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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

History 472: Immigrant America

Welcome

Immigrants Arrive at Ellis Island

This guide provides a broad overview of the types of resources you might use while working on your assignment for this class. Because the University of Illinois Library has so large a collection (24 million items in a wide variety of formats, including 13 million books, 9 million microforms, 120,000 periodicals, and 650,000 maps, and over 29,000 cubic feet of personal archives), beginning your research can sometimes be daunting. This guide will help you find the resources you need in a large, research library.

if you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Celestina Savonius-Wroth, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University Library
History Librarian
(217) 300-3520 | cswroth@illinois.edu

 

Image credit: Immigrants at Ellis Island in the Curt Teich Archives at the Lake County Discovery Museum.