Wednesday, May 23, 2012

San Francisco Bay Area immigration records added to archive

"Tens of thousands of old West Coast immigration records the government once sought to throw away will instead become publicly available Tuesday at a Bay Area archive.
Photographs, letters, health records, interview transcripts and other historical documents were destined for a recycling bin or a remote Midwestern storage facility.
"We changed that plan. We're making them permanent," said spokeswoman Sharon Rummery of U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Services.

Archivists credit the advocacy of the late U.S. Rep. Tom Lantos, D-San Mateo, and his successor, Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, for helping to save the collection.
The documents will be housed in San Bruno, at the National Archives at San Francisco, and open to the public beginning Tuesday."

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