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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN 55455-0433)
Rudolph J. Vecoli (Project Director: January 1977 to present)

A Program to Survey and Preserve the Records of American Ethnic Voluntary Associations

To develop the resources for basic research on American ethnic groups by way of their most important voluntary associations - fraternal insurance associations. The broad goals are to locate and identify the surviving records of the ethnic fraternals; to collect and preserve their records at the Immigration History Research Center; to advise the fraternals, with respect to other appropriate and suitably staffed repositories; to organize and describe all records of a select number of major fraternals and their local units, and to improve access to these material by compiling a national directory of all ethnic fraternal archives.

Project fields:
Ethnic Studies

Reference Materials

Preservation and Access

Total amounts:
$75,000 (approved)
$75,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1977 – 12/31/1977