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Open Archive: An Immigrant Family Story

February 28, 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Rita Daniels’s alien registration card, 1942. Collection of the Historical Society of Princeton

Daniel and Rita Daniele were just two of the many Italian immigrants who settled in Princeton during the late 19th and early 20th century, drawn by the University’s expansion and the opportunity for a new life. Stop by the Discovery Center in the Princeton Public Library to explore the history of one of Princeton’s largest immigrant communities through documents that reveal one family’s story.

The Historical Society of Princeton’s Open Archive series allows visitors to interact with little-seen artifacts and documents from HSP’s vast collection. Featuring a different theme each time, these events present historical material with minimal interpretation (no labels or glass boxes here!) and encourage visitors to make observations, ask questions, and be the historian themselves. HSP’s Curator of Collections and Research will be on hand to share information and answer any questions. Discovery Center


This program is part of the Princeton Migrations Project.




This program is presented with support  from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


February 28, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


65 Witherspoon Street

Princeton, NJ 08542 United States
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