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Volume: 13 Number: 1

Title: Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930

Source/Sponsoring Agency: Harvard University Library


Date Checked: 8/15/2007      Status: Active

Date Annotated: 8/15/2007

Topics: Legal History; Admiralty;

Other keywords: Immigration Law

Contents: The Immigration to the United States 1789-1930 website is part of Harvard University Libraryís Open Collections Program. Through this program, Harvard seeks to advance teaching and learning by providing online access to historical materials from Harvardís libraries and archives. The Immigration collection offers access to historical materials documenting voluntary immigration to the United States from 1789 to the Great Depression. The collection includes books, manuscripts, maps, and photographs. The catalog records of books, manuscripts, and images are searchable. The site supports full-text searching of the transcribed text of digital books in the collection. Browsing is also available. Books and pamphlets, manuscripts, and photographs can be browsed as genres. Subject browsing may be done by topic, theme, people, or organization. Themes include the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Gold Rush, and the Settlement House Movement. Each document image is viewable page-by-page and each is printable. Be sure to check the timeline of key dates and landmarks, which links to such documents as the Naturalization Act of 1790, the Alien and Sedition Acts, and the Homestead Act.

Author of Annotation: M. Morrison

Last Modified: 6/20/2012