Harry Hom Dow Papers, 1911-1985 (MS 111)

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Harry Hom Dow Papers, 1911-1985 (MS 111)

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The papers of Harry Hom Dow, the first Chinese American to pass the Massachusetts Bar and a1929 Suffolk University Law School graduate, document his personal life, legal career, and community activism. The largest section of the collection contains client files from his private law practice where he represented client on immigration and naturalization issues.

Items in the Harry Hom Dow Papers, 1911-1985 (MS 111) Collection

Coaching book belonging to a Chinese man hoping to emigrate to the U.S.
This coaching book is part of a series of documents scanned from one of the client files in the Dow Collection. Coaching books, which contained very detailed information about their families, homes, and life in China, were commonly used by Chinese…

Two letters from a man in China to his grandfather and uncle regarding his home situation and asking for increased financial assistance. Also includes an English translation.
This letter is part of a series of documents scanned from one of the client files in the Dow Collection. All names have been redacted to protect the client's privacy. An English translation of this document is available.

Letter from a son in China to his father in the U.S. regarding his immigration case and asking for increased financial assistance. Also includes an English translation.
This letter is part of a series of documents scanned from one of the client files in the Dow Collection. All names have been redacted to protect the client's privacy. An English translation of this document is available.

Letter from two grandsons to their grandfather living in the U.S. asking for increased financial assistance. Also includes an English translation.
This letter is part of a series of documents scanned from one of the client files in the Dow Collection. All names have been redacted to protect the client's privacy. An English translation of this document is available.

Letter from a son in China to his father in the U.S. regarding his immigration case. Also includes an English translation.
This letter is part of a series of documents scanned from one of the client files in the Dow Collection. All names have been redacted to protect the client's privacy. There is an English translation available.

Letter from a son in China to his father and brother in the U.S. related to his immigration case. Also includes an English translation.
This letter is part of a series of documents scanned from one of the client files in the Dow Collection. All names have been redacted to protect the client's privacy. There is an English translation available.

Letter from a son in China to his father in the U.S. asking for instructions related to his immigration case. Also includes an English translation.
This letter is part of a series of documents scanned from one of the client files in the Dow Collection. All names have been redacted to protect the client's privacy. There is an English translation available.

Dow family portrait
Standing back row (L-R) Harry H. Dow, Nellie Dow, Hammie Dow, Howard Dow, sitting front row (L-R) Grandmother Dow, Nora Dow, and Nettie Dow

Nutzacrackin' Immigration and Naturalization Syle [sic?]
A play written by Harry Hom Dow depicting farcical scenes from the Law Division office at Ellis Island, especially regarding Chinese immigrants seeking admission to the United States.

Illustration of an scene from Harry Hom Dow's play, "A Day in the Chinese Division"
Hand drawn illustration of a scene from a play written by Harry Hom Dow about the review of a case in the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service in which the applicant, a Chinese man played by Dow, is denied admission to the United…

A Day in the Chinese Division (A Farce)
A play written by Harry Hom Dow depicting the review of a case in the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service in which the applicant, a Chinese man played by Dow, is denied admission to the United States after being caught with a…

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