International Institute Collection

Title: International Institute Collection

Call Number: Mss-0586

Inclusive Dates: 1918 – 2004

Bulk: 2.5 cu. ft.

Location: ER, Sh. 225-226

Abstract: The International Institute began as a branch of the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) in the early 20th century, but it separated from the YWCA in 1936 due to budget cuts and funding concerns.  The Institute’s purpose was to work with the foreign born in the field of naturalization, immigration, general orientation, and the promotion of better intercultural relations.  The Institute held the first Holiday Folk Fair International in 1943 to celebrate the cultural heritage of the people living in southeastern Wisconsin.  It has grown into an annual event that showcases music, food, dance, and art to enhance racial, cultural, and ethnic cooperation.

Scope and Content: The collection consists of correspondence, annual and miscellaneous reports, newsletters, programs, pamphlets/brochures/flyers, and other ephemera.

Access and Use: No restrictions

Language: English

Administrative Note: The collection was processed in June 6, 1996 by Steve Daily.  Additions were made to the collection in February 2000.  The collection was reprocessed in November 30, 2004 by Kevin Abing.

General/Miscellaneous Material Box # Folder #
Addresses of our Clients 1 1
Affidavit of Identity and Nationality 1 2
Annual Reports, 1950, 1959, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1975-76 1 3
Center for International Visitors (CIV), ca. 1966 1 4
Clippings, 1958, 1970-1974 1 5
Consulates – Foreign, 1951-1962 1 6
Correspondence, etc. – International Institute, 1958-1975 1 7
Correspondence – Other Milwaukee Agencies, 1954-1975 1 8
Correspondence Relating to Country, Culture, History, etc., 1944-1967 1 9
Department of Public Welfare – Sample Applications 1 10
Educational – Youth Organizations 1 11
Employment Forms, 1963 1 12
Employment – Housing, 1966-1968 1 13
English Classes – Tutoring, 1950-1952 1 14
Foreign Visitors – Papers Regarding Visits, 1962 1 15
Foreign Visitors – Papers Written on Subject, ca. 1968 1 16
Group A – Employment Data Sheets – Registration Cards 1 17
Group B-2 – U.S. Savings Bonds Statements, 1951 1 18
Holiday Folk Fair – Programs, 1948-1949, 1953, 1956-1961 1 19
Holiday Folk Fair – Programs, 1962, 1964-1973, 1975, 1977-1980, 1982, 1988 1 20
Holiday Folk Fair – Publications & Miscellaneous, 1944-1964 1 21
“Immigrant Mother” Project, 1956-1958 1 22
Miscellaneous 1 23
Newsletters, 1948, 1950, 1952, 1964-1968 1 24
Newsletters, 1969-1973 1 25
Newsletters, 1974-1980 1 26
Poverty Act, 1964-1965 1 27
Professionals – Resettlement, 1951-1952 1 28
Programs/Invitations – Miscellaneous, 1960s-2004 1 29
Repatriates, 1945 1 30
School Welfare, 1962, 1967 1 31
“Service to People” – Dept. of Health, Education, & Welfare 1 32
Speeches, ca. 1960-1963 1 33
Tourism, 1966-1971 1 34
Tracer – Alien Registration Card, ca. 1957 1 35
Translations – Letters re:, 1962-1969 1 36
Volunteers, 1962-1964 1 37
Country Files (A-R Missing) Box # Folder #
Sweden, 1932-1966 2 38
Switzerland, 1930-1972 2 39
Syria, 1924-1969 2 40
Thailand, 1963-1973 2 41
Tunisia, 1963-1973 2 42
Turkey, 1964-1973 2 43
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, 1931-1974 2 44
United Arab Republic, 1947-1971 2 45
United States, 1946-1972 2 46
Venezuela, 1962-1978 2 47
Vietnam, 1962-1975 2 48
Wales, 1946-1969 2 49
Yugoslavia, 1918-1973 2 50
Yugoslavia – Croatia, 1927-1974 2 51
Yugoslavia – Serbia, 1929-1973 2 52
Yugoslavia – Slovenia, 1943-1973 2 53
Miscellaneous Countries (Austria, China, Czechoslovakia, Mexico, Poland) 2 54
Periodicals Box #
Adult Basic Education Staff Development Bulletin, Aug. 1973 2
American Council Press Releases, May 28, 1970 2
Crusader (Wisconsin Anti-TB Association), Winter 1965 2
Echo, August 1971 2
International Exchange, May 1974 2
Interpreter Releases, 1961, 1975-1978 2
Junior Crusader (Wisconsin Anti-TB Association), May 1943 2
Lakeline, Region V, Spring/Summer 1974, Fall 1974 2
Milwaukee Magazine, “Ethnic U.S.A.,” November 1971 (3 copies) 2
National Bar Foundation Newsletter, June/July 1973 2
National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs Newsletter, June 1974 2
Overseas, Sept. 1962 2
Quarterly Review (American Council of Polish Cultural Clubs), July-Sept. 1975 2
Travelers Aid-International Social Service of America Face-to-Face, Dec. 1974 2
Wisconsin Lion, Nov. 1971 2
Viltis, Jan./Feb. 1998 2
Milwaukee & Wisconsin Pamphlets Box #
American Red Cross. Greater Milwaukee Chapter. Services to the Members of the Armed Forces, Veterans, and Their Families. n.d. 3
Census Tract Street Index Milwaukee County. Jan. 1, 160. 3
Dibbs, Everton O. Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and the Immigrant. Jan. 10, 1935 3
Fenton, Agnes M. Only a Mexican. Feb. 1, 1930. (Survey of Mexicans in Milwaukee.) 3
Greater Milwaukee Survey of Social Welfare and Health Services Inc. n.d. 3
The International Institute and How it Grew. (ca 1970) 3
International Institute. Nationality Tour of Milwaukee. n.d. 3
Isaakido, Theodora. Survey of the Greek Community in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. n.d. 3
Kapp, Alice M. Spot Map of Location of Immigrants Registering at the Office of the International Institute 1949-50. UW, Jam. 1951 3
Mensah, Anthony Jacob. Social Commitment and the University Action. Marquette University, Feb. 1968 3
Milwaukee. Intercollegiate Council on Intergroup Relations. Some Aspects of the Life of the Puerto Ricans in Milwaukee. Submitted by Rudolph E. Morris, Marquette University. July 31, 1953 3
Pagenkopf. Virginia. The Polish Element in Wisconsin. Milwaukee State Teachers’ College, n.d. 3
Polish Resources in Wisconsin. 3
Parkiason, George. A Growing Problem-Unemployed Youth and School Dropouts. Wisconsin Welfare Council, Nov. 13 1962. 3
Puerto Rican Action Committee. Puerto Rican Institute, Jan. 20, 1954 3
Rising Ethnic Consciousness. UWM, 1973 3
Sanfelippo, Frank J. The Apostolate to Seamen in the United States. Chicago, National Catholic Apostleship of the Sea Conference, 1974. (Father Sanfelippo was Port Chaplain of Milwaukee) 3
Swintz, Martha. Panic on the Palace: A Royal Comedy of Errors. M.d. United Community Services of Greater Milwaukee. Directory, 1953. 3
Valdovinos, Salvador J. The Mexican in Milwaukee. UWM, Jan. 6. 1950 3
WAWA-O.C. White Soul Club Civic Organization. “Hal Jackson’s Miss U.S. Talented Teen Pageant Revue” 1975 3
Miscellaneous Pamphlets Box #
American Council for Nationalities. Evidence of National Group- Negro Antagonism, n.d. 3
Anti-Defamation League of B’Nai B’Rith. Immigration. (Resource Unite of Intergroup Relations #3) n.d. 3 copies 3
Beals, Ralph L. Our American Heritage: the Contribution of Ethnic Groups. (1959) (Speech) 3
Common Council for American Unity. Life in America: a Handbook of Information for Newcomers to the United States. c1955. 3
Church World Services. Refugee Resettlement Program. Information and Materials. 1954. 3
Dubinsky, David. About Immigrants and Immigration and the Promise of America. May 26, 1965. (Speech) 3
Fenn, Dan H., Jr. Executives as Community Volunteers. (Reprint fromHarvard Business Review, April-May, 1971.) 3
HIAS. Di. Of Research and Statistics. Midyear Report 1977. 3
International Institute of San Francisco. Proposal for Filipino Newcomers Services Center. (ca 1973) 3
Jansen, Marius B. Education and the Japan-America Tie in the Mid-1970s. Council on International Educational Exchange, 1974. (Speech) 3
Kennedy, John F. Let the Lady hold Up Her Head: Reflections on American Immigration Policy. American Jewish Committee, 1957. (Speech) 3
Kennedy, John F. Remarks. American Jewish Congress National Congress Week, 1957. (Speech) 3
Mabin, Dean B. Programming International Visitors in American Communitite: Problems of the 1960s. 1967 3
McDermott, Hope. Community Work in ACNS Member Agencies. 1962. 3
Miller, Merie. “A Few Lessons in History from Harry Truman” Esquire, Jan. 3
National Association of Foreign Student Advisors. Community Section. Hospitality: A Word and a Way! n.d. 3
National Association of Social Workers. New York City Chapter. “Family Casework with the Puerto Rican Newcomer” 1960. 3
Rustin, Baynard. American Negroes and Israel. (Reprint from The Crists, April, 1974). 3
Stanley, Frances. The New World Refugee: the Cuban Exodus. Church World Service, (ca. 1966) 3
Westchester Council of Social Agencies, Inc. Priorities for Community Services. April, 1871. 3
Williams, Mary M. Group Work’s Contribution to Families on the Move from Other Countries to the American Community. 1958. 3
201 Ukrainian Folk Songs
Documents Box #
Fitzpatrick, Joseph P. Delinquency and the Puerto Ricans. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 1963. 3
Kettle Moraine Boys School. Annual Report 1969-70 3
Milwaukee. Commission on Community Relations. The Negro in Milwaukee. 1963 3
Milwaukee. Community Relations-Social Development Commission. 1971 White House Conference on Aging, Activities in Southeast Wisconsin. 3
Milwaukee County. Board of Public Welfare. Standards of Assistance, Re. 1958 3
U.S. Commerce Dept. U.S. Travel Service. Characteristics of International Visitors to the U.S.A. by Region. 1974. 3
U.S. Commerce Dept. U.S. Travel Service. Distribution of International Visitors to the U.S.A. by Region. 1974. 3
U.S. State Dept. Profiles of Newly Independent States. 1967 3
Wisconsin. Employment Services. Economic Resources Milwaukee. 1965. 3
Wisconsin. Governor’s Equal Rights Council. Newsletter. Mar. 1974. 3
Wisconsin. Health and Social Services Dept. Safe Food: a Guide for Hospitals and Nursing Homes. n.d 3
Wisconsin. Public Welfare. (Simplified method of determining need in the Social Security Aids) 1967 3
Wisconsin. University. Extension. Milwaukee. Management Development Programs 1973-74 3

 


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