India: A Public Meeting
Bulletin for a free public meeting on April 13, 1944 in favor of the pending legislation authorizing immigration and naturalization of Nationals of India. Speakers include: Emanuel Celler, co-author of pending legislation, Fannie Hurst, Dr. Frank Kingdon, Rev Elmore M. McKee, and Roger N. Baldwin.
India League of America Press Release
A press release for Friday, May 5, 1944 written by Sirdar J.J. Singh, President of India League of America, in regards to a public meeting held on May 4, 1944 at the National Press Club Auditorium. The meeting was in support of pending legislation to authorize U.S. immigration and naturalization of Indian nationals.
India: A Public Meeting
A newspaper clipping of a bulletin for a free public meeting to be held on May 4, 1944 to support legislation authorizing U.S. immigration and naturalization of Nationals of India. Speakers at the meeting included Clare Booth Luce, William Langer, Emanuel Celler, and Leland Stowe.
"Prominent People Who Support The Pending Legislation"
A list of notable and prominent people who support the pending legislation to permit naturalization of Indian nationals in the U.S. The list contains the names of scientists, authors, religious, union, and civic leaders, as well as Nobel prize winners.
Letter from J.J. Singh to Senator Tom Stewart
Letter dated September 12, 1944 from J.J. Singh, President of India League of America, to Senator Tom Stewart, Chairman of the Senate Immigration Sub-Committee. Singh requested to testify in front of the committee during their hearings on September 13, 1944 in regards to Bill S. 1595, which if passed would permit Indian nationals to become naturalized U.S. citizens.
A bill dated February 8, 1945 introduced by Mr. Capper to authorize the naturalization and the admission, under quota, of Indians and descendants of Indians into the United States. This bill would amend Section 303 of the Nationality Act of 1940.
Letter from John Alden and Viola P. Buckler to Senator Richard B. Russell
Letter from John Alden and Viola P. Buckler to Senator Richard B. Russell, arguing in favor of a proposed bill allowing Indian nationals to immigrate to the US and become naturalized citizens. They point to their own friends, Mr. and Mrs. Baboo Ram Teree, as examples of upstanding and successful Indians living in the US.
"East Indian Immigration Quota Asked by President"
Clipping from unknown newspaper entitled "East Indian Immigration Quota Asked by President" and dated March 13, 1945. Details a letter written by President Franklin D. Roosevelt calling for legislation permitting Indians to enter the United States and gain citizenship; the letter specifically emphasized India's aid against the Axis during World War II.