Leaving Europe: A new life in America tells the story of European emigration to the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries. The exhibition, jointly curated by the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and Europeana, uses photographs, manuscripts, broadsheets, paintings, letters, and other unique materials to chart peoples’ journeys across the European continent and their settlement in the United States. The digital items displayed are from US and European libraries, museums and archives and the accompanying narrative was commissioned specially for the exhibition from U.S. and European experts.
The DPLA and Europeana would like to thank the following institutions for providing the unique content and metadata featured in Leaving Europe: A new life in America:
- The (US) National Archives and Records Administration
- Harvard University
- New York Public Library
- University of Minnesota Immigration History Research Center
- French National Library - Bibliothèque Nationale de France
- Fylkesarkivet i Sogn og Fjordane
- FylkesFOTOarkivet i Møre og Romsdal
- Geffrye Museum
- Hadeland Folkemuseum
- Haven Amsterdam
- International Institute of Social History
- Jewish Museum London
- Joods Historisch Museum, Amsterdam
- National Gallery or Ireland
- National Library of the Netherlands - Meertens Instituut
- National Library of the Netherlands - Koninklijke Bibliotheek
- National Library of the Netherlands - Nederlands Openluchtmuseum
- The Wellcome Library
- Trinity College Dublin
- University of California Libraries (archive.org)
- Museen der Stadt DresdenContributing institutions to Europeana
Texts, research and compilation by Joan Krizack and Sieger Verhart.
Repository and curation support provided by Maira Liriano, Megan Sniffin-Marinoff, Bill Comstock, Megan Schwenke, Jack Eckert, Daniel Necas, Rachel Howarth, and Pamela Wright.
Special thanks goes to Anna van den Broek for her tireless effort in making this exhibition a reality.
About the Digital Public Library of America
The DPLA is taking the first concrete steps toward the realization of a large-scale digital public library that will make the cultural and scientific record available to all. This impact-oriented research effort unites leaders from all types of libraries, museums, and archives with educators, industry, and government to define the vision for a digital library in service of the American public. More information can be found at http://dp.la.
Europeana brings together the digitized content of Europe’s galleries, libraries, museums, archives and audiovisual collections. Currently Europeana gives integrated access to over 22 million books, films, paintings, museum objects and archival documents from some 2200 content providers. The content is drawn from every European member state and the interface is in 29 European languages. Europeana receives its main funding from the European Commission. More information can be found at http://www.europeana.eu.
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