Credit: Center for Migration Studies of New York


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The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) is an educational institute/think tank devoted to the study of international migration, to the promotion of understanding between immigrants and receiving communities, and to public policies that safeguard the dignity and rights of migrants, refugees and newcomers ( CMS was established in 1964 and formally incorporated in 1969 by the Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Charles, Scalabrinians, an international community of Catholic priests and religious dedicated to serving migrants and refugees throughout the world. The Center was to carry this injunction forward by an intellectual approach. CMS worked to publicize and help examine the plight of migrants through such means as publishing (both periodicals, monographs and books) and maintaining a research library and archives. As the Center developed and expanded, it sponsored conferences including its Legal Conference, which sought to explore the migrant topic under the general subject, In Defense of the Alien.

Records in this collection pertain in varying degrees to virtually all aspects of the Center’s activities and date from the Center’s inception to 1987. The collection contains executive director files, records related to periodicals and conferences, materials related to projects undertaken, and subject files of interest to CMS.

Series I: Records of the Board of Trustees (Directors) and Miscellaneous Records Pertaining to CMS Development
Series II: Records of Directors of CMS
Subseries A: Files of Father Silvano M. Tomasi
Subseries B: Files of Father Lydio F. Tomasi
Subseries C: Files of Father Andrew P. Brizzolara
Subseries D: Files of Father Graziano Battistella
Series III: Periodical Records
Subseries A: Migration Today Records
Subseries B: Migration World Records
Subseries C: International Migration Review Records
Subseries D: CMS Newsletter Records
Subseries E: Miscellaneous Brochures, Press Releases, Newsletters, and Reports
Series IV: Books and Monographs Published
Series V: Library and Archives Records
Series VI: Legal Conferences Sponsored by CMS
Series VII: Miscellaneous Conferences
Series VIII: Special Projects
Series IX: Fundraising and Social Functions
Series X: Reading Files
Series XI: General Correspondence and Miscellaneous Documents
Series XII: Scalabrini Communities
Series XIII: Subject Files
Series XIV: Financial Records
Series XV: Newspaper Clippings
Series XVI: Posters

Click here to view the entire finding aid for the Center for Migration Studies Records (CMS 084)

Collection Title Center for Migration Studies Records, 1964-1987
Call Number CMS 084
Extent 118 linear feet in 235 manuscript boxes and one oversize box


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