The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS)is a non-profit organization, founded in 1964. Its primary goal is to support and undertake research, and to provide a forum for debate on international migration.
The Center's specialized library is a strong component of CMS activities. It currently holds over 27,000 volumes and includes 150 periodicals, 3,700 journal article reprints, 750 dissertations, and 1,900 conference papers. It is one of the most comprehensive libraries worldwide on migration, refugees and ethnic groups.
CMS Archives houses 101 collections that are processed to the folder level and include detailed inventories. Among the collections are the papers/records of artists, theatre personalities, politicians, labor leaders, newspaper publishers, immigrant aid societies, and refugee resettlement agencies.