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Državni arhiv u Rijeci | State Archives in Rijeka (Rijeka, Croatia)

     Sample collection on women migrants at the State Archives in Rijeka below

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    Collection: Kraljevski gubernij za Rijeku i Ugarsko-hrvatsko primorje | Royal Governorate for Rijeka and the Hungarian-Croatian coast (Austro-Hungarian Monarchy: 1870–1918)

    Description: Rijeka was a very important seaport in Europe in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, especially after it was connected by rail in 1873 to Vienna and Budapest. Emigration through the port of Rijeka became massive and systematically organized since the British Cunard Line received a monopoly on the Rijeka-New York route in 1904. The most intense period of emigration was from 1904 to 1910, when approximately 30,000–50,000 persons left via Rijeka on an annual basis. From the end of 1903 until mid-1914, 332,986 emigrants left the port of Rijeka for the United States.

    This public administration archival fond includes a series V. Emigration. It provides information on several topics on emigrants: (1) Repatriation; (2) Complaints; (3) Help; (4) Shelter for emigrants; (5) Report on emigrants detained in Rijeka; (5) Ships for the transport of emigrants and their control; (6) Rejection of emigrants; (7) Police report on the problem of emigration; and (8) Emigration control. Although the records mainly contain information on men, one can also find information about migrant women.

    Archive address: Park Nikole Hosta 2, 51000 Rijeka, Croatia

    Reference number: HR-DARI-7 Kraljevski gubernij za Rijeku i Ugarsko-hrvatsko primorje

    Links: Visit the official website of the State Archives in Rijeka.

    Contributor: Tatjana Šarić