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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Warren Furutani, Japanese American Citizens League, Saburo Kido, James Sakamoto, Masao Satow, Walter Tsukamoto, Edison Uno

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Floyd Shimomura Segment 18 (ddr-densho-1000-466-18)
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Becoming president of National Japanese American Citizens League
Alan Nishio Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-450-11)
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Getting involved with the Japanese American Citizens League
Ron Wakabayashi Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1000-460-11)
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Reactions to being the dark horse candidate for Japanese American Citizens League national
Ronald Ikejiri Segment 15 (ddr-densho-1000-461-15)
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Mike Masaoka's role in the early days of the redress movement
Floyd Shimomura Segment 14 (ddr-densho-1000-466-14)
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Moving up in the Japanese American Citizens League as the redress movement was starting
John Tateishi Segment 19 (ddr-densho-1000-469-19)
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Thoughts on the future of the Japanese American Citizens League
John Tateishi Segment 12 (ddr-densho-1000-469-12)
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Internal conflict within the Japanese American Citizens League during the redress movement
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 13 (April 4, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-13)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 13 (April 4, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-13)
Selected article titles: "Matsui Circulates Nat'l Geographic Article in House" (p. 1), "Corporate, Asian Pacific Leaders Talk About Issues" (pp. 2, 7), "Defining the Role of Staff" (p. 4), and "Takei: Actors Need Support" (p. 10).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 12 (March 28, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-12)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 12 (March 28, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-12)
Selected article titles: "Apr. 28 New Date for Hearings" (p. 1), "Researcher Takes Issue with Anti-Bilingual Ballot Arguments" (pp. 3, 7), "East Wind: Japanese Peruvians, Part II" (p. 4), and "By the Board: Who's at the Helm?" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 2 (July 11, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-27)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 2 (July 11, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-27)
Edition contains Candidates for National JACL Office Supplement, A-D, between pages 4 and 5. Selected article titles: "Chicago Convention Honorees Named" (pp. 1-2), "LEC Update: Getting the Word Out" (p. 4), and "The $200,000 Question" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 25 (December 19-26, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-50)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 25 (December 19-26, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-50)
Special holiday issue organized into sections A 1-32, B 1-64, and A 33-64. Selected article titles: "As Others See Us: An Overview" (pp. A-4, A-13, A-20), "The Dilemma of the 'Model Minority' Image" (p. A-14), "Minoru Yasui, 1916-1986: In Remembrance" (pp. B-1-B-2), "The Nisei of the 1800 Engineer General Service Battalion: An Untold Story" (pp. B-39-B-40, …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 8 (August 22, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-33)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 8 (August 22, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-33)
Selected article titles: "Foes of California English Initiative Form Coalition to Prevent Passage" (pp. 1, 8), "Japanese National Kept in Detention by Provision on McCarran-Walter Act" (pp. 1, 3), "President's Corner: Here's What We're Doing" (p. 5), and "U.S., Latin American Nikkei Athletes 'Go for the Gold' in Mexico Sportsfest" (pp. 6-7).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 1 (July 4, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-26)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 1 (July 4, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-26)
Selected article titles: "Hearing on Aleut Redress Slated" (p. 1), "Seabrook: A Story of Resilience" (pp. 1, 8), "History Students Get First-Hand Account of Japanese American WW2 Experience" (p. 3), and "The PC Editor Search" (pp. 5, 7).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 13 (September 26, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-38)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 13 (September 26, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-38)
Selected article titles: "Anti-Asian Violence Seen as Nationwide Problem" (pp. 1, 8), "JACL Election Spawns Controversy: Do Delegates Obey Chapter or District?" (pp. 1-2, 4), "Task Force Hearings: New York Asians Speak on Community Issues" (p. 3), and "Asian Groups Unanimous in Opposing Prop. 63" (p. 6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 24 (June 20, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-24)
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Selected article titles: "JAs Asked to Fight Navajo Relocation" (pp. 1, 7), "Is There an Emergency?" (pp. 4-5), and "LEC Update: Vital Links" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 17 (October 24, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-42)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 17 (October 24, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-42)
Selected article titles: "Calif. Supreme Court: Bird: Independent Judiciary Vital to Rights of Minorities" (pp. 1, 5), "Nat'l Board Confronts Budget Problems: Falling Renewals and Redress Pledges Seen as Major Factors" (pp. 1, 3), "Council Approves 'Onizuka Street' in J-Town" (pp. 1, 8), and "From the Frying Pan: JAs 'Going Public'" (p. 4).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 14 (October 3, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-39)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 14 (October 3, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-39)
Selected article titles: "Change in JACL Election Laws Urged: Bloc Voting, Proxies at Issue After Charges of 'Coercion'" (pp. 1-2, 5), "JA Ethnic Hospitals Gone But Still Needed, Researcher Says" (pp. 1, 8), "Congressmen, Community Leaders Protest: Minorities React Angrily to Nakasone's Remark on Race" (pp. 1, 3), and "GM Exec, Nevada Official Chided for Calling …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 23 (December 5, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-48)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 103, No. 23 (December 5, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-48)
Selected article titles: "New Series a Unique Chance for JA Actors" (pp. 1-2), "Immigration Bill: Attorneys Try to Decode New Technicalities" (pp. 1-2), "By the Board: Budgetary Realities" (p. 4), and "Newspapers Comment on Redress Issue" (p. 10).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 16 (April 25, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-16)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 16 (April 25, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-16)
Selected article titles: "Bay Area Conference to Examine Ways to Deal with Rise in Anti-Asian Violence" (p. 1), "Garden Dedicated to Issei Pioneers" (p. 3), "By the Board: Staff, Power and Influence" (pp. 4, 8), and "From the Frying Pan: Six Who Were Rescued" (p. 5).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 25 (June 21, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-25)
av Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 25 (June 21, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-25)
Selected article titles: "Noguchi confirmed as county coroner" (p. 1), "California measure may shut door on Nisei apprentices" (p. 1), "JACL committing hara kiri without civil rights stress" (p. 1), "Matsunaga fears heroic episodes of 442nd may be forgotten soon by public" (p. 1), "Nisei of Biennium candidates revealed" (p. 1), "M. Masaoka due recognition for …
Claim for damage to or loss of real or personal property by a person of Japanese ancestry, Form no. Cl. 1,  work sheet (ddr-csujad-42-134)
doc Claim for damage to or loss of real or personal property by a person of Japanese ancestry, Form no. Cl. 1, work sheet (ddr-csujad-42-134)
An exact copy of the claim form, "Claim for damage to or loss of real or personal property by a person of Japanese ancestry," which is provided by Japanese American Citizens' League as a worksheet. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_72_002
Claim for damage to or loss of real or personal property by a person of Japanese ancestry, Form no. CL. 1, Itsuhei Takano, copy (ddr-csujad-42-136)
doc Claim for damage to or loss of real or personal property by a person of Japanese ancestry, Form no. CL. 1, Itsuhei Takano, copy (ddr-csujad-42-136)
A copy of the claim form, "No. CL. 1, Claim for damage to or loss of real or personal property by a person of Japanese ancestry," prepared by Japanese American Citizens' League as an informational worksheet. It claims Itsuhei Takano's damage and loss. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: …
Day of remembrance 1990: a promise fulfilled (ddr-csujad-55-2691)
doc Day of remembrance 1990: a promise fulfilled (ddr-csujad-55-2691)
Pamphlet of 1990 day of remembrance sponsored by Japanese American Citizens' League. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2855
Claim for damage to or loss of real or personal property by a person of Japanese ancestry, Form no. Cl. 1, George Hideo Nakamura, continues from form (ddr-csujad-55-2425)
doc Claim for damage to or loss of real or personal property by a person of Japanese ancestry, Form no. Cl. 1, George Hideo Nakamura, continues from form (ddr-csujad-55-2425)
Itemized list of claims for George Hideo Nakamura. See also sac_jaac_2530. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2531
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