Ellis Island Closed Until Further Notice
As of May 2013: Due to the conditions caused by Hurricane Sandy, the Ellis Island Immigration Museum will be closed until further notice. A projected reopening date has not yet been established, follow our twitter account for updates. More »
Resources for Research
Women, Immigration, and Naturalization
International Emigration/Immigration Research
Medical Information and Research:
Trachoma Through History by Katherine Schlosser
Trachoma: Its Character and Effects" by Clark and Schereschewsky in 1907
Medical Inspection of Immigrants at Ellis Island, 1891-1924---an article from the BULLETIN OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE (June 1980/Vol 56.No 5)
Six Seconds Per Eyelid: The Medical Inspection of Immigrants at Ellis Island, 1892-1914" by ANNE-EMANUELLE BIRN
Historical and Basic Research on the National Park Service
The National Park Service: A Brief History by Barry Mackintosh
A Brief History of the National Park Service by James F. Kieley
The History Channel and Ellis Island ...has several very good videos on a variety of topics about Ellis Island, its history, and the experiences of the immigrants who came through Ellis Island.
Ellis Island Partners:
Did You Know?
On July 30, 1916, a major explosion at the railway terminals on the Black Tom Wharf in Jersey City did considerable damage to the Ellis Island buildings. The walls, ceilings, roofs and foundations of the hospital buildings were weakened, and many windows, casings and doors were blown out. The repairs to the facilities took about a year at a cost of nearly $400,000.00(about $8,333,333.33 in 2012).