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Document Showcase - Naturalization and Citizenship

This collection consists of a selection of documents highlighting naturalization and citizenship processes from the early 19th century to the late 20th century.

The Document Showcase is a regular feature that highlights a topic from State history using records from the New York State Archives. Each Showcase includes sample documents, an historical sketch, and links to educational activities for classroom use.  Images in the Digital Collections provide additional context and relationships.  Please see our full Naturalization and Citizenship Showcase for more information.

The records featured in our Naturalization and Citizenship Showcase come from the following series:

A1869, Alien Depositions of Intent to Become U.S. Citizens, 1825-1913, New York State Department of State.

J1061, Naturalization Papers, circa 1830-1847, New York State Court of Chancery (5th, 6th and 8th Circuits).

A3045, Instructional Lantern Slides, 1911-1925, New York State Education Department Division of Visual Instruction.

16034, Commissioner's Subject and Correspondence files, 1947-2003, New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance Commissioner's Office.

A4270, General Correspondence, 1942-1943, New York State War Council Office of Civilian Mobilization, Section for Citizen Unity.

Please note that only a portion of these series have been included in this digital collection. Other items exist that are not available online. For more information about this collection or to learn about records not represented in the Digital Collections, please contact our office.


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