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American Council for Emigres in the Professions records

Identifier: IHRC160


Collection consists mostly of case records which comprise the bulk of the material. Included is also a small amount of history, medical, and research files, annual reports, board records, meeting records, language instruction materials, placement reports, employment seminar programs, career information files, administrative files of the Council and its predecessors, correspondence, and lists of the board of directors.


  • 1938-1979

Language of Materials

Mostly in English, other European languages included.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the American Council for Emigres in the Professions records is restricted, files can only be accessed in the Andersen Library reading room under special conditions. Please contact the IHRC Archives for more information.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Founded in 1945, the American Council for Emigres in the Professions (ACEP) was a service organization aiding professional émigrés in all aspects of resettlement. The ACEP was formerly the American Committee for Refugee Scholars, Writers and Artists. In 1963, it absorbed the National Committee for Resettlement of Foreign Physicians. The ACEP provided counseling, English tutoring, evaluation and interpretation of foreign credentials, and job retraining and placement as well as specialized help such as studios for music practice, art exhibitions, and radio broadcasts.


380 Linear Feet

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