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Multimedia resources from the Library of Congress that support instruction about immigration. These resources include expert presentations, exhibitions, bibliographies, Webcasts, and other online materials.

American Memory Timeline: Chinese Immigration to the United States, 1851-1900 (Presentation) View a sampling of mid to late 19th century immigration documents related to Chinese immigration.

American Memory Timeline: Immigrants in the Progressive Era (Presentation) View early 20th century immigration documents.

American Memory Timeline: Immigration to the United States, 1851-1900 (Presentation) View mid to late 19th century immigration documents.

American Women - Area Studies Collections - American Jewish Women (Presentation) This section of the American Women Gateway includes a brief history of Jewish women in America from 1654 to present and links to search strategies and selected sources on the topic.

Arthur Szyk: Artist for Freedom (Exhibition) Explore the intricate drawings and cartoons created by Arthur Szyk, a Polish Jewish artist who emigrated to the United States in the 1940s.

Celtic Roots: Stories, Songs and Traditions From Across the Sea (Webcast) View a cybercast of this 2002 Library of Congress children's program celebrating Irish immigrants who arrived in America in the 1880s. Background information, activities and resources are included.

Chinese and Westward Expansion (Presentation) Read an essay and view a gallery of images documenting 19th century immigration of the Chinese to California.

Coming to America (Wise Guide) Read the May, 2003 article featuring Library of Congress immigration resources.

Ethnic and Multicultural History (Internet Resources) Links to selected Internet resources outside the Library of Congress.

The Finns in America (Presentation) This presentation provides information about immigration from Finland to the United States, and about the activities of Finnish-American immigrants in the United States from the 17th to the 20th centuries.

From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America (Exhibition) This exhibition examines 350 years of the Jewis experience in the United States.

The Germans in America (Presentation) This presentation provides information about immigration from the German-speaking world to the United States, and about the activities of German immigrants in the United States from the 17th to the 20th centuries.

The Great American Potluck (Presentation) Join us in The Great American Potluck! Can we learn about a nation's history through its food? Help us answer this question by sharing in The Great American Potluck!

Haven to Home: An American Journey (Webcast) This live performance tells the stories of Emma Lazarus, an immigrant's daughter who became known as Lady Liberty's poet, and Irving Berlin, an immigrant who became one of America's best loved composers.

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Hebraic Collections: Library of Congress Illustrated Guide (Presentation) Learn about the Hebraic Collections in the Library of Congress.

Immigrant Arrivals: A Guide to Published Sources (Library of Congress Bibliography) This extensive online guide from the Local History and Genealogy Reading Room features a helpful introduction and listing of immigration books and online resources on the topic.

Immigration (Presentation) Observe the building of a nation. Don't miss the interactive timelines and maps that show immigration patterns! Let your students have fun with the vocabulary activities, too!

Interviews with Today's Immigrants (Presentation) By conducting and publishing interviews, student historians are invited to tell the story of immigration to the U.S. in the late 20th- and early 21st-centuries.

Jewish Congregation in Colonial Newport, Rhode Island (Presentation) Read about the Jewish experience in Rhode Island in this section of The Portuguese in the United States exhibition from the Hispanic American Center.

Jewish Women's Issues (Webcast) Author Susan Weidman Schneider, editor-in-chief of Lilith, discusses her experiences.

Luxembourgers in Amerida (Presentation) Learn about immigration from Luxembourg to the United States, and about the activities of Luxembourger immigrants in the United States from the 17th to the 20th centuries.

Myron M. Weinstein Memorial Lecture on the Hebraic Book (Webcast) Jonathan D. Sarna, Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University, presented a lecture "The Jewish Book in America."

The Portuguese in the United States (Presentation) This extensive online collection developed by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress documents the history of Portuguese immigration to the United States.

The Second Wave: European Immigration from 1850-1920 (Professional Development) In this teacher workshop, participants will follow a set of Web links to documents and images to uncover what America was like for immigrants arriving at the turn of the century.

Selected Images of Ellis Island and Immigration (Prints and Photographs) Links to a dozen images from the Prints and Photographs division.

Selected Views of the Statue of Liberty (Prints and Photographs) Links to a dozen images from the Prints and Photographs division.

The Slovaks in America (Presentation) View an illustrated chronology of Slovak immigration to America from 1695 to the 1990s.

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