Letter from A.D. Singh to A. Choudry
Letter written April 1, 1944 from A.D. Singh to A. Choudry, Secretary of India Association for American Citizenship, Inc. in response to a request for biographical information on Singh, a chemical engineer. Singh disclosed several of the projects he worked on in the past and at the time of writing.
Letter from S. Chandrasekhar to A. Choudry
Handwritten letter dated April 1, 1944 from S. Chandrasekhar to A. Choudry. The letter contains biographical information about S. Chandrasekhar’s life and career and appears to be in response to a request from A. Choudry.
"A Quota For India Too"
An article written April 1944 by Anup Singh, Director of Research of the India League of America, regarding the history of citizenship of Indians in the US. Singh states that because the Chinese were allowed a quota for citizenship, Indians should also be allowed a naturalization quota. Singh notes that Indians were previously allowed citizenship up until 1923.
Letter from Walter White to N.R. Checker
Letter dated April 29, 1944 from Walter White, Secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, to N.R. Checker, President of the of India Association for American Citizenship, Inc. White responded to a letter from Checker asking for support of Bills H.R. 4415 and H.R. 4479, to permit the naturalization of Indian nationals in the US.
Letter from B.F. McLaurin to A. Choudry
Letter dated May 15, 1944 from B.F. McLaurin, International Field Organizer of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, to Mr. A. Choudry, Secretary of the India Association for American Citizenship, Inc. McLaurin responded to a letter from Choudry showing his support of Bills H.R. 4415 and H.R.
American Asiatic Association Resolution
A resolution dated March 16, 1944 proposed by Vernon L. Whitney of the American Asiatic Association. The resolution was voted for and adopted on March 15, 1944. The Association resolved to recommend to the United States Congress that the U.S. immigration laws be amended to allow the people of India to be admitted to the U.S. on a quota basis similar to the citizens of other countries.
A Senate Bill, entitled S. 1595 and introduced by Mr. Langer of North Dakota on December 15, 1943, to permit approximately 3,000 natives of India who entered the United States prior to July 1, 1924 to become naturalized citizens. The Bill was referred to the Committee on Immigration.