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Inventory of the Interpreter Releases Records. 1955-1983.

Summary Information
Title: Interpreter Releases Records.
Dates: 1955-1983
Extent: 27 linear ft.
Language: In English
Collection Number: GEN
Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. Immigration History Research Center

Access and Use

Biographical/Historical Note

Records of Interpreter Releases contains correspondence, subject files, and resource materials on a variety of topics (particulary related to U.S. immigration legislation) produced and accumulated by editorial staff of Interpreter Releases. Also includes speeches presented by Maurice Roberts, long term editor of the circular.

Collection Scope and Content Note

Interpreter Releases began publication in 1923 under the auspices of the Foreign Language and Information Service, which later became the Common Council for American Unity and, eventually, the American Council for Nationalities Services. It contained information on immigration law, quotas, immigrant services, and more, and was provided to social workers, service organizations, and libraries, among others. Recently, the publication was purchased by Federal Publications Inc. and is still being published by that company.

Subject Terms
Index Terms
  • This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Roberts, Maurice A.
  • Interpreter releases.
  • American Council for Nationalities Service.
  • Common Council for American Unity.
  • Foreign Language Information Service (U.S.)
  • Publishers and publishing.
  • Emigration and immigration law--United States.
  • Immigrants--Services for--United States.
  • Interpreter releases.