Josephine Aspinwall Roche papers
Papers (1913-1928) of Josephine Roche include material relating to the Foreign Language Information Service and its work with immigrants. Included are personal letters and reminiscences of immigrants; materials pertaining to the immigrants and to the problems faced by them, with excerpts from the immigrant press; all aspects of immigrant life, including health, organizations, work, immigrant women, and legal problems. 1 microfilm reel.
Language of Materials
Mainly in English
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Director of the Foreign Language Information Service, Josephine Aspinwall Roche (1886-1976) was educated at Vassar and Columbia University. Before coming to the Service, she was chief probation officer and director of girls' work in the Denver (Colorado) juvenile court, inspector of amusements and policewomen in Denver, and special investigator for the National Consumers' League. The FLIS served sixteen nationality groups; its purpose was to interpret America to the immigrants and vice versa. It was organized by the federal government during World War I and continued to work with the cooperation of the government, sending press releases to foreign language newspapers and providing other information and services. The FLIS later merged to become the American Council for Nationalities Service.
1 microfilm rolls
- Czech Americans. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Hungarian Americans -- Kentucky. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Immigrants -- Personal narratives. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Slovak Americans. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- World War, 1914-1918 -- Civilian relief -- Belgium. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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- Finding Aid in English
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