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March 2019 Issue
Articles include: IISTL Trivia Night April 12, Green Card Backlog ... What's That?, and Race for Refugees 2019 on April 27

December 2018 Issue
Articles include: IISTL Holiday Bazaar is Great Success, Immigrants Celebrate Thanksgiving, and St. Louis Leaders Present at Berlin Conference

November 2018 Issue
Articles include: IISTL Holiday Bazaar is Dec. 1 & 2, GlobalHack VII Focuses on Immigration, and "Decoding the Potential" Convening Draws Widely

October 2018 Issue
Articles include: October 19 Conference on Immigrant Brain Waste, 2018 Festival of Nations Draws 130,000, Nine IISTL Clients Achieve US Citizenship, and Ann Manry Rynearson Passes Away

August/September 2018 Issue
Articles include: Festival of Nations, Summer Camp is Rousing Success, Refugee Families are Still Coming, Join Refugees' Liberty Quest - Contribute Today

July 2018 Issue
Articles include: Big Crowds for World Refugee Day, CAIP Class Students Graduate, 350 More Festival Volunteers Needed & Join the Liberty Quest - Contribute Today

May 2018 Issue
Articles include: 52 from 35 Countries Gain US Citizenship, Race for Refugees is Resounding Success, Report: Many STL Immigrants are Underemployed, IISTL Annual Golf Tournament & Dinner, and IISTL Board Members Elected

April 2018 Issue
Articles include: Race for Refugees on April 14, 2018 International Health Fair on April 25, Community Potlucks Welcome New Refugees, and SLMPD Helps Orient Newcomers

January 2018 Issue
Articles include: 659 Refugees Welcomed to St. Louis in 2017, LPFM Radio Station - Goal One Met, Refugee Women Learn Financial Literacy Skills, Jewish Muslim Day of Service at Institute, Cortango Orquesta Performs at Institute

December 2017 Issue
Articles include: 2017 Holiday Bazaar Huge Sucess, Seven ESOL Students Attend STL Blues Game, Crosslin Receives 2017 Better Family Life Award, New Americans Celebrate First Thanksgiving, and Edgar Aguilar Joins Institute Board

November 2017 Issue
Articles include: 2017 Adopt-a-Family Program Opens, Abente, Hamilton, and Hand are Promoted, Young Frieds of IISTL Seeks Board Members, 2018 Community Potlucks Welcome Newcomers, GlobalHack 2018 on Immigration and Innovation

October 2017 Issue
Articles include: Crossllin Receives International Business Award, DACA Presentation is Timely and Relevant, New US Citizens Sworn In at International Institute, Suzanne LeLaurin Retires from Institute, Festival of Nations is Outstanding Success, and Liberty Flight Lands on September 3

Oral History Project

In 2006, the International Institute of St. Louis initiated the Oral History Project (OHP) by Ann Rynearson, PhD. The oral histories reflect experiences and insight of the refugee experience and the challenges encountered while acclimating to a new life in the United States.

To read the stories of refugees and immigrants, click here.

Other International Institute Historical Reports

In Good Company April 2001- An International Institute Newsletter for employers of new Americans.
Spectrum Summer 2001
In Good Company September 2001- An International Institute Newsletter for employers of new Americans.
Spectrum Fall 2001

In Good Company May 2000 - An International Institute Newsletter for employers of new Americans.
Spectrum Summer 2000
In Good Company July 2000- An International Institute Newsletter for employers of new Americans.
Spectrum Fall 2000
In Good Company December 2000- An International Institute Newsletter for employers of new Americans.

Spectrum Spring/Summer 1999

Spectrum Spring 1998
Spectrum Fall 1998

Spectrum Summer/Fall 1997
Spectrum Winter 1997

Crossroads International March 1987

J.F. Hornback Ethical Humanist of the Year Award 1984

Crossroads International December 1983

Crossroads International September 1982
Crossroads International December1982

Crossroads International Winter 1981/1982

Other Resources

Asian Business Owners from South Grand Boulevard's International District St. Louis, MO - by Pamela A. De Voe, Ph.D. (1997)
This report is the result of a needs assessment survey carried out with the Asian business people in the Greater South Grand area. The study was sponsored by the International Institute of Metropolitan St. Louis with funding from the St. Louis Community Foundation. It centers on the Asian business owners' perceptions, concerns and suggestions involving crime and safety issues affecting them and their businesses. Twenty-one Asian businesses participated in this study, as well as nineteen Asian community leaders and representatives of the larger non-Asian American community. (37 pages)

Foreign Festival Customs & Dishes - by Marian Schibsby & Hanny Cohrsen (1974)
Christmas in America - A history of Old World Christmas and some New Years customs, foreign Easter customs, Thanksgiving in many lands, foreign Christmas dishes, and other foreign holiday dishes. (76 pages)

Immigrant Needs Assessment for St. Louis Metropolitan Area of Missouri - by Pamela A. De Voe, Ph.D. and Ronald E. Mertz, Ph.D. (2007)
This study, funded by a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health to the International Institute of St. Louis, was conducted from January through June 2007 to assist service providers in determining needs among immigrants and refugees/asylees in St. Louis City and six nearby Missouri counties (St. Louis County, Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles, Lincoln, and Warren Counties) and to develop recommendations for addressing these needs. (47 pages)

The International Institute Movement and Ethnic Pluralism - by Raymond A. Mohl (Reprinted from Social Science, 56:1 (Winter, 1981))
"The traditional American response to immigrants has emphasized Americanization or assimilation. The doctrine of cultural pluralism made few converts unitl quite recently. The International Institutes, a unique group of 55 immigrant social service agencies in American industrial cities, were among the early advocates of cultural pluralism. Unlike most agencies working with immigrants, the International Institutes accepted ethnic diversity and encouraged maintenance of immigrant languages, traditions, and folk cultures." (9 pages)

Training Materials

Leadership and Management in 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organizations - by Community Connections Program, International Institute of St. Lous (2003)
Part of an organizational development series of workshops for refugee mutual assistance associations. (31 pages)


US Immigration History - Its objective is to give viewers an insight and cursory glimpse into the "making of present day America".