Contents and Arrangement

II: Reasons for Coming to America, dates not examined

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The Roman and Arabic numerals on the documents were present in the collection before processing. The intended structure they imply has been preserved. Additionally, whenever a topic title was evident, it was used. In absence of a clear uniform title, the similar content of the essays led to the derivation of a descriptive title for the section.

Collection History


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jennifer Groom in 1999. Finding aid written by Jannon Stein in 2000.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

II: Reasons for Coming to America; Essays by Jewish-American Immigrant Women, C0880, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Related Materials

Winning essays were originally published in The Immigrant (New York City, New York: National Council of Jewish Women, 1921-1930)