Immigrant Stories is a research and archiving project run by the Immigration History Research Center (IHRC) at the University of Minnesota. Immigrant Stories helps immigrants, refugees, and their family members create digital stories: brief videos with images, text, and audio about a personal experience.
The IHRC has supported teaching and research about immigration since 1965. Our partner, the IHRC Archives, is North America's largest archive of immigrant life. The IHRC Archives will professionally preserve all Immigrant Stories, ensuring that students, researchers, and the public will be able to watch these videos decades from now.
This project defines "immigrant" broadly. Our collection contains digital stories from people living outside their country of birth as well as stories created by their children and grandchildren. Immigrant Stories also welcomes stories from international students, international adoptees, and people who do not feel that their stories fit a particular, or just one, category. All stories are important, and we invite you to make a video and share yours with us.
To learn more about Immigrant Stories, visit our website. You can also watch the hundreds of videos already in our collection in this digital library.