Indian Independence Celebrations
Program for Indian Independence Celebration exhibition organized by the Students Association of India in Los Angeles and held on August 13, 1949. The contents of the program describe the initial conception of the exhibition, and the back page provides a list of participants.
L.A. hails India's new sovereignty
Newspaper clipping from January 26, 1950. The article, titled "L.A. Hails India's New Sovereignty," discusses a celebration for Indian independence held at the Armenian Center in Los Angeles, and sponsored by the Students' Association of India, India Cultural Society, and American Wives of India.
Letter from Indian Students' Association
Letter from Indian Students’ Association at the University of Washington (Seattle) dated August 15, 1947. It reads, "Sincerest Greetings on this historic day, August 15th, 1947 -- India’s Independence Day! At the dawn of this new era, let us all resolve to build a better India, stronger India and a prosperous India! Jai Hind."
East India Store window decorated for Indian independence
Storefront of the East India Store (Waikiki Branch) decorated for the occasion of India's independence. A sign reads "To Celebrate India's Independence, August 15, 1947 - Friday, The Watumull Store Extends Open House." Photo credited to Salart Studios.
Store window decorated for Indian independence
Photograph of one of the Watumull stores decorated for the occasion of India's independence. A sign reads "To Celebrate India's Independence, August 15, 1947 - Friday, The Watumull Store Extends Open House, Refreshments Served, 10% Discount On All Purchases, Entire Proceeds of Today's Business Will Be Donated to Indian Charities." Photo credited to Salart Studios.
India becomes a Republic on Thursday, January 26th, 1950
Invitation to a banquet in Los Angeles that took place on January 26th, 1950, celebrating India becoming a Republic. The banquet was organized by Manek Anklesaria, Gertrud Nasri, Frank Chookolingo, and sponsored by India Cultural Society, India Student Association, and American Wives of India.