College faculty can use BEYOND RAGS TO RICHES to help their students better understand American immigration history, Irish history, and world migration. We have research paper suggestions with accompanying primary source documents to insure your students can focus their time on writing and analysis rather than the search for a feasible topic. We also offer short essay assignments that allow your students to delve into original documents without having to devote weeks to the assignment. Our collection can also form the basis of an outstanding senior thesis. Students could write their theses about a particular New York Irish immigrant community based on Irish place of birth (those from Dublin, for example), or those who live in a certain New York neighborhood, or those employed in a certain occupation (carpenters, peddlers, seamstresses, etc.). These same documents could also form the basis of wonderful master's theses. While we typically provide images of documents on only twenty Dubliners, or twenty Five Pointers, or twenty carpenters, our Database provides the precise location one can find census documents on hundreds more immigrants in every category on Ancestry.com or Familysearch.org. where one can find census documents on hundreds more immigrant depositors.