Includes correspondence, reports, county files, inspection reports (including labor camps) and Americanization applications.
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.
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Linear feet: 130.0
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