate Photographs taken by William Henry Jackson alongseveral railroad lines in the United States and Mexico in the 1880s and 1890s. The group also includes views of California,Wyoming and the Canadian Rockies. Search by Keyword (eg. immigrant) for appropropriate images.
New Deal Network Documents related
to New Deal/ FDR era.
List of all American Memory Collections and Topics Library of Congress site: massive.
The Lower East Side
Jacob Riis exhibit-
Museum of the City of NY
List of online
Virtual Tour of Ellis
Island by Queensbury Middle School (NY) Site created by Queensbury
Middle School. Adapted from simulation software by Interact (http://www.interact-simulations.com/)
called Gateway. Interesting to see how the school did simulation/
adapt software (eg. photos and diary entries of "immigrants"). Tips
on adapting software; good photos.
Ellis Island/ Statue of Liberty
Foundation Official site of Ellis Island. Good for visiting info.
Search for ancestors on "American Immigrant Wall of Honor."
Collection of Photographs 24 images of immigrants and immigration
process at Ellis Island in early 20th century. Site also contains
images of Native Americans and other cultures ("international studies"
collection). From the California Musuem of Photography at the University
of California, Riverside. These 3D images would have been sold to
schools and libraries as well as more wealthy families as educational sets.
Ellis Island overview Excellent site! Good overview w/ interesting
photos, audio clips of immigrants. Created in conjunction w/ Ellis
Island Museum, National Parks Service. Includes recipes.
Channel Ellis Island overview Good site for overview of immigration
into Ellis Island. Features audio clips of immigrants, article by
Ellis Island. Site created by Bellingham, WA school.
Teacher Talk Journal Online teacher education journal published by Indiana University, Center for Adolescent Studies. Has lesson plans on many topics, including immigration, as well as articles on classroom management, etc.
Lesson Plan gophers
Gateway to Educational Resources
online. Search engine and access to resource materials, lesson
plans on various topics. Keyword: emigrants for immigration information.
online. Syllabi, course descriptions (primarily undergraduate
level) of various courses in multiple disciplines.
Computers in Teaching
Initiative Centre: Topics in History, Art History, Architecture.
Search by topic and provides listing of other sources of information.
Excellent resource/ good start up site.
Index of American
Lit on line
Lyrics finder #1
Type in the name of the song and find the lyrics.
Lyrics finder #2 Type
in the name of the song and find the lyrics.
Institute Report on Immigration today. Contrast between present-day
immigration with that which occurred in 1800s.
day broadcasts on immigration issues. KZPG archives on US immigration
Growth of America,
1860-1920. (Karen Schill) Organized by topics (eg. Industry &
invention) that cover that time.
(CitySearch, ABC) Brief summary of the Pacific equivalent to Ellis
Library of Congress. Series of studies on various countries,
primarily contemporary, but include history.
Books to order on immigration.
Encyclopedia online. Knowledge Adventure encyclopedia: search
by topic for brief articles.
American West. Presentation
of history & development of American West. Award-winning site.