Jewish businessmen and town founder Marcus OppenheimerView Full Item in University of Washington
In 1862, Jewish settler Marcus Oppenheimer and his brother arrived by wagon train to settle on the Columbia River near the Canadian border (later in Stevens County). He platted the town and opened a s…
Pamphlet about California and the inducements to settle thereCalifornia Immigrant Union, San FranciscoView Full Item in University of Minnesota
Facts for immigrant concerning Barron County, WisconsinBrayton, OrvilleView Full Item in Wisconsin Historical Society
Towns and counties across Wisconsin sought to encourage settlement by extolling the virtues of their particular area. County Clerk Orville Brayton provides here a description of the natural resources…
Letter from an immigrant inspector about smuggling Chinese nationalsDepartment of Justice. Immigration and Naturalization Service. Western Region. District 16. Port of Los Angeles. San Diego Substation. 1975-2003View Full Item in National Archives at Riverside
The case file from which this document originates pertains to the arrest and trial of Francisco and Juan Rios and Antonio Solis for smuggling Chinese nationals across the US-Mexico border. Reports and…
Letter from the Commissioner of Immigration in San Francisco regarding the issuing of passports topersons of the Chinese RaceDepartment of Justice. Immigration and Naturalization Service. 6/14/1940-3/1/2003View Full Item in National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference
This letter is a response from Commissioner of Immigration in San Francisco, California to the circular letter from the Acting Commissioner General of Immigration in Washington, DC regarding the issui…
Handbook of Tennessee to promote immigration to the stateView Full Item in Tennessee State Library and Archives
Hard-bound volume containing topographical, mineral, agricultural, economic, and social conditions about the state of Tennessee in order to promote immigration into the state.
Letter regarding the enforcement of the Chinese Exclusion ActManning, Daniel, 1831-1887View Full Item in University of Washington
Watson Carvosso Squire, 1838-1926, was an attorney, Civil War veteran, industrialist, and governor of Washington Territory from 1884-1887. In 1885, anti-Chinese riots began occurring in Tacoma and Sea…
Tool chest and tools of Danish immigrant carpenterRichard NicolView Full Item in University of Washington
Tool chest used by cabinetmaker Julius Christison when he arrived in Seattle from Denmark in 1885. He worked in many early Seattle stores and workshops.
Chinese immigrant Sam WingView Full Item in Utah Department of Cultural and Community Engagement
Sam Wing was a notable Chinese immigrant to Utah who ran an herbal drugstore in Mercur, Utah, and later on in Salt Lake City.
Bohemian cigarmakers at work in their tenementJacob August RiisView Full Item in The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Talmud school in a Hester Street tenementJacob August RiisView Full Item in The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Chair made by Norwegian immigrantRichard NicolView Full Item in University of Washington
This chair was made by a Norwegian immigrant to Seattle and it typifies Norwegian funiture styles of the late 19th century.
Swedish immigrant, Peter GuscettiView Full Item in California State University, Chico
Portrait of Peter Guscetti - born in Switzerland 1836 and died in Chico 1903. Immigrated to SanFrancisco in 1856 met a women there and married her then moved to the Chico area. Lived at a ranch near B…
Persian immigrant, Dr. Isaac AdamsUnknownView Full Item in California State University, Stanislaus. Library
Photograph of Dr. Issac Adams as a young man. A native of Persia, educated in an American missionary college, he first facilitated Assyrian immigration to Canada and then near Turlock, California.
Audio recording of an Irish immigrant songView Full Item in UC Santa Barbara, Library, Department of Special Research Collections
1907 patent black wax cylinder. Inscription on lid: "Mr Keillor"; inscription on box: "Mr Keillor." Place of recording likely the United States. Mr. Keillor. Male vocal solo, presumably by the "Mr Kei…
Letter from Carroll Cook to Commissioner of Immigration, Angel IslandView Full Item in UC Berkeley, Ethnic Studies Library
Book titled Tenement Family in Chicago, 1910Lewis W. HineView Full Item in The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Immigrant races in North America, 1910Roberts, Peter, 1859-1932View Full Item in University of Michigan
Bibliography at end of chapters.
At school in the promised land, or The story of a little immigrantAntin, Mary, 1881-1949View Full Item in Harvard University
Chapters from the author's The Promised land.
Seattle Asahi players on their first tour of Japan, 1914View Full Item in University of Washington
Japanese baseball teams began organizing in Seattle in 1904. Seattle Asahi Club's baseball team was formed in 1912 by some players from the Mikado team, an early Issei (first generation immigrant) tea…
Immigrant Children in Midvale, UtahView Full Item in University of Utah - J. Willard Marriott Library
Photo of four Immigrant children, Midvale, Utah, 1915
Photograph of members of the Utah Japanese Association, all of whom were non-citizens that had been denied citizenshipUnknownView Full Item in University of Utah - J. Willard Marriott Library
Photo of several early members of the Utah Japanese Association, forerunner to the Japanese American Citizens' League (JACL), in 1915.
Department store founded by German immigrantWebster & StevensView Full Item in University of Washington
In 1890, German immigrant Edward Nordhoff and his wife Josephine invested their life savings of $1,200 to start The Bon Marche at First Avenue and Cedar Street. He modeled his new department store aft…
Angel Island: the Ellis Island of the WestBamford, Mary, authorView Full Item in California Historical Society
Letter to the Council of Jewish Women regarding Ellis Island immigration expenses and hardshipsWinkler, HelenView Full Item in University of Washington
Typed on the letterhead of the Council of Jewish Women, New York, Department of Immigrant Aid.
Naturalization Ceremonies, 1918Anderson, F. Paul, 1867-1934View Full Item in University of Kentucky
Immigration officer and baby, ca. 1920Webster & StevensView Full Item in University of Washington
1 negative : nitrate, b&w; 8 x 10 in.