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Guide to the California. Dept. of Industrial Relations. Division of Immigration and Housing records, 1912-1939
BANC MSS C-A 194  
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Description
Includes correspondence, reports, county files, inspection reports (including labor camps) and Americanization applications.
Background
The California State Legislature created the Commission of Immigration and Housing by the enactment of Chapter 318 on June 12, 1913. California was following the lead of New York and other eastern states regarding state and federal involvement in the domestic immigration policy movement. The second state agency of its kind in the United States, the governor-appointed commission was responsible for regulating housing conditions and performing immigrant protective functions. The state of New York had established the Bureau of Industries and Immigration in 1912, but within two years, the California commission would take the national lead in promoting the philosophy of adult education and focus attention on the special needs of women immigrants.
Extent
Number of containers: 93 cartons, 6 oversize boxes, 8 volumes Linear feet: 130.0
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.