Immigration and Diversity in Southern California
The history of the Southwest is rich in racial and ethnic diversity. In our records, we find records of immigration and naturalization for people from all over the world. Featured among this selection of digitized records is the Petition for Naturalization of former Governor Schwarzengger, filed in the Los Angeles District Court in August of 1983.
Throughout the month of July, the National Archives at Riverside is taking the opportunity to share images, documents, and records that celebrate our local history. As the archives that holds permanent federal records for Southern California, Arizona, and Clark County, we have records from the states’ Territorial eras, records relating to the development of the region as a center of commerce and culture, and records depicting the natural beauty and built environments of our unique home. This July, join us in celebrating our heritage as Americans and our heritage as stewards of the Pacific Southwest!