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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Orbiting into the 21st Century: 60th anniversary Japanese American Citizens League Florin Chapter (ddr-csujad-55-2700)
doc Orbiting into the 21st Century: 60th anniversary Japanese American Citizens League Florin Chapter (ddr-csujad-55-2700)
Pamphlet of the 60th anniversary Japanese American Citizens League Florin Chapter. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_2864
American nightmare postcard (ddr-csujad-55-161)
img American nightmare postcard (ddr-csujad-55-161)
Postcard of the lithograph, American Nightmare, by Roger Leyonmark. Image originally published by Cleveland Plain Dealer and presented to the Japanese American Citizens League in 1983. Verso includes title, artist, publisher, and copyright information. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0163
Letter from Yuzuru John Takeshita to Mrs. Margaret Gunderson, September 17, 1987 (ddr-csujad-55-257)
doc Letter from Yuzuru John Takeshita to Mrs. Margaret Gunderson, September 17, 1987 (ddr-csujad-55-257)
Correspondence from Yuzuru John Takeshita to Margaret Gunderson. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0259
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
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: …
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
Redress monitor, vol. 1, no. 1 (October/November, 1988) (ddr-csujad-55-106)
doc Redress monitor, vol. 1, no. 1 (October/November, 1988) (ddr-csujad-55-106)
Newsletter of the Japanese American Citizens League Legislative Education Committee. Columns include, "Message from the Chair," "JACL-LEC Obtains Legal Services," "John Nakahata Named Lead Council," "Fundraising Update," "Civil Rights Division's ORA Changes Name," "Supreme Court denies Class Action Suit," "ORA Administration," "Civil Liberties Act of 1988: Questions and Answers," "Board Member Profiles," and "Board Roster." See …
Redress monitor (May 1990) (ddr-csujad-55-108)
doc Redress monitor (May 1990) (ddr-csujad-55-108)
Newsletter of the Japanese American Citizens League Legislative Education Committee. Columns include, "ORA Update," "New ORA Deputy Administrator," "Congressional Hearings Underscore Department of Justice Commitment to Redress," "Eligibility Verification," "Most Canadians Will Receive Redress by September 1990," "Fundraising Update," "Jacobs vs Thornburgh," "Senator Spark Matsunaga Eulogized," "Aleuts Finally Get Payment for Internment: $12,000 Checks," "Matsui Speaks …
Letter from John Tateishi, Redress Director, National Committee for Redress, to Mrs. Mary T. Tsukamoto, April 12, 1982 (ddr-csujad-55-100)
doc Letter from John Tateishi, Redress Director, National Committee for Redress, to Mrs. Mary T. Tsukamoto, April 12, 1982 (ddr-csujad-55-100)
Typed correspondence from John Tateishi of the National Committee for Redress to Mary Tsukamoto, thanking her for her contribution to the Japanese American Citizens League redress fund. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0102
Congress apologizes on behalf of the nation (ddr-csujad-55-102)
doc Congress apologizes on behalf of the nation (ddr-csujad-55-102)
Supplementary article published in the Pacific Citizen covering the background of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, the work of the Japanese American Citizens League and it's Legislative Education Committee, passage of the Redress Bill, the Office of Redress Administration, and eligibility for payments. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project …
Japanese American incarceration: a case for redress (ddr-csujad-55-99)
doc Japanese American incarceration: a case for redress (ddr-csujad-55-99)
Pamphlet by the Japanese American Citizens League Legislative Education Committee promoting support for Senate Bill, S 1009, and House of Representatives Resolution, HR 442, which seek to redress civil rights violations against Japanese Americans during World War II. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0101
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 67, No. 12 (September 20, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-38)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 67, No. 12 (September 20, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-38)
Selected article titles: "Angelenos mourn death of Sansei police officer" (p. 1), "Spark & Patsy won't have easy campaign as Mayor Blaisdell files at last minute" (p. 1), "Matsunaga calls for Dept. of Peace, first advocated for U.S. in 1779" (p. 1), "390,000 Orientals in California now" (p. 1), "Seattle human rights commission asks extra funds …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 11 (March 15, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-11)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 11 (March 15, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-11)
Selected article titles: "Wartime Record Cited by Japan U.N. Envoy. New York JACLers Told Heroism Aided in U.S.-Japan Amity" (p. 1), "Hal Kim, Lois Yut top bowlers in JACL Nationals hosted by Seattle" (p. 1), "Rights program for NC-WN chapters being proposed" (p. 1), "Dayton JACL 'Operation Pink Petal' helps city win cleanest town trophy" (p. …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 67, No. 8 (August 23, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-34)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 67, No. 8 (August 23, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-34)
Selected article titles: "Okura civil rights position paper" (p. 1), "Convention still in swing for youth at San Jose State campus" (p. 1), "CCDC caution in civil rights activities slated" (p. 1), "800 expected to register for JACL convention" (p. 1), "CCDC position paper on civil rights" (p. 2), "JACL leaders called upon to support detention …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 2 (January 12, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-2)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 2 (January 12, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-2)
Selected article titles: "Race not important in determining whether one tolerates or rejects transplanted organ, says Nisei" (p. 1), "JACL can take on part of Negro problem, Marutani tells CCDC" (p. 1), "An unselfish Issei who comforted the needy, the sick for 50 years honored by Salt Lake" (p. 1), "Four couples cited for giving comfort …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 6 (February 9, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-6)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 6 (February 9, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-6)
Selected article titles: "Fight Against Racial Bias Still a Long Way to Go, Enomoto Says" (p. 1), "Californians polled; 48 pct. still approve Education" (p. 1), "'Cooperative education' urged as role for JACLers" (p. 1), "Huge non-Japanese audience listen to Chicago's Sunday evening Sakura Hr." (p. 3).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 10 (March 8, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-10)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 10 (March 8, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-10)
Selected article titles: "Despite war, pacification on" (p. 1), "Negro ghettos still hear detention camp rumors" (p. 1), "Nisei to be elevated bishop of Buddhist Churches of America" (p. 1), "California Fair Housing Act still subjected to repeal tries" (p. 1), "Asian war babies now coming of age" (p. 1), "Nisei groups duty-bound to correct misstatements …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 67, No. 10 (September 6, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-36)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 67, No. 10 (September 6, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-36)
Selected article titles: "JACL to campaign repeal of detention camp clause" (p. 1), "Dan Inouye's parents at Coyne St. home watch son deliver keynoter" (p. 1), "Civil rights dialogue at confab drafts 12-pt. consensus for JACL" (p. 1), "Parallels of Nisei aned Negro Heritage" (p. 4), "43% in Britain feel Japan not 'reliable' nation" (p. 4), …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 22 (May 31, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-22)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 22 (May 31, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-22)
Selected article titles: "Equal housing opportunities in Washington state boosted" (p. 1), "Fr. Tibesar recalls JACL meeting day after Pearl Harbor incident" (p. 1), "TV writer still complains of JACL protest. Admits no Nisei has sold American secrets to Japan in wartime" (p. 1), "Cultural pluralism fits America than melting pot idea" (p. 1), "Inouye warns …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 67, No. 11 (September 13, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-37)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 67, No. 11 (September 13, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-37)
Selected article titles: "Tutorial program natural for Sansei" (p. 1), "Monterey Park Nisei threatened over telephone" (p. 1), "Polish, Italian groups to fight defamation on TV" (p. 1), "Floor view of Republican convention excites Nisei" (p. 1), "How the Japanese Americans were treated in Arizona in mid-'30s and WW2 recalled after woman's question" (p. 1), "Sansei …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 15 (April 12, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-15)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 66, No. 15 (April 12, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-15)
Selected article titles: "'Father of Physical Pharmacy' Title Bestowed on Nisei Prof" (p. 1), "Reagan alters his Stand, would veto housing act repeal" (p. 1), "Sakura Festival draws big" (p. 1), "Co-existence or annihilation, says Sen. Inouye in Peace Talk" (p. 1), "Therapeutic use of marijuana upheld by Nisei psychiatrist at MD meeting" (p. 1), "Civic …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 67, No. 17 (October 25, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-43)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 67, No. 17 (October 25, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-43)
Selected article titles: "Seattle to save International dist." (p. 1), "Unpaid Fines of 'Tokyo Rose' Sought by U.S." (p. 1), "Inouye warns against misuse of police power" (p. 1), "United Methodist Church conducts survey of Issei-Nisei congregations" (p. 3), "Politicians once had a field day with racial slur" (p. 6).
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 67, No. 24 (December 13, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-50)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 67, No. 24 (December 13, 1968) (ddr-pc-40-50)
Selected article titles: "San Francisco State issue splits Nisei community" (p. 1), "Hayakawa keeps his word by reopening strike-ridden college" (p. 1), "Japanese ethnic studies sought" (p. 1), "NIMH continues support of JACL history project" (p. 1), "Kaisha family children study Nihongo to insure native tongue not forgotten" (p. 1), "15 demands of San Francisco State …
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