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Finding Aid for the Carl Jacobson collection of Hollywood Anti-Nazi League records, 1925-1942, bulk 1937-1939
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Description
Carl Ingold Jacobson was the City Councilman for the 13th District on the Los Angeles City Council from 1925-1933. The Hollywood Anti-Nazi League for the Defense of American Democracy, commonly known as the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League, was a Los Angeles-based organization that conducted investigations and detailed surveillance into the political affiliations and daily activities of organizations and individuals suspected to be supporting Adolf Hitler, Nazi Germany, or the National Socialist movement. The Carl Jacobson papers relate mainly to his election campaigns, state and local news, and his political and religious stances. The Hollywood Anti-Nazi League records include papers relating to investigations about and surveillance of organizations and individuals suspected by the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League to be supporting Adolf Hitler, Nazi Germany, or the National Socialist party at home or abroad.
Background
Carl Ingold Jacobson was the City Councilman for the 13th District on the Los Angeles City Council from 1925-1933. A resident of the Lincoln Heights neighborhood with his wife and daughter Edna Jacobson since 1909, Jacobson was an engineer with the Southern Pacific Railroad and chairman of the local Board of Adjustment of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineering before embarking upon his career in public service. Upon first running for the position of councilman in 1925, Jacobson narrowly lost the election. However, Jacobson was asked to take one of the recently-vacated seats on the City Council in the wake of a bribery scandal in October 1925. Jacobson served for multiple terms as Councilman before losing the 1933 election to Darwin William Tate.
Extent
4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
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Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.