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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The Japanese American Citizens League (1819)

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The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 32 (April 20, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-199)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 32 (April 20, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-199)
"ADC Fund Push Opens with Kickoff Luncheon" (p. 1), "Evacuation Claims Queries, Replies" (p. 2), "ADC to Ask Amendment to HR 199" (p. 2).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 46 (July 1, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-34)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 46 (July 1, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-34)
"House Will Get Claims Board Measure Soon" (p. 1), "House to Study H.R. 3555" (p. 1)
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 98 (November 27, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-159)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 98 (November 27, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-159)
"Sabath Vows Support of Issei Rights" (p. 1), "Bias Noted in Chicago Cemeteries" (p. 1), "Claim Queries and Answers" (p. 1), "Community Basketball Season to Start Next Wed.,Dec. 1" (p. 3).
The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 21 (March 3, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-92)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 2 No. 21 (March 3, 1948) (ddr-densho-229-92)
"Japan-Born Youth Awarded U.S. Rights so He May Join Father, a Citizen in L.A." (p. 1), "Anti-Red Unit Favors Rights for Japanese" (p. 1), "Winnipeg Meet Will Consider JCCA Program" (p. 4), "JACL to Place Plaque on Ship Honoring Nisei" (p. 4).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 49 (July 15, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-36)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 49 (July 15, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-36)
"Accept Business Permit Applications to Japan" (p. 1), "JACL Goes Ahead to Speed Plans to Honor Nisei at Arlington" (p. 1), "Commons OK's Board to Sift Ouster Losses" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 26 (April 8, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-12)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 1 No. 26 (April 8, 1947) (ddr-densho-229-12)
"Attend The Northwest Times Casaba Tourney April 11, 12 & 13" (p. 1), "Asks Masaoka to Give Data on Japanese" (p. 1), "House Body Postpones Hearings" (p. 1).
The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 5 (January 15, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-172)
doc The Northwest Times Vol. 3 No. 5 (January 15, 1949) (ddr-densho-229-172)
"Hawaii Pushes ENI Measure" (p. 1), "Additional Claims Queries, Replies" (p. 1), "They'll Consider Equality Bill" (p. 1).
Mid-Columbia Bulletin Vol. VI (ddr-one-3-8)
doc Mid-Columbia Bulletin Vol. VI (ddr-one-3-8)
Mid-Columbia Bulletin newsletter. Vol. VI, April 22, 1942. Written by the J.A.C.L. (Japanese American Citizens League). Covers preparations for the incarceration of the Japanese American community, including packing, property sales, personal documents (e.g. wills, letters of recommendations, etc.), financial concerns, and other information regarding the evacuation order. Includes a description about what life at the Assembly …
Mid-Columbia Bulletin Vol. VII (ddr-one-3-9)
doc Mid-Columbia Bulletin Vol. VII (ddr-one-3-9)
Mid-Columbia Bulletin newsletter. Vol. VII, April 30, 1942. First page in English, gives information about what the Assembly Centers are like and what items may be brought to the Center. Mentions the sale of rice and a typhoid inoculation clinic. The remaining 5 pages are in Japanese.
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 43, No. 15 (October 12, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-41)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 43, No. 15 (October 12, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-41)
Selected article titles: " Masaoka ill, postpones trip to Japan a week" (p. 1), "55 of 65 Nisei public office seekers win in Hawaii primaries" (p. 1), "Tabulate 141,000 Japanese in U.S.; 85,000 in California" (p. 1), "Temporary farm workers continue to arrive by air" (p. 1), "Fresno-born Nisei interprets for Japanese emperor" (p. 2), "One …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 43, No. 25 (December 21, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-51)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 43, No. 25 (December 21, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-51)
Selected article titles: "Ishihara had plenty to say on any subject but himself" (p. 3), "Immigrants and an Incredible Law" (p. 4), "Nisei became aware of prejudice on Dec. 7" (p. 5), "Ken Utsunomiya: a legacy of courage and faith" (p. 6), "Interest of other Asian ancestry groups in United States necessary" (p. 7), "Six San …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 42, No. 16 (April 20, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-16)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 42, No. 16 (April 20, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-16)
Selected article titles: "Colorado Nisei Named as Top Farmer of Year" (p. 1), "State supreme court backs up Nisei in damage suit against sand-rock firm" (p. 1), "Senate Passes Bill Amending Fulbright Act" (p. 1), "JACL Regional Office Vandalized, Burglarized for Sixth Time" (p. 1), "JACL raps flood of anti-Semitic letters" (p. 1), "Tokyo Rose to …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 43, No. 10 (September 7, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-36)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 43, No. 10 (September 7, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-36)
Selected article titles: "Urge Nisei to foster U.S.-Japan ties" (p. 1), "Delegates quiet on opening day of 'Changing Perspectives' but warm up by final session over farm workers problem" (p. 1), "American Legion, State Labor Group Endorse 'Yes on Prop. 13" (p. 2), "Relationship with Japan part of 'changing perspectives' theme" (p. 3), "JACL's role among …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 42, No. 3 (January 20, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-3)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 42, No. 3 (January 20, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-3)
Selected article titles: "Regulations Humanizing Deportation Proceedings Officially Approved" (p. 1), "Asians regard Alaska-Hawaii territorial status as mark of U.S colonial power" (p. 1), "Pick successor to George Togasaki of Nippon Times" (p. 2), "80 return to JACL shelter after new Yuba flood crisis" (p. 1), "Support scare as Chinese Canadian loses bid for B.C. legislative …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 42, No. 7 (Febuary 17, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-7)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 42, No. 7 (Febuary 17, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-7)
Selected article titles: "Bill implementing Ike's message on immigration ups Japan quota: 563" (p. 1), "House Judiciary considering Lane-Hillings claim bill" (p. 1), "Publication of Letter Arouses Nisei Protest to Newsweek" (p. 1), "JACL telegram defends Nisei loyalty to U.S. in reply to magazine letter" (p. 1), "Colorado community boasts of 100% in naturalization of eligible …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 42, No. 17 (April 27, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-17)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 42, No. 17 (April 27, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-17)
Selected article titles: "Return of wartime vested property to Japanese seen as goodwill bid" (p. 1), "Justice Dep't Favors House-Passed Lane Bill, Senate Group Informed" (p. 1), "CBS radio show answers to slur against Japanese Americans, no harm intended" (p. 1), "Arizona strawberry growers enjoy one of the best years, acreage being thinned as subdivisions make …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 42, No. 5 (February 3, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-5)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 42, No. 5 (February 3, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-5)
Selected article titles: "Early Senate move on Mongolian labor bill urged by JACL" (p. 1), "'Home Again' lauded by Utah congressman as clear testimony of U.S. way of life" (p. 1), "White River Valley civic, business leaders sign petition to aid evacuees" (p. 1), "Nisei nominations by Ike in Senate" (p. 1), "Nisei columnist sees repercussions …
Pacific Citizen, Vol. 42, No. 9 (March 2, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-9)
doc Pacific Citizen, Vol. 42, No. 9 (March 2, 1956) (ddr-pc-28-9)
Selected article titles: "Lane-Hillings evacuation claims bill slated for Mar. 5 consent calendar" (p. 1), "Newsweek Backs Nisei Loyalty, Regrets Letter" (p. 1), "Self-sacrifice of Marysville JACLers during flood emergency lauded as finest page in JACL history written by a chapter" (p. 2), "Hollywood CL aids Shonien with $104" (p. 3), "Cincinnati Mayor Charles Taft to …
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