I sing in the Chapel Choir with Gunther Peck, an associate professor of history at Duke.  He recently wrote an op-ed about Trump’s immigration policies.  I think he raises an interesting point about the importance of stories to address assumptions and prejudices — and especially to counteract falsehoods.  Perhaps this is a role that archives can help fill.

The government provides a number of resources for researching immigrants:

Additional archival collections related to the immigrant experience include:

For more insight about the creation of ethnic and immigrant archives, see this 2010 article in the American Archivist.

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