A Guide to the International Rescue Committee, Central America Records, 1976-2000

A Guide to the International Rescue Committee, Central America Records An Inventory

Summary Information

Title
A Guide to the International Rescue Committee, Central America Records
Inclusive Dates
1976-2000
Extent
40.0 Linear feet
Abstract
The collection is comprised of materials documenting the immigration of Latin Americans, in to the United States, during the 1980s and 1990s, and the International Rescue Committee's role in assiting that immigration. The collection consists of administrative records, financial records, legal documents, correspondence, notes, photographs, and transcripts.
Call Number
1999.0109
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by Daniel Allie and James Brundage. (July 2012)
Repository
University of Connecticut Libraries 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut, 06269-1205 860.486.2524 archives@uconn.edu

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], International Rescue Committee, Central America Records. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

The records were donated in 1999 by the New Jersey Office of the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research with the completion of a required confidentiality affidavit. The Access Policy is also available.

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], International Rescue Committee, Central America Records. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Administrative records
  • Financial Records

Subject(s)

  • Actions and defenses

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History

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) was founded in 1933 as a responce to  Adolf Hitler's rise to power in Germany. Responding to a plea by  Albert Einstein, a group of 51 Americans organized themselves as the  International Relief Association in order to help protect anti-Nazi leaders from Hitler's Gestapo. In 1940 the group expanded as refugees from across  Europe fled Nazi occupied areas, and following World War II the International Rescue Committee was officially formed, expanding the organization's reach across the world.

The IRC continued to assist refugees and emigrants following the war, as turbulent events across Europe forced thousands to flee. During the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 the  IRC was active in assisting the thousands of refugees that fled the country, providing money, housing, medical care, and other forms of relief. During the cold war the  IRC was committed to the resettlement of refugees in the  United States, and helped settle refugees from across the world. During the Vietnam War the  IRC helped many of the Vietnamese people displaced by the war, establishing orphanages, medical clinics, schools, and rehabilitation centers. The  IRC also assisted refugees of the Khmer Rouge in  Cambodia during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.

In addition to helping refugees from Europe,  Asia, and  Africa, the  IRC has also played an important role in assiting refugees from  Latin America. Beginning with  Fidel Castro's rise to power in 1959 and continuing throughout the 20th century, the  IRC has assisted in the resettlement of numerous exiles from Central and  South America.

The achievements of IRC, carried out primarily by its volunteers, have led the nation's leading business publications to cite it as one of America's best managed and effective voluntary agencies. Its members have received numerous awards for their work with the agency, as the organization has helped millions of people escape war, poverty, and the tumult of changing governments. The  IRC continues to operate today by responding to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, and providing an environment for people to survive and rebuild their lives.

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Scope and Content Note

The bulk of the collection is comprised of materials documenting the immigration of Latin Americans in to the United States during the 1980s and 1990s. Consisting of administrative records, financial records, legal documents, correspondence, notes, photographs (facsimiles), and transcripts (translations), the collection documents the work done by the New Jersey office of the  International Rescue Committee. Subjects in the collection include  Career Center, Inc., the  United States Department of Justice,  World Education Services, Inc., and Legal Immigration and Employment for Internationals into the  United States. Materials in the collection consist of documents related to immigrants from countries throughout the world, including  Ecuador,  Puerto Rico,  Peru,  Mexico,  Santo Domingo,  Colombia, the  Dominican Republic,  Argentina,  Guatemala,  Mexico,  Panama, and  Ethiopia.

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: An Inventory 1976-2000   39.65 Linear feet

Box

Administrative records, correspondence, legal documents, financial records, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1993,   1.3 Linear feet Folders, numbered 0001-0493

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committe, New Jersey Office, State of New Jersey Legal Immigration and Employment for Internationals into the United States, Peru, Mozambique, *Social Security Cards and Numbers (facsimiles),

1

Administrative records, correspondence, legal documents, notes, 1976, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987,   1.3 Linear feet Folders, Numbered 0502-0999

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committe, State of New Jersey, Immigrants From Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Peru, World Education Services, Inc., *Social Security Cards and Numbers (facsimiles),

2

Administrative records, legal documents, financial records, notes 1986, 1987, 1990,   0.5 Linear feet Folders, Numbered 1001-1149

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, Immigration from Mexico, Santo Domingo, Colombia, *Social Security Cards and Numbers (facsimiles),

3

Administrative records, financial records, legal documents, correspondence, notes, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989,   1.5 Linear feet Folders, Numbered 1150-1512

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, Immigration from Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, *Social Security Cards and Numbers (facsimiles),

4

Administrative records, legal documents, notes, financial records, 1988, 1989, 1995,   1.3 Linear feet Folders, Numbered 1513-1945

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Services, Immigration and Employment from Puerto Rico, Peru, Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo, Argentina, Guatemala, Ecuador; *Social Security Numbers and Cards (facsimiles),

5

Administrative records, correspondence, notes, legal documents, financial records, 1989, 1991, 1992,   1.3 Linear feet Folders, Numbered 1949-2500

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, Immigration and Employment from Ecuador, Nicaragua, Colombia; *Social Security Cards and Numbers (facsimiles),

6

Administrative records, financial records, legal documents, notes, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996,   1.3 Linear feet Folders, Numbered 2501-2730

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, Immigration and Employment from USSR, Mexico, Colombia, Santo Domingo, Panama, Peru; Career Center, Inc.; *Social Security Cards and Numbers (facsimiles)

7

Administrative records, financial records, legal documents, postcards, notes, clippings, 1990, 1992, 1996   1.3 Linear feet Folders, Numbered 2731-3000

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, Immigration and Employment from Santo Domingo, Ethiopia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, El Salvador; *Social Security Cards and Numbers (facsimiles),

8

Administrative records, financial records, notes, correspondence, legal documents, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996,   1.3 Linear feet Folders, Numbered 3001-3239

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committe, State of New Jersey, Immigration and Employment from Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Santo Domingo, Ecuador; *Social Security Numbers and Cards,

9

Administrative records, notes, legal documents, financial records, 1991   1.3 Linear feet Folders, Numbered 3242-3470

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, World Education Service, United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Services, Immigration and Employment from Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo, Ecuador, Peru, El Salvador, Colombia; *Social Security Numbers and Cards (facsimiles)

10

Administrative records, financial records, legal documents, photographs (facsimiles), 1991, 1992, 1993,   1.3 Linear feet Folders, Numbered 3472-3775

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, Immigration and Employment from Colombia, Peru, Turkey; *Social Security Numbers and Cards (facsimiles),

11

Administrative records, financial records, legal documents, notes, 1993, 1994, 1996,   1.3 Linear feet Folders, Numbered 3776-4150

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, Immigration and Employment from El Salvador, Santo Domingo, Ecuador, Honduras, Colombia; *Social Security Numbers and Cards (Facsimiles),

12

Administrative records, notes, financial records, legal documents, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999   1.3 Linear feet Folders, Numbered 4152-4432

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, Immigration and Employment from El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Ecuador; *Social Security Numbers and Cards (Facsimiles),

13

Administrative records, financial records, legal documents, notes, 1995, 1996   1.3 Linear feet Folders, Numbered 4433-4755

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, Union City, New Jersey, Immigration and Employment from Colombia, Ecuador, Santo Domingo; *Social Security Numbers and Cards (Facsimiles),

14

Administrative records, financial records, notes, legal documents, 1990, 1992, 1996, 1997,   1.3 Linear feet Folders, Numbered 4756-5160

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, Immigration and Employment from Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Peru; *Social Security Numbers and Cards (facsimiles),

15

Administrative records, financial records, notes, legal documents, 1997, 1998, 1999,   1.3 Linear feet Folders, Numbered 5163-5543

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committe, State of New Jersey, Immigration and Employment from Santo Domingo, Puerto Rico, Ecuador, Bogota, Venezuela; *Social Security Numbers and Cards (Facsimiles),

16

Administrative records, financial records, legal documents, correspondence, notes, 1999   0.5 Linear feet Folders, Numbered 5546-5718

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Services, Immigration and Employment from Colombia, Jordan, Dominican Republic, Mexico, El Salvador; *Social Security Numbers and Cards (Facsimiles),

17

Administrative records, financial records, legal documents, correspondence, transcripts (translations), 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993,   1.3 Linear feet Folders, Alphabetized A-B

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, Immigration from El Salvador; *Social Security Numbers and Cards (Facsimiles),

18

Administrative records, financial records, legal documents, 1991, 1992, 1993,   1.3 Linear feet Folders, Alphabetized B-D

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, United States Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service, Immigration and Employment from El Salvador; *Social Security Numbers and Cards (Facsimiles),

19

Administrative records, legal documents, financial records, correspondence, photographs (facsimiles), 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 2000   0.5 Linear feet Folders, Alphabetized B-H

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Newark, New Jersey, Immigration and Employment from El Salvador; *Social Security Numbers and Cards (Facsimiles),

20

Administrative records, legal documents, financial records, notes, correspondence, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994,   1.3 Linear feet Folders, Alphabetized D-J

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, Immigration from El Salvador, Newark, New Jersey, United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service; *Social Security Numbers and Cards,

21

Administrative records, financial records, legal documents, postcards, notes, correspondence, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994,   1.3 Linear feet Folders, Alphabetized G-L

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Immigration from El Salvador; *Social Security Numbers and Cards (Facsimiles),

22

Administrative records, legal documents, financial records, notes, correspondence, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993,   1.3 Linear feet Folders, Alphabetized H-M

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Services; *Social Security Numbers and Cards (Facsimiles),

23

Administrative records, financial records, legal documents, correspondence, notes, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993,   1.3 Linear feet Folders, Alphabetized M-P

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Newark, New Jersey; *Social Security Numbers and Cards,

24

Administrative records, correspondence, legal documents, notes, financial records, 1991, 1992,   1.3 Linear feet Folders, Alphabetized P-R

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Services, Immigration from El Salvador; *Social Security Numbers and Cards (Facsimiles),

25

Administrative records, legal documents, financial records, correspondence, transcripts, 1991, 1992, 1993,   1.3 Linear feet Folders, Alphabetized S-V

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, Immigration and Employment from El Salvador; *Social Security Numbers and Cards (Facsimiles),

26

Administrative records, financial records, legal documents, correspondence, notes, 1991, 1992, 1993,   0.5 Linear feet Folders, Alphabetized V-Z

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey, Records Regarding Immigration and Employment from El Salvador; United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Services; *Social Security Cards and Numbers (Facsimiles),

27

Administrative records, correspondence, legal documents, 1980, 1981, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999,   1.3 Linear feet Folders

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, Union City, New Jersey, United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Immigration of Alien Relatives from Nicaragua, Venezuela, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador; Marriage Officiation; *Social Security Numbers and Cards,

28

Administrative records, legal documents, correspondence, transcripts, financial records, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999.   1.3 Linear feet Folders

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, Union City, New Jersey, United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Services, Immigration and Employment of Alien Relatives from Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, Ecuador; Divorce and Marriage Records; *Social Security Numbers and Cards (Facsimiles),

29

Administrative records, legal documents, financial records, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1997, 1998,   1.3 Linear feet Folders

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Immigration and Employment for Immigrants from Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Peru; Legal Immigration Documents; *Social Security Numbers and Cards (Facsimiles),

30

Administrative records, legal documents, financial records, 1989, 1993, 1997, 1998, 1999,   0.5 Linear feet Folders

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, Legal Immigration, Employment and Residency from Cuba, United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Services; *Social Security Numbers and Cards (Facsimiles),

31

Administrative records, legal documents, financial records, correspondence, notes, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999,   0.5 Linear feet Folders

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Immigrant Affadavits of Support and Income Tax; Immigrant Travel; Immigration from Cuba; *Social Security Numbers and Cards (Facsimiles),

32

Administrative records, legal documents, financial records, clippings, correspondence, notes, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991,   1.3 Linear feet Folders, Numbered A25.409.182-A39.134.888

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, Union City, New Jersey, Immigration from Cuba and Nicaragua, United States Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service; *Social Security Numbers and Cards (Facsimiles),

33

Administrative records, notes, legal documents, financial records, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991,    0.25 Linear feet Folders, Numbered A39.137.270-A39.142.909

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, Immigration and Employment in the United States for Cuban Citizens; Immigration Forms; *Social Security Numbers and Cards (Facsimiles),

34

Administrative records, financial records, legal documents, notes, photographs, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989,   1.3 Linear feet Folders, Alphabetized A-C

Scope and Content Note

International Rescue Committee, State of New Jersey, Union City, New Jersey, Cuban Immigration and Employment in the United States, Spain; *Social Security Numbers and Cards (Facsimiles),

35

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