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Immigration and Naturalization: Visa, 1961 July-December

 File — Box: 92, Folder: 3-4
Identifier: Folder 3-4

Scope and Contents

A very large collection of memos, letters, postal cards, telegrams, news clippings, photos, government forms & photostats. Some selected examples are: Memos from Janie and Marge (7/61) re/ a “young gentleman Sebastin” that the Hartman’s wish to bring to the U.S. “The Spanish quota is very small;” letters (12/59 & 7/61) from Mrs. Mary O’Connor (Windsor, Ontario, Canada) & Wilson’s replies re/ procedure to follow in your desire to return to the United States; letters (June-July 1961) from constituents Donald E. Erickson (D.D.S.) & David Thompson (Lions International), Wilson & Robert F. Hale (Dir., Visa Office, Dept. of State) re/ a request for waiver of the nonimmigrant visitor visa requirement in behalf of Jose Luis Rueda Garcia was granted; a stapled packet of corresp. (7/61) from constituents Albert L. Anderson (D.D.S.) & Samuel D. Harris (D.D.S.), Wilson, Leon Parma (Admin. Asst. to Wilson) & Robert F. Hale (Dir. Visa Office, Dept. of State) re/ a request for a waiver of the nonimmigrant visitor visa requirement for Rodolfo Ludena Ruiz, Raquel Clara Griner Gramatges & Rodolfo Arturo Ludena Criner (Cubans) was granted; letters & telegram (July & Aug. 1961) from constituent Charles W. Stringer (American Legion Service Officer), Wilson & Kennedy Crockett (American Consul General, Tijuana, Mexico) re/ a request for student visa for Mr. Fidel S. Boas (U.S.Navy and Filipino) was denied; letters & news clipping (JulyAug. 1961) from El Cajon constituent You F. Low & Wilson re/ “Jet Flight Reunites City Chinese Family” – news photo; letters & photo (Aug.-Sept. 1961) from Lawrence G. Newhouse (Escondio, CA) & Wilson re/ support for the extension of the alien orphan law & photo of the Newhouse family; letters (June-Sept. 1961) from Wilson, Richard Gibbs & Commissioner J.M. Swing (INS) re/ further information related to Gibbs and his Mexican national wife and son (see Folder 2, above Jan. letter, etc.); large packet of corresp. & forms (Aug.-Sept. 1961) from Wilson, San Ysidro constituent Mrs. Elodia Gonzales Garcia, Commissioner Swing (INS), Fernando Sepulvedea & others re/ a complicated story as to an appeal to get a husband and father readmitted back into the United States; letters (July-Oct. 1961) from constituent Mrs. Edith Buchaca, Wilson & Robert F. Hale (Dir., Visa Office, Dept. of State re/ waiver of nonimmigrant status for Cuban relatives of Mrs. Buchaca runs into difficulty; letters (11/61) & “Newspaper Article, October 1961, Alameda County, California” from Godfrey Tudor (Ex. Dir., San Diego County Epilepsy Society) & Wilson re/ possible deportation of “a 19 year old Scottish lad” was temporarily extended with Wilson’s assistance; letters (May-Oct. 1961) from El Cajon constituent Giovanni Villani (Marechiaro Pizza Houses), Wilson, Roy T. Davis, Jr. & Commissioner J. W. Swing (INS) re/ visa petition for Giuseppe Villani delayed due to quota limitations; letters & document (Oct.-Nov. 1961) re/ attempt of El Cajon resident and former Peruvian Navy Lt.(j.g.) to obtain citizenship and a commission in the U. S. Navy; stapled packet of letters & Notice of visa petition application (JuneNov. 1961) re/ extensive corresp. related to Guiseppe Buono & his family’s immigration to the U.S. based on Mr. Buono’s expertise in helping to fabricate the Bathyscaph Trieste – acquired by the U. S. from Italy; letters (July-Nov. 1961) re/ constituent Erich Duffrin, with Wilson’s assistance, is successful in obtaining a visa for his wife Nelly Schoebtiz Duffin (originally from Chile); letters (10/61) re/ details from American Consulate General in Tijuana, Mexico as to volume of applications for appointments from prospective immigrants, lack of adequate facilities and reference to case of Gelacia Cortez Lopez; letters (June-Dec. 1961) re/ extensive corresp as to the immigration visas for the Cuban relatives of constituent Mr. Severo Monal; letters (Nov.-Dec. 1961) re/ Chula Vista constituent Mrs. William P. Meyer seeks Wilson’s aid in quest for husband’s immigration status as a Filipino enlisted man in the U.S. Navy; letters (May 1960-Dec. 1961) re/ C. H. Randall (Randall Nurseries, Ramona & Fullerton, CA), Wilson, Parma & State Dept. as to successful visa case of Antonio Diaz Sarabia; Other correspondence and visa applications in this folder are related to the following names: Maria Gonzales Dias (Cuba); Guillermo Garcia Zuniga (Mexico); Blanca Pumar de Cabezas and her children (Cuba); Antonio Perretta (Italy); Natividad Alegarbes (Philippines); Stamatios Rapanakis (Greece); Mrs. Angelita Abraham Perez (Cuba & Jamaica); Marianne Laurent (France); Luis Mendez Cazarez & Adolfo Hernandez Mendez (Mexico-bracero program); Doro Petritsi (Greece); Mrs. Soledad C. Morales (born in U.S., but children born in Mexico); Giuseppi Vito Calia (Sicily); Joseph Heliger (Ethiopia); Hyun Poot Dol (ref. Paul Adrian Tucek); Miss Stefania Brejnak (Poland); J. Jesus Pablo Gonzales Olivo & Juan Gonzales Olivo (Mexico); Mrs. Giuseppa Alioto (Italy); Fotis Paskkalidis (Greek); Adrian Martinez Martinez (Mexico); Mrs. F. K. Cardwell’s mother (Pakistan); Miss Gelacia Cortez (Mexico); Mrs. Rafaela Morelos Rogers (Mexico); Mrs. Helen Gail Mitchell McFarland (Canada); Paul Adrian Tucek (H.R. 6603) & Miss Antonina Balistreri (Sicily).


  • created: 1961 July-December


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Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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