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.

The Japanese American Citizens League (1389)

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

1389 items
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 14 (April 5, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-14)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 44, No. 14 (April 5, 1957) (ddr-pc-29-14)
Select article titles:"Video Stations Agree With JACL Suggestions" (p. 1); "Nisei Victimized by Bandit Curious For Robbery by Daylight" (p. 1); "Street names for Japanese American to stay, despite objections" (p. 1); "Anti-trust suit to prevent block-booking of films for TV welcomed by JACL; may lift excuse to show anti-Nisei films" (p. 1); "Actor Haswgawa arrives ...
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 24 (June 20, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-24)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 102, No. 24 (June 20, 1986) (ddr-pc-58-24)
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. 106, No. 25 (June 24-July 1, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-25)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 106, No. 25 (June 24-July 1, 1988) (ddr-pc-60-25)
Selected article titles: "Eligibility Issue on Redress Bill Still Unresolved" (p. 1), "'Dear Colleague' Letter: Conservative Congressmen Urge Colleague Support for Redress" (p. 1), "Nisei Veterans Focus on 1993 Celebration" (pp. 1, 3), and "JACL Candidates for National President Speak Out" (p. 5).
Slogans Submitted So Far (ddr-densho-280-33)
doc Slogans Submitted So Far (ddr-densho-280-33)
A list of slogan options for the Japanese American Citizens League's 17th Biennial Convention.
JACL Luncheon Invitation (ddr-densho-280-45)
doc JACL Luncheon Invitation (ddr-densho-280-45)
Invitation from Peter Ohtaki to members of the JACL Convention Public Relations Committee to continue planning the upcoming event. Includes a Congressional Record copy.
17th Biennial National JACL Convention Final Report (ddr-densho-280-44)
doc 17th Biennial National JACL Convention Final Report (ddr-densho-280-44)
A blank final report form sent to Joe Hamanaka for comments and revisions.
Note to Joe Hamanaka (ddr-densho-280-35)
doc Note to Joe Hamanaka (ddr-densho-280-35)
A note to Joe Hamanaka from Peter Ohtaki thanking him for taking charge of display advertising and relaying draft deadlines.
Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-367)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-367)
Ina Sugihara'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-338-392)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-392)
Harry Miyako'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-338-363)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-363)
Mary Mittwer'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-338-394)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-394)
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-338-395)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-395)
William Mimbu'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 Monroe E. Deutsch (ddr-densho-338-413)
doc Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Monroe E. Deutsch (ddr-densho-338-413)
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-338-398)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-398)
Nobi Takahashi'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-338-360)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-360)
John Toshino'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-338-368)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-368)
Bill Kajikawa'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 Morton Grodzins (ddr-densho-338-415)
doc Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Morton Grodzins (ddr-densho-338-415)
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 Dillon S. Myer (ddr-densho-338-406)
doc Thank you letter to Guyo and Larry Tajiri from Dillon S. Myer (ddr-densho-338-406)
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-338-376)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-376)
Yoshio Katayama'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-338-403)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-403)
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-338-387)
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.
Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-362)
doc Letter adding a contribution to the gift fund for Larry and Guyo Tajiri (ddr-densho-338-362)
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 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.
Note regarding the JACL Committee of 150 (ddr-densho-338-361)
doc Note regarding the JACL Committee of 150 (ddr-densho-338-361)
The JACL Committee of 150 honored Larry and Guyo Tajiri for their work with the Pacific Citizen.
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