Newspaper scrap from the WWI Immigrant Poetry Project, reads "Bon Frei!"


The WWI Immigrant Poetry Project creates a digital repository and annotated edition of poems written by German Americans during the decade of the Great War. Largely absent from scholarship on the history and culture of Germans and their descendants in America, this poetry sheds light on the complexities of German-American national identity during a time of upheaval and significant change for this immigrant group—the largest and most established non-English-speaking ethnic group in the United States on the eve of the First World War. The war, particularly after the U.S.

Data visualization, grid of locations in google maps taken from Torn Apart / Separados, "The Eye"


Launched in June 2018 after a week of intense collaboration among librarians, faculty, and graduate students, Torn Apart/Separados (TA/S) Volume 1 intervened in United States’ immigration debates with data narratives illuminating the effects of the government’s policy of separating families, which began at the Mexico-U.S. border but, as TA/S revealed, is, in fact, a national landscape of immigrant detention.

portraits of Atem Akuei and Rebecca Kothis Kuany Mabior


African immigration to the United States has grown rapidly over the past three decades with more than 1.5 million sub-Saharan Africans now residing in the United States. Close to 10,000 African immigrants (and their American-born children) live today in the metropolitan centers of Kansas City, Lawrence, Topeka, Emporia, Wichita, and Garden City.