Archives

Alabama

Alabama Dept. of Archives and History
624 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36130
Phone: (334)-240-3109
Fax: ADAH (334) 240-3433
URL: http://www.archives.state.al.us

  • Family Letters of Prime F. Osborn III, (1813). Letters by French settlers that concern Napoleon.


Auburn University Library
Special Collections
231 Mell Street
Auburn University, AL 36849
Phone: (334) 844-4500
URL: http://www.lib.auburn.edu/sca/

  • Claude O. Vardaman Papers, (1935-1992). Personal and government-related papers of Vardaman, who was the Chairman of the Alabama Republican State Committee from 1942-1962 and a delegate to the 1958 conference on immigration in the Western Hemisphere.


National Archives and Records Administration, Southeast Region
5780 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, GA 30260
Phone: (404) 763-7383 (Archival Research)
Fax: (770) 968-2547
URL: http://www.archives.gov/ga/atlanta.html

  • United States Circuit Court (Birmingham, Alabama), Declarations of Intention for Citizenship (1910-1954).


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Manuscripts Department, 4th Floor
Wilson Library CB# 3926
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890
Phone: (919) 962-1345
Fax: (919) 962-3594
URL: http://www.lib.unc.edu/wilson/index.html

  • Le Vert Family Papers, (1760-1888). Correspondence primarily between the three sons of a French immigrant, Francis (who lived in Huntsville, Alabama and was a merchant), Eugene (who lived in Millwood, Alabama and was a Methodist minister), and Henry Strachey (who lived in Mobile, Alabama and was a physician and a scientist).
  • Joseph Milner Papers, (1827-1894). Includes a miner's diary (California Gold Rush), a small account book, and scattered family letters. Milner was an English immigrant to Alabama before leaving for the California in 1849.


University of Alabama
W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, Alabama Collection
Mary Harmon Brynat Hall, Second Floor
500 Hackberry Lane
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Phone: (205) 348-0500
Fax: (205) 348-1699
URL: http://www.lib.ua.edu/libraries/hoole/

  • Robert Wilson Papers, (1750-1826). Papers of a Scotch-Irish immigrant and his family who moved to Alabama from Kentucky.

Arkansas

Arkansas History Commission and State Archives
One Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 682-6900
URL: http://www.ark-ives.com/

  • Japanese American Relocation Camps Newspapers, (1942-1945). Microfilmed collection of the Denson Tribune, Rohwer Outpost, and Rohwer Relocators, newspapers from the two Japanese American relocation camps in Arkansas (Jerome and Rohwer).
  • Governor Homer M. Atkins Papers, (1923-1964). Documents related to the two Japanese American concentration camps in Arkansas.
  • Joseph Boone Hunter Collection, (1916-1983). Documents related to the two Japanese American concentration camps in Arkansas.
  • Jerome, Arkansas Community Analyses Reports, (1943-1944). Documents related to the Japanese American concentration camp at Jerome, Arkansas.
  • Austin Smith Papers, (1942-1945). Documents related to the two Japanese American concentration camps in Arkansas.
  • Rohwer, Arkansas Community Analyses Reports, (1943-1945). Documents related to the Japanese American concentration camp at Rohwer, Arkansas.
  • Amon Thompson Papers, (1942-1945). Microfilmed collection of documents related to the two Japanese American concentration camps in Arkansas.
  • John A. Trice Collection, (1942-1944). Includes documents related to the two Japanese American concentration camps in Arkansas.


Little Rock Public Library
Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Manuscript Collection
Main Library, Third Floor
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: (501) 918-3056
URL: http://www.cals.lib.ar.us/butlercenter/manuscripts/collection/index.html

  • Pat Rostker Oral History, (1997). Includes an interview entitled, "Scott Remembered," with the Lloyd S. Shingu family who were interned in Arkansas.
  • Fred W. Sanders Materials, (1868-1969). Personal and business papers related to a Jewish American businessman who lived in Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Josef Rosenberg Materials, (1927-1995). Personal and business papers related to a Hungarian immigrant and well-regarded musician who worked in Little Rock, Arkansas.


National Archives and Record Administration, Southwest Region
501 West Felix Street
P.O. Box 6216
Fort Worth, TX 76115
Phone: (817) 831-5620
Fax: (817) 334-5511
URL: http://www.archives.gov/facilities/tx/fort_worth.html

  • U.S. District Court (Fort Smith, Arkansas), Declarations of Intention for Citizenship (1907-1987).
  • U.S. District Court (Fort Smith, Arkansas), Petitions for Naturalization (1911-1964).
  • U.S. District Court (Fort Smith, Arkansas), Petitions for Naturalization Transferred from Other Courts, (1954-1984).
  • Selective Service System (Arkansas State Headquarters), Alien Registration Forms, (1940-1946).

Florida

Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102
Phone: (651) 296-2143
URL: http://www.mnhs.org/

  • Arne Odd Johnsen-Collection of Norwegian Letters, (1847-1916). Letters and correspondence by Norwegian immigrants who settled throughout the country, including Jacksonville, Florida.


National Archives and Records Administration, Southeast Region
5780 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, GA 30260
Phone: (404) 763-7383
Fax: (770) 968-2547
URL: http://www.archives.gov/ga/atlanta.html

  • U.S. District Court (Miami, Florida), Petitions for Naturalization, (1913-1991).
  • U.S. District Court (Miami, Florida), Declarations of Intention for Citizenship, (1913-1990).


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Manuscripts Department, 4th Floor
Wilson Library CB# 3926
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890
Phone: (919) 962-1345
Fax: (919) 962-3594
URL: http://www.lib.unc.edu/wilson/index.html

  • John Parkhill Papers, (1813-1891). Business and family papers related to an Irish immigrant who lived in both Virginia and Florida.


State Archives of Florida
Florida State Archives
R. A. Gray Building
500 South Bronough Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: (850) 245-6700
URL: http://floridamemory.com/collections/folklife/

  • The Florida Folklife Collection. Photographs and audio recordings related to folk traditions, including those of immigrants to Florida.


State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Archives Division
816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706
Phone: (608) 264-6460
URL: www.wisconsinhistory.org/libraryarchives/reference.asp

  • Ernest Joseph Lindner Collection, (1819-192?). Lindner's recounts his youth in Wurttemberg, Germany, brief service in the French Foreign Legion, immigration to the United States in 1837, and adventures in Florida.


University of Miami
Otto G. Richter Library
Archives & Special Collections Department, Florida Collection
1300 Memorial Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33124
Phone: (305) 284-3427
Fax: (305) 284-4027
URL: http://www.library.miami.edu/library/florida.html

  • Florida Collection. Includes materials on immigration and race relations in Florida.
  • Cuban Heritage Collection. An enormous collection on Cubans and Cuban Americans that includes personal papers, maps, posters, photographs, etc.
  • Henry Field Papers, (1902-1986). Documents related to the "M" Project, a series of studies on global migration during World War II for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
  • Dante B. Fascell Papers, (1955-1993). Papers include documents on Cuban refugees to Florida.

Georgia

National Archives and Records Administration, Southeast Region
5780 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, GA 30260
Phone: (404) 763-7383
Fax: (770) 968-2547
URL: http://www.archives.gov/ga/atlanta.html

  • U.S. District Court (Savannah, Georgia), Naturalization Petitions for Citizenship, Declarations, and Oaths, (1798-1861).
  • Chinese Exclusion Case Files (ca. 1900-1930).


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Manuscripts Department, 4th Floor
Wilson Library CB# 3926
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890
Phone: (919) 962-1345
Fax: (919) 962-3594
URL: http://www.lib.unc.edu/wilson/index.html

  • Lewis Neale Whittle Papers, (1820-1880). Includes an unrelated collection of letters to Richard Potter of Macon, Georgia. Potter was an Irish immigrant, and the letters are from his family in Ireland.


Special Collections Department
Robert W. Woodruff Library
Emory University
540 Asbury Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone:(404) 727-6887
Fax:(404) 727-0360
URL: http://specialcollection.library.emory.edu

  • Alfred Wolf Papers, (1889-1981). German Jewish immigrant who settled in Georgia in 1945. Collection includes his manuscript autobiography and audio recordings.
  • Charles James Oliver Papers, (1831-1914). Personal papers related to an English immigrant who served as both a Methodist minister and interior designer. Correspondence also discusses his journey to America.
  • Charles James Oliver Papers, (1832-1868). Includes his father's diary on the family's voyage to the United States from England in 1832.
  • Cantor Isaac Goodfriend Collection. Born in Poland, Goodfriend immigrated to the U.S. after being interned in a Nazi concentration camp. Collection includes photographs, interview transcripts with Goodfriend, and artwork depicting the Holocaust.
  • Jacob M. Rothchild Papers, (1933-1985). Rothchild was a rabbi at The Temple in Atlanta, Georgia, and was an active participant in the Civil Rights Movement. Papers include his discussion of Civil Rights and the 1958 bombing of The Temple.
  • Leo Frank Collection, (1915-1988). Various documents related to the trial and lynching of Leo Frank in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Mackay Family Papers, (1875-1935). Personal papers related to an Irish immigrant family who moved to Georgia and became prominent church leaders throughout the state.
  • New South Miscellany. Includes oral histories with Jewish immigrant peddlers in the South.
  • Thiot Family Paper, (1756-1865). Personal papers related to a French immigrant family who lived in Savannah.
  • Thomas E. Watson Collection, (1856-1922). Papers related to a native Georgian who spoke out against the rising numbers of European and Asian immigrants at the end of the nineteenth century.


Special Collections & Archives
Georgia State University Library
100 Decatur Street, SE
Georgia State University
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Phone: (404) 651-2477
Fax: (404) 651-4314
URL: http://www.library.gsu.edu/spcoll/

  • Georgia Government Documentation Project. Includes oral histories with various people concerned with immigration in Georgia.


Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: (404) 814-4000
URL: http://www.atlhist.org

  • Kontz Papers, (1847-1910). Materials related to a German immigrant and his son. Also consists of materials relating to the Civil War in Georgia, especially Atlanta, and the University of Georgia.
  • Cuban Detainees' Litigation Papers, (1981-1994). Legal papers that include motions to dismiss, appeals, government responses, repatriation reports, and correspondence between Cuban prisoners, their families, and their legal representation.
  • George Aristides Poulose Ledgers, (1911-1960). Greek immigrant who owned Poulos Soda Company in Georgia. Collection contains four financial ledgers.
  • Hebrew Benevolent Congregation Records, (1895-1987). Contains newspaper clippings, pamphlets, minutes, and some correspondence.
  • Leo Frank Diary, (1915). Transcription of Leo Frank's diary that he kept while in the Fulton County Jail (Georgia).
  • Property Appraisals, (1968-1971). Includes the property appraisals to two Chinese immigrant businesses--Joe's Laundry and the Chinese Kitchen--located in Atlanta, Georgia. Other immigrant businesses are part of this collection.


Savannah Jewish Archives
c/o Georgia Historical Society
501 Whitaker Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Phone: (912) 651-2125 Ext. 34
Fax: (912) 651-2831
URL: http://www.georgiahistory.com/sja.htm

  • Savannah Jewish Archives. This collection is housed at the Georgia Historical Society and includes a variety of manuscript collections, photographs, oral histories, books, artifacts, pamphlets, and the Savannah Jewish News.


William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum
1440 Spring Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (678) 222-3700
Archivist: (404) 870-1862
URL: www.thebreman.org

This museum's holdings include a wide assortment of documents relating to Jewish American life in the South and, in particular, in Atlanta. Its collection includes the following items:

  • Atlanta Jewish Federation Records, (1906-1980). Materials related to the Atlanta Federation of Jewish Social Services, the Atlanta Jewish Welfare Fund, and the Atlanta Jewish Community Council.
  • Atlanta Jewish Times Records, (1917-1985). Court transcripts, newspaper articles, and correspondence related to the Leo Frank case. Also contains general family correspondence and genealogical materials.
  • The Temple (Hebrew Benevolent Congregation) Records, (1870-1987). Minutes, annual reports, bulletins, financial records, membership records, the personal papers of Rabbi David Marx and Rabbi Jacob M. Rothschild, papers relating to the Leo Frank case, and records on The Temple bombing in 1958.

There are many more materials available at the William Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum. Please check their website for a more complete list of their holdings.

Kentucky

Indiana State Library
140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 232-3675
URL: www.statelib.lib.in.us

  • Dufour Family Papers, (1762-1917). Papers of a Swiss immigrant family who settled in both Kentucky and Indiana.


Indiana Historical Society
450 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 232-1882
URL: www.indianahistory.org

  • Kidd Family Papers, (1815-1887). Papers of an Irish American family who lived in Indiana and Texas with relatives living in Virginia, Kentucky, and Georgia. Documents also relate to Kidd's service in the Civil War.


Kentucky Historical Society
Special Collections
100 West Broadway Street
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 564-1792 or (877) 444-7867
URL: http://history.ky.gov/Research/Special_Collections/Special_Collections_About.htm

  • Michael Masterson Letters, (1849-1852). Small collection of eight letters written by an Irish immigrant to his family.


Kentucky Committee For Service to New Americans
American Jewish Archives Jacob Rader Marcus Center
3101 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Phone: (513) 221-1875
Fax: (513) 221-7812
URL: www.americanjewisharchives.org/aja/index.html

  • Charles Strull Papers, (1930-1962). Resident of Louisville who worked with the Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society to bring Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany to the United States.


University Archives and Records Center
University of Louisville, Eskrom Library
2301 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40292
Phone: (502) 852-6674
Fax: (502) 852-6673
URL: http://library.louisville.edu/uarc/

  • Jewish Community Center of Louisville Records, (1864-1959). Various papers related to the Jewish Community Center.
  • Jewish Community Federation of Louisville, Incorporated Records, (1909-1977). Reports, papers, and correspondence of the Federation, which helped unify local Jewish groups into one organization in 1934.
  • Kentucky Irish American Collection, (1898-1968). Microfilmed collection of this Irish American newspaper.
  • Herman Landau Papers, (1920-1987). Immigrant from Austria-Hungary who worked at various newspapers in Louisville. His primary interest was reporting on Louisville's Jewish community.
  • Louisville Anzeiger Collection, (1849-1938). Microfilmed collection of a German language newspaper from Kentucky.
  • Louisville Liederkranz Society Papers, (1844-1877). Organizational papers, including music, related to a German immigrant choral society.
  • John J. Weisert Papers, (1850-1983). Papers of a University of Louisville professor who studied the German immigrant community in Louisville.


University of Kentucky
Special Collections
Margaret King Library
179 Funkhouse Drive
Lexington, KY 40506
Phone: (859) 257-8611
URL: http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/Special/

  • Mohr Family Papers, (1870-1889). Letters focus on German colonization enterprises in Kentucky.
  • William Frese Scrapbook, (1885-1901). Scrapbook on the musical career of a German immigrant.

Louisiana

Duke University
Special Collections Library
103 Perkins Library, West Campus
Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-5822
Fax: (9190 660-5934
URL: http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/

  • Ann (Raney) Thomas Coleman Papers, (1846-1892). Includes a typescript of her personal reminiscences describing her early life in England, her family's immigration to the United States, and her subsequent life in Texas and Louisiana.


Historical New Orleans Collection
William Research Center
410 Chartes Street
New Orleans, LA 70310
Phone: (504) 598-7171
URL: http://www.hnoc.org/

  • Rudolph E. Compte Papers, (1894-1974). Ecclesiastical artist, originally from Germany, who worked for churches throughout the South, including Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, and Louisiana.
  • Bercier Family Papers, (1810-1862). Personal papers trace the family's movements from France to Guadeloupe and finally to Louisiana.
  • William Devlin Papers, (1849-1965). Personal papers related to an Irish immigrant who became a successful planter in Louisiana.
  • Thomas J. Egan Papers, (1853-1905). Personal papers related to an Irish immigrant who lived in Louisiana.
  • Henry Fellsen Papers, (1825-1884). Personal papers related to a Danish immigrant who settled in Louisana in the 1840s.
  • Robert Judice Collection, (1771-1924). Collection documents the movements of a French immigrant, who traveled from France to Martinique and finally to Louisiana by the end of the eighteenth century.
  • German Archives. Includes a variety of materials relating to German immigrants in Louisiana since the eighteenth century. Here is one example:
    • Records of the German Society of New Orleans, (1847-1929). Organization that helped with the settlement of newly arrived immigrants. Includes reports, membership lists, minutes, and correspondence.
  • German Music Societies' Records, (1879-1950). Records of a German singing society in Louisiana. Includes membership lists, attendance records, and discussions of concerts and Saengerfests.
  • The Matthiesen Papers, (1850-1895). Family papers related to a German immigrant, Peter Heinrich Matthiesen and his family.


Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections
Louisiana State University Libraries
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-3300
Phone: (225) 578-6568
Fax: (225) 578-9425
URL: http://www.lib.lsu.edu/special/llmvc.html

  • Franziska Herberle Letters, (1872-1986). Papers of a German immigrant, who detailed her family's experiences adjusting to life in the United States and their attainment of American citizenship.
  • Louisiana Sugar Planters' Association Records, (1887-1908). Materials related to the importation of Spanish, Italian, and German workers to replace slaves on plantations in the post-Civil War era.
  • John Bisland Family Papers, (1776-1821). Personal papers related to a Scottish immigrant who lived in North Carolina, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
  • William McNabb Papers, (1836-1887). Correspondence and land records related to an Irish immigrant who lived in West Virginia and Louisiana.
  • George M. Heroman Family Papers, (1808-1861). Personal papers related to a German immigrant merchant who settled in Louisiana.
  • Robert Aiken Newell Papers, (1841-1887). Personal papers of an Irish immigrant family who settled in Louisiana.
  • Maximilian Nuebling Letter Books, (1822-1826). Personal papers related to a German immigrant who settled in Louisiana.
  • Joseph Girod Papers, (1816-1899). Legal and financial documents, business papers, notebooks, and some correspondence related to a French immigrant who settled in Louisiana.
  • McKowen-Lilley-Stirling Family Papers, (1797-1921). Includes correspondence from John McKowen, an Irish immigrant, who was a merchant in Jackson, Louisiana, and his family.


National Archives and Records Administration, Southwest Region
501 Felix Street
PO Box 6216
Forth Worth, TX 76115
Phone: (817) 831-5620
Fax: (817) 334-5511
URL: http://www.archives.gov/tx/fort_worth.html

  • U. S. District Court (New Orleans, Louisiana), Petitions for Citizenship, (1806-1991).
  • Immigration and Naturalization Service (New Orleans, Louisiana), Index to Certifications of Naturalization, (1831-1906).
  • U.S. District Court (New Orleans, Louisiana), Petitions for Naturalization Transferred to Other Districts, (1953-1995).
  • U.S. District Court (New Orleans, Louisiana), Case Files, (1806-1932).
  • Selective Service System (Louisiana State Headquarters), Alien Registration Forms, (1940-1946).
  • Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service (New Orleans, Louisiana), Index to Louisiana Naturalizations, (ca. 1939).
  • U.S. District Court (New Orleans, Louisiana), Declarations of Intention for Citizenship, (1906-1988).
  • U.S. District Court (New Orleans, Louisiana), Repatriation Oaths of Allegiance, (1940-1970).
  • U.S. District Court (New Orleans, Louisiana), Equity Cases Relating to the Deportation of Chinese, (1915-1919).


New Orleans Public Library
City Archives
219 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 596-2610
URL: http://nutrias.org/~nopl/spec/speclist.htm

  • Johann Joachim Lagemann Letters, (1802, 1806). Letters (probably translated from the original German) describe a German immigrant's experiences in Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and his travels in the South.
  • Hans Emil August Schroeder, (1933). Typewritten memoir of his early life in Germany, his immigration to the U.S., and his travels throughout the U.S., including Louisiana.


North Carolina Office of Archives and History
109 E. Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 807-7280
Fax: (919) 733-8807
URL: http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/

  • Walter Nicol Diary, (1845-1849). Typed diary of Nicol, a Scottish immigrant who lived in Louisiana.
  • Charles Kock Paper, (n.d.). A typed biographical sketch of a German immigrant who made a fortune in sugar plantations in Louisiana.


Tulane University
Special Collections, Manuscript Department
Howard Tilton Library
7001 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: (504) 865-5685
Fax: (504) 865-5761
URL: http://www.tulane.edu/%7Elmiller/ManuscriptsHome.html

  • Lafargue Family Papers, (1813-1917). Papers include military records and family correspondence of a notable French family who settled in Louisiana in the 1810s.
  • Communal Hebrew School, (1912-1972). Administrative records related to this part-time institution located in New Orleans.
  • Congregation Gates of Prayer, (1850-1990). Synagogue founded by German immigrants in Lafayette, Louisiana (now part of New Orleans). Includes correspondence, minute books, deeds, cemetery records, and financial records.
  • Abel Dreyfous Papers, (1849-1890). Includes family correspondence between France, New York, and New Orleans.
  • Rabbi Isaac L. Leucht Papers, (1880-1913). Includes speeches, sermons, and prayers given by Rabbi Leucht at the Temple Sinai and the Touro Synagogue.
  • Clara Lowenburg Moses, (1870s-1920s). Memoir of her life in Natchez, Mississippi. Includes discussion of the Jewish community there.
  • National Council of Jewish Women, Great New Orleans Section, (1909-1977). Records related to a social service agency active in the areas of child welfare, immigration, and education. Includes correspondence, minutes, financial ledges, scrapbooks, and clippings.
  • Pokorny Family Papers, (1851-1957). Documents related to the estate of Michael Pokorny and his emigration from Germany to Louisiana.
  • Rabbi Roy A. Rosenberg Papers, (1966-1970). Correspondence, notes, and collected publications that document Temple Sinai in Louisiana.
  • Rabbi Nathaniel Share Papers, (1925-1958). Correspondence, lecture notes, notebooks, serials, and pamphlets related to his experiences at the Congregation Gates of Prayer in New Orleans.
  • Temple Sinai Records, (1840-1986). Correspondence, charters, minute books, ledgers, certificates, photographs, publications, and newspaper clippings related to Temple Sinai in New Orleans.
  • Touro Synagogue Records, (1828-1969). Records of New Orleans synagogue established in 1881 by the merger of the German immigrant Gates of Mercy congregation (est. 1828) with the Portuguese immigrant Dispersed of Judah congregation (est. 1846). Includes correspondence, minutes, financial records, marriage certificates, architecture plans, photographs, and publications.


Tulane University
Amistad Research Center
Tilton Hall
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
Phone: (504) 865-5535
Fax: (504) 865-5580
URL: http://www.amistadresearchcenter.org/

  • Chinese Presbyterian Church Records, (1880-1885). Manuscripts, photographs, and printed items related to the leading church for Chinese immigrants in New Orleans.
  • Henry Dixon and Charles Franck Family Papers, (1864-1937). Correspondence, financial records, minutes, and photographs related to the Dixon (African American) and Franck (German American) families from Louisiana.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Manuscripts Department, 4th Floor
Wilson Library CB# 3926
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890
Phone: (919) 962-1345
Fax: (919) 962-3594
URL: http://www.lib.unc.edu/wilson/index.html

  • Marcelin Gillis Papers, (1825-1925). Personal correspondence between Gillis and his relatives in France. Gillis was a cotton factor and a landowner in Louisiana.
  • William A. Shaffer Papers, (1797-1887). Collection includes a 1905 diary that discusses the treatment of Italian immigrant workers on his family's plantation in Louisiana.
  • Collection of Houmass Plantations and William Porcher Miles Materials, (1760-1927). Consists of business papers and correspondence, including agreements with Chinese immigrant laborers to work on his plantation in Louisiana.

MIssissippi

Duke University
Special Collections Library 103 Perkins Library, West Campus
Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-5822
Fax: (9190 660-5934
URL: http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/

  • Absalom F. Dantzler Papers, (1840-1878). Mississippi State Legislator (1859-1862). Correspondence includes discussions of immigration and the Know-Nothing Party.


Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections
Louisiana State University Libraries
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-3300
Phone: (225) 578-5652
Fax: (225) 578-9432
URL: http://www.lib.lsu.edu

  • Israel Adams Family Papers, (1813-1866). Papers related to German immigrants living in Natchez, Mississippi. Some letters are in German.
  • Thomas Affleck Family Papers, (1812-1868). Personal papers related to a Scottish immigrant who first settled in New York City before moving to Mississippi.


Mississippi Department of Archives and History
William F. Winters Archives and History Building
200 North Street
P.O. Box 571
Jackson, MS 39205
Phone: (601) 576-6876
Fax: (601) 576-6964
URL: http://www.mdah.state.ms.us/

  • Daniel S. Farrar, Jr. and Family Papers, (1764, 1842-1989). Correspondence in this collection is primarily between Daniel S. Farrar, Jr. and John M. Gillespie concerning the management of Winter Quarters Plantation in Louisiana and, in particular, the supervision of their Italian immigrant workers.
  • Ethel (Lee Wright) Mohamed Manuscript, (ca. 1984). In 1924, Ethel Lee Wright married a Lebanese immigrant merchant named Hussein Mohamed Asim Shuman in Shaw, Mississippi. She was known for her embroidery, which was displayed at the Festival of American Folklife at the Smithsonian Institution, the Old Capitol Museum in Jackson, Mississippi, and was used for an UNESCO postcard. Her husband's stories, her dreams, and works of art inspired her embroidery. The handwritten manuscript is for an illustrated book on her embroidery entitled, Ethel Wright Mohamed.
  • Grillo Family Legal Papers, (1857-1898). A small number of legal documents related to an Italian immigrant family and various railroad companies in Mississippi.
  • Temple B'nai Israel Materials, (ca. 1903-1905). Collection includes typescripts of newspaper articles on a fire that destroyed Temple B'nai Israel in Natchez, Mississippi in 1903 and a typescript of a program from the dedication services for the new synagogue in 1905.
  • Frederick Augustus Metcalfe Papers, (1849-1885). Includes diaries that document the use of Chinese immigrant labor in the fields and as cooks on his Newstead Plantation in Mississippi.
  • Chicago Mill and Lumber Company Records, (1908-1945). Business records of a lumber company based partially in Mississippi and owned by German immigrant, Hermann Paepcke.
  • Paepcke-Leicht Lumber Company Records, (1904-1986). Check-stub registers and record books for the Paepcke-Leicht Lumber Company of Mississippi, which was also known as the Chicago Mill and Lumber Company. Owned by German immigrants.
  • Jacob Schwartz Mercantile Ledger, (1859, 1869-1874). Business ledger related to a German Jewish immigrant who opened a general store in Mississippi.
  • "Germans in the Colonial Southeast" Manuscript, (1976). Manuscript by Jacqueline Young on early German settlement in the southeastern part of the United States.
  • Bennett-Ferriday Family Papers, (1843-1855). Correspondence, legal and financial records, and miscellaneous papers related to the Bennett and Ferriday families. Joseph C. Ferriday had emigrated from England and settled in Mississippi in 1840.
  • Blundell-Pugh Family Papers, (1834-1856, 1858). Includes one business ledger from a drug store partially owned by Blundell in Mississippi. James Blundell had emigrated from England and settled in Mississippi.
  • S. Berhheimer and Sons Mercantile Records, (1891-1904). Consists of four accounting ledgers for S. Bernheimer and Sons and an "Index to City Ledger A." Samuel Bernheimer was an Austrian immigrant who lived in New York City and Charleston, South Carolina before moving to Mississippi and starting his company that sold European imported luxury goods.
  • George Alfred Smythe Papers, (1847-1921). Correspondence, legal and business papers, and citizenship papers from 1859 related to an English immigrant who settled in Mississippi.
  • David Allen Daley Account Book, (1836-1869). Consists of a fragmentary account book of an English immigrant to Mississippi who worked as a cabinetmaker and carpenter.
  • Christian Koch Papers, (1846-1893). Includes miscellaneous business papers, and personal and family correspondence, some of which are in Danish and from friends in Denmark.


University of South Carolina, South Carolina Library
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29708
Phone: (803) 777-3142
Fax: (803) 777-4661
URL: http://www.sc.edu/library/

  • Henry Calvin Conner Papers, (1835-1883). Correspondence between the Conner and O'Leary families including letters relating to military experiences during the Civil War, emigration from Ireland, settlement in Mississippi, and post-war race relations.

North Carolina

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Wilson Library
Special Collections
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Phone: (919) 962-1345
Fax: (919) 962-3594
URL: http://www.lib.unc.edu/wilson/index.html

  • William Conrad Schutte Papers, (1741-1844). Papers of Schutte, a Haitian planter who immigrated to Portsmouth, Virginia. Documents include legal papers and correspondence to Haiti and France about attempting to secure compensation for land lost in the Haitian Revolution.
  • James Hogg Papers, (1772-1824). Consists of legal documents, including papers related to his effort to emigrate from Scotland to North Carolina.
  • Marie Louise Morris DeMilly Recollections. Typescript recollections related to DeMilly's early life in France and immigration to Florida after the Revolution in 1830.
  • John Gluyas Papers, (1789-1911). Business correspondence related to mining and milling ventures in Wales and North Carolina. John Gluyas had immigrated to North Carolina from Wales.
  • William Conrad Schutte Papers, (1741-1844). Microfilmed collection of personal and business papers of a Haitian immigrant, who arrived in Virginia around 1793.
  • William F. Atkinson Papers, (1868-1869). Includes a twenty-six-page report to the North Carolina Immigration Association on the potential of recruiting Swiss immigrant laborers for planters. Based on his report, Atkinson returned to North Carolina with sixty-two Swiss immigrants.
  • Susanna Elizabeth Barringer Documents, (1784-1788). Testimonials to the worthiness and neediness of Susannah Elizabeth Barringer, who was trying to secure donations to pay for her return trip home to Germany from North Carolina.
  • Alison Joanne Kahn Collection, (1990). A collection of sound recordings that include an interview with Jake Zwaal, a harmonica player from North Carolina who emigrated from Holland. He also talks about his music and the history of the Dutch community in Terra Ceia, North Carolina.
  • Daniel Augustus Tompkins Papers, (1838-1919). Personal correspondence includes discussions of immigration. Tompkins was from Charlotte, North Carolina where he worked as an engineer, textile manufacturer, a member of the U.S. Industrial Commission, and a publisher of the Charlotte Observer and the Greenville, South Carolina News.
  • Gales Family Papers, (1815-1939). Manuscript reminiscences of the Gales' experiences as printers, publishers of newspapers, and booksellers in England, refugees in Germany, and the continuation of their career in Philadelphia, Raleigh, and Washington, DC.
  • Lee S. Overman Papers, (1853-1930). U.S. Senator from North Carolina (1903-1930). Papers include government-related correspondence on American immigration policy.
  • Peter Mallett Papers, (1785-1913). Collection includes letters from Carleton Walker, (the father of Mallett's son-in-law) who was an English immigrant to North Carolina, and a typed copy of an autobiography by Peter Mallett, who had emigrated from France to North Carolina.
  • Albert Tallichet Papers, (1841-1873). Collection includes personal correspondence between a Swiss immigrant and his relatives in Switzerland. Letters describe life in North Carolina, Alabama, and New Orleans.
  • Samuel Jordan Wheeler Diaries, (1825, 1865-1876). Collection includes an 1825 diary of Thomas O'Dwyer, an Irish immigrant physician and farmer who lived in North Carolina.
  • Harris Family Papers, (1779-1948). Personal correspondence related to William Harris Sr., an Irish immigrant to North Carolina.
  • Peter Spence Gilchrist Papers, (1901-1911). Business correspondence received by Gilchrist's Southern Card, Clothing and Reed Company related to building fertilizer plants. Peter Spence Gilchrist was an English immigrant and pioneer in chemical engineering in North Carolina.
  • La Motte Family Papers, (1804-1869). Microfilmed collection of personal correspondence between Lucy Hatch La Motte, the wife of a Haitian immigrant, to her children.
  • Johann Conrad Schweizer "Notes on My Life" Manuscript, (ca. 1863). Autobiographical notes, diary entries, and copies of letters under the title, "Notes on My Life," by a Swiss immigrant. Schweizer worked as a farmer, teacher, and a shopkeeper and lived in several states, including North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama.
  • John Lucas Paul Cantwell Papers, (1830-1909). Personal correspondence related to Patrick Cantwell, John L. P. Cantwell's father and an Irish immigrant living in South Carolina.
  • Thomas David Smith McDowell Papers, (1735-1925). Correspondence, financial and legal papers, and other items mostly related to an Irish immigrant, who settled in North Carolina, and his son.
  • Edward Conigland Papers, (1819-1877). Personal correspondence related to an Irish immigrant lawyer and a member of the North Carolina constitutional convention of 1865.
  • John Henry William Bonitz and Mary Stegner Bonitz Papers, (1863-1973). Includes scrapbooks of articles written by Bonitz and his wife on their earlier days in Goldsboro, North Carolina, of articles written by others about the Bonitz family, and of articles on other German Americans in North Carolina.
  • Isaac Taylor Papers, (1799-1954). Miscellaneous family and business papers related to a Scottish immigrant who lived in North Carolina.
  • Stephanie Bartis Collection, (1984). Includes an oral history with Yiayia Bartis, who immigrated to the North Carolina from Greece in 1909.
  • Second Annual North Carolina Folklife Festival, (1976). Includes a recording of Father Giacomo Ghisalberti, and Italian immigrant singer who lived in North Carolina.
  • Spears and Hicks Family Papers, (1852-1891). One letter mentions a Chinese immigrant banker living and working in Wilmington, North Carolina.


Charlotte Jewish Historical Society
P.O. Box 13574
Charlotte, NC 28270
Phone: (704) 366-5007
Fax: (704) 365-4507
URL: http://users.vnet.net/lsstein/cjhs/cjhs.html

  • Collection includes photographs, yearbooks, manuscripts, scrapbooks, books, and other historic materials.


North Carolina Office of Archives and History
109 E. Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: (919) 807-7280
Fax: (919) 733-8807
URL: http://www.ah.dcr.state.nc.us/

  • Bensen Aircraft Corporation Papers, (1966-1973). Business papers of an aircraft company located in Raleigh-Durham and started by Russian immigrant, Igor B. Bensen.
  • Charlotte Litwack Collection, (1913-1950, 1975-1976). Includes oral histories with members of the orthodox Jewish congregation at the House of Jacob Synagogue in North Carolina. Also includes the congregational and YMHA minutes and a brief history of Raleigh's Jewish community.
  • Gertrude Weil Papers, (1856-1971). Personal correspondence, reports, minutes, clippings, photographs, pamphlets, and plays related to a Jewish American woman from North Carolina who became involved in suffrage, humanitarianism, and politics.
  • Pattie Mordecai Collection, (1784-1876). Includes the papers of the Jacob Mordecai, a Jewish immigrant who lived in North Carolina.
  • Lionel Weil Papers, (1918-1919). Letters, scrapbooks, posters, and telegrams related to World War I and, in particular, the Jewish Relief Fund.
  • Fred W. Bonitz Papers, (1893-1921). Includes diaries, clippings, letters, and reminiscences on the Civil War in North Carolina and the negative treatment of German immigrants prior to the war (some documents are in German).
  • Christopher de Graffenried Manuscripts (1710-1728, 1786-1809). Books, maps, essays, reminiscences, letters, legal documents, and accounts related to Christopher de Graffenried of Switzerland, founder of the Palatine and Swiss colony at New Bern, North Carolina in 1710.
  • Christopher de Graffenried Papers, (1709, 1885-1958). Certificates, patents, catalogues, and manuscripts related to Christopher de Graffenried of Switzerland, founder of the Palatine and Swiss colony at New Bern, North Carolina in 1710.
  • Jacob Anton Karrer Papers, (1847-1869). Certificates, licenses, and receipts for a Swiss immigrant who settled in North Carolina.
  • Besson and Linehan Family Papers, (1774-1967). Includes the personal papers of Edouard Besson, a French immigrant who was a tailor in North Carolina.
  • Siamese Twins Papers, (1811-1874). Personal and business papers of Chang and Eng Bunker, the original Siamese Twins who were brought to the United States from Siam (Thailand).
  • Zollifcoffer Papers, (1741-1913). Personal, business, and legal papers of a Swiss immigrant family who settled in North Carolina.


Duke University
Special Collections Library
103 Perkins Library, West Campus
Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-5822
Fax: (9190 660-5934
URL: http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/

  • Josiah William Bailey Papers, (1833-1967). U.S. Senator from North Carolina (1930-1946). Papers contain documents on American immigration policy from the 1930s and 1940s, including the repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act (1943) and other routine requests concerning individual immigrants.
  • Leroy T. Walker Africa News Service Archive, (1952-1998). Includes materials related to U.S. foreign policy and African immigration to the U.S. after World War II.
  • Clyde Roark Hoey Papers, (1943-1954). U.S. Congressman (1919-1921) and U.S. Senator (1945-1954) from North Carolina. Includes papers related to his assignment on the Immigration Committee (1945-1946) and other legislative matters related to immigration, naturalization, visas, and displaced persons during the 1940s.
  • Basil Lee Whitener Papers, (1889-1968). U.S. Congressman from North Carolina (1957-1969). Includes correspondence with constituents and various memoranda related to U.S. immigration policy in the 1950s and 1960s (NOTE: archivists weeded out all materials related to passport and visa applications and individual immigration change of status requests).
  • George Adams Shuford Papers, (1952-1959). U.S. Congressman from North Carolina (1953-1959). Includes materials related to the Immigration and Nationality Act (1952).
  • Graham Arthur Barden Papers, (1934-1960). U.S. Congressman from North Carolina (1935-1961). Includes congressional materials on immigration from 1935-1936.
  • Southeast Women's Employment Coalition Records, (1868-1991). Includes discussions of immigration from 1975-1983.
  • North Carolina Council of Churches Records, (1935-2001). Includes records related to the religious aspects of immigration in North Carolina.
  • David Newton Henderson, (1930-1976). U.S. Congressman from North Carolina (1961-1977). Includes records related to the Immigration and Naturalization Service during the 1960s and 1970s.
  • Tillinghast Family Papers, (1765-1971). Includes the 1804 and 1816 diaries of Paris Jencks Tillinghast Sr., which describes Scottish immigration to North Carolina.
  • Terry Sanford Records and Papers, (1945-1998). President of Duke University (1969-1985). Includes documents related to immigration regulations and cases at Duke University.
  • Terry Sanford Papers, (1926-1995). U.S. Senator from North Carolina (1986-1993). Includes memoranda and correspondence from Sanford's legislative assistants, including materials related to immigration.

South Carolina

Duke University
Special Collections Library
103 Perkins Library, West Campus
Durham, NC 27708
Phone: (919) 660-5822
Fax: (9190 660-5934
URL: http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/

  • Langdon Cheves Papers, (1807-1860). U.S. Congressman from South Carolina (1809-1814). Correspondence includes discussions of immigration from the West Indies in 1807.


South Carolina Historical Society
100 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Phone: (843) 723-3225
Fax: (843) 723-8584
URL: http://www.schistory.org/

  • Ellen Pinckney Brown Papers, (1895-1960). Correspondence by Brown related to her family and the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.
  • Records of the St. Patrick's Benevolent Society, (1890-1897). Account books, minute books, and receipt books of this organization located in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Smyth Family Papers, (1811-1938). Personal papers related to Irish immigrants who came to South Carolina in 1830.
  • Mazyck Family Papers, (1716-1847). Personal papers of a Huguenot family who immigrated to South Carolina in the eighteenth century. Correspondence includes discussions with other relatives in England and Ireland about their immigration to the English colonies.
  • Interviews with Charlestonians, (1983). Oral history collection includes an interview with Charles Goldberg, a Jewish American, who talks of how his parents came to South Carolina and today's Jewish American community.
  • McRae Family Papers, (1791-1858). Includes documents related to Duncan McRae, who emigrated from Scotland to South Carolina.
  • Adelphi Literary and Athletic Club Minute Book, (1883-1884). Contains a list of debate subjects for its members, including Chinese immigration.
  • DeBerniere Family Papers, (1790-1930). Personal papers related to an Irish immigrant family who came North Carolina and then moved to South Carolina in 1799. Correspondence includes letters to family and friends in Great Britain.
  • Chamberlain Family Papers, (1851-1910). Includes correspondence between Joseph Chamberlain in South Carolina and his wife, Eliza, in England. Some of the letters discuss arrangements for Eliza's and their children's passage to the U.S. in 1853.
  • John Lovatt Estate Records, (1905-1912). Consists mainly of correspondence between Barney Lovatt, the son of John, in Newark, New Jersey, and Mitchell & Smith, a law firm in Charleston, South Carolina, regarding estate lawsuits and heirs living in Russia.
  • C. W. Seignious Family Papers, (1838-1904). Property records, receipts, and legal documents related to a French emigrant from Alsace-Lorraine (France) who came to South Carolina.
  • John Martin Papers, (1787-1802). Includes personal correspondence from John Martin Sr. to his son living in England about his immigration to South Carolina.
  • Associated Charities Society Records, (1888-1944). Includes letterpress books on charities cases, many of which involved immigrants living in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Sam Brick Legal Papers, (ca. 1904). Includes a legal brief and opinion concerning the bankruptcy of Sam Brick, a Russian Jewish immigrant who worked as a peddler and country storeowner in South Carolina.
  • Research on Abraham D. Cohen, (1978-1996). Includes photocopies of correspondence, photographs, excerpts from printed sources, and other documents related to Reverend Abraham David Cohen. Cohen was from a Jewish family that emigrated from England to South Carolina. He converted to Christianity as a child and became a Baptist minister.


College of Charleston
Addlestone Library
Special Collections
Charleston, SC 29424
Phone: (843) 953-8016
URL: http://www.cofc.edu/%7Especcoll/jhc.html

  • Jewish Heritage Collection Archives. Collection includes oral histories, photographs, genealogies, home movies, and personal papers related to the Jewish American experience in South Carolina.


South Carolina Department of Archives and History
8301 Parklane Road
Columbia, SC 29223
Phone: (803) 896-6100
Fax: (803) 896-6198
URL: http://www.state.sc.us/scdah/

  • German Colonization Society Minute Books, (1848-1880). Microfilmed collection of minute books of this organization from Charleston, South Carolina.


South Carolina Library
Manuscript Division
The University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
Phone: (803) 777-5183
Fax: (803) 777-5747
URL: http://www.sc.edu/library/socar/mnscrpts/index.html

  • Christensen Family Papers, (1806-1999). Correspondence, business and legal records, photographs, diaries, and ephemera related Danish immigrants who lived in South Carolina.

Tennessee

Archives of the Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee
Jewish Community Center
801 Percy Warner Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37205
Phone: (615) 356-3242 Ext.255
Fax: (615) 352-0056
URL: http://www.jewishnashville.org/

  • Archives maintain records of families, businesses, and institutions in Nashville's Jewish community.


University of Tennessee Libraries
Special Collection Library
James D. Hoskins Library, Room 200
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-4480
Fax: (865) 974-9560
URL: http://www.lib.utk.edu/spcoll/searchms/searchms.html

  • Welsh Colony Papers, (1836-1937). Legal records and other materials related to the creation of a Welsh immigrant community in Tennessee named Brynffynon.
  • Swiss Colonies in Tennessee and Kentucky Collection. Legal documents and other materials related to Swiss immigrant communities in Tennessee and Kentucky.

Virginia

College of William and Mary
Special Collections
Swem Library
College of William and Mary
P.O. Box 8794
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8794
Phone: (757) 221-3090
E-mail: spcoll@wm.edu
URL: http://www.swem.wm.edu/departments/special-collections/

  • Brown, Coalter, and Tucker Papers, (1780-1929). Includes letters by William Munford that describe the poverty of French immigrants living in Virginia.
  • Early Orndorff Papers, (1891-1942). Personal correspondence and other documents related to a German immigrant family who lived in Virginia.
  • Jerdone Family Papers, (1753-1890). Letters, letterbooks, diaries, and account books related to a Scottish immigrant, who became a merchant in Virginia, and his family.
  • Henkel Family Papers, (1783-1874). Includes personal correspondence between the Henkels, who lived in Virginia, and Reverend Paul Henkel, a Lutheran missionary. In 1816, the family started a German American press in New Market, Virginia.
  • Wilkin Papers, (1763-1896). Papers related to a German immigrant community in western Virginia.


Alderman Library
Special Collections Department
University of Virginia
PO Box 400114
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone: (434) 924-3021
URL: http://www.lib.virginia.edu/alderman/

  • Mary Kelly Watson Smith Papers, (1836-1924). Papers include Irish immigrants' opinion of Jefferson Davis during the Civil War, religious matters, social news, and travel between Virginia and her home in North Carolina.
  • Charles Dickinson Papers, (1792-1800). Personal correspondence between an English immigrant living in Virginia and his wife in England.
  • Thomas Walker Page Papers, (1866-1937). Personal and professional correspondence related mainly to agriculture, tariffs, and stories of immigration to the United States.
  • Hebron Lutheran Church of Madison, Virginia Records, (1735-1950). Records include construction of the church, members, baptismal records, and notes on church matters (written in German, English, and Latin).
  • Harry F. Byrd Jr. Papers, (1954-1982). U.S. Senator from Virginia (1965-1982). Legislative files include documents on the restoration of Robert E. Lee's citizenship, American immigration policies during the 1960s and 1970s, and Southeast Asian refugees.
  • Herbert E. Harris II Papers, (ca. 1974-1981). U.S. Congressman from Virginia (1975-1981). Legislative files include discussions of American immigration policies and Southeast Asian refugees.
  • Howard W. Smith Papers, (1933-1966). U.S. Congressman from Virginia (1931-1966). Legislative papers include materials on American immigration policy.
  • Carter Glass Papers, (1858-1946). U.S. Congressman from Virginia (1901-1946). Legislative papers include materials on immigration restrictions, especially Chinese in Hawaii, and a large number of constituent letters (over 150) on various pieces of immigration legislation proposed in the 1920s.
  • William B. Papers, (1965-1974). U.S. Senator from Virginia (1965-1972). Legislative papers include documents on American immigration and naturalization policies and individual immigrant cases.
  • Governor Gerald L. Baliles Executive Papers, (1986-1990). Governor of Virginia (1986-1990). Includes documents related to the Immigration and Naturalization Service in Virginia.
  • Low Moor Iron Company Papers, (1872-1927). Includes employment correspondence that discusses the hiring of immigrant laborers from New York City. Low Moor Iron was the first producer of pig iron in Virginia.
  • Ellen Wayles Randolph Coolidge Correspondence, (1810-1961). Includes a letter between Ellen Coolidge to Jefferson Randolph on New York's naturalization laws.
  • Claude A. Swanson Papers, (1917-1922). U.S. Senator from Virginia (1893-1932). Legislative papers include documents on U.S. immigration policy in the 1920s and letters from constituents.
  • Stuart Brown and Tilghman Bunch, (1860-1970). Includes correspondence from Bunch on Greek immigrants in Virginia.


James Madison University Library
800 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 27807
Phone: (540) 568-6267
URL: http://www.lib.jmu.edu/

  • Henkel Family Papers, (1783-1916). Family of German immigrant clergyman, physicians, and printers who lived in Virginia. Includes German newspapers and materials on other German Americans living in Virginia.


National Archives and Records Administration, Mid-Atlantic Region
900 Market Street, Room 1350
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 606-010
Fax: (215) 606-0116
URL: www.archives.gov/midAtlantic.html

  • Naturalization petitions, (1865-1862,1867-1912, and 1909-1929).
  • Naturalization docket, (1865-1866).
  • Naturalization depositions, (1907-1912).
  • United States District Court (Alexandria, Virginia), Declaration of Intention for Citizenship, (1867-1911).
  • United States District Court (Norfolk, Virginia), Declaration of Intention for Citizenship, (1838-1991).
  • United States District Court (Richmond, Virginia), Declaration of Intention for Citizenship, (1851-1960).
  • United States District Court (Abingdon, Virginia), Declaration of Intention for Citizenship, (1909-1979).
  • United States District Court (Danville, Virginia), Declaration of Intention for Citizenship, (1907-1979).
  • United States District Court (Roanoke, Virginia), Declaration of Intention for Citizenship, (1908-1987).
  • United States District Court (Charlottesville, Virginia), Declaration of Intention for Citizenship, (1908-1929).
  • United States District Court (Big Stone Gap, Virginia), Declaration of Intention for Citizenship, (1912-1987).
  • United States District Court (Alexandria, Virginia), Declaration of Intention for Citizenship, (1911-1973).
  • United States District Court (Staunton, Virginia), Declaration of Intention for Citizenship, (1824-1864).
  • Selective Service System (Virginia State Headquarters), Records Relating to the Draft Registry of Aliens, (1940-1947).


Virginia Historical Society
428 North Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia 23220
Phone: (804) 342-9677
Fax: (804) 355-2399
URL: http://www.vahistorical.org/

  • Adams Family Papers, (1672-1792). Includes a memorandum for Thomas Adams on the immigration of Italians to Virginia and other documents related to the production of olive oil, silk, and wine in the American colonies.
  • Armistead and Blanton Family Papers, (1856-1900). Includes correspondence on the importation of immigrant laborers to work on their Virginia plantations after the Civil War.
  • Lawrence W. L'Anson Papers, (1910-1990). Includes a speech on American immigration policy that L'Anson delivered at the College of William and Mary in 1927.
  • Edward Ingle Papers, (1858-1961). Includes correspondence on Italian immigration to the South in general.
  • John Gottfried Lange Manuscript, (ca. 1870-1880). Handwritten autobiography entitled, "The Changed name, or the shoemaker of the old and new world, thirty years in Europe and thirty years in America" (in German).
  • Florence McCarthy Diary, (1823). Diary focuses on McCarthy's voyage from Cork, Ireland to Virginia.
  • Nolde Family Papers, (1882?-1911). Includes personal correspondence to Mathilde Frederika (Moesta) Nolde in Virginia from her family in Germany (in German).
  • Paine Family Papers, (1817-1873). Diary discusses his immigration to the U.S. from Londonderry, Ireland. Other documents focus on the history of Scotch-Irish immigration to Virginia.
  • Thomas Rutherfoord Memoir, (1849). Handwritten memoir that concerns his emigration from Scotland to Ireland and then to Richmond, Virginia.
  • Franz Wilhelm von Schilling Papers, (1861-1949). Personal correspondence, passport, and naturalization documents related to a German immigrant who lived in Virginia.
  • Caroline Homassel Thornton, (1841-1872). Diary includes discussions of the emigration of Thornton's parents from England and France to Philadelphia and Virginia.
  • Patricia Smith Ticer Papers, (1991-1998). Virginia State Senator (1991-1998). Papers include materials from the Social Services Committee, which, among other things, looked at immigration to Virginia.
  • Philip Whitlock Recollections, (1908-1913). Written recollection of Whitlock's life in Poland and Virginia, where he worked as a tailor and a tobacco manufacturer.


Virginia Commonwealth University
Special Collections and Archives
James Branch Cabell Library, 4th Floor
901 Park Avenue, VCU Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284
Phone: (804) 828-1108
Fax: (804) 828-0151
URL: http://www.library.vcu.edu/jbc/speccoll/speccoll.html

  • Ernest M. Gunzberg Papers, (1911-1990). Includes correspondence and articles focusing on Mr. Gunzburg's work with the National Refugee Service in Virginia and the Florida Resettlement Committee. Gunzberg was a German immigrant who settled in Virginia.


Virginia State Library and Archives, Archives Branch
800 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 692-3888
URL: http://ajax.lva.lib.va.us/F/?func=file&file_name=find-b-clas05&local_base=CLAS05

  • Virginia Board of Immigration Correspondence, (1875-1879). Letters related to the promotion of immigration to Virginia by government officials. The archive also has an 1875 report on immigration to Virginia by this same entity.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Manuscripts Department, 4th Floor
Wilson Library
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890
Phone: (919) 962-1345
Fax: (919) 962-3594
URL: http://www.lib.unc.edu/wilson/index.html

  • Edward Dromgoole Papers, (1766-1871). Personal correspondence between an Irish immigrant and his sons, Edward, Jr., and George. Dromgoole originally settled in Maryland around 1770 and moved to Virginia in 1777.
  • John Parkhill Papers, (1813-1891). Business and family papers related to an Irish immigrant who lived in both Virginia and Florida.

West Virginia

National Archives and Records Administration, Mid-Atlantic Region
900 and Market Street, Room 1350
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 606-0100
Fax: (215) 606-0116
URL: www.archives.gov/midAtlantic.html

  • United States District Courts (Elkins, West Virginia), Declaration of Intention for Citizenship, (1914-1985).
  • United States District Courts (Charleston, West Virginia), Declaration of Intention for Citizenship, (1908-1952).
  • United States District Courts (Wheeling, West Virginia), Declaration of Intention for Citizenship, (1912-1989).
  • United States District Courts (Fairmont, West Virginia), Declaration of Intention for Citizenship, (1942-1974).
  • United States District Courts (Clarksburg, West Virginia), Declaration of Intention for Citizenship, (1908-1952).
  • Selective Service System (West Virginia State Headquarters), Records Relating to the Draft Registry of Aliens, (1940-1947).
  • Case Files of Chinese Immigrants, (1900-1923).
  • Miscellaneous Records Relating to Chinese Cases, (1900-1911). Includes drafting the special census of Chinese (1904) in West Virginia.


West Virginia Archives and History Library
The Cultural Center
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, E
Charleston, WV 25305-0300
Phone: (304) 558-0230
URL: http://www.wvculture.org/history/archivesindex.aspx

  • Mike Tarkany Collection, (1906-1914). Documents and snapshots related to a Hungarian immigrant who died while serving in the West Virginia National Guard.
  • Belgian Immigrants Collection (1987). This is collection is primarily a list of Belgian immigrants who settled in South Charleston, West Virginia. It includes some birth and death information.


Virginia Historical Society
428 North Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia 23220
Phone: (804) 342-9677
Fax: (804) 355-2399
URL: http://www.vahistorical.org/

  • Faulkner Family Papers, (1737-1954). Personal and business correspondence and financial records related to an Irish immigrant who became a merchant in Martinsburg, Virginia (now West Virginia).

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