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 from Fumi Yaki to Japanese American Citizens League member chapters, April 3, 1942 (ddr-csujad-46-5)
doc Letter from Fumi Yaki to Japanese American Citizens League member chapters, April 3, 1942 (ddr-csujad-46-5)
Letter describing Fumi Yaki's leave of position due to first mass removal in California. She states turning her work over to Miss Mary Louise K. Seo. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0005
Turlock Social Club regular meeting minutes, January 19, 1936 (ddr-csujad-46-46)
doc Turlock Social Club regular meeting minutes, January 19, 1936 (ddr-csujad-46-46)
Turlock Social Club regular meeting held by president James Yoshino and secretary George Marimoto. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0046
Turlock Social Club meeting minutes, June 5, 1938 (ddr-csujad-46-42)
doc Turlock Social Club meeting minutes, June 5, 1938 (ddr-csujad-46-42)
Turlock Social Club meeting minutes led by President Jack Noda. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0042
Turlock Social Club certificate of donation appreciation (ddr-csujad-46-33)
doc Turlock Social Club certificate of donation appreciation (ddr-csujad-46-33)
Turlock Social Club Certificate of Donation Appreciation. Inlcudes names of Japanese American indiciduals, Taiji or Yasuji Fujimoto and Nobutsugu or Shinji Tsuda. Documents in Japanese. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0033
Turlock Social Club meeting minutes, February 4, 1934 (ddr-csujad-46-44)
doc Turlock Social Club meeting minutes, February 4, 1934 (ddr-csujad-46-44)
Turlock Social Club meeting held by president James Yoshino and secretary Jack Noda, discussing finances. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0044
Constitution of the Stanislaus-Merced Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-csujad-46-4)
doc Constitution of the Stanislaus-Merced Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-csujad-46-4)
Constitution of the Stanislaus-Merced Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League and chapter requirements. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0004
Turlock Social Club meeting minutes, October 1, 1937 (ddr-csujad-46-48)
doc Turlock Social Club meeting minutes, October 1, 1937 (ddr-csujad-46-48)
Turlock Social Club meeting discussing funds. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0048
Social committee appointed (ddr-csujad-46-45)
doc Social committee appointed (ddr-csujad-46-45)
Document of Turlock Social Club, social committee appointed in 1935. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0045
Turlock Social Club annual meeting minutes, February 7, 1937 (ddr-csujad-46-47)
doc Turlock Social Club annual meeting minutes, February 7, 1937 (ddr-csujad-46-47)
Turlock Social Club annual meeting held in the Turlock Social Club hall. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0047
Turlock Social Club meeting minutes, July 3, 1938 (ddr-csujad-46-50)
doc Turlock Social Club meeting minutes, July 3, 1938 (ddr-csujad-46-50)
Turlock Social Club meeting discussing community activities. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csus_nac_0050
George Kondo near a display of photographs taken at incarceration camps during World War II (ddr-csujad-52-14)
img George Kondo near a display of photographs taken at incarceration camps during World War II (ddr-csujad-52-14)
A man is positioned next to a display board showing photographs and text. The caption above photograph reads, "SAN FRANCISCO, April 21--SEEKING INTERNMENT COMPENSATION-- George Kondo looks over a display of Japanese internment photographs taken during World Warr II, at the Japanese-American Citizen League in San Francisco Monday. Like 120,000 others, Kondo was interned by presidential …
Ishii family; Frank, Hisa, Frances, Kiyo (ddr-csujad-50-4)
img Ishii family; Frank, Hisa, Frances, Kiyo (ddr-csujad-50-4)
The Ishii family, parents Frank and Hisa, daughters Frances and Kiyo, standing in front of a building at Jerome camp labeled "3-07-D." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: hslb_ish_0004
Frank Toru Ishii (ddr-csujad-50-3)
img Frank Toru Ishii (ddr-csujad-50-3)
Photograph portrait of Frank Toru Ishii. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: hslb_ish_0003
Letter from Sharon Tanihara to Cheryl, JACL National Headquarters, August 20, 1990 (ddr-csujad-55-2055)
doc Letter from Sharon Tanihara to Cheryl, JACL National Headquarters, August 20, 1990 (ddr-csujad-55-2055)
Correspondence from Sharon Tanihara to Cheryl at the Japanese American Citizens League National Headquarters regarding Tanihara's argument about her eligibility for redress payments, a request for names and addresses of JACL officers, and a rough draft of a letter to JACL officers about amendments to the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. See this object in the …
Florin Chapter of Japanese American Citizens League newsletter, April 24, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-82)
doc Florin Chapter of Japanese American Citizens League newsletter, April 24, 1942 (ddr-csujad-55-82)
Newsletter of the Florin chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League covering issues related to incarceration including storage of personal items, members trained in first aid, care of pets, and address changes. Also includes a memorial statement for Hiroyuki [Kato] and recognition of individuals for their financial contributions. See this object in the California State Universities …
Old timers (years 1931-1942) (ddr-csujad-55-2605)
doc Old timers (years 1931-1942) (ddr-csujad-55-2605)
Complimentary publication for the fiftieth anniversary of Sacramento J.A.C.L. Chapter. Provides a history to organizing the Sacramento J.A.C.L. Chapter. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2769
Japanese American incarceration: a case for redress (ddr-csujad-55-912)
doc Japanese American incarceration: a case for redress (ddr-csujad-55-912)
Leaflet by the Japanese American Citizens League promoting support for the redress of civil liberties violations against Japanese Americans during World War II. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0914
Claim for damage to or loss of real or personal property by a person of Japanese ancestry, Form no. Cl. 1, George Hideo Nakamura, copy (ddr-csujad-55-2424)
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, copy (ddr-csujad-55-2424)
Copy of the form, "Claim for damage to or loss of real or personal property by a person of Japanese ancestry" distributed by the Japanese American Citizens League. Current form completed by George Hideo Nakamura including an itemized list of personal property claims. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: …
Donation receipt (ddr-csujad-5-264)
doc Donation receipt (ddr-csujad-5-264)
A receipt for five dollars donation made by M. Okine [Masao Okine or Makoto Okine] on August 9, 1951 to Pacific Southwest Japanese American Citizens League Anti-discrimination Committee. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_03_02_001
JACL ADC (ddr-csujad-5-274)
doc JACL ADC (ddr-csujad-5-274)
A flier issued by Southern California Japanese American Citizens League Anti-Discrimination Committee. It summarizes the JACL activities and achievements as well as solicits financial supports. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_03_09_001
Donation receipt (ddr-csujad-5-265)
doc Donation receipt (ddr-csujad-5-265)
A receipt for five dollars donation made by Seiichi Okine on February 4, 1949 to Pacific Southwest Japanese American Citizens League Anti-discrimination Committee. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: oki_03_02_002
Bessie Ezaki (ddr-csujad-8-11)
doc Bessie Ezaki (ddr-csujad-8-11)
Oral history interview with Aiko Bessie Ezaki. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Ezaki, Bessie
Masao Araki (ddr-csujad-8-4)
doc Masao Araki (ddr-csujad-8-4)
Oral history interview with Masao Araki. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Araki, Masao
Chester and Akiko Lillian Sasashima (ddr-csujad-8-97)
doc Chester and Akiko Lillian Sasashima (ddr-csujad-8-97)
Oral history interview with Chester and Akiko Lillian Sasashima. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Sasashima, Chester and Lillian
George Toshiyuki Teraoka (ddr-csujad-8-75)
doc George Toshiyuki Teraoka (ddr-csujad-8-75)
Oral history interview with George Toshiyuki Teraoka. Information on the oral history project is found in: csuf_stp_0012A; Glossary in: csuf_stp_0014. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: FCPL Teraoka, George Toshiyuki
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