Reference Readings: A Work in Progress!


Given the diversity of the topics covered, and the rich literature available in English and Western languages, we are asking our Summer Scholars to review just a selection of titles from each of the Institute Days.  Those strongly recommended for review in advance of the Institute are marked with an asterisk*, and represent works by the Institute presenters or invited guests. Many of the bolded item on this list has been re-viewed from sight.


Day 1: Sunday June 8


*Archived web-site for NEH 13, see the Sidebar at the current Institute site: http//


“Albanians” Ed. Stephan Thernstrom. Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1980.  Pg. 23-28.

Presents the social and cultural makeup of Albanian immigrants in America, discussing their tendency to retain the feudal and clannish aspects of their culture.  Even though they have largely adopted American educational practices, they continue to thrive on discontent and promote large gatherings to celebrate significant Albanian holidays. 


Barany, Zoltan D. The East European Gypsies: Regime Change, Marginality, and Ethnopolitics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002.  Lehman and Barnard. DX145. B37 2002


Bird, Thomas E. “Eastern Orthodox.” Ed. Stephan Thernstrom. Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1980.  Pg. 302-303.

Discusses the plight of Eastern Orthodox dioceses in America, illustrating their difficulties in creating and maintaining equivocal religious traditions.  It claims that, in recent years, Eastern Orthodoxy has moved towards a culturally distinct American Orthodox Church. 


Bird, Thomas E. “Orthodox.” Ed. Stephan Thernstrom. Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1980.  Pg. 762.

Describes the various Orthodox groups in American history, including Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and Orthodox Judaism.  It provides definitions for each religious institution, briefly discussing their traditional demographics and role in American immigrant societies.

David-Fox, Michael. “Cultural Memory in the Century of Upheaval: Big Pictures and Snapshots.” Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History. 2.3 (2008): 601-613. 

This article analyzes the various scholarly approaches to cultural memory, arguing that not one discipline’s definition of memory successfully and succinctly defines the concept.  He claims that an in-depth analysis and conglomeration of approaches to memory can contribute to the study of the Soviet Union and attempt to answer some of its most significant questions. 


Dominguez, Virginia R, and Jane Desmond. “Resituating American Studies in a Critical Internationalism.” American Quarterly. 48.3 (1996): 475-490. Online Resource.

Asserts that there is a lack of foreign scholar contribution in the discipline of American studies, and American academics should be willing to accept foreign approaches to American histories and literatures.  The author provides several ways in which foreign scholars can become more integrated in American disciplines.


Fishkin, Shelley F. “Crossroads of Cultures: the Transnational Turn in American Studies-Presidential Address to the American Studies Association, November 12, 2004.” American Quarterly. 57.1 (2005): 17-57. 

Discusses the transformation of American Studies in the 1960s, promoting a more transnational approach to American studies.  She argues that American scholars need to become more aware of other cultures and their contributions to American studies in order to transform American scholarly work.


Hancock, Ian F. “Gypsies.” Ed. Stephan Thernstrom. Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1980.  Pg. 440-445.

This encyclopedic article analyses the roles of Gypsies in American communities, arguing that they continue to maintain their status as one of the least assimilated ethnic groups in the United States.  It explores the topic through a historical lens, asserting that gypsies have not adopted typical American lifestyles due to their traditional beliefs in social division and maintenance of cultural integrity. 


Heimlich, Evan. “Gypsy Americans.” Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America. Eds. Vecoli, Rudolph J, Judy Galens, Anna J. Sheets, and Robyn V. Young. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1995.  Pp. 627-641.  Lehman  E 184.A1 G14 1995

            Discusses the cultural and social traditions of American Gypsies, arguing that their customs closely relate to those practiced by their Eastern European ancestors.  Heimlich asserts that American Gypsies have largely resisted assimilation; their unique status has resulted in social prejudices and the creation of anti-gypsy laws.


Michelson, Paul E. Romanian Politics, 1859-1871: From Prince Cuza to Prince Carol. Iași, Romania: Center for Romanian Studies, 1998.  Butler DR244 .M54 1998


Morawska, Ewa.  “Exploring Diversity in Immigrant Assimilation and Transnationalism: Poles and Russian Jews in Philadelphia.”  International Migration Review 38, no. 4 (Winter, 2004), pp. 1372-1412.

Investigates different patterns of coexistence of assimilation and transnational engagements (A/T) among recent Polish and Jewish Russian immigrants in Philadelphia and the particular constellations of circumstances that generate these outcomes. It then integrates this analysis into a broader comparative examination of the simultaneity of A/T among residentially dispersed Asian Indians, first-wave Cubans in Miami, and Jamaicans, undocumented Chinese, and Dominicans in New York. The main factors shaping the most common A/T patterns in these seven immigrant groups at the global, sending and receiving society national, and local levels are identified.


*Moya, Jose C. Cousins and Strangers: Spanish Immigrants in Buenos Aires, 1850-1930. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998. Internet resource.  Butler  F3001.9.S7 M6 1998


Russian Emigration at the Crossroads of the XX-XXI Centuries: Proceedings of the International Conference Dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the New Review.  New York: The New Review Publishing, 2012.  Butler    E184.R9 R87 2012g


Day 2 & 3: Monday June 9 & Tuesday June 10


Morning Session


Blackman, Ann.    Seasons of Her Life: A Biography of Madeleine Korbel Albright.  New York: Scribner, 1998.  Lehman  E840.8.A37 B53 1998

Blinken, Vera.  Vera and the Ambassador: Escape and Return. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2009.  Butler  E840.8.B58 A3 2009


Marton, Kati. Enemies of the people: my family’s journey to America.  New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009.  Milstein [Butler]   DB992 .M37 2009

Soros, Daisy M. As I remember it. Fort Bragg, CA: Cypress House, 2007.   Butler  E184.H95 S67 2008g


Afternoon Session


Al-Ali, Nadje, and Khalid Koser. “Transnationalism, International Migration and Home,” in: Najde Al-Ali and Khalid Koser (eds.), New Approaches to Migration Transnational Communities and the Transformation of Home. London and New York: Routledge, 2002, 1-14.


Alba, Richard D. Ethnic Identity: The Transformation of White America. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1990.  Lehman, Barnard, Butler Reserves, Milstein, Offsite.  E184.A1 A45 1990

Examines ongoing and profound ethnic changes among white Americans through the lens of ethnic identity, or ethnic consciousness. Addresses the questions: is ethnic identity a new basis for ethnic solidarity among whites, or should ethnic identity be viewed as “symbolic ethnicity”—a vestigial attachment to a few ethnic symbols imposing little cost on everyday life? This book favors the symbolic ethnicity view. There is a divergence between the long-run and irreversible decline of object ethnic difference among Americans descended from Europeans, and the continuing subjective importance of ethnic origins to many white Americans. The objective ethnic differences include education, work, family, and community. There are four essential features of ethnic identities. 1. Ethnic identities vary widely in salience, or intensity. 2. Ethnic identities tend to be reflected in experiences that are seen as ethnic. 3. Ethnic identities are bound up in the minds of many with family history. 4. Ethnic identities are not typically anchored in strongly ethnic social structures. There is no need for a contradiction between being American and asserting an ethnic identity.


*Balch, Emily Greene.   Our Slavic Fellow Citizens.   New York, Arno Press, 1969.
Butler  E184.S6 B2 1969

Classic by a Nobel Laureate

*Barkan, Elazar and Marie-Denise Shelton.  Borders, Exiles, Diasporas.  Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, 1998.  Lehman  GN495.6 .B65 1998

Esp. “Central Europeans in Diasporan Hollywood in the l940s”

Bauböck, Rainer.  “Towards a Politial Theory of Migrant Transnationalism.”  International Migration Review 37, no. 3 (Fall, 2003), pp. 700-723.


Bodnar, John. The Transplanted: A History of Immigrants in Urban America. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987.  Barnard, Butler Reserves, Milstein, Burke LC.  E184.A1 B59 1987


Bodnar, John E. Workers’ World: Kinship, Community, and Protest in an Industrial Society, 1900-1940. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982.   Butler  HD8083.P43 B6 1982


Bodnar, John E. Ethnic History in Pennsylvania: A Selected Bibliography. Harrisburg, [Pa.: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1974.  Butler Reference.  RO16.9785 P3843


Bommes, Michael, and EwaMorawska.  International Migration Research: Constructions, Omissions, and the Promises of Interdisciplinarity.  Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate, 2005.


Bon Tempo, Carl J. (Carl Joseph). Americans at the gate: the United States and refugees during the Cold War.  Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008.  Butler   JV6601 .B66 2008

Chapter 3 “From Hungary, New Americans,: The United States and Hungarian Refugees” (pp. 60-85) presents the Eisenhauer administration’s Hungarian refugee admissions program as one of the two most important U.S. refugee programs of the 1950s and part of an anticommunist and anti-Soviet Cold War foreign policy.


Braziel, Tara Evans & Anita Mannur, eds. Theorizing Diaspora: A Reader.  Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2003.  Lehman  JV6032 .T44

Burns, Jeffrey M., Ellen Skerrett, Joseph M. White, eds.  Keeping Faith: European and Asian Catholic Immigrants. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2000.   Butler  BX1407.I45 K44 2000

Relevant sections are: The Polish pp. 139-62; The Slovaks pp. 187-90; The Lithuanians pp. 190-92; The Czechs pp. 193-94; The Hungarians pp. 194-97; Eastern Rite Catholics pp. 197-99; Persistence of Ethnicity (Polish Parishes & Lithuanian Cemetery in 1990s) pp. 215-21.


Bulmer, Martin and John Solomos, eds.  Diasporas, Cultures and Identities.  London: Routledge, 2011.  Butler  GF50 .D537 2012g


Case, Holly. Between States: The Transylvanian Question and the European Idea During World War II. Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press, 2009.  Butler Reserves, 208 Butler DR280.7 .C37 2009


Christol, Helene and Serge Ricard, eds.   Hyphenated Diplomacy: European Immigration and U.S. Foreign Policy, 1914-1984.  Aix-en-Provence: Universite de Provence; Marseille: diffusion, J. Laffitte, 1985.  Butler   E744 .H97 1985 NOS

Cohen, Shari J. Politics without a Past: The Absence of History in Postcommunist Nationalism. Durham [N.C.]: Duke University Press, 1999.  Online.


DeConde, Alexander.  Ethnicity, Race, and American Foreign Policy: a History. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1992.  Butler and Barnard.   E184.A1 D29 1992.


Dinnerstein, Leonard, Roger L. Nichols, David M. Reimers.   Natives and Strangers: A History of Ethnic Americans.   New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.  Butler  E184.A1 D49 2010


Dufoix, Stéphane.  Diasporas.  Translated by William Rodarmor.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 2008.  EBOOKS


Dyukov, Aleksandr, and Olesya Orlenko, eds.   Divided Eastern Europe: Borders and Population Transfer, 1938-1947.   Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2012.
Butler   DJK49 .D58 2012g

The relevant chapter in this edited collection is Sebastian Schönemann, “Changing Citizenship: Eastern European DP’s on Their Way to Emigration as Reflected in the Archives of the International Tracing Service,” pp. 174-181.


Elliott, Bruce S., David A. Gerber, and Suzanne M. Sinke.  Letters across Borders: the Epistolary Practices of International Migrants.  New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.


            Three relevant chapters:  Anna D. Jaroszynska-Kirchmann, “As if at a Public Meeting:  Polish American Readers and Editors of Ameryka-Echo, 1922-1969,” pp. 200-222; David A. Gerber, “Epistolary Masquerades: Acts of Deceiving and Withholding in Immigrant Letters,” pp. 141-157; Ann Goldberg, “Reading and Writing across Borders of Dictatorship: Self-Censorship and Emigrant Experience in Nazi and Stalinist Europe,” pp. 158-174.


Fishman, Joshua A. “Language Maintenance and Language Shift: The American Immigrant Case within a General Theoretical Perspective.” Sociologus 16 (1965): 19-39.


*Foner, Nancy, Ruben G. Rumbaut, and Steven J. Gold (eds.), Immigration Research for a New Century: Multidisclipinary Perspectives. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2000.


*Frucht, Richard, ed. Encyclopaedia of Eastern Europe, From the Congress of Vienna to the Fall of Communism. New York and London: Garland Publishing, 2000.   Butler Reference, 301 Butler (Non-Circulating).   R947 En19


Gabaccia, Donna R. and Vicki L. Ruiz, eds.    American Dreaming, Global Realities: Rethinking U.S. Immigration History.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006.   Butler   JV6450 .A585 2006g


Gabaccia, Donna R. “Do We Still Need Immigration History?” Polish American Studies 15, no. 1 (Spring 1998): 45-68.


______________, ed.  Foreign Relations: American Immigration in Global Perspective. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2012.  Butler   JV6450 .G22 2012

*Glynn, Irial, and J. Olaf Kleist, eds.  History, Memory and Migration: Perceptions of the Past and the Politics of Incorporation. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.  Butler   JV6342 .H57 2012

_____________ and Ewa Morawska, eds.  Toward Assimilation and Citizenship: Immigrants in Liberal Nation-States. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.  Lehman  JV6342 .T68 2002

            The volume is based on the conference Integrating Immigrants in Liberal States, which took place on May 8-9, 1998 at the European University Institute, Florence, within the 1997/1998 European Forum on International Migrations. The volume surveys a trend in immigration studies which can be categorized as a turn away from multicultural and postnational perspectives, toward a renewed emphasis on assimilation and citizenship. This volume challenges this new orthodoxy in two directions: one looks at state policies, the other at immigrant practices and adjustments. The first part of the book deals with liberal immigrant-receiving states’ renewed emphasis on citizenship and assimilation. The second part deals with immigrants’ straddling between assimilation and transnationalism. Contributors include: Rogers Brubaker, Han Entzinger, Randall Hansen, T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Ewa Morawska, Peggy Levitt, Ruud Koopmans, and Paul Statham.


*Held, Joseph, ed.  The Columbia History of Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century.  New York Columbia University Press, 1992.   

Esp. the essays by Fischer-Galati and Ivan Volgyes


*Himka, John-Paul, James T. Flynn, and James P. Niessen. Religious Compromise, Political Salvation: The Greek Catholic Church and Nation-Building in Eastern Europe. Pittsburgh: Center for Russian & East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 1993.  Butler   BR738.6 .R44 1993g

            Greek Catholic churches of the Ukrainians, Belorussians, and Romanians had been suppressed in 1946-1948, and the transformation of the former Soviet bloc has now seen the resurrection of these churches. At the annual convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies in 1990, authors sought to answer the question: what is the connection between the Greek Catholic Church and the formation of modern nations in the East European area? Greek Catholicism offers an appropriate combination of eastern and western identities. Though it is also a controversial answer to this problem of how to combine the two identities. The resurgence of the Greek Catholics has thus far been more successful in Ukraine than in Romania.


Kenney, Padraic. The Burdens of Freedom: Eastern Europe Since 1989. Black Point, N.S: Fernwood Pub, 2006.  Butler, Barnard. DJK51 .K464 2006


Kipel, Vituat. “Belarusian Americans” Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America. Eds. Vecoli, Rudolph J, Judy Galens, Anna J. Sheets, and Robyn V. Young. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1995.  Pp. 174-182.   Lehman  E 184.A1 G14 1995

            Concerns the cultural and traditional roles of Belarusian Americans, asserting that they promoted the continuation of Belarusian customs through the creation of secondary schools meant to educate the younger generation on various aspects of traditional Belarusian culture. 


Kivisto, Peter, and Thomas Faist.  Beyond a Border: The Causes and Consequences of Contemporary Immigration.  Los Angeles: Pine Forge Press, 2010.   Lehman   JV6225 .K58 2010
            Chapter 2 presents an overview and literature  review of work on late 19th and early 20th century transatlantic migration from Europe (from southern and eastern Europe, as well as from western and northern Europe) and settlement in the Americas (pp. 18-33).  This chapter summarizes different theories of migration, e.g. the push-pull model, migration models from neoclassical economics, network theory and the new economics of migration, segmented labor markets, a case study of deflecting immigration, and the larger context of immigration (pp. 33-45)  More importantly, the chapters on “Assimilation: Historical Perspective and Contemporary Reframing” (pp. 87-128) and “Transnationalism and the Persistence of homeland Ties” (pp. 127-159) are especially relevant.


Knott. Kim and Sean McLoughlin, eds.  Diasporas: Concepts, Intersections, Identities.  London; New York : Zed Books, 2010.  Barnard.  JV6121 .D53 2010g

*Koinova, Maria. “Diasporas & democratization in the post-communist world,” Communist & Post-Communist Studies, 42(1): 41-64 (March 2009).  ScienceDirect.  E Resource


Lees, Lorraine M. Yugoslav-Americans and National Security During World War II. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2007.  Butler  D769.8.F7 Y84 2007


Levitt, Peggy, and B. Nadya Jaworsky.  “Transnational Migration Studies: Past Developments and Future Trends.” Annual Review of Sociology 33 (207), pp. 129-56.


*Magocsi, Paul R.  “In Step or Out of Step with the Times? Central Europe’s Diasporas and Their Homelands in 1918 and 1989.” Austrian History Yearbook 36 (2005): 169-89.


Magosci, Paul Robert. “Carpatho-Rusyn Americans.”  Stephan Thernstrom, Editor.  Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1980.  Pp. 200-210.

Explores the cultural and national identities of Carpatho-Rusyn Americans, arguing that the Revolution of 1989 and collapse of the Soviet Union, coupled with the “roots fever” phenomenon of the 1970s, contributed to a revitalized interest in rediscovering cultural and personal ties within the Carpatho-Rusyn communities.


 _______________. “Eastern Catholics.”  Stephan Thernstrom, Ed. Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1980.  Pp. 200-210.

Discusses the representation of Eastern Catholicism in American ethnic groups, arguing that traditional Eastern Catholic language and altar configuration variations originally incited criticism from the Roman Catholic Church, forcing Eastern sects to abandon many of their culturally specific traditions.  However, it asserts that, in recent years, ethnic revival has allowed Eastern Catholic churches in American to revive many of their culturally unique religious customs.


*______________.  Historical Atlas of East Central Europe.  Seattle : University of Washington Press, 1993.  Butler  DR36 .S88 v.1

A classic and essential reference work

Mamatey, Victor S. The United States and East Central Europe, 1914-1918. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 1957.

Butler 940.91 M316 and Barnard. D619 .M33.


*Moller, Herbert, ed.  Population Movements in Modern European History.  New York: MackMillan, 1964.  Offsite  314 M736


Morawska, Ewa.  “Intended and Unintended Consequences of Forced Migrations: A Neglected Aspect of East Europe’s Twentieth Century History.” International Migration Review, 34, no. 4 (Winter, 2000), pp. 1049-1087.


Morawska, Ewa.   For Bread with Butter: the Life-Worlds of East Central Europeans in Johnstown, Pennsylavania, 1880-1940.  Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1985.


*Moya, Jose C. “A Continent of Immigrants: Postcolonial Shifts in the Western Hemisphere,” Hispanic American Historical Review, Vol. 86 (1): 1-28, 2006.


*O’Grady, Joseph P., ed. The Immigrants’ Influence on Wilson’s Peace Policies. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1967.   Butler   E768 .I4

      A classic study


*Robila, Mihaela. Eastern European Immigrant Families.  New York: Routledge, 2010.

Lehman  JV7597 .R63 2010 (Offsite)

*Sheffer, Gabriel, ed. Modern Diasporas in International Politics. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1986.   Lehman (Reserves).   JX1391 .M57 1986

Especially the introductory essay by editor


Stephanson, Anders. Manifest Destiny: American Expansionism and the Empire of Right. New York: Hill and Wang, 1995.  Butler Reserves, Milstein, 208 Butler  E179.5 .S82 1996g


Tismaneanu, Vladimir. The Crisis of Marxist Ideology in Eastern Europe: The Poverty of Utopia. London: Routledge, 1988.  Lehman  HX240.7 T57 1988g.


*Ueda, Reed, ed.    A Companion to American Immigration.   Oxford : Blackwell, 2006.
Online Link(s): 

*Vecoli, Rudolph and Suzanne Sinke, eds. A  Century of European Migrations, 1830-1930.  Urbana: University of Illinois, 1991.

Esp. the articles by June Granatir Alexander on ‘chain migration’ and by Ewa Morawska on ‘return migration.’


*Vertovec, Steven and Robin Cohen.  Migration, Diasporas, and Transnationalism.  Northampton, Mass: Edward Elgar, 1999.   Lehman   JV6032 .M54 1999

Many relevant articles, among which include: Harvey M. Choldin (1973), “Kinship Networks in the Migration Process” (pp. 3-15) based on surveys of migrants in Chicago in the 1960s-70s;  James. T. Fawcett (1989), “Networks, Lingages, and Migration Systems” (pp. 16-25) presents a theoretical framework for analyzing migration patterns; Nina Glick Schiller, Linda Basch, and Cristina Blanc-Szanton (1992) “Transnationalism: A New Analytical Framework for Understanding Migration” (pp. 26-49); Aihwa Ong (1996), “Cultural Citizenship as Subject-Making: Immigrants Negotiate Racial and Cultural Boundaries in the United States,” (pp, 112-137), which although about various Asian immigrant groups in the USA, introduces the concepts of cultural citizenship and subject-making, which are important categories for framing migration and diaspora studies; Barbara Schmitter Heisler (1985) “Sending Countries and the Politics of Emigration and Destination” (pp. 154-69) deals entirely with migration within Europe (not transatlantic migration) and the author argues that in that European context sending countries have sought to exert control over migration by promoting “long-term-temporary” rather than “short-term” or “permanent” migration; John A . Armstrong (1976) “Mobilized and Proletarian Diasporas,” (pp. 199-214) presenting categories of diasporas that have since been expanded and revised; James Clifford ( 1994), “Diasporas” (pp. 215-251) is a highly influential article by a prominent anthropologist that asks “what is at stake, politically and intellectually, in contemporary invocations of diaspora.” All of the articles in this section“Old and New Meanings of Diaspora” (pp. 199-462) present important theoretical and methodological contributions to the study of diasporas. 


Wimmer, Andreas, and Nina Glick Schiller. “Methodological Nationalism, the Social Sciences, and the Study of Migration: An Essay in Historical Epistemology.”   International Migration Review 37, no. 3 (Fall, 2003), pp. 576-610.


Wtulich, Josephine.  American Xenophobia and the Slav Immigrant: A Living Legacy of Mind and Spirit.  Boulder, CO: East European Monographs ; New York, NY : Distributed by Columbia University Press, 1994.  Butler   E184.S6 W88 1994g


Wyman, Mark.  Round Trip to America: The Immigrants Return to Europe, 1880-1930.  Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press, 1993.  Butler   E184.E95 W96


*Zahra, Tara.  The Lost Children: Reconstructing Europe’s Families after World War II.  Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2011.   Butler Reserves, 208 Butler   HV640.4.E8 Z34 2011

Day 4: Wednesday June 11




Barkan, Elliot R., Hasia Diner, and Alan M. Kraut, eds.  From Arrival to Incorporation: Migrants to the U.S. in a Global Era.   New York: New York University Press, 2008.
Online Link(s):


Diner, Hasia R.  Lower East Side Memories: A Jewish Place in America.  Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2000.   Barnard.   F128.9.J5 D56 2000

___________.  Jeffrey Shandler, and Beth S. Wenger, eds.  Remembering the Lower East Side: American Jewish Reflections.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000.   Butler   F128.9.J5 R36 2000

___________.  We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence after the Holocaust, 1945-1962.  New York: New York University Press, 2009.
Online Link(s):


Fink, Carole.  Defending the Rights of Others: The Great Powers, the Jews, and International Minority Protection, 1878-1938. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

            She demonstrates the pioneering role of Jewish relief organizations in developing ways to
shape the domestic policies of East European states.

Frank, Tibor.  Double Exile: Migrations of Jewish-Hungarian Professionals through Germany to the United States, 1919-1945.   Oxford, New York : Peter Lang, 2009.  Butler    E184.36.S65 F736 2009

            Discusses the impulses influencing a generation of mostly Jewish Hungarian emigrants, and presents them as a vision of a group rather than a series of personal biographies. Culture transfer from Germany helped shape Hungarian arts and sciences at the highest level of European education. The influences on teaching, learning, and research were exported by eminent exiles from Hungary back to Germany, and then from Germany to the US. Most people leaving Hungary in 1919 and early 1920s were involved in running one of the revolutions of 1918-1919. Professional migration was a European phenomenon after World War I, and was not restricted to Hungary alone. The book uses primarily the author’s own material, based on archival research


Greble, Emily. Sarajevo, 1941-1945: Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Hitler’s Europe. Ithaca, N.Y: Cornell University Press, 2011.  Butler Reserves and Barnard.  D766.62.S37 G74 2011.


*Klein-Pejsova, Rebekah.”`Abandon Your Role as Exponents of the Magyars’: Contested Jewish Loyalty in Interwar (Czecho)Slovakia,” AJS Review, 33(2): 341-362 (Nov. 2009). Butler BM1 .A78a

____________________. “Among the Nationalities: Jewish Refugees, Jewish Nationality,
and Czechoslovak Statebuilding.”  Diss., Columbia Univ., 2007.  Offsite  LD1237.5D 2007. 

____________________. “Beyond the `Infamous Concentration Camps of the Old Monarchy’: Jewish refugee Policy from Wartime Austria-Hungary to Interwar Czechoslovakia,” Austrian History Yearbook, 45: 1-17 (2014).  EJOURNAL


Kochavi, Arieh J.    Post-Holocaust Politics: Britain, the United States, & Jewish Refugees, 1945-1948.   Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001.   Butler  HV640.5.J4 K63 2001
Melzer, Emanuel.  No Way Out: The Politics of Polish Jewry, 1935-1939.   Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, 1997.   Butler  DS135.P6 M4313 1997

Perlman, Robert. Bridging Three Worlds: Hungarian-Jewish Americans, 1848-1914. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1991.  Butler  DS135.H9 P47 1991 (nos)


Polish Jew Year Book: on the Occasion of the Annual Convention of the American Federation for Polish Jews.  (Poilisher Yid yorbukh).  New York: American Federation for Polish Jews, 1933-   .  Butler   893.106 P76

Annual journal in English and Yiddish.

*Rejak, Sebastian.  Jewish Identities in Poland and America: the Impact of the Shoah on Religion and Ethnicity.   London; Portland, OR: Vallentine Mitchell, 2011.  Butler   DS134.56 .R45 2011g

Salsitz, Norman with Stanley Kaish.  Three Homelands: Memories of a Jewish life in Poland, Israel, and America; foreword by Walter Reich.  Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 2002.  Butler  DS135.P62 K6637 2002

Soyer, Daniel. Jewish Immigrant Associations and American Identity in New York, 1880-1939. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1997.   Butler  F128.9.J5 S69 1997

            Examines how Jewish immigrant hometown associations (landsmanshaftn) transformed old-world communal ties into vehicles for integration into American society. This book examines the organizations’ activities. There was a wide variety of landsmanshaftn—ranging from politically radical and secular to Orthodox. Mutual aid guarded lansmanshaft members against economic exigencies, and they were thus able to take advantage of American opportunities. Because the societies furnished benefits, the male role as provider was reinforced. Women participated in events, however, such as formal social events and in many of the regular meetings. Notably, the immigrant organizations aided their war-ravaged hometowns during World War I. Because of restrictions on immigration, the separation between immigrants and their hometowns in Europe solidified their separation from their origins, but reemphasized their identification with the old home.


*Steimanis, Josifs.   History of Latvian Jews; translated by Helena Belova.  Boulder: East European Monographs; New York: Distributed by Columbia University Press, 2002.  Butler   DS135.L33 S7413 2002g

Tenzer, Morton. “The Jews.” The Immigrants’ Influence on Wilson’s Peace Policies. Ed. Joseph P. O’Grady. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 1967. Butler E768 .I4


Wettstein, Howard, ed.   Diasporas and Exiles: Varieties of Jewish Identity.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.   Butler   DS134 .D52245 2002 (nos)

 Day 6: Friday June 13




*Babinski, Miroslaw and Grzegorz Francic.  Poles in History and Culture of the United States of America.  Wroclaw: Zakad Narodowy Im. Ossolinskich, 1979.
Offsite.  E184.P7 P667

     Polish scholars of the Communist era on U.S. Polonia

*Biskupski, Mieczysaw B.   Hollywood’s War with Poland, 1939-1945. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2010.
Online Link(s): Click here for full text.

Blobaum, Robert. Feliks Dzierżyński and the Sdkpil: A Study of the Origins of Polish Communism. Boulder: East European Monographs, 1984.  Butler DK268.D9 B6 1984g


Bodnar, John, Roger Simon, and Michael P. Weber.  Lives of Their Own: Blacks, Italians, and Poles in Pittsburgh, 1900-1960.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1982.   Butler          F159.P69 A22 1982 nos


Buhle, Paul and Dan Georgakas, eds.  The Immigrant Left in the United States.  Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996.   Butler  HN90.R3 I47 1996
            Relevant chapters are Mary E. Cygan, “The Polish-American Left,” (pp. 148-184); and potentially Paule Buhle, “Themes in American Jewish Radicalism” (pp. 77-118), though the Buhle chapter is not necessarily about Jews from the region of interest.


*Bukowczyk, John J.  And my children did not know me: a history of the Polish-Americans    Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1987.   Butler  E184.P7 B84 1987


________________.  Polish Americans and Their History: Community, Culture, and Politics.  Pittsburgh, Pa.: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996.  Butler E184.P7 P6848 1996 (nos)

*Cisek, Janusz.  Polish refugees and the Polish American Immigration and Relief Committee. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2006.  Butler  HV640.5.P66 C57 2006

*Connelly, John. Reflections of Social Change: Polish Rural Sociology, 1930-1965. Trondheim, Norway: NTNU, 2004.  Offsite HN537.5 .C67 2004


*Connelly, John. Captive University: The Sovietization of East German, Czech and Polish Higher Education, 1945-1956. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000.  Butler LC178.G29 C66 2000


Crew, Helen Coale.  Under Two Eagles.  Boston: Little, Brown, and Co., 1930, c1929.
Online Link(s): HathiTrust Digital Library  EBOOKS

Drohojowski, Jan.  Poles in United States; [translated by Krystyna Keplicz].  Warszawa: Krajowa Agencja Wydawnicza, 1976.  Butler  E184.P7D713
Erdmans, Mary Patrice.  Opposite Poles: Immigrants and Ethnics in Polish Chicago, 1976-1990. University Park, Pa.: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1998.  Offsite  F548.9.P7 E73 1998

*Goska, Danusha V.   Bieganski: the Brute Polack Stereotype, its Role in Polish-Jewish Relations and American Popular Culture.   Boston: Academic Studies Press, 2010.   Lehman      DS146.P6 G67 2010

            Having rejected the Bieganski stereotypical model, one must identify other understandings of Polish-Jewish relations. One has to consider the economic features that are often not discussed concerning outbreaks of anti-Semitism among Poles. Stereotyping occurs when insupportable conclusions are drawn from demonstrable facts. In Polish stereotypes, Jews lack strength and do not fight for Poland. Jewish assessments of Poles as workers, peasants or as simpler creatures did not always carry a negative valuation. There is prickly debate around all methods of identification of Poles and Jews. For example, if a Pole focuses on the distinctiveness of the Jewish people in Poland, he can be accused of not recognizing Jews as an integral part of Poland (Nosowski). “Pole” and “Jew” are terms of art and convention.


Greene, Victor. “Poles.”  Ed. Stephan Thernstrom. Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1980.  Pg. 787-803.

Asserts that Poles, one of the largest minority groups in the United States, initially enforced traditional Polish customs through organizations, religious institutions, and social groups.  However, it explains that, following World War II, Polish Americans became much more integrated into American society, waning in support of nationalist ideologies and choosing to identify more with American norms.


Jaroszynska-Kirchmann, Anna D.   The Exile Mission: the Polish Political Diaspora and Polish Americans, 1939-1956. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2004.
Online Link(s): Click here for full text.

*Kapiszewski, Andrzej.  Conflicts across the Atlantic: Essays on Polish-Jewish Relations in the United States during World War I and in the Interwar Years. Krakow: Ksieg. Akademicka, 2004.
Butler E184.36.E86 K36 2004

Kenney, Padraic. Rebuilding Poland: Workers and Communists, 1945-1950. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1997.  Butler  HX315.7.A6 K46 1997.


Lopata, Helena Znaniecka.  Polish Americans.  New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Publishers, 1994.  Lehman  E184.P7 L66 1994

This book analyzes the history and current life-styles of Polonia, the complex ethnic community of Polish Americans. Several basic sociological concepts from the framework: national culture society, political state, country, ethnic community, life-style, statues competition and others. They are applied specifically to Poland, America and Polonia.

McCook, Brian.  The Borders of Integration: Polish Migrants in Germany and the United States, 1870-1924.  Athens: Ohio University Press, c2011.
Online Link(s): Click here for full text.

*Mocha, Frank. ed.  American “Polonia” and Poland: a Sequel to Poles in America: Bicentennial Essays.  Boulder: East European Monographs; New York: Distributed by Columbia University Press, 1998.  Butler  E184.P7 M634 1998g (nos)

Nagorski, Zygmunt.   From Warsaw to Wherever. Washington, DC : Scarith, 2007.   Offsite         E184.P7 N34 2007g


Obidinski, Eugene Edward and Helen Stankiewicz Zand.   Polish Folkways in America: Community and Family.  Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1987.   Butler   E184.P7 O24 1987


Orton, Lawrence D.   Polish Detroit and the Kolasinski Affair.   Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1981.   Offsite   BX4705.K624 O77


Pacyga, Dominic A.  Polish Immigrants and Industrial Chicago: Workers on the South Side, 1880-1922.  Columbia: Ohio State University Press, 1991.  Butler F548.9 .P7 P33 1991.

            Structure, way of life, and collective actions of Polish workers.


Pienkos, Donald E. Pna: A Centennial History of the Polish National Alliance of the United States of North America. Boulder: East European Monographs, 1984.  Butler  E184.P7 P533 1984


_______________. For Your Freedom Through Ours: Polish-American Efforts on Poland’s Behalf, 1863-1991. Boulder: East European Monographs, 1991.  Butler, Lehman  E184.P7 P534 1991g

            Provides a history of the specific aspect of the experience of Poles who migrated to the United States over the past 150 years, but have maintained a concern for the homeland.  The Polish community in America maintains an organized community effort on Poland’s behalf, called “Polonia.” By the 1980s, this included 10-12 million individuals. The goals of the book are first, to bring attention to a subject given little attention, and second, to stimulate greater concern among students of nationality-based groups as to the reason from the continued existence in American society.


Pienkos, Angela T, and Donald E. Pienkos. In the Ideals of Women Is the Strength of a Nation: A History of the Polish Women’s Alliance of America. Boulder: East European Monographs, 2003. 

Butler, Barnard  E184.P7 P54 2003g


Piotrowska-Breger, Krystyna.  America: A Dream Disturbed: The Unhinging of Today’s Polish Immigration. Translated by Bob Laming.  Kraków: Oficyna Wydwnicza “Impuls,” 2005.


*Pisarska, Katarzyna.  The Polish-American Community’s Lobbying for Poland’s Inclusion into NATO = Wysiki Polonii Amerykanskiej na rzecz waczenia Polski do NATO.   Lodz: K. Pisarska, 2003.  Butler E183.8.P7 P57 2003

Polonsky, Antony, and Małgorzata Ornat. Polish-Jewish Relations Since 1984: Reflections of a Participant = Stosunki Polsko-Żydowskie Od 1984 Roku : Refleksje Uczestnika. Kraków: Wydawnictwo “Austeria” Klezmerhojs sp. z o.o, 2009.  Lehman DS135.P6 P653 2009g


*Polish American Studies.  [Chicago, IL, etc., Polish-American Historical Association, etc.] v. 1- 1944-  .    Butler   E184.P7 P75   Location Has:         v.41 (1984)-v.68 (2011)
Online Link(s):  

Full text available from JSTOR Arts & Sciences V Archive Collection: 01/01/1944 to 10/31/2010

Full text available from JSTOR Complete Current Scholarship Collection: 04/01/2000 to 10/31/2010.    EJOURNALS

Polzin, Theresita.  Polish Americans: Whence and Whither.  Pulaski, Wisconsin: Franciscan Publishers, 1973.

            The chapter on post-1945 exile immigration is especially relevant.


Porter, Brian. Faith and Fatherland: Catholicism, Modernity, and Poland. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. Internet resource.


Pula, James S. Polish Americans: An Ethnic Community.  New York: Twayne, 1995.  Butler E184.P7 .P87 1995

            A basis for understanding the complexities of Polish American history and culture.


Radzilowski, John.  The Eagle & the Cross: A History of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America, 1873-2000.  Boulder: East European Monographs; New York: Distributed by Columbia University Press, 2003.  Butler  E184.P7 R339 2003g

_______________. Poles in Minnesota. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2005. 

Butler  F615.P7 R33 2005


Radzialowski, Thaddeus C. “Family, Women, and Gender: The Polish Experience.” Polish Americans and Their History: Community, Culture, and Politics. Ed. John J. Bukowczyk. Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996.  Offsite  DK38.7.P38 R33 1994g


Saunders, Irwin T., and Ewa Morawska.  Polish-American Community Life: A Study of Research.  New York: Community Sociology Training Program, Department of Sociology, Boston University, and The Polish Institute of Arts & Sciences in America, 1975.

A survey of research and literature on Polish-American community life and a presentation of avenues for further research. Includes extensive bibliography.


*Smith, Robert C “Diasporic Memberships in Historical Perspective: Comparative Insights from the Mexican, Italian and Polish Cases.”  International Migration Review 37, no. 3 (Fall, 2003), pp. 724-59.


Wrobel, Paul.  Our Way: Family, Parish, and Neighborhood in a Polish-American Community. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 1979.  Lehman  F574.D49 P78

Day 7: Saturday June 14




Birkerts, Sven.   My Sky Blue Trades: Growing Up Counter in a Contrary Time.  New York: Viking, 2002.   Butler   PE64.B57 A3 2002

Lazda, Mara. “Family, gender, and ideology in World War II Latvia” Gender and War in Twentieth-Century Eastern Europe. Eds. Wingfield, Nancy M, and Maria Bucur-Deckard. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006. . Pgs. 133-156.  Butler DJK48.5 .G46 2006

            The manipulation of gender relations was integral to the construction of power hierarchies for both the Nazis and Soviets, despite their conflicting ideologies. The roles assigned to men and women were important components of military, economic, and polticial policies. Lazda focuses on the Latvian family in order to illustrate the relations among gender, the wartime state, and the Latvian nation under occupation during World War II.


Veidemanis, Juris.  “A Twentieth Century Pioneer Settlement: Latvians in Lincoln County, Wisconsin.” Mid Continent American Studies Journal 4, no 1 (Spring 1963), 13-26.


Zake, Ieva.  American Latvians: Politics of a Refugee Community.   New Brunswick : Transaction Publishers, 2010.  Butler  E184.L4 Z35 2010
            Latvians in American typically call themselves American Latvians which signifies they privilege their ethnic identity over their host country. Eighty percent of the Latvians living in the United States are descendants of political refugees from the destroyed Europe of post-World War Ii. After the Nazi occupation of Latvia ended, and the Soviets re-established the Communist regime in Latvia, a large number of Latvians fled just ahead of the returning Soviet forces, fearing another wave of persecutions. The book focuses on these refugees. The book provides a detailed description of the political experience of the American Latvian community.


*________, ed.  Anti-Communist Minorities in the U.S.: Political Activism of Ethnic Refugees.  New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.  Offsite  HX40 .A58 2009

Includes essays on Vietnamese, Hmong, and Cubans


Granquist, Mark. “Estonian Americans.”
Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America. Eds. Vecoli, Rudolph J, Judy Galens, Anna J. Sheets, and Robyn V. Young. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1995.  Pp. 486-498.   Lehman E184.A1 G14 1995

Illustrates the immigration patterns of Estonian Americans, arguing that, although they assimilated well into American society, they promoted the continuation of Estonian social and cultural traditions through the formation of educational and religious institutions and social organizations.  The Estonian American National Council, centered in New York City, has greatly assisted in successfully uniting members of the ethnic minority, forming coalitions to keep Estonian tradition alive. 


Kukk, Kristi and ToivoRaun, editors.  Soviet Deportations in Estonia: Impact and Legacy: Articles and Life Histories. Translated by Alliki Arro, Madli Puhvel, Lilian Puust.  Tartu: Tartu University Press, 2007.   Butler  D810.D5 S685 2007g

Poldma, Milli.; Vilms, Else.  The Estonian Community of Seabrook, New Jersey: from Displaced Persons Camp to Success in America.  Seabrook, N.J.: Seabrook Educational.  Electronic copy available.


Raun, Toivo. Estonia and Estonians.  Estonia and the Estonians, 2nd updated ed.  Stanford, Calif.: Hoover Institute Press, 2001.  Butler  DK503.54 .R38 2001 

Provides a history of Estonia from the first signs of human habitation to the present day. The importance of Estonia’s geopolitical location is critical to understanding the shaping of its history. Estonia’s small population is a main reason why the war, feminine, and disease was so ruinous for the country. Estonia also has a role as a multinational crossroads. The location has attracted neighboring and remote peoples. The Estonians have succeeded over the centuries in assimilating the immigrant population.


Tiit Tammaru, et al., “The Formation and Development of the Estonian Diaspora,” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 36, no. 7 (2010), 1157-74.  EJOURNAL

*Walko, M. Ann.   Rejecting the Second Generation Hypothesis: Maintaining Estonian Ethnicity in Lakewood, New Jersey.  New York : AMS Press, 1989.   Offsite  F144.L2 W35 1989                      


Day 9: Monday June 16




Beneš, Edvard, and Milan Hauner. The Fall and Rise of a Nation: Czechoslovakia 1938-1941. Boulder: East European Monographs, 2004.   Butler DB2196 .B4613 2004

Concerns Edvard Benes surrender to the Munich Diktat, one of four serious political charges laid out against Benes. The other charges include: accusing him as being the first among East European statesmen during WWII to sell the country to Stalin; accusing Benes of being the main guardian of the artificial “Czechoslovak” union; and, the main architect of the expulsion of over three million Sudeten Germans, in the course of which a quarter of a million allegedly died. The book is a previously unpublished manuscript, with important speeches and official documents blended into Benes’ narrative. Benes’ chief purpose of writing the manuscript was the restoration of Czechoslovakia in the minds of the Anglo-Americans. The book also discusses the Sudeten Crisis, the Munich Diktat of September 1938, Hitler’s invasion of Prague six months later, and the formation of Edvard Benes’s government-in-exile.


*Capek, Thomas.  The Czechs in America.  New York, Arno Press, 1969.  Butler  E184.B67 C29 1969


Freeze, Karen Johnson “Czechs.” Ed. Stephan Thernstrom. Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1980.  Pg. 261-272.

This article illustrates Czech Americans as a geographically and socially divided ethnic population, resisting assimilation yet recognizing its inevitability.  Although they valued education and religion, they disagreed on curriculum and sects, a division that ultimately resulted in the formation of two primary Czech American groups: Catholics and Freethinkers.  They simultaneously existed until after World War I, at which time Czech Americans became more socially divided and largely assimilated into American society. 


Just, Ward.  Exiles in the Garden.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.  Offsite PS3560.U75 E95 2009

King, Jeremy. Budweisers into Czechs and Germans: A Local History of Bohemian Politics, 1848-1948. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 2002.   Butler, Barnard  DB2650.C463 K56 2002

            This book provides a history of the town of Budweis/Budejovice. Residents who were at first “Budweisers” or Habsburg subjects, gradually became Czechs or Germans. The book examines who became Czech and who became German, and what it meant to be one or the other. Definitions of “German” and “Czech” were imprecise and contradictory. As a result, the bilingual population would often switch to the more powerful national side. Likely, some were figured as Germans before the first World War, as Czechs after, as Germans during the Nazi occupation, and as Czechs again in 1945.


*Raska, Francis Dostal.  Fighting Communism from Afar: The Council of Free Czechoslovakia. Boulder: East European Monographs; New York: Distributed by Columbia University Press, 2008.  Offsite   E184.B67 R37 2008g


Vlcek, Frantisek J.  The Story of My life; translation edited by Winston Chrislock.   Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press: Published in cooperation with the Western Reserve Historical Society, 2004.  Online Link(s): Table of contents  and Butler E184.B67 V513 2004


Alexander, June Granatir.   Ethnic Pride, American Patriotism: Slovaks and Other New Immigrants in the Interwar Era.   Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2004.
Online Link(s): Click here for full text.

Barton, Josef John.  Peasants and Strangers: Italians, Rumanians, and Slovaks in an American City, 1890-1950.  Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1975.  Lehman   F499.C69 I83

______________.  “Ethnic Communities in the Making” Peasants and Strangers: Italians, Rumanians, and Slovaks in an American City, 1890-1950.  Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1975.  Lehman F499.C69 I83

This book chapter discusses the varied forms of community building present within Slovak, Rumanian, and Italian immigrant groups, arguing that Slovak immigrant groups primarily organize their lives in conjunction with the Church, whereas Italian and Rumanian groups are more focused on individual success in urban areas while simultaneously maintaining ties with traditional religious and community institutions.


*Ference, Gregory Curtis. Sixteen Months of Indecision: Slovak American Viewpoints toward Compatriots and the Homeland from 1914 to 1915 as viewed by the Slovak Language Press in Pennsylvania. Selinsgrove, PA: Susquehanna University Press, 1994.  Butler  DB2798.7 .F47 1995

Shelley, Thomas J.   Slovaks on the Hudson: Most Holy Trinity Church, Yonkers, & the Slovak Catholics of the Archdiocese of New York, 1894-2000.  Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2002.  Butler  BX4603.Y59 S54 2002

Stolarik, M. Mark.  Growing Up on the South Side: Three Generations of Slovaks in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1880-1976.   Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press ; London: Associated University Presses, 1985.  Butler  F159.B5 S76 1985 /nos
            The goal of the author was to write a history of the Slovak people, for the Slovak people. Traditional concerns of historians such as cross-cultural comparisons or new syntheses were not the focus of this project.


______________.     Immigration and Urbanization: the Slovak Experience, 1870-1918.   New York: AMS Press, 1989.  Lehman  E184.S64 S74 1989 /nos

            More studies of individual ethnic groups have to be made before historians can generalize about the whole immigration process. Slovak leaders in both worlds rejected structural assimilation. They accepted acculturation as necessary for coexistence with foreigners. The industrial northeast portion of the US attracted the majority of Slovak immigrants, especially Pennsylvania. Slovak leaders won official government recognition as a distinct ethnic group and hoped it would help their people to preserve their ethnic identity.


_______________. “The Slovak League of America and the Canadian Slovak League in the Struggle for the Self-Determination of the Nation, 1907-1992,” Slovakia (2007), pp. 7-35.

_______________. Where is My Home? Slovak Immigration to North America, 1870-2010. New York; Bern: Peter Lang, 2012.  Butler E49.2.S64 S76 2012

______________.  “The Role of American Slovaks in Creation of Czecho-Slovakia, 1914-1918.” Slovak Studies 8 (1968): 7–82.   Offsite  891.87 SL57


____________.  Streetcar Parishes: Slovak Immigrants Build Their Nonlocal Communities, 1890-1945.   Selinsgrove: Susquehanna University Press, 2010.  Butler  F158.9.S64 Z43 2010

Day 10: Tuesday June 17




Bognár, Desi K, Katalin Szentpaly, and Tibor Szy. Hungarians in America: A Biographical Directory of Professionals of Hungarian Origin in the Americas. Mt. Vernon, N.Y: Afi Publication, 1971.  Butler Reference, 301 Butler (Non-Circulating) R043.6 Sz912

This directory gives biographies of thousands of professional men and women of Hung. Origin in the US, Canada, and Central and South America. Contribution of Hungarians is substantial. The book describes the achievements, work, and contribution of Hungarians in America in sciences, finance, industry, economy, education, business, and the arts.


Deák, István. The Lawful Revolution: Louis Kossuth and the Hungarians, 1848-1849. New York: Columbia University Press, 1979. Butler, Lehman, Offsite DB937 .D42


*Deak, Zoltan.  This Noble Flame: Portrait of a Hungarian Newspaper in the USA, 1902-1982: an Anthology.  New York: Heritage Press, 1982.  Offsite  E184.H95 T47 1982

A collection of important articles in the Hungarian press, translated into English

Deák, István. Shades of 1848: War, Revolutions, and Nationality Conflict in Austria-Hungary, 1914-1920. New York, N.Y.: Columbia University, Institute on East Central Europe, 1970.  Offsite CN8 D39


Dikovics, John.  Twenty-five years of Presbyterian work among Hungarians in the United States, 1902-1927: an Historical Address at the Biennial Conference on Presbyterian Work among Hungarians, Youngstown, Ohio, September 20-22, 1927.  New York: Board of National Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., [1927].  Offsite <Burke Library Pamphlet Collection> (Non-Circ)  SH56P 1927

______________.  St. Stephen of Hungary Church, 1901-1978: a chapter to the ethnic history of New York City = Szent Istvan Egyhazkozseg, 1901-1978: adalekok New York nemzetisegi tortenstehez. New York: Catholic Pub. Co., 1979.  Offsite  BX4603.N6 S734


Fekete, Márton. Prominent Hungarians: Home and Abroad. München: Aurora, 1966.  Butler CT963 .F44, Offsite, Lehman (non-circulating)

Szepsi Csomber literary circle acts as host to scholars for the discussion of various aspects of Hungarian literature. Information in the book includes date of birth, education, specialization, places of work, address etc.

Glant, Tibor. Through the Prism of the Habsburg Monarchy: Hungary in American Diplomacy and Public Opinion during World War I. Boulder, Colo.: Social Science Monographs; Highland Lakes, N.J.: Atlantic Research and Publications; New York: Distributed by Columbia University Press, 1998.  Butler  UA646.8 .W36 1982 v.36


Glanz, Susan. “Economic Platforms of the Various Political Parties in the Elections of 1945.” Hungary in the Age of Total War (1938-1948). Ed. N.F. Dreisziger. New York: Distributed by Columbia University Press, 1998.


Gracza, Rezsoe, Margaret Y. Gracza, and Miriam Butwin. The Hungarians in America. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Co, 1969. 

The Book traces the history of Hungarians in the US from the discovery of America to the present day and discusses their contributions of the physical and spiritual development of their new country.


Hanebrink, Paul A. In Defense of Christian Hungary: Religion, Nationalism, and Antisemitism, 1890-1944. Ithaca, N.Y: Cornell University Press, 2006.  Butler and Burke DB955.H34 2006


Harmat, Endre.  Hello, New York!  Budapest, Gondolat, 1967.  Offsite  F128.3 .H3

In Hungarian.

Hungarian American Federation.  Cleveland, Ohio [1908- no. 1-  .  Butler E184.H95 H95
Location Has: no.1 (1908)

Kürti, László.  Hungarian Folk Music in the United States. [electronic resource] Washington, DC: Smithsonian Folkways Records, 1983.
Online Link(s): Click here for access.

*Lengyel, Emil.  Americans from Hungary.  Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Co. [1948]
Offsite  325.73 L547

*Lukacs, John. Confessions of an Original Sinner.  New York: Ticknor & Fields, 1990.
Butler  D15.L83 A3 1990 and Offsite  D15.L83 A3 1990

Memoirs of an important historian

__________.  Last Rites. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.  Butler  D15.L83 A3 2009

Makar, Janos. The Story of an Immigrant Group in Franklin, New Jersey, including a Collection of Hungarian Folk Songs Sung in America. Translated by August J. Molnar. Franklin, N.J., 1969].  Butler BX8949.F7 M33 1969

*Nagy, Karoly and Peter Pastor, eds.  The Legacy of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution: Five
Participants Forty Years Later: Andrew P. Fodor, Janos Horvath, Bela K. Kiraly, Karoly Nagy, Laszlo Papp.
  New Brunswick, NJ: Hungarian Alumni Association, 1996.  Butler  DB957 .L38 1996a


Nemes, Robert. Between Reform and Revolution: Associations, Culture and Politics in Budapest, 1800-1849. , 1999.  Offsite LD1237.5D 1999 .N464


____________. “The Revolution in Symbols : Hungary in 1848-1849.” Constructing Nationalities in East Central Europe. Eds. Pieter M. Judson and Marsha L Rozenbilt. New York: Berghahn Books, 2005.  Butler DAW1048 .C66 2005


Niessen, James, ed.  Religious Compromise, Political Salvation: the Greek Catholic
Church and Nation-Building in Eastern Europe
.  Pittsburgh: Center for Russian&  East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 1993.  Butler  BR738.6 .R44 1993g

Papp, Susan M. Hungarian Americans and Their Communities of Cleveland. Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland State University: Orders through Ethnic Heritage Studies, Dr. Karl Bonutti, Cleveland State University, 1981.  Butler  F499.C69 H956 1981


*Pastor, Peter. Hungary between Wilson and Lenin: The Hungarian Revolution of 1918-1919 and the Big Three. Boulder: East European Quarterly, 1976.  Butler  DB955 .P35

                        The book provides a detailed study of the relations of Hungary and the Big Three since the life of the Karolyi government depended on the disposition of the great powers. The democratic ideals of Wilson, and his calls for new diplomacy and internationalism were embraced by Hungarian revolutionaries. Racial prejudices, anti-Magyarism and anti-Semitism of many of the diplomats contributed to the Allies’ unfriendly attitude toward Hungary. The reorganization of Hungarian foreign policy toward Russia was an implicit part of Karolyi’s policy. The recognition by the Allies of the government run by Admiral Horthy was seen as the last example of the betrayal of the ideas of Wilson. The Horthy leadership’s refusal to accept the Treaty at Trianon from the moment it was signed doomed all hopes for international stability in East Central Europe.

Pasztory, Esther. Remove Trouble from Your Heart. Boulder, Colo.: East European Monographs; New York: Distributed by Columbia University Press, 2008.  Offsite  CT275.P398 A3 2008g

Perlman, Robert.  From shtetl to milltown: Litvaks, Hungarians, and Galizianers in western Pennsylvania, 1875-1925.  Pittsburgh: Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, 2001.

NYPL: *PXY 03-2262

Pók, Attila. The Politics of Hatred in the Middle of Europe: Scapegoating in Twentieth Century Hungary: History and Historiography. Szombathely: Savaria University Press, 2009. 

Butler, Lehman HN420.5.Z9 S6276 2009g


*Puskas, Julianna. Ties That Bind, Ties That Divide: 100 Years of Hungarian Experience in the United States; translated by Zora Ludwig.  New York: Holmes & Meir, 2000.  Butler  E184.H95 P89 2000

Sakmyster, Thomas L. Hungary, the Great Powers, and the Danubian Crisis, 1936-1939. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1980.  Butler DB955.S24


Souders, D. A. (David Aaron), b. 1856. The Magyars in America.… with an introduction by Charles Hatch Sears. New York: George H. Doran Company [c1922]  Offsite  325.73 So8

Sugar, Peter F., ed.  Eastern European Nationalism in the Twentieth Century.
Lanham, Md.: American University Press, 1995.  Lehman  DJK49 .E17 1995 nos

            Eastern Europe, a label applied to the lands situated between the German and Italian speaking region in the West and the Russian-Ukrainian-Belarus region in the east, is a term that is not accepted and is even resented by those who live there. They consider themselves to live geographically in Central Europe or Southeastern Europe and culturally to belong to the West. Yet, in the West, they are considered to be Eastern Europeans. During the Cold War, this neglect of the more than 130 million people who live in the region became even worse: they were considered nothing more than satellites of the Soviet Union, incapable of deciding their own fate just as they had been in the earlier part of the century when they followed Germany’s lead.

The end of the Cold War, the collapse both of the Soviet Union and of communist parties around the globe, and the end of communist rule in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet rule in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet empire spurred a deeper and more prolonged interest in these people and countries and it was the interest that prompted this volume. This book is not designed for experts, but for those who would like to know why the people of this region behave as they do since gaining their independence, and why nationalism has replaced communism as the major force dictating their behavior.

This book is a collection of the articles dedicated to nationalism in different countries of that region. The articles are: “Albanian Nationalism in the Twentieth Century”; “The Course and Discourses of Bulgarian Nationalism“; ”Czech and Slovak Nationalism in the Twentieth century”; “Hellenism and the Modern Greeks”; “Nation , National Minorities, and Nationalism in Twentieth-Century Hungary”; “The Poles and the Search for a National Homeland”; “Romanian Nationalism: An Ideology of Integration and Mobilization”; “The Yugoslav Peoples”; “Nationalism, The Victorious Ideology.”


Teleky, Richard. Hungarian Rhapsodies: Essays on Ethnicity, Identity, and Culture.  Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1997.
Online Link(s): Click here for full text.

United States. Congress. Senate. Justice for Hungary. Petition Submitted by the Executive Committee of Arrangement, National Convention of American Citizens of Hungarian Descent, to the Congress of the United States relative to a plea for justice for Hungary and peace for Europe. Presented by Mr. La Follette. March 3, 1923. — Ordered to be printed with illustrations. [electronic resource] Series: United States congressional serial set ; serial set no. 8171 Senate document (United States. Congress. Senate); 67th Congress, no. 346.  Washington, D.C., 1923.
Online Link(s): Click here for full text.


*Vardy, Steven Bela.  “Archduke Otto von Habsburg and American Hungarian Émigrés during and after World War II.”  East European Quarterly 36.4 (Winter 2002): 441-163.


*______________.  The Hungarian-Americans.  Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1985.  Butler  E184.H95 V37 1985

______________ and Agnes Huszar Vardy. Hungarian Americans in the current of history.  Boulder: East European Monographs, 2010.  Butler  E184.H95 V374 2010

*Weinstock, S. Alexander.  Acculturation and Occupation: A Study of the 1956 Hungarian Refugees in the United States. The Hague: Nijhoff, 1969.  Offsite  E184.H95 W4


Zikmund, Barbara Brown.  Hidden Histories in the United Church of Christ. New York: United Church Press, 1984-  Burke [UTS] LC Stacks BX9884 .H53 1984


Day 12: Thursday June 19



Baletic, Zvonimir. “International Migration in Modern Economic Development, with Special Reference to Yugoslavia.” International Migration Review 6 (1982), no. 4, 736-56.


Cizmic, Ivan. History of the Croatian Fraternal Union of America, 1894-1994.   Zagreb: Golden Marketing, 1994.  Butler HS2046.C7 C59 1994g

Colic-Peisker, Val.    Migration, Class, and Transnational Identities: Croatians in Australia and America.   Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2008.
Online Link(s): 


Danforth, Loring M. The Macedonian Conflict: Ethnic Nationalism in a Transnational World. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 1995.  Lehman, Butler, Barnard DR2173 .D36 1995


Hockenos, Paul. Homeland Calling: Exile Patriotism & the Balkan Wars. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 2003.  Lehman  DR1309 .H63 2003.

            Detailed report of the history, and recent life of Balkan diaspora.


Kraljic, Frances.  Croatian Migration to and from the United States 1900-1914  Palo Alto, Calif.: Ragusan Press, 1978.  Butler  JV6804 .K7

*Lees, Lorraine M.  Yugoslav-Americans and National Security During World War II.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2007.   Butler  D769.8.F7 Y84 2007


*Prpic, George J.  The Croatian Immigrants in America.  New York, Philosophical Library, [1971]  Butler  E184.C93 P7

Winland, D.  “The Politics of Desire and Disdain: Croatians between ‘Home’ and ‘Homeland’.” American Ethnologist, 29 (2002), 693–718.


Zivich, Edward Andrew.    From Zadruga to Oil Refinery: Croatian Immigrants and Croatian-Americans in Whiting, Indiana, 1890-1950.  New York: Garland Pub., 1990.  Offsite F534.W47 Z58 1990



Bock-Luna, Birgit.   The Past in Exile: Serbian Long-Distance Nationalism and Identity in the Wake of the Third Balkan War. Berlin : Lit, 2007.  Lehman  E184.S5 B635 2007g

            In this book of identity politics, memory and long-distance nationalism among Serbian migrants in California, the author examines the complicated ways in which visions of the past are used to form Diaspora subjects and make claims to the homeland in the present. The author is interested in how the Yugoslav disintegration influenced political practices as well as discourses on national and personal identity, nationalism, and memory in exile. The book is not about migration or Yugoslavia, Serbia, and the wars of disintegration, but these issues are touched upon when they are relevant for the interlocutors who participated in the research.

Brunnbauer, Ulf.  Transnational societies, Transterritorila Politics: Migrations in the (Post-) Yugoslav region 19th-21st century.  Munich: R. Oldenbourg, 2009.  Butler  JV8331 .T73


Colakovic, Branko M.  Yugoslav Migrations to America.  San Francisco: R & E Research Associates, 1973.


*Lees, Lorraine M.  Yugoslav-Americans and national Security During World War II. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press, 2007.  Butler D769.8 .F7 Y84 2007.


Lockwood, William G. “Bosnian Muslims.” Ed. Stephan Thernstrom. Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1980.  Pg. 184-186.

Explores the immigration patterns of Bosnian Americans, arguing that, upon settlement in the Chicago area, they formed close communities.  However, as they pursued Westward migration, their traditional social and cultural patters disintegrated. 


*Padgett, Deborah.  Settlers and Sojourners: A Study of Serbian Adaptation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. New York: AMS Press, Inc., 1989.

Offsite.  F589.M69 S516 1989   


Petrovich, Michael B. and Joel Halpern. “Serbs.” Ed. Stephan Thernstrom. Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1980.  Pg. 916-926.

            This article primarily analyzes the stark differences between pre- and post-World War II Serbian immigrants to America, arguing that post-war immigrants represented a more affluent and educated ethnic group.  These variations resulted in a mass pessimistic attitude towards the United States and promotion of specifically Serbian organizations and language within previous immigrant communities.


Prpic, George J.   South Slavic Immigration in America.  Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1978.
Butler  E184.S6 P73


Stevanovic, Bosiljka. “Serbian Americans” Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America. Eds. Vecoli, Rudolph J, Judy Galens, Anna J. Sheets, and Robyn V. Young. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1995.  Lehman  E 184.A1 G14 1995


Thernstrom, Stephan, Ed. “Albanians,” Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1980.  Pg. 23-28.

Vrga, Djuro J. and Frank J. Fahey.  Changes and Socio-Religious Conflict in an Ethnic Minority Group: the Serbian Orthodox Church in America.  San Francisco: R and E Research Associates, 1975.   Burke [UTS] LC Stacks  BX714.U5 V7


Day 13: Friday June 20




Bodek, Richard and Simon Lewis, eds.   The Fruits of Exile: Central European Intellectual Immigration to America in the Age of Fascism.  Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2010.  Butler  E169.1 .F865 2010 NOS


Brzyski, Anna, and Peter Chametzky, editors. Modernism and Nationalism, Postmodernism and Postnationalism?, Centropa 1, no. 3 (September 2001).  Avery (Non-Circulating)  AB C3324


Brzyski, Anna, and Adrienne Kochman, editors.  Parallel Narratives: Construction of National Art Histories in Central Europe, Centropa 8, no. 3 (September 2008).  Avery (Non-Circulating)   AB C3324


Chernow, Burt.  Christo and Jeanne-Claude: A Biography.   New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2002.  Avery Fine Arts (Non-Circulating)  NB893 C5 C42


Farver, Jane; Luis Camnitzer and Rachel Weiss. Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin 1950s-1980s.  Exhibition catalogue.  New York: Queens Museum of Art, 1999.  Avery Fine Arts (Non-Circulating)  N6494 C62 G51


Greene, Victor R.  A Singing Ambivalence: American Immigrants Between Old World and New, 1830-1930.  Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 2004.  US History & Literature Reading Rm. 502 Butler (Non-Circ)  ML3551 .G697 2004


Krzysztof Wodiczko.  London: Black Dog Publishing, 2011.  Avery-LC (Non-Circulating)  N7255.P63 W6435 2011g


Mansbach, Steven. Graphic Modernism from the Baltic to the Balkans, 1910-1930.  New York:

The New York Public Library, 2007.  Avery Fine Arts (Non-Circulating)  NC997 M31 


*______________.  Modern Art in Eastern Europe, from the Baltic to the Balkans, ca.1890-1939. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999.  Avery Fine Arts (Non-Circulating)  ND195 M313 and Barnard.  N6758 .M352 1999

Classic, prioneering study.


Mercer, Kobena, ed.  Exiles, Diaspora & Strangers.  Cambridge, Ma.: MIT Press, 2008.

Avery Fine Arts (Non-Circulating)  N6490 M54


Piotrowski, Piotr.  Art and Democracy in Post-Communist Europe.   London: Reaktion Books, 2012.  Avery-LC (Non-Circulating)   NX542 .P4613 2012g


___________________.  In the Shadow of Yalta: Art and the Avant Garde in Eastern Europe, 1945-1989.  London: Reaktion Books, 2007.  Avery Fine Arts (Non-Circulating)  N72 P6 P65



Day 16 : Monday June 23





Benson, Susan P, Stephen Brier, and Roy Rosenzweig. Presenting the Past: Essays on History and the Public. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1986.  Butler, Milstein E175.8.P83 1986

People’s history projects can be a potent force for sustaining a vision of social change. History can empower people, it can be used to teach people that the social, political, economic and cultural institutions are the products of human agency and historical choices. Seeing how historical individuals made and remade social life, we can gain a new vision of our present and future.


*Biographical directory of scholars, artists, and professionals of Croatian descent in the United States and Canada.  Chicago, Ill. : Francis H. Eterovich, -1970. Began in 1963.  Butler E184.C93 B5   Location Has: 1964/65

Boym, Svetlana. The Future of Nostalgia. New York: Basic Books, 2001.  Butler Milstein.  CB427 .B67 2001nos


Connerton, Paul. How Societies Remember. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Butler  BF378.S65 C66 1989


Dalbello-Lovrić, M.  Croatian Diaspora Almanacs: A Historical and Cultural Analysis.” Doctoral dissertation in Library Sciences, University of Toronto, 1999.

Full text available electronically through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses


*Deak, Zoltan. This Noble Flame: Portrait of a Hungarian Newspaper in the USA, 1902-1982: an Anthology. [New York]: Heritage Press, 1982.  Offsite  E184.H95 T47 1982

A collection of important articles in the Hungarian press, translated into English

*Deyrup, Marta M., James Niessen and Wojciech Siemaszkiewicz, eds. Based on the original guide prepared by Robert Scott; with a foreword by James G. Neal. Hungarian, Czech and Polish Diaspora Collections in the U.S. and in the Homelands: Guide to East European Resources in the New York Metropolitan Area. Special issue, Slavic and East European Information Resources 14(4), 2014.   The entire journal as well as individual articles may be purchased from Taylor and Francis Columbia University Libraries also maintains an online subscription to SEEIR:

            This 398 page, special issue of Slavic & East European Information Resources provides a comprehensive guide to East European diasporic collections in the New York metropolitan area as well as original articles on the state of Hungarian, Czech and Polish library and archival collections in the United States and in the Homelands.  Its release was timed to coincide with the NEH 2014 Summer Seminar and much of the material is directed to help summer seminar participants complete their projects. For more information about the resources listed or for any questions concerning the issue itself, please contact Marta Deyrup (, James Niessen ( and Wojciech Siemaszkiewicz  (


Gakovich, Robert P. and Milan M. Radovich.  Serbs in the United States and Canada: a Comprehensive Bibliography.  St. Paul, Minn.: Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota, 1992.  Butler  Z1361.S4 G3 1992g

Halbwachs, Maurice, and Lewis A. Coser. On Collective Memory. Chicago, Ill: University of Chicago Press, 1992.  Lehman  BF378.S65 H35 1992

Jerabek, Esther.   Czechs and Slovaks in North America : a bibliography. New York: Czechoslovak Society of Arts & Sciences in America, 1976.  Butler Reference, 301 Butler (Non-Circulating)  R016.32573 J47

Koiva, Enn O.  Using Estonian/American Based Culture Models for Multi-Cultural Studies: An Innovative Approach to Studying the Multi-Cultural, Multi-Ethnic Experience.  1999.

Electronic copy available.


Lebel, Udi. “Exile From National Identity: Memory Exclusion As Political.”  National Identities 11.3 (2009): 241-262.


*Miller, Olga K.   Genealogical Research for Czech and Slovak Americans.  Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1978.  Offsite CS524 .M54

By a curator at the LDS Center

Panero, James. “What’s A Museum?” New Criterion 30.7 (2012): 4-12.


*Rechcigl, Miloslav.  Czech-American Historic Sites, Monuments, and Memorials.  Olomouc-Ostrava: M. Rechcigl, 2004.  Avery (Non-Circulating)  AA9345 R24

Salmre, Pia Linda.  A Historical Descriptive Study of Estonian American Ethnic Media and Popular Culture, 1944-1991.  Dissertation: Thesis (Ph. D.)–Howard University, 1994.

Full text available electronically through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses


Serb World U.S.A. [Tucson, Ariz.: Serb World USA, 1984-
Online Link(s): HathiTrust Digital Library

Simor, George.  Guide to the Archives of the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America.
New York: The Institute, 1987.  Rare Book, Butler 6th Fl. East (Non-Circulating).  B016-.091Un2 N4822

Slavic New York.   New York: Baruch College of The City University of New York, 1984.
Butler  F128.18 .S55 1984g

This 1984 booklet is a list of Slavic organizations in New York, including libraries and manuscript depositories, associations, media, churches, bookstores and art shops, restaurants and food stores, and neighborhoods.


Szeplaki, Joseph, comp. & ed. Hungarians in the United States and Canada: a Bibliography: Holdings of the Immigration History Research Center of the University of Minnesota. Minneapolis]: Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota, 1977.
Barnard Reference (Non-Circulating)  E184.H95 M56 1977g and Butler Reference, 301 Butler (Non-Circulating)  R016-.32573 Sz26

_____________, comp.  Hungarian Newspapers in Microform Available in the United States and Canada. Youngstown, Ohio: Catholic Hungarians’ Sunday, 1977.  Butler Reference, 301 Butler (Non-Circulating)  R016.074391 Sz26


Szy, Tibor, ed.  Hungarians in America; a Biographical Directory of Professionals of Hungarian Origin in the Americas. New York: Kossuth Foundation [1966]  Offsite E184 .H95 S9 1966

Wertsman, Vladimir.  Directory of Ethnic & Multicultural Publishers, Distributors and Resource Organizations.  3rd ed.  New York: D. Cohen, 1995.  Butler reference, 301 Butler (non-circulating) R061 D62884


Wolynska, Eva, comp.   Polish American Anniversary Booklets and Miscellaneous Publications at Connecticut Polish American Archive and Manuscript Collection.   New Britain: Central Connecticut State University, 1994.  Offsite  Z1265 .C9 1994

World’s fair memorial of the Czechoslovak group (Czechs and Slovaks) international exposition, Chicago, 1933, incorporated.  Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.). Czechoslovak Group.  Chicago, 1933.  Offsite  325.73 C996


*Wynar, Lubomyr Roman; with the assistance of Pat Kleeberger.   Slavic Ethnic Libraries, Museums, and Archives in the United States: a Guide and Directory.  Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, American Library Association; Kent, OH: Center for the Study of Ethnic Publications, School of Library Science, Kent State University, 1980.  Butler Reference, 301 Butler (Non-Circulating)   R026.973 W99  


*Zecker, Robert.  Race and America’s Immigrant press: How the Slovaks were Taught to Think like White People. New York : Continuum, 2011.  Offsite  PN4885.S47 Z43 2011

Zurawski, Joseph W.   Polish American History and Culture: A Classified Bibliography.  Chicago: Polish Museum of America, 1975.  Butler Reference, 301 Butler (Non-Circulating)  R016.32573 Z87




*Frank, Tibor, and Frank Hadler, eds.  Disputed Territories and Shared Pasts: Overlapping National Histories in Modern Europe.  Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.  Butler  D13.5.E85 D57 2011


__________.  Ethnicity, Propaganda, Myth-Making: Studies on Hungarian Connections to Britain and America, 1848-1945.  Budapest: Akademiai Kiado, 1999.  Butler  DB945 .F73 1999


Johnson, Jill Ann. “Teaching Culture: Experiences in a Croatian Diaspora.”  Doctoral Dissertation, University of Washington, 2009.

Full text available electronically through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses


Kolva, Enn O.  Using Estonian/American Based Culture Models for Multi-Cultural Studies: An innovtative Approach to Studying the Multi-cultural Multi-Ethnic Experience.  Andover, CT: Estonian/American Culture Models, 1979.  Available online at:


*Micgiel, John S., ed.  The Transformations of 1989-1999: Triumph or Tragedy? New York: East Central European Center, Columbia University, 2000.  Lehman  JN96.A58 T7 1999
An anthology of some of the papers presented at a conference that took place at Columbia University’s East Central European Center and the Harriman Institute on February 26-27, 1999. At the conference, Rajan Menon, Glenda Rosenthal, Elizabeth Valkenier, Stanislaw Wellisz, and the author John Micgiel, chaired panels. Issues addressed include: identity, Western influences, the political economy of transformation, institution-building, and institutionalism, and new paradigms of wealth and culture. Daniel Cordes discusses communitarian arguments for the division of a multinational state. Gabriel Topor addresses the question as to why violent ethnic conflict take place after the collapse of Communism in the ex-Yugoslavia, but not in Romania. Four essays address the theme of the role and influence of the West on democratizing countries. Three other papers address the political economy of the transformation. Some articles also discuss new paradigms of wealth and culture. Many other topics are also included.


*____________, ed.  Wilsonian East Central Europe: current perspectives.  New York : Pilsudski Institute, 1995.  Lehman  DAW1049 .W55 1995g

            This book is a collection of articles dedicated to problems of East Central Europe. The tragedy of Yugoslavia, the breakup of Czecho-Slovakia and the persistence of national minority problems in East Central Europe (the Hungarians in Romania and Slovakia, the Poles in Lithuania, or the Turks in Bulgaria comprise only a partial list), raise the fundamental question of the stability of East Central Europe. It is the second time in the twentieth century that this region has emerged as truly independent: after the First World War and today, after the collapse of communism. It is no wonder that parallels are being drawn, linking criticism of present conditions with a critique of Wilsonian East Europe based on the principles of national self-determination and democracy.


*Zahra, Tara.  “Going West.”  East European Politics and Society, 25, no. 4 (2011): 785-91.

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