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Wilkinson (Webster) immigration legal archive
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Description
The papers of Webster Wilkinson chronicle his years as an immigration attorney specializing in Chinese immigration and emigration from 1919 to 1941.
Background
Webster Wilkinson (1878-1942) was a San Francisco-based attorney whose practice focused on immigration law primarily relating to Chinese clients. During this time he served as secretary for the short-lived Immigration Bar Association of San Francisco (1924-1930), for which some related papers are included in this archive. Prior to working in the private sphere, he worked for over 15 years in the federal government as an immigration inspector.
Extent
18 Linear Feet (36 boxes)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.