Today, a brand-new exhibition goes live on Europeana. ‘Leaving Europe: A new life in America’ tells the story of European emigration to the United States during the 19th and 20th centuries.
It’s the result of an exciting collaboration with the Digital Public Library of America [DPLA] and uses more than 100 photographs, manuscripts, newspapers, paintings, letters, audio and government documents to chart peoples’ journeys across the European continent and their settlement in the United States. Many of these images have rarely been made available before.
Europeana’s contributing partners to the exhibition include the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the National Gallery of Ireland, the Jewish Museum of London, the Royal Library of the Netherlands, the Saxon State Library, and the Norwegian Photo Archives. The DPLA’s contributors include the New York Public Library, Harvard University, The (US) National Archives and Records Administration, and the University of Minnesota Immigration History Research Center.
Plans for this online exhibition were first announced about two months ago.
Direct to Online Exhibition
Read the Complete Announcement and View a Few of the Images From the Exhibition
Learn More About DPLA and the New Exhibit