- Case histories of immigrants assisted by agencies working on Ellis Island;
- Papers of individual immigrants who became successful in the United States through the arts, business, entertainment, labor organizing, the law, politics, and service to their communities;
- The records of immigrant advocacy groups and community institutions;
- The voluminous records of the National Catholic Welfare Conference, Bureau of Immigration;
- More than 5,000 photographs of the immigrant experience, including books capturing the orphaned offspring of American servicemen and Korean and Japanese women;
- Correspondence between Catholic leaders strategizing over possible responses to anti-Catholic bigotry and nativism; and
- The largest surviving collection of material – including photographs — related to displaced persons in transit through New York after World War II.
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