2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 7, 2020 2:24 PM by Sylvia Naylor

    Seeking records of Octavio Paz Solorzano

    Angel Gilberto Adame Newbie

      Hello, I am looking for information about the stay of the lawyer Octavio Paz Solorzano, representative of Emiliano Zapata and father of the poet Octavio Paz Lozano. He arrived in Laredo in 1916 and then lived in Los Angeles, California until 1920. In particular, I would like to know if there are immigration records of his entry and exit to the US, if he was monitored by the US government and the places where he lived. Thanks a lot.

       

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        • Re: Seeking records of Octavio Paz Solorzano
          Susannah Brooks Tracker

          There is a multi-page report (investigation) on a person named Octavio Paz in the FBI files on Fold3.com (a paid research site).  https://www.fold3.com/image/4717713

          The report was made 1917-1918 and deals with Mexican banking in the US and this person working for or in support of Zapata.  I don't know if this is the same person or not. 

          • Re: Seeking records of Octavio Paz Solorzano
            Sylvia Naylor Scout

            Dear Mr. Adame,

             

            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

             

            We searched records located in the Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (Record Group 85) and located 2 microfilm publications that might contain information you are seeking:

             

             

            For access to these microfilmed records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at archives1reference@nara.gov. In addition, these records are now available in digital form and can be viewed online via Ancestry. There may be a fee for using this service. Some of the images from Ancestry are available for free on Family Search at https://www.familysearch.org/en/. Also, please check for access at your local library as many library systems subscribe to these sites, making them free for their patrons.

             

            Further, you may want to review records microfilmed as Microfilm Publication M1085 Investigative Case Files of the Bureau of Investigation, 1908-1922 as they may contain information of interest to you. For access to these microfilmed records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives2reference@nara.gov. In addition, these records are now available in digital form and can be viewed online via fold3.com. Also, please check for access at your local library as many library systems subscribe to these sites, making them free for their patrons.

             

            Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT1 and RDT2. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

             

            Lastly, we suggest that you contact the California State Archives and look into the resources available at the Online Archive of California.

             

            We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!