Har Dayal, "India in America" (1911)
Article from the July 1911 issue of Calcutta-based Modern Review written by Har Dayal, one of the founders of the Gadar Party. Dayal describes the lives of Indians in the United States, with an emphasis on four classes of persons: "the Sikhs, the Swamis and the Students, with the Spies as an abnormal gang." The article is signed off "Berkeley, (Cal.), U.S.A., April 28, 1911."
Mr. Shima (1914)
Produced in 1914, this 15-minute, black-and-white film captures the California estate of George Shima (born Kinji Ushijima, 1864-1924), one of the wealthiest Japanese-American farmers of the time. The film is unique in that it contains footage of several South Asian laborers on the farm, in two sections: "Migrant Laborers from India" (1:09-1:20), and "Onion Fields" (1:21-1:44).
Girindra Mukerji, "The Hindu in America" (1908)
In "The Hindu in America," an article from the April 1908 issue of Overland Monthly, Girindra Mukerji, a student at the University of California, writes about the Indian presence in the U.S.. The editorial note also remarks on the 1907 riots in Bellingham, Washington.
Agnes Foster Buchanan, "The West and the Hindu Invasion" (1908)
In "The West and the Hindu Invasion," an article from the April 1908 issue of Overland Monthly, Agnes Foster Buchanan writes about the "Hindu Invasion" as the "latest racial problem" to impact the West coast, following the earlier migrations of Chinese and Japanese.
Jogesh Chander Misrow, "East Indian Immigration on the Pacific Coast" (1915)
Completed in 1915 at Stanford University, “East Indian Immigration on the Pacific Coast” is the Master’s thesis of Jogesh Chander Misrow. Born in Calcutta, Misrow served as an interpreter for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization service (INS). Misrow attended the University of Washington, and later received an M.A. at Stanford.
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.
Travel Inspection Card
Travel Inspection card for Chandra Prabha, for a ship departing from Hong Kong on June 4, 1910.
Tribute to Mrs. Kala Bagai Chandra (Jhaiji)
Program for tribute held in Los Angeles for Kala Bagai Chandra, who passed away on October 4, 1983. The program includes photographs and details about Chandra, who was one of the first Indian women to migrate to the U.S.
Immigration File for Chajo Khan
Immigration case file for Chajju Hafis Khan (No. 10150.5/2-34). The file contains a number of different forms including a “Certificate of Admission of Alien” dated 1943, and an office memorandum from an office in Aberdeen, Washington in 1946. A conflicting set of reports indicates that Khan arrived in San Francisco aboard either the S.S. Bamalita on October 21, 1906 or the S.S.