AMERICAN COMMITTEE ON ITALIAN MIGRATION ADDENDUM, 1951-1999
Credit: Center for Migration Studies of New York

AMERICAN COMMITTEE ON ITALIAN MIGRATION ADDENDUM, 1951-1999

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The American Committee on Italian Migration (ACIM) was organized in February 1952 as a member agency of the National Catholic Resettlement Council, which later formed part of the National Catholic Welfare Conference (NCWC). From its inception, ACIM’s chief objective was the liberalization of the United States immigration policy that, as delineated in the McCarran-Walter Act of 1952, rested upon a restrictive “national origins” quota. ACIM undertook a wide range of activities, from raising funds to sponsoring new Italian immigrants into the United States and promoting new immigration legislation by Congress. This collection contains additional materials donated to CMS by ACIM in 2003, mostly documenting ACIM’s work in the 1970s-1990s. The collection contains office files and case records pertaining to lobbying US Congress regarding immigration law, and to the assistance of Italian immigrants in Italy and the United States.

Arrangement
Series I: Leadership
Series II: Events
Series III: Symposiums
Series IV: Publications
Series V: General Correspondence
Series VI: Case Files
Series VII: Yolanda Coda, Women Division Coordinator
Series VIII: General Files
Series IX: Reading Files
Series X: Provincial Correspondence
Series XI: Photographs

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Collection Title American Committee on Italian Migration Addendum, 1951-1999
Call Number CMS 001A
Extent 51.25 linear feet in 103 manuscript boxes