Erika Hope Spencer, Reference Specialist, European Reading Room, Latin American, Caribbean & European Division
Note: This guide is adapted from an earlier version, which first appeared on the European Reading Room website in 1998.
Created: October 17, 2023
Last Updated: November 2, 2023
The Luxembourgers in America
This research guide provides information about immigration from Luxembourg to the United States, and about the activities of Luxembourger immigrants in the United States from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Information is contained in a chronology, digitized materials including, maps, photographs and other pictorial sources, and a bibliography of printed works about the Luxembourg experience coming to the United States.
"The Luxembourgers in America" was part of the pilot phase of a larger project to create, in cooperation with partners in Europe and the United States, a Transatlantic Digital Library dealing with themes of common European-American interest and significance. This project was also linked to the Transatlantic Information Exchange System (TIES), which was launched in May 1998 under the auspices of the United States-European Union New Transatlantic Agenda. Other projects in this series dealt with immigration from other European countries and with the fiftieth anniversary of the Marshall Plan and other important anniversaries of transatlantic significance.
The chronology was prepared by Taru Spiegel and Helen Fedor, reference specialists in the Library's European Division. Robert Garian of the European Division was technical director of the European Division's Transatlantic Digital Project. Partial funding for The Luxembourgers in America was provided by the United States Information Agency.