of Alberta

Argentina. Director General de Inmigracion fonds

Accession no. 2005.037 (oversize, CDs)

Title and Physical Description

Argentina Director General de Inmigracion fonds. – 1930. – 12  oversized sheets of textual records. – 5 compact disks (93 digital images).

Administrative/Biographical History

The Director General de Inmigration of Argentina (D. Jorge Tomkinson in 1930) administered government policy with regard to immigrants.

Custodial History

The original documents were purchased via eBay from an anonymous manuscript dealer and then donated to Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta by an anonymous donor in 2005.

Scope & Content

The fonds consists of passenger lists of Mennonite immigrants from Russia to Argentina, en route to Paraguay, who arrived aboard the steamships General Belgrano and Apipé in 1930, with a covering letter from the Compañia Argentina de Navigacion. The original passenger list of the Apipé is missing, but the digital images of the entire fonds are available.


The material is in Spanish.


Last updated October 2017 – Jim Bowman