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FYS Westphal: Seeking Refuge, Re-shaping Identity: Stories of Refugee: Refugee resources

FYS110F : Seeking Refuge, Re-shaping Identity: Stories of Refugee.


The items listed below are recommended resources taken from Compass Interpreters, a division of the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees (MVRCR)

Refugee resettlement

Refugee resettlement resources

  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees                                  
  • International Organization for Migration     
  • Office of Refugee Resettlement  
  • Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services                                                  

Primary vs. Secondary Sources

Primary sources are original documents, records or other materials created at the time of a particular event, or created at a later date by a person recalling involvement in a particular event or time period.  This includes photographs, manuscripts, personal letters, diaries and other materials. 

Secondary sources are materials that compile and reference original sources to describe and analyze past events.  Textbooks are considered secondary sources, as are scholarly research articles and books written after an event, by someone not directly involved in the event.

Book recommendations