The Japanese American Citizens League

The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) was organized in the late 1920s by a small group of young, professional nisei in response to the anti-Japanese fervor of the times. The organization was decidedly patriotic and dealt with discrimination by emphasizing American citizenship, loyalty, and assimilation. Because of their ideology, JACL members were recruited by the military to assist in carrying out the "evacuation" orders, and they urged Japanese Americans to cooperate with the government. The group inspired strong, mixed feelings among Japanese Americans during this time. However, in the years following the war, the JACL regained much of its former support by successfully overturning many legal barriers for Japanese Americans.

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Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, July 25, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-162)
doc Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, July 25, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-162)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Topics include the San Francisco Council meeting, the National Convention fund, and the Japanese benefit show. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0161
Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, October 21, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-118)
doc Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, October 21, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-118)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Includes reports on the benefit show, Elk's Convention Parade, inaugural ball, and Community Chest drive. Also includes discussion of the county fair parade and outstanding bills. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0117
Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, May 13, 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-82)
doc Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, May 13, 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-82)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Features discussion of upcoming social events, including a raffle and barbecue. The various boards of the JACL also meet for further discussion. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0081
Executive board meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, April 3, 1935 (ddr-csujad-44-65)
doc Executive board meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, April 3, 1935 (ddr-csujad-44-65)
Minutes of the fourth executive board meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Topics addressed include JACL's petition to protest anti-Japanese legislation, policies and recommendations for future meetings, and plans for upcoming community events. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0065
Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, January 14, 1941 (ddr-csujad-44-175)
doc Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, January 14, 1941 (ddr-csujad-44-175)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Features discussion of the program for the inaugural dinner, the skating party for the President's birthday, and committee appointments. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0174
Meeting of the Social Board of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-csujad-44-85)
doc Meeting of the Social Board of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-csujad-44-85)
Meeting minutes of the Social Board of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Features discussion of the picnic barbecue, including price to charge per person and ingredients needed. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0084
Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, February 28, 1941 (ddr-csujad-44-178)
doc Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, February 28, 1941 (ddr-csujad-44-178)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Topics include the anti-alien fishing bill, the membership drive, and the suggestion to create a calendar of activities for the year to present to prospective members. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0177
General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, February 17, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-102)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, February 17, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-102)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League meeting. Includes reports on profits from recent benefit shows, donations, and a request from the national headquarters that the Monterey Peninsula JACL reconsider its decision to drop out of the national chapter. Members vote in favor of remaining a part of the National Council and the Northern …
General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, June 17, 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-89)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, June 17, 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-89)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Discussion topics include the Northern California District Council meeting, national dues and membership cards, the Fourth of July parade, the Feast of Lanterns boat parade, and committee appointments. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0088
Executive board meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, February 13, 1939 (ddr-csujad-44-126)
doc Executive board meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, February 13, 1939 (ddr-csujad-44-126)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive board meeting. Topics discussed include profits from recent JACL-sponsored events, the "lawn proposition" for the Japanese Association Hall, and the anti-alien fishing bill. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0125
General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, January 28, 1935 (ddr-csujad-44-60)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, January 28, 1935 (ddr-csujad-44-60)
Minutes of the first general meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Topics addressed include the appropriation of funds to purchase a recording book, changes to club dues, and Social Director nominations. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0060
Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, January 7, 1941 (ddr-csujad-44-174)
doc Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, January 7, 1941 (ddr-csujad-44-174)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Includes discussion of sponsoring a skating party for the President's birthday, the installation of new officers, and the recommendation to distinguish between paid and unpaid members. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0173
Executive board meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, December 7, 1939 (ddr-csujad-44-142)
doc Executive board meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, December 7, 1939 (ddr-csujad-44-142)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Topics discussed include the upcoming benefit show, donations from fishing boats for JACL's "sinking fund," the Christmas party, and nominations for chapter positions. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0141
Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, May 9, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-155)
doc Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, May 9, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-155)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Topics discussed include the benefit drawing, Arbor Day program, membership drive, and contributions to the convention fund. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0154
Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, November 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-171)
doc Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, November 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-171)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Includes discussion of the Pacific Citizen newspaper, revision of the JACL constitution, and preparations for the 1941 convention. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0170
Executive board meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, April 25, 1935 (ddr-csujad-44-67)
doc Executive board meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, April 25, 1935 (ddr-csujad-44-67)
Minutes of the fifth executive board meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Topics discussed include the agenda for the next general meeting, plans to increase membership in the chapter's various boards, and expatriation. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0067
Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, November 14, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-119)
doc Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, November 14, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-119)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Includes discussion of matters relating to the Community Chest drive, Christmas party, and New Years dance. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0118
Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, July 30, 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-92)
doc Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, July 30, 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-92)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Features discussion of plans for the county fair, including the tea garden, parade, and barn dance. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0091
General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, April 8, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-153)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, April 8, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-153)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Topics addressed include the dance class at the Bay View Grammar School, the JACL membership drive and rally, Dr. Inui's lecture at the church, and fundraising ideas. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0152
Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, February 27, 1935 (ddr-csujad-44-62)
doc Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, February 27, 1935 (ddr-csujad-44-62)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Topics addressed include the results of a recent benefit show, an upcoming tea party to introduce the JACL to the larger community, and the price of dues. A report on the joint meeting at Salinas is also given. See this object in the California State Universities …
Members of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, December 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-97)
doc Members of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, December 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-97)
List of the members of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0096
Special meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, March 22, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-151)
doc Special meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, March 22, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-151)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Includes discussion of how much the chapter should donate toward the reconstruction of the "Nihon-jin-kai" (Nihonjinkai = Japanese Association) building, the location and date of Dr. Inui's lecture, and the voter registration deadline. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: …
Scrapbook of the Monterey Peninsula Junior Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-csujad-44-199)
img Scrapbook of the Monterey Peninsula Junior Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-csujad-44-199)
Scrapbook of the Monterey Peninsula Junior Japanese American Citizens League. Features color photographs of Junior JACL members playing games together and socializing at dinners, dances, picnics, and at the beach. Several photographs also document the group's trip to Utah for the National Junior JACL Convention. A number of pages include captions cut from magazines and other …
General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, March 16, 1939 (ddr-csujad-44-129)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, March 16, 1939 (ddr-csujad-44-129)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Topics include the JACL-sponsored garden project at the Monterey Union High School; suggestions for the membership drive; the Fourth of July parade, and discussions over whether the JACL or Japanese Association will sponsor; and the proposal to form a camera club. See this object in the …
Report of the Financial Board of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, May 21, 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-84)
doc Report of the Financial Board of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, May 21, 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-84)
Minutes of the Financial Board of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Discussion topics include shortening the business part of meetings to leave more time for planning social activities, and the suggestion that the chapter hold a quarterly social. Expenses for movie screenings are also discussed. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese …
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