International Institute of Minnesota Records, University of Minnesota Immigration History Research Center
A St. Paul organization service foreign-born women since the 1920s. The office files consist of correspondence, imprints, photographs, and miscellaneous papers beginning in the 1920s but concentrated from 1939 to 1971. They document a wide range of Institute activities, but the Festival of Nations is underrepresented because most of those files remain in the Institute for continuing programmatic use.
United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Records, University of Minnesota Immigration History Research Center
Founded in 1911, the United States Committee for Refugees aims "to address the needs and rights of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide by advancing fair and humane public policy, facilitating and providing direct professional services, and promoting the full participation of migrants in community life". This organization is headquartered in Washington DC and was recently (2006) renamed United States Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. This collection includes a variety of organizational records from meeting minutes, correspondence and project materials to resource files on refugee groups world-wide.