Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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A.E. Hyatt of Petersburg, Virginia wrote to Abbitt about a $5 million plan for revisions to the U.S. Capitol Building. Hyatt objected to the materials, cost, and potential "radical" style of "modern architects.". Hyatt prefered to let the "sandstone…

This pamphlet, published by the Duval County Federation for Constitutional Government of Jacksonville, Florida, accused the NAACP, Americans for Democratic Action, World federalists, and other "leftist organizations” of carrying out “an organized…

An official document authored by the U.S. Department of State outlining the exact set of steps for obtaining exit documentation from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. This document details the legal actions that a person desiring to leave the…

This document produced by the U.S. Department of Labor provided a clear outline of the preference system created under the 1965 Amendment to the Immigration and Nationality Act. The Bureau of Employment Security within the U.S. Department of Labor…

This document is the official public law, known as the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 or the Hart-Celler Act, that abolished the National Origins Formula that had controlled U.S. Immigration since 1921. This act replaced the national quota…

This is a letter sent by nine year old Richard Emmerson, with a response from Abbitt. Emmerson implored Abbitt to prevent the sale of tobacco products, in the wake of the Surgeon General's declaration on the dangers of smoking in 1964. Abbitt…

This visa office bulletin from 1965 issued by the U.S. Department of State presents the symbols to be used in issuing United States visas to nonimmigrants, immigrants, immigrants (preference classes), and immigrants (nonpreference). The document…

George S. Benson, president of Harding College, wrote to Abbitt about the testimony of Harry Bridges, president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, before House Un-American Activities Committee on April 21, 1959. Objecting to…

H. J. Res. 397 from the U.S. Senate deals with the resettlement of "alien refugee-escapee"s in countries other than the United States that are not communist-dominated. Within the context of Abbitt's papers, this document appeared among many requests…

This list of benefits available to immigrants, specifically those pertaining to children and exclusion waivers, was sent to Abbitt by Chairman Emanuel Celler as a guide to use when responding to individual requests in the district. These benefits are…
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