Center for Migration Studies Audiovisual Collection (CMS 107)
August 5, 2016
CMS 107 is an artificial collection comprised of audiovisual material that arrived at the Center for Migration Studies from the 1960s to the 2000s. It includes media such as filmstrips and DVDs but the bulk of the material is in videocassette form. The cassettes includes some commercial releases, both documentaries and works of fiction, focusing on migration or on ethnic communities. However, the bulk of the cassettes were produced in a small quantity, as they were informational videos for agencies assisting immigrants, or were the work of independent artists. As the Center for Migration Studies is a mission of the Society of Saint Charles-Scalabrinians, there are also cassettes documenting events within this community of priests and brothers, and also within the parishes and organizations they serve.
Each videocassette is individually numbered and each cassette, and its location within the collection, are described in the finding aid.