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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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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Carl Jacobson collection of Hollywood Anti-Nazi League records
    Date (inclusive): 1925-1942, bulk 1937-1939
    Collection number: 185
    Creator: Jacobson, Carl Ingold.
    Extent: 4 boxes (2 linear ft.)
    Abstract: 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.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    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.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    This collection documents what seemingly two disparate collections: the Carl Jacobson papers and the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League records. There is no accession record or provenance information available for the collection, but in processing the collection it was noted that Carl Jacobson may possibly have been a member of the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League. It was decided to keep the collection together but to change the title of the collection from the Carl Jacobson Collection of Material about Jewish Persecution to its current title.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Danielle Ruud, with assistance from Kelley Bachli and Lilace Hatayama, March 2012.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Carl Jacobson collection of Hollywood Anti-Nazi League records (Collection 185). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233208 

    Biography/History

    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.
    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 active immediately preceding and during World War II. As part of the organization's routine activities, the organization 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.

    Scope and Content

    The collection is comprised of two series: the Carl Jacobson papers and the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League records. Within the Carl Jacobson papers are newspaper clippings, transcriptions of speeches, and correspondence relating mainly to his election campaigns, state and local news, and his political and religious positions. The Hollywood Anti-Nazi League records include correspondence, publications, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, negatives, interorganizational notes and detailed surveillance notes about and by 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.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Carl Jacobson papers
    2. Hollywood Anti-Nazi League records
    Within the Hollywood Anti-Nazi League records, files are arranged alphabetically according to the name of the individual or organization being investigated, the names of which were transcribed from the original folders.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Jacobson, Carl Ingold --Archives.
    Hollywood Anti-Nazi League --Archives.
    City council members --California --Los Angeles --Archival resources.
    Anti-Nazi movement --California --Los Angeles --Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    photographs.