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John Higham papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: IHRC890

Abstract

Correspondence of historian John Higham consists of letters pertaining to the Immigration History Society and to the Society's periodical THE JOURNAL OF AMERICAN ETHNIC HISTORY. Included is correspondence with numerous scholars in the fields of immigration and ethnicity.

Dates

  • 1976-1987

Creator

Language of Materials

English

ACCESS RESTRICTIONS

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

OWNERSHIP & LITERARY RIGHTS

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HISTORICAL SKETCH

John Higham, an eminent immigration historian, (b. 1920 in Jamaica, New York) received his BA degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1941, an MA degree from University of Wisconsin in 1942, and a PhD in history in 1949 also from University of Wisconsin. Higham served as vice president of the Organization of American Historians from 1972-1973 and as president from 1973-1974. He served the Immigration History Society as vice president from 1976-1979 and president from 1979-1982. His publications include STRANGERS IN THE LAND (1955) and SEND THESE TO ME: JEWS AND OTHER IMMIGRANTS IN URBAN AMERICA (1970). In 1978 Higham edited ETHNIC LEADERSHIP IN AMERICA. He has served as professor of history at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, since 1980.

Extent

5 linear inches

PROVENANCE

Collection donated to the IHRC by John Higham in 1991.

Creator

Author
IHRC Archives
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding Aid in English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Immigration History Research Center Archives Collecting Area

Contact:

612-625-4800