The New York Public Library Digital Collections
The New York Public Library’s digital collection continues to grow as they digitize their huge collections of photographs, manuscripts, maps. The latest to be added are photographs of immigrants who came to Ellis Island.
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One striking group of photographs that has recently been uploaded is the William Williams collection. Williams was Commissioner of Immigration for the Port of New York at Ellis Island from 1902-5 and 1909-13, some of the busiest years of immigration to the United States. He left his papers, including the pictures he collected from his days at Ellis Island, to the New York Public Library and now the photographs are online. There are an eminently browsable 100 or so pictures and article clippings in the Williams collection