"Nose Diamond Latest Fad Arrives Here From India"
Newspaper article from September 1915 issue of San Francisco Call & Post reporting on the "nose diamond fad" from India and describing Kala Bagai's arrival in the United States with her family. The photograph in the article is of Kala Bagai with her son Ram (who is incorrectly identified as Kala's daughter).
Marine Corps Band Plays for Sick Kiddies
Newspaper clipping from the May 16, 1918 edition of the San Francisco Chronicle. The article cut out describes the Marine Corps Band playing a free concert at a Children's Hospital. Included in the article is a photograph of Ram Bagai playing with a Marine drummer.
Abstract From Records
Newspaper clipping from the September 4, 1920 edition of The Recorder. The newspaper includes a list of documents recorded on September 3, 1920, including a deed by V.D. Bagai.
Here's Letter To The World From Suicide
Article titled "Here's Letter To The World From Suicide" from the March 17, 1928 edition of the San Francisco Examiner. The article reports on the suicide of Vaishno Das Bagai, and reprints the letter he left for newspapers.
"Mother India" Dies In L.A. at Age of 90
Obituary in India West Magazine for Kala Bagai Chandra, who died in Los Angeles at the age of 90 from a stroke. Chandra, the obituary details, was one of the first India women to immigrate to the U.S., having arrived in San Francisco in 1915. Her husband, Mahesh B. Chandra, was a member of the Gadar Party.
"American wives of India, active group"
Newspaper clipping from the February 15, 1949 issue of Daily News, a Los Angeles publication, featuring an article about the American Wives of India. The article is written by Dorothy Dietz and describes the aims and origins of the organization. Leona Bell (Parr) Bagai served as the vice-president, and Kala Bagai Chandra was a member.
"Pioneer Immigrant, Engineer, Dies at 82"
Newspaper clipping featuring an article titled "Pioneer Immigrant, Engineer, Dies at 82." The article reports on the death of Syed Sirajuddin Kadri, who came to the U.S. in 1933 at the age of 19. Kadri went on to study at the University of Michigan, and moved to Los Angeles.
"The Knot Was Really Tied"
Newspaper clipping from Daily News with a wedding photograph of Bhupesh Guha and Ananka Rameses. Guha was a prominent Indian dancer in the U.S.
"U.C. Hindu Girl Keeps Pledge To Dying Kin"
Oakland Post-Enquirer article from Saturday, January 10, 1925 entitled, “UC Hindu Girl Keeps Pledge to Dying Kin”. The article tells the story of Prabha Chandra, a graduate of University of California, who promised her dying brother she would return to India to teach instead of stay in the US.