Voices from Ellis Island
Title: Voices from Ellis Island: An Oral History of American Immigration
Location: Jerome Library Main Microforms; fiche JV 6460 .V65
Format and Number of Reels/Fiche/Cards: Microfiche; 185 fiche
Publisher: University Publications of America
Content Description: Transcripts of interviews with people who immigrated to the United States and came through Ellis Island or with people who worked at Ellis Island. Most of the immigrants arrived in the early 20th century. They talk about conditions in their homeland, why they chose to immigrate, how they traveled to the U.S., the experience of going through Ellis Island, and how they settled in the U.S. and acclimated to American society and culture. Most of these immigrants came from Europe, but there were a few from other countries such as Argentina, Palestine, Lebanon, or Syria.
Arrangement: In numerical order by the number assigned to the interview.
Index/Bibliography: A Guide to the Microform Edition of Voices from Ellis Island: An Oral History of American Immigration, compiled by Nannette Bobrosky (REF JV 6450 .V64) This guide describes the collection, lists the interviews by oral history number and includes indexes by name and country of origin. The list by oral history number includes the name of the interviewee, country of origin, date of immigration to the United States, and place of first settlement in the U.S.
Subject Categories: History; Women's Studies
Keywords: immigration, immigrant, ellis island
Time Period: 20th Century