Monday, December 31, 2012

Gateways to America

Leaving Europe: A New Life in America, the first joint virtual exhibit from Europeana and the Digital Public Library of America, includes more than 100 photographs, manuscripts, broadsheets, paintings, government documents, and other sources. 

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Attachments: Faces & Stories from America's Gates
U.S. National Archives, June 15, 2012 - September 4, 2012

This exhibition tells the stories of more than 30 women, men, and children who found themselves at the gateways to America between 1880 and 1945. The Summer 2012 issue of Prologue provides an illustrated overview of the exhibit

The brief video of the Attachments Exhibit Preview includes comments by Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero, curator Bruce Bustard, historian Erika Lee, and Michael Pupa, the only living person featured in the exhibition. Ferriero speaks of the multiple meanings of "attachments." Lee, whose grandparents are featured in the exhibit, is the coauthor (with Judy Yung) of Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America (Oxford University Press, 2010).

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