The case files document the anxieties, the emotions, and the hopes of people trying to enter the country at a time when various quota systems and restrictions barred or impeded them.
This collection contains the general correspondence files accumulated by the Washington headquarters of the National Catholic Welfare Conference (NCWC) from 1920-1970.
The materials document certain special missions undertaken by the two agencies on behalf of displaced priests, scholars, and orphans, the latter being of particular concern to the Committee for Catholic Refugees.
The collection is made up of correspondence with ecclesiastical figures and departments dealing with Italian immigrants, annual reports with photographs of immigrants and personal accounts of immigrant families, financial reports, newspaper clippings, case histories of immigrants with photographs and illustrations, and other materials.
This collection contains the records of four agencies formed or affiliated with the United States Catholic Conference, Migration and Refugees Services (USCC): The New York Office of the National Catholic Welfare Conference, Department of Migration (later the USCC), the Catholic Committee for Refugees, the International Catholic Office for Refugees, and the War Relief Services (later the Catholic Relief Services).
Click here to view the entire finding aid for the United States Catholic Conference Migration and Refugee Services, New York Office Records (CMS 023C) The United States Catholic Conference (USCC) Department of Immigration is the successor of the National Catholic...
Assistenza Cattolica Lavoratori Italiani was a non-profit, non-political social agency, whose main objective was to assist Italian workers in matters of Italian pension. The collection mostly deals with former Italian workers presently living in the United States, dating from 1969-1977 and contains correspondence on social security, supplemental security income, Italian pension, immigration, citizenship, union pension. It also contains closed case histories of pension requests.
This material focuses on refugee assistance in the form of relief and resettlement in war-torn areas. Many materials, especially pamphlets and reports, originated from other organizations but were collected over the course of the organization’s activities. The pamphlets Guide to War Relief Services-National Catholic Welfare Conference Records, published by a number of institutions, includes topics ranging from immigration legislation, refugees, resettlement of displaced persons, and Americanization.
CMS 001A provides documentation of the American Committee on Italian Migration from 1951 to 1999.
The collection documents the work of the American Committee on Italian Migration (ACIM) to lend financial backing and grassroots support to the national program; annual fundraising benefits; national conventions and Symposia; copies and preparatory materials for their bulletin, “the Dispatch;” files of staff members; documents pertaining to the verification of a Sponsor’s assurance on behalf of a prospective refugees; public relations and publicity materials; fundraising by ACIM’s women’s division.