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HIST 29679: Writing Family History: Migration Stories


This guide brings together major sources of primary and secondary materials on global migrations and family history.  Due to the wide range of topics you will be considering in class, this is very much a representative sample of the potential sources we can help you find. Please feel free to contact me or another resource librarian with questions, or to make a research appointment.

Roma families in Chicago, ca. 1901









About the image: From a recently-acquired album of photographs that includes images of  Roma migrants in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, and interior views of the University of Chicago settlement house from around 1900-1901.

On view January 6, 2020 to April 24, 2020 in Expanding Sources: Recent Additions to Special Collections, SCRC gallery. All of the photographs may viewed on an ipad in the gallery.


Subject Specialist

Nancy Spiegel's picture
Nancy Spiegel
Bibliographer for Art and Cinema
Bibliographer for History
Regenstein Library Room 463