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Immigration and Memory Project, 2005-2007

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Immigration and Memory Project, 2005-2007


Peretti, Burton W. (Burton William), 1961-




66 interviews


Immigration & Memory is a searchable collection of oral history interviews with immigrants in the greater Danbury area. Interviews are conducted by WCSU students for courses in history and the social sciences. Project financial support is provided by the Western Connecticut State University President's Initiatives Fund. The oral history database will enable students to analyze the history of immigration, the nature of community formation and consider the implications of immigration in the Danbury area.
The interviews were digitally recorded in Windows Media format. These files are then converted into mp3 format. Approximately 25 interviews were initially completed and the inventory currently lists around 50. Students interviewed subjects from all over the world, including Bulgaria, Ireland, India, Italy, and Puerto Rico. Digital files were then uploaded and described in WestCollections (a DSpace repository). In 2015 those materials were moved to WestD.

The collection provides primary source data on the history of immigration, the nature of community formation and the implications of immigration to the Danbury area.


Emigration and immigration law--United States--History.

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