Abstract

Research materials for PASSAGE FROM INDIA: ASIAN INDIAN IMMIGRANTS IN NORTH AMERICA by Joan Jensen, emerita professor of history from New Mexico State University. Jensen's book looks at Asian Indian immigration to the western United States and Canada; ethnic discrimination; British, British India, United States, and German policy; and the 1914 uprising against British rule in India. The collection contains handwritten and typescript notes for book chapters, card file bibliographies, photocopies of journal articles, and documents on microfilm. The materials are arranged in three series: 1) NOTES, 2) AUDIO CASSETTE RECORDINGS and 3) MICROFILM.

Biography

Joan Maria Jensen was born on December 9, 1934, in St. Paul, Minnesota, the daughter of an Italian immigrant father and a first-generation German American mother. She moved to California with her family in 1940 and attended Pasadena Community College and UCLA where she earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in history.

Jensen taught at California Western University, later U.S. International University, in San Diego from 1962-1971. She was a visiting professor at Arizona State University at Tempe and UCLA. From 1976 until 1992, Jensen taught history at New Mexico State University where she also directed the Women's Studies program.

Jensen's research interests include the study of feminism, women's history, multiculturalism, individuals from underrepresented communities, and multiethnicity. Her essay entitled "The Gentle Tamers Revisited: New Approaches to the History of Women in the American West," published in PACIFIC HISTORICAL REVIEW, won the Coalition for Western Women's History prize for outstanding scholarship on gender and the experiences of women in the American West.

Jensen became professor emerita from New Mexico State University in 1992.

Scope and Content

Joan Jensen's research notes on Asian Indians created for her book entitled PASSAGE FROM INDIA: ASIAN INDIAN IMMIGRANTS IN NORTH AMERICA (1988). Materials include handwritten notes, card file bibliographies, photocopied source articles, and microfilms of immigration and naturalization documents and other related research documents. The materials are arranged in three series: 1) NOTES, 2) AUDIO CASSETTE RECORDINGS, and 3) MICROFILM.

SERIES 1: NOTES

The bulk of the NOTES series contains manuscript and typescript notes on half page paper and arranged by chapter. Each group contains a bibliographic citation for the source and notes from numbered pages. The series begins with Jensen's general biblography and her specific bibliography containing sources for her book. Also included are loose-leaf notebook pages of photocopied journal articles and Jensen's notes arranged by chapter and an audio cassette tape of an interview, mostly in Punjabi.

SERIES 2: AUDIO CASSETTE RECORDINGS

The AUDIO CASSETTE RECORDINGS series contains a 60 minute, audio cassette tape interview with Tuly Singh. Most of tape is in Punjabi with little translation.

SERIES 3: MICROFILM

The MICROFILM series contains documents relative to Joan Jensen's research of immigration and relocation of East Indians pre- and post-World War I. The series is arranged in four subseries: A) National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), B) University of Michigan, C) Public Archives of Canada, and D) Dissertations.

A) Included in the microfilm from NARA are records of the German Foreign Ministry captured by the British during World War I and held in the United Kingdom at Whaddon Hall. During the 1950s, the American Historical Association sponsored a microfilming project to film the archive. Also included is a microfilm of the typescript catalogue by the AHA listing documents and the different locations of ministry records, including the University of Michigan. Other record groups represented include U.S. State Department records.

B) The University of Michigan microfilm reels contain German policy records held at that institution.

C) A single reel from the Canadian Governor General's office.

D) The Dissertations subseries contains miscellaneous doctoral dissertations on Asian Indian immigration.

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1 1 General history bibliography. Card file.
2 1 Bibliography for PASSAGE FROM INDIA.. Card file.
3 1 Prologue - Passage from India - Notes.
3 2 Chapter 1 - By Ship, by Train, by Dusty Road: The New Immigrants - Notes.
3 3 Chapter 2 - The White Man's Last Frontier: Expulsions - Notes.
3 4 Chapter 3 - White Canada Forever: Canadian Exclusion - Notes.
3 5 Chapter 4 - The White Man's Burden: Diplomacy - Notes.
3 6 Chapter 5 - Sahib North: Executive Restriction - Notes.
3 7 Chapter 6 - KOMAGATA MARU: Challenging Exclusion - Notes.
3 8 Chapter 7 - The Wrong Side of a Red Line: Legislative Exclusion - Notes.
3 9 Chapter 8 - Student and Spies: Surveillance - Notes.
3 10 Chapter 9 - Germany: India's Hope - Notes. Part 1.
4 1 Chapter 9 - Germany: India's Hope - Notes. Part 2.
4 2 Chapter 10 - "Hindu Conspiracy": Neutrality Laws - Notes.
4 3 Chapter 11 - Friends of the Freedom of India: Deportation - Notes.
4 4 Chapter 12 - Brown Is Not White: Naturalization and the Constitution - Notes.
4 5 1920s Miscellaneous.
4 6 1930s.
4 7 After 1930s.
4 8 1940 - 1945.
5 1 Notebook - Prologue - Chapter 7. Includes annotations.
5 2 Notebook - Chapters 8 - 9. Includes annotations.
5 3 Notebook - Chapter 10. Includes annotations.

AUDIO CASSETTE RECORDINGS

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5 4 Interview with Tuly Singh, 1975. 60 minutes.

MICROFILM

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National Archives and Records Administration

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6 1 Catalogue of Files and Microfilms of the German Foreign Ministry Archives, 1867-1920. Microcopy T322, Roll 1. Filmed by the American Historical Association Committee for the Study of the War Documents A.C.P. National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington: 1959.
6 2 German Foreign Ministry Archives - Whaddon Hall, 1867 - 1920. Reel 297. Filmed by the American Historical Association Committee for the Study of the War Documents A.C.P.
6 3 German Foreign Ministry Archives - Whaddon Hall. Post-1914. Reel 392. Filmed by the American Historical Association Committee for the Study of the War Documents A.C.P.
6 4 German Foreign Ministry Archives - Whaddon Hall. Post-1914. Reel 397. Filmed by the American Historical Association Committee for the Study of the War Documents A.C.P.
6 5 German Foreign Ministry Archives - Whaddon Hall. Post-1914. Reel 398. Filmed by the American Historical Association Committee for the Study of the War Documents A.C.P.
6 6 German Foreign Ministry Archives - Whaddon Hall. Post-1914. Reel 399. Filmed by the American Historical Association Committee for the Study of the War Documents A.C.P.
7 1 German Foreign Ministry Archives - Whaddon Hall. Post-1914. Reel 400. Filmed by the American Historical Association Committee for the Study of the War Documents A.C.P.
7 2 Record Group 59. General Records of the Department of State, 1968. Selected Documents Relating to Indian Immigration to the United States. Washington: 1968.
7 3 Record Group 59. General Records of the Department of State. [Selected files requested by Jensen] Vol. 612, File 8497; Vol. 228, File 2226; Vol. 853, File 13766; Vol. 238, File 2376; Vol. 643, File 8880.
7 4 Record Group 60. Records of the Department of Justice., 1917 - 1934. [Selected files requested by Jensen] Classified subject files (40 files); Straight numerical files (11 files); A. Glasser and Other Attorney's File re. Internal Disturbances (21 folders). Also included: Record Group 118. Records of U. S. Attorneys and Marshalls. [Selected files requested by Jensen] U. S. Attorney - Southern District of Alabama, 1917 (1 folder) and U. S. Marshall - Southern Alabama, 1917-1918 (1 folder).
7 5 Record Group 60. Department of Justice. File No. 193424, sections 1 and 2. Selected Records Relating to Regulations of the Indian Nationalist Party, 1918-1920.
7 6 Record Group 60, 85 and 118, Roll 1. U.S. Department of Justice, INS, and State Attorney, 1918 - 1920. Records Relating to the Indian Independence Movement.
8 1 Record Group 85. Immigration and Naturalization. [Selected files requested by Jensen] 53640/5; 53854/133-B; 53854/133; 53139/10H; 53108/24; 53139/10B; and 54876/8-A. Also includes Record Group 60. Department of Justice. [Selected files requested by Jensen] 193424/2 and 232390.
8 2 U.S. State Department. Records Relating to Political Relations between U.S., India, and Burma, 1925 - 1929.
8 3 Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of India and Burma, 1910-1929. Political Affairs 845.00/139-337. Microcopy No. 335. Roll 2.
8 4 Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of India and Burma, 1910-1929. Political Affairs 845.00/338-425. Microcopy No. 335. Roll 3.
8 5 Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of India and Burma, 1910-1929. Political Affairs 845.00/426-481. Microcopy No. 335. Roll 4.
8 6 Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of India and Burma, 1910-1929. Political Affairs 845.00/482-577. Microcopy No. 335. Roll 5.
9 1 Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of India and Burma, 1910-1929. Political Affairs 845.00/578-633. Microcopy No. 335. Roll 6.
9 2 Records of the Department of State Relating to Internal Affairs of India and Burma, 1910-1929. Political Affairs 845.00/634 - 845.00B/26. Microcopy No. 335. Roll 7.

University of Michigan

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9 3 German Foreign Ministry Archives, 1917. Post-1914. Reel T136 - 30 (SA).
9 4 German Foreign Ministry Archives. Post-1914. T-137, Reel 150.

Public Archives of Canada

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9 5 Record Group 7, G 21, Volume 199, No. 332, Vol. 1. Governor General's Office, 1907.

Dissertations

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9 6 Bhagat, Goberdhan. "America's Commercial and Consular Relations with India, 1784-1860," Yale University, 1963. UMI Microfilm.
10 1 Hennings, Robert Edward. "James D. Phelan and the Wilson Progressives of California," UC Berkeley, 1961.
10 2 Rathore, Naeem Gul, 1965. "Indian Nationalist Agitation in the United States: a Study of Lala Lajpat Rai and the India Home Rule League of America, 1914-1920," Columbia University. UMI Microfilm.
10 3 Strasser, Marland Keith. "American Neutrality: the Case of Consul-General Bopp," UC Berkeley, 1939.
10 4 Tripathi, Dwijendra. "United States and India Economic Links, 1860-1900," University of Wisconsin, 1963. UMI Microfilm.



Finding aid generated: 2006-07-17