"Hindus Too Brunette To Vote Here" (1923)
Article from March 10, 1923 issue of The Literary Digest describing the outcome of the 'United States vs. Bhagat Singh Thind' Supreme Court case, which barred South Asians from obtaining citizenship.
Bill To Permit All People From India Residing in the U.S. to Be Naturalized (1945)
Transcript for the 1945 U.S. Senate hearing to discuss Bill S. 237, which would permit all people from India residing in the United States to be naturalized. The meeting was held on April 26, 1945, and the Bill was introduced on January 10, 1945 by North Dakota Senator William Langer. The transcript record statements made by Edward J.
Letter from Taraknath Das to William Arba Ellis
Letter from Taraknath Das to William Arba Ellis dated April 8, 1912. Das updates Ellis on his education plans, and mentions that he is attempting to become a U.S citizen, after which point he may go to the Philippines as a teacher.
Memorandum on Proposed Legislation
Memorandum on Proposed Legislation to Authorize the Naturalization and Admission Into the United States Under a Quota of Eastern Hemisphere Indians of India, presented by Sirdar J.J. Singh, President of India League of America. The document contains an assortment of statements by vested interests (U.S.
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.
Letter from American Consul to Vaishno Das Bagai
Letter from American Consular Service to Vaishno Das bagai, dated December 15, 1920. The letter reads, "At the request of the Deputy Commisioner of the Northwest Frontier Province, Peshawar, I send you herewith certificates regarding your nativity."