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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General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, October 24, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-169)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, October 24, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-169)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Includes reports on the JACL-sponsored carnival, the benefit drawing, and the new issue of the "Tradewind." Also features discussion on JACL membership and how to attract new members, transportation to the Northern California District Council meeting in Sacramento, and the annual New Years dance. See this …
General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, June 20, 1941 (ddr-csujad-44-187)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, June 20, 1941 (ddr-csujad-44-187)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Features discussion of the Memorial Day cleanup, JACL-sponsored party for local graduates, participation in the Fourth of July parade, using donations collected from loaning out the chapter's American flag for its upkeep, and the San Francisco District Council meeting. See this object in the California State …
General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, July 12, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-161)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, July 12, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-161)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Features discussion of the Fourth of July parade, the upcoming talent show in Salinas, the cost of the new mimeograph, the women's auxiliary, suggestions for a benefit show, the Pacific Citizen newspaper, and the San Francisco District Council meeting. See this object in the California State …
Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, March 8, 1939 (ddr-csujad-44-128)
doc Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, March 8, 1939 (ddr-csujad-44-128)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Topics discussed include the meeting with the San Francisco chapter concerning the anti-alien fishing bill, the garden project at the Monterey Union High School, and committee appointments. Also discussed are suggestions of how to make the meetings more lively, a proposal to sponsor a camera …
Special meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, March 31, 1939 (ddr-csujad-44-130)
doc Special meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, March 31, 1939 (ddr-csujad-44-130)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Topics include the donation of cherry trees for the garden project at the Monterey Union High School, updates on the lawn project at the Japanese Association Hall, the status of the anti-alien fishing bill, and the proposal to hold a rally in support of the membership …
General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, May 18, 1939 (ddr-csujad-44-133)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, May 18, 1939 (ddr-csujad-44-133)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Topics include the anti-alien fishing bills, the Japanese Association Hall lawn project, and the proposal to have the Southern District Council pay the deficit incurred by the anti-alien legislation. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0132
General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, May 15, 1941 (ddr-csujad-44-185)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, May 15, 1941 (ddr-csujad-44-185)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Topics include requests from other chapters and organizations for use of the Monterey chapter's American flag, the monthly mixer at the Bay View Grammar School, plans for the National Convention, the Fourth of July parade, and the graduation party. See this object in the California State …
General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, June 7, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-108)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, June 7, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-108)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Includes discussion of equal representation and proportional assessments, as well as reports on committee nominations, the JACL flower show, and Chiyoko Matsuda recital. Plans for the Fourth of July parade, Feast of Lanterns, skating party, and JACL barbecue are also discussed. See this object in the …
Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, October 9, 1941 (ddr-csujad-44-192)
doc Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, October 9, 1941 (ddr-csujad-44-192)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Topics discussed include the cost of fixing up the club room and appointments to the Inaugural Ball committee. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0191
General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, November 15, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-170)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, November 15, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-170)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Includes discussion of the 1941 convention, the Pacific Citizen newspaper, suggestions for the annual Christmas party, the Northern California District Council meeting, the women's auxiliary, and the New Years dance. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0169
General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, December 10, 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-98)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, December 10, 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-98)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Features a talk on the Sino-Japanese conflict, and discussion on plans for the benefit social. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0097
Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, August 27, 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-74)
doc Meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, August 27, 1937 (ddr-csujad-44-74)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Includes discussion of the "Japan Night" program at the county fair, the high school tea garden project, and committee reports and appointments. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0073
Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, March 4, 1941 (ddr-csujad-44-179)
doc Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, March 4, 1941 (ddr-csujad-44-179)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Includes a tentative calendar of events for the rest of the year. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0178
General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, July 21, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-111)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, July 21, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-111)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Includes discussion of matters relating to the Pacific Citizen bill, flag donation, Soap Box Derby, and JACL National Convention. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0110
Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, August 19, 1941 (ddr-csujad-44-188)
doc Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, August 19, 1941 (ddr-csujad-44-188)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Features announcements regarding the purchase of defense bonds, donations from the District Council, and work on fixing up the club room. Also includes discussion of the upcoming District Council meeting in Stockton. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: …
General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, August 27, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-115)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, August 27, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-115)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Includes discussion of the raffle and skating party, Soap Box Derby, county fair, and upcoming benefit show. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0114
Meeting of the Membership Board of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-csujad-44-87)
doc Meeting of the Membership Board of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League (ddr-csujad-44-87)
Meeting minutes of the Membership Board of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Board proposes goal of forty members by the Fourth of July, and suggests that at least one social event be held each month. Additional suggestions on how to improve meetings and increase membership are made. See this object in the California State …
Special meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, January 26, 1939 (ddr-csujad-44-125)
doc Special meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, January 26, 1939 (ddr-csujad-44-125)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Includes reports on the Northern California District Council meeting, and disagreements between first- and second-generation Japanese immigrants about the anti-alien fishing bill. Discussion topics include changes to the composition of the Executive Board, delegate nominations, and payment of member dues. See this object in the California …
Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, March 1, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-148)
doc Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, March 1, 1940 (ddr-csujad-44-148)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Features discussion on how to increase membership. Suggestions include reaching out to church members and inviting interesting speakers to meetings. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0147
General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, October 25, 1939 (ddr-csujad-44-141)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, October 25, 1939 (ddr-csujad-44-141)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Includes discussion of the Japanese Association Hall lawn project, the New Years dance, and collecting donations to raise money for the JACL "sinking fund." See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0140
General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, February 22, 1939 (ddr-csujad-44-127)
doc General meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, February 22, 1939 (ddr-csujad-44-127)
Meeting minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League. Discussion topics include the JACL-sponsored garden project at the Monterey Union High School, the anti-alien fishing bill, and the proposal that the Monterey Peninsula JACL sponsor the district convention in 1941. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0126
Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, July 13, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-110)
doc Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, July 13, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-110)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Includes discussion of matters relating to the Soap Box Derby, Fourth of July, county fair, and National JACL Convention. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0109
Executive board meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, January 5, 1939 (ddr-csujad-44-122)
doc Executive board meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, January 5, 1939 (ddr-csujad-44-122)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive board meeting. Includes discussion of matters relating to the New Years dance, the JACL-sponsored skating party for the commemoration of the President's Ball, the District Council gathering, and the upkeep of the Japanese Association Hall. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization …
Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, February 28, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-103)
doc Executive meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, February 28, 1938 (ddr-csujad-44-103)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Topics discussed include details of the upcoming talk on the Sino-Japanese conflict, and the oratorical contest in Monterey. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0102
Executive board meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, September 7, 1939 (ddr-csujad-44-139)
doc Executive board meeting of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League, September 7, 1939 (ddr-csujad-44-139)
Minutes of the Monterey Peninsula Japanese American Citizens League executive meeting. Includes discussion of committee appointments and the idea of holding a shibai to raise money. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: csumb_ms15_0138
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