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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Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-374)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-374)
The JACL Committee of 150 honored Larry and Guyo Tajiri for their work with the Pacific Citizen.
Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-396)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-396)
Scotty Miyakawa's contribution to the gift fund. The JACL Committee of 150 honored Larry and Guyo Tajiri for their work with the Pacific Citizen.
Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-378)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-378)
Noboru Honda's contribution to the gift fund. The JACL Committee of 150 honored Larry and Guyo Tajiri for their work with the Pacific Citizen.
Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from John W. Thomas (ddr-densho-338-418)
doc Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from John W. Thomas (ddr-densho-338-418)
Copy of a letter included in the thank you book presented to Guyo and Larry Tajiri at the Tajiri Testimonial Banquet of the JACL. The testimonial banquet recognized the Tajiris for their decade of service running the Pacific Citizen.
Letter regarding the effort to pardon Iva Toguri d'Aquino (ddr-densho-338-115)
doc Letter regarding the effort to pardon Iva Toguri d'Aquino (ddr-densho-338-115)
Guyo Tajiri participated in a JACL led effort to receive a pardon for Iva Toguri d'Aquino. This is a letter from Stan Delaplane about helping.
Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Roger N. Baldwin (ddr-densho-338-412)
doc Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Roger N. Baldwin (ddr-densho-338-412)
Copy of a letter included in the thank you book presented to Guyo and Larry Tajiri at the Tajiri Testimonial Banquet of the JACL. The testimonial banquet recognized the Tajiris for their decade of service running the Pacific Citizen.
Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-371)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-371)
The JACL Committee of 150 honored Larry and Guyo Tajiri for their work with the Pacific Citizen.
Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Roy M. Nishikawa (ddr-densho-338-422)
doc Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Roy M. Nishikawa (ddr-densho-338-422)
Copy of a letter included in the thank you book presented to Guyo and Larry Tajiri at the Tajiri Testimonial Banquet of the JACL. The testimonial banquet recognized the Tajiris for their decade of service running the Pacific Citizen.
Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Willard S. Townsend (ddr-densho-338-419)
doc Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Willard S. Townsend (ddr-densho-338-419)
Copy of a letter included in the thank you book presented to Guyo and Larry Tajiri at the Tajiri Testimonial Banquet of the JACL. The testimonial banquet recognized the Tajiris for their decade of service running the Pacific Citizen.
Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-387)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-387)
George Fujii's contribution to the gift fund. The JACL Committee of 150 honored Larry and Guyo Tajiri for their work with the Pacific Citizen.
Telegram requesting to join in the recognition of the Pacific Citizen (ddr-densho-338-359)
doc Telegram requesting to join in the recognition of the Pacific Citizen (ddr-densho-338-359)
The JACL Committee of 150 honored Larry and Guyo Tajiri for their work with the Pacific Citizen.
Letter to Bill Hosakawa from Mas Yonemura (ddr-densho-338-164)
doc Letter to Bill Hosakawa from Mas Yonemura (ddr-densho-338-164)
A letter talking about Larry and Guyo Tajiri's time running the Pacific Citizen.
Letter regarding the effort to pardon Iva Toguri d'Aquino (ddr-densho-338-112)
doc Letter regarding the effort to pardon Iva Toguri d'Aquino (ddr-densho-338-112)
Guyo Tajiri participated in a JACL led effort to receive a pardon for Iva Toguri d'Aquino. This is a letter from Katherine Pinkham In support of that effort.
Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Elise F. Musser (ddr-densho-338-414)
doc Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Elise F. Musser (ddr-densho-338-414)
Copy of a letter included in the thank you book presented to Guyo and Larry Tajiri at the Tajiri Testimonial Banquet of the JACL. The testimonial banquet recognized the Tajiris for their decade of service running the Pacific Citizen.
Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-400)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-400)
The JACL Committee of 150 honored Larry and Guyo Tajiri for their work with the Pacific Citizen.
Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-393)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-393)
Ruby Yoshino Schaar's contribution to the gift fund. The JACL Committee of 150 honored Larry and Guyo Tajiri for their work with the Pacific Citizen.
Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-373)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-373)
Shig Wakamatsu's contribution to the gift fund. The JACL Committee of 150 honored Larry and Guyo Tajiri for their work with the Pacific Citizen.
Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-382)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-382)
Roy Kaneko's contribution to the gift fund. The JACL Committee of 150 honored Larry and Guyo Tajiri for their work with the Pacific Citizen.
Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-364)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-364)
The JACL Committee of 150 honored Larry and Guyo Tajiri for their work with the Pacific Citizen.
Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-375)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-375)
The JACL Committee of 150 honored Larry and Guyo Tajiri for their work with the Pacific Citizen.
Letter regarding the effort to pardon Iva Toguri d'Aquino (ddr-densho-338-124)
doc Letter regarding the effort to pardon Iva Toguri d'Aquino (ddr-densho-338-124)
A letter from Guyo Tajiri requesting Stan Delaplane's assistance in the pardon effort.
Letter regarding the effort to pardon Iva Toguri d'Aquino (ddr-densho-338-114)
doc Letter regarding the effort to pardon Iva Toguri d'Aquino (ddr-densho-338-114)
Guyo Tajiri participated in a JACL led effort to receive a pardon for Iva Toguri d'Aquino. This is a letter from Stan Delaplane about helping.
1965 Graduates celebration program (ddr-densho-338-158)
doc 1965 Graduates celebration program (ddr-densho-338-158)
The program for an event celebrating graduates who were members of the JACL.
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