Immigration Records of INS, 1880-1930

Lauinger Library recently added a new database of digitized immigration documents: ProQuest History Vault’s Immigration Records of INS, 1880-1930. The database contains materials from the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and its predecessor, the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization. It includes investigative reports and correspondence of agency officials, and documents from advocacy groups (opposing or denouncing) immigration or alien exclusion laws. The documents cover Asian, Mexican, and European immigration. In addition, there are documents related to the agency’s investigations of prostitution and white slavery, as well as anarchists.

Sample documents:

  • Negotiations with Mexico on immigration (1906-1908)
  • Investigation by Oscar Greenhalgh, alleged corruption in Immigration Service (Jan 01, 1905 – Dec 31, 1907)
  • Prostitution and white slavery immigration investigations, repression of prostitution of Kate Waller Barrett & International Council of Women (Dec 01, 1915 – Dec 31, 1915)

As with other Lauinger databases, you can access these remotely, from the Law Campus or home. Please contact a reference librarian if you need assistance with this collection.


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